Cannabis consumption can be paired with a clean eating lifestyle to help manage pain and inflammation while providing many other health benefits. If you’re new to healthy eating with cannabis to support your health and wellness, this guide will help you get started along with over 25 medicated anti-inflammatory recipes.
Healthy Eating With Cannabis
Should medical or recreational cannabis consumption be integrated with a healthy, clean eating lifestyle for best results?
Speaking from the perspective of a both Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, the answer is YES!
Cannabis consumption and clean eating truly are a perfect pair for naturally improving one’s health and wellbeing.
Throughout history, hundreds of thousands of people have found relief from their most debilitating symptoms and conditions by simply changing their diet and adding cannabis consumption to their lifestyle.
Just like the students I teach in my Cannabis Compass Online Course, you too can learn how to use cannabis and nutrition to manage inflammation, immune health, digestive health, preventative health, and more.
Why People Are Turning to Natural Alternatives
Science has already shown us that many lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease can be treated, and oftentimes reversed, through proper nutrition, exercise, and natural alternatives like cannabis consumption.
For many people, choosing a holistic approach to health care is much better for their overall mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
One of the most amazing parts about cannabis consumption is that it is a natural alternative treatment, like dietary changes, that has very few unwanted side-effects.
Heavy OTC and prescription medication use are common these days.
While they work well for some people, many find that they cause several unwanted side effects such as digestive issues, inflammation, brain fog, dependency, and more.
Many of my Cannabis Compass Course students experienced long term medication use but reported that the pills never fixed the underlying problems. Rather, they covered it up like a bandaid.
That’s what led them to try cannabis as an alternative treatment option.
Unlike conventional treatments, a holistic lifestyle based on clean eating, joyful exercise, and plant-based alternatives can not only improve symptoms but may actually address the root cause of the problem.
Why Cannabis Consumption Works With Clean Eating
Cannabis consumption works because the human body contains what is known as an endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is proven to help with homeostasis in the body by acting as a balancing mechanism with other body systems such as circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems.
Clean eating is also proven to help with homeostasis in the body. CBD are organic compounds found within the hemp plant that interact with endocannabinoid receptors in the human body and trigger a variety of effects.
With a clean digestive tract, your body will be much more capable of breaking down CBD and using its amazing components to help with your problem.
This explains further into why pairing CBD with clean eating foods is important for best results. A diet heavy in processed foods will decrease, if not totally diminish all the benefits from the CBD because of its interference.
Remember we are trying to fix the root of the problem. You will only fix the root of your problem by healing yourself from the inside out, and that is accomplished through feeding your body healthy and clean nutrients from whole foods, supplementing with natural alternative medicine, and incorporating daily movement into your lifestyle.
When CBD is paired with clean eating and a healthy lifestyle, the benefits are endless.
After implementing these three things, many people report benefits such as weight loss, clearer skin, better focus, better sleep, more energy, less bloating, less anxiety, better moods, and so much more.
This natural and organic combination really is life changing by giving you a happier, healthier life.
CBD is also great to add into many recipes such as smoothies, dressings, lattes, and more.
If you are interested in learning more clean recipes to integrate with CBD, check out my blog, where I have written many delicious, clean eating CBD recipes that will help you add more clean food and CBD into your weekly meals!
Pairing Clean Eating & Cannabis Consumption
While many people find relief from their chronic conditions like pain, inflammation, and more with just cannabis alone, others find much more relief when they combine their consumption with a clean eating lifestyle.
The food that we put into our body not only affects the number on the scale, it also affects our mood, energy levels, concentration, sleep, skin, and overall well being.
Just like cannabis consumption is individual to each person, so is nutrition and diet.
Not everyone will need to follow the same type of diet, which is why I like to follow the clean eating philosophy, which allows any diet to easily work.
Whether you follow a gluten-free, plant-based, sugar-free, Paleo or other type of lifestyle, it can all be integrated with the clean eating philosophy.
Clean eating is preferred over the common Standard American Diet which includes a large amount of processed and prepackaged foods that can be damaging to our health.
Our bodies are able to break down and use clean foods much easier than processed foods. Vitamins and minerals are also much more bioavailable in clean foods when compared to processed foods.
Processed foods that contain many ingredients are foreign to our bodies, creating many complications when digestion takes place.
Problems like bloating, uncomfortability, fatigue, constipation, etc,.
When processed foods are eaten daily this causes even more problems that eventually can lead to diseases such as heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, inflammation, and more
Processed foods are also many times stripped from their natural vitamins and minerals that you find in clean whole foods.
This then causes malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies which can lead to brittle hair and nails, loss of hair, loss of energy, insomnia, skin problems, neural damage, and memory loss.
What Are Clean Eating Foods
Clean eating foods are commonly defined as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and certain meats and dairy products. Clean eating foods have little to just one ingredient listed.
Clean eating foods can come fresh, frozen, or canned.
It is however very important when buying foods are frozen or canned to check for any added ingredients, such as salt, sugar, or preservatives that would take away from the “clean” part of it.
For example, if purchasing a frozen “processed” vegetable such as cauliflower rice, if the ingredient only listed is cauliflower, then that is a clean frozen food. However, if there are other ingredients such as salt, xanthan gum, or preservatives, then it is best to stay away.
And for more help with implementing a clean eating lifestyle, be sure to check out my brand new 4th cookbook, the Clean Eating Meal Prep Cookbook.
This refreshing and rehydrating All-Natural Cannabis Energy Drink is a homemade version of a electrolyte replacement sports drink, made with no artificial ingredients or sugars, and is perfect for a clean-eating lifestyle.
This delicious, refreshing CBD smoothie is the perfect combination of tart and sweet, and it’s filled with antioxidant-rich additions like ground flax, turmeric, and cinnamon. The ingredients of this smoothie provide both prebiotics and probiotics, which are important for good gut health and digestion.
This Green Dream Hemp Seed Smoothie is a whole-food, plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free smoothie that tastes amazing while delivering an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants. This smoothie includes options for infusing this drink with CBD oil if desired.
This delicious CBD Anti-Inflammatory Summer Squash Smoothie is naturally gluten-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly, has a delicious, sweet taste from the peaches and contains a full serving of vegetables.
Using natural ingredients like blueberries, lavender, and CBD oil, this delicious Blueberry Lavender Stress Relief Smoothie is the ultimate holistic cure for stress relief by combining ingredients that can naturally help ease stress, panic, and anxiety. This recipe is Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, AIP recipe friendly, and Vegan.
Discover how to make a delicious Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte, a warming herb & spice-infused beverage at-home to naturally support your holistic lifestyle with anti-inflammatory health benefits and mouth-watering flavor. This Cannabis-Infused Chai latte is naturally vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, and Keto-diet friendly.
Cannabis-Infused Golden Milk is a creamy, delicious warm beverage made with anti-inflammatory superfoods like turmeric, cannabis, and coconut oil to help nourish the body and soothe chronic inflammation. Naturally plant-based, this recipe is vegan, paleo, AIP, and Keto-diet friendly.
Side & Snack Recipes
A delicious, tangy, creamy homemade cannabis ranch dressing with various ranch dressing options and cannabis infusion options to fit any taste and preference!
Enjoy this fresh and delicious beet and walnut salad as a hearty plant-based, easy-to-prep meal. Made with fresh cannabis greens, roasted beets, savory goat cheese, and walnuts this salad while provides the body with important fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Learn how to make a delicious CBD Infused Vinaigrette with fresh strawberries, CBD hemp oil, and avocado oil to pair with a deliciously creamy Strawberry Burrata Salad that is naturally gluten-free, low-carb, and Keto diet-friendly.
Whether it be Valentine’s Day or a date-night-in, these CBD Chocolate Covered Strawberries will make your next special occasion indulgent, relaxing, and delicious with this easy to make recipe that is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and ready in as little as 10 minutes.
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