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Kate Henderson

07/06/2019

CAN CBD HELP WITH SPORTS LIKE DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING? | Reece Wilson, champion downhiller & tribe member tells us how

This month we continue to interview the fella’s in our tribe about their wellbeing, tips and tricks for health and ask about their CBD experience. This week it’s Reece Wilson, 22 year old champion downhill mountain biker from Scotland. He’s currently on the Trek team and racing in the mens elite category. He’s frequently seen on the podium and last year came fourth at the Fort William World Championships. He raced in this years and although he came fourth in qualifying, race day was massively unkind to him – 2... Read More

31/05/2019
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CELEBRATING FATHERS, FELLAS AND FEELING GOOD | We speak to Nick Sargent, of GQ Magazine

Men’s Health Week is coming up (June 10-16) as well as  Father’s Day and the immient launch of our mens CBD range , so we’re celebrating all things MAN this month. Fella’s make up over 45% of our tribe, so it’s great to know many more men are now embracing alternative health and wellbeing methods than ever before.  As Men’s Health Week this year focuses on Numbers, here’s a few statistics that may or may not shock you; 1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65 2 men in... Read More

14/05/2019
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DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH | Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Body

This week has been one of creating awareness of mental health. Anxiety is certainly the most common reason people come to us seeking CBD help. Every year the Mental Health Foundation  drives the theme behind Mental Awareness Week and this year that theme is body image and how it effects our mental and emotional wellbeing. Their website is a fantastic source of advice and inspiration for anyone with any form of mental illness or instability which is emotionally or mentally driven. I saw this quote on the underground once; In a society... Read More

09/05/2019
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DEATH, DIVORCE AND DIABETES | Michelle divulges her tricks for overcoming the toughest of years

Wim Hof breathing technique for the body, mind and soul. **getting high on your own supply** Last year was emotionally, spiritually and physically draining. It left me feeling very low and it was at a particularly low point when someone pointed me in the direction of Wim Hof Breathing techniques. Within days my life had started to pick up. Slowly and gently at at first my energy returned leaving me more awake, connected and no-where near as down in the dumps. Life’s challenges, though still there, lost much of the... Read More

17/04/2019
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EASTER BEAST | An interview with a real parent faced with the school holidays

Do you look forward to the school holidays with as much excitement as your kids or does the notion fill you with dread?  I asked some of our tribe how they felt about the impending chocolate festival, I mean Easter period. None seemed as excited as me. I wondered why. Having never had children of my own (a dog, cat and all my friends and family are quite enough responsibility for me) I realised that was the common denominator. I decided to talk to a parent about it and see if her... Read More

09/04/2019
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SQUEEL INTO SPRING WITH COLD SHOWERS | Michelle’s awakening every sense with the Wim Hof method

It appears to have become very popular of late, everyone around us seems to be Wim Hof‘ing. It’s a method of meditation and pranyama (breathing exercises) designed to calm your system to the point you can withstand prolonged periods in freezing temperatures. Breathing I’m familar with and have practised varying techniques through my yoga practice, but cold showers…no! Part of the Wim Hof method is to have a cold shower. As much as I love the water, if it’s not tropical temperatures the wet suit is on! Michelle, on the... Read More

03/04/2019

LOOK WHO WE MET! | Here’s what happened when we took the Tonic to the London Bike Show

SO WHY ARE HAVE YOU BROUGHT CBD HERE? Something we were asked a lot while we were at the London Bike Show. It was not just an opportunity to stalk some of my biking heroes, but as any CBD converts will  concur, it’s properties extend the more commonly perceived benefits and assist in many biking/excercise-related issues and remedies. Above is Matt Pritchard, skater, former Dirty Sanchez frontman and now endurance athlete and vegan, was keen to try our 25%. He’s on a much healthier trip than he was a decade or... Read More

20/03/2019

OH CRAMP! | Young women seeking natural remedies

HOW CAN CBD HELP YOUNG WOMEN? Where do we start? The most common issues young women experience are down to a hormone imbalance. These conditions can be acne, greasy skin, period cramps, mood swings, excessive spots and more. CBD has certainly proved itself in alleviating many of the symptoms of PMT and other issues related with the teenage years and beyond. Acne Last year we reported on how Laura had spent most of her young years battling with acne. You can watch the short film we made about her search... Read More

13/03/2019

CANNABIS AND QUEENS | Women in history used cannabis for all sorts, even vaginal pessaries

FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE WOMEN THIS MONTH, RIGHT UP TO MOTHER’S DAY ON THE 31ST This week we look at notable women in history and how they used cannabis for women’s health Queen Victoria’s private doctor, Sir Russell Reynolds, would have been deemed a progressive GP these days, prescribing cannabis as a method of relieving medical conditions and ailments. But before cannabis was made illegal in 1928, it was commonly used for its medicinal properties. Victoria was reported to have suffered terribly from menstrual cramps for... Read More

06/03/2019

TRAVELLING LIGHT | How CBD can ease the journey and the jet lag

I’VE JUST TRAVELLED TO THE USA AND HERE’S HOW CBD HELPED WITH THE JOURNEY   • SLEEP I certainly didn’t have problems getting into the new sleep pattern. Although CBD doesn’t make me sleep longer, it certainly makes me sleep deeper, providing a better quality of sleep which is vital when adjusting to new time zones. 2 pumps of the 4% at bedtime worked for me • ANXIETY I’m not one for getting anxious before travel, but I was traveling to USA for the first time with sleep deprivation and... Read More