CBD and Sleep

Many people are benefiting from CBD as a recovery aid from the aches and pains that can accompany an active lifestyle. In addition to pain relief from reduced inflammation, a good night's rest is also essential for recovery. The cannabis plant has long been used for medical purposes and some studies are demonstrating that CBD may also be an effective sleep aid.

What current research suggests:

In the last decade, growing public interest in the benefits of marijuana, and CBD in particular, has encouraged researchers to study its effects. Early studies indicate that CBD may support sleep. One investigation found that, compared with a placebo, CBD increased sleep duration.

Typically, cortisol levels peak in the morning. Conversely, people with insomnia may have high cortisol levels at night which may negatively affect sleep.

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New to CBD… where to start?

The other day I was taking my bike off the rack in my garage when my neighbor came up and inquired about CBD. We both ride, and my neighbor still plays hoops regularly. Anyway, he inquired about CBD balms, and asked me what he should try? I asked him, “What kind of results are you looking for with the balm?”

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There’s nothing like a good scare to bring what’s important 
into focus.

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“Live now. Live well.” If you’ve been following Keola you’re probably familiar with our tagline and what it means to us. We believe in experiencing life one moment at a time. To be mindful of what we do today affects all of our tomorrows.

Although it may go without saying that the ability to be in the moment allows one to be present and in a better state of appreciation. This in turn can reveal opportunities we may not have otherwise seen. But in reality, it’s often much harder to put into practice day-to-day. When we are entrenched in life’s daily grind with demands and distractions coming from everywhere, it can be easy to lose focus on what inspires us.

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Stretching for pain relief

Many people incorporate stretching into their daily routine to reduce pain, allowing them to engage in daily activities including work. A consistent stretching program can increase your range of motion, relieve stiffness, therefore, improving how you feel. Best of all consistent stretching can provide effective, lasting pain relief for free!

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Fall camping tips

While many people pack up after the summer season, others head out for some of the best camping of the year. The cooling weather of autumn provides great opportunities for wildlife and enjoying the outdoors bug-free. Trees burst with bright oranges, aspens stand out with yellow leaves that appear to glow.

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Cannabis, an amazing multipurpose plant.

Cannabis is part of the plant family Cannabaceae. This small family consists of flowering plants that likely originated within the Northern Hemisphere's temperate regions, but has evolved and spread worldwide. Besides cannabis, the Cannabaceae family includes two hop species, whose female flowers are used for making beer. The leaves of hop plants share their palmate (finger-shaped) form with cannabis. This might begin to explain the rapid growth of microbreweries designing craft beers and entrepreneurs in the hemp industry growing towards all-natural remedies.

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Making the grade. What is a CBD Certificate of Analysis (COA) and why does it matter for consumer safety?

A Certificate of Analysis or “COA” is a report card that provides valuable information about the quality and make-up of a product’s hemp contents. A “COA” is just as crucial for the customer as it is for responsible CBD companies. But, why is it so important to the consumer?

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Igniting your passion to stay active

Sure, we would all like to stay active and healthy. We already know it’s great for our physical and mental well being. But let’s face it, sometimes finding the motivation can be a real challenge. I’m 53 years old (at least in years) — Wow! That looks like a big number seeing it in type. I have a 15-year-old son who I try to keep up with and plan on doing so for quite a while.

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CBD Dosage

Optimizing therapeutic cannabis use can be a challenge – for doctors as well as patients. Most physicians never learned about cannabis in medical school. According to a 2017 survey, few feel they are qualified to counsel patients about dosage, CBD: THC ratios, different modes of administration, and potential side effects. "Dosing cannabis is unlike any therapeutic agent to which I was exposed in my medical training," says Dustin Sulak, D.O., the director of Integra Health, which serves patients at offices in Maine and Massachusetts. 

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Adventures in the West

When I think of the west, I think of wide-open spaces, big mountains, and the peaceful winding rivers that connect us all. One particular area of the west that embodies this all is Yellowstone National Park. This geographic marvel is full of geologic wonders, big mountains, vast valleys that seem to go on forever. Home to roaming buffalo, massive herds of elk and deer, the infamous wolf, and my favorite Yellowstone’s native cutthroat.

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