Health Tips for Weed Smokers

By following our health tips weed smokers can stay high and healthy.

Smoke weed, take vitamins, and repeat. Do you ever feel run down and not know why? Do you find that you are more susceptible to colds? Do your gums get irritated? Maybe it's because you smoke too much pot. Smoking too much pot can have an effect on your physical as well as your mental state. And since we all want to stay in the best physical state possible while enjoying the lifes tyle, there are some things about smoking weed and health that we should know about. What you don’t know can hurt you.

Marijuana and hash deplete the level of Vitamin C in your body. Did you know that a deficiency of Vitamin C can give you the problems mentioned above? It can also slow down your healing rate, give you headaches and pains in your joints, and cause nausea and vomiting. Losing your teeth and hair? Vitamin C deficiency may be the culprit. It may even cause death.

Smoke Yourself Scurvy

Marijuana and hash deplete the level of Vitamin C in your body. Did you know that a deficiency of Vitamin C can give you the problems mentioned above? It can also slow down your healing rate, give you headaches and pains in your joints, and cause nausea and vomiting. Losing your teeth and hair? Vitamin C deficiency may be the culprit. It may even cause death.

In fact, Vitamin C deficiency, better known as scurvy, may have been responsible for Britain's losing the Revolutionary War. The Redcoats lost quite a number of their naval forces to scurvy. Three months at sea without their usual Vitamin C source from fresh fruit, and they started dropping like flies. Eventually, they found out what the problem was, and started carrying fresh limes on the voyages, hence their nickname, limeys. Now there one of those, “Wow, i never knew that” moments. Moral of the story here is, you don't want to end up getting scurvy, it's gross. So if you smoke everyday, or multiple times a day, take a supplement. 

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Blue Pill or Red Pill?

Now, stop self diagnosing and step away from the Web MD. Don't go thinking that you can just take a handful of different vitamins and you'll be a-okay no matter what you put in your body. That is foolish, and it's dangerous. People have died from overdoses of vitamins...I think. But it's really quite simple to correct the vitamin levels in your body if you know what you are doing.

To know what you’re doing, you have to understand a little about vitamins themselves and a lot about nutrition. There are basically five categories that food can be classified in: vitamins, minerals, fat, protein, and starches and sugars. Ideally, you should have a balanced diet of all five. But chances are, if you eat like most other people in America (and people with the munchies are the worst), you don't have a balanced diet.

Vitamins can be divided into two types—fat soluble and water soluble. Fat soluble vitamins (Vitamins A, D, E) can be dangerous if you take too many. They tend to collect in some of the organs of the body. Practically all of the scare stories you’ve heard concerning vitamins are about fat solubles. If these vitamins are taken in certain proportions to each other, they can become toxic.

Water soluble vitamins, on the other hand, are practically harmless. These vitamins (Vitamin C and the B vitamins) pass through your body quickly and safely, and your body disposes rapidly what you don’t use. Since these vitamins pass through so quickly, they need to be replaced every day. And if smoking depletes your daily intake of Vitamin C, you have the start of Vitamin C deficiency.

Trippin' on Vitamin B

B Vitamin deficiency, usually caused by the use of hallucinogens such as mushrooms is also a serious disease. Several hundred thousand poor whites and blacks living exclusively on cheap, non-nourishing starches were driven into a very real insanity by their dietary habits. Pellagra, which has almost been wiped out now that more is known about vitamins, was a form of schizophrenia brought about by deficiency of the B Vitamins. Its victims could often be seen wandering the Southern countryside dazed and hallucinating, having no idea what was happening to their lives and their minds.

To avoid even a slight chance of this happening to you, you should take vitamin supplements every day, especially if you smoke marijuana often. The best dosage to take is a one-tablet-a-day pill. This contains all the vitamins you need for one day, and helps keep your vitamin level above the point where it will become depleted from smoking. As an added measure you should also take a 500 mg. tablet of Vitamin C every day.

Quality Over Quantity

But really, vitamins are hardly enough to maintain your health. Vitamin supplements are just that—supplements. Your body requires solid food to keep working. Do not substitute vitamin tablets for meals. For one thing, they are not assimilated into the body properly if you have an unbalanced diet. Another reason is that you will not be getting other essentials, such as minerals, fats, proteins, starches and sugar.

Starches and sugar are well known to anyone who has ever had the munchies; pizzas, cakes, candies, sodas. You know, all the things that Americans love. So much so, that Americans consume 150 times as much sugar as almost any other nation with a traditional diet. Americans also have a diet that is from between 30% and 50% starch. 'Murica!

These figures prove the old saying “Diet is either directly or indirectly responsible for all human illnesses.” Starch is making us a country of diabetics, and insomniacs. We are suffering from colitis, cancer of the colon, coronaries, tooth decay, and acne. And we can't forget the real winner, obesity. Sugar is a cheap high. It gives us in mediate energy which our bodies don’t have to work for. This causes body signals to get mixed up and the brain begins to malfunction. Doctors say that what once were thought to be common fainting spells are now recognized as blood sugar attacks. It is estimated that one out of every five Americans get these “fainting spells.”

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Manage Your Munchies

Your munchies that are mostly starches and sugars contain no natural fibers. Natural fibers clear out the leftover food, food additives, and pollutants from our intestines. Without the cleansing, the chemicals that collect there simply stay and rot our insides. The only sources of natural fiber are fresh fruit, vegetables, and unprocessed grain. Remember that next time you're munched out. Also remember that pizza, chocolate cake, etc., don't have these fibers. In fact, they make us fat and pimply. Starches and sugars, especially those processed, refined kinds are so simple to digest that they pass through the digestive system without the body doing any work. The excess oils float to our faces and excess carbohydrates go to our stomachs. But worst of all, the saturated fats used in producing these nutritional monstrosities collect on the insides of our arteries, and cause heart trouble. And this heart trouble is hitting younger and younger people

Don't fear, staying health, and enjoying cannabis is easier than your think. Just eat the right kind of foods (fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, milk and eggs) and stay away from the junky, high starch and sugar content foods. And if you're doing some serious toking, don't forget your vitamins. You'll start to look and feel better and have much more energy if you take care of yourself. It will hit you just how pasty-looking and out of shape people who don’t take care of themselves look. Remember, be good to your body and your body will be good to you. Stay stoned and stay healthy.

The Vegan Stoner Cookbook by Sarah Conrique & Graham I. Haynes

I know what you're thinking. What happens when the munchies kick in and all your surrounded by is junk food? Grabbing a candy bar and a bag of chips is just so easy! Well fear not, The Vegan Stoner Cookbook is here to help. The book features 100 easy-to-make recipes for stoners who want to be a little more health conscious. Satisfy your munchies with the recipes in this book and we promise you and your body will thank us later. 

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