Posts tagged Sleep
Episode 081: An Introduction to CBD with Dr. Hyla Cass

For years I’ve heard people rave about the benefits of CBD oil and how it’s only thing that helped them get a good nights sleep. So after years of taking prescriptions and supplements that weren’t very effective, I decided that it was time for me to give CBD oil a shot myself.

So a couple of months ago, a friend took me to a cannabis dispensary and the whole experience made me I realize that I had no context as to how to chose which options were best for me.

Were they organic? If so, what did that even mean? As we know, in the beauty industry, terms like “natural” and “organic” don’t hold weight because those terms haven’t been defined. 

How were they defined here?  Are some brands known as better sources than others? What’s the difference between THC and CBD? All of these questions whirled about in my brain so I decided that it was time for an episode on it.

In this week’s brand new episode of The Live FAB Life Podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Hyla Cass.

Dr Cass is an integrated physician and psychiatrist who combines the best of leading-edge natural medicine with the modern science in her clinical practice. She helps individuals withdraw from psychiatric medications and substances of abuse, or to avoid medication altogether, through the use of specific natural supplements, including her hemp oil extract.  

In this interview, you’ll hear us discuss:

  • An integrative approach for getting a good night’s sleep 

  • The relationship between cortisol (the stress hormone) and sleep

  • The role and implications of inflammation

  • Using CBD for sleep

  • The Endocannabonoid system

  • THC vs CBD

  • How to source quality CBD oil and figure out what’s the right dosage for you

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Episode 080: Getting Started with Herbs for Wellness, with Carly Lockman

In this episode, I'm joined by Carly Lockman, an Integrative Nutritionist & herbalist who specializes in helping women navigate the various stages of fertility including menstruation, preconception, pregnancy, postpartum & menopause.

We discuss:

  • Investigating your ancestral history for healing traditions

  • Getting started with herbs

  • Reputable herbal sources

  • Botanicals best for Spring

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Episode 078: Sleep, Stress and Hormones

“Sleep quality and duration should be considered a vital sign, as they are strong indicators of overall health and quality of life,”

As a society we’re sleeping less, in shorter durations, and it’s poor quality sleep. We’re dependent on sleep aides, now more than ever, which actually makes our sleep processed and artificial.

So why is this happening? Why are so many people not sleeping?

In this episode, you’ll hear me:

  • Share my personal struggles with sleep

  • Discuss all the ways poor sleep stresses our body

  • How poor sleep affects our hormones

  • List eight tips that help me get a better night’s sleep

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