Functional Pharmacy Five 9/22/19

 

Welcome to this weeks Functional Pharmacy Five, where I share with you some tasty tid-bits in about 5 minutes.

I kind of go of course from Pharmacy, though not Functional Pharmacy, and share with you a critical element to health and wellness, and a personal story I experienced this weekend at Yoga Teacher Training which was beyond moving.

I hope you enjoy it, and have a great week!

And, if you have not signed up for the Level I functional Pharmacy certification I speak out, here's there deets

Be Well * Have Fun * Do Good

Rob_

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The Missing Key to Diets that Don’t Work- Lifestyle!

So, I’m pretty psyched...we’re just about to launch the Integrative Pharmacy Specialist Certification Program through Freece.com with an introductory overview on September, 12.

In this module I share with you the 5 Primary Keys to Functional Pharmacy, and the first one, Diet…actually, lifestyle diet.

What is a lifestyle diet?

A lifestyle diet encompasses the food someone eats, along with lifestyle factors that will further impact health in either a positive or negative way.

Lifestyle factors that are commonly associated with dietary patterns include:

  • exercise, or lack thereof
  • social connection
  • alcohol consumption
  • stress management
  • sleep health

Its understandable that 80% of our body composition is attributed to the foods we eat, and it’s the lifestyle measures that complement our food choices and help keep us on track.

This is why when lifestyle is not incorporated into a diet…the diet doesn’t work.

What are your favorite elements of lifestyle...

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Senators urge FDA to secure pathway for CBD

As you know, the Farm Bill just recently 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.

Then...there's the grey area. Where states have given the green light, in the world of the Fed's anything is possible. And where most wound say it's highly unlikely that the Feds would declare it illegal for supplements and foods...remember, Big Pharma lurks, and is no doubt salivating to control this sacred crop.

Fortunately, there is a movement to keep the securing an open pathway...

 

The two U.S. senators from Oregon who worked with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to pass the Hemp Farming Act have asked FDA to update regulations to allow for the use of hemp products, namely cannabidiol (CBD), in food, beverage and dietary supplement products.

In a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said farmers in...

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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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Transforming Health Care

That's a pretty heavy title, right?

Curious on your thoughts...do 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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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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