Anxiety & Trouble Sleeping? Here’s What I Do!

This is the CBD oil I’ve been using since the end of 2020. Certified organic, made by a great company and it WORKS.

For the longest time I used to completely ignore and intentionally bypass social media “Influencers” the minute they started hawking products. I dunno why, but it really turned me off.

Several years ago I received a writing assignment from one of the magazines I work for. Low and behold the subject was “local social media influencers”. I got to pick a few of my favorites to interview and boy did I have fun.

Everyone here knows that I absolutely adore two basic things: cooking and sharing! Therefore, it only made sense for me to pick my favorite celebrity chef, Damaris Phillips, my favorite local social media icon, Morgan Tyler (used to be called: “The Southern Yogi”) and my favorite local fitness personality & philanthropist: Allison Knightlinger Cardoza.

I have to say I chose these women because of their overall positive uses of their respective social media platforms. What I found in each of them was a true passion (and honestly) about what and why they were sharing. This was one of the only pieces of writing that I became furious over how much my editors cut out for Ad space! I absolutely loved this piece and the unique inspiration each of these women has to offer. I was livid at how they hacked up such an important article.

Why am I even telling you this?

A little over a year ago one of these women turned me onto a female owned company called, Nuvita, which produces the highest and purest quality Full Spectrum CBD oils I have ever encountered. Just like a ton of others, I have always been interested in the health benefits of CBD, but confused about which are worthwhile and authentic products.

Let’s be honest. CBD oils are expensive. Nothing is more infuriating than shelling out a ton of money on a product only to find out that it’s not what it claims to be. Been there. Done that.

Over a year my husband and I took a chance with Nuvita ONLY because Morgan told us about it and we trust her. What attracted me immediately was something called “CBN Infused Full Spectrum CBD Oil”, which is a natural sleep aid and pain reliever.

Now before I ago further let me assure you that all of Nuvita’s products are hemp derived and contain less than 0.3% THC. (THC is the component in marijuana that causes one to feel “high”. These products do NOT do that.)

According to the instructions, we started off with half a dropper each night just a couple hours before bed. The first time I took it I expected not to like it because a lot of CBD oils have a super strong taste. I was pleasantly surprised that it had no taste whatsoever. I also didn’t notice any weird effect like immediate drowsiness. It didn’t make me sleepy at all, HOWEVER, from the very first night both my husband and I slept the entire night through. (Something I honestly haven’t been able to do for years.)

After about a week, we increased our dosages to a full dropper. What we realized in comparing notes is that we both felt like we were sleeping deeper, dreaming more and awaking completely rested. The bonus for me was that I realized I was feeling calmer during my days, which is incredible since I work four to five jobs and seem to be in a constant state of anxious flurry. My husband is a body builder and he has noticed he is less stiff and sore in the morning.

So it has now been almost a year. Hubs and I swear by ALL of the Nuvita products, but we continue to NEVER run out of our CBN oil. (Did that a couple of times and we definitely noticed a huge difference in our sleep quality.) We started out with the little bottle (15mL), then we graduated to the 30 mL and now we only buy the largest one (60mL). Yes. It’s pricey for us, but we both feel like it’s entirely worth it. The benefits far outweigh the cost.

We really believe in this company. (Did I mention they are rooted in service and every month they give a portion of their profits to charity? Yup, right now they are very involved in helping to fight human trafficking.)

Because we think they’re terrific AND because we actually use their products, I asked if I could work with them. (Yes, of course! I DO need ANOTHER job! LOL!) So if you’re interested in trying any of their products, you can click through the link below and check them out. Currently, my two favorite products are the CBN, which I’ve mentioned and the CBG, which I NEVER allow myself to run out of. CBG helps with anxiety, stomach issues and you can even put it on your skin to help with any skin irritations you might have.

I encourage you to click through the link: Nuvita CBD and check out their products-(they even make a CBD oil for your pets!) Don’t forget to use my code “Bobbe” to get your 10% discount and YES, if you use my code to buy something, I get a small percentage of each sale and THAT helps me in a MAJOR way! 🥰

Happy Sleeping! ❤️

Shop CBD with me!

Link: Nuvita CBD 10% Discount Code: Bobbe

Some of My Favorite Health Products

Everything on this page is something I’ve used on a regular basis for quite some time. My husband is a lifelong fitness enthusiast and science nerd. Most of the supplements we utilize are because he’s done all of the research on them due to health concerns.

Near the end I’ve listed some really great teas that I love. I’ve also included a coffee replacement drink called Boost Blend, that’s super delicious and full of great stuff! I know loads of people trying to get away from coffee and I’m one of them. Although I dearly love Mr. Morning Jo, I have found that limiting the caffeine I ingest helps reduce my anxiety. I’m constantly on the hunt for anything to improve my sleep quality, so limiting the caffeine also helps with this. Don’t fail to check out the last two products. I consider them the best of the lot.

Come to think of it, I should do a whole blog on teas and hot drinks. I’ve only touched on a couple of our favorites. We use so many more!

Ah well, next time!

Speaking of health concerns! Back in 2009, my husband had a heart attack which resulted in the Doctor putting in a stint. For the most part he’s done very well, but his blood pressure has often been ridiculously high. Last year his cardiologist once again had concerns again about Charlie’s heart, so that set my dear husband on a mission to find a NON pharmaceutical solution.

I have to be admit to being a skeptic. For months he spoke about wanting to try superbeets, but I brushed it off. We’ve all seen the commercials. I just didn’t buy into the claim that a little chewy thing would make any difference at all. Finally, without my knowledge, he ordered a package and started taking them. He kept telling me over and over how much better they were making him feel. I still didn’t really believe it.

Fast forward a few months. He went to his next Cardiology appointment and low and behold, his blood pressure was dramatically different. It was normal. He’s been taking them ever since. WHAT!?

Here’s the link: superbeets

I am actually the one who found the “Memory and Focus Chews”. These are put out by the same company as the superbeets, so I thought I would give them a try because…

We live with and care for my 92 year old father who sometimes has clarity issues. I thought he might benefit from trying these as they actually promote memory & focus (hence the name) and also mental alertness. The ingredient list impressed me as well. I can’t tolerate anything with a lot of added sugar in it. (This only has 2 grams.)

Of course I was the Guinee pig and tried these out before giving them to my father. I am happy to report they absolutely do work. I honestly did feel more clarity when I took them! They aren’t cheap, so now my father is the only one who takes one each morning. I am happy to report, there is a noticeable difference in his memory. (I failed to mention that these somehow promote blood flow to the brain.) I swear this is why we can tell such a difference in Dad.

Bonus? They taste GREAT!

Here’s the link: Memory & Focus Chews

Did you know that almost all of us are magnesium deficient? I didn’t. That is, until I started watching Tiktok videos and then I did a deep dive into the actual research and facts behind this claim. It turns out to be true.

I kept seeing all of these people talk about how pure magnesium can improve your sleep and that it’s difficult to find magnesium supplements that actually contain the right type and in the correct concentration. That set me on a course of researching what is good about this mineral.

Turns out there are many benefits. The top five: It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps adjust blood glucose levels and it aids in the production of energy and protein.

I tried a lot of different things. First I tried a pure magnesium spray. As instructed, I sprayed it on the bottom of my feet every night before bed. Yes, it worked, but it was too harsh and caused my feet to peel. Then I tried spraying it under my arms every morning. This worked as well, and the bonus is that it’s a great deodorant, but I didn’t enjoy the stinging sensation.

Finally, I found the bath flakes. I love them. This company also makes a nighttime bath salt that I’ve used it occasionally . It is heavenly.

Here’s the link: Seven Minerals Pure Magnesium

Raise your hand if you have heard of the Amino Acid, L-Tyrosine. Anyone?


If you suffer from any type of depression, this stuff is your friend. Charlie and I take one each morning. There are no noticeable effects. This is the type of thing that you don’t notice working until you’ve forgotten to take it for a few days and are wondering why you feel so blah.

Here’s the link: L-Tyrosine

Again, thanks to Tiktok, I started to learn about pure Castor Oil. I remember someone in my family used to tell stories about the olden days, when mother’s would force a spoonful of castor oil into each of her children to keep them healthy.

This is NOT that. It’s not for consumption.

This is a therapeutic grade that I initially bought for my hair and scalp because it has a mind of its own and Castor Oil treatments help to tame it.

Additionally, Pure Castor Oil is well known to have eyelash and eyebrow enhancing benefits. When used regularly, it improves blood circulation and promotes growth so you’ll experience stronger, thicker, and healthier eyelashes and eyebrows.

Finally, I slather it on my stomach every night and it goes to work helping my stomach issues. The few occasions I’ve gotten my husband to do it, he’s reported that it really helped him. He is not a fan of how thick the oil is, however, so it’s hard to get him to use it regularly.

There are literally hundreds of uses for this stuff. Some use it as a carrier oil for essential oils and massage. Some use it as a poultice to help dissolve cysts or improve liver function. The list goes on and on.

Here’s the link: Pure Castor Oil

Trouble sleeping? We call this “Happy Tea” in our house because it literally works. About an hour before bed, we each have a cup. The valerian root is what causes the drowsiness and sense of well-being.

This tea company also makes another Nighttime tea but we have found that unless it’s the Valerian root Nighty Night tea, is doesn’t work for us. Also, for whatever reason our local stores never carry the Valerian version, so we order several boxes at a time from Amazon.

Here’s the link: Organic Nighty Night Valerian Tea

While I’m on the subject of tea! Oh my goodness there are so many out there that have such wonderful health benefits. I’ve been a tea drinker my entire life (usually just black tea), but lately we’ve been exploring the health benefits of different types of leaves.

Nettle tea is great for anyone experiencing kidney and/or prostate issues, which is why we tried this in the first place. My husband really loves the taste and so do I. He uses a little bit of local honey to sweeten his. I like mine plain.

Here are some of the benefits of Nettle Tea:

  • Keeps blood sugar and blood pressure levels in check.
  • Useful in preventing many ailments.
  • Alleviates pain.
  • Soothes allergies and skin irritation.
  • Protects kidney, urinary, and prostate health.
  • Strengthens the bones.
    • Boosts the immune system.

Here’s the link: Organic Nettle Tea

I have saved the best two items for last! Seriously!

I learned about this drink from several of my good friends on Instagram. The Allura Superfoods Boost Blend was designed to be a coffee substitute or afternoon pick-me-up for those that want to cut down on their caffeine.

A lot of people are scared to give up coffee because they don’t want the headaches that come along with giving up caffeine. I’m here to tell you that I drank this every morning for a solid month and never experienced that first headache.

PS: One of my friends actually drinks this for her hair growth. Sounds weird but it’s so healthy, it actually fortified her hair and it grew a couple of inches in a short period of time!

The ingredient list (and my curiosity) is what got me:

  • Cacao (not cocoa!): Powerful antioxidant (mainly flavanols)
  • Matcha: High in natural antioxidants
  • Beetroot: Rich in nitrates and vitamins & minerals
  • Cordyceps: Medicinal mushroom promotes energy
  • Reishi: Natice to Asia, the Reishi mushroom has been used to help enhance the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue.
  • Lion’s Mane: An adaptogenic mushroom that contains bioactive substances
  • Also contains, organic Turmeric Powder, Himalayan Sea Salt, Organic Vietnamese Cinnamon and Organic ground black pepper.

I seriously love this product so much that I became an affiliate, so If you want to try it, use my code: Bobbe for 10% off.

Here’s the Link: Allura Superfoods Boost Blend (they also sell single use packs for $20.00, which are perfect for getting started.)

Mineral Shilajit

What to say about this stuff? This is also sold by Allura Superfoods (same people that make Boost Blend). I started taking it at the exact time I was experimenting with the Boost Blend, above. In fact, just moments ago, I placed my order for some more. It lasts a very long time. The photo above illustrates the very small amount needed each day. Some people drink it just as shown above-as a tea, dissolved in hot water. I’ve never tried it this way. Instead, I dissolve mine into my Boost Blend or other hot drink.

The main benefit I’ve noted through taking just a pea-size portion of this once per day (you can take it up to 3 times daily), is better mental clarity, definitely less brain fog, great energy and general good health. This also helps improve the condition of my skin! (That’s the main reason I keep reordering it!)

What is Shilajit & Where Does it Come From?
Shilajit is a completely natural substance that is made from the decomposition of organic matter by the action of microorganisms. It is found high up in
several mountain ranges around the world, but mainly in the Himalayas. Shilajit is mostly composed of humic substances (organic matter),
including fulvic acid. It is best known for being an Ayurvedic supplement that has been used for centuries. It is a potent dietary supplement and
mainly used for restoring the energetic balance.

This stuff is NOT cheap, but it is totally worth it.

Use my code: Bobbe for 10% off.

Here’s the link: Allura superfoods Mineral Shilajit

Okay that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this tour of things we use in order to stay healthy. I promise I won’t be doing this type of thing all the time (unless you like it). It takes forever to put together!

Be on the lookout for my next recipe: Balsamic Mushrooms. I’ll be posting it shortly!