Updated: Aug 29, 2019
CBD cannot be a substitute for professional medical advice or care.
Welcome to the fifth blog in our series: 5 Things that CBD doesn't do. If you missed 1-4 check them out here:
Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
CBD (or any nutritional supplement) cannot be a substitute for professional medical advice or care. It doesn’t matter what you read on the internet, in books, or what you have heard from well-meaning family or friends, seeing a professional is paramount.
CBD can be helpful for many different symptoms and issues, but you always want to know precisely what you are dealing with before planning your health regimen. This is true for unique diet plans and exercise regimes as well.
Starting from a place of knowledge can help you to create an effective and well-rounded approach to your health that just jumping around from supplement to supplement can’t achieve.
If you can’t get an official diagnosis or are dealing with a “medical mystery,” it is still a good idea to have your labs done and get checked out regularly to monitor your condition. Also, keep a journal of how you are feeling and what protocols you utilize every day so that over time, you can better ascertain what is working for you and what isn’t. Download and print our free journal pages here: https://www.406cbd.com/journal-printable-pages
Although CBD is very safe and you can’t overdose on it, you should check with your doctor and pharmacist if you are currently taking any prescription medications to make sure to avoid any possible interactions.
Give it a fair trial. In addition to keeping track of your health and what protocols you are doing, be sure to give each one of them a predetermined trial period. Just like how you are not in excellent physical shape after only one session at the gym, CBD needs to be taken consistently for at least 30-90 days as an initial trial. You can adjust your serving size during that period, but being consistent is vital! (Again, a journal can help you remember if you have taken your supplement or not.)
If your doctor doesn’t know what CBD is or scoffs and belittles you for bringing it up, find another doctor. Even if CBD isn’t right for you, your doctor shouldn’t talk down to you to cover up for their ignorance. Herbalism and the endocannabinoid system is not taught (yet!) in our medical curriculums. Unfortunately, some doctors are egotistical enough to believe that if they don’t know about it that it isn’t a viable product or treatment option.
Watch for our future blog post: How to talk to your doctor about CBD, coming soon.
Wellness is not a 'medical fix' but a way of living - a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve our highest potential for well-being now and forever.
Love & Light
Heidi The Hempress
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