I founded Nature's Gem CBD to be a health and wellness educational resource, and provide quality, USDA Certified Organically Sourced CBD products for others to use along their health and wellness journey.
Living with chronic pain stinks. Living with someone in chronic pain is also difficult. Living with fibromyalgia can be lonely and frustrating. I'm lucky, I am able to manage my symptoms most of the time. I never thought I'd feel better and want to help those struggling and living with a chronic illness or pain. My door is always open as a support and resource you can reach out to so please don't hesitate to email me. You are not alone. Your friend, Lisa Baskfield
Life Before Fibromyalgia
Prior to my illness, I was loving life! I led an active and athletic lifestyle (my passions were running marathons, triathlons, mountain biking, golfing), I loved working out and getting the endorphins going, was a single mom with an awesome daughter, had my own CPA firm, volunteered in my community, presented programs to soldiers before and after deployment, a national and local leader, and a spokesperson in my profession.In early 2009 that all began changing....
I was having excruciating pain that could not be explained by an injury or treated with over the counter medicines. I started journaling what was going on with my body as my health continued to rapidly deteriorate. I'd get up in the morning, then one hour later my day was done. I couldn't sleep, had no energy, dropped to 115 lbs (I'm 5.8"), in pain constantly, I lost my balance, and became depressed. My body was shutting down on me. I spent over a year sick on the sofa. I lost “me” – body, mind and soul. After extensive testing at the Mayo Clinic, which I am thankful for but never want to repeat, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia and Life Changes
Due to my deteriorated health, I had to sell my company, give up my career, and change my lifestyle and diet. I was prescribed narcotic medications as my symptoms were so severe. Although the medications helped me somewhat to manage my fibromyalgia symptoms, the side effects were unpleasant....... and I hated it. However, I wasn't going to give up. Over the years I learned to accept having Fibromyalgia. I didn't like it, but I realized it wasn't going away. I had to accept new changes in my life and started to create a new "Lisa version 2.0".
In 2017, while training with master pilates instructors Connie and Carly Borho, they mentioned CBD and it’s potential benefits to me. With the help of my daughter, who worked as a researcher at the National Institute of Health at the time, I began reading research articles and understanding CBD, why it works, how it works, and potential interactions with my medication. After hundreds of hours researching, I tried CBD oil under my tongue. I kept a journal noting my CBD doses, and the effects on my body and health. I honestly thought it wouldn't work or last long, and waited for the other shoe to drop. I was wrong.
Nature's Gem Educational Approach and Philosophy
When I started my CBD journey, it was confusing and scary. Store employees were not well versed on products, I didn't how much to take, or what dose to begin with. After I figured it out for me, I knew I didn't want others to have the same experience I did. In order to do that, we took a proactive approach to talk with people live, one on one, and also through our site.
We've spoken and educated thousands and thousands of people as a sponsor for Grandma's Marathon, Rugged Maniac Races and Warrior Dash Races. We are approved exhibitor at the elite expos at: Chicago Marathon, Twin Cities Marathon, Grandma's Marathon and Indy 500 Festival. We also attend several women's expos and continue adding to our list.
Trusting Nature's Gem CBD
Knowing who to trust in this CBD industry is the top concern for us and our customers. As a CPA, being a trusted advisor with ethics and integrity is always the #1 priority. At Nature’s Gem, these same values are supported and adhered to through our culture, careful research, analysis, support team and controls. We are passionate about the perks CBD offers our bodies, and want our customers to enhance their health and wellness benefits through our products and education.
CBD is not a cure all and not for everyone. Anyone saying that to you, in our opinion, is being dishonest.
Our CBD products should be thought of as one piece to consider adding to your whole body health and wellness regime. Please reach out to us below if you wish to discuss your health journey and answer questions.