Nacho Cheese

Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.

Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.
Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.
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Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.
Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.
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  1. Boil potatoes and carrots about 20 minutes, until soft. Strain. Dump into a blender along with all other ingredients. Blend on high until smooth. Serve over vegetables or pasta, use as a dip, or drizzle over anything! Stores in the fridge for several days.
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Goulash

Goulash
Goulash
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Spinach Taco Salad

Spinach Taco Salad is what's for lunch on this HempE Monday!
Spinach Taco Salad is what's for lunch on this HempE Monday!
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Spinach Taco Salad is what's for lunch on this HempE Monday!
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Energizes you to make it through the afternoon!

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Say Goodbye to Dry Skin!

Moisturize Inside Out with Hemp

Moisturize Inside Out with Hemp

When your skin is dry and cracked, do you think of lotions, ointments and creams? I used to, too! I can’t count the moisturizers I’ve recently disposed of, because I don’t need to moisturize from the outside anymore.

My hands used to be so dry they would crack and bleed, especially at this time of year.

dry-skin

Since taking hemp seed oil capsules, I do not need hand lotion. I never expected this benefit, who’d have thought about moisturizing from the inside out!?

Internal moisturizing never occurred to me until clients started asking what I have for creams, showing me their hands. I can relate to what they are going through. I’ve been on that mad hunt, going from one brand, to another, and another. Some have hurt instantly, with a stinging or burning sensation so bad that it would never near my hands again! It finally dawned on me why I no longer have this issue – hemp seed oil capsules are the key that locked my dry skin battle away.

Soft Skin with Hemp Oil

Hemp oil moisturizes at a cellular level, providing your body with the essential fatty acids it needs. The fats it contains have a similar composition to our skins, making it an effective moisturizer and protectant. It is the best thing for dry, dehydrated skin (as well as hair, nails, and eyes, too!). Externally applying hemp seed oil is helpful too, while your skin rejuvenates from within. It absorbs quickly, lubricates your skins’ cells, balances oil production, and does not block pores.

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Hemp = Brain Health

CBD Hemp Brain Health

FOOD FOR THOUGHT?

With the back to school season just around the corner,

we share 6 reasons hemp is the perfect food for brain health.

1) ESSENTIAL FATS

All of our body’s tissues contain fatty compounds, but for the brain, fat is a vital substance. The human brain consists of nearly 60 percent fat! Fatty acids are crucial to the brain’s performance. The human body uses these special fats to build brain cells, as well as support brain functionality and behavior.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) must be consumed from the foods we eat, because our bodies do not make them. There are only two known EFA’s, which are:

  1. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a major component of Omega-3
  2. Linoleic acid (LA), a major component of Omega-6

These 2 EFA’s metabolize* in the body, each forming a longer chain of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA’s).

  1. ALA is converted into Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), as well as other PUFA’s with less significance to brain health.
  2. LA is converted into Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and Arachidonic acid (AA).

Omega-3 fatty acids

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

Stearidonic acid (SDA)

Eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA)

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA)

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

 Omega-6 fatty acids

Linoleic acid (LA)

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)

Dihomo-Gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA)

Arachidonic acid (AA)

 

Arachidonic acid (AA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) account for approximately 20% of the brains fatty acid content. As long as you consume enough ALA & LA, your body will manufacture as much DHA, EPA, GLA and AA as it needs.

These EFA’s promote learning, processing, and memory storage; improve academic performance, behavior, focus and attention; benefit cognitive development and function; regulate our stress response; and are neuroprotective (offering protection to the brain cells from oxidative stress). They are involved in neurological development, growth and formation, repairing of neurons, and improving intelligence.

An improper balance** of Omega’s can lead to a variety of mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, or have negative effects on your mental and physical health. EFA’s correlate with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning deficits, autism, brain allergies, dyslexia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, dementia, alzheimer’s, brain deterioration, cognitive decline, schizophrenia, dyspraxia (DCD), huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson’s, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), depression, and aggression.

*The bodies ability to convert EFA’s can be impacted by too much trans and saturated fats, high cholesterol, low protein, and vitamin deficiencies of B3, B6, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, and calcium.  Intake of these vitamins and minerals helps optimize the conversion of EFA’s to the long chain PUFA’s. Hemp seeds are low in trans and saturated fats and cholesterol, and an excellent source of protein, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B’s.  Hemp provides Stearidonic acid (SDA), an Omega-3, and GLA, an Omega-6, which further assist the conversion of Omega’s effectively, and maximizes the benefit of EFA’s. 

**The ideal Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio is anywhere between 1:1 and 4:1. Hemp naturally provides us with a 3:1 ratio, food for a healthy brain!

2) OLEIC ACID

Omega-9 (Oleic acid), though not considered an EFA, is present in Hemp and seems to be necessary for proper brain function. Oleic acid has been associated with positive emotion, enthusiasm, sociability, assertiveness, imagination, intelligence, curiosity and creativity. Made of 70% fat (mostly Oleic acid) and 30% protein (hemp being a great source of), myelin is the protective covering around the nerves (neurons) in the brain. Myelin is vital for nerve functioning, enabling effective communication of information.

3) VITAMIN E

Vitamin E helps preserve brain function and protects neurons from oxidation, playing an important role in healthy neurological aging. Thus, a healthy intake of vitamin E (you guessed it, Hemp) can prevent or slow the rate of cognitive decline, and the onset of serious neurodegenerative disorders.

4) B VITAMINS

“B” complex vitamins, perhaps should stand for Brain! Sometimes called the happy or anti-stress vitamins, they improve energy levels, assist with depression, and increase tolerance to stress. B vitamins produce and help balance your neurotransmitters known as serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). A deficiency in serotonin can cause anxiety, insomnia, low self-esteem, negative thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Without adequate GABA you may be easily stressed or feel overwhelmed. Dopamine helps you focus. If you lack dopamine you may experience a lack of energy and motivation. Hemp provides Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3) and B6.

5) MINERALS

Magnesium is fundamental to the learning process, quality of sleep, and short and long term memory. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function. Hemp is a good source of both magnesium and manganese.

6) ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

Humans have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which is comprised of CB-1 and CB-2 receptors. Our bodies make cannabinoids for the receptors throughout our body. The cannabinoids associated with mood, behaviour and neurological health are Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene (CBC), Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THVc), and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Although Industrial Hemp is not a significant source, trace cannabinoids still exist and stimulate this system.

 

ARE YOU READY?

Hemp can be added to your daily diet in so many ways! I personally take the hemp seed oil capsules every morning, and incorporate seasoned hemp seeds into my meals throughout the day.

Okanagan Green Hemp Oil

Okanagan Green Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) Oil Capsules

Just 4 Okanagan Green Hemp Oil Capsules will provide you with:

  1. 510 mg Omega-3 ALA
  2. 33 mg Omega-3 SDA
  3. 1550 mg Omega-6 LA
  4. 111 mg Omega-6 GLA
  5. 287 mg Omega-9 Oleic acid
  6. 185 mg Vitamin E