CBD and Autumn – How One Complements Another?

Autumn has officially come into our lives. The weather is getting colder, and days are getting shorter as we speak. We are also getting more and more rain each day and new responsibilities and tasks from our work or university. Although for many, autumn begins when students go back to school after the summer holidays, we consider the autumn equinox to be the real beginning of this season. Usually, until the autumn equinox, we are pampered by quite pleasant and warm weather. Still, as we tear off another page of the calendar, the whole world seems to start to fall. The autumn abyss leads us to the inevitable winter. However, we still have about two months to go before the first snowflakes start falling from the sky, and everyone is overwhelmed by the psychosis of Christmas.

Still, there are many issues and problems to be resolved before fully enjoying the autumn season. It brings us lousy weather that makes you forget how to smile and new responsibilities that shake up the whole summer routine and make you feel stressed and anxious. However, not everything has to be so bad… Today we will share with you five tips on how cannabinoids can help you endure all the misfortunes of autumn and safely prepare for winter snow!

Stronger Immune System

Winter is coming, but before it begins, we must overcome all the challenges facing us in the autumn season. One of the biggest and probably most disliked autumn’s attributes is terrible weather – rain, wind, and cold. Living in such a climate zone, each year, we face unexpected temperature fluctuations. Moreover, in the fall, the air temperature can change almost three to four times a day. When you get up in the morning, you may feel the chill. Still, later the same day, you may be enjoying sunshine only to fight the strongest winds in the evening when the thermometer column will fall closer to zero.

The temperature dances really test the strength of our nerves and an immune system like no other. As soon as the autumn begins, we must be prepared to face all the challenges that can disrupt our lives and health in one way or another. Since this season is quite widely known as the ideal season to catch a cold or flu, you should start prepping your immune system ASAP. We recommend trying CBD Oil Drops that will help you prepare your body (and thoughts) for all-weather ailments and temperature challenges effortlessly and naturally. Take CBD Oil Drops in the morning and evening every day, and you will be able to enjoy dancing in the rain without worrying about how you will feel the next day!

Calmer Mind and Relaxed Soul

Increasingly shorter days and gloomier weather don’t add much joy to our lives. Suppose we add to all this negativity the stress we feel at work, school, and home. In that case, we could feel like winning a jackpot, only not full of money, but emotional health problems. Anxiety, frustration, stress, and depression are the constant companions of autumn, who come into our lives without any warning. It depends on us how long these ‘guests will stay.

There are many ways to return to a normal and calm rhythm of life, but it is necessary to keep in mind that not every piece of advice works similarly. In these situations, be sure to find an optimal solution for yourself. Still, specific methods can help many, no matter what experiences they have daily. CBD Oil Drops are widely used to help the body relax, calm down, and rediscover the balance of body and mind after a long time. Everyday life does not have to be stressful and complicated, so CBD will help you maintain a positive mood and attitude to life and help you cope faster and better with daily work or study tasks.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Autumn brings darkness to our lives, which we will have to endure throughout the winter as well. Seasonal changes can also disrupt our normal sleeping cycle; we may feel tired and start yawning way earlier than going to bed. Talking about the morning, getting up when it’s still dark outside is unbearable harder, and just think of how cosy it is to spend the morning in a warm bed. Still, jobs are jobs, and they should be completed after having a good night’s rest. It is no secret that our body requires at least 7-9 hours of sleep to function, but our nighttime must start around ten in the evening. By following this advice, you will get up rested and full of energy. Just one thing remains – how to rest when the early night is not the case?

Problems that lead to poor sleep can range from an uncomfortable bed, too fluffy pillow, or just a loved one snoring too loudly. Although sleep researchers associate declining sleep quality with stress, true causes of sleep problems can lie much more profound and be more challenging to solve than just changing the mattress. Regular and responsible CBD consumption can help you sleep better and ensure a quieter sleep at night, less waking up and sweeter dreams. In the morning, you will wake up feeling fresh, it will be easier to function, and you will have more energy to implement all the crazy ideas that day!

Heaps of Energy

During cold and dark seasons, it is much harder to get out of bed or go to work and exercise. While the New Year is famous for being a great reason to start visiting local sports clubs and thus prepare for the summer season. Wait, let’s just stop for a minute and think – is it really the case? The truth is that sports are needed here and now, and not just to maintain good body shape. Exercise and sports contribute significantly to better form and well-being. Still, sometimes we just don’t have the strength to move forward…

We all know well that we need the energy to perform various body functions, and we obtain the power through the food we eat. For this reason, the first thing you need to review and make sure it is appropriate when you feel down in the diet. Do you have at least five fruits or vegetables every day? Do you drink enough water? It also matters how we eat – whether we rush, use mobile devices, but so does the energy value of food. You can enrich your daily diet by mixing CBG Oil Drops in your morning smoothie or various recipes. It will allow you to feel energetic and persistent in storming all the difficulties. You will also be able to concentrate better and feel more powerful, so CBD Oil Drops are perfect for all kinds of people – even professional sports players!

Soft, Glowing, and Healthy Skin

No matter how hard we try to figure out what the autumn cold and wind are compatible with, we know that it is in no way consistent with smooth and delicate skin. Wind and cold are two of the worst things that can happen to our skin, which have been exposed to the bright sun almost all summer long. After a warm summer holiday, the autumn causes a significant shock to our bodies. This is perfectly reflected in our skin – it itches, we get scaling patches, rashes, and pimples. Does it sound scary? What if we say that this is just the beginning, and we must wait for the winter to experience even more complicated skin issues?! It is, therefore, necessary to start preparing our skin for the cold period as soon as possible.

To prepare the skin for autumn, we recommend using CBD Premium Skin Cream, which moisturizes and protects the skin from various inflammations and environmental damage. Also, some new cosmetics will soon appear in our store, which we believe will become your favourites in no time! In addition, mix some CBD Oil in your relaxing bath – your skin pores will open and allow CBD Oil to benefit your skin! Besides, there is no better time to try Cooling Gel than in autumn. You will quickly forget the bruises and feel your muscles relaxing after a hard day at work, university, or after sports training.

We are happy to enjoy the last rays of the sun and dive deep into new responsibilities with loads of energy and enthusiasm. It is good to remember summer when you know you’re ready to greet the fall.

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Too long, didn’t read? Autumn brings not only joyful emotions and the aroma of pumpkin pies to our lives. In autumn, we experience much more stress, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and various other health disorders. We could avoid all these thanks to cannabinoids! Use CBD Oil Drops to improve sleep quality, get rid of gloomy thoughts, strengthen the immune system. Choose CBG Oil Drops to have more energy in the morning and throughout the day. As the weather cools, do not forget to take care of your skin by choosing natural and organic CBD cosmetics.

Meet our Brand - Unique Approach to Healthier Living

Over a year ago, we started a brand you know now. Since then, we have successfully expanded our team from several people and have become an international company. Uniting many different souls, we all share a passion for a healthier life. We are more than excited to be brought together a large community of people who admire and value nature and hemp powers and want to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. We dedicated the entire month of May to introduce you to our brand, the products, and the team which drives Biomedicanna and the love for hemp wellness forward. Today we will tell you all about our unique and nature-friendly approaches to cosmetics and other goods. 

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Those who have with us all along, and those who have joined this fantastic community recently, should have noticed that we often repeat certain phrases on our blog and social media. We are dependent on nature, so its suffering also affects our quality of life. We are constantly looking for ways to help nature and ourselves; therefore, we emphasize sustainability, environmental friendliness, natural and organic materials and products that meet only the highest standards. 

Being honest, you have probably heard these words from many different businesses; however, we cannot be compared to others. In our 50th blog, we will look at the five most important aspects and features of Biomedicanna that set us apart and beyond other brands. 

Only the Best

One of the several reasons we started this company was that we were not satisfied with the quality of similar goods. As individuals, who want to live healthier, we paid a lot of our attention to what we were putting in our bodies and skin. If you decide to closely read at least some of the labels of beauty and wellbeing products you own and use every day, you probably would be surprised about the number of strange ingredients and various additives found there. Besides, the origin of most of the ingredients was unclear.

Since day one, we promised ourselves to provide customers only with products made from materials grown in certified farms following responsible practices. Using the best seeds, monitoring their growth and applying the most innovative methods, we have achieved outstanding results, yet we always strive for even higher levels of perfection. Having already invested a lot of our resources into research, we seek to improve the quality of manufacturing processes and products. The highest quality is our top priority making thousands of people all over the world healthier and happier while at the same time working tirelessly to offer them products we would not be afraid to use and recommend.

Responsibility to Life

Being a relatively young company does not stop us from seeing how human-made objects and processes change the appearance of nature. With billions of tons of unrecyclable waste dumped in landfills, and products and practices themselves hurting the living world, every little step towards the goal of a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable living counts. Every year we experience more and more negative changes; therefore, we must minimize them and return the environment and climate to their former state. 

We started the brand already knowing how vital sustainable practices would be in our journey of introducing society to the benefits of hemp. Today, we are the company for which this goal has become one of their main driving forces. Eco-friendly ideas are inseparable both from the company’s activities and our individual lives, and for this reason, we all feel a deep connection with our surroundings. Starting with tiny steps, we now make a substantial positive impact on the environment. We dared to resist the standard practices and adopt more responsible approaches despite being less popular. We have a strong opinion about veganism and animal cruelty; thus, we dedicated our work to live in synergy with flora and fauna and defend those who cannot protect themselves.

The Mission to Care for All

We all probably noticed how many products everyone has to consume to take proper care of ourselves, both internally and externally. On the one hand, the number of products shows how seriously we take our health and well-being. Still, from a different perspective, such everyday habits result in even bigger amounts of waste polluting our planet. Considering how many various chemicals are put into each little bottle of personal and home care products, we all should be appalled by what we put into our bodies and what later enters the drinking waters and soil. Besides, even more harmful substances get released into the air whilst manufacturing the mentioned care products. 

Once forced by society to take care of themselves by any means possible, more and more people nowadays turn to nature and choose products that are friendly not only to man but also to the planet. After experiencing the same problems, we knew we had to be more innovative and tackle them differently. We set ourselves the goal of combining nature and man in one product, which we achieved by offering customers products made especially for this reason. Now we see, there is no better way to immerse ourselves into harmony than maintaining high standards and using the most precious materials, and carefully monitoring the manufacturing process. Keeping up with modern technologies and seeing the actual value of organic resources helps us deliver products that unite both nature and man.

Powerful Equals Raw

We each want only the best for ourselves and our loved ones, but sometimes, the worst things hide behind an innocent appearance. If we look more closely at every little thing we consume, we would be surprised by the number of processing it takes for that thing even to become consumable. Most of the time, it means we are consuming hurtful substances and unnecessary additives, which make us even more sick, unhealthy, and do not benefit our physical and emotional wellbeing. 

From the very beginning, we knew our community would deserve the best, and we saw only one way to achieve – by introducing thousands of people to the hemp. Yet, some introductions cannot be comparable to one another. Therefore, we manufacture and sell only the purest and most potent products, which convey the power of hemp and its beneficial properties. Maybe hemp power is not that tasty as one may expect, but we are proud to bring out its two best features – raw and realness. With many more new product ideas in our minds, we know we would never leave the mentioned aspect behind our backs.

Giving Answers

Before discovering the hemp, we many times felt like we just hit the wall. We are now surprised at how little information was available a decade or several years ago regarding hemp, its components, their properties, and let’s not start talking about growing or manufacturing processes. What now to us feels like a piece of obvious information is still very unfamiliar to thousands of people, and we all probably know what the ‘unknown’ brings. It triggers our fear, and we surround ourselves with stereotypes, which resist us from experiencing never felt before senses.

We stepped into the market with higher quality products offering them at affordable prices, yet we were faced with the fact that many people are still afraid of even trying hemp-related products. We set ourselves several goals to reach, one of them being very clear and open about our work and goods. Every day we go to the infinity and beyond answering people’s questions and inquiries, solving problems and helping them feel better tomorrow than they felt yesterday. Besides selling wellbeing products to customers worldwide, we want to educate and allow them to unlock the true potential hidden in nature and one of the most amazing plants there is – hemp.

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Too long, didn’t read? Today we wanted to tell you more about the brand you know as Biomedicanna. In our opinion, there is no better way to do that than to be open about approaches we value the most. There are five main aspects of our business you need to be aware of:

  1. We focus on quality rather than on quantity.
  2. We promote sustainability, eco-friendliness and have all of our products cruelty-free and vegan.
  3. We make sure our products are safe both for you and do not hurt the planet.
  4. We are against using additives in the manufacturing process.
  5. We are your friends, and you can always count on us in the world of hemp.

Valentine Day is Over - Love for Yourself Goes On

Here at Biomedicanna, we work long hours to ensure thousands of loyal customers' health and happiness. We dedicated this entire month to remind everyone how important it is to love themselves in many different ways, both emotionally and physically. Even though loving yourself and others are the noblest actions we take daily, we may sometimes run into difficulties and forget what matters the most. Today let's remember what ideas and tips both of our interview heroes have shared about loving others and yourself and how our products can help you love more deeply and passionately.

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Love has many faces and expressions, yet not everyone can experience them equally as love is a very intimate emotion. Each of us has a different relationship with love; thus, we may devote our time and attention to entirely different aspects of our lives. At the same time, love means enjoying joyful moments with others, even if it is a time well-spent pampering ourselves. We can see that love is quite similar to a vast palette of colours, which mix to create one large painting – a happy, healthy and prosperous life. February's interview heroes Dominyka and Dainius both shared their ideas about love. As they come from two different sectors, not surprisingly, their views on love are quite different. 

Dominyka Mikstaite is an owner of brand artumè, which combines healing methods and practices from Tibetan and Western Medicine to help people prevent diseases and preserve and nurture longevity and inner happiness. She understands love as having two components: 'mommy love' means altruistically accepting and unconditionally loving yourself. 'Daddy love' means having the necessary life skills to adapt to all live twists and turns to live to the fullest. 

Dainius Jakucionis is a doctor psychotherapist, who besides helping people solve their psychological and emotional issues, is often a guest speaker in various training and public conferences. He also understands love as two different types: firstly, it is an emotional feeling, which people may have or may not. Secondly, love is an action and, despite knowing the first type of love or not, we can all do something for ourselves each day to show that we care about how we feel.

Despite coming from two entirely different sectors and expressing different approaches towards the same love subject, both Dominyka and Dainius shared similar tips towards achieving health, happiness and purposeful life. Their advice includes spending time in nature, sleeping for at least eight hours each day, creating and maintaining a daily routine that would provide joy rather than sadness and planning little breaks to spend time for yourself only. Besides, both interview heroes highlighted the importance of eating healthy - we tried to cover this topic in our previous blog dedicated to loving yourself through food. We even included a fantastic recipe for delicious pancakes to encourage you to start this tasty journey as soon as possible.

It's easy to spot love's versatility, but we all should look for those expressions of love that are closest to us and our way of living. Here at Biomedicanna, our teammates' eyes are burning with passion for sustainable, eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty-free self-care. All of our products check those boxes and are widely used to enrich our daily lives with love, yet they have different purposes and ways to improve our well-being. 

CBD Drops and Paste enhance health and immunity, while our cosmetics line takes care of and protects all types of skin from nature's elements. CBD drops come in a variety of concentration levels as different people have different self-care and medical needs. CBD Paste Raw is the most potent hemp product we offer; nevertheless, all our products contain legal THC amounts. All cosmetics products are also paraben-free and organic as we provide only the highest quality products. CBD Silk Balm will soothe and deeply moisturize dry and itchy skin, nurturing it with quality extracts. Simultaneously, CBD Cooling Gel provides relief to overworked muscles and joints, helping relieve inflammation and soreness. CBD Glide Gel works as an excellent alternative for massage oil, and Face & Body Cream ensures skin nutrition and revitalization.

We use only natural and purest resources to produce our products, so we are not afraid to promise well-being. All of our products are made with love – feel it and try it for yourself. Now is the best time to start investing in yourself and your future!

Interview with Dainius: Love is Being Responsible for Yourself and Others

Here at Biomedicanna, we celebrate a healthy lifestyle and, of course, healthy relationships, but both of these essentials do not come easy. We dedicated the whole of February to encourage everyone to love themselves and others in every way possible. Today we invite you to rethink your priorities and invest in the most valuable things despite misfortunes around. Stay safe and experience the fullness of life!

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At the second week of February, we offer to read our conversation with Dainius. Dainius Jakucionis is a doctor psychotherapist, who has helped people solve their psychological and emotional issues for several years now. Besides his professional experience, Dainius is a frequent guest speaker in various training and public conferences, where he’s sharing his knowledge with hundreds of people eager to change their lives and relationships for the better.

-Dainius, tell us a bit more about yourself, and why you chose this professional path?

-I knew I wanted to be a doctor for many years, yet I was not sure whether I wanted to be a psychotherapist. The desire to work with the human mind and psyche arose in the second year of medical studies. One of the professors started teaching us about the human mind, how things go there, how some mental illness occurs, and that was so fascinating! It was a eureka moment, - I realized I want to go this way rather than choose to pursue a career in this field; saying ‘career’ doesn’t fit my experience. I was planning to further enrol in psychiatry studies but turns out you don’t need to be a psychiatrist to be a psychotherapist. Due to this, I chose family medicine and worked as a family doctor for about four years. Only recently – well, in 2018 – I started to work as a full-time psychotherapist, and other activities came along, various mental health-related projects and training.

-Psychotherapy is one of those areas that only people with the need to help experience it, and people who don’t have any mental health needs do not know anything. Why did you decide to share the knowledge with the latter group of people as well? Why you participate in various discussions, training, projects?

-To tell the truth that’s a complicated question as no one knows what motivates them for one thing or another. There is one straightforward and superficial answer that everyone often says – they want to help people. Why do they want to help people? It’s indeed the nice-looking answer, and it might as well explain why I consult people about their mental and emotional issues. Another explanation is the desire to earn more as various conferences and training can be worth more than the whole day of consultations. The third answer is that people may be motivated by honour and glory, they want to feel popular and enjoy those rays of fame, and they think they‘re best because everyone is talking about them. All of those arguments interact with each other, and I discovered them already while working as a psychotherapist, attending psychotherapy courses, and analysing myself.

If looking at what helps me decide whether to accept one project and give up another, is self-preservation. After all, you don’t have to take everything, think about everything or participate everywhere, because you can burn out very quickly and then it will be complicated to live. But if you look at what motivates me, it’s like a mission or desire that the children who are now growing up, would be happy and mentally healthy. Of course, these two aspects sort of overlap. However, to achieve this, the parents of the children also need to be mentally stable. My current goal is to help as many people as possible discover their inner harmony, and in the process, children will be happier, and they will not need me or my colleagues’ services. Maybe after a while, I will not have to engage in consulting or mental illness treatments, but everything I do will be prevention and education. The current desire is for people to feel calmer and reach happiness if they want to look for it, of course, and live more stable life. 

- Is it more of a goal to help the people now or raise the generation who doesn’t need your help?

-You know, I am a limited person, my validity will expire at some point, and that’s fine. My generation will still need me, just as the current Z generation will need me, but I hope that later generations will not. My goal as a doctor was to engage in prevention so that doctors would do nothing, and all their patients would be healthy and never actually go to the doctors. It’s paradoxical, but I know that it will take a lot of work for both my colleagues and me until we achieve this goal. Despite that, having such a vision is fun, so why not?

-Your words take us to wonder what loving others mean, but before that, how do you understand the love for yourself?

-There are two types of loving yourself. The first is when people say they feel that they love themselves, so it’s more of a feeling, but some people may have it, and some people may not. Those people who cannot feel that sense may not have had as much love in their childhood as they could have, thus stopping them from learning to feel love for themselves. In that case, the behaviour is more important than feelings. I look at love for myself more through behaviour – what do I do to show myself that I love myself? Actions are easier to measure and easier to achieve because when people say they do not love themselves, the only advice we can give to them is to love themselves. 

What does it mean to love yourself? I define the love for myself with actions. For me, it is meditation in the morning and exercise, in the evenings going for a walk and reading a book, well, and protecting myself from burnouts. Everything else that happens between – whether it’s activities or work, they do not matter, because the most important thing for me is to perform those morning and evening rituals. They depend on nothing else, only I can control them, and it shows me that I love myself.

-What about loving others?

- When it comes to loving others, I think we should consider turning a love for yourself upside down. If we feel something that might be love, we often find ourselves stuck because we don’t know what exactly love is. Same with happiness, what is it, how can we achieve it? Love for others and love as a word means action – love is to do something. If I love, then I take care of my loved ones, ask them how they live, help them when they need it, protect them from misfortunes, give them something. These all are small things that express warmth, closeness, and they all form love in one way or another. 

Love is essentially a word, and some may need to hear it, some may need actions, maybe others need gifts to feel that they are loved. All these are okay, but it seems that if you love someone, you should do something for them, sacrifice your time or instead prioritize it, spend more time with your loved one than others, and thus show that they are essential to us.

-No wonder you mentioned time. Almost a year ago, we faced quarantine for the first time, which was accompanied by huge uncertainty. From one perspective, we had plenty of free time, but from another point of view, we had none. As you relate time management with loving yourself and loving others, how these relationships changed during quarantine?

- It seems to me that nothing is too different, nothing has changed. Quarantine is just a circumstance, a certain twist in life. It’s just like someone would have an illness, experience a job loss, or get a new job. Those twists and turns come and go, and they don’t change anything too much. If people devote their time to other people, they will continue to dedicate it regardless of their circumstances. We could always find some excuse – it’s quarantine, we can’t meet eye-to-eye, but relationships don’t have to be live all the time. 

We can stay connected in any way, no matter how far we may be from each other, we still can create a connection. Any kind of reminder of yourself and your relationship is a connection anyway. Some people may feel that communication change as it will be harder for them to keep in touch because it naturally takes time to get used to those technologies. It really wasn’t hard for people my age to keep connections alive, and quarantine did not affect that. 

Those people who have taken quarantine as a difficulty to overcome limit themselves and reduce their own freedom of actions. Such an interpretation is neither appropriate nor useful, but it is enough to change the attitude in many cases. If people don’t like the way they are forced to communicate with other now, but that doesn’t mean that such communication is bad or worse than before the quarantine – it just changed a little, so we should not emphasize the change. What is the difference in maintaining the connection through a computer or phone camera? Even though you can’t touch a person you talk with, you can still stay in touch with them. Of course, live chat is much more valuable than online, but times of uncertainty will pass, and we will return to live communication.

Those who used to have a hard time keeping in touch with others will still have a hard time doing then when everything goes back to normal. People who had less social support before quarantine, they redeemed it by work and communicating with colleagues. They may not have had so many friends, but the workplace was the environment people surrounded them, so they naturally received social support. Now that it is impossible to go to work, they can only communicate with those people only on work issues, so it is even more difficult.

-Have you noticed those communicational and emotional changes in your patients?

-Only a tiny proportion of my patients had difficulties dealing with the current situation. There were even those who enjoyed it too because then they didn’t need to go somewhere or interact with someone. However, those were also a small proportion of my patients, so I cannot make assumptions about everyone. There were indeed many people who experienced difficulties, insecurity at work, in relationships, being at home alone, with a partner or with children, studying or working remotely. Among my patients, there are no people whose psychological situation has dramatically deteriorated.

-How was your quarantine experience?

-Quarantine was neither a positive nor a negative phenomenon for me. I adapted to it, got used to having to communicate with patients online. Now a lot of events take place online, which saves me loads of time. I can take part in one event and can consult the patient two minutes later. Before quarantine, I would have needed half an hour to go to the venue, an hour to give out my presentation, and another half an hour to come back to my office or home. Quarantine saves me time, but I miss communication at live events, just because contact with people is different. In consulting patients, I don’t see much difference whether we meet live or online, so I guess my quarantine experience falls in the middle between positive and negative.

-It’s quite surprising you mentioned two points of view, since a substantial proportion of people associate quarantine with the collapse of the established order. Now, we are on the verge of possible falling back to the former and familiar practices. How should we evaluate these two events emotionally?

-No doubt, it became more difficult for people because they have never experienced it before. It was new, and strange things are often considered dangerous and threatening. Moreover, there is also a feeling of uncertainty as we do not know how long the situation will last; we do not know whether the predictions will come true. We are not and cannot be sure that there will be no new strains of the virus for which existing vaccines will not be suitable, and new ones will have to be developed every year. However, I would emphasize the ability to adapt to the various situations because the world is changing, and the feeling of insecurity is becoming the new norm. We don’t know what will happen, and we need to accept it and learn to survive. 

-What advice do you give to your patients to improve their emotional health?

-Each of my patients has their own needs and problems, so their advice is quite individual. I would instead look at the general state of how I can help myself psychologically, so that help would come through three things – sleep, physical body, and what we pay our attention. Therefore, to achieve psychological balance, we must first ask ourselves whether we sleep regularly and for the required number of hours a day. 

Next comes the question do we use our physical bodies and how we use it, how often we exercise, play sports, go for a walk, etc.? During quarantine, we are forced to work remotely, so we spend even more time sitting down. As we had gone to work before, we literally had to go, either to the car or walk around the offices. There was more movement than working from home where it only takes five steps to go from one room to another. We need to move more because it helps stabilize a person’s psychological state and stimulates various brain processes. 

The third aspect is attention management; what information do we use and how much real-time we spend resting? It’s not healthy to work at a computer for eight hours a day and then spend the other eight using the same computer or other smart devices. In such cases, our attention is restricted to one object only, and we are unable or unwilling to release it. To overcome this, we need to learn to relax and take regular breaks from tasks we usually do. It is excellent if we can combine two or more activities into one. For example, when we go for a walk, we focus our attention elsewhere and move the body, but breathing fresh air contributes to better mental health. 

We could also add food to these three aspects, but I think this point is already quite essential and well-known. Eating healthy and natural food also contributes to our well-being, so even when we are at home, we shouldn’t eat fast food alone only because we can. It’s okay to eat burger or fries from time to time, but there is no need or value to make junk food part of your daily diet. 

-You mentioned exercising and meditating in the mornings. Which of three previous aspects your mornings empower? Attention management perhaps?

-It is indeed attention management, but it’s more about devoting time to spend with myself. It seems to me that most people, when they go to work, think that they are working not for themselves but others, only to make money and buy something that would not inspire them but other people. For this reason, meditation and exercise are for me only; it is not interesting to anyone else; it does not impress them. In parallel, others may feel some benefits. If I meditate or do exercise, I feel more refreshed, but how it is possible to know that it was influenced by my morning exercise, meditation, or because I slept well? 

It is more to show myself and my mind that I care for them, that I make a special effort to help and serve them, to show that I love myself. For me, twenty minutes spent exercising and twenty minutes spent meditating is not much, maybe for others that may appear as such, but for me, it is a way to show my love and responsibility to myself. The morning ritual can be fundamentally different for each person, but it is essential to find the most appropriate one and do it regularly, every day. In this way, every day you do something for yourself, and even if you do nothing useful all day, you will have a good and valuable day for yourself, your body and mind. 

-You also mentioned going for a walk in the evenings and reading books. Maybe you have some book recommendations for our readers?

-Part of what I read, I doubt it will be useful and understandable to readers. I will share a few book recommendations right away, but I have a few reading tips to share before that. It is always most valuable to read books that are of interest to the person himself. When reading professional literature, it is necessary to realize that it is not a recreational reading, but an improvement, thus, the reading is not for ourselves but more for others. I really like novels, but most recently, I read a few books on writing books on creative writing. I read them, and a fire ignites inside me.

My recommended books are not from self-help shelf in the library, they are interesting to me from a Buddhist perspective, so reading them at least once would not hurt anyone. One is ‘Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality’ by Anthony De Mello; although the book reads as Buddhist, its author is an Indian Christian priest. Nevertheless, the book itself is a lot of fun; it makes you laugh and think, how do the author himself can have such thoughts? Also ‘Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation’ by Bruce Tift; this is a book on Buddhism and psychotherapy, there are many useful connections between these two topics revealed. Another one is ‘Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha’ by Tara Brach; it is a book about the acceptance, the whims of which have come in part from Buddhist thought. It is full of advice on how to accept yourself and those around you, the environment. 

If you want more fun and too non-binding literature, during January I read ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert and Seth Godin’s newest book ‘The Practice: Shipping Creative Work.’ Both books are for creators, basically for all people, because the main idea of both is that we all can create; thus, these books are more inspiring, motivating to do that.

-While listening to your book recommendations, I got a clear view of the importance of Buddhism. Whether that influence is visible only when taking a look at your bookshelf, or in other areas of life as well?

-Actually, almost everything we talked about today is coming from Buddhism, which is very strongly associated with cognitive behavioural therapy. In psychotherapy, we emphasize that if there is a problem, we then solve it, and if we cannot solve it, we change our attitude to it. Buddhism also speaks similarly, saying that it is necessary to live here and now, because the more we think about the past and the future, the more we will suffer in our lives. We can choose to feel suffering or not, but who needs all of that? 

Of course, sometimes we cannot choose that, I – like everyone – think a lot about what’s coming, maybe I think less about the past. Simultaneously, I need to accept mindfulness, accept the present as good, and Buddhism teaches a lot about that; the second book I recommended sends that message. When we live under the illusion that we will achieve something in the future, we lose today and replace it with tomorrow, losing the chance to feel the moment. 

We can look at quarantine from the same perspective – we will not change it, so there is no need to get nervous and pass the anger on to the whole world. We need to accept today because we don’t know what will happen in a minute; we just hope that our wishes about what can happen will come true in a minute, but we cannot be entirely sure about it. We are the people who believe in their ability to control everything, but Buddhism teaches us not to rule but to accept as it is. If we want to change the things going on, we can change them, but the babbling hasn’t helped anyone yet. Trying to change for yourself what is happening around is taking responsibility and eliminating suffering because suffering is essentially accusing others of our failures. Some people are just scared to take responsibility for their own lives, so thinking about everything we chatted today, taking responsibility is similar to loving yourself. 

-Thank you, we are more than glad that you agreed to share your experiences and knowledge with our readers. 

New Hero in Town - CBD Successfully Kills Bacteria

While in various parts of the world, there are still concerns whether or not we should legalize recreational cannabis, people been long using hemp to heal multiple pains and improve their life quality. However, we could probably count the years or decades back when hemp began living its actual glory days. Technological development helped scientists awaken public confidence in hemp, and now it is used in almost all sectors. Still, the most advanced here is the field of medicine and health. Medical scientists have long been using cannabis to treat various diseases, and quite recently, they reached an exciting achievement.

Many current illnesses ranging from flu to infections gets treated by prescribing antibiotics to the patients. Sadly, some bacteria have become drug-resistant throughout the years, forcing doctors to look for new ways to treat them. Here CBD steps in. 

One of the most recent research done by the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience and global leaders in pharmaceutical research Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited has proven successful as CBD killed some dangerous bacteria. Both of the parties state that their collaboration allowed for the quicker research process, ensuring approval and use of the drug to treat patients as soon as possible. 

CBD, which is the main component of cannabis, surely killed bacteria that cause gonorrhoea, meningitis, and legionnaires. Specialists team mimicked a two-week patient treatment in laboratory models to see how bacteria mutated to resist CBD. Yet, findings revealed bacteria were less likely to do so.

Mentioned research paints a positive future for many patients and their relatives. Besides stopping bacterial growth, CBD can kill them, meaning that a new age for treatments has already begun and is nowhere near stopping anytime soon. We are proud of what already has been done and are impatiently waiting for more exciting achievements involving hemp and CBD.

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Based on the information provided by the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia. 

Have Yourself a Little Christmas!

It's a Jingle Bell time! It is a universal and well-known fact that Santa Claus brings gifts only to those who are nice and brings nothing to those who have been naughty throughout the year. However, Christmas itself is far from being universal as different traditions are other conditions draw a Christmas picture in completely different colours. Despite differences, holiday cheer and positive emotions fill the homes and hearts of billions of people, but how exactly they celebrate? We at Biomedicanna have decided to borrow the sled from Santa Claus and go around the world to see for our very eyes that differences unite and not separate!

Crazy Christmas Calendars

If you take a closer look at the calendar, you will see that Christmas happens twice – once in December and at the very beginning of the year. How is that even possible, you will say - well, it’s crazy when it comes to the calendars… Of course, it would be very convenient for all of the world to use the same measuring systems, but life would then be boring. There are two Christian calendars used worldwide and both of them actually counts days differently – the Gregorian calendar celebrates Christmas on the 25th of December, and people who use the Julian calendar celebrate on the 6th or 7th of January. It is clear which one is more popular as the latter is mostly used in Orthodox countries – Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, Ukraine, and others. Such a difference causes some issues from time to time, but – hey! – double the Christmas, double the gifts, right?

Christmas Weather Forecast

Have you ever wondered why almost all Christmas songs mention ‘dashing through the snow,’ ‘snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun,’ or ‘snow is falling all around me?’ It is quite obvious – no matter the calendar, Christmas happens in winter, and traditional winter involves a lot of snow. However, that is not the case for almost half of the world – the southern hemisphere, to be exact. In countries like Australia, New Zealand, Bolivia, South Africa, Madagascar, and Argentina, seasons are switched together, so instead of winter, they have a warm and sunny summer season. That means that you can escape cold weather and spend Christmas decorating the palm tree with baubles, lying on the beach and sunbathing, so it’s up to you to make the right decision when packing a suitcase for the winter holiday!

Unconventional Christmas Traditions

Most of the Christmas traditions involve family gathering from near and far to sit together at one big table. This year such a gathering becomes a bit impossible, so let’s not talk about this tradition – there are many other ways to make a holiday exceptional! For example, people from Brasilia and Portugal eat their Christmas Eve dinner very late in the evening and change gifts with each other as the clock struck midnight. Polish people always leave at least one seat at the Christmas table free to serve uninvited guests; besides, families share one religious wafer and pray while it is being eaten. Finish families eat porridge with cinnamon on Christmas morning – they usually hide an almond in one of the portions, and the one who is lucky enough to find it will have the best next year. As crazy as it might sound, Japanese people have the weirdest Christmas tradition out of all – they celebrate this Western holiday by eating fried chicken in one of the most famous fast-food restaurants. Despite surprising traditions, Christmas is Christmas all around the world!

Tastiest Christmas Ever

No one will dare to argue about the tasty side of Christmas – food is one of the most important attributes of this celebration. For us, Christmas smells and tastes like juicy tangerines, hot wine with spices, turkey, potato salad, pudding, fruitcake, and many more – just thinking about those foods makes our mouths water! Each of the countries has somewhat unique dishes to put on the Christmas table, yet it would take hours and hours to mention only a small fraction of them! However, there is one dessert that all people love as it is fun to both prepare and to devour – gingerbread! Yes, each person’s taste is different, yet before Christmas, families all around the world gather in their kitchen, bake, and decorate gingerbread with a glaze of all colours! Here at Biomedicanna we cannot imagine any other food that would be as much Christmassy as gingerbread houses, so allow us to give you some advice – always build two gingerbread houses as it is incredibly hard to resist eating it before the 25th of December!

The Prettiest Christmas

Once Halloween is over, every shopping centre and online store starts to put up their Christmas decorations, play festive songs, and invite you for a fairy-tale-like Christmas shopping experience, and every little bit of detail there is amazingly pretty! We understand that the beauty of sparkling garlands, shiny baubles, and inflatable garden decorations come with a certain price, which can easily scare everyone’s wallets, yet some people will spend HUGE amounts of money to decorate their homes with thousands of lights! Several years ago, one family from the USA made it to the Guinness World Record book as they decorated their home with more than 600 thousand lights – the décor was outstanding, and so was the electricity bill! However, it is no secret that more and more people each year decide to reuse materials and later craft them into handmade Christmas decorations – we encourage everyone to contribute to a more beautiful and cleaner future and cosier Christmas!

Best Christmas Gift of All Time

No matter where in this world you will celebrate Christmas, you will definitely get gifts if not from Santa Claus, then from your family and friends. We believe you have given and received many gifts throughout the years as well. Be truthful to us – how many times you received or get unwanted gifts? How many of them were bought at the last minute? This shall be the lesson that no gift is better than a poor gift – we encourage thinking twice before making any Christmas shopping decision!

 Besides, we advise everyone to use their resources wisely and gift nothing else than health. Visit our shop where you can find the best gifts of all time – CBD Oil Drops, organic cosmetics, and even gift boxes.  We cannot think of anything else to gift this Christmas than natural and eco-friendly presents that can improve one’s quality of life!

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Christmas is Christmas – no matter where you are, when you celebrate them, what food you eat, what traditions you swear by, or what decorations you use to create that festive spirit! Christmas unites everyone with things that cannot be changed – warmth, love, forgiveness, joy, and hope (and Home Alone movies, duh)! Cherish what you are given and give to others!


To Exercise Is to Be Healthy!

Which of the following you will be choosing this year – to eat everything tasty off from the Christmas table, or to sit hungry in the corner and watch as your family eats the most mouth-watering meals? We proudly answer – eat everything that your mother and grandma have made and start body-shaping activities only after Happy New Year fireworks! Summer is more than five months away, but such a time is more than enough to reach impressive results – even if it means turning your own home into a private gym space. Here at Biomedicanna, we made a promise to help you live as healthy as possible, so let’s start this journey to a healthy life with a quick guide to exercising and sports!

Why is Sport Always Compared to Health?

Well-being depends on many things, but we often hear people saying that sport is health, sport is long life, sport is happiness. Therefore, we have no doubt you have been wondering whether such claims are justified or not? They are actually true, as regular exercising and playing sports is linked to inducing happier thoughts. Besides positive emotions, sport and everyday workouts improve overall health conditions, strengthen the heart, lungs, blood circulatory system, etc.

Exercising is also the best way to clear the mind and improve mental health. Numerous researches all come with the same results as various sports activities reduce stress and lower the levels of depression and anxiety. Even though the next benefits of sports are not quite related to improving health, sports do come useful in other aspects of life. It is invaluable in building confidence, learning how to leadership (we are talking about team sports, of course); it helps gain new connections, find friends, and keep those relationships stronger than ever!

Can Sports Hurt You?

The previous paragraph can give the impression that sports are everything you could ever need – as the list of benefits of exercising can go on and on, let’s throw some warnings into the mix. Indeed, regular sports activities are necessary, yet improper preparation can cause considerable problems that will quickly force everyone to give up sports for good.

First of all, warm-up before any serious exercises and workouts as light stretches will help you un-stiff your muscles and joints. Even if it may seem that warm-up is for dummies only, not believing the importance of warm-up can cost lives – imagine someone going for a swim, and suddenly they get a leg cramp. Lucky you, you can find the perfect product in our shop, which will help you to take care of your sore and overworked after-work-out muscles and joints, relieve inflammation, and reduce tension.

Not only warm-up activities help to achieve successful results but also appropriate sports clothing. Before going on a shopping spree, make sure you know how exactly you are planning to exercise. Clothing items and shoes meant for trail running in the fresh air will not fit your exercise plan at home; besides, different weather conditions require special clothing items as well. At this point, choose wisely, do not hesitate to invest a bit more, and consult with professionals!

Is it True that Sports Mean Eating Less?

Whoever told this nonsense should not be in anyone’s field of attention. The truth is that sports and exercising require loads of energy, and the only way to acquire it is through eating foods. There is a saying stating that you are what you eat – when targeting for that perfect Summer beach body, eat and drink healthy, leave fast food and sweets for others.

Professional dietitians and well-being coaches can help you create an easy-to-follow diet plan, which will guarantee outstanding results and model-like body shape. If calling for help is not acceptable, neither for you nor your wallet, we are ready to share some healthy eating tips and tricks. First of all, do not miss breakfast as it is the most important meal of the day; secondly, hydrate your body and drink loads of water; thirdly – do not eat for at least two to three hours before going to bed as your body needs to digest the food. And one more tip especially for you – after a tiring work-out, reward yourself with a vegetable, fruit, and berry cocktail; mix in several drops of CBD oil in your drink and enjoy overall health!

Tips to Exercise at Home? Yes, please!

You cannot imagine how happy we are when sharing tips and tricks – we have also prepared a shortlist of exercises and sport-related activities, which anyone can perform in their living room or the fresh air! Don't worry - you will not need any of that fancy equipment, which you can see in every professional gym.

Morning exercise. As getting up in the morning is starting to remind every of Mission: Impossible movies, a light stretch in the morning can make those sleepy minds go away. Start your exercise by moving hand and leg joints in circular motions, then continue with greeting the sun and trying to reach your toes without bending your back. Later perform several jumping jacks, leg squats, sit-ups, and push-ups. As you might want to strengthen your whole body, use full food jars ar any other heave items as dumbbells, which will make the usual front and side lunges a bit harder, yet more effective. Repeating mentioned exercises regularly will definitely fill your mornings with delight and allow you to enjoy positive day.

Yoga (and meditation). Although yoga and meditation cannot be called sports, yet they are very popular all around the world – so if you are looking for a calm and peaceful way to exercise, search no more! Firstly, found a comfortable and well-lit place at your home to perform the mentioned activities; besides, we advise you to light candles and incense and play soft and relaxing music to help you concentrate. Yoga and meditation are all about uniting the body with a person’s mind to maintain a healthy relationship on physical, mental, and spiritual levels. Researchers and yoga practitioners say that such activities increase body awareness, relieve stress, and guarantee overall health as they combine four different practices into one – movements, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Online work-out. If you find it hard to stick to your goals and sports routine, opt-out for online group workouts with professional trainers! Choose the one that fits you and your needs the best – choose to powerfully exercise two or three times a week; choose morning or evening workouts or do a little exercise while you are on a lunch break from work; choose Pilates, gymnastics, or functional exercises with rubber tension belts. The possibilities here are endless as your perfect sport session is only a mouse click away from you! Of course, everyone has to pay for such a luxury, yet online workouts are the closest you can get to exercise in a professional gym during national lockdowns.

Running or Nordic walking. There is a saying that running is the best way to forget everything, concentrate, and shape one’s body for the better all at the same time, yet, technically, these types of exercises are not fit for performing them at home. However, find a perfect and picturesque route near your home and regularly train your whole body for no charge at all. Almost – you will need special sticks for Nordic walking and running shoes, but these definitely will not cost a fortune and will serve their purpose for many years (and quarantines) to come.

To exercise is to be healthy, and we made it clear that no lockdowns will be able to change it. Exercising at home has never been so easy and available for everyone, so wait no more and choose a way of getting in shape right now! New Year is less than a month away – let’s waste no time and keep those promises and goals for real.


Ready, Set, Shop – It is Black Friday!

We’ve just witnessed the first frosty morning of the season – crisp grass, frozen trees, and sub-zero temperatures. As the winter is coming – Christmas is coming as well! Every year we make ourselves a promise not to leave shopping for presents for the very last minute, but we broke these promises just as effortless and quick as crispy grass brakes under our feet. It is always best to arrange Christmas presents in advance as sometimes they are a few times more expensive than usual nearer the biggest celebrations of the year. Therefore, the Black Friday sales are the perfect time for shopping for cheaper yet good quality presents for family and friends! What is Black Friday? Who invented this ‘celebration’? How has it spread so successfully around the world that it is now found in every physical and electronic retails shop?

Whom to Thank for Black Friday?

We now know Black Friday as the ideal time to shop for Christmas gifts, yet less than a hundred years ago this day was just the usual day coming after the Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November) celebrated in the United States. Year went by and not it is quite easy to mistake Black Friday with national holidays as tens of thousands of people sweep shopping centres looking for the best deals, yet only several U.S. states have given such status for this day. Even though the name Black Friday was first used in 1952, it gained its popularity only in the last two or three decades, and now it has become somewhat usual. The name of the day derives from Philadelphia, where it was used to describe large flows of people in the streets after Thanksgiving. However, as the year passed, another explanation was found more acceptable – Black Friday is black due to growing retail profits, which are influenced by Christmas shopping. But what was actually done to achieve whooping selling results?

Who Really Benefits from the Black Friday?

Black Friday can indeed recall a fairy tale for shoppers, yet business does not work in that way – Black Friday sales would not be as much popular as they are now if shops would not benefit from organizing them. Black Friday is one of many marketing tricks used by big retails businesses to grow their profit. The trick here lies in the fact that retailers increase prices a few months or weeks before the actual sale and then attract buyers by showing original prices with fake discounts. It sounds too foolish to fall for such tricks until you are one of those dissatisfied customers who paid big money for regular items.

Of course, the phrase ‘look how much you can save if you buy from us today’ is nice to hear, yet no one should succumb to impulsive purchases of things they do not need. The secret of revealing retailers' tricks depends on carefully monitoring items’ prices, their fluctuation and comparing them with Black Friday offers. However, online and physical retailers have many more tricks up their sleeves to unintentionally force you to buy their goods.

Who Waits for Black Friday More Eagerly – You or the Retailer?

When Black Friday started, sales were only happening in physical shops and traditional U.S. shopping centres. As old stores were perfect for a small number of people shopping at the same time, huge numbers of Black Friday shoppers were a real nightmare for the business owners. They tried to control flows of people by allowing only small groups to shop together, yet these efforts were in vain as generous discounts were too good to keep people from shopping. Then retailers changed their Black Friday strategies upside down – they are now willing to do everything to attract as many shoppers as it is possible.

The most expensive and valuable items are usually hidden in the back of the shops as spaces near the entrance are often turned into ‘battlefield’ for better shopping positions, during which both items and buyers suffer from injuries. Black Friday sale leaves the shelves of physical shops empty as traditional supermarket psychology purchasing method, which states that people buy things, which are placed at the eye level, does not work here.

What is Going on Online on Black Friday?

When the battlefield changes, marketing techniques, and fighting methods change as well. As it takes only a few clicks to buy something on the internet, people want to receive their purchased goods just as fast. However, it is then only up to web settings and business owners to control the never-ending buyers’ flow and meet their high expectations. Online shopping offers a great variety of items to buy, and due to this reason, owners use a variety of marketing weapons to attract buyers to their businesses.

Plenty of funds get spent annually for colourful ad banners and advertising on social networks, where influencers praise online shops and invite followers to try their products. Besides, the internet’s availability to everyone allows businesses to extend the time of sale – some start big discounts a week before Black Friday itself, others continue to do so all week. Monday after Black Friday is called Cyber Monday, which is designed to purely promote online shopping. Everything sound very exciting, yet it is way easier to fool buyers when they are shopping online when compared to physical shopping – here discounts are huge, buyers save a lot of money, but their shopping success results in poor quality goods.

What is Called Black Friday Madness?

Black Friday is the day that attracts the most shoppers – some leave retail centres with purchased goods, and others, sadly, with injuries. Since 2006, during Black Friday, twelve deaths and more than a hundred injuries were recorded. The worst thing is that shoppers are not fighting for the best discounts only with their fists but also with guns. Although these statistics are only regarding Americans’ shopping habits, similar events are being recorded in other megacities of the world. Shoppers tend to queue at the entrances a few nights in advance - they sleep in camping tents and sit under the rain and snow only to be the first to enter the store. In the war for cheap items, not all ways of fighting are justified – it is easy to lose your mind when prices are that low!

What to Buy When You Can Buy Everything?

No doubt Black Friday is the best time to shop for Christmas presents, but what to buy when every item around is cheap? Physical retail shops are filled not only with electronics, home appliances, or clothes but also with foods that have the longest shelf life, so on Black Friday, it is best to buy in bulk. When shopping online, you should look for computers, laptops, TVs, mobile phones, and similar items. These items are usually really expensive but on Black Friday, we guarantee you will find only the greatest deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are perfect for completing a Christmas shopping list; however, we advise you to buy things that are an absolute necessity – you should shop with a clear idea of what you or your family or friends need. When the sale comes, you should fill your shopping cart with only quality goods – no one needs cheap stuff and meaningless gifts!

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Here at Biomedicanna we love Black Friday deals, so it would be a huge mistake not to participate in it! Look at website’s sale section , on which you will find best Black Friday deals. Shop CBD Oil Drops , organic CBD cosmetics , or Christmas Gift Boxes – this year gift your family and friends health and wellness!


 

 

That’s Too Sweet! or How Bad is Bad Sugar?

Each of us is sometimes visited by the desire to taste something delicious. Even though the understanding of deliciousness may differ from person to person, most of the time this feeling involves chocolate, ice cream, candy or lollypops – anything that’s sweet! However, we must control ourselves when eating sweet and sugary products as they are harmful to our bodies. Trust us – it is not a myth created by cheeky parents to steal sweets from their kids and eat them alone while the little ones are fast asleep. As we believe you have tons of sweets left in your pantry after Halloween that wait their moment to be eaten, be careful about the sugar you are likely to consume in no time… You understood correctly – we dedicated this blog to draw the line between bad and good sugar!

Sugar Does Not Grow on Trees, or Does It?

Sugar nowadays has become a somewhat usual ingredient in every meal or snack that we eat. However, we do not use the same sugar throughout all of the dishes or drinks. As the sugar name may differ, the methods of their production process are different as well, but as white sugar is the most popular, we invite you to get to know its production from a much closer perspective. White refined sugar gets extracted from two types of plants – sugarcanes and sugar beets.

The first of two is grown in mostly warm climate zones as sugarcane plants cannot survive the frost. Besides, large amounts of water are necessary to grow as much sugarcanes as would produce enough sugar to meet the demand. Once sugarcane crops are harvested, the plants are chopped and milled to extract their juices, which are later heated to produce thick syrup. Despite the already lengthy process, the manufacturers still need to evaporate the excess water from the syrup to achieve sugar crystals. However, the sugar journey does not end here as brown-coloured sugar crystals still need to be bleached with chemical compounds to produce a well-known white product.

Regarding the sugar extraction from sugar beets, this process is less complicated than the previously explained one. Sugar beets are usually harvested in autumn and then transported to the sugar production factories. After sugar beet's roots are washed (they are grown in fertile soil, so this step is not to be missed) and sliced, they are mixed with several chemical solutions and go through the process of evaporation, which creates white sugar crystals – no further refining process is needed.

How We Consume Sugar?

The sugar we consume every day mostly is what is called added sugar; however, the real difference lies in where this sugar is added to and by whom. It is quite clear how much sugar we consume by adding it to our morning coffee or tea, but things get more trickier when we drink soft drinks or store-bought sweets and snacks. If we decide to look closely at the food labels, we will see sugar listed as carbohydrates. It is a correct statement; however, we are much more likely to consume high fructose corn syrup, which is made from corn starch and not the usual sugar. This sugar-like sweetener is one of the most popular ingredients that manufacturers use even though it is not far from being banned in the EU and other countries. As for today, high fructose corn syrup’s production is subject to strict quotas and restriction documents, but it does not change the fact that we are still consuming it without really knowing when exactly.

How Harmful Sugar Really Is?

Excessive sugar intake can result in poor skin health and high blood pressure. However, as we tend not to know when we consume it, we often attribute these features to other life issues and not our diets. The scale of the problem gets revealed when we look more closely at food portion sizes, their nutritional value, and take into account the opinion of professionals. Medical researchers and dietitians agree that adults should have no more than 30 grams of sugar a day – same as seven sugar cubes; for kids and toddlers, these numbers must be several times smaller to maintain healthy life. Despite the righteousness of medical suggestions, they are very hard to live by as almost every store-bought product is packed to the brim with bad sugar. Bad sugar has no nutritional value, causes tiredness and constant hungriness, weight gain, and excess belly fat, which could turn into severe obesity. Besides, limitless sugar consumption is the straightest way to diabetes and heart diseases, and sadly these sicknesses are increasingly diagnosed with younger people and kids.

Are We Doomed, or Are There Any Alternatives to Bad Sugar?

The question above is quite silly as the very name ‘bad sugar’ suggests that there is another side of a coin – good or natural sugars. There are a bunch of natural sweeteners, which are far from processed and can sometimes be obtained straight from the plant. Natural sugars come in the shape of vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, but what they have in common is providing essential nutrients, which keep us healthy and strong. Stevia is one of the best-known plant-based sweeteners, which, despite being sweet, is also linked to lowering blood pressure and insulin levels; however, one still has to refine it to turn it into a more usable form.

Besides stevia, there are several other natural sweeteners used worldwide, which are less harmful to our organisms when compared to actual white refined sugar. Molasses are made from the same sugarcane plants and sugar beets as regular sugar but are not refined and has a syrup-like thick consistency. Maple syrup is also one of nature’s best natural sweeteners. Even if this product is quite expensive in stores, one can easily make it at home as the process of making it is simple – one has to boil the sap of maple trees until it thickens. Next comes coconut sugar, which is very similar to regular white sugar everyone usually uses as it is high in calories.

Now it’s time for the best natural sweetener of all times – good old honey! Even though it is still sugar, organic honey is far safer and healthier to use than table sugar. Full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, honey is also that one product that is completely safe to use after its expiration date. The only thing that helps people separate natural honey from the fake one is its consistency, which crystalises after some time, but does not lose any healthy features.

Recipes with Natural Sugars

Keeping only natural sugars in your pantry does not mean you cannot pamper yourself with some casual yet super healthy sweets. However, most of the time, such natural sweets require to prepare in advance. Pick them, mix them, bake them, cut them, and only after that EAT THEM – we can guarantee that these recipes will be as sweet and healthy as they can be! Besides, we decided to turn the healthiness of our favourite treats up by a few notches and share only vegan-friendly recipe ideas. You can thank us later!

Granola. Mix oats, nuts, and seeds with some coconut oil and honey or maple syrup, and add your favourite dried fruits. Pour the mixture into a large cooking pan and spread evenly, bake until golden. Let the granola cool completely and cut into pieces and enjoy!

Green cocktails. Grab every vegetable and fruit that you can find nearby and put everything into a food processor. Add in some honey or maple syrup, add few drops of CBD Oil for that extra healthiness and let it mix!

Nature’s candy. Pick your favourite berries or cut fruits into bite-size pieces, place them evenly into a food dehydrator machine or onto a cooking pan, and use it accordingly. Dried fruits and berries are a great alternative to bad sugars themselves!

Ice Cream. Mix coconut milk, maple syrup, and tahini – sesame paste – in a food processor, blend them well and pour the mixture into an ice cream maker or spread evenly on a freezer-safe dish. Don’t forget to put some berries or fruits as toppings!

Gummy Candies. Blend apple juice, a little bit of agave or maple syrup and Agar-agar powder together, strain the mixture and bring it to simmer in a small saucepan. Let it cool for a bit, add few drops of CBD oil for that extra healthy kick and pour into gummy moulds. Freeze it, remove it and enjoy!

Here at Biomedicanna believe that we should live as healthy as possible, and this journey starts with cutting bad sugars out of our diets. Natural sugars and recipes are a great alternative to regular chocolate, candies, and other sugary bombs that we consume without even knowing that. Trust us - it is not that hard to feel energetic, strong, and healthy without using refined and processed sugar every day – you will not miss it!


Tips and Lists for National Lockdown? Yes – Do Not Stress!

Oh no… Did it really happen one more time?! Quarantine has again decided to visit us. Now we have to sit at home between the four walls and survive national lockdown’s arrival for as long as it takes. Such a situation forces us to cut all unnecessary social contacts with other people and watch the world safely from our home window. As even the least significant unpleasant situations and twists and turns make us feel irritated, such a routine can make everyone go crazy very fast. It’s a responsible thing to stay at home; however, stress does not add health to our organisms. We love each Biomedicanna friend very much and do not want them to feel stressed, be unhappy, or get sick – we have prepared you a list of seven great ways to spend time at home, which will make you forget about the Coronavirus pandemic and stress at all!

Tip No. 1 – Greet Mornings with Exercise

Getting up in the morning to go to work is hard. In the face of a pandemic, getting up in the morning and then working from home is even more difficult as few steps away, your cosy and fluffy bed waits for you come back. It’s time to wake up! Start each stress-free quarantine morning with an exercise lasting at least a few minutes – stretch stiff muscles, reach the toes with your fingers, do a few push-ups and sit-ups, or jump into pants while listening to your favourite song! Every type of exercise works as long as you are doing it right. Our team advises you to spend some time researching the internet before planning your work-out regime. There are many videos of experienced trainers showing every exercise and explaining its benefits to your body. In case of not so much determination to exercise on your own, find online sports communities, register for live work-out broadcasts, and start shaping your body for after the quarantine now! We cannot imagine our mornings with meditation, yoga, and Pilates!

Tip No. 2 – Have a Healthy Smoothie Afterwards

Sports can be exhausting sometimes; therefore, after the morning workout, you must reward your body with a healthy and tasty breakfast. We all know stories about what foods and dishes do professional athletes eat daily, but let’s admit some of those recipes are pretty strange and require exquisite cooking skills. Nevertheless, there is one thing that neither ordinary people nor top-level athletes give up – it’s healthy green cocktails and smoothies! Such drinks are often thought about as energy and vitamin bombs – mix every type of vegetables, fruits, and berries in the blender and enjoy a tasty beginning of the day. Search the internet again, and there you will definitely find many delicious, quick, and easy recipes. We at Biomedicanna advise you to add a few drops of natural and organic CBD Oil into your everyday smoothie to make it even healthier – regular use of CBD helps lower the levels of anxiety and depression, relieve stress, and boost the immune system. Besides, our best smoothie mix contains frozen bananas, mangoes, cherries, peaches, oatmeal, almond milk, and – of course – CBD Oil Drops!

Tip No. 3 – Play a Little Game with Your Mind

It is easy to immerse yourself in the daily worries when all days of the quarantine feel the same. Medical researchers found out that long periods of nowhere to go, no one to talk to, and nothing to do harms our mental health and makes us lose our social skills – we are becoming less and less exciting and happy, dark, and sad thoughts become our daily friends. In case this happens, you need to banish such thoughts out of your brain and occupy your mind with intellectual games and activities instead. We are best in giving fun and joyful bits of advice – invite your quarantine friend to play some board and card games, do puzzles, or crosswords! Mentioned activities reinforce connections between our brain cells, improves thinking speed, and helps protect the brain from aging up. In general, games such as chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, Risk, Cluedo, Uno cards, or even charades and Pictionary keeps our bodies and minds young by making them work harder than ever!

Tip No. 4 – Grab a Book in Your Hands

A national lockdown has actually saved you loads of time without having to commute to work every day; however, it’s up to you how you will spend them. We advise you to spend some free time with books in your hands - quarantine is the perfect time to actually finish at least several books from your reading list. Reading allows us to instantly travel to different cities and continents, the future and past; those pages makes us fall in love with some characters and envy the others. Most importantly, books keep us busy, and let’s forget about life with a dangerous pandemic right beside. If reading a book is not for you, maybe listening for one is? We advise you to try list audiobooks or various podcasts, which encourages multitasking and fill our heads with more exciting thoughts than doing dishes, laundry, or hoovering the carpets. In our home libraries, you may find some of the best-written works including, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, The Catcher in the Rye by Jerome Salinger, and many more – start your reading journey to stress-free quarantine with three masterpieces!

Tip No. 5 – Pamper Yourself with Love and Self-care

Quarantine is a tough opponent to fight against; therefore, we have to be the best versions of ourselves. Even if you may not need to meet with other people at this time, you should not neglect the way your skin, hair, and overall body looks. Spending an entire lockdown dressed in comfortable pyjamas is nice but, at the same time, is very unproductive. It is especially important to find a bit of time every day to be in peace with yourself. Self-care is a real stress-relieving deal, which usually includes a foamy hot bath, homemade body scrubs, fancy serums, expensive masks, and a glass of your favourite drink! Here at Biomedicanna, we love our teammates and friends as much as ourselves. We advise you to enrich your everyday self-love rituals with natural essences and oils, organic cosmetics , and eco-friendly solutions as caring for your wellness must not hurt Mother Earth.

Tip No. 6 – Have a Movie After Dinner

Like a cherry on the cake, yet another quarantine day must end with a good movie. Decorating your home to remind at least a bit of a movie theatre and ensuring all necessary snacks are in place protect us all from the stress and makes us doubt quarantine really happening. However, we are quickly brought back into reality as the time comes to choose what we will be watching today. Internet movie platforms and streaming services have a variety of blockbusters to offer, so our job is to make this process easier. We advise you to spend quarantine watching real classics – The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Schindler’s List, or Forest Gump. Yes, these four movies can make you cry and even more stressful than lockdown has made you already, so let’s watch some comedy movies instead. Turn your TV’s on for Life Is Beautiful, Untouchable, Amelie, or one of the newest hits, Parasite – we recommend only the best!

Tip No. 7 – Binge-watch TV Series

Let’s face it - one movie may sometimes be not enough for true cinema lovers. However, one night in the quarantine may be just enough to finish an entire season of a really great TV series. We are guilty of choosing to have several sleepless nights and watching new episodes of our favourite shows instead, too. Taking us to mythical lands, showing us how to fight against dragons and go to planets far away, some of the best TV series will take more than several nights to finish. We personally love Game of Thrones, Suits, Stranger Things, The Big Bang Theory, and, of course, legendary sitcom Friends! Real and sincere laughter, best actors, and unexpected turns of events are what you need for a fun quarantine experience and levels of stress dropping down in the blink of an eye.

Seven tips in one day can be too much if you have a busy schedule, have to work, or study for the larger part of your average quarantine day. We advise you to try at least advice every day of the week – stay safe, healthy, and stress-free!


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