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Amy Cole
6 Tips for Newbies

6 Tips for Newbies

Hi Everyone,  Amy Here.For those of you who have visited my  store in Eastern TN,  thank you!  Several of my visitors are new to CBD and confused by all of the options. Here are six things newbies should know when thinking about what CBD product to try.  What are the 3 basic forms of hemp derived CBD? Hemp Derived CBD oil naturally contains three active compounds:  trace amounts of THC -Delta9 ( at <.3% ),  CBD and Terpenes.   To be called full spectrum,  you must have all three compounds present.  Broad Spectrum must have CBD plus terpenes to quality. CBD Isolate products...

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Exhausted & Sore After Exercising?  10 tips to boost your performance

Exhausted & Sore After Exercising? 10 tips to boost your performance

During exercise, we demand more energy and demand more from our muscles. This blog dives into what is happening inside our bodies as we increase the intensity of our workouts and provides 10 tips on how to boost your energy,  help your muscles recover and build muscle mass.  Energy Production Most of the energy we use in our bodies comes from trillions of mitochondria, each using oxygen and glucose to make and store the energy we need to move.  Our body stores surplus energy in three places;   blood,  liver/muscles and belly fat.  When we start exercising, glucose that is circulating...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis- what you need to know

Rheumatoid Arthritis- what you need to know

Rheumatoid Arthritis- what you need to knowRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is most likely to show up between the ages of 30 and 50 but also can show up later in life as we go over 60.  Before I talk about causes and treatment tips let's talk about how joints work.Bone joints are held together by tendons that connect muscles to bones and ligaments that connect bones to bones. The bones need to be isolated from touching each other directly otherwise the resulting friction causes wear or spurs. Each bone is covered with a cartilage which forms a smooth surface to reduce...

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Sleep and Aging

Sleep and Aging

Hi Everyone, There is plenty of literature out there that links sleep deprivation to a range of chronic diseases including brain related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and depression, heart attacks and diabetes. These diseases are also correlated with aging so I set off on a mission to see if I could figure out why we lose our ability to sleep as we age. The answer is not so simple.  The scientific community is just beginning to understand the pathways involved with falling asleep, waking up and how these pathways degrade with age.   Here is what I found.How do we fall asleep? ...

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