Over the years I've seen countless people come into the healthfood store seeking #melatonin
in their desperation to #sleep
through the night. I nearly lost it when a woman came in seeking melatonin for her 6 month old. She was so proud that her doctor had recommended it and followed her "natural mentality", yet I couldn't have been more horrified. I saw the baby as the unwitting victim of a doctor who needed to get two people to sleep.
For sleep, I've directed people to #marijuana
instead of melatonin for years. The results are consistently fantastic. Even my own mom got a license and now sleeps through the night. As an #adaptogen
marijuana has the #THC
to send you into La La Land, but also the CBD's to #rewire
the body to do what it know it needs to do.
I was 100% sold on marijuana, until I returned from living in Ecuador. For the first time in my life I would wake up unable to go back to sleep. As I've used #marijuana
for years, I knew that there had to be a reason why my #triedandtrue #remedy
wasn't working, so I started digging in. Athough it's #CBDs
are amazing at rewiring, with insufficient 'juice', there will be no spark. It's where I learned that even though I ate like a god, it wasn't enough.
When I researched, I found that #magnesium
is absolutely essential in manufacturing our own melatonin. We need to #feedthebody
what it needs to inspire it to produce it on it's own. This was the opening of my window of understanding as to the critical importance of #supplementation
Don't get me wrong, I love the #herb
and highly recommend it, but I found my #sleepmagic
, because I was #deficient
as so many of us are. At the same time as I was sleeping through the night again, my #muscle #cramping
was greatly reduced as was my #recoverytime
at the gym. To #thriveat50
and beyond, it's imperative to fill in the gaps with the elements our bodies need. It knows what to do. Just like a vintage car, it just needs a little tweaking.