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One Lupus Patient’s Candid Perspective on CBD

by Amanda “LA Lupus Lady” Greene

TO CBD or NOT TO CBD?

If you have read any online content regarding CBD (the term for cannabidiol),), you will know that the messaging can be confusing and/or overwhelming with facts and information and lots of pros and cons. Therefore, as a person who is in the “thick” of medical issues, I think it might be helpful to wade through all the rhetoric and medical journal articles and learn about CBD from a person who has Lupus who has seen first – hand seen many positive benefits. 

Please note –   Every person is different and will have their own story. 

My Why for CBD?

Recently, people with chronic illnesses and other forms of pain are discovering how CBD can help them.  I have known about the benefits of CBD for years, well before it became “mainstream”.  As a person living with Lupus and other autoimmune conditions for more than three decades, chronic pain and inflammation are two symptoms that I experience often.  After years of living with pain, the prescribed medications typically left me with side – effects that were often worse than the symptoms they were designed to ease. 

I was willing to try anythingto ease my pain which was making it difficult for me to fall and stay asleep.

Thankfully, I discovered that CBD infused edibles often would work for me and relieve my symptoms more than the prescribed or over the counter medicines that were often suggested.  I made sure to be transparent with my medical practitioners as I discussed that I was using CBD products with my physician.  He concurred that using CBD or any alternative treatment to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation was acceptable for my patient care.

Read more about Lupus and autoimmune diseases related here  

What I Experience with CBD

When I take CBD edibles such as the ones that are offered by Calm Sunshine, my body feels the impact in a timely manner.  There is no long – term waiting period. The impact is rather quick and effective. CBD almost immediately calms me down, reduces my feelings of anxiousness and pain and inflammation in my lupus joints and nerves. Sleeping comes easier as my body is relaxed and my mind at ease. 

Keep in mind I am referring to the non-THC forms of CBD – so there is no “high”.   

One example of how I use CBD is that I will take an edible ‘gummy’ before I exercise.  The fact that I am able to exercise at all is because CBD helps my body relieve tension and pain so that I can “move more” in addition to being able to exercise, CBD products such as the ones from Calm Sunshine helps my body to recover from a workout easier, as there is no tension and post workout cramping.  

“Best of all, I have not experienced any harsh side – effects from taking and using CBD.”

Why I am an Ambassador for Calm Sunshine?

I joined “Team Calm Sunshine” (#TeamCalmSunshine) because it is a business that is owned and operated by women who have taken the time to be educated and understand the products they sell. They recognize the importance of educating consumers.  Calm Sunshine promotes open discussion and queries.  Plus, they are highly collaborative.   The people and team share corporate values that stress transparency and integrity.  

Please explore this website for additional information about CBD and related content.

About the Author:

Amanda Greene is a member of “Team Calm Sunshine” and a woman who lives with lupus, fibromyalgia, her husband Steve and their cat “Ally” in Los Angeles.  .  She was the recipient of the WEGO Health “Healthcare Collaborator: Patient” Award and was recognized by the International Pain Foundation as the PATIENT ADVOCATE of the YEAR in 2018.

You may find her on Facebook, Instagram and especially on Twitter at @LAlupusLady.

Amanda is a brand ambassador for Calm Sunshine and this is a sponsored blog. However, all the information is organic and verified.

Back to School

Hello, Friends of Calm Sunshine,

Wow, is this summer flying by! We remember the days of “back to school” pressure⁠—it is a marathon! First, you try to squeeze in those last few precious moments of Summer, followed by back-to-school shopping and adjusting from a lazy schedule to one that is more rigid. Even changes in your daily work routine are altered when Fall rolls around. 

STRESS! ANXIETY! SLEEPLESS NIGHTS! So, when life throws you a lot on your proverbial plate—remember there is no need to physically feel the tension or stress of the day because CBD can help! You will feel like you’re relaxing on a beach!

Head over to our site, and you’ll find gummy bears containing a variety of CBD strength ranging from 250mg to 1,000mg. And, we now carry sugar-free gummies available in 250mg and 500mg (higher dosage can be requested)!

Have questions about what strength or product is appropriate for you? Give us a call or email! We’d be happy to assist. You can also book a wellness event with us!

(310) 663-0256 or
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Wishing you Calm and Sunshine,

Dana and Jenny
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Want to learn more about CBD? Host a Calm Sunshine CBD Wellness Event!

from our mid-July 2019 newsletter
What is a CBD Wellness Event?
Information about CBD (what it is; how it is derived; how it differs from THC; possible medicinal applications; scientific studies; anecdotal evidence; product recommendations, and more…) is presented in a clear, concise presentation. All presentations are conducted by Certified CBD Professionals with many hours of classroom training and education. After the brief, yet informative, slide show, guests are able to ask more in-depth questions about their particular area of interest, and sample some the products that are made available for their perusal.

What are Hosting Requirements?
To host an event you just need to have a facility (e.g., your home or place of business) that has access to a TV with HMDI outlets, space for us to put up our 6-ft. table (or provide on for us), and minimum of 8 guests willing and ready to learn about CBD and its benefits.

Why Host an Event?
It’s Easy, Fun, and promotes better health! Get together with family, friends, or co-workers and learn how incorporating CBD into your wellness regimen may help create an overall better, healthier YOU! 

Get FREE products!
At just $250 in guest sales, hosts receive a $20 product credit, plus 50% off a second product. At $500 in guest sales, hosts receive a $40 product credit, in addition to 50% off two additional products. At $750 in guest sales, hosts receive a $60 product credit, plus 50% off three additional products. At $1,000 in guest sales, hosts receive an $80 product credit, plus 50% off four additional products. The more products your guests purchase, the more FREE products you receive!

It’s All About You
You pick the date, guests, and details. We take care of the rest.Contact us today for booking:
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We look forward to staying in touch, and we are always reachable via email (see link at the bottom of the page) or by phone, if you have any questions. Phone calls accepted: 9am to 9pm, Pacific Time or Noon to Midnight, Eastern Time. No one answering? Please leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
Dana, Donna + Jenny

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Friends, not only did we recently get a new website, but we are also now on Facebook and Instagram!

Please follow us on social media for current news and information about Hemp / CBD! Plus, we are planning some great promotional surprises in coming months. 
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And, this month we added a SHOP feature on our website! Calm Sunshine is an authorized online retailer for Just CBD products.
We look forward to staying in touch, and we are always reachable via
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Sincerely,

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Calm Sunshine, a subsidiary!”

Friends, we wanted to let you know first! Not only do we have a new subsidiary, but we also have a new website!

Our mission is to provide you with current and quality information to educate yourself about Hemp / CBD and their health benefits. And of course, to order products!

We will be launching our Facebook and Instagram pages soon, so stay tuned for that update!

We look forward to staying in touch, and we are always reachable via email (see link at the bottom of the page) or by phone, if you have any questions.

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Sincerely,

Dana + Team Calm Sunshine!

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Welcome to Calm Sunshine

Dana and Donna, the founders of DD Plus Enterprises, LLC and the people behind this website, CALM SUNSHINE – welcome you!

Why are these two women talking about CBD? Simply, they both have experienced the benefits of CBD for pain management and wanted to share this knowledge and access to product with those who are suffering from conditions and looking for options from traditional avenues of pain relief.

They also know, through their own connections, that CBD is helping many of their friends who are having the aches and pains that come with aging. Simple tasks are not easy for some “mature folks” but CBD oils and creams have been discussed as remedies by individuals who have used CBD and shared with Dana and Donna.

While not medical professionals or healthcare experts – Dana and Donna do lead active lives and credit CBD for their ability to overcome several health obstacles that may have prevented them from doing so.

Dana and Donna want to connect with YOU! They believe that knowledge is power to making informed decisions about your health- that is why they offer FREE workshops to share information and answer questions.

Hopefully, CALM SUNSHINE will be a source of information for you and we suggest you keep checking back as this website grows! We have enlisted some experts/ ambassadors who are in the Lupus and other health fields to share their experiences and resources with you.