Heal with Hemp!

🌿🧡HEAL WITH HEMP🧡🌿

This nano-enhanced liposomal hemp oil has been such a great healing botanical that I’ve added to my regimen. Why is this specific oil so amazing? Well it’s 6x more absorbable than other oils on the market & is 90% more bioavailable. Most hemp/cbd oils are 6-10% – so you’d have to take more to get the desired effect. “Nano-enhanced liposomal delivery” means that it can break down the particles in the oil without changing the molecular structure into small liposomes. This process helps the cannabinoids go more directly into the part of the cell where they need to be to work their magic! 💫

This oil helps to balance out the nervous system, taking us out of that constant “fight or flight” mode and puts us in “rest & repair” mode. It balances the endocrine system which is responsible for our hormones that control our mood, sleep, appetite and metabolism. It’s also an immuno regulator – when the immune system is suppressed it bumps it up, when it’s overactive it suppresses it.

***This oil has virtually no THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis, but only CBD, the healing compound. Learn more about the difference between Hemp & Marijuana HERE

🌿 I’ve personally experienced deeper sleep, less itch & inflammation, even better digestion, deeper mental clarity & focus, and anxiety & overwhelming feelings of stress have been lifted! I’m a full time care giver to my mom as she recovers from a spinal cord injury, and it can be a lot at times…all of the responsibility and support that I have to give. I’ve had many stressful breakdowns in the past but I noticed when I started taking this oil, that I can just deal with anything that comes my way much better. I haven’t had emotional breakdowns like how I did in the past! It’s been such a blessing in my life and I’m always so excited to share it with everyone!🙏🏽

I WISH I had this in the worst stages of TSW (depression & anxiety was high, sleepless nights to where the sun was rising and I hadn’t slept a wink, hormones so out of wack from withdrawing from the topical steroids, and in constant pain, itch and inflammation in my body). I just know it will be a great healing tool for anyone, and especially those going through the intense detox symptoms in healing their eczema.

Holler at me if you want to know more & make sure to check out my store site by clicking HERE for more info and how to purchase!

💜 #eczemaholistichealing

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Recipe! – Turmeric Paste

Let’s talk about Turmeric! I love this wonderful spice and have been using it all of my life and for the most part didn’t even know it! I grew up in a Caribbean household and we had vibrant yellow curry dishes for dinner many times. The distinctive golden hue would be in our yellow split pea dahl with rice, or our curried green beans and as the sauce to the chickpea and potato fillings for rotis. It wasn’t until later in life did I realize how medicinal this spice is and how it can be used for more than just cooking!

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4 Years Topical Steroid Free!

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Yup, you read that title right… March 2016 marks four whole years that I’ve been topical steroid free! It’s pretty amazing when I look back at all that I’ve endured, physically, mentally & emotionally. This post is kind of bittersweet because on one hand I have nothing but gratitude in my heart that I’ve come this far but on the other hand I wish I could be writing this saying that I’m completely healed and back to my normal life. Now this isn’t to discourage anyone…healing DOES happen. In my case it’s taking awhile. If you’re new to my blog I think it’s best for me to give some background of my history. I used topical steroids from 10 months old to 26 years old. I also had injections of (I believe) triamcinolone into my hands and feet multiple times. I was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2008, which I underwent 6 months of chemo twice a month (it’s said chemo has a half life in the body up to 10-12 years!). So needless to say I’ve had A LOT of toxic build up in my body, hence my lengthy withdrawal. Buuuut I’m apparently right around the time as far as healing times go. Supposedly for every 7 years you’ve used TS you will go through a year of withdrawal. So although actually 28 years of usage would equal 4 years of withdrawal, I’m not too far off, plus I have the “added bonus” of injections and chemo 😦 . Everyone is different and depending on your usage and potency you may have a shorter or longer healing time than myself, so don’t be alarmed by my lengthy healing time… you may restore faster than me, it just all depends.

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Random thoughts…

I wonder how many hours I’ve accumulated:

Scratching my skin,
Crying over my skin,
Being in pain because of my skin.

I look forward to the day when I don’t even THINK about my skin and I don’t have to adjust my life around because of it.

Stay strong y’all!

-Jen

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Essay Spotlight: “Withdrawn” by Summer Dowd-Lukesh

Hey Warriors!  Please check out this phenomenal writers essay written for http://www.radlabmag.com.  Her name is Summer Dowd-Lukesh, and her words had me in tears and conjured up flash backs to how I felt in the most intense times of my withdrawal.  Her vulnerability is very courageous and I’m sure she found writing and sharing her experience to be very cathartic. 

“Withdrawn” by Summer Dowd-Lukesh

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Stay strong warriors!  This too shall pass ❤

Tackling depression in TSW & the Dark Times in Life

Tackling depression in TSW & the Dark Times in Life
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Thanks Lorraine Glover for the beautiful artwork!

Topical Steroid Withdrawal is a process that will not only transform your body for the better as you physically heal from the toxins of the steroid use, but it will also test you mentally and emotionally.  Many warriors have gone through the trials of depression while healing and have found ways to cope, stay strong and to keep pressing on.  I felt that it would be a great idea to reach out to those on the facebook groups, itsan.org forum, and to those who have already healed from eczema and get their accounts on how they got through the dark time in their lives.

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