Dosage

Let’s talk about how much and what CBD hemp oil to use to relieve whatever ails you. I have a wonderful friend who has a bad back. At my suggestion, he tried the Proprietary Gold Hemp Extract 24-27%. When I first started using whole hemp oil for the discomfort and anxiety I experienced with bone marrow cancer, the Gold set me free! I felt that ‘ah’ moment when the pain and oppressed feeling lifted, and I could focus on my life.

My friend, however, even though he felt relief from his bad back, didn’t like the taste. “It tastes like cut grass!” Yes, it does. He loves the gummies but doesn’t get the relief he did with the extract, just a little lift. I told him that using gummies instead of extract was like taking a knife to a gun fight: You’re probably not going to win.

When you have something big going on like a hurt body or an ailing psyche, it takes some milligrams of CBD hemp oil to help alleviate that. The New York Times in their October 28, 2018 issue interviewed (among others) Dr. Esther Blessing. She is an assistant professor at New York University of Medicine. Dr. Blessing is coordinating a study of CBD hemp oil as a treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. According to the good doctor, “In order to treat anxiety, we know you need around 300 milligrams [of CBD hemp oil].”

Hence my suggestion that my dear friend try some serious extract instead of just some gummies or chocolate. Don’t get me wrong: You need a little boost, nothing like a little sugar mixed with come CBD. If you want to do something more serious, it would probably be more beneficial to take something that will allow a higher dosage and availability of CBD hemp oil. A nice extract, some drops, a vape, a suppository will accomplish that.

As always, it’s important to experiment. Everyone’s body chemistry is unique. And even when you go to the doctor, doesn’t s/he say of the prescribed drug, “Let’s try this to see what happens.”

You might not like the taste. I don’t pretend that I do. Right after my CBD hemp oil countdown is over (90 seconds counted sloooowly), I find the taste of hot coffee washes the CBD taste away in one or two swallows. Please also remember that you willingly ate dirt and worms as a kid, and the effect wasn’t nearly as nice.

Your Opinion on holycityoil.com

Finally, I have holycityoil.com up and running. It’s no easy task to get merchant credit card processing for a CBD oil website. Only recently it was legalized in all 50 states by the Senate. I’m still trying to get the Cannabis out of my google description so that I don’t end up on the wrong side of the law, although I must say that at 67 years of age, I never thought I would be so cutting edge!

Please do me a favor: Go check it out and give me your opinion! If you buy something, shoot me a quick email at susan@holycityoil.com, and you will receive a 10% discount as well as free ground shipping.

Thanks, hugs, and love!

Med Fiancee 101

Not being a medical professional (Med Fiancees 101 isn’t a medical degree, especially since I dropped out) but having worked in the medical professional as an administrator makes me look for ‘by the book’ research on CBD hemp oil. I worked at a major medical school and then teaching hospital in Ohio where I was raised. A lot of what I am finding has to do with marijuana research which is part of the hemp family. What I use and sell has less than 0.3% THC, so I don’t get high. Here is a link to an article from the National Institute of Health on the effects of hemp on disease and pain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3202504/

Full disclosure, having worked in the medical profession, having been (and still am) a patient, my level of faith in our current medical model has led me to look for alternative methods of healing and staying healthy. For decades I didn’t use an aspirin or any other medication because a lot of it has side effects that seem worse than the disease to me. The quality of my life is more important to me than hanging on forever. I watched both of my parents struggle with long term illnesses. It was brutal!

Chemotherapy went against everything I had been doing to stay healthy for the last 30 or so years. In addition to putting chemicals into my body to kill off everything so that the cancer would be eradicated, I was sent home with lists of other chemicals to use to solve (or mask) the problems the chemo might cause. Every day I woke up to a battle to be true to myself or follow the doctor’s orders. I couldn’t make myself take the secondary chemicals. In order to do that, I had to stop chemo.

Everyone thought I was strong to walk away from chemo. I respectfully disagree. I would have had to battle my values every single day to stay in it, and that wasn’t how I was going to live. The daily battle would have been too great, and the quality of my life would have suffered severely. Besides, I looked terrible: My skin was gray, the light went out of my eyes, I couldn’t work out like I normally do. I am impressed by people who have the fortitude to stick it out.

I experiment with the CBD oil daily. I go without it for a day or two to see if it’s really helping the pain. It does. With CBD hemp oil, I can maintain my daily schedule. Without it, I am relegated to bed to read trashy novels. I won’t know about the effect the CBD has on the cancer until January 2019 when I go for my semi-annual MRI, but I’m not really taking it for that. I’m taking it because I want to have a life worth living. It’s important to me that I am true to my word. If I tell you that it’s working for me, I need to be telling the truth.

So far, so good.

United Front

As the healing of my bone marrow cancer has progressed, I’ve hit a few rought patches like the one I’m in now. Pain makes me really cranky, and I’m not a grin and bear it person. Bone pain nags, doesn’t it? To manage this difficult phase, I’m using a 40 mg patch of CBD oil by Proprietary as well as Proprietary Gold Extract. (I’m still working my way through every form of CBD but pet care!). It took a few days, so I took aspirin, something I try to avoid because aspirin gives me a stomach ache.

Then suddenly, the ‘ahhh’ hit, and I no longer need the aspirin. I only need the extract intermittently. The patch is good for 96 hours, stays on through the shower, kayaking, clothing, and general life. I use the extract after I do something more rigorous or if I feel that blah feeling. The extract really helps me with focus and energy.

At last MRI 3 months ago, I still had stage 2 bone marrow cancer. The alternative treatment I was undergoing had prevented it from spreading, but it didn’t knock it back as I had hoped. Now I’m undergoing something else for 6 months. I don’t mind the effort: today I read that some of the chemicals in chemotherapy can cause a secondary cancer that can’t be treated. At least I don’t have to worry about that anymore.

Several great things have come from having cancer, one of which is that I trust myself so much more! Now I am able to seek out new kinds of treatment that put me in more control of my health. Sitting there letting someone drip chemicals into my body just isn’t for me. So, I guess, Control Freaks Unite! There are better days on the horizon as we make CBD oil more available to everyone!

Opiod Epidemic

Almost every doctor for every procedure I’ve gone to this past year has prescribed opiods. Very luckily for me, opiods don’t work on me to do anything to the pain, not even intravenously. When I went for my biopsies this last year, I felt every inch of the biopsy needles in spite of having fentynal dripped into my veins. And, frankly, opiods just make me constipated. Even though I had a stack of opiod prescriptions, I had to find something that would help with the pain. Since I had a pretty big drug problem throughout my twenties and into my early thirties, a substance as highly addictive and ineffective as an opiod was not at the top of my list.

More than 115 people in America die every day due to accidental misuse of opiods. That’s one person every twelve minutes. To put it mildly, we have an acute opiod epidemic.

The other thing I had to take into consideration is that with the exception of wine (not organic) and cupcakes, I had tried to eat healthfully and not put chemicals into my body. I haven’t been a fussy eater; I just tried to eat snacks healthier than those loaded with color and chemicals.

What worked for me was the CBD oil. I look for products that are organic, and I look for non-chemical extraction of the CBD from the hemp.

Also, I want to note that the creator of opiods just received a patent for the antidote. Coincidence or diabolical plan?  Don’t let him mess with us any further.

Moisturizer and Other CBD Hemp Oil Products

This post is pretty much about CBD hemp oil experiences. I’ve branched out and am trying different kinds of CBD hemp oil products. I live in Charleston SC. With the heat and humidity we have here, I rarely wear moisturizers or body lotions, even in the winter. They make me feel like I’ve wrapped myself in saran wrap (and not in a fun way) and hopped into the microwave. It’s not pretty.

Now (in the spirit of full disclosure) I’m getting ready to go live with my CBD oil website, and so instead of sticking with one product – CBD extract Proprietary Gold – I want to try everything. Plus, I really need moisturizer: I’m getting old and wrinkly. The Abinoid Moisturizer is rich and thick. The first time I put it on, I really overdid it. A little goes a long way. And it sinks into the skin – even when I put too much on. It has a light fragrance that dissipates after an hour.

With the CBD hemp oil in it, the moisturizer makes my face even happier. Sigh. I think being in the throes of the dog days of summer makes everyone a little crispier, so finding a moisturizer helps. Like it or not, the peak of Hurricane Season is here as well. Even though it’s supposed to be quieter this year than the last two, we can’t always trust that. I keep water, wine, canned goods, and I make sure my laundry is current. If we lose power, it’s gonna be smelly.  I am getting all of the CBD oil into my system that I can.

CBD hemp oil makes me feel lighter, more relaxed, more focused. Well, okay, wine helps with the relaxed part. As a licensed realtor who lives in a state where marijuana is illegal, I have to stay inside the lines. I love working in real estate. Giving it up is not really an option for me, so they know the sound of my footsteps at my local wine store.

Tomorrow I’m going to tell you about my sister’s experience with it. Yes, I’m making everyone try it! Did you know that Henry Ford created the two day weekend? He wanted his employees to buy his cars, so he gave them time off to drive them. Think of me as Henrietta (Granted, I didn’t invent it, but I think you know what I’m saying.): I found this really great thing, and I want everyone to try it! I love to hear what happens when people use it.

Hugs, Y’all!

I’m Back!

I know it’s been a minute since I’ve blogged. Two reasons: 1. The alternative to chemotherapy to treat the cancer didn’t go as well as I expected. While I’m grateful to have been up, feeling good, and working (working is part of my benchmark: I had my first job at 6 years old), I expected to have made more ground on healing the cancer over the last 6 months. My last MRI showed that the cancer is the same. The good news is that the cancer didn’t get worse. Apparently, the bone marrow cancer I have is pretty aggressive. I did, however, follow the instructions I was given by the alternative practitioner. At least I should be back to a stage 1 instead of stage 2 because I was good and did what I was told. When life doesn’t work that way for me, it really frosts my cookies!

The treatment I’m working on now is simpler, a footbath I soak in for an hour a day. The challenge with it that it turns my feet purple. In the summer. In the South. We only wear closed shoes here for corporate meetings and cold weather, so I now sport purple toe nail polish. I feel so hip and young! This course of action lasts 6 months.

For this treatment, however, I’ve upped my dosage of CBD oil from hemp. I’ve read that it has cancer healing qualities. I don’t know if that’s true. What I do know is true is that using the CBD helps with the pain, mood, and energy that I need to feel I have a life worth living. As with so many other times in my life when I’ve had trouble, I have to do something.

What I’m finding out about the CBD oil for me is that it tastes like I’ve sucked on a rope, but the payoff is so great that I just deal with it. So far I’ve tried the paste, the oil, the extracts, chocolate (I did NOT have to ‘deal’ with the taste with the chocolate…hehehe!). I haven’t vaped, and I do have gummies and moisturizer to try next. Sigh. I want to try everything!

Oh, the second reason I’ve been away is that in addition to selling real estate, I’m putting together a CBD oil website. I really believe in CBD oil. Everyone I know who has used it has had a great experience. Since I love to see people happy and to feel empowered – CBD oil lets you have greater control over how you feel – it seemed like the next right thing for me to do to help others.

More soon. I won’t stay away as long next time. Thank you for your kind attention! Hugs!!