Picture This: CBD Works Wonders For Unexpected Pain

Most of us aim to be active in some way, shape, or form. But, what about those times we don’t foresee being completely thrown out of whack with our bodies screaming, “Hey, you’re not 15 anymore, what are you doing?” Thankfully, CBD hemp oil for aches and pains can save the day! Many of us turn to over the counter pain relief when we experience aches and pains, but the truth is that they can develop some unpleasant side effects with continued use over a long span of time. The beauty of CBD is that it is so versatile and there is literally something for everyone in any and every situation. Here are some situations that CBD can come in handy. Some of which you’ve probably never imagined.


Whether you’re the one saying your vows or just there for the festivities, CBD can help! Picture this: you’ve been at the wedding for about 6 hours and your feet are screaming for help, but you very well can’t walk around barefoot, so what do you do? Did you know that some actresses use CBD lotions and creams to alleviate the pain from walking in heels for long periods of time? Yeah, that’s right, it’s a red carpet trick, so who says it can’t work for you? When you see you’re going on hour 3 with no end in sight, find a quiet corner or bathroom and pull out your favorite CBD topical. Simply massage some on your feet and let the goodness seep into your distressed soles. This is a great way to get through the remainder of your evening while still looking fab, and don’t worry fellas, it’ll work for you guys too! We know those dress shoes aren’t your favorite either! Oh, and the best part is you can even use a CBD foot mask when you get home for the ultimate kick back relaxation. With this tip up your sleeve you’ll always be the life of the party.

Hiking Trip 

Maybe you’re a diehard “fitness” person, or maybe you’re like the bulk of us who try our best to get up and get out there every once in a while. If you fall into the category of the latter, you might be a wee bit out of shape and pull muscles easily. Picture this: you’re getting some much needed outside time, taking a nice little hike with some friends as you try to climb up a small incline and what do you know…..your calf has seized up and temporarily paralyzed you. Thankfully, you have a friend with you who has been raving about CBD for the last few years, so they have a nice topical in their bag for you to rub in for quick, targeted relief. You guys sit down to have a snack, and 15 minutes later your leg now knows the definition of zen. CBD oil has been such a strong contender for pain relief because it can help quickly and efficiently. Did you know that CBD has been helping those affected by the opioid crisis by being able to provide a safe, non-habit forming alternative? If you think there’s even the slightest chance of hurting yourself, take some with you.

Kid’s Birthday Party

If you have kids, especially multiple kids, then you know. It doesn’t even have to be a birthday party, you might just have random aches and pains from parenting. Most of the time they are literal, but there are definitely physical pings and pangs as well. Birthday parties are always fun. You plan, shop, and stress about cake, guests, and venue until the big day when you see all the bright faces. Picture this: you’ve ordered a huge water slide bouncy house for the kids and all seems to be going well until you hear your little one call out to you. You dash inside to help but slip (because it’s wet) and fall down the slide in a horrible way. Your kid is fine, just being dramatic, and now you’re injured trying to keep the party going. But no stress…because you’ve got a CBD vape pen upstairs in your bathroom. You limp up the stairs to your pen and inhale instant relief. It might even be a good idea to keep it in your pocket…just in case! It’s a party, who knows what else is going to happen! Whether it’s a birthday party or just an outing with your kiddos, CBD oil can really help the day ease on by! I’m telling you, it’s parent approved.

These are only 3 situations that CBD can help alleviate painful situations that arise, but we all know the possibilities are endless. If you’re needing some quick CBD pain relief, the vape pens, tinctures, or topicals are great options. Who knows, you might start keeping some in your bag for unexpected situations.

Giveaway – BioMed For Pain Relief #HealthyLiving #painrelief #GIVEAWAY

If all this sitting around is getting to be a pain in the neck, there are some really great relief products from BioMed. No matter what feels tight or is causing you discomfort, there is a heating pad that is sure to bring alleviation. 

Sunny Bay Hands-Free Neck Heating Wrap: Microwavable Thermal Hot Pack, Heat Therapy Neck Brace for Sore Neck Shoulder Muscle Pain Relief. Quite a name, but at least it’s descriptive. This comes in multiple sizes and colors, including some fun plaid patterns.  It’s easy to use and reuse, so there is a really good value to the $25 price. 

More about this product-

  • PAIN RELIEF: Release muscle tension and pain in neck and shoulders in the office, car, or at home
  • THERAPEUTIC: Easy to heat in the microwave, our ergonomic soft pillows stay put hands-free
  • COMFORTABLE: Flax seeds fill and soft fleece cover hold heat for up to 30 minutes for pain relief
  • HOT-COLD USE: Use as a heat pack for the pain relief behind the head or use as a cold wrap
  • REUSABLE: Can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer over and over for reliable relief

Sunny Bay Lower Back and Shoulder Joint Heat Wrap with Strap, 10″x18″ Heat Pad, Microwave Hot/Cold Pad, Reusable, Portable, Navy Blue. Again with the long and very descriptive name, but at least you know what you are getting. In several sizes and colors, with the price depending on size between $40 to $46. 

More about this product-

  • ✓ unbeatable Large size: The amazing, Large heating area is unmatched by any portable heating wraps. The heating area measures 18 inches wide and 10 inches tall. It provides heat therapy to the entire back for most people.
  • ✓ Must have heat therapy: if you’re suffering from arthritis, knee pain, back pain, shoulder joint pain, tendonitis, neuropathy, sciatica, bursitis, fibromyalgia, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, tennis elbow, Golf elbow, shoulder pain, shin splints, chronic pain, etc. You must try this product! The long-lasting heat works well to relieve your pain.
  • ✓ microwavable, portable, reusable & cordless: the back heating pack has extra-long straps: total 60 inches long, enough for a Large person to tie the wrap around the body. It stays on the shoulder or around your waist when you move around. It weighs only 2.5 lb. Most people will not feel the weight when doing light house work.
  • ✓ effective, easy to use & comfortable: with the tie-on straps, it is convenient to apply heat therapy to treat your strain or cramps. Use it while doing house work, sitting down watching TV or even resting in bed. For rotator cuff injury, this heat wrap can cover the shoulder as well as the chest muscles and shoulder blade. It conforms to the body shape very well.
  • ✓ sectioned chambers & long-lasting heat: the thermal heating pad is filled with all natural flax seeds. The heat can last for half an hour. Constructed with multiple chambers, and hand-filled to the perfect fullness, the filling doesn’t shift to one end When standing up. It ensures the heating of all the areas around the injured tissue and increase the blood circulation.

Microwavable Neck Heating Wrap, Extra Long, 25″x5″, Heat Therapy Pad for Sore Neck & Shoulder Muscle Pain Relief – Thermal, Reusable, Non Electric Hot Pack Pads or Cold Compress, Navy Blue.  This option comes in 5 color and pattern choices and it $23 on Amazon. 

More about this product-

  • PAIN RELIEF: Sunny Bay’s versatile heating pad pillow will quickly become your go-to solution for neck and shoulder muscle pain, soreness, and tension caused by intense training or accidental tweaks that can happen during daily activities. Simply pop it in the microwave or freezer for the best hot or cold therapy for your aching body.
  • THERAPEUTIC: Once your pillow is safely heated in the microwave, instantly place it on your neck for pain relief. Each pack holds in heat for 30 minute intervals, maximizing your relief for fast and efficient recovery. Stow your pad in your day bag or luggage for daily relief during travels near and far.
  • COMFORTABLE: Each pack is filled with fresh flax seeds fill to efficiently hold in heat and ensure a flexible fit around your target areas. Whether you’re standing up or moving around in your office chair, the pack stays put. Our anti-pill fleece cover retains warmth and is designed to protect your skin from the long-lasting heat stored inside. You’ll feel better in practically no time!
  • HOT-COLD USE: Forget gel packs or ice cubes melting through ragged towels. Our heat pillows handle hot and cold treatment with ease. Pop it in the microwave for quick heating, or place it in the refrigerator or freezer to chill for fast soothing. It’s perfect for muscle aches and pains from your neck and shoulders.
  • REUSABLE: No matter how many times you use it, our heat pack is ready for more. From the filling to the cover, we designed every detail to stand up to heavy, repeated use to provide you with consistent muscle pain relief on demand.

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Top 10 Immune Boosting Foods + Pro Tips to Incorporate Diet with Fresh, Healthy Foods

Can orange a day keep COVID away? Don’t we all wish it could be this simple. Well, the good news is we know fueling your body fresh, nutritious food can help boost your immune system to help fight off disease. If you’re looking for tips on ways to boost your immune system, consider the following dietary advice from Territory Foods Riley Rearden, LA Culinary Manager and Danielle Schaub, Culinary & Nutrition Manager, MSPH, RD.

1.) Load up on Vitamin C – Micronutrients support a healthy immune system.

2.) Limit Processed Foods – eating foods and beverages high in sugar or refined carbs, may reduce your body’s ability to ward off disease.

3.) Eat more Fruits + Veggies – which are high in vitamins, essential for immune system function to help boost your immune system.

Here are their picks on top 10 Best Immune Boosting Foods:

Berries (particularly blueberries, raspberries, elderberries). Berries are called superfoods for a reason. They may be tiny but they packed with antioxidants (beneficial for immunity, warding off toxins/cell damage, and decreasing inflammation).

Brazil Nuts– Brazil nuts have very high amounts of selenium. Studies have shown that increased amounts of selenium in our bloodstream are associated with an enhanced immune response. They also support thyroid function and the healthy fats are great for brain function.

Oysters– Oysters are very high in zinc which helps us ward off viruses and unfriendly bacteria. It also helps our bodies build and repair our cellular DNA.

Hemp Seeds– If you are plant-based, seeds are another great way to get your zinc. Hemp seeds in particular can contain up to 43% of your daily zinc recommendation. Seeds also are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, vitamins (like vitamin E), and minerals which all contribute to a healthy immune system.

Garlic – Garlic has been used by many cultures as medicinal food. One clove of garlic contains a powerhouse of calcium, potassium, and more than 100 sulfuric compounds which all help to ward off bacteria and infection. Raw garlic is most beneficial for health, so if the odor is too strong, there are supplement versions as well.

Ginger– Ginger is a potent antioxidant, and also contains magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium. Studies have suggested that ginger has antimicrobial properties that could help kill viruses.

Oregano – Oregano is an antibiotic super-herb that contains thymol and carvacrol (known to fight infections), as well as tons of antioxidants. Its great in its whole form, but for a powerful immune protectant, try oregano oil as well. I will warn you, the taste of the oil is very potent, but it’s worth it.

Red Bell Peppers – Oranges may be the poster child for vitamin C, but a cup of chopped red bell peppers will provide you with 3 times more vitamin C than an orange. Not to mention it’s a great source of Vitamin A which is great for your vision.

Shiitake Mushrooms– mushrooms in general are nutritional and medicinal powerhouses, but a study by the American College of Nutrition concluded that shiitake mushrooms can improve the efficiency of the immune system, improve gut immunity, and decrease inflammation.

Cinnamon– studies suggest that cinnamon may protect us against viral infection. It contains bioactive phytochemicals such as cinnamaldehyde and eugenol that are known to be antibacterial.


One way to incorporate a consistent intake of immune boosting foods, is to consider a meal delivery services like Territory Foods where all meals are 73% plant-forward and are rich in quality and nutrition. They just launched specific meals to their offering that are rich in Vitamin C and immune boosting ingredients. It’s a healthy alternate to excessive take out and/or helps avoid trips to the grocery store.

The new COVID-19 bill

Shared via Children’s Defense Fund-

Late last night, the Senate passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that represents an important step toward helping to meet the needs of children and families, the health care system, and states incurring huge new costs in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The package includes many provisions which will begin to help ease the burdens of this crisis for millions of children and families across the country, including:

  • Putting money directly in the hands of low- and middle-income earners with one time cash payments of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child
  • Supporting families facing housing insecurity with grants for homelessness assistance, an increase in funding to support low-income renters, and protections against foreclosures and evictions
  • Providing temporary shelter and services to youth experiencing homelessness
  • Making sure that as this crisis continues and more families qualify for food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), they can access it
  • Providing child care assistance to essential personnel responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in communities and some assistance to other child care providers impacted by the crisis
  • Supporting local school systems and higher education institutions so that they can continue to provide high-quality education for their students
  • Safeguarding children by extending services to prevent maltreatment and assist victims of family violence
  • Extending the benefits of unemployment insurance for those whose jobs have been impacted

Coronavirus price gouging complaints for 900 businesses. Here’s how to file a report


New Jersey’s top law enforcement official announced the state is taking aggressive steps to crack down on such measures with more than 1,400 price gouging complaints.

“We know that this is a concern to many people,” state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday at a daily coronavirus briefing.

“To date, our Division of Consumer Affairs has received over 1,400 COVID-19 related complaints concerning some 900 distinct business locations across New Jersey,” Grewal said. “Let me tell you that our investigators have been on top of this. They’re working with our county partners to complete about 350 inspections to date.”

“We’ve issued about 160 cease-and-desist letters and served nearly 30 subpoenas,” he added. “The complaints that we received included allegations that details are unfairly raising prices on surgical masks, on hand sanitizers, on disinfecting sprays and wipes, food, bottled water and similar items.”

Grewal said many of the investigations have determined that prices at New Jersey stores have increased appropriately after suppliers hiked prices for retailers.

“We have to remain vigilant,” he said. “I will guarantee you, absolutely guarantee you, that additional fraud cases are going to come.”

Grewal’s statement came the same day Murphy announced Monday that New Jersey now has at least 2,844 known coronavirus cases with 27 deaths as officials announced 935 new positive tests on the same day the second state-run testing site opened in Monmouth County and quickly hit capacity due to overwhelming demand.

“There is a special place in hell for people who take advantage of this health crisis,” Murphy said. “There sure is heck no time for it in the war that we’re under.”

Residents are able to file a complaint about price gouging on the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs website.

The governor also said people should expect New Jersey schools to be closed for an “extended period of time” as the state continues to respond to the pandemic.



While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Adventure Aquarium, we are committed to putting the health and safety of our team members, animals, and guests first. Doing our part to help prevent further spread of the illness in our community is important to us, and therefore we will be temporarily closing to the public effective Monday, March 16, 2020 as a precautionary measure and are planning on reopening on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Our devoted animal husbandry teams and essential personnel will continue to maintain the vital systems and processes that ensure the highest level of care for the animals and aquatic life here at Adventure Aquarium. These team members have been trained on hygiene policies, social distancing methods, and have access to personal protective gear. Additional team members, who cannot work remotely, will receive paid leave.

During this time, we will continue to follow recommendations of public health officials and monitor the situation with regular updates posted to our website, adventureaquarium.com, and on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages. We will work with guests to reschedule their visit or refund tickets as needed.

For further details, please call us at 844-474-FISH (3474) and visit adventureaquarium.com for FAQs pertaining to the temporary closure.

Adventure Aquarium continues to watch the conditions within the area, consult with its medical experts, and follow CDC guidelines. The aquarium will communicate any additional changes should they occur.


Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition. Open daily.  For more information, visit AdventureAquarium.com.

Coronavirus, The Olympics, and At Home Testing

Sharing this information with you via the NYTimes, hope it helps. Stay safe!

What it will take to stop the coronavirus

If the U.S. is to repeat the success of countries like China and South Korea in containing the epidemic, health experts say it will require extraordinary coordination and money from leaders as well as near-total cooperation from the public.
Our health reporter Donald McNeil writes: “If it were possible to wave a magic wand and make all Americans freeze in place for 14 days while sitting six feet apart, epidemiologists say, the whole epidemic would sputter to a halt.”
Here are the latest updates and maps of the pandemic.
In other developments:
■ President Trump said major disaster declarations were underway for California, New York and Washington, the three states hardest hit by the virus. With more than 15,000 confirmed cases, New York State now accounts for roughly 5 percent of the world’s total tally.
■ Senate Democrats blocked action on a nearly $2 trillion government rescue package, which they said failed to adequately protect workers or impose strict enough restrictions on bailed-out businesses. Another vote is scheduled for this morning.
■ In a partial reaction to the political stalemate, global markets fell again today. Here are the latest updates.
■ Mr. Trump has declined to use his authority to commandeer private industry to produce medical supplies, counting instead on a market-driven response. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York appealed on Sunday for the federal government to take over distribution of critical goods.
■ Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan suggested today that the Summer Olympics in Tokyo might need to be postponed, hours after Canada and Australia threatened to boycott the Games. The International Olympic Committee has said it will decide within four weeks whether to delay or scale down the event.
■ Nearly 70 drugs may be effective in treating the virus, researchers reported. Some medications are already used to treat other diseases, and repurposing them may be faster than trying to invent a new drug, the scientists said.
■ A lost or reduced sense of smell and taste has emerged as a telltale sign of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.
■ Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, became the first senator to test positive for the virus. He went about his routine for days after being tested.
■ Germany barred public gatherings of more than two people, except for families, and Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was going into isolation because her doctor had tested positive for the virus.
“The Daily”: Today’s episode is about the pandemic’s effects on the Democratic presidential primary.
The Times is providing free access to much of our coronavirus coverage, and our Coronavirus Briefing newsletter — like all of our newsletters — is free. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription.

Coronavirus Updates: Have You Heard About The New Symptoms To Be Aware Of?

• A potential sign of coronavirus: Doctors caution that sensory loss may be a sign of COVID-19. “There have been a rapidly growing number of reports of a significant increase in the number of patients presenting with anosmia in the absence of other symptoms,” the president of the British Rhinological Society wrote. If you experience sensory loss, you should call your doctor and self-isolate. 

• New York becomes center of U.S. outbreak: New York has more than 20,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the majority of U.S. cases. New York now accounts for 5% of cases worldwide. The spike in cases is 

• Congress stalls on economic relief: Almost $2 trillion in economic relief is stalled in the Senate due to disagreements between republicans and democrats. Democrats say the bill does not allocate enough to households, hospitals and health professionals.

• Buyer beware: The FDA warns against at-home COVID-19 testing kits as three companies prepare to sell mail-order testing kits. None of the kits are FDA-approved.

• Around the world: India expands its lockdown to cover almost all 1.3 billion of its residents. German chancellor Angela Merkel tests negative after coming in contact with a doctor who tested positive. The chancellor will be tested again in a few days. Spain plans to extend its state of emergency 15 days as the country’s death toll rises.

Shared via “The Mighty”, hope this helps during these crazy times! Stay safe and PLEASE isolate.