Chairlift reflections from our Founder

So, last week I managed to get up to Winter Park Colorado to make some last turns of the season. Being a Thursday morning in mid-May the place was nearly empty save for the abundant amounts of snow we’ve been blessed with this season still hanging to the branches and leaving every run still beautiful to rip.

Spending the morning on the chairlift solo, gives one lots of time to reflect. To feel a tremendous sense of gratitude and appreciation for the mountains and the many experiences skiing has made possible over the years.

Why do you love skiing or boarding? I guess the answer is as varied as the people who do it. For me, the more I thought about it riding up the chair, the more ways I realized just how much I’ve been impacted by it and how important is to make time to spend outside.

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As a kid, I remember the very first time I clicked into an old pair of hand-me-down skis. Even at the time they were still considered relics. It didn’t matter. Nor did it matter that my friends and I learned to ski on a 300 vertical foot hill of bullet proof ice serviced by 3 rope tows and a T-bar that sometimes worked. To us that hill was a mountain! Just like the pictures we’d rip out of ski magazines from our school library and hang in our lockers at school. — It’s all we knew. Our parents would drop us off every weekend at our local ski hill. Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday. Skiing was the bright spot in our otherwise cold, dark winters. While most people dreaded the coming of winter in the mid-west, we saw it as a time to play every weekend.

I left skiing behind when I went off to college as I could not afford the price of a lift ticket. The passion that burned in me as a kid for the sport started to fade.

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Several years later after I had saved enough money to take a trip out West for the first time with some buddies. It was then that I was reunited with my old passion. I was introduced to the mountains that I used to stare at in pictures of as a kid for the first time. We all were immediately transported back in time to when we were kids at our local hill. Not because skiing in mountains compared to our little hill back home, but because we felt like 12-year old kids again! Not a care in the world save for which line we were going to take.

And that was it, we were all hooked again. So much so that we spent the next decade traveling as a group of buddies every year to new destinations in the US and abroad. Through skiing friendships deepened, we experienced new cultures and made new friends. We never again forgot how important it was to make time to get outside and play. To be in nature, to feel the weather, to get scared on line that pushed us to the limits of our ability.

I’m now 52 years old and largely because of skiing I still feel like a kid every time I click into my bindings. So I guess skiing to me still means spending quality time with my friends who are now spread all over the country. Hanging with my son and no screens. And making new friends every season.

The feeling of freedom and escape remain with me several days after being in the mountains… just long enough until the next time I’m able to ride a wide open snow filled bowl, chute or run through the trees.

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What form of CBD is best for me?

What form of CBD is best for me?

There are dozens of ways to ingest CBD. Some of the most popular include topical creams and balms, oils, and capsules.

CBD Oils and Sublingual Administration:
Oils are popular due to ease of consumption, accurate dosing, overall high-quality, and effectiveness. Cannabidiol oil is meant to be consumed orally and most often used sublingually. Sublingual administration involves placing drops under your tongue and holding it there for several seconds before swallowing. Using CBD sublingually is one of the fastest forms of consumption. 

CBD Capsules:
For those who are not fond of the taste of CBD oils, capsules are an excellent alternative. Similar to CBD oil products, capsules offer people the benefits of CBD paired with ease of consumption and accurate dosing. 

CBD Topical Creams:

Topical creams are a unique product because CBD can be mixed with other essential nutrients such as lavender, tea tree and aloe to heighten the benefits of CBD. 

How long does it take to feel the effects?
You may feel the effects as quickly as 10-15 minutes when sublingually administered, and up to an hour or two for oral ingestion. It’s important to note that when taking CBD orally for the first time it’s best to take consistently for at least three weeks to give your body adequate time to acclimate and respond. 

We have found most people report feeling the effects of our balm in as little as 15 minutes. It’s important to understand that there are many factors that impact the speed and efficiency of absorption. By experimenting you’ll find what works best for you.

Considering the Number of Milligrams of CBD in Your Hemp Oil:
When buying CBD oil, it’s important that you understand the significance of product potency. You will find that the amount of CBD you are paying for has little to do with the size of the bottle. A 15 ml bottle of CBD oil could contain only a few milligrams (mg) of CBD, or it could contain thousands. Product potency is a significant consideration. It’s essential to know how many mg of CBD are in the hemp oil product you select. For example, a 30 ml bottle of CBD that contains 250 mg of cannabidiol (CBD) will be priced substantially lower than a 30 ml bottle that contains 1000 mg of CBD. When the CBD is more concentrated, you will need to use less product per dose.

What dose should I take?
Similar to anesthetics and analgesics, each person will metabolize and react differently to CBD. We recommend starting with a lower dose, and increasing as necessary.

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A few CBD basics…

First, what is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. Found in hemp, CBD is the most abundant of more than 80+ known naturally occurring cannabinoids. Specifically, CBD comes from the flowers and leaves of the plant. (Not to be confused with oil that comes from hemp seeds, which contain zero beneficial cannabinoids). CBD has been shown to interact with the human body through the endocannabinoid system — a vast network of receptors which helps us maintain overall wellness and helps keep us in good health. 

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Okay, what are cannabinoids? 

Cannabinoids are a group of fatty compounds found in hemp. They’re also produced by the human body. Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These compounds are key players in normal immune and central nervous system functioning. The endocannabinoid system (found within the human body) has natural receptors for these compounds and use cannabinoids to support cells and a healthy immune system, despite fluctuations in our external environment. 

So what’s the difference between hemp and marijuana? 

Hemp and Marijuana are both members of the cannabis family. The main difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC. Marijuana contains THC, that’s the stuff responsible for producing a high. Hemp, on the other hand produces no euphoric effect and has zero detectable THC.

Hemp:

  • High concentration of CBD (non-psychoactive)
  • Around the world, it is grown mostly for fiber.

Marijuana:

  • High concentration of THC (psychoactive)
  • Grown for psychoactive effect

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Is CBD for me?

CBD allows your body to recover quickly and alleviate aches that come from being active. Our full spectrum hemp is formulated for safe, effective relief working with your body naturally. Our view is simple. If using CBD provides greater enjoyment of an active lifestyle by allowing our bodies to naturally recover faster, without the use of prescription drugs or aspirin — why not benefit from its use?

Benefits of Broad Spectrum Hemp

The rich blend of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, sterols and flavonoids contained within our Broad Spectrum oil provides greater synergistic reactions, known to some as the Entourage Effect, only without the psychoactive component of the hemp plant, i.e., “THC”. The entourage effect combines the benefits of other terpenes naturally found in broad spectrum hemp to maximize potential benefits of CBD.

What are some benefits of CBD?

According to research, CBD may help to boost immune function, protect the body, reduce inflammation, improve quality of sleep, optimize brain health and lower anxiety. In addition, people typically report benefits including:

  • Assist autonomic nervous system regulation
  • Assist healthy cell regulation
  • Assist the natural lowering of inflammation
  • Assist pain modulation
  • Assist quickened muscle and brain recovery
  • Assist liver regeneration
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces risk of artery blockage
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Promotes bone growth

According to a study provided by Cannabis News World — “Forty-two percent of the CBD users said they had stopped using traditional medications like Tylenol pain relievers or prescription drugs like Vicodin and had switched to using cannabis instead. Eighty percent said that they found the products to be very or extremely effective.”

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How does CBD work?

CBD is known for supporting the body and mind in many ways. Our bodies have a vast network of receptors, called the “Endocannabinoid System” Its purpose is to help us stay balanced, even when challenged by external factors and certain lifestyle choices. CBD and other cannabinoids fit into these receptors helping us stay in good health by supporting many of the body’s natural physical processes.

So what is the endocannabinoid system?

The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a vast network of receptors spread throughout our entire body (it’s the body’s largest self-regulatory system). It controls some of our most vital life functions, including our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep pattern, mood and pain sensation. It has CB1 receptors throughout the brain and central nervous system. It uses CB2 receptors to regulate and maintain the immune system which keeps us in good health. A deficiency in the ECS can upset the body’s balance.

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Get outside. Bring your buddies.

CBD, it’s good for us. It’s good for them. 

Our all natural CBD dog treats are made with the same quality and care as our human products.

All Natural Veterinarian Formulated

Backed by veterinarians who have been at the forefront of phytocannabinoids and their use to help animals for over two decades.

Provides 2 mg CBD/Per Chew

2 mg Phytocannabinoid -Rich Hemp oil. Full spectrum profile, naturally present terpenes, Zero THC.

Relieves Pain and Inflammation

Evidence suggests that CBD may prove useful in pain modulation by inhibiting neuronal transmission in pain pathways.

Reduces Anxiety

Shown to reduce separation anxiety in dogs. Researchers also suggest that it may be effective for general panic disorder.

Relieves Nausea

Hemp has been used for centuries for the suppression of nausea and vomiting.

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How it's Made Matters!

How it’s made matters...

Keola uses natural genetic strains of full spectrum phytocannabinoid rich hemp grown under strict guidelines using naturally organic farming practices. Our hemp is sourced from the largest vertically integrated grower and manufacturer in North America. This provides strict control over safe, consistent, cultivation, harvesting and production.

Consistent Quality

The best products start with the best ingredients. Not all hemp is created equal and not all CBD is the same. We utilize our own proprietary strain of hemp naturally high in Cannabinoids. Each plant on average produces 18% Cannabidiol (CBD), 1-2% Cannabigerol (CBG), 1-2% Cannabinol (CBN), 1-2% Cannabichromene (CBC). Our vertical integration and rigorous quality control allow us to create the best products with the highest potencies and purity. 

More CBD

Keola uses high concentrations of CBD in all of our products. The synergistic compounds found in our plants have evolved naturally to support high amounts of phytocannabinoids. We utilize full spectrum CBD oil with Zero THC and employ patent-pending and proprietary water soluble nano emulsion CBD formulations. This insures maximum absorption and bioavailability.

Non-Psychoactive

All hemp used in our products utilize chromatography to remove the THC from the oil extract without disturbing the other naturally synergistic compounds leaving intact the full spectrum profile of synergistic non-psychoactive phytocannabiniods and compounds such as CBG, CBN, CBC, and Terpenes. Zero THC means our products produce no psychoactive effects or side effects associated with THC. 

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2018 Hemp Harvest, Hope and Healing - by Dr. Puja Wentworth, DC

Soon the fields will be pungent with the fresh aromas of cannabis ... and hope. Hope for a brighter future ... a future filled with humanitarian resilience. We as Americans are remembering our brilliant past. We once helped each other with immune system supportive methods, with the building blocks for healthy homes and healthy living. New answers for our future greatness have come recently from inspiration, creativity and social disapproval of status quo.


As Washington's beloved Mt. Vernon prepares for this great national hemp harvest, we are all re-united with our history, vast with hemp farming, manufacturing of the 50,000 uses, and ancient healing methods.


My personal experience with phyto-cannabinoid rich full-spectrum hemp (FSH) products led me to being a hemp focused physician. It has become increasingly obvious how critical hemp nutrition is critical to the entire inflammation process, to endocrine health, bone health, neurotransmitter health, liver health and true cellular health.


Whether a health participant is experiencing great inflammation, pain, mood disruption or cellular metabolism weakness, they have been supported with FSH products. The time has come for humanity to be uplifted and reunited with this exemplary method for self care and maintenance. As an active amputee since the age of 5, I find the support of full spectrum hemp and its many cannabinoids including CBD to be so helpful. (By the way, the best, most effective and life-enriching topical I have found in my 5 years of research for topical pain assistance for quick recovery and healing has been the Keola Balm.


This line has been key to my homeostasis and the well being of my clients.) Life is too short to wallow in the past pain of injury ... so if you have an active lifestyle and want to maintain your edge or if you're someone who just really wants to get active --- think full spectrum hemp and choose to rise above your weaknesses and live your life fully in the spirit of your God-given potential. Some have grown to call me "The Hemp Doctor" because of my passion on this topic. I do believe we have all been kept from developing true health in our endocannabinoid system for at least four generations. This injustice lights a burning urge within to make sure this supportive measure is once again in the hands of ALL people.


With the upcoming vote in Congress to pass cannabis legality throughout our nation, there has never been a time like now for the greatness of possibility to truly flourish with legal integrity that supports American farmers, factories and families. As tariffs abroad continue to tighten, now is the time to invest in the health of our own agriculture, manufacturing, production and American hope.


How many more excellent people need to die from the opioid crisis? How many more lives need to be ignored and forgotten? When is the medical establishment as a whole is going to stop contributing to this addiction that grabs our ability to choose better before it's too late? I recently spent a few moments with this local North Carolina artist, Catherine Miller, who paints the faces of those who lost their lives at the hands of opioids. Her paintings are both beautiful and haunting and her artist portrayal of the 116 people who are dying every day causes a deep visceral reaction inside yourself.


Opioid Epidemic


North Carolina is experiencing an actual Opioid Epidemic by all accounts and I am so encouraged by increase awareness and social change of our medical professionals locally. Take a moment to learn how NC care providers are uniting against the opioid epidemic.


Because of my personal and professional experience with patients with chronic pain other doctors and health professionals have begun to consult with me on the most effective and cutting edge products clinically. If you are a professional who would like to help people at a deeper level, please contact me at www.wellcenteredwellness.com.


Dr. Puja Wentworth, DC: "The Hemp Doctor" assists her clients both in person and virtually with her integrative approach to building self resilience with the best tools available. Her integration of botanical-based functional nutrition, frequency healing, chiropractic, neurofeedback, cellular detoxification and epigenetic-focused lifestyle coaching prepares the client for permanent ease in their health. 

Dr. Puja

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