My name is Nicole and I have Ulcerative Colitis. It’s an embarrassing disease inflicting my lifestyle each and every day. I’ve been prescribed multiple pharmaceuticals to manage the pain and inflammation, but refuse to take them on account of their side effects. I’ve moved to California to heal holistically and am now able to begin that journey. After finding an organic CBD cannabis farmer, a farmer who focuses on the most medicinal strains of cannabis, I have the ability to start a regimen. From here forward I will document how my daily use of CBD-Rich cannabis manages my pain and inflammation from my UC. I will start by smoking CBD Cannabis daily, as well as ingesting a raw CBD enriched organic olive oil tincture, made by Professor Snook. Unrecorded attempts to keep the inflammation down will include my plan in place:
- a very strict low-fiber diet (no raw vegetables, no grains except soft corn and rice)
- no dairy
- no gluten
- No beef or alcohol
- Limited to no caffeine
- Aloe vera juice daily 2oz
- Turmeric taken daily 450mg
- Will start juicing cannabis when possible
- Daily green juices, smoothies, protein shakes for easy digestion and absorbtion
- Daily meditation (20 minutes minimum)
- Some type of physical activity 3x/week (Gardening, dancing, walking, stretching, or yoga)
Here is a snippet of my day:
Upon waking: Felt anxious, had stomach pains and cramps, back pain and torso pain
12pm Medication: Smoked one raw cone of ACDC, 24% CBD, high in myrcene
Feeling after: Limited pain, was able to distract myself from it and meet with the farmer
2pm: Pain comes back, humming and singing to distract from sharp pains
Medication: Smoked 1 bowl of “Tonic” 10% CBD 0% THC. 10 drops ACDC Olive Oil.
Feeling: Calm. Almost sleepy. Focused on task at hand. Hungry, Less pain. Forgot I was in pain.
3:27pm: Slowly eating first meal of pumpkin soup. 1 cup.
Notes on Tonic Strain: Makes very focused on task on hand.
6:00pm Drank half a Suja Protein Shake
6:25pm Pain came back again. Smoked a bowl of ACDC. Feel very sleepy and hungry now. Pain is subsiding.
6:30pm All I want to do is sleep now.
It’s exhausting being sick. I used to say, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,” when I had the flu or a cold. But now I have no choice but to manage it, and be well and energized from my good management. UC is an autoimmune disease. It’s simply the body fighting itself for no good reason. I have to make sure to weaken it’s fighting power and restore homeostasis with the cannabinoids. Taking care of myself should be #1. The only reason it’s exhausting and annoying is because I put other things first, such as, well everything.
I feel this way every day:
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”-Dalai Lama
By no means am I trying to sacrifice my health here to work in a holistic health field. I’m starting from a hereditary and “previous life choices” debt in health and must work back to balance. By working in this field, I have the appropriate access to the people and herbs that I need to heal myself. And I plan on sharing my journey and teaching others how to heal themselves as well.
My recreational teenage use of cannabis, my experience as a vegan for 7 years, and my training and nutrition background, have all prepared me to tackle this disease. It is now in my power to find a cure to Ulcerative Colitis and help millions of other sick and helpless people. When the doctor told me there is no way to prevent this and no way to cure it, I had two choices: wallow in pharmaceutical pain until death or manage it holistically and live a higher quality of life. What would you choose?