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Breaking Insomnia Naturally

Not tired when it counts the most?

While sleeping pills can seem to be the perfect quick-fix, you might be surprised to learn that there are numerous natural remedies for insomnia, with little to no side effects, that provide better sleep long term. Here are things you can do to give you that rest you need:

  • Adopt a bedtime routine – building bedtime routine helps get our body coordinated. Your body adapts, like reprogramming, 30mins before you go to bed, get settled, take Magnesium (fast release). This relaxes the muscles promoting restful sleep. You could also try having ¼ – ½ a Canna-cookie (optional) or honey milk and ¼ tsp Nutmeg dash of Ceylon cinnamon.

 

  • Practice 15 minutes of simple, yoga-like poses (such as neck rolls, shoulder rolls, and arm and back stretches) to help your muscles unwind before hitting the sheets, the goal is to loosen your muscles to prepare your body for a good night’s sleep, not increase your heart rate. Simple poses that allow you to focus on your breathing and releasing the tension of the day. Try sitting cross-legged and bending all the way forward, reaching your arms out straight in front of you with your head facing the ground. (https://www.prevention.com/fitness/a20432101/sleep-inducing-yoga-stretches/)

 

  • Bath time – have a warm relaxing bath or shower, add lavender to bath or shower gel. When you brush your teeth after dinner, you may be secretly sabotaging your own sleep efforts. Peppermint is a powerful natural stimulant and if it’s in your toothpaste, it’s probably helping to wake you up right before bedtime.

 

  • Mindset – Remind yourself that sleep is essential, do not fight sleep. Not tv before bed, listening to calming music. For the last 20 minutes, lie in bed quietly and meditate. Focus on the rhythm of your breathing and shoo away any negative thoughts during this time. Count backwards slowly, feel yourself drifting away. Sinking into deep sleep.

Listen to the teachings of Abraham Hicks

 

  • Diet – no energizing foods or cool drinks after 7pm. Drink cherry juice or eat fresh cherries, honey, Chamomile, passion flower and valerian tea. It’s a well-known fact that having a heavy meal just before bed can cause you to have a poor night of rest, however, there are some foods that could help you sleep better.

 

  • Bedtime – Most of us have this reflex where our cellphone has to be within arm’s length, even when we go to bed, we need to break that habit. Bedtime must be bedtime so you can get into the routine, thus making it easier for your body to adapt.

 

  • Think about what needs to be done for the following morning and get done whatever you’re able to do at the beginning of the hour. This will keep you from fretting in bed about doing it the following day.

 

Most people try to stop their sleep aids cold turkey, but tapering off of them by slowly reducing the dose is a much more effective way to stay off of sleep aids. Stopping a sleep medication suddenly can send you into insomnia because your body is used to having the drug start fall asleep. Slowly lowering the dose gives your body time to take control of your sleep and makes it less likely that you’ll have trouble sleeping once you stop your medications. Start this taper after 10 days of going to bed later and using a reverse power hour.

Week 1 and 2: Take half of your usual medication dose.

Week 3: Cut the dose in half again, so that you’re taking one quarter of the original dose.

Week 4: Take that quarter dose every other night.

Week 5: Take the quarter dose once every three nights.

End of week 5: Stop the medications all together.

(Make sure you talk to your doctor before changing any of your medications.)

 

University of Geneva’s Department of Psychiatry indicate that higher levels of Magnesium actually helped provide better, more consistent sleep since magnesium is a calming nutrient.

Mindful power: When your thoughts start rampaging through your mind and all you do is toss and turn! Thinking you cannot sleep! Fears, anxiety, stress can keep us up at night. We need to change the vibration of our thoughts, rather than fret about what we cannot afford and the things we need to do but not getting to them. Change it from “I cannot deal with the stress” to “The things that no longer serve me are leaving me making room for more blessings” how to turn that negative thought or pattern into affirmations.

I am receiving financial abundance or I am in free from everything that no longer serves me

Good sleep habits promote everything from memory (your brain needs rest to form new neural pathways to learn and retain information) to good mental health (you’re better able to regulate emotions, solve problems, and make decisions when you’re rested) to hormone regulation and healing.

Low doses of THC (4 to 20 mg) mildly decreased REM sleep in both regular users and nonusers. Deep sleep was increased when cannabis was initially used. Taking it an hour before bed and then going to bed when you feel tired. Staying hydrated is very important before you go to sleep and as you wake. Start your day with a healthy balanced breakfast. You can option for our Canna Cookies – ¼ – ½ – 30mins before bed. CannaOil or CannaBalm 3-5 drops x3 daily.

F.E.C.O. is Full Extract Cannabis Oil (black thick oil) – high in THC. F.E.C.O is best used in conjunction with CannaOil (Veg Glycerin) /CannaBalm (Coconut Oil) – (Low THC Oil)

 

Banana tea

1 organic banana (ends sliced off)

3-4 cups of water

Cinnamon & or honey, to taste

Step 1 – Bring the water up to a boil in a stainless-steel pot.

Step 2 – Add the banana to the boiling water.

Step 3 – Allow the banana to steep for 10 minutes.

Step 4 – Remove from heat and strain the tea.

Step 5 – Add the Ceylon cinnamon or honey,

a pinch of nutmeg and enjoy!

 

Precaution – (do not use Nutmeg if you have Low Blood Pressure)

By: Loreal Nel

Editor: Wonga Mkhulise

healthhelp@thebobbygreenhashfoundation.com

Sources:

https://www.doctoroz.com/article/plan-get-bed-without-sleeping-pills

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-power-rest/201301/how-get-sleeping-pills

https://www.tuck.com/marijuana-and-sleep/

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/natural-sleep-remedies/

https://www.prevention.com/health/natural-sleep-remedies/slide/1

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sleepless-in-america/201211/cannabis-and-sleep

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/banana-tea.html 6/9

 

More than red, Cannabis for Eyes

Most people think Cannabis just makes the eyes red but what they don’t know is, cannabis can help improve eyesight, muscular degeneration, glaucoma, Corneal neuropathic pain, CB1 and CB2 receptors are both involved in decreasing neuropathic pain, and hyperalgesia (opiate-induced). Given that corneal cells express CB1 and CB2 receptors.

BGF Cannabis For Eyes

CannaBalm (coconut infused cannabis oil) can be used as natural eye drops. You might be pulling your face at this, but it does truly work. The combination of cannabis and coconut oil is able to help relieve pain, cancer, improve the immune system, boost cognition, and reduce inflammation.

Cannabis has an unusual place in the medical world, because many of its health properties have been identified – and proven -in medical studies.

Glaucoma is a degenerative disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve. One cause of glaucoma stems from higher-than-normal IOP (intraocular pressure). The National Eye Institute shows that THC (tetrahydrocannabiniol), the principal psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, can lower a patient’s IOP. Cannabinoids may be able to save optic nerve cells via a neuroprotective mechanism.

Dry eyes can also be tied to medical conditions which affect the eyes and tear ducts. Some of these illnesses include shingles, Bell’s palsy, HIV, diabetes, arthritis and lupus. Skin conditions such as rosacea can also result in inflammation along the eyelids or clogged glands, interfering with healthy tear production.Those lacking vitamin A can develop dry eyes. Other nutritional deficiencies can also hinder eye health. Cannabis medicines may be able to slow down degenerative blindness.

List of Bobby Greenhash Foundation Products that can assist in Eye Health

CannaBalm – 3 drops x3 daily also add 1 drop in each to eyes
Apricot kernel Oil – 5 drops x2 daily (high in Vit A, C & E)
Grape Seed – 1 daily
Moringa – 1-2 daily
Maca Root – 1 daily
CoQ10 – 1 daily
Divine Elixir – 1 tot glass twice daily

By Loreal Nel

I am not a Doctor, this information is solely intended for information/research and does not replace the advice of a medical doctor. *Not intended to Diagnose or Treat any illness*

Source Links:
https://merryjane.com/health/pete-davidson-quit-the-herb-but-sparked-up-again-for-his-health
https://www.organicfacts.net/cannabis-coconut-oil.html
https://www.thealternativedaily.com/coconut-oil-top-natural-eye-lubricant/
https://www.green-flower.com/articles/455/how-cannabis-affects-the-eyes
https://www.projectcbd.org/cbd-eye-drops-ocular-pain
http://www.faim.org/stop-degenerative-eye-disease-with-coconut-oil
http://www.cannabisoilsuccessstories.com/cataracts---glaucoma.html
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/dagga-marijuana-legal-in-south-africa/
https://www.carefoundation.co.uk/4-eyes-benefits-grape-seed-extract/
https://superleaf.ca/blogs/news/protect-your-eyes-with-moringa
https://www.onlyfoods.net/apricot-kernel-oil.html
http://www.cure-dryeyes.com/maca-root-dry-eyes.html
http://new-glaucoma-treatments.com/coenzyme-q10-and-the-treatment-of-glaucoma/
https://www.healingtheeye.com/uses-medical-marijuana/

30 Comments

  1. Barbara Woodhouse

    Hi Sheldon
    I met a lady called Renee (maybe your aunt) today, probably just when I needed to. I need some help. I could not find another place to contact you. I live in Pietermaritzburg

  2. Sam Trusler

    Hi there
    I would like to enquire about treatment options for Alzheimer’s and dimentia. Is there anything available that could help?
    Thank you for your time.
    Regards
    Sam

  3. Colin Mey

    My wife and I are 62 years of age and both have painful joints eg. hands, knees and lower back. I have heard that we could take Cannabis oil capsules which would also give us a good nights sleep. Recommendations?

  4. Irene shah

    Need advise. Friend diagnosed with stage 2- 3 lungcancer and he suffers from terrible pain in lungs and body. Bloodclots in lungs and body. Blood doesn’t thin enough on warfarin to dissolve clots. Will canabis oil help?
    How much to start?
    What about drugtest at work?

  5. aveshdevan

    Hi there

    I am an MS sufferer and am looking for an alternative treatment. Can one advise on the best way forward with regards to purchasing a product to use with dosages. Does BGF have people with MS using your products and have seen positive results from using cannabis? Your help is very much appreciated!

  6. Elaine Kramers

    Can you please advise me if I can buy you Cannabis CBD Products in Johannesburg. I am Taking the oil in conjunction with my 6 cycle(18 weeks) chemotherapy and it helps so much and my Oconologist approves. The bottle does not have a dropper and I would prefer a reliable cancer pack. Thank you. Elaine Kramers

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    1. admin

      hi there i have had a recent success with thyroid problems. the lady had taken Maca root and our cannaoil. the Maca root is a good hormone balancer hence it working so well. with her coming off the thyroid meds and changing diet she was able to loose weight.

  8. WanderingMind

    Hi,

    Hope you can assist. Lately I have been having lapses in concentration were my mind just wonders off. Did a check and all health signs are fine. A friend suggested that I try some of your products as he said it assisted him.

    Only issue is that I would rather prefer to smoke you canna oil in vape than take this orally. The reason is that it attracts less attention if I go for a smoke break than to constantly go and take a “potty break”. There is still a stigma around canabis use and I don’t want my colleague to think weird of me.

    Can your product be used like that?

    1. admin

      yes our vape oil may be used in a vape pen, do not use the other oils as they will burn your vape pen out. you can also use the cardiobrain in-conjunction with the cannabis vape.

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