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"Cannabis for Seniors: Breaking Stereotypes and Embracing Healing"

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Hey there, lovely readers! Today, we're diving into a topic that deserves more attention and understanding—cannabis use among seniors. My name is Katherine, and I'm excited to share valuable insights about how cannabis can potentially benefit our older generation. Let's break down the misconceptions and explore the potential advantages cannabis can offer to seniors dealing with various health challenges.


Breaking the Stigma

Cannabis, often labeled with derogatory terms like "devil lettuce," has long been associated with a negative stigma. However, it's essential to recognize that cannabis has medicinal properties that can be incredibly beneficial, especially for seniors dealing with a range of health issues.


Understanding the Concerns

Seniors often face health challenges such as arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, pain, depression, cancer, insomnia, low appetite, glaucoma, anxiety, and brittle bones. Addressing these issues with traditional medications might not always be effective or could bring about unwanted side effects.


How Can Cannabis Help?

1. Pain Management

Cannabis has been known to provide effective pain relief, making it a potential alternative for seniors dealing with chronic pain from conditions like arthritis or brittle bones.

2. Mood Enhancement

Many seniors struggle with depression and anxiety. Cannabis can have mood-enhancing effects, helping alleviate these mental health challenges.

3. Appetite Stimulation

Seniors often experience a decreased appetite, which can lead to health complications. Certain strains of cannabis may stimulate appetite, promoting a healthier diet.

4. Improved Sleep

Insomnia is a common issue among seniors. Cannabis may help in achieving better sleep by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.

5. Glaucoma Management

Studies suggest that cannabis can help in managing glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure, potentially slowing down the progression of the disease.


Addressing Concerns

1. Interaction with Medications: It's vital for seniors to consult their healthcare providers to ensure that cannabis won't negatively interact with their current medications.

2. Dosage and Form: Seniors should start with a low dose and experiment with different forms of cannabis, such as oils, edibles, or topical creams, to find what works best for them.


Final Thoughts

We all deserve access to all possible options for improving our quality of life. Cannabis, when used responsibly and under appropriate guidance, can offer relief and comfort for various health challenges. Let's break free from stereotypes, foster proper education, and open up discussions about cannabis for seniors, ultimately leading to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Stay informed, stay healthy!


 

There are so many ways of consuming cannabis that trying to figure it out on your own can be daunting. Hiring a cannabis coach is a wise decision for individuals seeking guidance and support in safely and effectively navigating the world of cannabis. Book your FREE 30 minute discovery call with Katherine to chat about how cannabis can help you. Book Here


Disclaimer: Please be advised that any of the information provided in this newsletter is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to supersede the advice of your medical professional or the laws in your region.

Please consult a healthcare provider before making any treatment decisions regarding your health.

Katherine deBoer currently resides in gorgeous Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. You can connect with her via her website www.kdcannabiscoach.ca

She has a few decades under her belt and over that time accumulated some proud achievements.


· Certified Cannabis and Health Coach

· E-CYT 500+ Yoga Teacher

· Line Dancing Instructor

· Certified HeartMath Mentor

· Mindful Meditation Guide

· Parent / Grandmother

· Light Warrior / Healer


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