Breaking down plant and process

Many clients say “we’re out of options” when they make an appointment with us. Heavy pharmaceuticals don’t help much, and their side effects frequently lead to more medications. Many patients are taking a lot of meds, but our bodies work better the fewer pills that we take. Pain, arthritis, digestion, mental health, neurological and immune issues make people feel like they have no choice, so they take pills.


What if a more natural way existed?  What if you could use CBD/Cannabis medicine as a springboard to the holistic path out of pain and discomfort, where you utilize your body’s own compensatory mechanisms. Give your body fuel with nutrition emphasizing whole foods to minimize sugars, get yourself moving and stretching again. You will sleep more regularly, talk about your worries and truly connect with others. Finding your purpose truly propels everything. 


Conventional medicine does a poor job emphasizing this path because it is not reimbursed by our “sick care” system. Holistic practitioners use this approach with committed clients, but it takes time and patience. The good news for you is that there is a way to expedite the holistic path and it means supplementing the endocannabinoid system (ECS).  

You are hard wired for this plant.  We can supplement and heal the endocannabinoid system, and that will lead you to better health!


FACT: Human bodies are hard-wired for this plant. We can support and heal the endocannabinoid system which leads to better health.


“Eat, Sleep, Relax, Forget, Protect” – Vincenzo Di Marzo, Italian scientist coined that term to indicate the importance of the ECS.

The ECS is a master regulatory system which brings your cells into balance or homeostasis.  There are more receptors in the ECS than any other in your body and it is involved in all of your physiological functions of life.


Cannabinoids (from your body or the cannabis plant) help balance:

  • Mood regulation and emotions

  • Appetite, metabolism, insulin sensitivity

  • Endocrine, HPA, fight or flight response
  • Memory and cognitive focus

  • Inflammation & immune system regulation

  • Tumor suppression and patrol of errors

  • Pain perceptions and sensations

  • Muscle tone and movement

  • Extinction of bad memories and the fear response

  • Protection of the nerves and brain wiring

  • Sleep, circadian rhythms, REM



What happens when this system gets disrupted and stops working?

  • Chronic pain, neuropathic or central pain syndromes 
  • Cancers and Immune failure 
  • Neurological issues like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, seizures, Autism
  • Auto-immune disease like Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and migraines
  • Mood disorders like anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) distress like Crohn’s and IBS
  • Endocrine disorders like diabetes, obesity and bone loss
  • Stress and general distress from burned out states


If you could reset your endocannabinoid system, would you do it?

Holistic Caring clients say yes – with help.  Nationwide, the “Pot Doc” grants the ID card to go to the dispensary, but that system serves those who want to relax or amp up – not to guide medical patients who need to get well. This is where the Holistic Caring coach comes in.


Our personal assessment process uncovers what to add or remove to promote healing and wholeness.  Plus, we help you do so.


Holistic Caring Coaches address:

  • Nutritional intake with specific recommendations to boost your ECS

  • Movement, range of motion, strength, flexibility 

  • Connection, spirituality, purpose and internal well being 

  • Pain – acute or chronic by creating a plan to turn down the signaling

  • Sleep – help achieve restorative sleep, critical to everything else


The endocannabinoid (ECS) advantage:

There is a shortcut  – supplementation. Phyto-cannabinoids like THC, CBD, THCA, CBDA, CBG, CBN, and various ratios made from the cannabis plant will mimic your endogenous compounds to boost repair.   Give your body what it needs at a cellular level and it starts to heal itself. We teach you exactly how to shop, dose and titrate all of these medicines.


The Holistic Caring   treatment plans integrate:

  • Traditional medical path, medications and treatments

  • Holistic and natural approaches to consider and adopt

  • Cannabinoid supplements in specific ratios, dosing, frequency


Cannabis medicine takes time and adjustments to find what is right for you. What works for your neighbor may not work for you because everyone has a different ECS. Have you ever smoked weed? Do you remember your friend laughing and skipping? Did you get paranoid or sleepy? Same medicine, different reactions. Your endocannabinoid system is set to a different tone than anyone else and we need to find what will balance you.


Our holistic medicine approach will uncover lifestyle changes to make and cannabinoid supplements to try.  Effectiveness is gauged by the week, so be patient in determining what works, what doesn’t and how to adjust until progress is made. We connect you with dispensaries or producers that meet our standard of care with safe, licensed, lab-tested products that give you the best value for healing. If you are sick, then you need professional and supportive guidance. We provide the peace of mind in taking this option.


Options for medical cannabis – ways to supplement your ECS include:

  • Tinctures, concentrates and extracted oils

  • Micro-dosed edibles, capsules and long-acting remedies

  • Vaporization, oral sprays and short-acting relief

  • Topicals, gels and transdermal patches

  • Suppositories of CBD or THC to battle illness without any high

  • A combination approach using everything above with spaced dosing


The legal medical cannabis industry in America

The federal government started prohibiting access to cannabis starting in 1937 due to racism, corporate interests and ignorance. In 1970, cannabis was placed into Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act to state that it had no medical purpose and was highly abusive. This made it a felony to possess and impossible to use as medicine.  Underground movements survived and folk medicines for natural healing were hidden. The state of California passed Prop 215 in 1996, ushering in the medical cannabis industry of today. California passed Proposition 64 in 2016, making cannabis accessible to adults age 21+. 

Safe access is now in 36 states.  We will help you stay safe, compliant and comfortable to navigate within the systems.


Over 25,000 medical studies on medical cannabis and the ECS exist in the National Institute for Health’s database.

There are research specifics and data that can guide best practices;


Polling shows that 87% of Americans favor medical use and 66% favor recreational use of cannabis. The crisis in our healthcare system shows us that self-care is the best way forward post-COVID.  Modulating the ECS is the most effective and efficient way forward to better health and wellbeing. 


Costs are escalating, cancer “cures” don’t cure, and 130 people die every day from opiates. Heart disease, cancer and stroke – these top 3 U.S. ailments are helped by boosting the ECS to work by reducing inflammation, inducing apoptosis and aiding neuroprotection. Our own health is in our hands – like never before. Be empowered with this approach.


Cannabis is not covered by insurance – but then again not much is anymore.  High deductible plans are now the norm. Covered California offers deductibles this year of $6,300 for an individual and $12,600 for a family. Prescription deductibles are separate. As an insured, you pay premiums and shoulder all the costs before insurance kicks in. The wellness path with cannabinoids gives you the best shot at healing with the least cost and an opportunity to truly heal.


All people should have the right to try cannabis as medicine.  Holistic Caring can help with the path. We are the access point because we educate, guide and support you in trying these various medicines. Your health and life depend on this and we honor that. Having someone to help navigate this nascent industry and medical cannabis system will save time, money and give hope for living a longer, fuller life.  The biggest hurdle for patients in accessing medical cannabis is fear and not knowing where to turn for sound, credible advice. That is why Holistic Caring is here.