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Wellness seminar to discuss how to live in a balanced state

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Koru Real Wellness will host a free digital education seminar, Whole Health 101, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 28.

The seminar will discuss how it’s possible to live in a balanced state through holistic health approaches including diet, CBD, movement techniques and medical cannabis. Learn how these tools can play a role and potentially be the bridge to aid in common health conditions such as chronic pain, sleep issues, anxiety and depression.

The event will feature a panel of holistic health experts: Dr. Michael Kaye of the Center for Functional Health, Mitchell Ebert of Mitchell’s Medicinals CBD Healing Products, Colin Kirts of Koru Real Wellness and Megan McElhinney of Restore Medical Marijuana Dispensary.

In the following interview, Mitchell Ebert gives a sneak peak of his offerings and the ways in which they can enhance lives in combination with other holistic modalities that will be detailed during the seminar.

What are the benefits of CBD?
Since each of our endocannabinoid system’s tone is different, the health benefits of CBD vary from person to person. The most common health conditions treated with CBD are anxiety, sleep/insomnia, chronic pain and depression.

What are the forms it comes in?
CBD or cannabidiol can be administered in many ways. Since our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is distributed throughout our entire body (our brain, visceral organs, peripheral nervous system, immune system and our skin) using CBD topically, orally, sublingually, inhaling (vaping or smoking with caution) and even rectally, are ways it can be used.

Do they contain THC?
CBD and THC are just two of the compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant. There are over 100 other phytocannabinoids that we are now discovering that have medicinal value.
THC is separated and reduced when buying an “over the counter” hemp derived product. The THC is reduced to the minimum allowable percentage by law (.03%), which will not cause any impairment or “high” when used.

Who is it best suited for?
Anyone that is trying to find natural and non-toxic ways to improve their health. Everyone from a senior citizen trying to manage their chronic pain to a teenager trying to reduce their anxiety. It’s safe and non-habit forming.

What is the connection with functional medicine?
At the core of The Center for Functional Health, caring for and maintaining the body’s health is an act of integrating treatment methods, not separating them. CBD, movement techniques, and medical cannabis are examples of such treatment methods.

Please talk about the uptick in the use of medicinal marijuana.
Medical marijuana is approved in 33 states, including Pennsylvania.
Through each state’s Department of Health and the oversight of medical experts, these states have evaluated the emerging science on the ECS and decided that it is more important to help people suffering with serious medical conditions that cannabis is known to help treat. Complex medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, ALS, epilepsy, Crohns/IBS, autism, which are all difficult to treat conditions from an allopathic medicine standpoint. Medical cannabis can help alleviate symptoms of these conditions and in some cases have life-changing effects. ECS is not taught in medical school.

What else would you like readers to know?
I’ve been researching and studying cannabis therapeutics since 2015. The science is overwhelming. Once people get past the idea that it is a banned substance and they learn how these phyocannabinoids support our ECS naturally, a light bulb goes off in their head.
 
Diet, lifestyle and exercise are critical to a healthy ECS, added Ebert, who encourages individuals to virtually attend the event and get involved in the discussions.
 
To register for the free educational event, go to wearekoru.com.

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