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Cannabis Compounds DO Slow Down Diseases Like Alzheimer’s

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It is almost surreal sometimes when articles are brought to my attention that describe what I am currently living. I think what is important is to stay focused and be a part of the COMMUNITY that has supported me from the beginning. To remain unbiased, yet advocate for my own healing protocol that may help others.

Even if they just consider the benefits of EVOO for ALZ patients, that is still an improvement. It’s not just about Cannabis, it’s about how Cannabis fits into the lifestyle of the patient so they can function. And that is really the truth. If you research “Functional Medicine” we learn that we are organic beings that require natural medicines and therapies to stay alive.

And what about our ECS deficiencies? We are in crisis and our brains are screaming for help. And don’t forget that our gut contains a second brain that operates the processes and functions of the gut. If we have Diverticular Disease, how does the impact the brain?

Most importantly, Scientists need to realize this Full Spectrum CBD lifestyle is essentially the “acceptance, adjustment, adapt, overcome and move on” treatment plan that Canna provides me that gifts me the grace to live on with the NEW me.

How many more family members have to pass on until we help each other. Some day, Alzheimer’s will be preventable with Functional Medicine, Adult Neuro Genesis, Neuro Cannabis & Super Foods. We just have to share our stories to get there.

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Can cannabis compounds slow diseases like Alzheimer’s? MSU researcher aims to find out

RJ Wolcott Lansing State Journal
Published 9:40 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018

Norbert Kaminski, director of Michigan State University’s Institute for Integrative Toxicology and a professor of pharmacology & toxicology
Courtesy / G.L Kohuth, Michigan State University
EAST LANSING – Could cannabis compounds slow the progress of degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

Norbert Kaminski, a professor of pharmacology & toxicology at Michigan State University, thinks its possible, and he’s determined to find out.

Kaminski has studied the compounds of cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana, since 1990, looking at their effects on the immune system and whether they have therapeutic applications. That work has received continuous funding from the National Institute of Health since 1992.

Some compounds have known anti-inflammatory properties, Kaminski said, which prompted him to look at applications for degenerative brain diseases. He’s most interested in molecules that, “may be able to act as anti-inflammatory agents but do not possess psychotropic effects.”

“A very strong component of these diseases is that they are driven by inflammation in the brain,” Kaminski said.

Earlier this year, he contributed to a study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes that looked at medical marijuana use among HIV patients. That study found HIV patients taking medical marijuana had a similar number of monocytes — a type of white blood cell implicated in causing inflammation in the brain resulting in loss of cognitive function — as non-HIV patients.

“Neuroinflammation is believed to play an important role in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease,” he wrote in an email. “The condition termed HIV associated neurocognitive disorder has symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease.”

If cannabis compounds could bind to the surface of white blood cells and prevent them from crossing into the brain, it may help to reduce the inflammation that damages neurons and leads to memory loss and a reduction in cognitive function. In the lab, he’ll culture human white blood cells with compounds supplied by a pharmaceutical company, GB Sciences Inc., and observe their interactions.

Aspects of Alzheimer’s and similar diseases continue to confound researchers, said Marcia Gordon, a professor in the Department of Translation Science and Molecular Medicine at MSU’s College of Human Medicine. In the most basic sense, the older people get, the more likely they are to have misshapen proteins in the brain that clump together, causing damage to neurons that leads to dementia and other symptoms.

“One thing the immune system might be doing is recognizing the protein clumps as abnormal and mounting a reaction to get rid of them,” she said. “Attacking the protein clumps can damage nearby neurons.”

In the 1990s, scientists observed that people who took anti-inflammatory drugs throughout their lives were less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But treating patients who already had the disease with anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin didn’t cure the disease, Gordon said.

“Once a person has Alzheimer’s, suppressing the inflammation wasn’t the magic bullet,” she added.

Cannabis is designated as a schedule 1 drug by the Food and Drug Administration, a classification that delineates “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” This despite states such as Michigan legalizing medical marijuana in recent years.

“The Catch-22,” Kaminski said. “is that we continuously hear there’s no scientific evidence cannabis has any therapeutic uses, but there’s very limited funding for that research, so we can’t do the research to demonstrate it has therapeutic activity.”

The existing research, while far from conclusive, has groups like the Alzheimer’s Association are taking notice.

“The Alzheimer’s Association supports all legitimate avenues of research, including investigating compounds of marijuana and other plants,” said Samantha West, communications director of the association’s Michigan Great Lakes chapter.

Beyond staying tuned to developing research, West said individuals can get involved by participating in the group’s clinical trials project by visiting alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/research_progress/clinical-trials.

“We have so many researchers working on this important issue, but there’s no way to prevent, treat or cure (the disease),” she said. “We need people willing to participate in order to move that research forward faster.”

Captivating “Vitamin Weed by Dr. Michelle Ross ” Book Reveals All

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Over time I like to share research and keep us up to date when it comes to brain health. I’d like to introduce you to the woman whom I follow and get most of my information from. Meet Dr. Michelle Ross, who recently released a book called “Vitamin Weed.” Vitamin Weed is a concept that introduces Cannabis as a medicine without the stigma of the “HIGH.”

Did you know, that your plant contains more than 200 cannabinoids, flavonoids, vitamins, fibre’s, acids and so much more? Your plant has become your own FARMacy and it’s up to us to learn why? The concepts of using the entire plant to give us more Cannabinoids in order to heal from our deficiencies and continue to stabilize my condition through “The Entourage Effect – Using the entire plant.” Addressing my endocannabinoid deficiencies will hopefully show you why I do the things I do.

When it comes to Dementia and Alzheimer’s we are at the crisis point with our Endocannabinoid deficiencies. Our brains are screaming for nutrients, oxygen, stress-free environments and non-toxic relationships. How do we address this system that is responsible to keeping our brains healthy? Full Spectrum, Organic, Fresh Harvest, No pesticides, no chemicals, no bugs, no mold…Cannabis Oil. Also, what if we were born with mutant cells or predisposed to brain disease, by adding CBD & THC & the entire plant, you are addressing your entire core body and all that exists to keep you balanced.

Fortunately, at the time of my unstable health, I saw one of Dr. Ross’ video’s and started on the path of Neuro Genesis and Cannabis Oil Therapy. Without this progressive information, I would not be here today. I stand by her research and am proof that a regimented and strict treatment of natural brain therapies can mean the difference between life and death.

This is why I use Dr. Ross’ research to prove that Cannabis is vital to one’s brain health as preventative and treatment care. Welcome to the rest of your brain life…

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VITAMIN WEED by Dr. Michelle Ross:

“As a neuroscientist, Dr. Michele Ross was frustrated by the lack of education on the endocannabinoid system both doctors and scientists received, despite medical cannabis being used by millions of patients nationwide. In 2013, she founded the “Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation,” now known as IMPACT Network, with the mission to drive clinical research on cannabis for women’s health. She is now CEO of Infused Health, a platform for cannabis coaching.

 

Dr. Ross is both a cannabinoid medicine researcher and a cannabis patient. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and chronic pelvic pain, cannabis was the only thing that reduced her symptoms and allowed her to return to work. After hearing thousands of extraordinary patient stories just like hers, Dr. Ross was compelled to ensure cannabis becomes part of the American healthcare system.

 

Dr. Ross is a proud advocate of botanical and psychedelic medicine, and has formulated and marketed nutraceuticals for companies around the globe. She has also been a leader in digital health and education, crafting continuing medical education for health professionals as well as creating online communities for patients. She is also author of two books, “Train Your Brain to Get Thin” and “Vitamin Weed: A 4-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency.” Dr. Ross holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over a decade. Fun fact: she was the first scientist to star on a reality television show, starring on Big Brother 11 on CBS in 2009.”

 

First Cannabis Study Done on Alzheimer’s Patients Was Two Years Ago

Israeli Study On THC Shows Great Promise With Treating Alzheimer’s

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One of the first Cannabis studies conducted on patients whom have Alzheimer’s was done in 2016 Tel Aviv Israel. It is now 2018, and patients are now using CBD/THC oil to slow down the progression of ALZ & Dementia.

Not only does Cannabis “…slow the production of beta-amyloid proteins, thought to be a hallmark characteristic and key contributor to the progression of Alzheimer’s” …but it also alleviates many symptoms that comes from having a Neurodegenerative Disease.

Anxiety and aggression are often relieved when the mind is stimulated by Medical Cannabis Oil. It diverts the episode from hopeless to hopeful as I carry on my regular day. Now keep in mind Cannabis Oil only works if you keep active and exercise your brain with projects that stimulate our synapsis at play. This is called Adult Neuro Genesis, the generation of brain cells through the plasticity in the brain.

Through healthy living, striving and higher learning, we can stop the progression or at least ease the destruction that ALZ leaves behind in it’s path. When you’re a terminal patient, comfort can be the best gift. Live everyday like it’s your last, but always plan for a bright future.

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After successfully conducting one of the first clinical studies of THC cannabinoid on human Alzheimer’s patients, the study concludes that,  “tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a safe and a promising treatment option” for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. For more details about the study: “Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis Oil for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia”

 

https://israel-cannabis.com/2016/06/15/israeli-study-on-thc-shows-great-promise-with-treating-alzheimers/

Can Cannabis Help Prevent And Reverse Dementia?

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Here is another article I read about using CBD to treat Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Now keep in mind, CBD does not treat these diseases alone. It must be taken in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle utilizing functional medicine. And keep in mind that CBD as organic plant extract will be better for you, then using a non-organic flowers.

You are feeding the mind, the brain and the spirit. Give yourself the best oils and you will feel better for it.

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“Cohen, who trained under Bredesen, recently founded the Colorado Dementia Prevention and Treatment Center with health coach Kym Hansler and nutritionist Martha Hammel. On May 30, the group will lead a panel discussion on how to use the ReCODE program and cannabis to help treat Alzheimer’s, dementia and other degenerative neurological conditions; the presentation will also focus on how cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive and anti-inflammatory component of cannabis, can be used as an adjunct therapy for dementia.”

 

https://www.420magazine.com/420-news/medical-marijuana-news/co-can-cannabis-help-prevent-and-reverse-dementia-find-out-may-30/

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More Aboriginal Success in Securing the Rights to Native Medicines

Phil Fontaine, the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is partnering in a JOINT venture with Cronos Group called “Indigenous Roots.” There will be many facets of this development that include but are not limited to, Agriculture, Accountant, Wealth participation, Infrastructure and Capacity Building including distribution to bring medicine back home to our Native lands.

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This agreement also included the aspect of “True BARTER – 50% 50%” to honour the sacred ways our Ancestors used to trade for their living. This is a different approach to working with “Indigenous Roots,” by splitting everything evenly as partners, not just offering money, it’s a working relationship.

Cronos has a Whistler Cannabis production centre that only grows organic. They create their own super soil, and meet the standards to be certified 100% organic. But will they fall to using pesticides as two other Cdn. non-related Cannabis grow hubs were caught using pesticides? This is where the home grower comes into play growing their own medicine in order to keep an eye on the quality control and test the actual product instantly.

My hope is that “Indigenous Roots” will represent Cannabis culture in a good way. The way of the Red Road, to encourage sobriety and responsible dosing. Once our Elders and community starts healing through oil, I believe PTSD could be a thing of the past.  If their partnership works out, First Nations socio-economic conditions could improve drastically and stop the cycle of violence stemming from our past.

 

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Cronos Group teams up with Aboriginal marijuana entrepreneurs

 

https://www.bnn.ca/commodities/video/this-company-is-bringing-medical-marijuana-to-native-reserves~1105258