“Essentially, your ability to maintain optimal health rests on your responsibility to become informed about the ECS and its involvement in the underlying causes of many degenerative diseases…” Dr. Joseph Mercola, Functional Medicine Physician.
The ECS has been the subject of many text books – I am reading and researching TCM and Japanese Kampo which teaches extensively on the subject but is not able to put all that is known into practice in Australia because of the misunderstandings about cannabinoids. Many scientists and researchers believe it is something that should be taught from high school, but unfortunately, because of the stigma, only 13% of medical school are teaching the ECS, which is like the conductor of the orchestra, where the orchestra is your organ systems. We cannot be healthy or well if our ECS does not function well.
It is all about education. I am amazed in my own practice, how many folk who are suffering won’t even take hemp oil or seed because they believe they will become addicted! Fear will stop you in your tracks every time if you let it. We have to start educating ourselves about the ECS as it is probably one of the most important discoveries quite some time. I know for myself, I am dealing with the enormities of this system and what it influences throughout the entire human body.
Start simple. Research a good hemp oil (one with omega 3,6 and 9) as well as proteins and minerals, ditto the protein powder. When you buy the seeds make sure they look a bit greasy and creamy, not dry and brownish. Look for Organic, Non-GMO, Verified pesticide and herbicide free, and if possible, check if the plant is grown from certified seeds. In Australia few seeds are being actually grown here (look at the label – 10% is all that is needed to say “Australian”), most are being imported mostly from Canada which is a good source which has been producing hemp for some years.
More to come..
I have been working on this for some time because of the link to the treatment or management of hypermobility, and usually I start the day with good intentions, but after slogging away at the typewriter, fail to write a blog or present on Facebook. It should be second nature but isn’t.
Hemp seeds and oils are extremely healthy for all of us, and now they are legal to be sold as a food minus the psychoactive ingredients. They are a plant medicine themselves and have a unique protein, which is the most easily digestible of any proteins found in nature. As well as having a almost perfect balance of Omega 3,6 and 9 and all essential fatty acids, it truly is a superfood. Hemp oil is best taken in its raw form so that none of its powerful nutritional benefits are harmed.
I have been exploring the different brands and have these pointers to help you identify a high quality product: *Organic * non-gmo * verified pesticide and herbicide free * and grown from certified seed.
In Australia most growers are bringing seed in from Canada and processing it, and even when they say it is Australian that only means that 10% is (probably the bottle, the label and the lid). At least if you purchase and Australian packaged product when they use the terms above, you can have a reasonable expectation that it is true.
You would do well to do your own research (I am writing a book), however, even supermarkets carry HEMPL, Red Tractor and Hemp Foods Australia. Chemist Warehouse has Thompsons, however, I emailed asking for more details and they haven’t bothered to get back to me. This I translate as “they are not interested in their customers”, and i won’t buy the product. You can decide otherwise. Chemist Warehouse has the cheapest Hemp Seeds which you can find on the spice/flour/seeds rack, but not well marked, and they look a bit dry – they should look full and creamy (which is how they taste).
More to come soon. Namaste Jahne
TO ALL MY TRAINEE TEACHERS, GRADUATES AND OTHERS.
This Sunday between 2 and 4pm is our TEACHER TRAINING TIME. Only two hours.
The subject I am going to be concentrating on is THE YOGA OF HEMP (not the yoga of marijuana). We will begin exploring my research into this topic which could greatly assist your clients with hypermobility – and you know how important I think that is for all of you (bye bye collagen pills). I will also be demonstrating (not for the first time I know), my restorative yoga routine. This is not new, but many of you act as if it is new for you – so we will go over it again, in light of the difference hemp can make to the DNA and the CSF.
If you are a teacher or graduate the cost for the day is $20 (please remember to bring it), and if you are a visitor it is $30 on the day please.
I look forward to seeing a full class arrive early or on time. I will not backtrack for those who have come late (re-read the Yamas).
Have a lovely week. Until I see you on Sunday – Namaste, Jahne