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    An Endocannabinoid (ECS) Guide to Systems Wholeness for Women

    Don't allow yourself to be debilitated by stress. Women are highly susceptible to the effects of stress on overall wellbeing. You can learn to adapt in healthy ways and develop resilience to help set the stage for thriving!


    Change is stress, requiring the need to be resilient, to adapt! To survive, our biology needs continual adjustments - intended to be temporary with a return to set points. Our bodies have an exquisite and relatively unknown system that enables this homeostasis, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system provides that we: Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect and Forget. In today's stressful world we can use all the help we can get in restoring our set points: mentally, emotionally and physically.


    There is help at hand! In Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect, Forget, Naturopathic Doctor, researcher and herbalist and women's health specialist of 30 years, Dr. Michelle Sexton, helps you to untangle the roots of 'dis-ease'. These roots often began before you were born as a result of stress or trauma that affected your ancestors- even generations prior to your birth. Using a toolkit of holistic and integrative practices you can go beyond simply surviving to thriving! The endocannabinoid system (ECS) will be your guide to healing the body/mind, treating the cause and addressing the whole person for optimal health across the lifespan.


    Inside Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect, Forget you will find:

    • Endocannabinoid system 101: Understand this homeostatic system and its many roles in insuring survival.
    • Health Issues specific to women: How to tone the ECS for thriving, not simply surviving.
    • Integrative medicine approaches: Develop a well-rounded botanical, nutritional, lifestyle and supplement-based toolkit to enhance your health, prevent illness and promote healthy aging.
    • Body-Mind fluency: Increase your sense of interoception: the ability to interpret warning signals from inside your body. You can become disconnected from these signals due to past or present trauma.
    • Homeostasis: Gather a diverse toolkit, available at your disposal, to evaluate your homeostasis, stress resilience and body/mind connection.

    Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect, Forget is a gateway to botanical and natural medicines and approaches that can help bring your systems biology back online.

    Let this be a first step of your journey

    from surviving to thriving in the modern world!

    Eat Sleep Relax Protect Forget

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    "Eat, Sleep, Relax, Forget, Protect"

    "Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect, Forget is a treasure chest of priceless information. In a refreshing fashion that is professional, practical, and personal, Dr. Sexton shares her intimate knowledge of the endocannabinoid system as well as holistic healing, guiding us all on a path to wellness. She presents complex well-researched science in an easily digestible fashion- honest and human. The illustrative cases, herbal allies and yoga chakra associations facilitate our ability to put the elegant science to work in our journey towards thriving. "


    Donald I. Abrams, MD,

    Integrative Oncologist, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative
    Health, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California San Francisco.


    “In "Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect, Forget”, Dr. Michelle Sextontakes a walk through the Endocannabinoid System from a unique perspective of THE WHOLE PATIENT! ….the way we ALL should practice medicine! I love the way she carefully weaves the ECS and its functional elements with body/mind activity, women’s health related functions and other general disorders. She then wraps the research-based descriptions in brilliant and personal discussions of the complimentary approaches: terpenes, herbal allies and a fantastic take on the chakras to complete the cycle. It’s a reader-friendly venerable self-help book for cannabis use for wellness in 2023 that MEN and WOMEN should read!!!"


    Genester Wilson-King, MD FACOG

    MedicalDirector Victory Rejuvenation Center, Lake Mary FL, Vice President Society of Cannabis
    Clinicians, Special Advisory Board, Association for Cannabis Health Equity and
    Medicine, BOD Doctors 4 Drug Policy Reform


    “What a great title - Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect, Forget - those are action words chosen by researcher Vincenzo Di Marzo in 1998 to describe the recently discovered endocannabinoid system (ECS). Dr. Michelle Sexton has brilliantly used those words as chapter headings to describe this incredibly complex molecular signaling system’s role in helping us attain, maintain and/or regain health or homeostasis. This book not only helps us understand how the ECS functions throughout our bodies and why cannabis has such a wide range of therapeutic value, but it also provides guidance in the care and feeding of the ECS to promote individual health. This is a great book for those who strive for optimal health and a must read for nurses whose primary purpose is to help patients heal and achieve optimal wellness.” 


    Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN

    President& Co-founder, Patients Out of Time, FoundingMember, American Cannabis Nurses Association, President& Founding Member, the Academy of Cannabis Education


    "So many women,myself included, have chronic health issues we’ve been told have no real treatments. If you’ve been searching for solutions beyond just living with the pain,

    this book is for you.


    Eat, Sleep, Relax,Forget, Protect is a phenomenally helpful guide for women looking to improve their well-being by improving endocannabinoid function. The book delves into the science of the endocannabinoid system and how it impacts women’s health, while also giving helpful suggestions on how to help it heal and thrive. Beyond just advice on using cannabis for healing, this guide offers a variety of other natural methods like herbal remedies, yoga, and mindfulness, to restore ourendocannabinoid system to a healthy place."


    Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD

    Journalist and educator focused on bringing scientifically-backed cannabis
    education and content to the public. Emily is a regular contributor to Forbes and other publications.

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    Dr. Michelle Sexton

    Naturopathic Doctor, Women's and Integrative Health Expert and Cannabis Researcher

    Dr Sexton has spent her lifetime in love witih botanical medicines. She had the privilege of being able to formally study the endocannabinoid system, the human biology that helps us survive! Reach out for information about appearing at your event, to educate, illuminate and teach your audience to thrive!