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 occasions to everyday episodes of intense pain and discomfort; this affliction can drastically alter one's quality of life. As we welcome Springtime, let's educate everyone about this condition and remind those around us who suffer they are not alone!
Endometriosis is an insidious disease where the tissues that line the uterus spread to other areas of the body causing spasms, contractions, pain during intercourse, heavy bleeding, and fibroids. Conventional treatment consists of NSAIDS like Motrin to treat pain and inflammation, and hormone therapy to alter endocrine activity. Surgeries may remove some of the unwanted growths, but relief is short-lived as the growths reappear. In severe cases, it often leads to a hysterectomy, shortening a woman’s childbearing years.
Thanks to the Endocannabinoid system (ECS), our bodies are self-correcting to keep us in balance, or at homeostasis. As the master regulatory system in the body, the ECS should detect and stop the spread of these erroneous tissues, but an ECS signaling deficit prevents the proper response. Research into Endometriosis and the ECS shows a reduced expression of receptors and/or a reduced level of the endocannabinoids Anandamide or 2-AG. When the ECS is dysregulated, this balancing does not occur.
Normally the female reproductive system contains abundant cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes that would reduce inflammation and correct endocrine imbalances. When endocannabinoids are available, receptors multiply creating more docking locations. If one supplements with the phytocannabinoids from cannabis, the compounds can saturate these same receptors to keep them properly relaying messages to restore balance. This can reduce symptoms such as painful spasms, inflammation, fibroids, and may help with sleep and mood. Over time this may slow the proliferative growth of external tissue, halting the progression of the condition for some women.
Just like taking Vitamin D supplements if one is deficient, women can supplement with cannabinoids to provide the phytonutrients the body needs to regain balance. Fortunately, women have a range of powerful cannabis products to find the best fit for their needs.
If you or someone you love needs help in their healing journey, natural medicine may be the best option to find root cause relief. Our Green Nurse Approved CBD Marketplace offers a variety of natural CBD formulations to choose from. Experiment with several options, or call our Nurse Line to speak with an expert to save time and money getting started.
Learn More! Our newest program is called Weed Mom and takes you on a journey of how to use Cannabis as part of a multifaceted toolkit so that you can be your best self. Danielle was just interviewed in Florida discussing CannaMoms and appealed to common sense as we lose the grip of prohibition and the harms caused by that.
To celebrate we’re offering specials on both programs and products.
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Enjoy all-day wellness activities which are included such as yoga, meditation, water activities including snorkeling, kayaks, paddleboards and local village tours. Cannabis friendly with a dispensary at the resort with experiential learning. Various retreats offered including a private guided psilocybin retreat.
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Dr. Adam Abodeely is the Medical Director of both Coral Cove Wellness In Jamaica and Lumir Clinic here in the USA. We are in the early stages of planning our experiential medical cannabis retreats for health professionals and look forward to being able to offer these in 2024.
Blessings to you from all of us at Lumir Clinic, Holistic Caring & The Green Nurse
Elisabeth Mack, RN, BSN, MBA & Sherri Tutkus, RN, BSN