The Commoditization of Hemp and CBD

So, as I was doing my Sunday Sprints today, I was ruminating on what to write to you.

As you know, the Sunday reset is a time of thought, pondering, random travels of mind and emotions.

I wanted to take a bit of a different course from the last few weeks, and get a bit back into our industry… well, let’s talk about Hemp.

The Farm Bill just passed, which is one of the most profound changes to the industry. As far as CBD is concerned, it legalized industrial hemp, including the plants used to produce CBD oil.

Honestly, its about time as we have been exporting this industry out of our country for way too long. I was first introduced to the wide array of benefits of Hemp, in 1994 when I read Jack Herrer’s Emperor Wears no Clothes.

Since then, hemp has been an industrial staple in my home; hemp clothes, hemp dog leashes and collars, I even have a couch made out of a hemp blend…most durable couch I have ever owned.

There’s still a gray area on how the Feds...

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“I took off for a weekend last month just to try and recall the whole year…”

Uncategorized Dec 28, 2018

That’s a line from Jimmy Buffet’s Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes…and I sit here writing it on his birthday, Christmas.

“All of the places and all of the faces, wondering where they all disappeared”

To share another quote with you, to frame where I am going with this…

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”- Ferris Bueller

As I enjoy the peace and quiet and joy that this day can bring, I am preparing for my own little sojourn tomorrow, time to look around, a glance in the rear-view mirror, with some co-creating nudging that lies ahead- heading out from Michigan for a coastal trip from Southern to Northern California.

It’s been one of those years- filled with the unexpected, the mystery, the challenges, illuminated possibilities, the highs, and the low’s, and everything in between.

Staring down the barrel of 2019- I can pretty much guarantee I’m...

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Ready to Leap?

Uncategorized Dec 23, 2018

They say “take the leap and the net will appear”- this has been proven many times in my life.

I can’t help to think practical thought, logistical planning, and accurate steps would add an insurance policy against failure…then I ask, would I ever leap?

I believe its in how we navigate, a balance if you will, a balance that we do not get caught up in the minutia of fears and fabricated stories that prevent us from launching, and buffering what we can looking forward…knowing what we know, which we have to come to terms with the fact that in the overall schemes of things, we know very little, and that’s OK!

There’s something about the spontaneity, the “ahh fu#% it” moment, the throw it all to the wind that begins the ripples of manifestation…even though we cannot see how it will play out…the story gets written.

As a child, I stood at the end of the high dive…the goal was to jump, the challenge was the mind.


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Transforming Health Care

That's a pretty heavy title, right?

Curious on your you feel its possible, do you think health care needs to be transformed?

And I'm not talking about how expensive it is, whose going to pay for it, and all of that stuff...I'm talking about how people are not living longer and living better for the most part- people continually become enslaved by 'modern day diseases' that were not even an issue 10, 50, or even nearly as big of a deal, 25 years ago.

People are lining up like cattle to accept a 'standard of care' model that is not for the individual, but more of a numbers game, playing the cards as they have fallen.

I just got done reading (actually listening to) Visionary Business, by Marc Allen. I read it at the same time as a colleague and fellow compatriot in the desire to transform what we know as health care.

After looking back on the book, one of the foundational elements to bestow to your practice, to your business was summed up in the epilogue, which I believe...

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When you market, search for common ground

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2018

Marketing your business, your practice, or even building your personal brand is like telling a story.

Stories, aka, Hollywood style, have shared consistent themes over the years...and this can also be likened to strong emotionally connected topics of the day.


This is meeting people where they are their minds, beliefs, and emotions.

People bond over common ground, or they fight over uncommon ground (aka us vs them)

What comes to mind here is...yes, once again, the Eagles Superbowl win...and what this did for the city.

You probably saw on the news the after the Superbowl partying by people in Philly...with the media focusing on the negative...

What the media did not show....was the...

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The Superbowl MVP shares the secret his success...which can be for your social media success

Last weeks Superbowl shown something very interesting to a year that brought a lot of ire and turmoil. This was the year of the "kneelers" and where ever you stand on the subject, for - against - or indifferent, the Superbowl brought a truly entertaining game.

For many reasons, it was like it was scripted right out of Hollywood- as the "underdog" is a popular theme- brought most notably to the forefront by the movie Rocky in the '70's.

This makes the script ever so more intriguing as the Philadelphia Eagles (where Rocky was filmed and written) were the underdogs, and beat the 'evil empire" New England Patriots aka Apollo Creed (antagonist in the movie Rocky)

Full disclosure...I'm from Philly.

At the beginning of the season I quickly began to get fed up with the politicization, and hardly watched the NFL at all.

But being from Philly, the Eagles hold a special place. We have had great teams over the years- made it to the Superbowl twice (both times in my lifetime)- but never won it-...

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Are You Talking to Your Patients About The Main Reason We Are Not Winning the War on Heart Disease?

Think about it.

Heart disease is the number one killer, the U.S. is last in line of developed countries for heart health, the biggest focus on attacking heart disease in our medical system is cholesterol management, while the U.S. tests more cholesterol and dispenses more prescriptions for cholesterol lowering medications.

And did you know that only ½ of people who die of heart attacks have high cholesterol? 

More needs to be done, and it can start with us.

I believe the main reason why we are not winning the war on heart disease is all about lifestyle, while the approach in the United States overwhelmingly focuses on pharmacotherapy.

Fortunately, there is a ton of information at our disposal on how to have a healthy heart- from worldwide population-based studies, as well as clinical outcome-based approaches.

Dr. Ornish solved the problem in his book Reversing Heart Disease over 20 years ago.

Today, Dr. Ornish trains practitioners across the country, which is even...

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How Diet can Influence Sleep

It is estimated that 50-70 million US adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder- and that means that your customers are most likely not exempt.

If you are doing any counseling on sleep issues- diet must come into the conversation.

Sleep is increasingly recognized as important to public health, with sleep disorders linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, occupational hazards as well as influence disease states including heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension.

Difficulty sleeping is often linked to lifestyle issues, such as mismanagement of stress. A new study links another major lifestyle factor, eating, to be linked to trouble sleeping. Eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep.

Study results are published in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. This study involved 26 adults, 13 men and 13 women. All participants were of normal weight and an average age of 35...

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Live Online Functional Medicine Pharmacy CE Training's for February

Uncategorized Feb 01, 2018

Live CE Training Calendar


2/1/2019- Natural Complements to Lipid Therapy

2/7/2018- The Immunity Puzzle- Balance of Stress, Inflammation, and Lifestyle Medicine

2/19/2048 - An Integrative Approach to Managing Arthritis


2/6/2018- An Integrative Approach to Preventing and Treating Inflammation

3/10/2018- An Integrative Approach to Preventing and Treating Inflammation

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