Sustainable Health

There are more cases of autoimmune disorders, Autistic Spectrum disorders, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, asthma & allergies, anaphalaxis, alzheimers and mental health than any other time in our history. That is despite all the developments in medicine that we have experienced in the west. I and many others believe that what lies behind all these conditions is an inflammatory response to toxins. This may be an over simplification but for the majority the simple truth is their body is responding to what it is provided either from the environment or from the food they eat.


Resolving the inflammation is the easiest, cheapest and most effective way we can help ourselves. The human body was designed by nature to heal itself through the immune system, which starts in the gut and requires the right mix of nutrition, vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals to maintain a good microbial balance to maintain cellular health. The immune system is designed to be challenged to evoke an adaptive response, allowing it to cope with any environmental attack, be it bacterial, viral or environmental toxins.Maintaining a healthy immune system is critical to maintain good health, after all it is the first line of defense against invading bacteria, viruses and toxins. So it is important that we maintain this through nutrition in the food we eat, but also eliminate the toxins that exist in our environment and in the food that we eat.


The best way to achieve this is it buy Organic food free from pesticides and fertilisers, it should form the staple of our every day foods, ideally sourced locally from farmers in your local community and/or start growing yourself.By taking responsibility for our own health and seeking natural alternatives to Pharmaceuticals we regain control, we learn to be informed as we educate ourselves on what is good and what is bad, and we make our own decisions about our own health. We need to protect the NHS as a front line service for emergency medicine, about the best in the world, but we are trapped in a cycle of symptomatic responses, never addressing the underlying problem. Increasingly doctors are starting to recognise the short comings of their medical training and are looking to nutrition for safe answers, is your doctor?


It is important to highlight and remind us of our basic human rights, the law mandates that the State has an obligation to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. In particular, the rights to adequate food and to health providing clear protections for all people against excessive or inappropriate use of pesticides. This approach to pesticides guarantees the principles of universality and non-discrimination, under which human rights are guaranteed for all persons, including vulnerable groups, who disproportionately feel the burden of hazardous pesticides. Ensuring a clean supply of food is vital for immune health and should be available to all.The simplest things can have the greatest reward, they cost nothing and everyone can do them.

  • Buy / Grow Organic: Now clearly this is a controversial issue, with protagonists on both sides of the argument. But food free from chemicals offers at the very least an option, and at most a healthier immune system with fewer autoimmune deficient illnesses, mental health problems, gastrointestinal issues and a cleaner environment to support all forms of life.
  • Learn to Breath: The breath has a direct link into all systems of the body and is the only system controlled by the autonomic nervous system that can be voluntarily controlled through the somatic nervous system. By regulating the breathing you gain direct access to the autonomic system enabling you to regulate the whole body. Find a Yoga or Tai Chi teacher and ask them to teach you how to breath. Neither are a religion, a government or an ideology, they are simply tools to help you access your inner world. 

In the rest of this section though we will address how Hemp can be used as a source of nutrition and medicine.


Disclaimer: I am not your doctor and you are not my patient. This is not medical advice and is not intended to replace medical advice. Consult your doctor for advise about Nutrition and do your own research or seek advice from a professional Nutritionist. 

Nutritional Compounds

Essential Fatty Acids

 Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked with several health benefits. 

Protein

Hemp seeds are considered a complete protein source ideal for plant based diets, containing all 20 Proteins and more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein.

Minerals

Hemp seeds are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. 

Terpenes

Flavinoids

Cannabinoids