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Take a stand against depression: With HealingHerbs SA CBD

  Its amazing how many people search for the silver bullet to depression; the thing that would instantly take it away by the flick of a switch? But is there really such a thing? Probably not! But maybe there is something else, something less flashy but just as effective: it’s called “sincerely admitting to and seeking aid for depression”.   They say that a battle with even the smallest degree of depression is a long and winding journey. Not that I agree that depression is untreatable; but the sad truth is that depression ebbs and flows in and out of life if it is not actually DEALT with and then MAINTAINED by a balanced and healthy lifestyle. This may be...

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CBD and Arthritis

Arthritis and similar joint-impacting illnesses are chronic health conditions that can affect your physical health and your mental wellbeing. It is understandable that the ongoing physical symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue, and disturbed sleep can cause distress and affect your mood. Many people think that arthritis only affects older people. However, that is not true. It can occur at any age including in children and young adults. It is not great news to find out you have a chronic health condition and it is not surprising that people can have negative thoughts and emotions such as a sense of loss or distress. These thoughts and emotions along with decreased participation in enjoyable activities can lead to the development of...

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What exactly makes CBD worth a second look?

Since South Africa declared CBD as a schedule 0 (over the counter) herbal medication back in 2019, the product has steadily grown in reputation as an invaluable herbal remedy. But even with popularity rising, it still is a rather misunderstood substance with much negative stigma. Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flowers of cannabis. CBD is a Non-Intoxicating compound that has long been known for its therapeutic and health benefits- it is why cannabis is smoked by people for medicinal purposes. Why doesn’t CBD make you intoxicated? Specific strains of the cannabis plant are bread to possess large amounts of CBD and very little THC (the psychoactive component). These plants then...

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CBD infused “golden milk” recipy for insomnia

The first question I always get is ”why do I struggle with sleeplessness” and the first answer I usually give (after about 2 hours of therapy sessions is) “it's complicated”. The truth is that insomnia has both a physical and a mental aspect to it, and could be due to anything from stress; poor mental health; pain, and even due to the negative side-effects of medication (does any of these ring a bell?).   About a quarter of the world's population is estimated to struggle from various levels of insomnia/ sleeplessness throughout their lifetime. (That’s right, you are not alone) and Insomnia is a serious issue for many people- but very few do anything about it. The hustle and bustle...

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