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Dr Hillary Lampers is a Naturopathic doctor based in Boseman, Montana; with a small clientele in Snohomish, Washington. She is married to Ryan Lampers and they have two daughters. Ryan and Hillary have a great podcast which I listen to called Hunt Harvest Health.
One of my favorite episodes of their show is the show where Hillary reads a blog post of hers called My Husband’s Mistress. The premise of the blog is her dealing with the absence of her husband during long bowhunting trips. Ultimately, she comes to grips with the fact that he is doing something positive for both him and their family.
My first question is - How can backpackers get Vitamin “I” out of their packs?
She recommends some herbs for inflammationor muscle skeletal problems like Turmeric and Boswellia. She is very pro CBD which can fix a swelling issue over time. Ibuprofen or Aspirin can give the body a quick coverup, but will never fix the issue. Hillary relates CBD to a food. People, who have an inflammation issue, should use a CBD daily in order to
Diet before and during a backpacking trip is another great way to help with inflammation. Cutting out sugar will help tremendously. “Create a plentiful plant diet with adequate protein and lots of good fats,” she tells us. Fats can help with inflammation so eat plenty of extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, and a good Omega 3 source like Krill or fish oil.
How Often should people use CBD in order for it to help?
Matt Kleman was on the Hunt Harvest Health Podcast episode 74 talking about the medicinal benefits of Cannabis. He recommends you use CBD like a food, daily, in order to fill your receptors and give your body what it needs. Once your body gets enough, you will not need to take as much.
So CBD will need to be taken a month or two before you have a big hike or backpacking trip in order to assure you body will be ready for the inflammation.
Be on the lookout for Kleman’s CBD on http://huntharvesthealth.com where they will be selling a THC FREE CBD.
What are your tips for making a green drink to use on the trail?
Most of the green drinks made to mix with water on the market toady are freeze-dried. The best way to make your own would be to create a powder after dehydrating using a blender.
You still need to choose the right mix for yourself. It is important that you enjoy what you ingest. Most greens are bitter, so keep that in mind.
Other meals can easily be procured with a dehydrator. Kevlar bags are what her husband uses on the trail to rehydrate the meals in the bag.
What do you think about using kinesio tape?
Dr Hillary Lampers has used the tape herself and thinks it helps a lot. It will give pressure and security to the area and allows the muscles to work better.
Hikers may have a few places they might want to use kinesiology tape. The shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are all easy places to use the tape.
Do you have any ideas for foot pain while hiking?
Every person is so different, so this was a hard question to answer vaguely. Understand your own feet and how the flexibility and bones work for your style of walking.
What happens to your center of gravity when you have a pack on your back. Shoes are made as on boot or shoe and they are not set up for multiple people’s issues. Keep your feet dry and aired out for best case scenario.
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