Infrequently asked questions

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what exactly is the ECS?

the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a web of communication, by way of the nervous system, through which our bodies maintain an internal state of balance, also known as homeostasis. The ECS is made of endocannabinoids (neurotransmitters, like serotonin and dopamine), the receptors targeted by the endocannabinoids, and the enzymes that break down the endocannabinoids. FYI that's mad cool.

so then what is "ECS wellness"?

Dictionary.com defines wellness as “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal”. ECS Wellness is therefore a framework for using your ECS to obtain and maintain a balanced state of good health.

Consider cannabinoids as the diet of the ECS. If the cannabinoids we make are not enough, we may need to supplement with cannabinoids made by plants. We make cannabinoids via activities like meditation or exercise, while we supplement with phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids made from plants. Well, one plant mainly: cannabis. The efficient utilization of these tools can help you balance your ECS and achieve an optimal state of wellness.

Can you tell me a bit more about homeostasis?

yeah sure. Dictionary.com defines homeostasis as:

1. The tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function.

2. Psychology. a state of psychological equilibrium obtained when tension or a drive has been reduced or eliminated.

3. Entomology. the ability of members of a colony of social insects to behave cooperatively to produce a desired result, as when bees coordinate the fanning of their wings to cool the hive.

Consider all three definitions in concert. The coordinated response can be to an external stimulus that is real or perceived, which in turn causes inner tension. When the system adapts by eliminating, overcoming or tolerating the stimulus causing the imbalance, this tension is lifted. This stimulus can be due to physical mental, or emotional stress.

ECS Wellness, views homeostasis as a state of physical and psychological balance that can be most effectively achieved by utilizing the tools available to us to remove or insulate ourselves from the source of stress or toxicity.

So how does the ECS do this?

Let's look at the most well studied endocannabinoid, Anandamide, named after the Sanskrit word for bliss, is known as the “bliss molecule”. When your body is out of balance, your neurons (nerves) produce Anandamide to bring things back to equilibrium. Anandamide, along with over a hundred different endocannabinoids, helps maintain optimal “ECS Tone”. Simply put, if the nervous system gets too excited, the ECS tone's things down. Conversely, if the nervous system is too sluggish, the ECS ramps things up. In a way, the ECS conducts the tempo of our internal world, which in turn directly affects our view of the external world. We can therefore use the ECS as a framework for achieving and maintaining balance.

is my ECS not optimized?

most likely not. Our physiology is designed for a world that no longer exists. Thus, many people’s ECS tone does not allow for navigation of the complex, technology dominant, unnatural place we find ourselves living in. We must remove obstacles and implement tools that allow us to return to our natural state as often as we can. ECS optimization thus becomes the framework for balancing all aspects of our lives, inner and outer.

How will ECS Wellness help me optimize my ECS tone?

first, you must take the green pill.

The ECS is intricately tied to oxytocin, the hormone that plays a central role in social bonding, so we try to start there by connecting by being pleasant. Our providers help you explore what you can do to increase your own production of cannabinoids or how to best use cannabis to supplement with cannabinoids.

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fascinating. Anything else I can check out?

indeed. this.

are there hidden links are there on this site?

every photo is a link. which is kind of hidden in plain sight. there is also one hidden, or at least hard to find, link within text.

You've got jokes?

mad jokes.

One last question... what's the name of Dr.Z's Jeep?

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