There’s been so much hoopla going on about CBD oil; in fact, this has only been eclipsed recently by the coronavirus pandemic currently happening across the entire globe and especially at home in the good old U.S. of A. When considering using any product, whether it be CBD oil, a food item, some vitamin or other type of supplement, etc., it is always a good idea to do your “due diligence.” In other words, do some research on what you are about to purchase and make sure it’s a bona fide product, and not something cheap or deceptively packaged to get you to buy their product, when it really isn’t what you should be using (for your health and more). For example, why might you need CBD oil in your makeup?!
Make Sure You’re Buying a High-Quality Product
If you want to take advantage of CBD oil and its numerous health advantages, there are some things you should do to check if it’s a good product.
Whether you call it ADD or ADHD – the condition is the same. The older designation is attention deficit disorder (or, ADD); the current name is attention deficit hyperactive disorder (or, ADHD). The latter has three presentations as it is currently called, or subtypes: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined. So, you or your child can have trouble paying attention, be very overly active and impulsive, or can exhibit both kinds of behavior, hopefully at different times (for your sanity)!
Did you know that as of around 2011 when data was collected, 8.1% of adults in the US between the ages of 18-44 have been diagnosed with ADHD? Nearly 10% of children (6.4 million) were also diagnosed with ADHD ages 2-17. Seen globally, about 7.2% (129 million) kids have this condition. Scary, right?!
Hold on – not all behaviors that seem to fit into this diagnostic category mean you or your child has or doesn’t have ADHD. Let’s explore some myths about ADHD.
I don’t know about you, but I have cabin fever! I actually go to the grocery store way more than usual (and yes, they’re getting way too much of my money) just to get steps and fresh produce and be around other people. What I wouldn’t do for a nice relaxing cup of coffee inside a coffeehouse or a lunch/dinner at a lovely restaurant, being waited on. Dream on…at least for a while longer!
Whether you’re a practicing mental health professional, learning to become a professional, or just an interested and caring human being, you’ve probably heard about the psych meds that increasing numbers of people are being prescribed. In fact, it’s a regular part of conventional therapy, be it for mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and more, or for recovering individuals who have been into the drug scene. Perhaps you’re taking them yourself.
Are you perhaps wondering about all the side effects people experience from these meds? Many of the medications have general side effects like your taste buds changing, you can’t remember things like you used to, or you are experiencing frequent urination.
How could you have NOT heard all the hype about the Coronavirus?! All kinds of public events are being cancelled, places where people gather together are being scrutinized because of fear of spreading the virus. School classes are being cancelled. (Thank goodness for online studying!) We’re running out of hand sanitizer because people are hoarding out of fear. (By the way, conventional anti-bacterial hand sanitizing products also kill off your strong, protective immune system germs in addition to the bad guys. That’s why I use natural-based products which only kill the disease causing germs.)
Are you over 50 now, or are you interested in finding out what awaits you after 50? Well … let’s see what changes. First of all, the aging process (we are all in that process although it makes itself more noticeable later rather than earlier for most of us) is a downhill one. If you think that’s bad news, the good news is that there is plenty you can do about it and stay younger than your fellow Americans as you age.
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.