The Health Benefits of Cannabis

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Almost everyone has heard people talk about the health benefits of cannabis. Conversations range from medicinal in nature to recreational, but one thing is for sure, people are seeing measurable results from using cannabis. Once reserved for those afflicted with chronic pain and cancer, cannabis has come to be known as an herbal remedy for a variety of issues and complaints. But what’s more, people are finding out that cannabis can also be a remedy for problems such as sleeping issues, eating disorders, and more. To learn more about how cannabis can help improve your health, let’s dig into the benefits of using it.

1. Cannabis Can Help You Sleep Better

A productive day is built on the foundation of a good night’s sleep. If you aren’t getting the sleep you need, you are surely feeling it in all areas of your life. When you don’t sleep, you are more likely to make bad food choices, make rash decisions, and be irritable. If you have trouble sleeping, you are not alone. Although knowing that millions of people suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders doesn’t help you actually manage your sleep problems, it does help to know that others are finding ways to treat it. In particular, people are using CBD, cannabis, and cannabis-related products to help them ease into their evening routines and fall asleep in a more natural way. When you sleep, your body has a chance to heal itself, your brain compartmentalizes your memories for the day, and your energy is restored.

2. It Can Curb Your Appetite

People struggle to find balance in their eating habits for many reasons. Whether you are on the road all the time for work, or you just don’t have time to prepare a proper meal at the end of a long workday, the food you eat helps to fuel your body – but only if you actually eat it. On the other side of that spectrum are all the people who are afraid to eat because they will gain a few pounds. Eating disorders, whether self-induced or the by-product of poor lifestyle choices, impact many more people than we realize. Statistics only show us the cases of eating disorders that are reported. You might not consider yourself to be someone with an eating disorder, but you probably know someone who does. Cannabis can help to curb someone’s appetite to help them lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight – if that is what they want! Some people don’t care about their weight, but if you are overweight, decreasing your body weight by just a few pounds can decrease the risk of heart disease, cholesterol, and even cancer in some cases.

3. Cannabis Can Provide Stress Relief

If you don’t have sleep problems and you aren’t thinking about the food you eat every minute of the day, you are lucky, but you probably do have problems with stress. Every person on the planet is impacted by stress in some way. Whether you have brought the stresses of your life onto yourself or you have found yourself the victim of an external situation that leaves you wanting to pull your hair out, stress finds its way to us all. The increase in meditation, yoga, massage, and reiki sessions have skyrocketed around the globe. People are desperate for something to release them from the hold stress has on them. If you suffer from stress or find that your life is overly stressful, consider how cannabis might be able to take the edge off for you. Everyday people – everyone from doctors to lawyers to housewives – have been turning to cannabis as a natural way to reduce the feelings of stress. Because cannabis helps to relax your body, which enables you to be more in the moment, you are able to let go of stressful thoughts and feelings. What’s more, when you’re not stressed, or you’re not as stressed as you were before, you can think more clearly and you can sleep better. Which, as we’ve seen, helps you make better food choices and use your time more productively.

4. It Can Improve Focus

Stress, poor diet, and a lack of sleep have become a triple threat. With our faster-than-fast lifestyles and an overwhelming amount of demands on our time, it’s no wonder people have nervous breakdowns, overflow into therapy offices, and take more sick time away from work than ever before. But we are doing this to ourselves. Using cannabis to improve your lifestyle isn’t just an indulgence reserved for other people. It can be the thing that helps you focus more too. When you are less stressed, have eaten a proper meal, and get a proper amount of sleep, your body will reward you in kind. Focus means you can get more done in the time you are away, instead of filling up those hours with dread, wishful thinking for the end of the day, and a sense of control.

If you find yourself the victim of poor sleeping habits, a steady stream of muffin breakfasts, and a stress level that is off the charts, cannabis could be the thing that helps you turn everything around. It’s best to talk to your doctor about your lifestyle choices and make a plan for how to manage your day-to-day. While you are there, ask your doctor about how cannabis could help break the cycle of overwhelm in your life and help you develop productive and healthy routines in your life.

Sources


  1. https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/diagnosis-and-treatment/complementary-therapies/medical-cannabis-and-cannabinoids/?region=on
  2. https://thcblog.com/blogs/news/what-is-cbd
  3. https://www.verywellmind.com/why-do-young-people-use-marijuana-63525

Easily entertained by the simpler things in life, Evan Kaden spends most of his free time enjoying the outdoors with his Golden Retriever, Skeeter. As a freelance writer and marijuana activist, he’s thankful for the many opportunities he’s been given to express his passion for the cannabis industry.

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