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my journey with cbd

CBD – My Journey

In February 2020, I hit rock bottom. I found myself in a position where I wasn’t able to move around my house, let alone succeed at work. I didn’t want to be alive again. I took a week off work at the advice of my doctor. I was once again told I was at the point where I needed to take medication for my mental health. Twenty-four hours later, I binned them all.

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Emilie Chartier Art – Healing And Creating by The Sea

At Karma Coast, as well as our passion for health and wellness, our roots are sunk deeply into music and the arts, and we firmly believe in the soul-healing power that comes with connecting through creating. The recently launched Karma Sessions are our way of sharing our love for music and its healing properties; bringing the community together, whilst showcasing some amazing local talent in the North East. In this same spirit, we’ve decided to launch a new section of our blog, chatting to local artists, musicians, and creatives, and sharing their stories with you. Our first guest is local artist Emilie Chartier, sharing about her connection to the North Sea, healing through creating, and the beauty in community.

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The Effects Of Stress On Our Physical And Mental Health

When was the last time you felt stressed? With over 50% of the population reporting feelings of overwhelming stress in their daily lives*1, it’s probable that it isn’t too difficult to recall. Many of us are aware that prolonged periods of stress can have damaging effects, both mental and physical, but few of us understand why, or what to do with this knowledge.

So, let’s talk about it.

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The Benefits of Cold Water Swimming In the North Sea

The Benefits of Cold Water Swimming In the North Sea Here at Karma Coast, we are firm advocates of wellbeing practices and using our natural resources for the greater good and their lifestyle benefits on the body and mind. For example, the North Sea in the UK, which is on

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CBD And Me

I’m not sure where to start really, I suppose it might be useful to ask the question “why did I think I needed CBD in my life?”

Well, I don’t recall thinking that I did actually but I do recall thinking that I was in physical pain every day in one form or another and I wasn’t happy about it. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t bed bound or struggling to get through the day, nothing that bad, It was just that 48 years of running around the planet at warp speed had taken its toll physically. I’m not the kind of person who can sit still you see, I’m always in search of an adventure, something, anything! (it turned out there was a very good reason for this, but we’ll come to that later).

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Improving Sports Performance with CBD

Improving Sports Performance with CBD

Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD have endured their fair share of scrutiny, coming from such a misunderstood background through decades of agenda-driven media and hearsay, slowly growing into a modern movement, becoming ingrained in holistic therapies, sports, and popular culture.

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CBD For Mind, Body And Soul Wellness

Our endocannabinoid system (ECS), the namesake of which is CBD’s mother plant, has been described by researchers as “a literal bridge between body and mind” and with the right approach and method for each individual, we can use CBD to strengthen this bridge. As individuals we may have all experienced the feeling of being “trapped inside your own mind” and now, as a society, we’ve been literally trapped inside for an unprecedented amount of time.

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Cannabis – What Are Terpenes?

The cannabis plant is thought to have evolved 19 million years ago on the Tibetan Plateau and to have spread to Europe about 1 million years ago. Cannabis has been an agricultural crop for millennia with production starting in China 5000 years ago and there are records of it being part of ancient Chinese medical practices. The fascinating chemistry of the cannabis plant is complex and has much in common with other plants except that it is a primary source of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the most active endocannabinoids.

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CBD And Inflammation, How Does It Work?

Over the last year CBD oils, balms and vaporisers have become increasingly popular and the public’s knowledge of their benefits and uses are more widespread than ever. However, as with anything popular, the spread of misinformation can become counterproductive to introducing people to the evidence-based benefits of CBD. With that in mind, does the use of CBD oil actually help inflammation in the body and does CBD oil boost your immune system?

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What Is CBD? And What Benefits Can CBD Hemp Oil Provide?

So what is CBD? Cannabidiol or CBD for short is the naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant which has a rich history as a go-to medicine dating back thousands of years. Present-day, the therapeutic properties of this wonderful extract, is now being investigated and acknowledged by medical professionals around the world.

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