Today we talk with Donna Sage about hope and healing with cannabis and with Jill Lane about 7 foods for brain health.
Hope and Healing with Cannabis
Donna Sage, M.S.S.A., is a mother, wife, and health educator who lives in Denver, Colorado. Donna also writes for the Well Being Journal. Her story involves her daughter who at the age of 14 suffered from two concussions. This resulted in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic, debilitating headaches. They spent years undergoing various treatment plans, 3 of them were:
- REAP (resting, education, accommodations, pace). Six months of this method produced only minimal improvement in Ashley’s condition, and left her still suffering from incapacitating headaches.
- Prescription drugs. These proved expensive, toxic, and completely ineffective.
- Cannabidiol. CBD, which is derived from marijuana, proved to be non-toxic, and it relieved Ashley’s incapacitating headache within 30 minutes. We eventually began supplementing the CBD with THC (which is the psychoactive agent in marijuana) to obtain more comprehensive relief of our daughter’s concussion symptoms.
So, today Donna tells us their story. She tells us the struggles her family went through and where they are now. Her daughter experienced healing with cannabis along with so many others in the world. Cannabis should not be demonized, in fact, it should be praised for its healing capabilities. As well, we cover what the current legalities are when it comes to cannabis, and what the future looks like.
7 Foods for Brain Health
Along with the topic on cannabis and the brain, we talk with Jill Lane about what foods are great for brain health. Jill Lane is a pro-athlete health and nutrition coach and Founder of Fueling Champions. She is extremely knowledgeable on foods and supplements for optimal health and performance. Today she touches on what foods are extremely damaging to the brain like: alcohol, sugar, processed foods, artificial sweeteners, etc., and we cover which foods are amazing for the brain. If you want to hear Jill’s top 7, don’t miss this episode.