Medicinal Marijuana, Brain Age, and Your Internal Pharmacy

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One of the most significant brain imaging studies to be conducted, thus far, has linked the use of marijuana to accelerated brain age. The study, published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, was led by scientists from a number of respected medical research institutions, including John’s Hopkins and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The goal of the study was to identify the most influential factors in brain aging. The top five? Schizophrenia, marijuana abuse, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and alcohol abuse.

The inclusion of marijuana abuse in this list is particularly relevant as many states across the country have legalized its use. This trend shows no signs of slowing down. As the previous stigma around the substance begins to subside, more Americans than ever are turning to pot for both recreational and medicinal purposes.

Your body can heal itself

Many people turn to recreational or prescription drugs for relief from symptoms like pain, anxiety, and insomnia. While marijuana has been praised by many as a safer and less addictive alternative to stronger prescription drugs, there is still wisdom in treading cautiously. Anytime we introduce a substance into our bodies, we open ourselves up to the possibility of side effects and, in extreme cases, addiction. We at BrainTap would like to propose another solution. It’s perfectly safe and available to everyone, with no adverse side effects.

We all have access to an internal pharmacy that can provide us with pain relief, stress relief, and excellent sleep. Even better, once that internal pharmacy is activated, it doesn’t simply relieve our most obvious pain points—it balances out the whole body, leading to greater overall health and vitality. When was the last time you picked up a prescription that could do all that?

Your body is more equipped than you may realize to cure its own ills, and it all begins with the brain. Your brain is the command center of your entire body; when it is brought back into proper balance and given the rest and rejuvenation it needs, that sense of balance trickles down to the rest of the body. Every one of your body’s essential processes is managed by your brain. A healthy body cannot be accessed when the brain is not functioning at peak performance.

BrainTap can help

That’s where BrainTap comes in! We have created a total-body wellness approach that is specifically designed to bring your brain and body back into alignment. When your system is aligned, you have access to the full spectrum of your body’s resources for creating health and wellness.

Take, for example, our SleepRX bundle. In 15-20 minutes a day, you can gather tools that will help you fall asleep fast, access the deepest states of rest possible, and wake up refreshed. The only potential side effects are positive—you may also experience less anxiety, more mental clarity, and greater joy throughout your day.

If you’re looking to relieve stress, we’ve got you covered! Our Stress-Free Me bundle is designed to help you develop the skills you need to activate your relaxation response at any moment of the day. With sessions on developing positive self-talk, releasing fear, and tapping into creative thinking, BrainTap can help you reboot your brain in moments of anxiety.

Your body has the built-in capacity to bring you relief from all kinds of distress. Unfortunately, most of us go through our lives never knowing we have access to this powerhouse internal healer. We end up relying on short-term solutions that are often costly, with a long list of possible side-effects and no guarantee we will actually feel better.

As you begin a new year with new goals, we encourage you to consider a new way of thinking about your body. It is equipped to take care of you, and it can start today! Visit the BrainTap website for more information on what we have to offer. Let us help you make 2019 your happiest, healthiest year yet!

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