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The Ultimate healing guide (+ How I kicked my autoimmune disease into remission!) PART 1: CBD OIL

The Ultimate healing guide (+ How I kicked my autoimmune disease into remission!) PART 1: CBD OIL

In  2007- upon graduating from college with a degree in Fine Art- I ventured out into the job world wondering how the heck I was going to apply my Art Degree to finding a decent job - and avoid he whole starving artist stereotype!  I thought I hit the jackpot when I was hired to work at a stained glass studio. I spent a year at that job- helping build some large scale beautiful windows- but what I DIDN”T realize was that I was destroying my health every day that I stepped into work. I was touching, breathing in and covered in LEAD. I started that job with great health. A year later I left.. with health issues starting to bubble up. At first I thought it was just some temporary illness…but then my health spiraled completely out of control to the point that I was suffering from massive amounts of chronic pain with NO explanation.  That began a very LONG winding journey of trying to figure what was wrong with me! Lead poisoning didn’t even cross my mind. I was young.. clueless and just desperately wanted to feel better.  I saw over 15 doctors and it took a number of years, and a painful amount of money to figure out what was wrong.  I was only 24 years old when I became sick..by 27 I finally had a diagnosis and I was ready to do whatever it took to get better to turn things around.

The lead poisoning  had created a domino effect of health issues Including : Gallbladder issues, Hypothyroidism,  Hashimotos disease, Adrenal Fatigue, Blood sugar Instability, Systemic Candida and Parasites and a permanently damaged immune system.

The journey that I went on to get better included a lot of ups and downs- and a LOT of trial and error. We are all different- and what it takes to get under our health issues can vary from person to person. BUT- with autoimmune diseases do come a LOT of similarities so I will be sharing everything I did that WORKED FOR ME. I hope that sharing my story can  lead to possible solutions for you or at least give you ideas on things you can try too- to get you closer to your own health goals.  Educating yourself, being your own advocate and being willing to try various things until you find what works is THE BEST way to healing. I believe the remission and healing is possible in most situations.

Today I wanted to start with CBD OIL!  (Stay tuned for the rest of this series- as I will be covering a LOT of different topics and treatment options!!)  I’m starting with CBD because I have found its incredibly effective and ANYONE can get their hands on it today in the united stated legally. You don’t need a prescription!

Last week I did a post on Juicing! (which really should have been included in this series. So be sure to give THAT post a read (click here) . As adding fresh green juice to your routine can really do wonders for your health!

Cbd is one of the MOST effective and incredible healing tools to have in your arsenal!.  If you have an ANY autoimmune disease, Heavy Metal Poisoning, Candida, Parasites, Lyme.. then you need to get your hands on some really good quality CBD STAT to give a try.  Let me explain WHY:

  • If you have an autoimmune disease: this means you have an unstable immune system- that reacts inappropriately. It attacks YOUR own body - the triggers causing that can me minimum or you can have a TON.  CBD can help (and for some people) completely rebalance the immune system and get it back on track with what its SUPPOSED to be doing rather than the destructive behavior that hurts your body and causes pain and inflammation. It can have a modulating effect which can be life changing for people suffering.  Granted- I believe you really need to take a systemic approach where you are addressing your eating, taking other needed supplements if you have deficiencies and getting enough sleep/ limiting stress. It takes years for us to get sick- it can take time and a lot of effort to turn that around- but its possible!

  • If you have Candida or Parasites: EVERY human being has candida and parasites in their digestive tract. This is healthy and normal - it becomes a problem when the immune system is weak or suppressed! (SO If you are on steroids..this could be you too!) . When the immune system is working below average the bad gut bacteria begins to take over the good..and this leads to SO MANY health issues. It causes inflammation, can lead to leaky gut, cause the development of food allergies… as it gets worse it can cause a HUGE number of health issues- including triggering an Autoimmune disease to start for the first time. The more inflammation you have the more proned you become to heart disease, cancer and so many other complicated health issues.  If you struggle with migraines..this could be you too!  70% of our immune system is located in the gastrointestinal system!  So it really does make sense- how an imbalance of bacteria and parasites can cause major disruption to the whole body!  MOST individuals with an autoimmune disease or chronic health issue has un-diagnoses candida/parasites. A lot of doctors will medicate the issue- but not work to find out what caused it to happen in the first place!  Unless you get to the ROOT issue- you will never truly heal. You’ll just bandaid issues the rest of your life.  Where does CBD come into play? It BALANCES and BOOSTS the immune system. When your immune system is given that support it can correct those bacterial and parasite imbalances! Diet and supporting your body in other ways through that are important too..but the CBD can give your immune system the OOMPH it needs to get itself balanced out.  As thats resolved- typically you see and feel improvements all over the body!!

  • If you have Heavy Metal Poisoning (of any kind) : Heavy metals are SO common. They are everywhere..  they can cause a huge variety of damage to your body. One of the common ways they effect the body is by messing with the immune system. In my case the lead poisoning caused my immune system permanent damage. It will never work properly on its own- even If I get every ounce of lead out my body. SO- its up to ME to do what it takes to give my immune the support it needs so that it can be as normal as possible! The cbd is a big part of that for me!

  • If you have Lyme disease: Lyme disease attacks your whole body.. but one of the way it takes you down is by beating your immune system down and making it weak! As a result most lyme patients end up with Candida/parasites getting completely out of hand. Therefore it is extremely important to support the immune system with CBD (and LDN- which I will talk about in another post!).  Managing that- and keeping your immune system STRONG so that the disease cant take over is SO important. You can do all kinds of treatment to get control of the lyme- but if you dont’ support your immune system and typically will all just come back! 

HOW CBD WORKS IN THE BODY:

“The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a recently discovered group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. The endocannabinoid receptors that make up the ECS are located in our Central Nervous System (CNS), Peripheral Nervous System (PNS), and Immune System. Our CNS includes our brain and spinal cord, while the PNS acts as a communication network linking our CNS to the rest of our body.

Our brains contain the heaviest concentration of cannabinoid receptors, but there’s no shortage of them in our organs, tissues, glands, and more. The saturation of ECS receptors throughout our body is part of why CBD has so many uses and is so effective.”

How CBD Helps Me:

  • Plays a MAJOR role in keeping my autoimmune disease in remission!

  • Major Immune System Support and Balancing

  • Adrenal Fatigue (cortisol levels coming down to normal)

  • Inflammation going down (and swelling decreasing)

  • Pain Reduction

  • Amazing Sleep (Deep sleep where I wake up completely refreshed!)

  • Decrease in Acne  (AFTER a detox period)

  • Increased energy and feeling of balance

  • Decrease in anxiety.

  • Mood Boost! A sense of well being and happy!

How CBD Helps my Husband (Who is generally really healthy!)

  • Better control of his Asthma.

  • His mood is boosted.

  • Great Sleep! Waking up feeling refreshed.

  • He is a runner- and he has said that his joints and overall mobility feels better.

  • Easier (and faster) recovery after a hard workout.

BENEFITS of CBD:

This list can go far and wide since it has the ability to reduce inflammation! inflammation has been proven to be the underlying source to SO MANY health issues. Cbd does an awesome job of balancing the body. Here is a list of health issues it can help (though again- results may vary- everyone is different!!

  • Helping those with an Autoimmune Disease

  • Anti-inflammatory (CBD engages with the endocannabinoid system in many organs throughout the body, helping to reduce inflammation systemically)

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Depression and Mood Disorders

  • Acne (+ Protects and Heals the Skin)

  • Sleep Disorders (Insomnia, Sleep Apnea)

  • Epilepsy (Cbd has anti seizure properties)

  • Pain and Inflammation

  • May help aid in quitting smoking

  • May help suppress the growth of cancer cells and promote their destruction. (PLEASE work with a medical professional!! )

  • Reduced Risks of Diabetes and Obesity.

  • Better Cholesterol Profiles and Lowered Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Helps Maintain Brain Health and Create Resilience to Trauma and Degeneration

  •  Protects against Bone Disease and Broken Bones

  • Great for Cold and Flu season- to give your immune system a boost to get over bugs going around.


Even if you ARE NOT sick- I think CBD is a wonderful preventive supplement to add to your routine to support a healthy functioning body and overall wellbeing!  IF you do have health issues and are taking medications again PLEASE consult with a doctor to make sure CBD does not have a negative effect on your medications. It will increase how well they work which could also mean you may need a reduced dose.

Things you NEED to know about CBD:

  • There are two types of CBD- the type you need a medical card for which is only legal in some states. The type of CBD that Im talking about today is legal in all 50 states. It does not have THS in it- so it will NOT get you high. Without the THC it still has incredible healing and balancing properties for the body.

  • It increases the “strength” of how other drugs and suplements : therefore be cautious of this and consult with a doctor if needed.

  • The starting dose will be different for everyone. What the bottle says may not apply to you. Start low ( a few drops) and work up until you find what makes you feel best.

  • Your tolerance to CBD will increase with time.. start low and build your dose up.

  • If you start too high of a dose or take more than your body has tolerance for you may feel worse. (For me this resulted in exhaustion, feeling a bit dark and depressed..and feeling a lot of inflammation in my joints).

  • Some people feel immediate improvements.. other people will detox and feel worse. If you feel worse on it- lower your dose quite a bit and slowly build up. It is never good to push your body too hard.. ease in.  My husband for example was able to start at the recommend dose on the bottle- I needed to start with 1 drop two times a day and slowly build my way up. 

  • Understanding and dealing with DETOX and the “healing crisis”. Also known as the Herxheimer or Die-off Reaction. If you have a weakened immune system and have Candida, Parasites, Lyme disease and or heavy metals when you take CBD in many cases its going to make your immune system work BETTER. A working immune system will work to create a good balance in your body which means it may begin to destroy and reduce the number of candida/parasites in your body.  When they die- they release toxins in your body which can be overwhelming to your liver.  This can cause a LARGE number of negative symptoms. This is known as the healing crisis. Its important to push through it- but to do so GENTLY.  Whatever your current health issue is- it may flare during this process.  Symptoms You MIGHT experience:  Fatigue, brain fog, headaches, gastrointestinal distress such as nausea, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, low grade fever, headache, sore throat, body itch, muscle and joint soreness or pain, flu-like symptoms. Other symptoms include: lethargy, intense sweet cravings, rashes, irritability, joint stuffiness, or muscle pain. 

    If this happens to you- know its a GOOD thing- but you should never push so hard through this that you are sick to the point of not being able to work. Be gentle.. Lower your dose and SLOWLY increase only as these symptoms subside.  This happened to me due to the fact that I had systemic candida (Not just in my digestive tract but also in my blood). When this happens I find that drinking Green Juice (READ THIS POST) really helps support my liver with speeding up the detox and reducing the symptoms. You will feel sick when the toxins are not flowing out of your body quickly.  Green juice helps that- but its also important to not flood your system with toxin release because if your body cant keep up with removing them- they wont make their way out which means you put your body through feeling sick for nothing. So PLEASE be gentle. Go easy on yourself. It may take time ..and thats ok! This isn’t a race.

  • All brands are NOT created equal! Some work way better than others.  I have found for you (and ME!)  the brand that has the highest absorption level on the market. Therefore I have found it works superior. Your body is really able to put the oil to use!

  • Cbd Works to bring Balance to the body- but will not permanently correct things. It will work only during the time that it is in the body. A daily longterm dose is what works best.  If you have Candida/Parasites/Lyme disease those may return if you stop taking CBD. It depends if your immune system is permanently weakened. If thats the case you will need to manage that for life and take things to keep it strong so that it keeps the bad bacterias at bay. IF your immune system is weak- and you go off CBD all the bad bacteria CAN return. You could possibly have to go through the detox process alll over again to improve your health again. (One of of my longterm issues with lead poisoning is this- even though I have worked hard to remove it from my body- my immune system will never perform normally on its own- the CBD plays a major role in keeping it STRONG so that I can keep control of the candida and parasites.- when they get out of control my health tanks- and all my health issues come back with a vengeance!)

  • There has not been enough research yet to conclude if CBD and HEMP products are safe for Pregnant woman to take it without adverse effects to the growing baby or newborn child. I hope we will learn more soon- but until then I cannot safely recommend this product for pregnant or nursing moms!

Why I CHOSE Prime My Body CBD Oil.

PrimeMyBody utilizes a unique liposomal delivery system, which dramatically improves bioavailability of the oil. Their product is a Dietary Supplement and contains industrial hemp extract derived from the stalks and stems of the hemp plant, which delivers healthful benefits, without the psychoactive or “high" effect associated with this type of botanical. ANYONE in the United States can order it!

Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, primarily in the immune system and the structures associated with healthy immune functioning. With these cannabinoid receptor sites spread throughout our entire bodies, it is paramount these receptors are working properly to keep this important internal system functioning to protect you.

I have tried a number of other brands- they helped in little ways but they would just give me small improvements. Nothing impacted my health like the Prime My Body Brand. Its the best absorbed CBD oil on the market so you are getting WAY MORE  bang for your buck. Its potent and it works very well. Less oil goes a lot further. One bottle lasts me awhile!

There are a TON of brands of cbd and hemp oil available in stores and online.. many which are cheaper. I wanted to believe that I could get away with paying less. I tried A LOT of brands and most of them now sit in a box of abandoned supplements..because there is NO comparison. Im glad that I tried them so that I can tell you in confidence that this brand of CBD is worth every dollar. I have come across so many people that have tried and inferior CBD oil and then come to the conclusion that CBD wont work for them. I almost came to that conclusion myself- the other types that I tried made a tiny difference but didn’t come close to meeting all the hype Ive been hearing for years.

If CBD/hemp hasn’t worked for you in the past- I encourage you to give it one more shot. Most brand barely absorb into your body and you would have to take huge quantities of them to come close to comparing to this superior brand. If your supplement isn’t absorbing fully into your body to do its job then there is no point in taking it.

FARM BILL

In 2018 the US Farm Bill was passed legalizing commercial production of Hemp in ALL 50 states.  The hemp plant has virtually no THC (less than 0.3%). THC is what makes you High. Therefore these products being manufactured and sold commercially WILL NOT make you high.  Its actually a completely different plant than marijuana. (Its in the same family- but isn’t the SAME plant).  The new law removed all the ambiguity and officially made hemp products legal.

This article in Forbes magazine goes into more detail.

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON CBD:

I myself am a customer and have been buying Prime my Body CBD Oil. I figured out that joining as a affiliate allowed me to save money on my own orders! (Then realized- DUH I should be sharing this awesome product with you guys too since its helped me so much!)  So- yes- I am an affiliate for this company but please know that I will NEVER ever recommend a product to you guys without trying it first for an extensive period of time and doing loads of research.  All that said- if you wish to also join as an affiliate you can too! There are ZERO order minimums , you don’t have to have any sort of inventory in your home, and you too can share their products with your friends and family (which could in turn pay for your own supplements! Which is especially helpful if you are on a budget.. ). There is a $39 start up cost to be an affilaite- but the money you save in the long run is HUGE. 

I know caring for health issues can be so costly.. this is a way to add this amazing supplement to your life an having a way to pay for it.  Depending how much you share the product it can become a solid side income. Its entirely up to you. (I DO NOT enjoy mlm companies and all the hyping in general.. ) I do believe in sharing honestly good products that can truly improve someones quality of life.

Give this CBD a go first- if you want to become an affiliate after the fact and if you are pleased with the results you can easily sign up HERE. (Feel free to email me at BrittanyRiling@gmail.com too- if you have any questions!)

Product Cost Breakdown

  • Nano Enhanced Hemo oil     Retail: $130    Affiliate price:  $105

  • Prime Protein                            Retail: $60.50   Affiliate price:  $55

  • Ultimate Detox System            Retail: $160      Affiliate price:  $144

  • Hydrate Pure (hemp infused moisturizer)  Retail: $119     Affiliate price: $89

That about covers everything I know about this topic! :) Feel free to message me if you have any questions or leave a comment below!

PS. I have an IMPORTANT note:

Social media these days has taken a major DIVE and the majority of you that follow my FB business page and Instagram page see very little of what I post! This makes it hard for your guys to receive the free content you wanted to see!

I did a lot of research and the best way to stay in touch right now is through a FB group!! So I started one: (Brittany Angell’s Special Diet Group) . THIS GROUP is not just for sharing my recipes- but as a place of support where you are all welcome to ask health and recipe related questions, meet new people, and share any special diet recipes you have tried and enjoyed! I will be doing giveaways in this group in the months to come!! Come join us!! Its a positive uplifting group! Click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/364958107637572/?ref=share

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