With easing restrictions in the medicinal use of cannabis and mushrooms, the path to healing is continuously being revolutionized by the rediscovery of the lost art of herbal medicine.
The use of these wondrous plants in alleviating discomfort and treating different illnesses is by no means new to humankind as our ancestors have relied on it for a long time already, but with the rise of modern medicine and pharmaceutical advancements, this ancient body of knowledge gradually became obsolete and forgotten.
However, as people’s dissatisfaction with conventional treatments continually rise, more and more people are turning to medicinal plants in addressing mild to moderate health concerns. In fact, the use of herbal medicinal products and supplements has tremendously skyrocketed over the past three decades, with approximately 80% of people worldwide relying on it for some part of primary health care.
One of the many people who decided to tap into the therapeutic potential of plants like cannabis and psilocybin is Jenny Sansouci — the author of The Rebel’s Apothecary: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms.
It all started when Jenny learned that her father was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2017. For the fear of losing her beloved father, she decided to spend countless hours exploring the latest alternative therapies that can help her father. That is when she came to know about cannabis and mushrooms and their outstanding medicinal properties.
It not only tames the adverse side effects of chemotherapy, but it also addresses everyday wellness concerns like anxiety, insomnia, and many more. Since then, Jenny and her father have become outspoken champions of the wondrous healing power of these plants and fungi. She then wrote a comprehensive guide with the aim of helping other people who may be in the same situation as her.
The Rebel’s Apothecary is the result of Jenny’s heartfelt and rigorous quest in search of therapeutic herbs that can help people suffering from chronic pain and other illnesses. This science-based and supportive guide is intended to debunk myths and destigmatize cannabis and mushrooms, and let lay people know how these plants and fungi can enhance the lives of anyone living with pain, anxiety, depression, a weakened immune system, insomnia, and more.
The guidance she shares in this book is a game-changer for patients and caregivers alike as it is complete with background information on cannabis and mushroom, dosing instructions, and even everyday recipes which would allow learners to incorporate these medicinal herbs in their diet.
In essence, The Rebel’s Apothecary is a comprehensive and easy to understand handbook for harnessing the ancient healing powers of cannabis and mushrooms in a way that is safe–without the confusion and fear of an unwanted high. With the expert-vetted knowledge Jenny shares in this book and the amazing book club, students will be able to embrace the inner herbalist spirit and explore how one can boost physical and mental health through the natural healing legacy of plants.
The Alchemist’s Kitchen believes in the potential therapeutic benefits of Cannabis and mushroom in alleviating everyday discomfort and various illnesses, which is why they collaborated with Jenny Sansouci — the brain behind The Rebel’s Apothecary: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms.
Jenny is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has been trained by functional medicine doctor Frank Lipman, MD, in New York City. She’s a resourceful researcher who is always at the forefront of new wellness topics, and she really lives the lifestyle she preaches.
In this book club series, learners will tackle how to create a “rebel’s apothecary,” so that it can be incorporate the use of CBD and mushrooms in a wellness routine without any unwanted intoxicating effects.
With Jenny Sansouci on board, let us dive deep and explore the nitty gritties of the different medicinal compounds in mushrooms and the cannabis plant, and the physiology of how these compounds work and exert their therapeutic effects in the human body. They will also explore best practices for using medicinal plants to alleviate and manage the adverse side effects of chemotherapy and other symptoms associated with serious conditions like cancer.
In addition, Jenny will also touch upon the therapeutic benefits of 7 of the most potent medicinal mushrooms in the mushroom kingdom, how to use it safely, as well as the progress on its current research and changing legality.
Moreover, since every person’s physiological makeup and drug tolerance is unique, she will provide a comprehensive guide on how to find the therapeutic dose that works best so that one can safely navigate the use of these medicinal herbs without unwanted intoxicating or adverse effects.
To top it off, Jenny will share tips on how to shop for top-notch products and what to look for on labels so that one will only get nothing but the best quality medicinal herbs in store. Lastly, Jenny will speak about the best ways to harness and incorporate the use of these wondrous medicinal plants in everyday life.
Jenny will discuss the different methods of delivery for cannabis and mushrooms, as well as recipes for delicious, easy, health-enhancing cannabis and mushroom infused smoothies, coffee drinks, teas, elixirs, gummies, broths, and many more.
Join The Alchemist’s Kitchen for their book club series tackling Jenny Sansouci’s The Rebel’s Apothecary to channel the inner herbalist spirit and learn how to make one’s very own home apothecary.
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