Autoimmune Diseases & a Holistic Life
January 1, 2021
Agriculture | Verda Hemp Brokers

What is an Autoimmune Disease?  

Autoimmune diseases are no doubt a mystery and a phenomenon to those that face them. At a basic level, autoimmune diseases are characterized by the body’s immune cells attacking tissue that they are otherwise supposed to protect. The disease can affect essentially any and every part of the human body, leaving one to experience fatigue, joint pain, stiffness, and a variety of skin ailments. Getting a handle on what causes one’s immune system to flare up can be an exhausting process. With the burden of all of these symptoms looming, it’s important to find balance. Fortunately, there are many holistic approaches one can take to find balance in the midst of an autoimmune disease. 

Finding a Natural Balance when Faced with an Autoimmune Disease 

Currently, there are more than 50 million Americans living with autoimmune diseases. For many of these Americans, their autoimmune disease presents real challenges. Especially in discovering how to remedy the pain. Luckily, just a few small changes can lead to improved results. Changes in diet, for instance, can lead to a stronger and more resilient gut. Removing certain foods that cause inflammation and adding a probiotic to one’s daily supplement routine can allow for a more healthy group of microorganisms to exist within your gut, thus strengthening the immune system’s immune response. Likewise, those who struggle with autoimmune based arthritis can also find relief through more holistic agents. Increasing evidence pointing towards the healing properties of certain herbs and natural products that can alleviate autoimmune based arthritic symptoms. Even simply adding Vitamin D to a vitamin regimen can lead to improved regulatory immune responses. 


Getting a handle on an autoimmune disease is just as much about removing as it is about adding. Whether it be removing certain foods from one’s diet or adding a natural remedy to one’s daily routine, there are many ways to seek relief. Considering a more holistic approach to whatever autoimmune ailment you may be experiencing starts with being informed. At Verda Hemp, we are dedicated to providing resources and tools to educate on the benefits of a holistic and natural life. 

After seeing the multiple benefits that a wide variety of people have enjoyed from this plant, founders Vince Williamson and Derek Shields were moved to learn more about how they could get involved. With professional experience in contracting, Vince used his resources to obtain the proper permits in the community to find local farmers, farm land, and begin the process. Derek has been growing hemp and working with CBD since 2012. While working with different strains, he found that each one, with its ratio of cannabinoids and terpenes, has it’s own unique healing properties. This is why Verda cultivates a variety of strains to benefit a wide range of symptoms. After suffering from a shoulder injury resulting in a replacement surgery, Vince made the decision to do without prescription pain medication and found that CBD was a successful replacement. He experienced a pain-free healing process during a time that was understood to be a relatively difficult recovery. Post-recovery, Vince’s continued testimony includes pain relief in several pain areas due to previous sports injuries. Both Vince and Derek are inspired to share the healing benefits, profitability, and culture of CBD/Hemp oil through Verda.

Our Mission & Vision

Ultimately, we want to help! Our mission began by educating farmers to grow a profitable and organic CBD crop. We want to empower farmers to grow this crop while bringing prosperity and income back to the agricultural communities in America and directly to the individual farmer. As we are facilitating farmers on how to make money growing the nation’s newest, most lucrative cash crop- we are focused on communication, understanding, and providing products to CBD users. Our vision is to allow farmers to produce CBD while educating the community and the country on the benefits of CBD in the production, the sale, and the usage.

Defining Hemp

Hemp is a natural compound that is compatible with the endocannabinoid system in the human brain. Hemp can provide medicinal benefits without the reverse side effects we experience through prescription drugs. Acting as a natural healer, hemp may be used to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, act as a sleep and relaxation aid, and provide relief as an anti-inflammatory.