The Tonic Tribe | Blog

07/10/2020
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MENOPAUSE: CANNABIS, CLIT SPRITZ & CLEARING THE BRAIN FOG

The Menopause isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Not that women’s magazines give it the most flattering write up with endless articles featuring tips on how to manage hot flushes, mood swings and weight gain. But despite covering the basics in terms of what symptoms to expect, what’s often missing is the vital information about what it’s really like for many people. The fact that, sometimes, dietary tweaks to up your intake of phytoestrogens and keeping a cool spritz by the bed ain’t going to cut it when your... Read More

30/09/2020
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CBD AND SEX, SPORTS & STAYING CONNECTED

A LOOK AT HOW CBD CAN ENHANCE MENS HEALTH Cannabis does not discriminate. The CBD industry is turning out to be a surprisingly female dominated landscape (both in terms of consumers and behind the scenes), but don’t let that fool you into thinking this isn’t something for men! Not only are the vast majority of the therapeutic affects unisex, but there are a number of benefits worth noting as being particularly helpful for guys. CBD & Testosterone  Studies into the effects of CBD, THC and cannabis as a whole have... Read More

24/09/2020
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WHO’S GOING SOBER FOR OCTOBER?

LET’S LOOK AT WHY WE DRINK AND HOW WE CAN MAKE ABSTINENCE EASIER Raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support here https://www.gosober.org.uk/ Whether you’re committing to a month of alcohol abstinence or you’d like to reduce your lockdown-induced drinking habit, it’s worth a read of this blog where we offer tips from a hypnotherapist and look at why we turn to drink and how CBD can help. Despite the fact that a mix cannabis and alcohol might normally set you up for a pretty terrible time (I think most people have... Read More

10/09/2020
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Eczema and CBD

From the 13th – 19th September, we’ll be turning our focus to National Eczema Week to learn more about this problematic skin condition, which can affect all ages, at any time. What’s the deal with Eczema? Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It provides immunity and much-needed protection from environmental factors such as UV rays, microbes, those aforementioned chemicals, temperature change and more, and when the protective, waterproof barrier fails, as with eczema, the side effects go far beyond the surface. How the skin reads the environmental... Read More

04/09/2020
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THE MYSTERY OF MIGRAINES

If you’ve ever had one, you will certainly know the difference between a migraine and a headache. If you’ve never had one, it’s a little having having your head crammed between a vice while a circular saw blade furiously rotates across your vision and even a 30 Watt bulb seems to create a torturous light so bright even the sun couldn’t compete. Migraines can often be accompanied with nausea, vomiting, passing out, increased sensitity and other symptoms just to make sure you know you’re not just having a headache. To... Read More

21/08/2020
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PARENTING…OH, THE BLISS

If you’re here reading about CBD & parenting, chances are you’re a parent. And, assuming that’s the case, we’ll also assume that you already know how deeply challenging being a parent can be on every level. Early years exhaustion? Check. Three-teen tantrums? Check. Endless demands for your time/energy/money/food at every age? Definitely. These (and much more besides) are things that all parents deal with. And even though there’s a lot about being a parent that is of course a wonderful, magical journey, there’s no shame in admitting that some days... Read More

23/07/2020
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CBD BEER – HERE’S HOW IT’S MADE

We took a visit to Eagles Crag Brewery in Todmorden to see how they make the CBD Beer exclusively for The Golden Lion, Todmorden The Golden Lion in Todmorden isn’t just a pub, it’s an institution, there for all the community in a true sense. Everyone is welcome and anything goes. Gig is at the helm, leading a crew of brilliant staff, to run this unique, entertaining, often bizarre and always benevolent community hub (they do free dinners at Christmas). “We are the pub reimagined. A  community hub working to... Read More

14/07/2020

HOLISTIC HEALTH, M.E. & CBD

Nicola Sparkes, Tonic customer and Holistic Therapist & Reiki Master, talks about what’s in her wellbeing toolkit The dictionary definition of holism states that nothing can be fully understood unless one sees the whole system of which it is part; that the whole is always more than the sum of its parts. As a practitioner in the Holistic Heath and Wellness field, I take a holistic approach to health that looks not only at individual physical and mental health needs but looks at the whole person. We treat the individual’s... Read More

27/06/2020

NEEDLES, EAR SEEDS & CBD

OUR DEAR FRIEND, TONIC CUSTOMER & ACUPUNCTURIST SAMINA HAIDER SWAPS ANXIETY TIPS, TECHNIQUES & 24 CAROT GOLD ‘EAR SEEDS’ WITH KATE FROM THE TONIC We love nothing more than hearing our customer stories, sharing CBD experiences, as it helps us gain knowledge we can share with others that may be in similar circumstances. We’re very lucky to have Samina as one of those very customers. We’ve been talking alot about anxiety throughout this lockdown, from our own perspective, but also reflecting on the pandemic that is not only Covid-19, but... Read More

18/05/2020
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LAUREN MAHON – GIRL VS CANCER – Dealing with it

We met Lauren Mahon at Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival in Chiswick last year (2019). She was on The Talks stage, sharing her experience of being told at the age of 31 she had breast cancer. Devastating news at any age, but Lauren was “thirty-bloody-one, far too young and full-of-fun to be dealing with this kind of crap, and secondly, how can I have breast cancer when she DOESN’T HAVE ANY B*STARD TITS?!?!” It was an aggressive 2.8cm ‘Grade 3’ cancerous lump. Desperate for some reassurance, she headed to CoppaFeel!.... Read More