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The Miracle Oil

CBD Oil just might be the cure-all

story by Dave Berkheimer


believe it’s safe to say that CBD or hemp products in their various forms (oils, balms, coffee, water soluble drops, chewables, etc) have rapidly become some of the hottest products in wellness over the past five years, but hemp has benefited people in many ways for centuries.

All the statements in this article are based on my 20 years of experience in wellness (my second career that started in 1999 as my first career of 20 plus years in corporate America ended following a mega merger). Through the research that I’ve done over the past three years as I started learning about, and then personally experiencing, the benefits of several now legal hemp products. That 20 years in wellness includes working with many medical professionals -- mainly chiropractors, nurses, naturopaths, and other holistic practitioners -- even some enlightened MD’s who typically learned about the benefits of plant based nutrition and other more natural approaches after leaving medical school. Three of the many companies that now offer hemp products include people I’ve known well and respected for as long as 20 years, including a very good friend who owns a NC based wellness company that now offers several of the hemp products that I personally use and promote.

CBD (cannabinoids or cannabidiols) have many benefits that are well documented in PubMed. The US Dept of Health and Human Services even holds this patent: US-6630507-B1 Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. My translation in layman’s terms is that well formulated hemp (aka CBD) products from reputable companies help to relieve stress and anxiety, as well as reduce inflammation and relieve pain throughout the body. Inflammation is one of the significant contributing factors to many conditions and diseases that are the primary causes of death -- cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and dementia to name a few. And hemp products are only one of several very successful holistic approaches to pain management that include seeing functional medicine practitioners who attempt to address the source of the problem rather than simply covering up the pain with a shot or an opioid, and often not solving the problem. These are people like chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths , massage therapists, and PEMF therapists to name a few. These are all excellent and far safer alternatives to opioids for pain management.

Quoting from the Abstract of Patent US-6630507-B1, “Cannabinoids are useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of a wide variety of oxidation associated diseases such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases … and are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke or trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.” The translation again -- well formulated hemp products from reputable companies that you have reason to trust can help to relieve stress and anxiety, as well as reduce inflammation and reduce pain throughout the body.

So you may be thinking “why was hemp illegal in the US for the nearly 80 years prior to 2014?” The answer is too long to go into detail here but it involves a very well documented “conspiracy” early in the 20th century that includes industries like paper production, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and names like DuPont, William Randolph Hearst, Andrew Mellon, and Harry Anslinger. For the time being, and hopefully the foreseeable future, sanity and common sense have prevailed.

For more information, contact Dave Berkheimer, Healthy Green Solutions, LLC, at 910-632-3287 or

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