How to Start Using CBD

How to Start Using CBD

CBD:

how to use it & why you should

When people first begin to delve into the world of cannabidiol, or CBD, the first response is a sense of being overwhelmed. There are so many options to choose from – from vitamins to oils, creams to vape concentrates, it’s difficult to know exactly what product to look for, and what concentration is needed.

On top of that, consumers have to be mindful from where they are sourcing their CBD products. At this time, as with all supplements and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, it is up to the consumer to determine dosage amount, risk, and other factors related to consumption. Recent studies have shown that many vitamins and supplements are not actually what they are labeled to be – and many CBD products are no exception.

Read More: Why Is CBD Controversial & Why Your Body Needs It

Another factor to be mindful of is that endocannabinology, or the study of the endocannabinoid system and the substances that affect it (such as CBD) is a relatively new medical science. Few physicians are knowledgeable about this new therapeutic agent, and shy away from prescribing it as they are uncertain of what dosage to recommend. Many western-trained physicians are instinctively against any natural or herbal remedy. Seek a health care advisor with the ability to utilize the best of the traditional and western medicinal worlds.

Start With A Small Dose

“Start low and go slow” is the typical rule of thumb for utilizing therapeutic CBD and THC either alone or together. But if you are wary of trying THC (as THC is not yet legal in most parts of the country,) CBD is still something you can utilize. 

Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive effects, which means that no matter the dosage or concentration amount, you will not get high. Even though some CBD products can contain trace amounts of THC, they are only legal if they contain less than .3% THC. And some formulations, such as CBD isolates, do not contain THC at all.

Types of CBD Concentrations

  • Full Spectrum contains all the phytochemicals naturally found in the industrial hemp plant. CBD, other trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils all work together to create something called the entourage effect. Each of the cannabinoids and terpenes are beneficial in their own right, but in the presence of other cannabinoids and plant compounds, they exert or even amplify each of those health benefits. This extraction type does have the most THC content of any other, however, it still has to be compliant with USDA and FDA regulations: less than 0.3% THC content.

  • Broad Spectrum contains CBD and all other compounds of the industrial hemp plant – but without THC, or with only trace amounts. In this process, almost all of the 0.3%THC is isolated and removed during extraction.
  • CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD and does not contain any other plant compound. This is useful for those who want to see the health benefits that occur when CBD is taken by itself, but it may be slightly less potent than full or broad spectrum extracts, due to the lack of entourage effect. CBD isolates have the highest concentration of CBD per dose, and are usually 99% pure.
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A new approach:

wellness focused on the individual

In most cases, the dosage and type of CBD is determined on a case-by-case basis. Many factors impact this decision, such as the condition you’re intending to modify, your overall health and diet, sleep patterns, and stress levels. As with all therapeutic medicines, CBD is best used within an already healthy lifestyle, as a supplement, not a cure-all.

Here are a few lifestyle factors to consider:

  • Dosage Type: What works best for your lifestyle? If you are experiencing superficial or muscular and tendinous aches, a CBD cream or spray may be most suitable for your condition. This is well-suited for intermittent joint pain as well. Most medical professionals cannot recommend vaping, so while vaping does deliver a more concentrated dose than any other application, you may want to consider a multivitamin or an ingestible oil instead. The oil-based or oral powder forms found in multivitamins is a safer way to receive the power of CBD than inhaling heated oils into the lung.

  • Experience: Have you already used CBD? If so, you may need a higher dose than someone who has never used CBD before. This is not true across the board; again a health advisor’s advice is helpful.

  • Medication Interactions: While CBD does not have many negative effects or interactions (like so many FDA-approved drugs do,) it can interact with a few drugs. Utilize the “grapefruit test -” if you are taking a medication that advises you to not eat grapefruits during the duration of your prescription, CBD may interact with it – and always consult your prescribing physician before trying CBD. If that physician does not know anything about CBD and herbal medicine, seek additional input from other health advisors.

Aging is a natural process - but instead of addressing negative symptoms as they appear, wouldn’t you rather maintain your standard of health as you get older? If you start taking care of your body now, it will age with grace and you will lose less function over time.

Always consult with your physician before starting CBD, and start with a low dose before working your way to larger doses. 

By working with your physician you will not only be ensuring the best personal dosage, but the information the physician gains from observing your outcomes will help others.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
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  • PARABEN-FREE
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  • 100% NATURAL

Full Spectrum or Isolate: Which is Better?

Full Spectrum or Isolate: Which is Better?

Understanding Types of CBD:

full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate

CBD products currently on the market are generally categorized into three distinct extraction types, each with a different chemical profile. The key difference among these extraction types is the “purity” of the CBD found in them.

  • Full Spectrum extraction provides all the beneficial terpenes, cannabinoids, and essential oils found in the industrial hemp plant. The physiologic effects of any given cannabinoid or terpene may change in the presence of other compounds, producing stronger effects – this phenomenon is known as the “entourage effect,” which we will explain in more detail later.

  • Broad Spectrum extraction leaves all the beneficial terpenes, cannabinoids, and essential oils found in the industrial hemp plant – but with no THC. THC is legal in CBD products under 0.3% concentration, but for those who are worried about THC, or already know that particular cannabinoid does not give them the desired effect, Broad Spectrum is a great choice.

  • CBD Isolate is CBD in its purest form. This extraction method removes all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils of the hemp plant, leaving behind 99% pure CBD. This is a great option for those curious to see what effect CBD alone causes.

The Benefits of Full Spectrum

Modern pharmaceuticals are considered (by western medicine) to be more effective than botanical therapies because they are “pure” single-molecule compounds. That idea has been challenged with the utilization of CBD in a 2015 animal study that compared pure CBD isolate to a cannabis extract and found that other components in the extract worked with CBD to promote a stronger anti-inflammatory response than that found in CBD Isolate experiments.

This study highlighted a bell-shaped dose-response curve found in isolate applications - which meant that once the amount of CBD exceeded a certain dosage amount, its therapeutic impact would decline.

The intent of the study was to discover whether or not the utilization of a whole plant CBD extract, like Full or Broad Spectrum, would also create these results. The extract they used had very little THC, so it would not cause a “high.”

The researchers gave pure CBD to one group of mice and administered this full extract to another group while assessing the response. The pure CBD group exhibited the same bell-shaped dose-response curve, but a different pattern made itself apparent in the mice that were administered the full spectrum extract. They found that with each dose, the anti-inflammatory response increased, overcoming the bell-shaped curve. Furthermore, these researchers found that even though the extract had a smaller amount of CBD than the isolate, the extract produced a stronger anti-inflammatory response. When an “overdose” of the extract was administered, instead of the therapeutic benefits tapering off into a bell curve, they simply plateaued.

The researchers attributed these results to the entourage effect – the synergistic interactions between CBD and the other botanical chemical compounds present in the plant. This means that when multiple botanical compounds are present in a dose, they interact with each other, and the body, to exert stronger or more varied effects. The entourage effect is also thought to promote better balance and protect against too much of any given effect.

The Benefits of CBD Isolate

The results of this single study do not mean that CBD Isolate is inferior to Full or Broad Spectrum forumations. The same researchers compared both extraction types to over-the-counter painkillers and commercial anti-inflammatory drugs – and found that both extraction types had greater efficacy than aspirin.  

There are also a couple other benefits that may have you reaching for a CBD Isolate product instead of a Full or Broad Spectrum formulation.

CBD Isolate has no THC whatsoever. If you are looking to avoid THC for any reason, Isolate is going to be your best choice. Keep in mind, however, that all legal CBD products contain the federally mandated minimum 0.3% of THC. This amount of THC makes it extremely unlikely for THC to show up on a drug test – and there is no chance of it causing a “high.” If you’ve taken products with THC and know that it does not give you the effect you’re looking for, CBD Isolate is a good choice for you.

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The greatest benefit to taking CBD Isolate over Full or Broad Spectrum extracts is the ease with which you can figure out dosage amounts. Full and Broad Spectrum have different results depending on the strain of cannabis used to make the extract, dosage amount, and individual. CBD Isolate is a pure CBD product, so measuring the dosage down to milligrams gives you the exact amount of CBD you need. For example, in a 1:1 isolate, every one milligram of CBD powder (or milliliter of oil) ingested provides one milligram of CBD. If it is a 1:2 ratio, then one ml would provide 2mg of CBD.

CBD Isolate requires a personalized approach to therapeutic management. Dosage amounts vary between things like body weight, liver function, genetic ability, intended benefit, health status, etc. Start with a low dose and keep track of your symptoms. If you feel you need to, increase the dosage amount after three days or so and record those effects.

Whichever extract you use, you are going to need to research how CBD affects you through a slow and intentional process of dosing and recording your reactions. This may seem a little daunting, but CBD has few recorded side effects and is very forgiving to experimentation. Start with a small dose and work your way up to the best dosage amount that suits you. Always consult with your physician before starting any new therapy to make sure it’s the best choice for your treatment plan.

Read more about CBD with our CBD 101 Guide, and if you decide to incorporate CBD into your daily life, choose Well Theory for safe, surgeon-designed, and 3rd party-tested CBD products!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
  • FDA-REGISTERED
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • 3RD PARTY TESTED
  • 100% NATURAL

The Best Ways To Use CBD

The Best Ways To Use CBD

Common CBD products

and how to use them

Since the industrial hemp plant, from which most CBD is extracted, was legalized again in the USA with the 2018 Farm Bill, many CBD products have hit the market. Because of this, consumers hoping to add CBD to their wellness regimens are often at a loss when they go to choose products – from extract types, formulations, dosage, and more, there are many factors to consider. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common types of CBD products and which ones may be best for you!

“For adults ages 19 to 50 and men ages 51 to 70, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day. The recommendation increases to 1,200 mg a day for women after age 50 and for men after age 70 as well as those healing from surgery.”

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Curating Your Individual Wellness Regimen

but where do you start?

Everyone processes cannabinoids differently, depending on their overall health, lifestyle, whether or not they’ve used CBD before, or other factors, such as medications they’re taking, genetics, etc. This means that when you begin to take CBD, it often requires a little experimentation. But don’t worry! CBD is known to be generally safe and has few, if any, reported adverse side effects. Starting with small doses and working your way up is often the best way to start testing out this holistic, natural compound. With any concerns, seek guidance from a health care professional.

When you’re beginning your research, you should keep a few things in mind:

What extract you’re using. CBD is generally classified into Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and CBD Isolate. Bear in mind, if the CBD is extracted from the Industrial hemp plant per the USDA guidelines there should be no THC or a negligible amount only found in the herbal remedies.

Full spectrum contains CBD and other cannabinoids, terpenes and other phytochemicals, such as the legal amount of THC (0.3%), and these compounds work together to exert powerful health benefits, known as the “entourage effect.”

Broad Spectrum contains all cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant except THC. Some of the other phytochemicals are also in lesser concentrations than found in a full spectrum formula.
CBD Isolate only contains cannabidiol, and none of the other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, or essential oils found in the whole plant.

What dose you start with. “Less is more” is a good rule of thumb to use when starting your research. Take small doses throughout the day instead of a single large dose, and record your findings. Many authors and doctors recommend starting at about 0.05mg per kg of body weight per day. For a person that weighs 100 pounds that would equate to 45 kg and that would be a starting dose of 2.25mg. Obviously, this is a very low dose; however, some people do not need or want more.

Many recommend not taking more than 2mg/kg/day. Usually, it is good to see a knowledgeable provider if you are planning on taking more than that. This is variable for the reasons outlined above. If you feel any side effects or have concerns you should stop taking the medication and seek advice from your provider. This information is based on Dr. Warner’s research and education and is not verified by the FDA or any other regulatory body. This is also not a recommendation for any person out there; we always ask that you seek professional advice first of course.

What You Can Expect

keep these things in mind:

How quickly it begins to work. Some products, like CBD-infused multivitamins, work slowly over a month or more. Other products, such as ingestible oils or topical creams or sprays will generally work a little faster. Most natural remedies work with the human body using the body’s own physiology and systems; this means the effects are more gradual and should be more long lasting. There will not be a chemical or synthetic ‘high’ or immediate total blockade of pain. That is not natural.

How long do the effects last.
If you are taking CBD to curb anxiety or reduce inflammation in your joints, take note of how long your symptoms are lessened, or if you are symptom-free. Then discuss that result with your provider or consult and compare that with the current dosing regimen. CBD improves the function of the endocannabinoid system. A lot of people’s endocannabinoid systems are dysfunctional due to chronic inflammation from diet and environmental toxins as well as stress. There are a variety of endocannabinoid deficiency syndromes as well.

What is not needed by the body regarding the endocannabinoid system is usually eliminated on a daily basis. Most natural remedies are needed for long periods of time, some for lifetime. Some of these are cycled. It is best to seek counsel regarding the length of time for effectiveness.

All of this information will help you decide which types of extracts work best for you and your wellness goals.

CBD Dosing Methods

which one is right for you

Ingestibles: CBD Oil Tincture
Our Broad Spectrum oil tincture is designed to be taken under the tongue for optimal results. You can expect some effects to begin within an hour depending upon your personal state of endocannabinoid deficiency, and peak within a few hours after ingestion, tapering off throughout the day. It is designed to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the mouth and stomach linings, and distributes quickly throughout the body. Many do not feel an overall effect on a particular condition for a month or so.

Edibles: CBD Multivitamin

Our multi is designed to slowly and surely reduce inflammation throughout the musculoskeletal system and support your body’s endocannabinoid, or regulatory, system. It contains full spectrum CBD along with a carefully curated selection of vitamins that improve bone, muscle, and joint health, boost immunity, and promote healing. For best results, take daily for 3-6 months and beyond!

This grouping of vitamins, minerals and plant-based phytocannabinoids play a large role in the immune system’s function.  In addition, the basis of musculoskeletal health, connective tissue, is targeted. 

 

Topicals: CBD Pain Relieving Cream & Spray
Our pain relieving cream and spray are made with pure CBD Isolate and provide fast relief from topical aches and pains. Medical-grade lidocaine and menthol cool and numb the affected site on contact, while soothing aloe and a surgeon-curated blend of essential oils sink into the skin, holistically reducing inflammation on contact. 

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The essential oils chosen for our cream and spray all have the ability to promote general cellular healing and improve health overall. Finally, pure CBD Isolate engages your body’s endocannabinoid system, reducing inflammation at its source, and promoting healing + balance.

Tailoring your new CBD wellness regimen to your particular needs can seem like a daunting task, so start with a source you know you can trust. All Well Theory products are cGMP-certified, made in an FDA-regulated facility, undergo 3rd party testing, and were designed by an orthopedic surgeon for your peace of mind. Start with a source you know you can trust – and we’ll be here to help you every step along the way. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
  • FDA-REGISTERED
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • 3RD PARTY TESTED
  • 100% NATURAL

3 Ways Your Mental Health Affects Your Immune System

How Your Mental Health Affects Your Immune System

Maintain Your Mental Health

for a better functioning immune system

Your mental health affects much more than just your mood. Depression, anxiety, and stress disorders among other emotional struggles can take a toll on your physical health. There is a definite mind-body connection with regard to health and wellness.

Here are three ways that your mental health can affect your immune system as well as solutions to improve your physical and emotional health.

How Depression

can affect your physical health

1. Problem: Depression can weaken your immune system.
When your immune system is not functioning at full capacity, you are at a heightened risk for disease and infection. You may be more susceptible to catching colds or developing cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.

In some circumstances, depression can not only lead to a weakened immune system, but it can also lower the effectiveness of vaccinations.

Solution: Find healthy methods of managing stress.
Set up daily routines to help you avoid the negative effects of stress and problems in your life. Allow yourself time in the morning or after work to meditate. Enjoy a long conversation with a close friend or family member. Relax in the evening with a good book and a cup of tea. Tea is especially beneficial and healthy;chamomile tea is an excellent evening remedy.

Managing your daily stress can help you to feel more relaxed, be better prepared for your day, and avoid a compromised immune system.

Two Easy Habits

you can use to improve your mental health

2. Problem: Mental health can cause you to feel fatigued.
Issues with mental health can lead to increased physical and emotional fatigue on top of a weakened immune system.

This can easily become a vicious cycle. Stress and depression can lead to problems with sleep and a lack of energy which, in turn, make it harder to manage your mental health throughout the day.

Solution: Take steps to improve your quality of sleep.
Establish healthy practices to ensure that you get the best night’s sleep possible. This can include cutting out coffee and caffeinated beverages before bed or even after lunch, limiting your time on electronics in the evening, and setting up a consistent sleeping and waking schedule. Blue light from LED screens is especially detrimental to sleep. Either don’t watch TV and/or read screens at night or use blue light blocking glasses.

These healthy practices can help you to feel more awake and energized during your day which can help to prevent fatigue-related depression.

3. Problem: Stress can make you more vulnerable to unhealthy habits.
When you are plagued by stress, it becomes much easier to give in to negative practices. Many men and women who struggle with depression and stress disorders have exhibited higher tendencies to smoke and engage in unhealthy eating habits.

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Smoking and overeating can lead to several health concerns including a higher risk of heart disease, a compromised immune system, and in some circumstances, inflammatory issues.

Solution: Kick the unhealthy habits to the curb.
We know that this is easier said than done, but setting up healthy routines can help you to fight unhealthy habits.

If you have problems with stress eating, prepare balanced meals and snacks in advance. Not only will preparing your meals ahead of schedule help you to avoid overindulging in calorie-laden foods, but it will also cut out one extra step during a busy workday. If you do snack, also drink a glass of water; this is healthy and will also fill you up.

Cutting out cigarettes can be even harder, but your health and well-being are worth the effort. Seek the encouragement of friends and family, and if necessary, consult with your doctor to help quit smoking. Occasionally medication is necessary to quit.

Well Theory: a Better Way to Wellness

use our resources to improve your mental wellness

You don’t have to deal with your mental health alone. If you are having difficulty managing stress and depression, talking to a doctor can help. Follow these simple solutions, and seek the advice of a medical professional to promote a healthier state of mind. Remember, at least one in four Americans suffers from a mental health disorder; you are not alone.

We at The Well Theory believe in the Four M’s of Living Well. For a life lived well, it is important to maintain a healthy body, manage stress for a healthy mind, strengthen the relationships that are most important to you, and produce meaningful, satisfying work.

For more information on cultivating both physical health and emotional wellness, visit our website today to learn more about The Well Theory!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
  • FDA-REGISTERED
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • 3RD PARTY TESTED
  • 100% NATURAL

5 Ways Start Aging Gracefully

5 Ways Start Aging Gracefully

What It Means

to age gracefully

As we age, we are constantly bombarded by friends, the media and society with all the things we can do to slow or hide the evidence of age. Age, or simply time, is a natural part of life and happens to everyone, and there is no way to change that – however, you can change how you age and the way you respond to it. 

Keeping a positive mindset is key; as our bodies slow down we can take it as an opportunity to focus inwards and improve our health from the inside out.

Prioritize Your Physical Health

1. Exercise To Maintain Muscle Mass

As we age, the adage “use it or lose it” becomes more relevant. Muscle mass shrinks, bones can become more brittle, and joints can become arthritic. It’s important to maintain muscle to support your bones and joints, and gentle daily resistance-based exercise is a great way to do just that. Here are a couple ideas to get you started:

Yoga is a perfect way to not only build muscle but improve flexibility. Join a local studio or play one of the countless free videos on Youtube. It is our recommendation that you seek a class with a yogi (teacher) that has certification in ‘medical’ yoga or similar. Having a knowledgeable instructor is priceless for this activity. Start slowly with beginner’s classes and work your way up as your stamina improves. Yoga will improve your strength and flexibility over time; this is a great adjunct to aging!

Walking and Swimming are great, low-impact ways to maintain your health. Walk around the block or join a local fitness center to use their treadmills. Swimming is an especially great way to ease into exercise, as floating in the water lifts weight from typical problem areas like your hips and back. Walking in waist or chest high water in a pool achieves both resistance and aerobic work for you. So put on your waterproof headphones, select a good podcast and go!

2. Maintain A Healthy Diet

It becomes more important than ever to make sure you’re getting the daily recommended amounts of all vitamins and minerals as you age. The recommended daily amounts from the government is the bare minimum often; sometimes you need more. This is a great conversation to have with your favorite healthcare provider. Vitamins and minerals can be important both for your immune system and to promote proper function of your musculoskeletal system - promoting bone and muscle health. These systems are related of course as the immune system is involved in all aspects of inflammation and healing.

It can sometimes be difficult to know which foods to eat, which foods not to eat, and how they work together to benefit your well-being. Pairing Calcium with Vitamin D, for example, helps the Calcium absorb better. Here are a few guidelines and tips you can use as you assess your dietary choices:

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables by pairing at least one serving with every meal.
  • Choose more lean protein instead of red meat; choose fish, beans, or chicken. Tofu is a great protein source.
  • Eat healthy fats and avoid processed foods, refined sugars, and unhealthy fats. Generally, it is recommended to use oils instead of solid fats. Unsaturated fats like olive oil have amazing health benefits overall.

Start a supplement routine. The best way to absorb nutrients is through a balanced diet, but if you find that you are lacking in a few essential vitamins and minerals, taking a supplement is still a great way to make sure you’re getting everything you need for your body to stay healthy. Dr. Meredith Warner’s Multivitamin is designed to promote immune + orthopedic function by providing essential nutrients we commonly miss each day. She also added hemp with CBD for a powerful, safe, and natural anti-inflammatory component – to help you stay active without harmful joint or muscle inflammation. SHOP NOW

Take Care Of Your Mental Health

3. Get Enough Sleep

Getting quality sleep is essential for maintaining both your physical and mental health. During sleep is when your body repairs itself, stores away memories, and it also plays a role in your skin’s health as well. The brain can detox best during sleep. You should aim for about seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Here are some things that quality sleep gives you:

  • Lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Reduces stress and fights depression + anxiety
  • Reduces inflammation
    improves focus and concentration
  • Helps with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight

4. Prioritize Your Mental Health

Often, mental health goes unnoticed until there is an issue. Don’t wait for stress, depression, or anxiety to strike before taking steps to improve your mental health. Maintaining your emotional well-being is essential for aging gracefully. There is a deep and strong connection between mind and body that is only now being recognized fully in western medicine.

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Stress can physically impact your body in many ways – promoting premature aging and wrinkles, to causing higher risk of heart disease. Stress and anxiety are directly linked to pain as well. Here are a few steps you can take to relieve stress:

  • Getting adequate sleep, as mentioned previously, can do wonders for both your physical and emotional health. Prioritize your sleep and your well-being will improve!
  • Use relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises. Mindfulness definitely reduces anxiety and stress.
  • Regular exercise is also a great way to both relieve stress and improve your physical health. New data has shown specifically that short bursts of highly intense exercise can do wonders for the brain’s health.

Change Your Perspective

& age with grace!

“My goal is to help people age better, age fitter, and enjoy their old age. We’re all going to get old. You can’t stop that.

Meredith Warner, MD

5. Change Your Mindset

Above all, you should do your best to embrace aging as a natural part of life. It is inevitable, so try your best to not make aging a source of stress. Only you can embrace the gifts aging has given you. 

Appreciate your friends, the things you’ve learned, the hobbies you’ve cultivated – and be thankful for the process. Age with joy, and wellness will follow!

Everyone ages. At Well Theory, we’re in the business of helping you learn how to do so with grace and poise – through our wellness products designed to revamp your well-being from the inside out, our Herbal Kitchen recipes curated to give your body the nutrients it needs to thrive, and the expert advice written here on our blog.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
  • FDA-REGISTERED
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • 3RD PARTY TESTED
  • 100% NATURAL

One Habit You Need for Foot Health

One Habit You Need for Foot Health

One Small Habit

to promote lasting foot health

With each step you take, you are engaging a complicated network of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments designed to propel you forward, support the entire body’s weight and help maintain balance. The simple act of walking is often taken for granted – until motion-limiting foot pain enters the equation.

Nearly one-fourth of all bones in the human body are in the feet. More than 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons are in the foot as well. One ruptured tendon or irritated joint can disrupt this careful balance, causing pain, limiting your ability to walk freely, and sometimes even requiring surgery.

There are many things you can do to strengthen your feet and promote healing of foot issues such as plantar fasciitis – like exercise, wearing supportive shoes, and doing stretches – but did you know that you can also improve your foot health and overall musculoskeletal health from the inside out?

Improve Nutrition

to revamp your foot health

Inflammation is the cause of many debilitating foot conditions. Anything from plantar fasciitis – chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia – to arthritis, gout, and other conditions are caused by an overeager inflammatory response.

While inflammation is a natural and often beneficial bodily function used to cushion an injured region of the body during the healing process, sometimes dietary choices, hormonal imbalance, and other factors can cause your body to signal an inflammatory response for longer than is necessary, actually harming the affected area. Chronic inflammation is associated with many muscle, nervous, joint and connective tissue disorders of the foot.

Vitamin deficiency can also contribute to many common foot conditions. For example, Vitamin D3 deficiency has been linked to widespread pain and inflammation throughout the body’s joints, muscles, and bones.

Vitamin C deficiency is associated with poor cardiovascular function and poor tendon, ligament and muscle health. In addition, wounds do not heal properly without vitamin C. Nerve pain has even been treated with high dose Vitamin C because of its beneficial effects on that system.

Mineral Deficiencies are also found often with foot and ankle pain. Osteoporosis we know affects the bones, which can compound into other issues affecting nearby joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Heightened Calcium intake is often recommended for those at risk of osteoporosis or osteopenia (reduced bone mass). Taking calcium with Vitamin D and Magnesium increases absorption efficiency and overall usefulness of this mineral.

Magnesium itself is very necessary for the proper function of muscles, bones and nerves. Many adults are magnesium deficient; this is often overlooked by physicians.

Many Americans do not get the necessary vitamins and minerals they need to adequately maintain their musculoskeletal health – which is why taking a multivitamin is a great way to fill the gaps in your diet.

Supplement For Success:

reduce inflammation & get back on your feet

When people are about to undergo surgery, they are usually given a pre-operation checklist for certain things to do or avoid as they prepare for their procedures.

This advice is crucial – not only are surgeons skilled enough to understand the science behind these procedures, they are also sometimes experts in the science behind healing. Nutrition is a key factor in repairing tissues affected by surgery, and starting a supplement regimen is a great way to make sure your body is optimized and ready to begin the healing process – regardless of whether or not you are a surgical candidate.

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Without proper nutrition, the body’s healing process from surgery, injury, or inflammatory foot conditions can take longer and may even encounter complications. A balanced diet, including essential vitamins and minerals, is extremely important for your healing experience to go smoothly. Unfortunately, it is very hard in our busy lives to achieve the amount of nutrition necessary for proper healing. This is why so many surgeons will recommend a multivitamin or specialized supplement regimen before and after surgery.

The right amount and combination of supplements can greatly impact your healing journey in a positive way. But you shouldn’t start a supplement regimen without guidance.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Meredith Warner, the inventor of The Healing Sole Medical Flip Flop, designed a custom Bone + Joint Multivitamin with this in mind. In her years of medical practice, she often found herself recommending a variety of different supplements to her patients – especially her surgical patients. So, she decided to create a single multivitamin that has every essential vitamin and mineral she recommends to her patients every day – especially her surgical patients. Click here to read about why it’s so important to take a multivitamin before surgery!

One Convenient Multi To Fight Inflammation

fill nutritional gaps & promote musculoskeletal health

One convenient daily serving has everything she recommends her patients take daily to promote surgical recovery and overall musculoskeletal health.

What Is IN the multivitamin?

carefully selected ingredients made for you

These ingredients work best together – while each is a necessary supplement on its own, together they pack a powerful punch.

Full Spectrum Hemp Powder

Full Spectrum Hemp Powder is hemp with beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids. It’s included for its ability to support a healthy response to inflammation and provide you with antioxidants needed to support your overall health.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C boosts the function of the immune system to protect against illness and improves the body’s ability to repair damaged tissue - vital for wound healing & mandatory for collagen formation.

Calcium Citrate

Calcium Citrate is useful in balancing blood calcium levels to promote stronger, healthier bones and prevent the development of conditions such as osteoporosis.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 aids in the body’s ability to absorb calcium to promote bone health and the prevention of bone disorders. It's important to almost every human system.

Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium Oxide regulates magnesium levels to reduce muscle cramps and bone pain. It is also effective for lowering blood pressure, relieving anxiety and depression, and improving sleep quality. This is essential for nerve & muscle function.

Zinc Gluconate

Zinc Gluconate is a mineral that helps to balance zinc levels within the body as well as to promote the healthy growth and development of body tissues. It plays a large role in wound healing & connective tissue development.

Preventative care and functional wellness is key to maintaining the health of your musculoskeletal system. Don’t wait until you’re already experiencing pain to begin improving your health – begin making small, healthy lifestyle choices today. Shop our multi today!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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