As we approach summer and all the many reasons to stock up on our favorite power-lounging provisions (hello sunshine, we’ve been waiting for you), we also would be remiss if we didn’t add some context and a whole lot of appreciation to those who have fought hard for our freedom, reminding us why it is we celebrate Memorial Day.
To the soldiers we’ve lost and to the ones still fighting,
we salute you, and we thank you.
We’re not on our soapbox, but we do want to shine a light on a topic that most of us are familiar with but are perhaps unacquainted with its gravity, and that’s PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. While many folks who haven’t fought in battle suffer from this terribly taxing condition, the term was originated to define a complex and powerful psychiatric disorder that some soldiers who had been to battle were returning home with. And while the symptoms vary from person to person, from physical pain (like migraines, digestive issues, and fatigue), nightmares and mental anguish such as anxiety, depression, hyper-arousal (a.k.a triggers) and withdrawal (i.e. isolation), there is new information coming out about treatments to help those that suffer to lead healthier and happier lives.
And cannabis, our favorite subject, has secured a formidable place on the list. Safely used in conjunction with other types of therapies, there are new case studies coming out that suggest that with the proper usage, THC and CBD can both help with hyper-arousal, chronic pain, anxiety and insomnia, all related to PTSD.
If you’d like to learn more about cannabis being used in conjunction with treating PTSD click here, and if know someone who might be interested, please forward this email.
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday weekend!