Serenity Centered

Serenity. It’s a feeling we all know and have come to cherish. As we find moments of bliss, we feel at ease, we feel whole. Sometimes these moments come by the masses and sometimes they seem to be few and far between. Life happens fast and without realizing it, you can forget to take time for yourself. Taking a second to decompress and let your worries melt away is exactly what your “me” time is for.

The Root of It All™ knows that when you get back to your root and discover wellness, you find serenity. That’s the reasoning behind our holistic approach to developing all-natural, Ayurvedic remedies. We have found that combining the powers of Ayurvedic ingredients with varying ratios of THC and CBD, we can create condition specific, powerful plant-based remedies. While we do create products for everyday conditions, this feature is going to focus on two remedies that help you destress and slow things down.

As we approach National CBD Day, we only saw it fit to highlight our CBD rich remedy, EASE for stress relief. EASE combines a 10:1 ratio of CBD to THC with an Ayurvedic blend of lemongrass, bergamot, and ylang ylang. These ingredients are known to calm restlessness, promote comfort, and quiet the noise. So, the next time you’re looking to leave your stress behind reach for EASE, the all-natural, plant-based option.

Now you may not always be looking for stress relief, sometimes all you want to do is slow things down. Whether it’s at the end of a long day or just before a yoga session, you may be trying to find that blissful state of serenity. Our Ayurvedic remedy SLOW for calming is made to help you do just that! With an Ayurvedic blend of basil, sweet fennel, and orange, SLOW is bursting with culinary flavors and is a delight to the senses. It also combines this blend with a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD. These ingredients are all known to encourage calm, soothing comfort and relaxation. Find your calm the natural way and try SLOW today!

The time is now for you to find the natural solution to your everyday conditions. So, don’t forget to check out our other Ayurvedic remedies and see how The Root of It All™ can help take you through every pace of your day! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Tag us in a post and let us know where The Root of It All™ takes you, and how you use it in your day-to-day life!

LivWell PopUp Events!

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January was a busy month for us, from starting another year to launching in new dispensaries, we had our hands full. In the middle of January, we partnered with a handful of select LivWell Stores for a series of pop-up events. It was amazing to meet you, hear from you, and answer any questions you had… and good news, with your help and engagement, The Root of It All will be available in more LivWell Stores! We are beyond excited for this new step and can’t wait to see what the future holds! Check out our “Where To Buy” section to find the closest dispensary to you and discover a life rooted in wellness!

California Dreaming…

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The word is out…

Your favorite brand is now available in California! The Root of It All™ is hitting the shelves in local California neighborhoods. We are beyond excited for this announcement and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for The Root of It All™. So, we’re asking you, our TROIA family, to share your love for our company with anyone you know in California! Help us continue the TROIA movement as we branch out and expand our reach!

Be Kind to Yourself

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You may have started to notice a theme here at The Root of It All™; we are big on taking care of oneself. Whichever day you deem dedicated to YOU, the message remains the same. Taking care of yourself and doing what makes you happy is what we here at The Root of It All™ are passionate about.

Self-care comes in many forms and is going to mean different things for everyone, but it is so important to carve out that time to be your best self! We all have long days, and sometimes those days turn into longer weeks. How we deal with life’s ups and downs is going to be unique to each of us. The Root of It All™ is on a quest to help others discover a life rooted in wellness no matter what life throws at you and we do so by creating products formulated for everyday conditions. Whether you’re feeling stressed, run down, or those nagging joints and muscles are giving you trouble, The Root of It All™ is here for you.

Look we get it; everyday life comes with stress and sometimes those stresses can pile up and feel like a burden. That’s where our new product EASE for stress relief comes in handy (only available in California). EASE utilizes a 10:1 ratio of CBD to THC to help you quiet the noise. This essential oil blend is formulated with a powerful Ayurvedic blend of lemongrass, bergamot, and ylang ylang. These ingredients are all known to calm restlessness, promote comfort and a quiet mind. So, if you are looking to release your worries, leave you stress behind and escape to a state of tranquility with EASE.

Sometimes all you need is a mountain, snow, and something to shred with to get back to your natural self. Whether you’re skiing, boarding, hiking or just being active, making time to enjoy what you love doing most is a priority we can all agree on. Self-care can come in many forms, however, at times an active type of self-care can leave your body sore and aching. Look no further than REWIND for restoration, our essential ointment designed to ensure fast, localized relief every time. REWIND boasts a soothing Ayurvedic blend of turmeric, black pepper, and cloves. We selected each of these ingredients for their restorative and relieving properties. So, when those lingering pains pop back up, reach for the natural option and restore your body with REWIND.

No matter what self-care means to you, no matter how you go about it, we can all agree that making some ME time is important to our well-being. So, whether it’s going to a yoga class, jamming out on your guitar, carving up the slopes, or just binging a new show, The Root of It All™ is here to help take you through every pace of your day. And as always, don’t forget that we’re social! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Tag us in a post and use #ForMe to let us know how you’re working on self care!

Something Is Sprouting Up in Colorado!

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Pop-up Events Happening this Month at LivWell!

Have you been curious about trying The Root of It All? Still unsure about which of our products is perfect for you? Here at The Root of It All, we have products designed specifically to take you through every pace of your day. Our exciting formulas are cannabis-infused, plant-based, and allergy friendly. They are available as both ingestible essential oils and an easy-to-apply topical ointment. Our condition-specific remedies include: GO for energy, SLOW for calming, STOP for sleeping, UNWIND for recharging, and REWIND for restoration.

Whether you’re looking for more energy, a deeper sleep, or relief from aches and pains, now is the perfect time to try The Root of It All! If you’re located in the Colorado area, our friends at LivWell are hosting The Root of It All pop-ups events, and we would love to have you stop by! Check out these dates and times to see if a LivWell near you will be hosting an event.

  • Garden City Vendor Day – The Root of It All @ Fri Jan 11, 2019 3 – 6pm
  • Broadway Vendor Day – The Root of It All @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 12 – 3pm
  • Evans Vendor Day – The Root of It All @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 3 – 6pm
  • Garden City Vendor Day – The Root of It All @ Sat Jan 19, 2019 12 – 3pm

And as always… WE’RE SOCIAL! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and don’t forget to tag us @therootofitall for a chance to be featured!

The Root of It All™ Taps into the Ancient Power of Ayurveda!

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Businessworld recently announced, “Traditional System Of Medicines Is The Trend To Look Out For In 2018” – and Ayurveda is clearly leading the way! The Health and Wellness industry is being fueled by an intense and growing consumer affinity towards natural, herbal medicines and solutions. People are moving away from synthetic, chemical based products for themselves and their families. Self-care is in, and natural plant-based remedies like those gleaned from Ayurveda practices are gaining steam fast…

Heard of “Moon Milk”? You will! An Ayurvedic remedy for sleeplessness, “Moon Milk” (a new drink trend from just last month is growing on Instagram and promising to end sleepless nights). Turns out Moon Milk is actually a potion made with adaptogenic herbs and ayurvedic spices. Utilizing Ayurvedic herbs like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger and honey this trending tea makes a tasty nighttime beverage, which is said to help digestion, regulate your mood and detox your body. It’s ancient tradition meets social trend…It’s rooted in Ayurveda!

    

Even Celebrities are discovering Ayurveda medicine and wellness approacheslike the humble Indian gooseberry. Holistic, ayurvedic wellness, is gaining traction with Dr. Raj Kanodia, a popular plastic surgeon in Hollywood, who is recommending it to clients looking to keep their skin healthy and youthful. Endorsed by stars such as Kim Kardashian West, Britney Spears, to top models like Cindy Crawford & Joanna Krupa, and Modern Family darling Sofia Vergara.

And Ayurveda isn’t just for celebrities – it’s for everyone! Don’t believe us – try this quiz to FIND YOUR AYURVEDIC BODY TYPE WITH A FREE DOSHA QUIZ, compliments of Joyful Belly to get you started on the path to wellness!

Ayurveda is literally everywhere these days! So what is this “Ayurveda” all about? Is it skincare? Food? Powerful Plant based remedies? A Wellness mindset? Movement? Trend? Or a little of all of these?

Let’s Define What Ayurveda Is –

Thousands of years ago, before modern medicine and peer-reviewed journals, a holistic form of wellness developed in India. It was called “Ayurveda” – defined as a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are a type of complementary or alternative medicine. (Source: Wikipedia)

However, taking a closer look at this ancient and traditional approach you may find that Ayurveda is more than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential. (Source: Chopra.com)

Lost? Let’s break it down simply – It can be understood in 3 easy principles;

  1. Health and wellness are a balance of mind and body,
  2. Each person is different, and
  3. Our environment has profound impacts on our health.

Ayurveda names three elemental substances, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha), and states that a balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance results in disease. 

One Ayurvedic view is that the doshas are balanced when they are equal to each other, while another view is that each human possesses a unique combination of the doshas which define this person’s temperament and characteristics. Good example of this is Meditation – a common practice in the Ayurveda System used to calm one’s mind and body, balancing one’s temperament and characteristics. Scientific researchers have shown in clinical settings that mindfulness meditation can reduce both anxiety and depression, as well as pain. The best example of how powerful meditation can be was recently found in the story of the Thai Cave Rescue – where a coach used Buddhist meditation to keep 12 Thai boys alive and calm, while trapped in a cave for more than 10 days with limited food or water before they were finally discovered and rescued.

In both cases – Ayurveda says that each person should modulate their behavior or environment to increase or decrease the doshas and maintain their natural state hence reaping good health and fighting off imbalances which lead to fear, distress, or even disease in one’s body.

So Ayurvedic Remedies Come From the Earth? YES.

Plant-based treatments are often used in Ayurveda to achieve such balance in the mind and body. These plants can may be derived from roots, leaves, fruits, bark, or seeds such as cardamom and cinnamon. Ayurvedic herbs are used for many reasons: to maintain overall health; to boost immunity; support mental clarity and focus; to calm the nerves; to improve digestion; to protect the body from toxins and support the detoxification process; and to support innate healing processes. According to Holistic Primary Care, there’s an idea in Ayurveda that, “What heals, also prevents.” Herbs effective in treating specific conditions can also serve as a “food,” providing targeted nourishment to specific physiological systems and processes. For example, Turmeric (Curcuma longa), popularized for its anti-inflammatory properties, can also be eaten as a culinary spice by people looking to proactively prevent disease and maintain good health.

MODERN AYURVEDA IS HERE.

Today, Ayurveda—known as a complementary health approach in the United States—is thought to be one of the world’s oldest medicinal systems. And many of its broader teachings (the importance of a healthy diet, the power of deep sleep and meditation, tuning in to the body’s natural rhythm) are just starting to be supported by those peer-reviewed journals and modern-day doctors.

In October of 2017, the Nobel Prize went to scientists studying circadian rhythm, discovering how “plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions.” True practitioners of Ayurveda benefit from understanding the balance of their doshas (or energies that make us up) and zero in on specific teachings of the health system which include powerful plant based remedies utilizing Ayurvedic herbs.

WHY AYURVEDA?
Modern medicine is a miracle and there’s no denying the effectiveness it has in treating some of the world’s worst diseases. However, today many drugs used in modern medicine are powerful and quite often, the risks with these drugs are also 
very high. For some – it’s TOO high. Why? Well, you really don’t know how your body will respond to the drug till you take it. Sometimes side effects such as grogginess can make it difficult for you to carry out your daily activities or you may experience more adverse effects. What’s great about Ayurveda approaches is that it addresses the huge diversity among patients, taking into account unique individual habits, metabolism and personality types. Since the ingredients used are herbal and plant-based type remedies, not only are your chances of side effects reduced, but the ingredients often have added benefits that improve your overall health. As a result, in terms of treatment, you get remedies that are more suited to the individual needs of your body and everyday condition you may be suffering from. It’s truly an alternative to modern medicine, and it’s starting to trend again… 

Ayurveda & The Root of It All™ Essential Remedies (Oils & Topicals)

Ayurvedic Blends are key ingredients to the precision formulas in The Root of It All™ Essential Oils and Topicals. That’s because Ayurveda is an ancient philosophy of holistic wellness addressing a wide variety of everyday conditions including (but not limited to) stress, lack of energy, and sleeplessness. And here’s where it gets really interesting… Did you know there are specific strains of cannabis plants that have been used for a millennia to help balance the mind and body too? Yes, it’s true! Cannabis has some wellness powers too!

Here’s where The Root of It All™ takes center stage – we are crossing new frontiers on our quest to discover the source of well-being, by creating pioneering therapeutic combinations of powerful plant-based remedies for a range of everyday conditions. This means The Root of It All™ Remedies selectively pairs proprietary cannabis extracts with unique blends of Ayurvedic herbs & spices to form a synergistic system that targets your everyday conditions, and it works fast!

How fast does it work? Very Fast!

The Root of It All™ remedies (oils & topicals) bypass the digestive tract and enter the bloodstream more rapidly allowing The Root of It All™ essential remedies to deliver faster, natural relief for your specific condition.

Bonus: There is no cannabis smell or taste in The Root of It All™ products – which means a better experience for you with all the Ayurvedic benefits you can handle!

All-Natural Means No Artificial Chemical Carriers.

The Root of It All™ does not use artificial chemical carriers. Instead we focus on ingredients and herbal blends that utilize all-natural ingredients, keeping the ancient traditions of Ayurveda alive today in each of The Root of It All™ precision formulas for your everyday conditions.

INGESTIBLE OILS

The Root of It All™ Cannabis-Infused Essential Oils

Our powerful plant-based ingestible oils are designed for everyday conditions! New to ingestible oils? They are easy to use, and they work fast! Our formulas are natural and entirely fat-soluble. You simply apply the dropper contents under your tongue and enjoy! And while you are savoring the culinary quality of flavors derived from our unique blend of Ayurvedic spices and botanic herbs – the oil is actually facilitating faster absorption – which means faster results in your body, naturally! The only question is – what pace suits you best?

The Root of It All™ Essential Oils are –

  • A Plant Based Remedy
  • Allergy Friendly
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Utilize Ayurvedic herbs
  • Cannabis-Infused
  • Savory Tasting Ingestible Oils
  • Designed for Everyday Conditions

There’s a formula to take you through every pace of your day! Learn more:

TOPICALS
Tinctures not your thing? Try
The Root of It All™’s Cannabis-Infused Essential Topicals, powerful plant-based remedies for everyday conditions! Our easy to apply topicals relieve the tension from muscle aches, spasms, sore joints. Which Root of It All™ formula is right for you today?

The Root of It All™ Essential Topicals are –

  • Plant Based Remedy
  • Gluten Free
  • Utilizes Ayurvedic herbs
  • Cannabis-Infused
  • Easy to Apply topicals
  • Designed for Everyday Conditions

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The Power of Plant Based Remedies & Ayurveda Blends.

Now’s a great time to experience powerful, plant-based remedies that uniquely balance the mind and body. Ayurveda is 5,000+ year-old eastern medical practice that is making its way westward. The Root of It All brings ancient remedies to the modern era. Supplement your health today!

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Learn More about The Root of It All

Essential plant-based remedies for everyday conditions.        

For everyone who shares our quest for well-being and the balance of mind and body, restore and renew your body with The Root of It All’s™ Essential Remedies! Our products are powerful plant-based remedies balanced with natural cannabis – that are fast and effective. Whether you are looking for more energy, or seeking calm and mental clarity, looking for a more restful sleep at night, need to recharge your body from the inside out, or get fast relief and restoration from sore muscles and joints – Discover your healthy self with The Root of It All™ Cannabis-Infused, powerful plant-based remedies for everyday conditions! It’s time to experience unrivaled performance you can rely on, the natural way! Click here to learn more.

Life Moves Fast – Stay Calm in the Chaos

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Today life moves fast. We have crazy schedules from juggling the kids to practice to moving in and out of meetings all day to barely making it to that yoga class! The pace at which we are moving can sometimes seem chaotic leaving even the most talented multi-taskers a little disheveled from time to time. With technology advances, people glued to their phones at all times, and “constant checking” syndrome driving us to the edge it’s time to ask ourselves; is our “always on 24-hour lifestyle” wrecking even more havoc on our health than we realize? How can you find your calm in the chaos? The answer is simple: SLOW DOWN.

  • About 8 in 10 Americans say they frequently (44%) or sometimes (35%) encounter stress in their daily lives.
  • Just 17% say they rarely feel stressed, while 4% say they never do.
    (Source: Gallup Poll – “Well-Being,” December 20, 2017)

We all know stress can wreak havoc on one’s physical and mental health; Yale researchers found that stress affects physiological functions in the brain, contributing to chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Ouch!

And according to The American Institute of Stress – there are a few different levels of stress we will experience throughout our lifetime. See a few you are coping with right now? Yeah, us too.

Levels of Stress, according to The American Institute of Stress

Acute Stress
Fight or flight. The body prepares to defend itself.  It takes about 90 minutes for the metabolism to return to normal when the response is over.

Chronic Stress
The cost of daily living: bills, kids, jobs…This is the stress we tend to ignore or push down.  Left uncontrolled this stress affects your health- your body and your immune system.

Eustress
Stress in daily life that has positive connotations such as:

  • Marriage
  • Promotion
  • Baby
  • Winning Money
  • New Friends
  • Graduation

Distress
Stress in daily life that has negative connotations such as:

  • Divorce
  • Punishment
  • Injury
  • Negative feelings
  • Financial Problems
  • Work Difficulties

brainHere’s the thing – being in a constant state of ongoing stress is harmful. According to one Yale Study, prolonged stress causes degeneration in the area of the brain responsible for self-control. The Yale research shows that stress actually makes it more challenging to deal with futurestress. But don’t get discouraged just yet! It’s not impossible to reduce your stress levels; you just need to make it a higher priority if you want to reverse this effect. The sooner you begin to manage your stress better and slow down, the easier it will be to keep unexpected stress from causing damage in the future.

The good news? The plasticity of the brain allows it to mold and change as you practice new behaviors. So implementing healthy stress-relieving techniques can literally retrain your brain to handle stress more effectively and decrease the likelihood of ill effects. Now we are talking!

So don’t sweat it! Finding your calm is easier than you think…. Here’s a few ways you can begin to slow down and find your calm in the chaos…

#1 Time Management

Managing your time is a big one! Time is both personal and finite. It is personal in that the best statement of who you are is the way you spend your time. Your use of time reflects your needs, goals, and personality as does no other single thing. Time is finite in that each person has only 24 hours in a day, 168 hours a week, and 8,760 hours a year. According to stress.org – we sometimes create our own stress because of habits and traits that can have harmful effects that can be reduced using cognitive restructuring techniques such as behavioral modification, assertiveness training, time management and stress inoculation. So how you spend your time and manage it is key to reducing your stress, finding your calm, and slowing down. Learn to manage your time more effectively. Your schedule just too crazy? Check out Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method to see how he manages time effectively even when his schedule is hectic.

#2 Boundaries

Learn to say NO as much as you say YES. This allows you to exert control over your own life, and stop the feelings of overwhelmness in the chaotic world around you. Boundaries make happy and less stressed people because others are less likely to cross those boundaries. When someone understands what is o.k. and not o.k. with you, he or she must ask for permission to gain access to come closer to you. So once you’ve decided where to set your boundary, working on boundary-setting strategies and assertive communication techniques can bring some nice results in your life that include a reduction in stress as well as finding your calm by slowing things down.

#3 Practice Gratitude 

Be thankful and start with the little things first. The wellness lifestyle & practicing mindfulness is a great example of this type of philosophy which helps reduce stress. Mindfulness is a simple, research-supported form of meditation that is an effective way to gain control of unruly thoughts and behaviors. People who practice mindfulness regularly are more focused, even when they are not meditating. It is an excellent technique to help reduce stress because it allows you to reduce the feeling of being out of control. Essentially, mindfulness helps you stop jumping from one thought to the next, which keeps you from ruminating on negative thoughts. Hence – more time to practice gratitude and being thankful for the little things. That’s where good behaviors start, one step at time, one positive thought at a time. Learn more with the Top 15 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time.

#4 Put Health at the Helm of Your Life with a Health Diet!

Often times what we eat (or don’t) can make our lives even more stressful. Did you know that digestive problems may occur with prolonged stress? Stress can make your digestive system go haywire, causing diarrhea, stomach upset, and excessive urination. That’s why often times dietitians suggest changing your diet and focusing on physical exercise to relieve tension and feelings of overwhelmness. Diet is such an important component of mental health as well that it has inspired an entire field of medicine called nutritional psychiatry. Mind-body medicine specialist Eva Selhub, MD has written a superb summary of what nutritional psychiatry is and what it means for you on one of Harvard’s blogs – definitely worth a read. What it boils down to is that what we eat matters for every aspect of our health, but especially our mental health, reducing stress, and finding your calm.

SLOW for calming yoga pose#5 Try a Yoga Class! (we love this one!)

Yoga improves flexibility, builds strength,increases muscle tone and definition, improves balance, supports joint health, prevents back pain, teaches better breathing, and increases self confidence. Turns out not only will you get your body shaped and toned and FEEL BETTER, but Yoga also has other benefits. According to Very Well Fit here are are two unexpected benefits of picking up that Yoga Class…

  • Fosters Mental Calmness
    Yoga asana practice is intensely physical. Concentrating so intently on what your body is doing has the effect of bringing a calmness to your mind. Yoga also introduces you to meditation techniques, such as how to focus on your breath and disengage from your thoughts. These skills can prove to be very valuable in intense situations off the mat, like childbirth, a bout of insomnia, or when having an anxiety attack.
  • Reduces Stress Physical activity is good for relieving stress, and this is particularly true of yoga. Because of the concentration required, your daily troubles, both large and small, seem to melt away during the time you are on the mat. This provides a much-needed break from your stressors, as well as helping to put your problems into perspective.The emphasis yoga places on being in the present moment can also help as you learn not to dwell on past events or anticipate the future. You will leave a yoga class feeling less stressed than when you started.

#6 Need a little help calming down? Try Natural Remedies!

If you need to “come down” after a hectic day forget that glass of wine, and instead reach for some Ayurvedic tea or herbs and spices. Botanic remedies have been providing relief to individuals for thousands of years. While the Western world’s pharmaceutical industry has focused on isolating, synthesizing, and patenting specific chemicals and molecular compounds, the world of alternative remedies employs natural treatments stemming from the plant kingdom.

What Is Ayurvedic? (A•yur•ve•dic)

Ayurveda means the ‘science of life’. It is a 5,000-year-old Indian philosophy of holistic wellness addressing a wide variety of everyday conditions, including (but not limited to) stress, restlessness, lack of energy, and sleeplessness.

 

All-natural, and rooted in holistic wellness, Ayurveda treatments for stress relief include; dinacharya, a daily routine for a disciplined and healthy life; panchakarma or detoxification therapies such as virechana (purgation using herbs), vasti (medicated enemas), and nasyam (nasal administration of oils); yoga; dietary practices to balance your doshas; rejuvenating and adaptogenic herbs such as brahmi and ashwagandha etc; and adherence to moral practices. Learn more at FoodRevolution.org

What’s it all mean? 

When life is moving fast – breathe, stay calm in the chaos. The the key to stress and time management is the ability to stop “doing” all the time and start “being” some of the time.” Basically, find your calm by slowing down and taking the world on at your pace. Stay healthy and prevent serious conditions from happening tomorrow, by practicing a healthy and happy life today.

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3 Ways to Address Chronic Pain, the Natural Way!

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This week we are celebrating Men’s Health Week – and that means discussing how you can live your best life with your health at the helm. The Root of It All™ is going to be sharing 3 ways you can address Chronic Pain and Inflammation. Why?

How many men do you know in your life that suffer from back pain or chronic back pain and inflammation? We are guessing a lot. Turns out many medical researchers are starting to study chronic pain and inflammation as well – and they are beginning to recognize chronic inflammation as the underlying reason we may develop deadly conditions like heart disease, cancer, stroke, and even complications from diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Yes, Tom Brady may very well be on to something after all with his strict diet that bans foods known to cause “inflammation”. Mushrooms you stay away!

So What is Chronic Inflammation?

Chronic inflammation is a deep-rooted, systemic problem that attacks at some of the most vital inner-workings of your system.

The National Cancer Institute defines chronic inflammation as the inflammatory process that may begin even if there is no injury, and it does not end when it should. Why the inflammation continues is not always known. Chronic inflammation may be caused by infections that don’t go away, abnormal immune reactions to normal tissues, or conditions such as obesity.

Basically, your body’s defensive mechanisms go rogue and start attacking everything in the body, good and bad. And this is dangerous because when it comes to Chronic inflammation you can’t really see or feel it happening. It is the silent killer, spurring a number of serious diseases.

Chronic inflammation is most likely to attack your heart, brain, joints, belly, and immune system—the five processes that do the most to keep you alive and healthy. Over time, chronic inflammation can cause DNA damage and can even lead to cancer. With 15% of the US workforce currently grappling with long-term pain, per a CDC Study, chronic pain and inflammation is a series matter affecting working adults today – both men & women!

Seek Professional Medical Assistance FIRST

First and foremost – if you are in serious chronic pain that is debilitating your way of life, it’s best to visit your local doctor as quickly as possible and seek professional medical assistance.

Are there any other natural ways to address chronic pain & inflammation?

While the western world’s pharmaceutical industry has focused on isolating, synthesizing and patenting specific chemicals and molecular compounds, we have watched an Opioid Crisis climax to epic levels never seen before in the United States leading many to believe typical pain relievers and drugs may not be the best solution to everyday conditions like chronic pain and inflammation. Is there a better way? A more natural way? Yes, the good news is there is!

Step 1: Prioritize Prevention Now!

Have you visited a doctor? Good! Are you still struggling from everyday chronic pain and inflammation? You can start taking charge of your health today by making better lifestyle choices!

Matthew Ruscigno, M.P.H., RD, a plant-based dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition and co-author of “No Meat Athlete,” agrees. He explains, “The big health risks among men are cardiovascular diseases like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, stroke and others like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Much of the risk for these is related to lifestyle; mainly smoking, diet and exercise, yet we don’t prioritize prevention.”

Here’s a few things you can do today according to the Mayo Clinic to prevent chronic pain and inflammation;

  • Don’t smoke. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, ask your doctor to help you quit. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution and chemicals, such as those in the workplace.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods and lean sources of protein, such as fish. Limit foods high in saturated fat and sodium.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Losing excess pounds — and keeping them off — can lower your risk of heart disease as well as various types of cancer.
  • Get moving. Exercise can help you control your weight, lower your risk of heart disease and stroke and possibly lower your risk of certain types of cancer? Choose activities you enjoy, such as tennis, basketball or brisk walking. All physical activity benefits your health.
  • Limit alcohol. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so only in moderation. That means up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger and one drink a day for men older than age 65. Examples of one drink include 12 fluid ounces (355 milliliters) of beer, 5 fluid ounces (148 milliliters) of wine or 1.5 fluid ounces (44 milliliters) of standard 80-proof liquor. The risk of various types of cancer, such as liver cancer, appears to increase with the amount of alcohol you drink and the length of time you’ve been drinking regularly. Too much alcohol can also raise your blood pressure.
  • Manage stress. If you feel constantly on edge or under pressure, your lifestyle habits may suffer — and so might your immune system. Take steps to reduce stress — or learn to deal with stress in healthy ways.

 

Step 2: Use Natural Herbs & Spices

TROIA HeroGFX Option 1If you are suffering from everyday chronic pain like aches & pains in joints, you may want to try more anti-inflammatory natural herbs & spices in your food. That said, Research into exactly how well these foods reduce inflammation in the body is mixed, but it is promising! One easy way to incorporate anti-inflammatories into your diet is through the use of spices. Here’s some that are known for their anti-inflammatory properties;

  1. Turmeric
  2. Ginger
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Garlic
  5. Cayenne
  6. Black Pepper
  7. Clove

Step 3: Explore Ayurveda & Botanical Remedies!

Did you know that botanic remedies have been providing relief to mankind for thousands of years? That’s why we, in the world of alternative therapies, employ natural treatments stemming from the plant kingdom. After all, your body asks and nature answers. One of the most popular plant-based practices for centuries is Ayurveda! “Ayurveda” means the ‘science of life’. A 5000 year old Indian philosophy of holistic wellness, addressing a wide variety of everyday conditions including (but not limited to) stress, anxiety, lack of energy and sleeplessness.

According to WebMD, “Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. But treatments may be geared toward specific health problems.

In the United States, it’s considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The Ayurvedic approach to pain management is always a holistic one. Ayurveda uses an integrated approach, and looks beyond the outward pain to discover the underlying source. Very often, chronic pain is caused by an inflammatory response within the body. Ayurvedic herbal treatments are effective for healing and controlling excess inflammation. For long-term results however, such treatments are usually part of an integrative approach combining diet and nutritional changes, detoxification, and therapeutic exercise in tandem with Ayurveda herbs & spices and practice.

So – what’s it all mean? 

There are many natural & preventive ways you can target everyday conditions like chronic pain and inflammation – hopefully some of these sparked some ideas for you during our highlight for Men’s Health Week! Stay healthy and prevent serious conditions from happening tomorrow, by practicing a healthy and happy life today!

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The Root of It All™ Launches in Colorado!

cannabis infused oils and ointments

Denver, CO – Colorado is a trendsetter in the cannabis and health markets, and the newest cannabis products to hit dispensary shelves are the highly anticipated cannabis-infused essential oils and ointments by TR Concentrates.

Consumers can Go, Slow, and Stop with a trifecta of Ayurvedic sublingual oils that employ the time-tested benefits of herbs such as Ginger, Lavender, and Basil, delivering nourishment that the body needs throughout the day. Consumers seeking an alternative to edibles will enjoy The Root of it All™’s cannabis-infused ointment ​ REWIND, consumed by simply rubbing the healing ointment directly onto the skin.

Tom Regan, of TR Concentrates, is passionate about how the company is revolutionizing the infused-oil sector. “We have evolved the tincture; we have developed a product line of healthy, holistic oils that work naturally with the body’s endocannabinoid system.”

This isn’t your grandmother’s tincture. In fact, it’s not a tincture at all.

The Root of it All™’s cannabis-infused essential oils are taken sub-lingually, that is, under the tongue. Discreet and easy to throw in your gym bag or purse, at 3mg a dose —consumers won’t have to worry about the buzz interfering with their day.

Impressively, there is no overpowering cannabis taste, only a harmonious melody of flavor left behind by the soothing assortment of natural ingredients.

The Root Of It All™’s three strain-specific formulas deliver targeted results for the everyday, active person: ​

GO is for energizing​; it uses cannabis sativa with a high THC content. In conjunction with Cardamom, Ginger, and Rosemary, GO delivers a boost. The Ayurvedic herbs are known to promote warmth, strength, and endurance. ​

SLOW is for calming​; made with a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD, it’s designed to relax both your body and mind. A herbal blend of Basil, Fennel, and Orange provide a cooling sensation, detoxing effects, and mental clarity.

STOP is for sleeping​; specially crafted for those who want to ease into a healthy sleep after an active day. The 3:1 THC to CBD ratio is designed to promote a restful night’s sleep. In addition, the infused Chamomile, Lavender, and Valerian Root are known to foster calming of the nerves.

These oils also pair well with The Root of it All​™’s cannabis-infused REWIND ointment, made with a 1:3 ratio of proprietary THC and CBD cannabis extracts. The CBD-rich approach to a cannabis-infused topical brings fast, localized relief. Augmented with Turmeric, Black Pepper, and Cloves, the cannabis extracts work well with these natural agents to soothe and comfort muscles and joints.

In development for close to a year, The Root of it All™​ flavor profiles were created by a team of researchers and engineers from a leading flavoring company in the US, and each product combines the most current THC and food science available.

“Our lipid-based formulas quickly penetrate the areas inside the mouth and your skin membranes to enter your vascular system,” explains Regan. “By bypassing the first-pass metabolism they enter the body’s blood circulation and get dispersed more rapidly.”

A promise of all-natural, non-synthetic chemicals from the company means the orange flavor is actually from all-natural orange terpenes.

The Root of it All™​ is the company to watch in the cannabis oils category, as they have created products that support an active, healthy, and mindful lifestyle.

The Root of it All™​ products are currently available in select stores around the Denver metro area. To learn more about this unique line of products, please contact sales@greenrushnetwork.com or call 720-593-8420.

 

Why We Value Ayurveda

Brown glass bottles surrounded by herbs

Ayurveda

Your Body Asks. Nature Answers.


Millions of people around the world use cannabis every day to promote health and wellness. As a natural herb, its unique chemical construction offers incredible potential. Here at The Root of It All™, we recognize that potential, but we also understand that cannabis does not stand alone as a natural remedy. Our products combine cannabis-extracts with blends of Ayurvedic essential oils because we know that the natural-world has much to offer.

Ayurvedic remedies have played a role in physical and emotional wellness for thousands of years, and today herbal essential oils still offer practical benefits. Essential oils are potent distillates of plant matter that amplify the natural qualities of the plant. They’re intensely aromatic and flavorful, but more importantly, they effectively promote physical and emotional wellness. Herbal remedies are known to be effective in areas such as enhancing mood, improving digestive health and soothing muscles and joints.

But Ayurveda is not just about using herbal products, it’s also a philosophy of life. A basic tenant of Ayurveda is balance, because a balanced approach to life is thought to be the ultimate preventative medicine. This balanced approach should also be taken in regards to the consumption of modern medicine. Our products seek to strike this balance.

The Root of It All™ essential oil products aid the body in becoming its best self. Because when your body asks, nature answers.

Nature has given us tools for invigoration and relaxation. It has given us scents that smell of serenity, and flavors that conjure vitality. And beneath these sensations, nature has given us balanced, preventative herbal solutions that can provide a life well-lived in comfort. We have simply brought these wonders of nature together – in balance.

With the advent of modern cannabis-infusion techniques, we aim to strike the same balance. In our experimentation to create exceptional products, we discovered that cannabis’s most incredible quality is its versatility. In each of our products, we employ cannabis in a balancing act to find the best complement to each unique essential oil blend. And in each product, we believe that we have created effective Ayurvedic alternatives for those seeking a balanced lifestyle.