The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore The World of Cannabidiol

The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore The World of Cannabidiol

by Jamie Evans
The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore The World of Cannabidiol

The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore The World of Cannabidiol

by Jamie Evans


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Discover new ways to live a healthy life by incorporating cannabidiol (CBD) into your daily routines.

Whether you are seeking information on making your own CBD self-care products, how to cook with CBD, or how to administer CBD to your pet, The Ultimate Guide to CBD makes for the perfect introduction.

You’ll start by learning the basics—including the most current science in the field of CBD research. Since there are many ways to use cannabidiol, you’ll also learn the differences between each application, with a detailed look at CBD oils, flower, ready-made beverages, tinctures, isolates, concentrates, capsules, salves, balms, face oil, vaping, and more. A discussion on homemade versus professional-made products is included, along with tips on how to pick a trustworthy brand.

In the chapters that follow, you’ll be able to explore CBD in a variety of ways:
  • Wellness: Self-care is the ultimate practice that can benefit your life, your relationships, and your overall happiness. This chapter will encourage the reader to evaluate their own personal wellness and hygiene routines, providing information on how to best use CBD-rich skincare, bath, and body products. An overview of other complimentary soothing herbs is provided, as well a “how-to” guide for crafting CBD face masks, salves, and massage oil.
  • Beverages and Food: Find your inner mixologist with CBD beverages, from CBD mocktails and cocktails to CBD coffee, matcha, and more. Learn how to make your own CBD oil at home and go gourmet with CBD honey, olive oil, butter and other infusions to craft delicious CBD cuisine. 
  • Fitness: With opioid addiction on the rise, athletes are looking for new ways to manage pain, reduce anxiety, alleviate stress, and enhance performance. This section focuses on CBD and fitness by exploring the different ways that CBD may benefit the body during physical activities, such as yoga, running, skiing/snowboarding, and contact sports. An overview of CBD supplements and relief balms, as well as a “how-to” guide to making a post-workout balm to relieve sore muscles.
  • Pets and Other Uses: It turns out that our four-legged friends may also benefit from CBD. Learn how to safely share CBD with dogs and cats for anxiety reduction and pain management. 
With all this and more, including expert spotlights featuring some of the top names in CBD-related businesses, this is the go-to resource you’ve been looking for.

The Ultimate Guide to… series offers comprehensive beginner’s guides to discovering a range of mind, body, spirit topics, including tarot, divination, crystal grids, numerology, witchcraft, chakras, aromatherapy, and more. Filled with beautiful illustrations and designed to give easy access to the information you’re looking for, each of these references provides simple-to-follow expert guidance as you learn and master your practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592339266
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Series: Ultimate Guide to... Series , #8
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.15(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a culinary-meets-cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that's focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. She is an author, entrepreneur, and writer specializing in cannabis, CBD, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world.

As a well-known CBD and cannabis personality, Jamie is best known for her literary work and signature canna-culinary events. She’s also a contributor to POPSUGAR, MARY Magazine, and The Clever Root magazine, specializing in lifestyle features for the modern consumer. Jamie is the co-editor of GoldLeaf's acclaimed cannabis Cooking Journal and the author of the CBD lifestyle book, The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol (Fair Winds Press).

As an industry leader, Jamie was named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018 and as a 2018 Innovatorby SevenFifty Daily. She was also recognized as one of Green Market Report’s “Most Important Women in Weed” in 2020.

Alongside her work in the cannabis space, Jamie is a Certified Specialist of Wine with over a decade of wine industry experience. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries including Jackson Family Wines, Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, and more, she is well known for producing high-end events and developing top-notch public relations, marketing, and hospitality programs. Jamie has been featured in dozens of different articles and TV segments including Food & Wine, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Cheddar TV, Wine Enthusiast, Robb Report, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, ABC, and High Times, among many others.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Welcome to a New Era of Wellness

Chapter 1 Getting Started with CBD 13

Achieve Balance by Finding a CBD Product That's Right for You

This is CBD 13

CBD & Your Body 18

Hemp-Derived CBD vs. Cannabis-Derived CBD 21

Featuring Charlotte Palermino

How to Use CBD 24

CBD & Other Medications 30

Featuring Dr. Michele Ross, Ph.D.

Introduction to Dosing 31

The High Art of Microdosing 33

Featuring Marcia Gagliardi

How to Choose a Trustworthy Brand 35

Working with CBD Oil 36

Chapter 2 DIY with CBD 41

Explore CBD-Rich Flower and Creole Your Own CBD Infusions at Home

CBD-Rich Flower 42

Understanding CBD:THC Ratios 46

Featuring Elise McRoberts

Decarboxylation and Infusions 48

Dosing Calculations 51

Activating CBD and THC, Plus Other Important Boiling Points 54

Mastering CBD Tinctures 56

Featuring Gillian Levy

Mastering CBD Infusions 60

Chapter 3 CBD & Self-Care 67

Enhance Your Beauty, Fitness, and Sex Life with CBD

Self-Care 101 67

Secrets to Optimizing CBD for Self-Care 70

Featuring Kimberfy Dillon

CBD & Skin Care 73

What You Need to Know about CBD Beauty Products 76

Featuring Claudia Mata

CBD & Fitness 78

How to Incorporate CBD into Your Yoga Practice 80

Featuring Dee Dussault

CBD & Sex 83

Getting Intimate with CBD 86

Featuring Cyo Nystrom & Rachel Washtien

Tips and Tricks for Creating Self-Care Products at Home 87

Self-Care Recipes 88

Chapter 4 CBD & Beverages 101

Find Your Inner Mixologist with CBD Beverages

Infused Beverages 101 101

Mixing CBD into Your Favorite Drinks 108

Creating CBD Bitters at Home 112

Featuring John Korkidis

Tips and Tricks for Creating Infused Beverages 115

The Perfect CBD Mocktail 119

Featuring Rachel Burkons

The Perfect CBD Cocktail 142

Featuring Warren Bobrow

Chapter 5 CBD & Cooking 145

Get Creative in the Kitchen with CBD

Infused Foods 101 146

Cooking with Cannabis and Hemp Products 148

Mixing CBD into Your Favorite Foods 151

The Sous Vide Method 154

Featuring Monica Lo

Pairing Cannabis with Food and Wine 156

Tips and Tricks for Creating Infused Cuisine 158

Everything You Need to Know about CBD Olive Oil 160

Featuring Yannick Crespo

Cooking & Entertaining with CBD, THC, and Other Components of Cannabis 164

Featuring Chef Coreen Carroll

Preparing Vegan Cuistne & Exploring Cannabis Pairings 172

Featuring Chef Holden Jogger

Mastering Infused Recipes with International Flavors 182

Featuring Chef Calvin Eng

Chapter 6 CBD & Family 189

How to Share CBD with Your Loved Ones

6 Things Your Family Members Should Know about CBD 190

CBD & Children 192

CBD: Alternative Medicine for Adults and Children 194

Featuring Dr. Shivani Amin

CBD & Pet Care 195

Finding Safe & Reliable CBD Products for Pets 200

Featuring Amanda Howland

CBD & Seniors 201

Resources 206

Works Cited 209

About the Author 217

Acknowledgments 218

Index 221

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