Category: The Green Nurse

Men’s Health & CBD

Happy June & Special Recognition to Our Dad’s! We love our Dad’s and benefit greatly from the ones who spend their time helping us become all we can be. I

Gut Health & Benefits of Cannabis

From the Desk of Adam Abodeely, MD MBA FACS FASCR … In 2010, I was approached by my first patient asking my professional opinion regarding the use of cannabis as they were

Endometriosis

  Happy March! This month we recognize the struggles of women around the globe living with endometriosis – an unrelenting condition that affects 10% of all females. From missed work and social

Heart Health

  February is the month to recognize and prioritize heart health! Remember – our heart beats over 100,000 beats per day and circulates rich oxygenated blood that nourishes our cells.

Refocus on You!

Happy New Year!   What’s on your resolution list this year? Losing weight? Making more money? Traveling again?  Whatever you choose, your ability to follow through depends on your sense

Cannabis & Harm Reduction

Happy September, back to school, and national recovery month! As a Cannabis Clinician, people often ask me; “Is Cannabis a drug of abuse or a wonder drug? To answer your

Men’s Health & Cannabinoids

Men are notorious for not going to the doctor or getting screening tests, which is dangerous because men die at higher rates than women from every cause; heart disease, stroke,

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Hello May! Springtime feels official and it’s time to break free and explore the great outdoors. Many of us can’t run trails, and sometimes walking is hard for the 53

April is Irritable Bowel Awareness Month

Spring is blossoming and flowers are blooming. How about the flora, or microbiome of your gut? April is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) awareness month and we’re going to explain what

Endometriosis & Cannabis

Happy March! Spring rain, spring training, and a note of awareness to an issue that women around the world struggle with; endometriosis. Approximately 10% of all women suffer from painful

Heart health, Cannabinoids & Love

February is heart health month, so let’s review how to keep our cardiovascular system well. The heart beats over 100,000 times per day, sending rich oxygenated blood through our arteries

Happy 2022! New Year, New You!

Release the old and embrace the new! Do you ever wonder why it seems easier for others to change? Why are some successful and some not? Deep down we know

Cannabis Nursing = A Gift

7 years ago I found cannabis therapeutics and healed my own body from 3 orthopedic surgeries and the diagnosis of fibromyalgia I received when the operations were unsuccessful. CBD oils

The Holistic Caring Team

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

I hope you have a healthy kickoff to this holiday season. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which is critical since most of us have gotten heavier since COVID. Pounds easily

Elisabeth Mack & Sherri Tutkus

Fall Events

Back in Business – stepping up in this new industry Happy September! We hope you’ve been staying healthy and well this summer and that you’re ready to learn more about

Migraines and Cannabinoids

Happy August, and where is the summer going? Time is going by like a flash of light – like the light that can trigger headaches for those who suffer from

Autoimmune Conditions & Cannabinoids

This month we look at the complicated world of autoimmune (AI) disorders. A healthy immune system is critical at keeping us able to ward off bugs, viruses, and bacteria. Yet

PTSD Awareness Month

Hello June! This month draws recognition and awareness to PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder – especially in Veterans.  People with PTSD feel a heightened sense of danger or doom with

Happy May & Happy Nurses Month!

Nurse’s week is 5/6-12  and we’re celebrating with you! Once again, nurses rank as the most trusted profession in America and provide leadership throughout healthcare. I first became a nurse

Autism Awareness Month

Happy Spring! April is one of my favorite months to go outside to feel the warm sunshine, enjoy fragrant flowers, behold the beauty of nature, and listen to the birds.

Cannabinoids & Multiple Sclerosis

The March health calendar drives awareness of the condition of Multiple Sclerosis. Almost 3 million people suffer from MS  around the globe. Symptoms vary but essentially the myelin sheath that

Heart Health Month

“Love is the virtue that makes all of the rules purposeful”.  This sermon note explains why keeping love in our reasoning makes following rules easier.  Compassion is your best compass,

Happy New Year And Welcome 2021!

2020 taught us that our #1 treasure is our health. Our sick-care system treats conditions once they’ve already caused dis-ease. Diabetes is a difficult and expensive disease on its own,

Giving Thanks

I am grateful for the opportunity to grow and develop new skills and ways of thinking. In October I spent at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine conference www.AIHM.org

Take Action!

It’s political season, and hope runs high for change. California NORML has published an election guide that I’d like to share with you:  https://www.canorml.org/california-cannabis-voter-guide-to-november-3-2020-election/   National coverage is at:  https://vote.norml.org/ Double check

Growing Our Calendar & Vision

Greetings to You and Happy Fall! October is a wonderful time to reflect with our longer nights and cooler temperatures. I’m finding my next steps as I reflect on the

Making Cannabis a Treat versus a Trick

Healing yourself with cannabis should be a treat. Ingesting some cannabis infused homemade brownies start you with the giggles…but sometime later you may feel like a hot lava cube is

Welcome to Fall

Welcome to Fall. As we reflect on our times, we grieve how Covid-19 has stolen 2020, and fear what is yet to come. Wildfires, floods, and pandemic economics leave us

Seeking a better path

Maturity has taught me to use quiet reflection to process and create, knowing there would be a place to connect everything in time. Patience and perseverance temper my drive to

Industry Changes & Mind Your Dosing!

Happy August, and it is hot! Please stay calm, cool and hydrated. Speaking of things getting hot, there is heat in the cannabis industry as state regulators continue to adjust

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Sleep Hygiene & CBD

Getting rest in today’s world Our world is always spinning, and with the uncertainty in the air between Covid and the future of work and school life, sleep may be

Are there interactions with CBD?

Will cannabis affect your other medications? Every prescriber of medicines (your doctor or nurse practitioner) needs to check interactions between the RX you are given. Computers usually do this for

Value in Healthcare

Happy August – it’s the mid-point of Summer, and insurance carriers are calculating premium increases for Fall rate actions. Will COVID raise or lower premiums? Kaiser reporting released a preview

Let Freedom Ring

Hello Friends, I hope your independence holiday was filled with joy and relaxation! On this day, I am reminded about the many freedoms we have and also don’t have. As

Happy July & Let Freedom Ring!

This July I treasure any sense of freedom I have. Liberty is challenged everywhere I look. As COVID-19 disrupts our sense of normalcy, self-care and self-direction become more important. Systems

High Anxiety

Happy June, and I send my thoughts and prayers to our struggling world. Deep inequities, pain, anger, uncertainty, and trauma plague us all. Anxiety is high as we ache for

Here Comes the Sun

Happy June, and may we please have more sun than gloom this month in San Diego! Speaking of the sun – photophobia, or light sensitivity is often triggered from migraine

May Flowers are Still Blooming!

Happy May, from a distance. It’s been quite the Spring, and my prayers go out for the health and safety of you and your loved ones. It’s also Nurses month

Project of Hope – A Bong For Mom

The Canna Nurse Show Our friends Joyce Gerber and Amie Searles from The Canna Mom Show wanted to share her thoughts about Project Hope: A Bong for Mom. We hope

Hug a Nurse

May Day! It’s May 1st, and the month to recognize nurses for protecting, promoting and improving healthcare for all. May also brings awareness for blood pressure, stroke, arthritis, skin cancer,

Telemedicine - Medical Cannabis Cards

Telehealth Medical Cannabis Cards

Mass, Iowa, NY and VT Patients Coming Together to Help ALL Patients! Medical Cannabis Patients NEED and DESERVE to have access to cannabinoids AND not all medical cannabis patients have

Spring fever on hold

Courage & Prayers this April I am sending my prayers to all of you in this time of crisis. Life is suddenly changed, and we must adapt to COVID-19 devastating

Telemedicine MMJ Card Certifications

Medical Cannabis Patients need to have access to cannabinoids. As we are being asked to consciously social distance it is essential that medical cannabis patients who have limited access to

American Cannabis Nurses Association – COVID-19

Official Statement Issued from The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) official statement about COVID19. Patients need access, but we need to be careful about

Marching into Spring 2020

Happy Springtime, and happy 3rd official Anniversary to Holistic Caring! Since inception (in 2016) we have been working hard to make a difference. Our nurse navigators have helped hundreds of

Growing with Love & CBD

CBD is a wonder drug! CBD is a must have daily supplement! Have you heard the headlines? Have you seen CBD advertised in your local boutique? What is so special

Educating Our Youth – Mom Gives Thanks

Sherri receives an email from a mom of two boys who interviewed her for a school project on Cannabis. The mom who arranged the interview at the GreenNurse Group is

Blog Post - The Canary in The Coal Mine

The canary in the coal mine

Veterans have long suffered physical and mental health conditions that impact quality of life. A recent study surveyed Veterans cannabis use and found they are using it to treat chronic

Balancing autoimmune with cannabinoids

This month’s co-author is our Palm Desert RN, Ruth Hill, who breaks down the effects of cannabinoids on autoimmune disease (AD). Autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s hyperactive immune system

Valentine Stocks

Want to give cannabis stocks to your Valentine? Ruth, our nurse in Palm Desert thought it might be fun to discuss Cannabis Investing as a fun, safe topic at your

Cannabis Nurses Respond to FDA News Release

The FDA news release on November 25th, 2019 states “Based on the lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food, the FDA is also indicating today that

Positively Processing Perception

A collaborative approach on healing perception through “Positively Processing Perception.” This can be any type of perception or language that you have been contemplating or questioning. Let’s have a conversation

Energy Healing With Registered Nurses

Energy medicine, energy therapy, energy healing, vibrational medicine, psychic healing, spiritual medicine or spiritual healing are branches of alternative medicine based on a belief that healers can channel healing energy

Chronic Pain, Lifestyle Changes, and You

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a condition that causes chronic pain, you may be wondering how you can manage a new lifestyle without sacrificing everything you love. Take heart

A Call to Action for the Massachusetts Hemp Industry

Join the The Green Nurses at The Massachusetts Hemp Coalition In conjunction with the Massachusetts hemp farming community The Green Nurse and the Mass community of hemp farmers, manufacturers/processors, retailers,

Living Your Best Life

What does it mean to “Live Your Best Life?” What does that mean? It means that you are waking up everyday with determination to make the most of what you

Ward Off Your Troubles Through Self-Care

Why do so many people fall victim to mental illness these days? Over 16 million adults have suffered a major depressive episode in the past year, and there’s no telling

Hemp Hearts for Health

Reap The Benefits of this Powerfully Sowed Seed Hemp hearts, hemp-seeds, hemp nuts. What’s the difference between these three products? Well, nothing. Hemp seeds are actually hemp nuts, and they’re

Hospice Patient – Cannabis

He answered the door in his bathrobe, hunched over and looking down. He was unable to speak because he had a tracheostomy. He was on hospice care dying of esophageal

Cannabis Patent

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation

Canna Nurses Speak Out

American Cannabis Nurses Association Supports New Cannabis Schedule For immediate release September 12, 2017 – Wheat Ridge, CO – A survey of nurses conducted by the American Cannabis Nurses Association

Plant Power

REWARDED with a smile, a hug and a whole lot of love for assisting a new medical cannabis patient. Our GreenNurse™ shares about her patient who doesn’t know what it

It’s Personal

It’s been an awesome journey of self discovery and healing to step into my passion of helping others utilize cannabis as a medicine. As one of the GreenNurses I have

Get Your Card & Keep Your Job

Firing somebody with a medical-marijuana prescription is illegal discrimination, court rules By adamg on Mon, 07/17/2017 – 10:49am The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that voter approval of medicinal marijuana

The Green Nurse 4 U

The Green Nurse is on your side!! Nurses are healthcare providers who strive to promote health, prevent illness and alleviate suffering. The fundamental principles of nursing are compassion and respect

Doctor Green

Growth in Health is EMPOWERING people to make choices to support optimal health while managing symptoms of chronic illness. Please take a peek at the history of the American Medical

Seeker of Green Knowledge

I have experimented with marijuana throughout my life enjoying the social aspects of getting high. It wasn’t until I got sick in 2012 that I could fully appreciate what this

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