The 13 Seeds Blog
Hydrate and heal with hemp!
Does your skin get dry and itchy in the cooler months?
There are lots of things we love about winter in Tasmania, but icy winds on chilly mornings is not one of them! Even though the daylight hours are beginning to get longer having just passed the winter solstice, there is still a while to go before the temperature begins to climb and harsh outside conditions subside. Do you find that when the wind blows your skin gets irritated? You are not alone! Research has shown that many different types of people report experiencing dry skin, and this is particularly so in the cooler months.
The answer to the first question I posed is staggering: on average both men and women are, often without realising, adding upwards of 200 chemicals to our bodies every single day. Seems like a lot, but if you’re like me, you don’t really take much notice of the long ingredient lists on the back of our healthcare or skincare products.
Can you Smoke it?
This is invariably the first question I get when people find out we have a Hemp farm. It’s asked in a fun way but it does signal the huge lack of information and awareness about what exactly Industrial Hemp is. Now this confusion begins with the fact that Industrial Hemp and Cannabis/ Marijuana possess only one real differentiating factor and that is the presence of or lack thereof of Tetrahydrocannabinoids or THC for short.
This is the ‘psycho-active’ substance in Marijuana that gets you high or stoned or whatever you want to call it. In hydroponically grown marijuana typical THC levels will be over 20%, with some as high as 35%.
I had the pleasure of sitting in on a profound discussion on Nutrition (more apt description would be Human Nourishment) by renowned alternative Physician Lakshmi Prasanna. As she moved through her presentation she constantly painted ‘the big picture’ of our human interaction with food and the far larger implication it has in relation to our ‘human’ and ‘spiritual’ health.
Her insights embraced the smaller and larger worlds of consciousness and what it truly means to be connected in both an inner and an outer sense. What I really liked most about her discussion was her ability to elucidate the deeper teachings of Rudolf Steiner, and in this case his lectures of human nutrition and make it digestible (pun intended) for the real world today.