The Tonic Tribe | Blog

19/02/2020
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TRIBE STORIES – Lee Jordan’s dental visit that changed the course of his life forever

As Lee puts it, dental operations are no ones idea of fun, but his trip to a military dentist is where his story starts. A temporary filling had been accidently left in a tooth and forgotten about for years. It began to decay and one day, after giving a career brief in a school to young adults, Lee collapsed. The tooth had come so badly infected he was left with a bacterial infection which affected an area dangerously close to his brain. That’s where Lee’s life changed Before this moment... Read More

03/02/2020
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CBD CLIT SPRITZ – it’s on everyone’s lips…

“The Pleasure Centre of the Vulva” by Louise Hill @junkshopvenus No, it’s not a description of the backseat of a Swedish car. Half the population has one, many spend their lives searching for one and sex would be less fun without one. So let’s not beat about the bush, and get down to the nub, or the bean, or the little bald man in a boat…aka the clitoris. Whatever your pet name is, we’re all aware of the clitoris. It’s the female sex organ that contains over 8000 sensory nerve... Read More

21/01/2020
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CAN CBD HELP WITH TRAVEL SICKNESS?

We, personally, can’t say for sure, but there’s scientific research that suggests so. To help what I’m about to say make a little more sense, ‘phytocannabinoids’ are produced by the plant and are present in CBD (cannabinoid) oil , ‘endocannabinoids’ are produced naturally by our own bodies, by the Endocannabinoid System. There are many phytocannabinoids like those you’ll see on the bottles of CBD, like, well CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBN etc.. and many endocannabinoids like our favourite ‘anandamide’. It’s our favourite for 2 reasons; ananda means bliss in the... Read More

17/01/2020
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FANCY A CUPPA? CBD TEA’S ARE BREWING

To celebrate the launch of our new CBD Tea range, here are some fun facts, tips on making the perfect brew and a little more information on why CBD Tea is the way forward. Did you know? Tea is the 2nd most consumed drink in the world 165 million cups of tea are drank in the UK everyday The first tea bags were made from silk Milk was first added to tea so that the porcelain cups wouldn’t be ruined National tea day is on April 21st Did you also... Read More

07/10/2019

HAPPY PLACE FESTIVAL

We met so many amazing people at both the Chiswick and Tatton Park Happy Place Festivals. Fearne Cotton has created something very special with her Happy Place brand, which started as mental health inspired Pod Casts, and we were very proud and delighted to be park of the 1st year of festivals. Both the northern and southern festivals ran over 2 days, with the Sunday’s being family day. Created in partnership with Rituals, you can expect yoga and meditation classes, mindful crafts and art workshops, massages and wellbeing treatments, shopping,... Read More

10/07/2019
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CURRY AND CANCER | Saima Thompson speaks with us about her diagnosis aged 29 and cultural challenges she faces

“Cancer. Not a word I thought I’d have to deal with at 29 years of age.” We talk with inspirational Tonic Tribe member Saima Thompson. She was diagnosed with stage four non small cell lung cancer in April  2018. She’d always been fit and healthy, active, ambitious and career-driven. And then she began experiencing upper back pain in March that year. So many of us suffer with back pain and Saima put it down to the usual reasons. “Within a couple of weeks, my upper chest was visibly swollen; this... Read More

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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MIND OVER MATTER | 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