18 11, 2020

The History of CBD

By | 2020-12-21T15:41:40+00:00 November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Although the medicinal benefits of CBD have only become mainstream over the past few years, they are far from a recent discovery. Cannabis has been used to treat all sorts of ailments for centuries, with the first documented case dating all the way back to 2727 BC when Chinese Emperor Shen Nung used infused tea to help ease his various ailments.   19th Century It was only in 1839, when Irish researcher William O’Shaughnessy published his study about the plant’s therapeutic effects, that people began to realise the potential of CBD. He didn’t know it then, but this would unlock [...]

3 11, 2020

Using Meditation To Ease Anxiety

By | 2020-12-21T15:42:42+00:00 November 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lots of people are experiencing anxiety and stress at the moment. Health and money worries are causing sleepless nights for many and it can be easy to let your mind run away with you. During these trouble times, it’s even more important to look after your mental health and one of the ways to do this is through meditation. In this blog we take a look at meditation and how it could help to calm your mind and ease anxiety.   What is Meditation Meditation is a type of mental exercise that improves focus and can help with relaxation. Often [...]

25 10, 2020

The Importance of Routine During Lockdown

By | 2020-12-21T15:48:41+00:00 October 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Britain has announced new, unprecedented shutdown measures in the fight against COVID-19. The majority of the UK now confined to their homes, and should only leave to shop for essential items, exercise once a day or for urgent medical care. Most of us agree that the measures are necessary, but it is a scary and confusing time for many and over the course of the next few weeks is sure to affect people’s mental health. For some it may be loneliness, isolation and feeling cut off from the world. Others are juggling work, childcare and home life all within a [...]

16 10, 2020

Improving Mental Health with Mindfulness

By | 2020-12-21T15:48:19+00:00 October 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you’re feeling anxious and stressed out at the moment, you’re certainly not alone. A recent poll of UK adults found that even before social distancing measures as many as six in 10 people were experiencing higher than normal levels of anxiety. And post lockdown, it’s likely that even more people will be feeling panicked and unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic. In a series of blogs, we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at ways you can limit the negative impact of the current situation on your mental health. The first of these being the practice of mindfulness.   What [...]

4 10, 2020

Ways to Limit Self-Isolation Anxiety

By | 2021-01-04T14:27:21+00:00 October 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With the recent government advice telling people to stay at home as much as possible to control the spread of COVID-19, there’s understandably a lot of fear around the topic right now. Those who experience depression and anxiety can often feel isolated even without the strict restrictions, and for the 5% of the population affected by health anxiety, it’s certainly a troubling time. Here are some ideas for those who are experiencing higher levels of distress, which could help you to relax and unwind. Of course, if you’re feeling very low it’s really important to seek the advice of medical [...]

11 03, 2020

What’s the difference between THC and CBD?

By | 2020-03-11T17:19:31+00:00 March 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the most frequently asked questions about DR CBD Rx is ‘will it get me high’ and the answer is simple - no. The element of the cannabis plant that creates euphoric feeling or ‘high’ is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and DR CBD Rx is one of the few brands on the market to be produced with guaranteed 0% THC. Here, the pharmacist and creator behind DR CBD Rx, Tom Chapman explains more about the two different elements. “Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are compounds that are extracted from the cannabis plant. “Both compounds can have a positive effect on [...]

3 03, 2020

Using CBD Oil For Insomnia

By | 2020-03-03T10:54:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that effects 31% of people in the UK, with symptoms like trouble getting to sleep, waking up often during the night and finding it hard to go back to sleep again. Lack of a good night sleep is often caused by anxiety and stress, but ironically being tired can make these problems worse. So, you can see that it’s easy to get stuck in a vicious cycle. First, it’s important to understand what’s causing your lack of sleep. Is it because you have a lot of external factors going on that is causing you stress? [...]

13 02, 2020

Seasonal Affective Disorder

By | 2020-02-13T10:16:43+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter brings feelings of festive joy and warmth for many of us, those who love the thought of wrapping up in a blanket at night and holding a cup of hot chocolate. Others are less excited by the colder months as they recognise that winter will often brings feelings of depression and anxiety - more commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.   What is SAD?   Not to be mistaken for the winter blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a common condition that affects around one in three people in the UK. It’s a type of depression that arises [...]

30 01, 2020

Spotting the Signs of Stress

By | 2020-01-30T16:16:06+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We all have to deal with stressful situations from time to time and, mostly, we’re able to cope without too much disruption to our daily lives. Occasionally though, things can get on top of us and stress can begin to have a negative impact. In this situation, spotting the early signs and taking steps to relieve the pressure can prevent us from spiralling into more deep-seated mental health problems. Stress can manifest itself in many different ways, from physical symptoms like migraines, muscle pain or skin rashes, to feelings of hopelessness and desperation. It’s important to listen to your body [...]

30 01, 2020

Do You Have One of the Top 20 Most Stressful Jobs in the World?

By | 2020-01-30T16:17:05+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives and for most people, work is a huge contributor. According to recent studies, over 40% of UK residents of working age are on the verge of ‘burnout’, with two thirds of those blaming their job for the issue. Workload, culture, bullying, worrying about performance, job security, pay and poor working conditions are just some of the things that can cause us to become stressed about work. Tom Chapman, the pharmacist behind DR CBD Rx says, “Certain people are naturally more able than others to cope with the strains of their job [...]


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