Sunday, December 29, 2013

" Oil … "

I'll take you down, down to the sea,
can't you see honey, you're lookin at me,
I've got god, some answers, some disease,
but I'm just heavy on your knees
and I see love in your eyes never should've run,
never should've let you lie down on my
shoulder baby ...

OIL OIL OIL OIL OIL OIL OIL it's all about

~ The Kooks ~ Oil ~

Do you believe that Cannabis can save the world?  Yeah a pretty bold statement but potentially true.  So instead of getting stuck on the idea that it is and “illegal substance”, I’d rather focus on the nutritional value and healing properties.

The raw cannabis plant is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants ... it is a great source of complete protein, 100% vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, easy to digest and high in healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Cannabis’s diversity allows its use as medicine to heal and repair  both the body and mind.  How?  It contains powerful dis-ease fighting compounds known as cannabinoids.  Of these compounds, the most frequently studied are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

So what are “cannaboids”?
Cannabinoids is a blanket term covering a family of complex chemicals (both natural and man-made) that lock on to “cannabinoid receptors” - the protein molecules on the surface of cells.  The structure of the main active ingredient of cannabis plants (delta-9 THC) was discovered in the 60s.  Yet it wasn’t until the late 1980s that the first cannabinoid receptor was discovered along with cannabinoid-like chemicals within our bodies, known as endocannabinoids.

We have two different types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 & CB2:
CB1 ~ mostly found on cells in the nervous system (due to their location in the brain, it’s thought these receptors are responsible for the infamous “high”/psychoactive effects
CB2 ~ mostly found on cells in the immune system

Cannabinoids are biological molecules and researchers are very keen on their anti-” “ properties.  In regards to cancer, scientist have discovered that various cannabinoids have a wide range of effects in the lab, including:
  • Triggering cell death, through a mechanism called apoptosis
  • Stopping cells from dividing
  • Preventing new blood vessels from growing into tumours
  • Reducing the chances of cancer cells spreading through the body, by stopping cells from moving or invading neighbouring tissue
  • Speeding up the cell’s internal ‘waste disposal machine’ – a process known as autophagy – which can lead to cell death

Thus far, the best results come from using a combination of THC and CBD, a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants that counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC.  Some may question the petri-dish results, so thankfully the first human clinical trials of cannabinoids are currently being done (in combo with chemotherapy).

There are many that still view this herb as taboo and feel there are unanswered questions around the potential for using cannabinoids to cure dis-eases ... which type of cannabinoid, what dose might be needed, or which types of cancer might respond best to them.  

Yet human testimonials go a lot further ~ just check out the following health stories:
Brave Mykala

Corrie Yelland

Cash Hyde Foundation

Pediatric Eplilespy

Unfortunately, most of BigPharma are not interested thus far, in any of the above.  They don’t want to recognize that there has been some research suggesting that endocannabinoids can possibly suppress tumour growth.  Yet as far back as the 1980’s, cannabinoid-based drugs (including dronabinol, a synthetic THC) and nabilone, were used to help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

Hence, with all the data, research and information out there, it is up to us to decide what is right for us.  Do you homework and consult with experts.  In some instances, medicinal marijuana can be legally issued depending on your condition.  

Make an educated decision about your health and 
take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live 

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