Review: Original K’s Hemp Oil Sleep Drink

Review:  Original K’s Hemp Oil Sleep Drink

I recently had the opportunity to try Original K’s Hemp Oil Sleep Drink with Melatonin. Per the directions, each bottle contains two servings.  As this was the first time I was ingesting the drink I decided to drink 1/3 of the drink. The first reaction, of course, was the taste, which was very agreeable and different from other CBD products I had tried.  No bad aftertaste.  In approximately 20 minutes or so I felt myself drifting off and although I do not know when I fell into a deep sleep I know that I slept throughout the night.  When I woke I felt a bit sluggish and drowsy but well rested and after a while I was ready to start my day.  Due to the length of time it took to be fully awake I figured that I should tweak the suggested dosage; ultimately I found that 10ml was the best dose for my personal use and to take it immediately prior to bed.  My new dose allows me to sleep peacefully throughout the night and wake in the morning with no drowsiness.

My review of Original K’s Hemp Oil is that it is an all-round great product!! Not only does it taste great and have a natural sleep aid, your also giving your body a nice dose of Hemp oil. Today, my family uses this product and many other of the Original K’s product line. I would recommend this to everyone because who wouldn’t embrace a natural and healthy way to aid in the quality of our time in the sack!  I submit this product is a must have for those nights when you just can’t quite enter the realm of the sand man.

It is my opinion that K’s Sleep Drink provides quality results. A powerful collection of Hemp Oil and Herbal ingredients help you fall asleep and stay asleep. It contains 30mg of 99% pure Hemp Oil with a delicious Mango and Pineapple flavor and is THC Free. Additional ingredients are Organic Electrolytic Minerals and Organic Essential Oils like Melatonin, Chamomile, Valerian Root, and Passion Flower Extract.  Each of us should find the best dose for personal use so do not hesitate to experiment and I would start on the low end.  You can always add more to the dose if necessary.

Kyle

ADHD: Go With the FLOW

ADHD: Go With the FLOW

Written by:  Michelle B.  9/4/2018

Hello!!! SOOO….I’m a mother of a 9 year old child that has ADHD and his name is Ian; a very active child from the start.  You could tell from a very early age that Ian was very smart and relentless when trying to master those things he found piqued his curiosity.  However, it soon became apparent that Ian’s active nature was on the hyper side at times and that he often struggled with instructions and the ability to concentrate, which progressed as he got older. At times I thought of my son as a revving motor lacking an off switch.

My inclination was that Ian would grow out of it.  At the time Ian was so young and children are hyper and very different from each other so I would keep watch before overreacting when there was no issue and would simply correct itself over time. When Ian turned 7 years old I took him to see a physiologist, who later diagnosed him with ADHD. After her diagnosis Ian was prescribed Focalin (https://www.drugs.com/focalin.html). Due to Ian’s declining grades and difficulty completing daily tasks we decided to try the Focalin.  Although Ian did improve over time with focus and slowing down there was a tradeoff; with the good came the bad.

Ian started having bigger melt downs, became more dramatic, and more aggressive. We brought this to the doctor’s attention and she wanted to add in the drug Tenex to see if that would help his aggressiveness, so we agreed.  (https://www.drugs.com/search.php?searchterm=tenex) While on Tanex there was a day Ian got so upset he made a comment about harming himself. The next day I called his doctor and discontinued all the prescribed medications; Ian was eight and a half.  That was when we began looking for alternative to pharmaceuticals in dealing with ADHD.

I have regrets about allowing Ian to take the pharmaceuticals as I found there are better ways of dealing with the disorder.  I was now on a journey to help Ian without drugs.  Once Ian was weaned off all medications we began to start over, seeking solutions that would not harm our son. Along the way we tried different things like giving him Diet Mountain Dew, caffeine, certain foods, multiple different daily vitamins. We also added constant reminders for him, a lot of pep talks, and just communication in general. We requested a Section 504 plan at school, which is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met. (http://www.kidslegal.org/special-education-language#simple-toc-27).  Ian also sees the school counselor every Thursday, just to give that little extra attention/time. The counselor was assigned to help Ian with time management, organization, hygiene, following direction etc. We (family, school) all became a team together for Ian. But, I digress.

During our research on ADHD we came across articles on the effectiveness of CBD in dealing with ADHD without the bad.  The decision was made and when it came to choosing a product to give to our son we decided to try Flow Tincture full spectrum CBD.  I admit that due to my experiences I was a bit skeptical but with no side effects it was worth a go.  Ian has been on Flow for approximately a month now taking two droppers full, twice a day; we decided on the relax, balance, sleep tincture.  Ian didn’t care for the taste at first but soon he decided it wasn’t bad tasting just different.

Within 3 days we did start seeing a change in Ian. He was more calm and relaxed and he took a better approach with day to day things.  I was amazed as it was like he wanted to get his work done and to get it done without being told.  Additionally, Ian was also recognized at school for doing such a great job, staying more focused.  No longer was Ian making up missing work at home but keeping up with nightly homework.  Now Ian had more time to do what he really loves, creating future cars and spaceships with Legos and we love being able to spend more play time together instead struggling with schoolwork.  Today Ian remembers to take his “medicine” daily, and he is very happy! I know I myself, my family, his school have seen a significant change but I suggest that Ian has noticed a change as well! HOW AMAZING is that.

Lastly, Ian wanted me to add that he would love to try a LEMON only flavor :). We are forever grateful that Flow’s product came into our lives and that we were proactive in looking for and finding a different and more effective way of dealing with ADHD, without the side effects of synthetic pharmaceuticals.

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More reviews to come.

 

 

Are GMOs Really Safe for Consumption?: Scientists Overwhelmingly Says No!!!

Are GMOs Really Safe for Consumption?:  Scientists Overwhelmingly Says No!!!

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By:  Margaret Sedam 7/21/2014      Updated 8/17/2018

In considering this still a relevant issue on GMO labeling I looked into what regulations have changed since the 2014 article.  The USDA’s Agricultural Secretary, Sonny Perdue, announced that GMO labeling will not meet its July 29th deadline for publishing a rule for labeling foods containing GMOs.  The holdup, according to Purdue, is under review by the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB). Purdue is quoted as saying, “We turned in our papers on time; the teachers didn’t grade them on time.”  It should be noted that many companies already include GMO related labels.

According to an article posted on The New Food Economy the proposed rule is not: “a bill that informs consumers about whether or not GMO ingredients are healthy or safe. That’s the job of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Instead, this rule is all about the labeling, and thus the marketing, of food products—which falls under the purview of USDA. In short, the bill is an attempt to define what a “bio-engineered food” really is, and when it has to be disclosed.”  It should also be noted that the rule attaches a new anagram; what the public traditionally calls genetically modified organisms or GMOs are now referred to bioengineered food (BE), which could lead to confusion for consumers.  Could that be intentional??

2014 Article:  Still Relevant After Four Years

In 2014, what really peeked my interest in GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) was the heated debate on listing GMO content in the ingredients of prepared foods and fresh foods.  I, for one, like to know what I am putting into my body as I am sure that is the case for a majority of the population. Secondly, if genetically modified crops pose no threat to the health of the population then why not announce to all that GMOs are a part of the crop or prepared item.

I recently came upon a study, which was rejected and criticized during its first publication and was summarily pulled as questions mounted as to its accuracy.  The study has since been resubmitted for publication after undergoing a stringent peer review process. There are those in the scientific community who still doubt the study’s claims of the effects of GMO infused crops on an individual’s overall health.  However, Natural Society’s Christina Sarich wrote, “Over 1240 scientist signatories have demanded that a study previously published on the toxic effects of GMO maize and RoundUp that was retracted by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) be reinstated. This is a massive backlash against an industry that has tried to silence well-qualified scientists from publishing the truth about GMOs.”  Another scientist was recorded as stating that “censoring science is playing with people’s lives.1

Conducted by Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, a biologist at the University of Caen, the study showed that when fed a diet of GMO maise (corn), the effects on rats ranged from developing mammary tumors to suffering severe damage to the liver and kidneys.  Researcher and molecular biologist, Dr. Michael Antoniou revealed that scientists themselves were astonished at the aggressive rate of growth in tumors.2 

Nation of Change published an article concerning Thierry Vrain, an avid activist for organic farming.  Interestingly, as a Ph.D. and genetic engineer, Vrain was once a promoter of genetically modified organisms.  He once personally genetically engineered small fruit and potatoes for roundworm resistance. Today, Vrain speaks to groups about the importance of reducing or completely eliminating the use of GMO seed and instead teaches the importance of organic gardening and a non-GMO existence.  Vrain also points out that you run the risk of being ostracized or blacklisted if you speak out about the dangers of GMOs.  Clearly, this is an indication that big corporations own the media, what information the public is privy to and what scientists can publish without running the risk of being ostracized by those in control.  We must also consider the damage that GMOs can inflict on the environment as well as the human element….and that is another story.

We, the public, need to educate ourselves and question any organization that deems it proper to dictate what is good for us.  We must take back our ownership of the government, get big money out of politics and eliminate corporations as people. Perhaps then and only then will we take control of our collective destinies instead of letting others write that destiny for us.

1) Hotly Debated: 1240 Scientists Demand Seralini GMO Study be Republished, Will NOT Be Suppressed, April15th, 2014  
http://naturalsociety.com/hotly-debated-study-gmo-republished-1240-scientists-will-supressed/
2)  GMO Study: Rats Fed Lifetime of GM Develop Mass Tumors, Die Early, Anthony Gucciardi, September 19th, 2012 
 http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-study-rats-fed-lifetime-of-gm-develop-mass-tumors-die-early/

 

 

Cannabis is SAFER than Peanuts

Update: In December 2017 the Washington Post published an article on adolescent use reporting that: “Following legalization, the rate of adolescent marijuana use in Colorado has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade, according to new federal survey data.” Additionally, use of other drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, and heroin use are down sharply in the state, as well.

The full story can be accessed at the following link. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/11/following-marijuana-legalization-teen-drug-use-is-down-in-colorado/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5794fddce546

From 2015:
It seems that a key argument against the legalization of “Marijuana” centers on the increased use among teens and possible harm to the youth of our society. Opponents of “Marijuana”
most often refer to two main points when arguing against “Marijuana” legalization efforts. The increase in teen use and the impact from the Harm associated with “Marijuana” on the youth of our society.

The logic being that legalization of any sort will make Marijuana more readily available, and use among teens may rise. Opponents fears of legalization mostly likely stem from the fact that Marijuana is currently the most widely used illicit drug overall. Drug Use Charts

According to Seth D. Ammerman of the MD FAAP and the AAP committee on substance abuse, “Making it more available to adults – even if restrictions are in place – will increase the access for teens. Just the campaigns to legalize marijuana can have the effect of persuading adolescents that marijuana is not dangerous, which can have a devastating impact on their lifelong health and development.”

However, when you research teen use in states that have recreationally legalized cannabis, the statistics say the opposite. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, in 2011 22 percent of high school students reported using cannabis and 39 percent had at least sampled it. When the survey repeated in 2013, those numbers were down to 20 percent and 37 percent respectively. US News Report

This may be due in part at least to the monies generated from Colorado’s MJ market that is dedicated to education and could be that the novelty of legalized Marijuana is just wearing off.

Children may also assume that if they were lied to about cannabis, they may have been lied to about other illicit substances as well. Without a proper working knowledge of Addiction and it’s dangers our youth will be more likely to experiment with other natural substances and possibly move into even “harder” substances that are more harmful, like Pharmaceutical/Synthetic drugs where their harms are so famously stated at the end of every commercial. It is only through this distorted picture of “Marijuana” that Cannabis becomes the “gateway drug” we have always been told to fear.

It is this author’s opinion that Cannabis only “appears” to be a gateway drug to “harder” drugs and by no fault of its own. Most likely due to the gross inaccuracies used to describe the possible harms of “Marijuana” and not enough education focused on the real harm, Addiction, and to any and everything. ”The Real Gateway Drug” would be the first addictive substance a baby is introduced, and it comes from their mother’s milk. In 2008 a study reveals in its conclusion of the rat study model that “In the aggregate, this is evidence that sugar can be addictive.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2235907/

We are pleasure-seeking creatures, this is engrained in our DNA. It is a cruel and unusual punishment to criminally penalize or incarcerate anyone struggling with this illness due to our failure as parents and as a society to properly educate our children about Addiction in order to minimize the societal impacts and the obvious harm to the substance abuser. Opponents of “Marijuana” advocate for prevention through Education, then let it be a proper education, as the best preventative medicine to remedy this illness, or at the very least reduce the real harms of misinforming our children by demonizing “Marijuana”, the “least harmful substance known to man” is demonized through well funded commercial marketing campaigns promoting “Marijuana” as a harmful and addictive substance causes more harm to our children’s trust in our guidance when they discover the disproportionately inaccurate picture painted for them of what Marijuana is, what it can do, how it might feel and most importantly by accurately educating them on what it WILL not do.

The fact it is the least harmful substance known to man and its current status as the most widely used illicit drug are not mutually exclusive. It would seem that imprisoning citizens is not working and the show of public support for “Marijuana” legalization is nearing critical mass.

DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis Young said, “ Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.”

In addition, a group of doctors recently stepped forward and lobbied the federal government for access to medical marijuana for pediatric patients. The American Academy of Pediatrics called on the DEA to reclassify cannabis to a less harmful substance on the classification schedule. A lower schedule for cannabis would ease restrictions on research, of which the AAP is in full support. These doctors specifically study to help children; it would go against their very being to give a harmful substance to a child.

We are responsible for our own education and the education of our children. Make the choice to check the facts, read past the headline grabber. Bring the truth into your home through research, reading, and discussions. If we educate our youth, through the truth about ALL substance and the real harms of Addiction, they will be LESS likely to experiment. Being open with the younger generation about the advantages as well as the dangers will help them to make intelligent, informed decisions about any other substances they may encounter.