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Superfoods + CBD

Superfoods + CBD

Superfoods and CBD are two of the biggest buzzwords in the wellness industry at the moment. But what are superfoods, how can you benefit from them, and what do they have to do with CBD?
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A Talk with the Experts

A Talk with the Experts

This past week, the Flourish + Live Well team got to talk with Phil Millman (Pharm.D) and Tim de Smet of Greenlife Organics about what goes into making quality CBD products. 


Dr. Phil Millman is the Chief Scientist at Greenlife Organics. He has three decades of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, giving him expansive knowledge of the field. Tim de Smet  works as the Engineering Manager is an expert in the engineering side of CBD and the extraction and manufacturing processes. Today, they both work in Greenlife Organics’ extraction lab, crafting quality products for their clients. Over Zoom, we discussed their careers, current projects, and the importance of organic farming in today’s CBD industry.
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Partner Spotlight: Greenlife Organics

Partner Spotlight: Greenlife Organics

Often when it comes to relieving aches, pains and stress, people are torn between nature and science. Despite praise for CBD as a novel and natural remedy, there has been concern over the lack of FDA oversight and regulation in the industry. The controversy centers on certain brands’ inconsistent quality, strains and extraction methods and lack of transparency with consumers. When scientific proof falls short, people are forced to turn to un-natural remedies, like ibuprofen. When doing so, consumers risk long term side effects and lose the additional health benefits of CBD products.

 

But this is where Green Life Organics comes in. Greenlife Organics is a seed-to-market hemp farm and brand committed to balancing nature and science. They produce CBD infused capsules, oils, topicals, pet products, and home goods that are safe, natural, and effective. Their contribution to CBD research studies and product innovation is their focus as they strive to bring knowledge, inspiration, and healing to every customer
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CBD 101: CBD Topicals

CBD 101: CBD Topicals

This week we are diving into the basics of CBD Topicals as part of our ABCs of CBD feature! 


To review, CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound produced by cannabis and hemp plants. CBD has many health benefits but, unlike THC, does not produce the feeling of being high. This is making CBD an increasingly popular product for growing numbers of people to help treat a wide variety of ailments, particularly topicals.
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Holiday Weekend Wellness Tips

Holiday Weekend Wellness Tips

This past month of action, activity, reopening and unrest has sparked feelings, emotions and anxiety for many of us. We are all searching for ways to process current events while keeping our minds and bodies healthy. Surprisingly, a powerful resource to deal with our emotions and wellness is already within many of our homes- our pets!

 

A pet can be a great source of comfort, companionship, support and motivation for their owners. Pets offer companionship, love, and support. Research published in 2018 confirmed that pets can be beneficial to people with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety. This being said, we must consider the wellness and anxiety of our furry friends during these times as well. The sudden surge of activity with both reopenings and protests, coupled with the holiday weekend ahead, our pets are likely to experience anxiety similar to our own. 

 

But there’s good news:  practices used to keep us healthy can benefit our furry friends as well. Below are a few tips and practices to help keep our minds healthy and powerful, and our pets, as we proceed forward in our ever-changing world.

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What is Mindfulness + Meditation?

What is Mindfulness + Meditation?

If you have been struggling to achieve some sense of calm and tranquility amongst all the recent chaos and uncertainty we have been experiencing, meditation may be your answer. 


Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of of being used to increase calmness, physical relaxation and enhance overall wellness. Mind and body practices focus on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior. Though it takes a bit of practice to get used to, studies show that meditation can decrease stress and reduce symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, pain and insomnia, and improve one’s overall lifestyle and perspective. A major contributor to this positive shift is through the focus on mindfulness.
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(Socially-Distanced) Travel with CBD

(Socially-Distanced) Travel with CBD

With states slowly starting to open back up and holiday weekends fast approaching, people are starting to consider leaving their homes for socially distanced time out of town. But what do these loosened restrictions mean for your CBD products? Read on to learn more about traveling around California, and the US, with CBD.
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Fathers Day Collection

Fathers Day Collection

With Father's Day right around the corner, we curated a selection of remedies and gifts perfect for any dad. Our Father’s Day Collection features items hand-picked by father and F+LW owner, Regie.
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Flourishing with Face Masks

Flourishing with Face Masks

It seems like facemasks have gone from seeming like a silly overreaction, to a pandemic necessity. Though quarantine restrictions are slowly lifting and cities are starting to reopen, face masks appear to be here to stay. The CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, still recommends all of us wear cloth face coverings to slow the spread of coronavirus in places where it can be hard to stay 6 feet away from others, like grocery stores, pharmacies, or on public transportation.
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CBD + Alcohol

CBD + Alcohol

CBD-infused cocktails have been a growing trend for a while now.  While many bartenders and at-home mixologists are happy to try out this trend, others have been a bit more hesitant about the effects of mixing CBD and alcohol.
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CBD + Pets

CBD + Pets

As CBD has gained great popularity for its healing properties, people have begun to extend these benefits to their pets as well. In a recent survey conducted by the Veterinary Information Network, an online community of veterinarians, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they were asked about cannabis by their patients at least once a month. People are turning to CBD to help manage pain, arthritis, seizures and other health problems in their dogs and other pets. But with this recent emergence, many questions are raised: How do I use these products? How much should I use? And, is it even safe? We explore these questions and more to help you determine if CBD is right for your furry friends:


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CBD 101: CBD Tincture

CBD 101: CBD Tincture

This week we are diving into the basics of CBD Tinctures as part of our ABCs of CBD feature!
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Mother’s Day Special: CBD for Women’s Health

Mother’s Day Special: CBD for Women’s Health

With most moms having to celebrate Mother's Day in quarantine this year, many children and loved ones are looking for gifts that can provide comfort, calm and relief at home. CBD products are the perfect relaxing and holistic remedy sure to to benefit any mom.
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The Natural Remedy

The Natural Remedy

We at Flourish + Live Well strongly believe in nature’s power to heal and renew. All of our products harness the natural power and benefits of plants to help us heal and thrive. But beyond these natural remedies, we also believe in connecting with the natural world around us. Nature and time outdoors has been proven to have several health and wellness benefits.
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CBD and Sleep

CBD and Sleep

Most people would agree that we simply feel better after getting a good night of sleep. When we have trouble sleeping or fail to get our full 6-8 hours in, we have less energy, find it harder to concentrate and feel sluggish. While lack of sleep certainly impacts our moods and daily routine, many wonder if lack of sleep is, infact, detrimental to our health?


Many people would be shocked to find out that sleep deprivation can have serious health defects. Science has linked poor sleep patterns with both mental and physical problems. These issues include: memory loss, mood changes, inability to concentrate, and weight gain. But most importantly, lack of sleep has been shown to seriously weaken our immune systems.
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4 Ways to Promote Self Healing

4 Ways to Promote Self Healing

We often associate healing and recovery with medicine and physicians. However, mental and physical health does not always require a prescription. Our bodies are equipped with incredible natural healing mechanisms that kill toxic cells and fight off infections. When the natural state of our body is disrupted or impaired, these mechanisms weaken and we are more prone to illness and disease. There are several steps we can take to strengthen our bodies and promote natural healing. Below we have curated a list of four ways to keep ourselves strong and protected while at home.
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Beginners Guide to CBD

Beginners Guide to CBD

With so much newfound time at home, many people have become interested in trying CBD as a way to relieve stress, aid with sleep, or simply pass the time. When first considering using CBD, people often have a lot of questions and concerns. We put together a guide to address these questions and help you find the best CBD product and dosage for your needs. 
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Hand Health

Hand Health

By now,  most of us have come to understand that washing our hands is the most important way to stay safe from COVID-19. But why is this simple mix of soap and water so impactful? Here we answer a few basic questions and provide important explanations on hand health- as well as an easy recipe for sanitizer that you can make at home! 
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Remedies for Quarantine Stress + Anxiety

Remedies for Quarantine Stress + Anxiety

Coronavirus has seemed to impact nearly every part of our lives - our kids are home from school, many of us have had to start working from home, and our recreational and social outlets have been put on hold. These changes are keeping us inside and as we are forced to adapt to a completely new way of life for the foreseeable future. This uncertainty can be unsettling to say the least, and many of us are experiencing increased fear, anxiety and sleep deprivation, all of which have the power to compromise our immune systems.


While Flourish + Live Well unfortunately cannot provide a miraculous cure-all for this situation, we do have several products that can ease the secondary effects of this global pandemic and offer some relief in these strange times. Here are some of the ways in which CBD can offer anxiety relief, sleep aid, and boost immune response: 

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Maintaining Wellness in the Midst of COVID-19

Maintaining Wellness in the Midst of COVID-19

This past week has been filled with uncertainty, stress, and measures that have forced many of us to break from our daily routine. While feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty are completely normal, the more we stress, the more vulnerable we become to viruses-- because stress can dampen your immune response. Fortunately, there are several steps we can take to prioritize our mental health during these times and keep both our minds and bodies strong. 
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Women in CBD

Women in CBD

In celebration of International Women’s Day this past weekend, Flourish + Live Well is featuring two of our incredible women-owned brands and partners that are making big strides in the CBD industry. Founded by inspirational  trail-blazing women, we are proud to support these companies and their product.




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Hemp is Hip & Historic—Take It from George Washington

Hemp is Hip & Historic—Take It from George Washington

You may think that CBD products are a “new” thing. Not so! Hemp has been grown and used in America since the beginning. In fact, George Washington, our first President, was a big fan! Hemp has always been important in the American economy and way of life. Today’s CBD products take history and patriotic traditions to a new level of effective healing and elevated holistic health.
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CBD and Sex

CBD and Sex

The use of CBD during sex has offered benefits to couples for centuries! Cannabis has played a role in Tantric sex in the Hindu culture for thousands of years as well as Buddhism and Indian cultures.. 
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How Does CBD Work?

How does CBD oil work?

The effect on our body is really very easy to explain. Humans have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) and many other receptors. This system affects the time and intensity of pain, the effectiveness of the immune system or the depth and relaxation of sleep.


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Is CBD for me?

Knowing your CBD and the Guest: 
Clearing up the confusion in the CBD world

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