Nursing Note: Men’s Health Month

As we move into June, our attention turns to summertime fun – time with our friends and families, and outdoor activities in the beautiful New Mexico sunshine. Another important hallmark of June is Men’s Health Month. It’s a time to highlight what men do to teach, influence, and provide support for those around them. However, we would like to take … Read More

Nursing Note: Coping with Loss

As a nurse, I have had a tremendous amount of experience in dealing with death and helping others cope with death. I had to quickly learn how to personally cope with the loss of my patients, while helping their family members at the same time. Death has tremendous emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual, and financial implications, and requires the support of … Read More

What is hemp derived CBD and what can it do for me?

We would like to give you a little background about hemp derived CBD and what it means. The hemp plant and the medical cannabis plant are different varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis Sativa. Medical cannabis typically contains 3 to 25% THC on a dry-weight basis, while hemp contains less than 1 percent. Because hemp and medical cannabis share … Read More

Nursing Note: Managing Allergy Symptoms with Ocimene

Managing Allergy Symptoms with Ocimene: Spring has arrived. Weather is warming up and Mother Nature has all our New Mexican plants in blossom. With this change in climate, plants begin to deploy their reproductive tactics. This means pollen count is sky rocketing. Many of us feel the effects of this process through allergy symptoms. Itchy runny noses, sneezing and a … Read More

Nursing Note: Cannabis for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disorder that often takes years to develop, and progresses slowly in most people. With PD, the brain slowly stops producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter that contributes to normal nerve functioning, emotional regulation, and the control of body movements.   The current theory of the origins and progression of PD is called Braak’s hypothesis. According … Read More

Nursing Note: Cannabis Therapy for Arthritis

Understanding Arthritis: Arthritis is a disorder of the joints characterized by inflammation, pain, and stiffness around the joints. There are many different types of arthritis, but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones has worn away. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) takes place when your immune system mistakenly … Read More

Nursing Note: Whole Plant vs. Isolate CBD Tinctures

RN Note: Whole Plant and CBD Isolate Tinctures    Whole Plant CBD Tincture  When you hear the terms, “whole plant CBD,” you may be wondering what that means.  The term “whole plant” means that along with CBD, there are other compounds present, such as additional plant material with cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll, proteins, enzymes, alkaloids, flavonoids and carbohydrates. The other compounds offer additional benefits, such as enhanced symptom relief of pain, insomnia, … Read More

Nurse’s Note: Getting Through Flu Season

By The Verdes Nursing Team Flu season is here! Here are a few ideas to help you stay healthy: Nourish with seasonal foods. It is always preferred to get your nutrition through food sources, as opposed to supplements, when possible. This time of year the produce selection can be a bit sparse but the good news is the veggies we … Read More

Battling the Winter Blues

Is this the most wonderful or difficult time of the year for you? Seasonal depression during the colder months can feel debilitating. Luckily, there are tips that we all can follow to make the holiday season more manageable. Below are a few nursing tips on what you can do – Know the Signs of Depression Fatigue, sleep issues, irritability, anxiety, … Read More

Understanding the Entourage Effect

Entourage Effect

Why is finding a consistent solution to pain, stress, and fatigue more difficult with cannabis? Why will a product or strain work well for a while and then lessen in effectiveness? Why do you find that switching strains or combining products produces effects when once they didn’t? The frustration many people feel when they are getting to know cannabis is … Read More