Science has shown us that there are many ways to consume our medicine, and eating or digesting cannabis as food has been around for a long time. Its natural to put it all together and make cannabis part of your daily dietary routine.
For many people "Wake n Bake" is a familiar term and using cannabis by smoking while having your morning coffee or tea is a tradition for many. However, these days cannabis consumers are looking for new and healthier ways to consume cannabis. Gummies are a quick and easy, very ordinary way to enjoy your medicine. But there are constantly questions about ingredients and sugar content.
For those looking for other ways to consume and to get the most from their investment in their medical cannabis, consuming raw cannabis is a great way to start. The NATIONAL Cannabis Industry Association tells us, " Studies have also shown that consuming raw cannabis has the potential to treat lupus, arthritis and neurodegenerative diseases, help stimulate appetite and decrease nausea, prevent the spread of malignant prostate cancer cells, and prevent cell damage that can lead to serious illness and poor health."
For me it only makes sense then to add my raw hemp or raw thc to all kinds of food that are already on the healing scale. The Southern Spine Institute suggests things like:.
Leafy green vegetables. Just as your parents told you, these vegetables are good for you. Collard greens, spinach, arugula, Swiss chard and kale are high in fiber and full of nutrients that reduce inflammation and enhance your immune system.
Garlic. This natural antibiotic is especially helpful for recovery from surgery or bacterial infections.
Shellfish. Seafood — like clams, mussels and oysters — offer nutrients, including large amounts of zinc, that support your immune system and promotes healing.
Eggs. Your body needs extra protein following surgery, and eggs provide large amounts of easily digestible protein. Eggs also contain healing minerals like iron and zinc, as well as vitamins B12 and A.
Oats. Rich in antioxidants and soluble fiber, oats help your body regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels. They also give you B vitamins, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron to strengthen your immune system.
Bone broth. Not so much a food itself, it’s a base for soups and stews. This collagen-rich liquid is packed with trace minerals, silicon, phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium and calcium. Bone broth reduces inflammation, promotes bone health, prevents infections and heals your gut lining.
Oily fish. Besides being good for your brain and eyesight, fish oil – or the oil from wild salmon –acts as an anti-inflammatory and painkiller. It provides protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins and selenium, which reduces inflammation and promotes healing.
Milk. A rich source of nutrients, the calcium and vitamin D in milk strengthen your bones, making it an ideal healing food for your spine after surgery. It’s also an important source of vitamin K and protein, which help your recovery process.
Organ meats. Perhaps the most nutrient-rich food available, organ meats are high in protein and offer loads of nutrients critical to recoveries, such as iron, zinc, vitamin A, B vitamins and copper. Organ meats, like liver and tongue, promote your immune response to heal wounds.
Probiotics. Composed of live bacteria and yeast, probiotics help your body control the bad bacteria responsible for infections. Kefir, sauerkraut, yogurt and kimchi are all popular cultured foods with plenty of good bacteria to help your body reduce inflammation and infections.
These 10 healing foods help you recover from an injury or surgery. But you’d be wise to avoid foods that inhibit healing. Processed foods, sugar and alcohol all lead to inflammation, slowing your recovery. If you have any doubts or need more guidance, don’t hesitate to contact your medical doctors at the Southeastern Spine Institute. They’ll get you back to feeling your best.
It is up to us to help our bodies have everything they need to be their best, so we can be our best. Smoking is not the answer for everyone or every situation and its time to consider adding your cannabis to the food you are eating. The easy way is to use Culinary Cannabis Spice Blends. Just a shake or two and you're on your way to a better bite.