Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects about 7-8% of the population at some point, with nearly 8 million adults experiencing it in a given year. That’s a lot, but unfortunately, most people who experience it don’t get the help they need. So, every year, the US acknowledges June as PTSD Awareness Month, a time for everyone to talk about PTSD and learn about the effective treatment options out there.
Mental health is crucial to our overall well-being. Every year, May is acknowledged as Mental Health Month, a time for us to talk about the mental and behavioral issues many face and to help shed the stigma that still surrounds them. And with 1 in 5 US adults and 1 in 6 US youth experiencing mental illness or disorder every year, it’s a necessary conversation to have.
Epilepsy is one of America’s most common neurological disorders, with seizures affecting nearly 3.5 million people every year. It’s an extremely complex condition that can often strike without much advance warning - in fact, half of epilepsy cases arise without a known cause.
One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Routine screenings continue to be the key to early detection and better outcomes especially as women age, which is part of the mission behind October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over 300,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year, and 85% of those will be in women who have no family history of the disease.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to raise awareness and start difficult conversations around mental health, especially when it comes to caring for loved ones affected by dementia. Nearly 6 million Americans over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s today, and with the older adult population growing by the generation this number could more than double over the next few decades.
In this life, you’re either born a relaxer or you need permission to get a little lazy every now and then. Either way, National Relaxation Day comes at a perfect time as schools get back in session (in one form or another), we extend our record run of high temps, and the world...keeps doing what the world does. But it’s all good, sweet cannababies! Today is all about taking time for your beautiful selves and embracing the zen.
Beta-Caryophyllene is a bit of a rebel in the terpene world. While most other terps are out there binding to the CB1 receptors in your brain and nervous system, Beta-Caryophyllene (BCP for short) prefers to roll with the CB2 crowd in your peripheral system. It’s not here to give you a heady high, it cares only about making sure your joints feel lubed and your body feels grooved. In fact, it’s the only known terpene with the power to directly activate a cannabinoid receptor on its own.
June is PTSD Awareness Month, a time to reflect on an invisible disease affecting as many as 8 million adults every year. Those who have gone through intense trauma, including combat, abuse, or other life-threatening events, can be subject to the horrors of PTSD for weeks, months, or even years after the fact.
Get a whiff of this: the smell of your strain says more about the experience you can expect to have with it than any “indica/sativa” label. That’s all thanks to terpenes - oils secreted in cannabis plants that lend a unique aroma to each bud and provide nose-tingling clues about a strain’s effects.
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Welcome to the latest installment of Sol Flower’s 7 Strains Series, where we introduce you to a lucky number seven names to know when medicating for a specific use. Today’s timely list: 7 strains to de-stress during the holidays.