Attacking free radicals with antioxidants

f I were to tell my Art teacher photography loving self 5 years ago that I would be familiar with free radicals and antixoidants…Not sure she would believe me. The thing about this is, you never know where you are going to end up. You can start out in a direction..but you don’t have control on if that is where you will actually go.

This time last year I was at the Teach them Diligently Conference preparing to home school Walker in the fall. I was debating over curriculum and character education.. I thought I was headed down a very different path.. Then July happened. My path became something completely different then I would ever imagine or wish anyone to experience. At times I beg the Lord for my old life back or the path that I had chosen to start down but God says .. No.. not now.. maybe not ever.. You go this way.. So here I am.. Talking about radicals, cannabinoids and Essential oils..okay.. let’s do it..

We were able to purchase two bottles of CBD on Friday and they shipped this morning for us to receive on Monday. We are starting at a dose of .9mg a day divided up into three doses throughout the day. This is the starting dose and we will titrate up based on how the first week goes until we reach a therapeutic effect for Walker. Once that happens we will slowly decrease his AED meds. There have been such incredible stories of healing and restoring of the child’s pre-illness behaviors once on the oil but I wanted more information on how it is actually working. I came across this site that does an incredible job of explaining it..

“A great deal of data suggests that many problems associated with aging stem from the inability of an organism to protect itself against free-radical-induced inflammation and oxidative stress. This provides a fertile ground for the development of neurodegenerative and other age-related illnesses.

Cardiovascular, autoimmune, neurological disorders, cancers, and the aging process itself are all thought to have free radicals as a causative agent. Further, they are implicated in the formation of protein amyloid plaques — plaques that can attack neural synapses and prevent normal chemical and electrical signaling.

By binding up these free radicals, antioxidants can minimize the plaque formation cycle associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Accordingly, several studies have shown that CBD blocks Alzheimer’s plaque formation by a cannabinoid-receptor-independent mechanism.

The antioxidant properties of CBD exceed the antioxidant potency of either vitamin C or E. When combined with THC, the antioxidant properties of CBD grow even stronger. Once again, whole-plant Cannabis therapeutics has been shown to be far greater than the sum of the herb’s individual medicinal components.”-http://www.projectcbd.org/news/how-cbd-works/

Please be praying that this works to aid in bringing Walker back to us. We have had a week of ups and downs with his seizures and energy level. Walker has caught a version of what Wes had and has been very lethargic. Wes is doing better but Walker can’t cough as well as he might need to ward this off.

I also had my first full class that I taught today on Essential Oils in Greenville. This new journey has been very good for me to have something that I can be excited about again. I feel like I have entered the world again and it feels good.

For nine months, I thought of nothing but Walker. Everything stopped for us. To see that there is life after July has been so incredibly fulfilling and a great way to get me out of the house. I am so hopeful to be able to share my information with other moms of special needs and those just looking to take control of the things in their home. I’m also teaching a VIDEO class on Sunday night at 8pm on Facebook. I don’t think i have laughed as hard as I did while recording this class since all this started with Walker. Thank you for praying for my mental health. Thank you for praying that we would find Joy and Life in the midst of this, it has slowly started to come back for us.