Cancer Institute Finally Admits Marijuana Kills Cancer

Cancer kills nearly 600,000 Americans per year. And this year alone, over 1.6 million people will be diagnosed. So much time and research has gone into the cure of cancer in the last few decades. Yet, because of the stigma associated with marijuana, this wonder plant has been largely ignored by governments and researchers as a potential cure – or a key piece to a cure at least.

The Admission

In August 2015, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released a report on their website which stated, “Marijuana kills cancer”. Yes, you read that right – marijuana kills cancer.

We know that cannabis can be used for medicinal purposes to relieve symptoms of many chronic illnesses. In fact, marijuana has actually been used for medicinal purposes for over 3000 years.

The potential benefits of medicinal Cannabis for people living with cancer (and other chronic illness) include:

  • Anti-nausea
  • Appetite stimulation
  • Pain relief
  • Improved sleep

So, how does cannabis kill cancer?

There are 21 chemical components found in marijuana called cannabinoids. These chemicals activate specific receptors found throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects in the central nervous system and the immune system. This is the physiological and biochemical changes in the body produced by a drug in therapeutic concentration.

THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. However, there are other compounds such as cannabinol (CBN), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), tetrahydrocannabivarin(THCv), and delta-8-THC that can have pharmacologic effects. For example, CBD is known to have significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity without the high that THC produces.

During a 2-year study, groups of mice and rats were given various doses of THC by tube feeding. Tests were also done of a variety of cancerous cells.

Here is what they found:

  • Cannabinoids may reduce tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed to grow tumors.
  • Lab tests on animals have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
  • Cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.
  • A laboratory study of THC in liver cancer cells showed it damaged or killed the cancer cells.
  • The same study of THC in models of liver cancer showed that it had anti-tumor effects.
  • CBD may make chemotherapy more effective

Source: National Cancer Institute

A Men’s Health Study proves that cannabis can potentially kill cancer: An analysis of 84,170 participants looked at the association between cannabis use and the occurrence of bladder cancer. Over 16 years, they found 89 Cannabis users developed bladder cancer compared with 190 of the men who did not report cannabis use. After dividing the study up by age, race, ethnicity, and body mass index, cannabis use was associated with a 45% reduction in bladder cancer incidence.

In conclusion, many studies have shown the potential of cannabis being able to kill cancer cells. However, little of these studies have been tested on humans. Only a handful of clinical trials have been held with humans, so it is too soon to say if the effects will work as well in humans. The good news is work is being done, and the topic is gaining interest among researchers.

Lupus Erythematosus and Fibromyalgia Everyone Should Know

By:Frederick Wolfe, M.D

Lupus erythematosus and fibromyalgia are two conditions that share a lot of the same symptoms. In fact, it’s pretty common to get the two of them mixed up. That can complicate things when it comes to getting a diagnosis and beginning treatment. That’s why it’s important to know how they’re similar and what makes them different.

There are, after all, a lot of connections between the two conditions, which might even offer a clue into what causes fibromyalgia. So what is lupus erythematosus? How is it similar to fibromyalgia?And how can you tell the difference between the two?

What Is Lupus Erythematosus?

Lupus erythematosus is one of those complicated-sounding medical terms. But the reality is that it’s really just regular lupus. When you hear people say the word “lupus,” they’re really talking about lupus erythematosus. It’s just the longer medical term for the condition.

So what is lupus? Well, lupus is an autoimmune disease. That means that it’s caused by your immune system turning against you. You see, in a healthy immune system, white blood cells create something called antibodies. These antibodies identify and attack foreign cells invading your body like viruses and bacteria. And after fighting off one of these infections, the immune system becomes conditioned to identify and attack that cell next time.

But with lupus erythematosus, your antibodies become conditioned to attack your own cells instead of bacteria or viruses. So they begin breaking down the tissue in your body. The most obvious sign of lupus occurs when it attacks the skin, resulting in a distinctive “butterfly” rash across the face. But lupus can damage everything in your body including vital organs like the heart and kidneys, which can make it deadly.

What’s The Link With Fibromyalgia?

We know that people with lupus often develop fibromyalgia. It’s estimated that as many as 25% of people with lupus also have fibromyalgia. And when you compare that figure with the fact that the rate of fibromyalgia in the general population is just 2%  it’s easy to see that there must be some sort of link between the two conditions.

So, what exactly is going on? Well, the link probably has something to do with the fact that lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune condition. That’s because we know that people with other autoimmune conditions, such as arthritis, are also more likely to develop fibromyalgia. And autoimmune conditions are a sort of a tricky thing to nail down. Because they all involve the immune system, they can all cause similar symptoms, which sometimes makes it hard to differentiate between them.

Some have speculated that fibromyalgia is an autoimmune condition as well, and there is some scientific research that backs that up. It could be that the same immune system mechanisms that cause lupus are triggering fibromyalgia symptoms as well in people with the condition. Unfortunately, we don’t know for sure.

And there are plenty of people who have fibromyalgia with no other autoimmune conditions. It could be that the autoimmune conditions like lupus are triggering the same sorts of mechanisms that occur in people with fibromyalgia, but again, we really just don’t know for sure. We only know that there is a link between the two conditions but until we know what causes fibromyalgia, we won’t know exactly what it is.

Still, lupus creates a lot of symptoms that are very similar to fibromyalgia, which can make telling them apart difficult. Lupus leads to things like chronic fatigue, widespread pain, inflammation, achy joints, and chest pains. All of these are common in people with fibromyalgia, which means it’s hard to judge which condition you have based on the symptoms.

But there is a simple way to tell the difference.

How Can You Tell The Difference?

If you have any of these symptoms for a long time, you should go to a doctor. These are obvious signs that something is wrong and the sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can start treatment.

And if you have these symptoms, your doctor will probably want to test you for lupus and fibromyalgia. To begin with, they will likely give you a test for fibromyalgia which is a simple diagnostic procedure that they perform by pressing their thumb into 18 specific points on the body. If you have pain in 11 of them, it’s a good sign that you have fibromyalgia.

But they will also want to rule out other conditions like lupus. To do that, they will do a simple blood test. They’ll test the levels of antibodies in your blood to see if they are too high, which indicates an autoimmune condition i.e. lupus erythematosus. So a doctor can tell you if you have lupus of fibromyalgia pretty conclusively and quickly.

But let us know, what do you think of the link between lupus and fibromyalgia? Have you had either condition? Both? Tell us in the comments below.

Deficiencies quality of life and work life too often mysterious illness: Fibromyalgia

Especially people busy with very common, most people “feel like beaten” a disease that has no sense to say that beyond sharing with you: Fibromyalgia. According to experts, “the era of the disease.”

quite negatively affect the quality of life that permeates every aspect of our lives, even though it is very common with this disease, we will protect your mystery.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread pain and fatigue.

generalized muscle aches, headache, fatigue, exhaustion, fatigue, sleep disorders,

sometimes accompanied by a problem that we are also going to the toilet spastic colitis chronic disease.

Fibromyalgia syndrome FMS briefly passing.

The following symptoms occur when the person begins to manifest:

  • Knows himself, he begins to feel like the person I used to be
  • not enough for the body they want to do
  • since the former does not like to be touched
  • It is difficult to explain to those around him
  • Still in good condition, despite the fact that all these appearances

The first data about the diagnosis, the person starts from a place of pain to be expressed that spread throughout the body.

This pain; normally flammable, it described as sızlayıc. Sleep disorders; sleep a lot, sometimes insomnia: sleep is not supported with the mood of the person begins to deteriorate as a result. sometimes with burning pain, in addition to the above symptoms may be accompanied by a sense of imbalance.

Depression and anxiety are some of the symptoms used to diagnose.

Fibromyalgia can cause depression and social isolation.
This effect is caused by the tension of the FMS with great physical and psychological.
This reduces the strain on our working hours can lead to loss of jobs and still our income.

Fibromyalgia, despite the prevalence of rare cause disease is still not completely understood.

However, it has been reported that seen in humans in the most sensitive and susceptible personality made all.

Moreover, today it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood placed.

Fibromyalgia, one of the most common diseases mixed with other disorders; because many other performances are very similar to the symptoms of the disease. There are also specific laboratory tests to diagnose the disease. At this point, people critical of the accuracy of these tests are performed in the complaints.

In fact, fibromyalgia syndrome, symptoms of a type of community.

(That’s why it is often confused with other diseases). When these symptoms occur at the same time, the likelihood of developing the disease or illness omen is too high.

put people diagnosed with fibromyalgia; three months should follow the complaints and symptoms.

At least 12 points (region of the head-neck neck, chest, shoulders, head, the outer side of the elbow, the inside of the shoulders, waist-hip crossing point outside the outer side of the hip , knee, interior, etc.) be sensitive to pain, a basic requirement .The people complain when it comes to this, that the tests are done at this point is very important.

Most women and observed in the group of young adults.

Women changing hormonal systems (menstruation, menopause), stress and anxiety that occurs, causing the power to deal with the situation. In this case, it is preparing the appropriate field in the recurrence of the disease and settlement. Women in menopause and highlighted the effectiveness of the stress hormone cortisol disease studies also support this. menstrual periods of women, in addition to physiological factors such as changes in menopause and hormonal balance; The lack of habit of sports overload the body home, do excessive cleaning or frequently changing factors such as the location of the house is preparing the ground for fibromyalgia. In addition, environmental factors such as exposure to cold and heat difference can be counted among the causes of fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia affects many professions.

Perfectionists, work a holism and in an environment where they are not very suitable environmental factors Employees (architects, dentists, and even work office desk, brokers, journalists …) are considered in this group.

the quality of work in person is reduced; Reduce attention skills and perception.

Enjoy it affects a person’s life, motivation and reduces efficiency .The statistics of fibromyalgia in the United States, as it leads to job loss, then the cost of the highest ranking in patients with heart disease who received second place. economy, ie business life and adversely affecting fibromyalgia ‘disease was’ daily life can also be said.

So we see these kinds of symptoms in which we have to apply?

First, we must apply the right direction for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia in rheumatology. However, because it is a complicated disease, your doctor may want the opinions of other experts.

Or treatment?

not a single expert treatment of fibromyalgia; multidisciplinary way. they need treatment receive the support of many branches. especially in physical and rehabilitation, psychologists, therapists and physiotherapists to get professional help therapy required. When queries necessary to get support from other medical specialties.

No one in all the symptoms can be very unlikely.

There is a standard way to treat fibromyalgia. inform people, exercise, diet, there are a lot of psychological support for drug treatment stage.

They can be summarized as follows;

  • Dress  according to weather conditions
  • Avoid the stifling atmosphere
    (Because it is not very likely to avoid stress),
  • learn ways to combat stress
  • obtain the necessary support to live in peace with our own psychologist
  • Good nutrition
  • To set the hours of work and rest
  • To regulate the working environment: ergonomic seats, a proper desk height, look at the computer monitor at
  • the elbow of the arm-shaped keyboard that prevents the fall.
  • Ourselves a good sport
  • One of yoga, swimming, thai-chi and tai-bo, can be very useful in activities that are physical and mental integrity.

Marijuana for Nerve Pain Offers Hope for Neuropathy Sufferers

Medical marijuana has been found to be effective in treating a whole host of conditions and disorders. In fact, as scientists continue to investigate the plant, more medicinal uses are being found. One of the conditions medical marijuana is found to be useful for is neuropathy. Neuropathy is a disorder of the nervous system that most often affects patients with diabetes. It might be caused by a number of factors though including injury, infections, alcoholism, traumatic injuries, autoimmune diseases, medications, infections, tumors, and inherited disorders. In any case, the nerves are damaged and pain is the result. According to several studies, medical marijuana is very effective for treating the condition, regardless of its cause, and many are now using marijuana for nerve pain.

An Overview of Neuropathy

nerves become damaged in some way resulting in extreme pain. Each kind of nerve affects the body in a different way. The specific damage and resulting pain, depends on the specific injury. Neuropathy affects everyone differently. If the sensory nerves are damaged, physical sensation, temperature and touch will be affected. If the motor nerves are damaged it will affect muscle movement. The autonomic nerves control automatic functions in the body like blood pressure, digestion, bladder and heart rate. If these become impacted, problems in these areas will occur such as digestive disorders. Wherever there is nerve damage, problems like these will arise.

How Neuropathy Impacts the Body’s Nerves

The affected nerves will send erroneous signals to other pain centers causing pain and havoc for the body. There may be just 1, 2 or multiple nerves affected at a time. Most commonly, multiple nerves are affected. The pain experienced from neuropathy is complicated and unique to every individual. Sometimes peripheral neuropathy affects the extremities, such as hands and feet. It is usually felt as numbness, stinging, tingling or excruciating pain; it depends on how the specific nerves are damaged and how they are affecting the rest of the body. Every case is unique and treating it depends on what is causing the problem to begin with but many sufferers are using marijuana for nerve pain treatment.

Lyrica and Gabapentin (Neurontin) Now Linked To Heroin Overdose Deaths

Researchers from the University of Bristol in England have linked opioid alternatives pregabalin (Lyrica) and gabapentin (Neurontin) to an increasing number of heroin-related overdose deaths in both England and Wales.

The two drugs are in a class of medications known as gabapentoids. Initially indicated to treat epilepsy, they have also been commonly prescribed to treat nerve pain (neuropathy), fibromyalgia, and chronic pain.

As reported in the journal Addiction, overdose deaths involving both opioids and gabapentoids rose from less than one death per year on average before 2009, to 137 fatalities in 2015. Of no coincidence, the surge closely aligned with a marked increase in the number of pregabalin and gabapentin prescriptions – a jump from one million prescriptions in 2004 to more than ten million in 2016.

Researchers state the rise in prescriptions has increased the drugs’ obtainability, and thus, abuse. When used in conjunction with heroin, the combined effect is enhanced, according to some users. Experiments have revealed that pregabalin decreases respiration, and therefore increases the risk of an opioid overdose.

Considering these drugs are thought of as “safe” medications and commonly used as alternatives to opioid painkillers, it is a bit strange to think of them being abused. Indeed, one 2016 study found that more than 20% of a pain clinic’s patients tested positive for illicit gabapentin (no prescription.) But that is not to say they are not the lesser of two evils, unquestionably.

Gabapentin is FDA-approved in the treatment of neuropathy due to shingles and epilepsy. It is also sometimes prescribed for migraines and fibromyalgia. In the U.S. in 2016, around 64 million prescriptions were written – a 49% increase from 2011.

While gabapentin is not classified as a controlled substance, pregabalin is. It’s a Schedule V drug, meaning it has a low potential for abuse. It is FDA-approved to treat epilepsy, diabetic nerve pain and neuropathy related to shingles, and fibromyalgia.

The opioid prescribing guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year recommended both Lyrica and gabapentin as opioid alternatives but said nothing about their abuse potential.

~ G. Natalee Serrels, M.A., Psychology

200+ Major and Minor Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You are unintentionally Ignoring

Fibromyalgia is classified as a syndrome so people will have some of these symptoms. No two people will be the same (this cause people a lot of confusion).

1. Activity level decreased to less than 50% of pre-illness activity level
2. Cold hands and feet (extremities)
3. Cough
4. Craving carbohydrates
5. Delayed reaction to physical activity or stressful events
6. Dryness of eyes and/or mouth
7. Family member(s) with Fibromyalgia
8. Fatigue, made worse by physical exertion or stress
9. Feeling cold often
10. Feeling hot often
11. Frequent sighing
12. Heart palpitations
13. Hoarseness
14. Increased thirst
15. Low blood pressure (below 110/70)
16. Low body temperature (below 97.6)
17. Low-grade fevers
18. Night sweats
19. Poor circulation in hands/feet
20. Recurrent flu-like illness
21. Shortness of breath with little or no exertion
22. Severe nasal allergies (new or worsening allergies)
23. Sore throat
24. Sweats
25. Symptoms worsened by air travel
26. Symptoms worsened by stress
27. Symptoms worsened by temperature changes
28. Tender or swollen lymph nodes, especially in neck and underarms
29. Tremor or trembling
30. Unexplained weight gain or loss

PAIN
31. Chest pain
32. Diffuse swelling
33. “Growing” pains that don’t go away once you are done growing
34. Headache
35. Inflamed Rib Cartilage
36. Joint pain
37. Lumpy, tender breasts
38. Morning stiffness
39. Muscle pain
40. Muscle spasms
41. Muscle twitching
42. Muscle weakness
43. Pain that ranges from moderate to severe
44. Pain that moves around the body
45. Paralysis or severe weakness of an arm or leg
46. Restless Leg Syndrome
47. Rib Pain
48. Scalp Pain (like hair being pulled out)
49. Tender points or trigger points
50. TMJ syndrome
51. “Voodoo Doll” Poking Sensation in random places

NEUROLOGICAL
52. Blackouts
53. Brain fog
54. Feeling spaced out
55. Inability to think clearly
56. Lightheadedness;
57. Noise intolerance
58. Numbness or tingling sensations
59. Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
60. Seizures
61. Seizure-like episodes
62. Sensation that you might faint
63. Syncope (fainting)
64. Tinnitus (ringing in one or both ears)
65. Vertigo or dizziness

EQUILIBRIUM/PERCEPTION
66. Bumping into things
67. Clumsy Walking
68. Difficulty balancing
69. Difficulty judging distances (when driving, etc.)
70. Directional disorientation
71. Dropping things frequently
72. Feeling spatially disoriented
73. Frequent tripping or stumbling
74. Not seeing what you’re looking at
75. Poor balance and coordination
76. Staggering gait

SLEEP
77. Alertness/energy best late at night
78. Altered sleep/wake schedule
79. Awakening frequently
80. Difficulty falling asleep
81. Difficulty staying asleep
82. Excessive sleeping
83. Extreme alertness or energy levels late at night
84. Falling asleep at random and sometimes dangerous moments
85. Fatigue
86. Light or broken sleep pattern
87. Muscle spasms/twitches at night
88. Narcolepsy
89. Sleep disturbances
90. Sleep starts or falling sensations
91. Teeth grinding
92. Tossing and turning
93. Un-refreshing or non-restorative sleep
94. Vivid or disturbing dreams/nightmaresc

EYES/VISION
95. Blind spots in vision
96. Eye pain
97. Difficulty switching focus from one thing to another
98. Frequent changes in ability to see well
99. Night driving difficulty
100. Occasional Blurry vision
101. Poor night vision
102. Rapidly worsening vision
103. Vision changes

COGNITIVE
104. Becoming lost in familiar locations when driving
105. Confusion
106. Difficulty expressing ideas in words
107. Difficulty following conversation (especially if background noise present)
108. Difficulty following directions while driving
109. Difficulty following oral instructions
110. Difficulty following written instructions
111. Difficulty making decisions
112. Difficulty moving your mouth to speak
113. Difficulty paying attention
114. Difficulty putting ideas together to form a complete picture
115. Difficulty putting tasks or things in proper sequence
116. Difficulty recognizing faces
117. Difficulty speaking known words
118. Difficulty remembering names of objects
119. Difficulty remembering names of people
120. Difficulty understanding what you read
121. Difficulty with long-term memory
122. Difficulty with simple calculations
123. Difficulty with short-term memory
124. Easily distracted during a task
125. Feeling too disoriented to drive
126. Forgetting how to do routine things
127. Impaired ability to concentrate
128. Inability to recognize familiar surroundings
129. Losing track in the middle of a task (remembering what to do next)
130. Losing your train of thought in the middle of a sentence
131. Loss of ability to distinguish some colors
132. Poor judgment
133. Short term memory impairment
134. Slowed speech
135. Staring into space trying to think
136. Stuttering; stammering
137. Switching left and right
138. Transposition (reversal) of numbers, words and/or letters when you speak
139. Transposition (reversal) of numbers, words and/or letters when you write
140. Trouble concentrating
141. Using the wrong word
142. Word-finding difficulty

EMOTIONAL
143. Abrupt and/or unpredictable mood swings
144. Anger outbursts
145. Anxiety or fear when there is no obvious cause
146. Attacks of uncontrollable rage
147. Decreased appetite
148. Depressed mood
149. Feeling helpless and/or hopeless
150. Feeling worthless
151. Frequent crying
152. Inability to enjoy previously enjoyed activities
153. Irrational fears
154. Irritability
155. Overreaction
156. Panic attacks
157. Personality changes
158. Phobias
159. Suicide attempts
160. Suicidal thoughts
161. Tendency to cry easily

GASTROINTESTINAL
162. Abdominal cramps
163. Bloating
164. Decreased appetite
165. Food cravings
166. Frequent constipation
167. Frequent diarrhea
168. Heartburn
169. Increased appetite
170. Intestinal gas
171. Irritable bladder
172. Irritable bowel syndrome
173. Nausea
174. Stomachache
175. Vomiting
176. Weight gain
177. Weight loss

UROGENITAL
178. Decreased libido (sex drive)
179. Endometriosis
180. Frequent urination
181. Impotence
182. Menstrual problems
183. Painful urination or bladder pain
184. Pelvic pain
185. Prostate pain
186. Urinary frequency
187. Worsening of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

SENSITIVITIES
188. Alcohol intolerance
189. Allodynia (hypersensitive to touch)
190. Alteration of taste, smell, and/or hearing
191. Odor sensitivity
192. Sensitivity to chemicals in cleaning products, perfumes, etc.
193. Sensitivities to foods
194. Sensitivity to light
195. Sensitivity to mold
196. Sensitivity to noise
197. Sensitivity to odors
198. Sensitivity to yeast (getting yeast infections frequently on skin, etc.)
199. Sensory overload
200. Sensitivity to pressure changes, temperature & humidity

refrence.http://healthylivings247.com/200-major-and-minor-symptoms-of-fibromyalgia-you-are-unintentionally-ignoring/

ADHD is a FAKE Disease Invented by Big Pharma to Drug Children for Profit

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is ubiquitous in the American classroom, there’s little debate about that. According to CDC statistics from 2012, 11 percent of children between the ages of four and 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD at some point. With over six million kids diagnosed, it’s hard not to wonder: Is this condition even a real problem?

Sure, some kids struggle to pay attention during school — but does that signify an actual problem with the child? Perhaps it’s more indicative of a society that simply doesn’t allow children to be children anymore. If you’ve ever found that the notion that children who’d rather play outside than sit at a desk are “broken” and need medication was a bit hard to digest, you may be right.

Writing for The Daily BellJoe Jarvis explains that there is proof that ADHD is nothing more than a fake disease. As Jarvis notes, two states with some of the highest incidences of ADHD are Arkansas and Kentucky.

These states are also home to a lot of children who enjoy hunting and fishing. Jarvis reports that census data from Arkansas shows 89 percent of kids fish and 35 percent hunt. Similar survey data shows that in Kentucky, 86 percent fish and 31 percent hunt. “These were the closest indicators I could think of that Kentucky and Arkansas children are more interested in being outside and active than cooped up in a classroom,” he contends.
Jarvis further notes that in states with the lowest incidences of ADHD, children seem to be far less interested in the great outdoors: In New Jersey, only 45 percent of kids go fishing. While not exactly evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship, it certainly raises questions about the way we look at kids who have trouble focusing in the classroom. Jarvis posits that the data he’s collected “suggests that the states with the highest instances of ADHD diagnosis are also states where the traditional values of public education are least aligned with the population.”
The validity of the ADHD diagnosis has been questioned for years now; many people wonder if it’s more of a behavioral issue than an actual cognitive deficit. But maybe it’s neither; maybe children should just be allowed to be children — without being drugged.

As Jarvis notes, many of the stats on ADHD are laughable. For example, boys are three times more likely to get an ADHD diagnosis than girls. Children from unstable home environments are also at a higher risk of being diagnosed with this so-called illness. These are the “facts” that allow the pharmaceutical industry unbridled access to drugging up little kids?

Even if you want to go so far as to say that ADHD is a behavioral issue and not a true cognitive problem, why choose potentially dangerous drugs over a more natural approach? There are many options to help kids who struggle in classrooms that do not involve prescription medication. For example, changing your child’s diet, providing them with more opportunities to exercise and ensuring they get enough sleep are all essential ways you can help your child be their best in the classroom.

Recent research has also shown that omega-3 fatty acids are a key nutrient to help support growing brains and bolster their overall cognitive performance.

In a world where kids (and adults) are spending less time outside and more time eating junk foods, its really no surprise better nutrition and a more active lifestyle could be simple fixes to many of our modern problems.

Sources for this article include:

TheDailyBell.com

CDC.gov

Natural News

A 36 Year Old Man Was On His Deathbed With Lung Disease – This Is What Happened When He Used Cannabis Oil

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease or COPD is a type of condition that affects the lungs and airways.

It describes other different conditions like chronic bronchitis, emphysema and bronchiectasis. What is so worrying about this condition, is that our medical community has yet to come to grips with it. It causes so much anxiety because these are progressive diseases that become much worse over time, and become life-threatening. It is a shocking fact, and COPD is found to kill more people than any other disease.

Illnesses that are labelled under COPD are diseases that put pressure and prevent air from traveling in airways. With that, your lungs can’t function the way they should and lose elasticity, making it harder for you to breathe.

5 Common Symptoms of COPD

1. Becoming out of breath after the minimum of exertion.

2. Suffering increased amounts of sputum.

3. Tightness in the chest.

<4. Pain and difficulty drawing breath.

5. Suffering frequent bouts of fatigue.

Medical Science Continues to Search For An Effective Treatment

When in the last stage of COPD, patients need to have a supply of oxygen around them at all times. The medications given to COPD sufferers have adverse side effects that contribute to more problems, While thats happening, medical science is researching new effective treatment options.

People Are Turning To Medical Cannabis in Desperation

Many who suffer from COPD become so exhausted and fed up with the issues behind conventional medicine, that they have desperately turned to medical marijuana. With that, medical cannabis is said to help relieve symptoms without any harsh side effects. Even though smoking cannabis is avoided for reasons, many people who have COPD claim that vaping (slang fro utilizing a vaporizer to inhale cannabis) aids in coping with symptoms without causing any inflammation.

Best Results Come From Ingesting Medical Cannabis Oil Extract

Effective results come from consuming cannabis in the form of concentrated oil extract. Rick Simpson, developed this in Canada, and its now being used across Eastern Europe. Even in the U.S. (those who live in legalized cannabis states) have taught themselves to make the oil.

There are a lot of people who believe cannabis can aid in alleviating a multitude of conditions and diseases like:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic epilepsy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s

Cannabis treatments provide relief to many who suffer from severe diseases, where conventional medicine is useless, and causes more issues. There are increasingly more sufferers from COPD who are experimenting with cannabis treatment and taking in benefits. This who are in later stages of the condition are seeing improvements and even in those who have emphysema.

The Real Life Experience of Jeff Waters

The story of Jeff Waters provides an example of how cannabis can help COPD. It was 8 years after Jeff was diagnosed with COPD, that h was forced to go in the ER from a bout of severe bronchitis. It was found in his lungs that some scar tissue resided and he received a diagnosis of stage 2 COPD.

Medical practitioners had prescribed many conventional drugs, and warning him to be aware that his condition will deteriorate and be life-threatening. His condition became worse over time to the point where he could not climb the stairs.

It was stage 3 where he had to carry around an oxygen tank with him. Jeff even had trouble shaving and showering as he would need oxygen readily available.

The Turning Point

Jeff ended up contracting severe pneumonia, and on life support. He suffered a severe allergic reaction form a medication prescribed to him for hypertension, When he recovered, he decided to try out medical cannabis.

Jeff spoke with other COPD sufferers online and they had encouraged him to try out medical cannabis, and through these people, he found a reliable source of advice. After purchasing and consuming the oil for two months, Jeff was able to live without any medication, and went without his oxygen tank.

He is now able to walk 2-5 miles a day, and now is vocal about his success story with cannabis oil. It gave him back his life.

Disaster For Big Pharma As 50% Of People Report Quitting Pills For CBD

According to a recent survey conducted by cannabis market research firm the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, nearly half of CBD (cannabidiol) users give up prescription drugs and over the counter medications in favor of the non-psychoactive substance.

By: Carey Wedler/ANTIMEDIA — According to a recent survey conducted by cannabis market research firm the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, an online medical cannabis community, nearly half of CBD (cannabidiol) users give up prescription drugs and over the counter medications in favor of the non-psychoactive substance.

The survey of over 2,400 respondents found forty-two percent of CBD users — whether they used marijuana-derived CBD or hemp-derived CBD — “have left their traditional medications behind altogether and now use cannabis instead.”

The survey summarized that roughly “66% of CBD users indicated that CBD products are either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving their medical conditions than are over-the-counter (OTC) products.”

Further, “[a]pproximately 52% of this consumer group indicated that their CBD products are either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving medical conditions than are prescription medications.

Common conditions users have employed CBD to treat include joint pain and inflammation, insomnia, depression, and, most often, anxiety. Preliminary research on CBD shows the cannabis derivative can be effective at treating some of these ailments.

When given the option to list “other” uses, survey respondent frequently cited “menstrual cramps, skin concerns, diabetes, ADHD, and stomach issues (IBS, loss of appetite, etc.).

Respondents expressed satisfaction with the quality of treatment CBD provides:

WHEN ASKED ABOUT MEDICAL RELIEF, MORE THAN FOUR OUT OF FIVE CBD USERS FOUND CANNABIS TO WORK EITHER EXTREMELY EFFECTIVELY OR VERY EFFECTIVELY AGAINST THEIR VARIOUS CONDITIONS. EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES UNDER THE CBD UMBRELLA FARED WELL, WITH THE VAST MAJORITY (82-83%) OF USERS EXPERIENCING EFFECTIVE RELIEF WITH THE USE OF HEMP-DERIVED CBD, CBD-DOMINANT AND MARIJUANA-DERIVED CBD-ONLY PRODUCTS TO HELP TREAT THEIR CONDITIONS.”

Ninety percent reported they were likely to buy plant-derived CBD products again, and many reported using a variety of products rather than just one. Most reported vaping as their preferred means of administering their medication.

One of the chief complaints about CBD was that plant-derived CBD was more effective than hemp-derived CBD but that the former is more expensive than the latter (still, slightly more respondents said hemp CBD was more effective at treating nausea, whereas plant CBD was reportedly more effective at treating arthritis).

Indeed, in the Los Angeles area, for example, a half-gram of plant-derived CBD can cost as much as $50. The higher the CBD ratio, the higher the price.

Even so, HelloMD notes that due to the “entourage effect,” CBD can actually be more effective when administered with other cannabinoids, like well-known THC (and vice-versa). One preliminary study of cannabis’ anti-tumor effects found the substance’s effectiveness increased when CBD and THC were combined.

CANNABIS, IN GENERAL – NOT JUST CBD — POSES A MAJOR THREAT TO A VARIETY OF INDUSTRIES, NAMELY BIG PHARMA. ONE ANALYSIS HAS FOUND THAT THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY COULD LOSE AS MUCH AS IN PROFITS AS CANNABIS CONTINUES TO BE LEGALIZED. ANOTHER SURVEY OF CANNABIS USERS CONDUCTED BY RESEARCHERS FROM UC BERKELEY AND KENT STATE UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT “NINETY-SEVEN PERCENT OF THE SAMPLE ‘STRONGLY AGREED/AGREED’ THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF OPIATES THEY CONSUME WHEN THEY ALSO USE CANNABIS, AND 81% ‘STRONGLY AGREED/AGREED’ THAT TAKING CANNABIS BY ITSELF WAS MORE EFFECTIVE AT TREATING THEIR CONDITION THAN TAKING CANNABIS WITH OPIOIDS.

If and when cannabis becomes part of the mainstream healthcare industry, the pharmaceutical industry could lose billions of dollars. Unsurprisingly, pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, which has profited off the powerful and dangerous opioid fentanyl, also manufactures a synthetic cannabis product and has lobbied to keep cannabis illegal in Arizona).

Of course, the recent survey has at least one limitation in that it was conducted among people who clearly value cannabis enough to join an online cannabis community, meaning that the reported figures might be lower among the general population that has used cannabis.

Even so, research increasingly confirms the survey’s findings, and as cannabis becomes increasingly acceptable and available, it’s likely CBD will continue to change the way people treat their health issues.

All the while, the DEA continues to assert that CBD is illegal (even though hemp CBD is widely available online) because it is derived from the marijuana plant, ignoring the fact that it is non-psychoactive and is providing relief to a majority of people who use it — without the serious side effects that come with many government-approved treatments.

Lady Gaga’s Netflix Documentary puts Fibromyalgia Front and Center

In a lot of ways, Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Twois your standard pop star documentary, in the vein of Madonna’s Truth or Dare or Katy Perry’s Part of MeIt follows her around as she’s writing and recording songs and music videos for her album Joanne, and preparing for concert appearances (including her performance at Super Bowl XLI). There are glimpses of her family life, and Lady Gaga, or in this case, regular old Stefani Germanotta, attends a baptism as the godmother to one of her bandmates’ babies. You meet her parents and grandparents. All standard celebrity documentary material.

What sets Gaga: Five Foot Two apart is Lady Gaga’s willingness to put her struggle with chronic pain, specifically her fibromyalgia, front and center in her story. In fact, the whole doc is shot through with pain and trauma, and the struggle to maintain not just her sanity but continue to function at a high level. The film opens with Gaga getting out of bed and getting a treatment for her hip pain. So right away we know that pain is going to be front and center.

About 38 minutes into the film, after a moving scene in which Gaga plays a song for her father and grandmother, we see her in a full blown fibro flare, which at the time of the filming was undiagnosed. We see Lady Gaga, lying on the couch under a towel, crying, describing “the entire right side of my body in a spasm.” It’s powerful, and something that every person with fibromyalgia has gone through. She even acknowledges, to her credit, I think, how her privilege as a massively famous and wealthy entertainer allows her access to constant and excellent healthcare. “I think of other people that have, maybe something like this, but that are struggling to figure out what it is, and don’t have the money to have someone help them,” she says. “And I don’t know what I’d do without all these people to help me. What the hell would I do?”

It’s a good question and one that many, if not most, people with fibromyalgia ask themselves on a daily basis. We know how hard it is to get a doctor to take it seriously, how stigmatized chronic pain is. And most people don’t have millions of dollars and nurses as part of their entourage. But it’s still pretty amazing to see her go from that to performing a lights-out rendition of “Bad Romance” for Tony Bennett’s birthday just hours later.

Next, we get a montage of her working, squeezing past paparazzi, recording radio station greetings, surprising fans. In a way it’s inspiring, to see someone go from being in so much pain to being non-stop “on” for an adoring, voracious public. Again, this is all standard celebrity pop star stuff: Gaga dealing with a public breakup, worrying about whether her long-time fans will like her new look, will the record be any good?