The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines quality of life as:
“a broad multidimensional concept that usually includes subjective evaluations of both positive and negative aspects of life.”
Quality of life includes metrics from entirely different domains:
- social health
Each requires their own measurements. It is rather difficult to assess the quality of life with precision. “Health” is only a broadly-defined term and is normally measured from a deficit perspective.
Quality of life is the perceived answer to a Doctors’ question “What’s wrong?”. From that starting point, the patient defines the parameters.
The CDC adds:
“Self-assessed health status is … a more powerful predictor of mortality and morbidity than many objective measures of health. Health-related quality of life measures makes it possible to demonstrate scientifically the impact of health on quality of life, going well beyond the old paradigm that was limited to what can be seen under the microscope.”
CBD for Balance
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a practicing clinical psychologist regarding his experiences with CBD oil.
He was extremely skeptical several years ago when he first heard claims being made about CBD oil effects. In his own words, he was “extremely anti-marijuana”, and had neglected to realize that CBD was something else altogether. A bit of research piqued his interest.
This doctor of psychology had his own struggles with health issues. On a recommendation from one of his patients, he tried CBD, and in his own words, he noticed an “80% reduction in symptoms the first day.” He returned to the dispensary and bought a bottle for his mother (who was plagued with the same issues,) and for a friend.
Over the years, he has come to the conclusion that “CBD is a spectacular option for promoting balanced health: mental, physical, and emotional.” Regulations prevent him from explicitly recommending that his patients try CBD, but he will frequently advise his patients to research CBD.
He described how mental health is maintained along a baseline– there’s a normal way for a person to feel. For some, they are cheery, with occasional dips into the blues. For some, they tend to be a bit on the depressed side, with peaks that move up into the happier side.
Your Body is talking to you
Where imbalance exists, we are more likely to see larger spikes between these emotions.
This can compromise mental health, and the same tends to hold true for physical health.
CBD hemp oil is one effective tool, among many, for maintaining a stable emotional baseline
CBD has calming qualities which tend to round off our jagged, imbalanced emotions.
This doctor of psychology has seen Hemplucid products have extremely encouraging benefits.
Watch for the interview video from Hemplucid that will allow the doctor to speak for himself.
CBD for A Healthy Balanced Life
The concept of balance is important to all people.
Every human being has their own physiology and their own mental state. We each experience fluctuations, for better or worse, and consciously taking care of ourselves in these peaks or valleys is vital.
We must find ways to balance our lives, to remove excesses and build on weaknesses. We must find a peaceful middle.
Health is a difficult concept to define, as we said before, and your perception is where “the rubber meets the road”.
Hemplucid will always advocate for techniques which might help us all to increase our baseline health.
CBD is just another tool, but it does have a noticeable effect.
When taken daily, over time, the effects become more apparent.
Tyler Hatch is a writer from Salt Lake City, UT. His publications range from art journals to indie newspapers, and web content for several companies, including a Fortune 500 tech firm. A long-time friend of the Hemplucid founders, it was after a series of impactful family medical events that he began writing for the company in the Spring of 2017. (FYI CBD saved the day! Thanks, Hemplucid.)
After the devastating loss of a loved one to the opiate epidemic, Tyler got serious about making energetic progress toward a better life and a better world.