HEMP SEEDS AND NUTRITION

November 14, 2016 by  
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HEMP SEEDS AND NUTRITION

 

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Hemp, the non-psychoactive variety of cannabis sativa, is considered by many nutrition professionals to produce the most nutritious seed in the world. With its almost zero THC level, it most assuredly will help you get healthy and stay healthy. Hemp seeds are the safest, most digestible, balanced and complete source of protein, amino acids and essential fatty acids found in the plant kingdom.

Hemp seeds are 1/3 protein, packing more of a punch than so-called energy bars. Providing all 20 known amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids which our bodies cannot produce, hemp seeds are ideal to help your body construct the building blocks of life.

Significantly, hemp seed protein is 65 percent globular edestin, which plays a significant role in the body’s ability to resist disease and recover from illness. Globular edestin is essential for the development of disease fighting antibodies and if you do not have enough of it, you will not produce enough antibodies to prevent the onset of disease and infections.

“Providing all 20 known amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids which our bodies cannot produce, hemp seeds are ideal to help your body construct the building blocks of life.”

Essential fatty acids, such as Omega 3 and Omega 6, are absolutely necessary for our bodies to produce the energy needed to keep us alive and functioning, but since our bodies cannot produce them, they must be taken in externally. It’s not just good enough that our bodies take in these essential fatty acids, they must be taken in the proper ratio. Hemp seeds not only contain bountiful quantities of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, but just as importantly it is the only seed where the ideal 3:1 balance of Omega 6 over Omega 3 is found.

Hemp seeds also have soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which contribute to good health by maintaining healthy bowel movements, preventing constipation, lowering bad cholesterol levels, controlling blood sugar and helping to maintain proper and proportional weight. That’s right—the fiber in hemp seeds can be part of a healthy diet that can help you lose weight and keep it off.

The best part of hemp seeds is that they can be utilized in a variety of recipes from simple to gourmet. Like psychoactive cannabis comes in different forms—dried flower, tincture, wax—nutritious hemp seeds comes in different forms as well—whole seed, powder and oil. Hemp seeds are ideal for a bevy of culinary delights. Toast them, sprinkle on a salad, bake into a waffle, mix into a cup of yogurt or blend with almost anything you want for a healthy and tasty meal. Hemp powders are also adaptable and can be used in variety of recipes, but are exceedingly wonderful for healthy easy-to-make beverages, sauces and dips.

Hemp seed oil is a bit problematic as it is not suitable for high temperature cooking because its burn point—the temperature at which the fats start to break down—is relatively low. You may not be able to fry with hemp seed oil but with its nutty flavor, hemp seed oil makes for healthy and tasty salad dressings and is ideal for hummus, dips, shakes and anything that is not cooked.

Mixing the psycho-active properties of cannabis with the nutritional benefits of hemp seeds provides pleasure plus health. How about hemp seed pancakes smothered in canna-butter or cannabis-infused maple syrup? Got the cannabis munchies? Instead of potato chips, opt to satisfy those hunger pangs with a host of delicious and good-for-you, pre-packaged hemp seed snacks. No reason not to be healthy while you’re kicking back and enjoying life.

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September 18, 2016 by  
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I absolutely support, wholeheartedly support marijuana. It’s medicine, nothing works like it, ……..

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I had no idea how beneficial Marijuana could be , but for 58 years , I saw how it did a lot less harm to society than alcohol!   :-P

 

 

 

Sleep Disorders – Medical Marijuana Research Overview

June 26, 2016 by  
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The following information is presented for educational purposes only. Medical Marijuana Inc. provides this information to provide an understanding of the potential applications of cannabidiol. Links to third party websites do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations by Medical Marijuana Inc. and none should be inferred.

Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that disrupt proper sleeping habits and thereby adversely affect health. Studies have shown cannabis improves the quality and duration of sleep and helps manage various sleep disorders.

Overview of Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are disruptions in normal sleeping patterns. Among the most common types of sleep disorders is insomnia, which is the difficulty of falling or staying asleep. Other common types include sleep apnea, which is characterized by breathing interruptions while sleeping, restless legs syndrome, which is the tingling or prickly sensation in the legs, and narcolepsy, which are sudden and irresistible bouts of sleep during the day. Parasomnias, which include nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep talking, wetting the bed, grinding the teeth, night terrors and head banging, can also disrupt proper sleep.

Sleep disorders can adversely affect one’s health and safety. Sleep deprivation decreases physical performance and alertness and impairs memory and cognitive abilities. This can increase the risk of occupational and automobile injuries and prevent participation in activities that require sustained attention. In addition, sleep deprivation and night disruptions can lead to relationship problems.

The method for treating sleeping disorders depends on the type. For some sleeping disorders, simply incorporating regular sleep habits can be effective. Making lifestyle changes, like adjusting one’s exposure to daylight, strategically scheduling naps, and sticking to a set sleeping schedule and routine, often help. For disorders that are caused by a disruption in circadian rhythm, a common treatment method is bright light therapy, which helps to synchronize the body’s clock by exposing the eyes to safe levels of intense light for brief durations throughout the day. Medications and melatonin treatments can help encourage quality sleep and assist in maintaining a proper sleep-wake cycle.

Findings: Effects of Cannabis on Sleep Disorders

Studies have shown that cannabis can improve the quality and duration of sleep and help treat various sleeping disorders. A major cannabinoid found in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), effectively reduces the amount of time it takes those with insomnia to fall asleep (Cousens & DiMascio, 1973). One study found that regular consumers of oral THC fell asleep faster and without difficulty compared to non-consumers (Gorelick, et al., 2013). Another study found that cannabis, when administered acutely, eased the falling asleep process and increased the duration of stage 4 sleep (Schierenbeck, Riemann, Berger & Hornyak, 2008).

THC has also been shown to decrease the number of awakenings throughout the night (Cousens & DiMascio, 1973). An animal trial found that a synthetic cannabinoid similar to THC was affective at attenuating seratonin-induced apnea by relaxing a muscle in the chin and tongue that has been implicated in the cause of the disorder (Calik, Radulovacki & Carley, 2014). Studies have also found that cannabinoids are effective for treating nightmares in military personnel with PTSD (Jetley, Heber, Fraser & Boisvert, 2015) (Fraser, 2009).

A cannabis-based medication, containing both THC and another major cannabinoid found in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), demonstrated in numerous studies to have positive effects on sleep (Russo, Guy & Robson, 2007). One study found that acute CBD treatments were effective in increasing total sleep time (Chagras, et al., 2013).

Most studies, however, have found that CBD possesses alerting properties (Murillo-Rodriguez, et al., 2014) (Nicholson, Turner, Stone & Robson, 2004) (Murillo-Rodriguez, et al., 2011). One study found that CBD, when consumed while the lights were on, effectively increased wakefulness (Murillo-Rodriguez, et al., 2006). As a result, cannabis high in CBD could potentially help in the management of sleep deprivation and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Medical cannabis patients commonly use cannabis specifically for treating sleep disorders. One study found that nearly half of the adults purchasing medical cannabis at a cannabis dispensary were doing so to help manage insomnia. Most of those individuals reportedly preferred strains of cannabis with significantly higher concentrations of CBD (Belendiuk, Babson, Vandrey & Bonn-Miller, 2015).

States That Have Approved Medical Marijuana for Sleep Disorders

Currently, no states have approved medical marijuana for the treatment of early morning disorder. However, in Washington DC, any condition can be approved for medical marijuana as long as a DC-licensed physician recommends the treatment. In addition, a number of other states will consider allowing medical marijuana to be used for the treatment of early morning disorder with the recommendation from a physician. These states include: California (any debilitating illness where the medical use of marijuana has been recommended by a physician), Connecticut (other medical conditions may be approved by the Department of Consumer Protection), Massachusetts (other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician), Nevada (other conditions subject to approval), Oregon (other conditions subject to approval), Rhode Island (other conditions subject to approval), and Washington (any “terminal or debilitating condition”).

Recent Studies on Cannabis’ Effect on Sleep Disorders

  • Cannabinoid significantly reduced nightmares in military personnel with PTSD.The efficacy of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, in the treatment of PTSD-associated nightmares: A preliminary randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over design study.
    (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25467221)
  • Synthetic cannabinoid similar to THC found to potentially treat obstructive sleep apnea.Intranodose ganglion injections of dronabinol attenuate serotonin-induced apnea in Sprague-Dawley rat.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24121138)
  • THC shown to have sedative properties. CBD found to have alerting properties and effective at counteracting sleepiness.Effect of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on nocturnal sleep and early-morning behavior in young adults.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15118485)
  • Cannabis effective at improving mood, pain, muscle spasms, and sleep.A survey of cannabis (marijuana) use and self-reported benefit in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277530/)

References

Belendiuk, K.A., Babson, K.A., Vandrey, R., and Bonn-Miller, M.O. (2015, November). Cannabis species and cannabinoid concentration preference among sleep-disturbed medicinal cannabis users. Addictive Behaviors, 50, 178-81.

Calik, M.W., Radulovacki, M., and Carley, D.W. (2014, January 1). Intranodose ganglion injections of dronabinol attenuate serotonin-induced apnea in Sprague-Dawley rat. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 190, 20-24.

Chagras, M.H., Crippa, J.A., Zuardi, A.W., Hallak, J.E., Machado-de-Sousa, J.P., Hirotsu, C., Maia, L., Tufik, S., and Andersen, M.L. (2013, March). Effects of acute systemic administration of cannabidiol on sleep-wake cycle in rats. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 27(3), 312-6.

Cousens, K., and DiMascio, A. (1973). (−)δ9 THC as an hypnotic. Psychopharmacologia, 33, 355-364.

Fraser, G.A. (2009). The use of a synthetic cannabinoid in the management of treatment-resistant nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, 15, 84-88.

Gorelick, D.A., Goodwin, R.S., Schwilke, E., Schroeder, J.R., Schwope, D.M., Kelly, D.L., Ortemann-Renon, C., Bonnett, D., and Huestis, M.A. (2013, September-October). Around-the-clock oral THC effects on sleep in male chronic daily cannabis smokers. The American Journal on Addictions, 22(5), 510-514.

Jetley, R., Heber, A., Fraser, G., and Boisvert, D. (2015, January). The efficacy of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, in the treatment of PTSD-associated nightmares: A preliminary randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over design study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, 585-8.

Murillo-Rodriguez, E., Millan-Aldaco, D., Palomero-Rivero, M., Mechoulam, R., and Drucker-Colin, R. (2006, August 7). Cannabidiol, a constituent of Cannabis sativa, modulates sleep in rats. FEBS Letters, 580(18), 4337-45.

Murillo-Rodriguez, E., Palomero-Rivero, M., Millan-Aldaco, D., Mechoulam, R., and Drucker-Colin, R. (2011, March 14). Effects on sleep and dopamine levels of microdialysis perfusion of cannabidiol into the lateral hypothalamus of rats. Life Sciences, 88(11-12), 504-11.

Murillo-Rodríguez, E., Sarro-Ramírez, A., Sánchez, D., Mijangos-Moreno, S., Tejeda-Padrón, A., Poot-Aké, A., Guzman, K., Pacheco-Pantoja, E., and Arias-Carrión, O. (2014). Potential Effects of Cannabidiol as a Wake-Promoting Agent. Current Neuropharmacology12(3), 269–272.

Nicholson, A.N., Turner, C., Stone, B.M., and Robson, P.J. (2004, June). Effect of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on nocturnal sleep and early-morning behavior in young adults. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 24(3), 305-13.

Russo, E.B., Guy, G.W., and Robson, P.J. (2007, August). Cannabis, pain, and sleep: lessons from therapeutic clinical trials of Sativex, a cannabis-based medicine. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 4(8), 1729-43.

Schierenbeck, T., Riemann, D., Berger, M., Hornyak, M. (2008, October). Effect of illicit recreational drugs upon sleep: cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 12(5), 381-9.

Sleep Disorders. (2015, December 16). MedlinePlus. Retrieved from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sleepdisorders.html.

Sleep Disorders. (n.d.). National Sleep Foundation. Retrieved from https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems.

Sleep disorders. (2014, February 7). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-disorders/basic.

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Cannabis oil cures terminal cancer in 3-year-old after pharmaceutical drugs fail miserably

November 9, 2015 by  
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A 3 year-old Utah boy, diagnosed with leukemia and told by doctors that he had mere days to live, is now alive and well not because he continued his chemotherapy, but because he obtained cannabis oil treatment instead. (1)

The family, fed up with the fact that the only treatment doctors could recommend was chemotherapy–even after little Landon Riddle kept vomiting dozens of times daily and refused to eat after two months of chemo–looked into cannabis oil treatment. After reading up about it online and researching the details, they traveled to Colorado where such a treatment is legal, to help Landon. (1)

“His whole chest was full of leukemia tumors which is why he couldn’t breathe,” says his mother, Sierra. “They started him on chemo, but told us that he probably wasn’t going to make it. We discussed all of our concerns with his medical team in Utah and watched Landon continue to suffer and wither away as the piled on drug after drug.” But rather than give in to a death sentence and play into Big Pharma’s only recommendation, Landon began cannabis oil treatments. The results have been incredible. (1)

Within just days of the treatment, Landon showed signs of improvement. Instead of withering away, his appetite surged and his vomiting lessened. He rebounded, and as explained on a CNN video, is still cancer-free even months later. (1)

The sad threat to take a sick child away from his family

Still, serious issues loom over the family, including their concern that Landon might be taken out of their custody. The video, which can be viewed in this article here, explains that the family was initially given an ultimatum: continue years of chemo and steroid treatments or refuse it, and potentially have Landon removed from their care. A lawyer willing to take on the case stepped in, expressing his thoughts that there is nothing detrimental about the family’s intentions.

And so the cannabis treatment continued, although it should be noted the chemotherapy didn’t entirely cease. He still receives treatments, but just once monthly as opposed to the more frequent doses. Sierra is desperately trying to find an oncologist who will allow cannabis treatments only, but has yet to find one willing to do so. (1)

We all know why. If the medical profession were to get on board with cannabis oiltreatments and other natural methods of curing the sick, billions of Big Pharma dollars go down the drain. It would be a huge industry shake-up where pharma jobs would go by the wayside, money lost, and credentials questioned. So medical experts, for the most part, tip-toe around the issue, saying–at best–that it should be used as a complementary approach to more accepted traditional treatment methods such as chemotherapy.

Big organizations against cannabis treatments despite growing evidence that it heals people

In a statement issued to z,i>CNN by the American Cancer Society regarding Landon Riddle’s story, the avoid-cannabis-for-improved-health mentality is blatantly obvious. They stated in the same aforementioned video that “there is no available scientific evidence from controlled studies in humans that cannabinoids can cure or treat cancer.” That, despite the fact that Dr. Julie Holland, editor of “The Pot Book,” says, “It turns out, it actually fights the cancer itself.” That, despite the fact that numerous findings have emerged showing that cannabis compounds kill cancer cells in mice and in humans. That, despite Landon’s amazing recovery. (1)

Landon’s story isn’t the first time cannabis oil has been eyed as helping those with serious conditions heal. For example, Natural News recently reported on the story of 33 year-old David Hibbitt, a U.K. resident who was diagnosed with bowel cancer and given 18 months to live. However, he took therapeutic doses of cannabis oil to the tune of a very affordable $75 monthly and guess what? He eliminated his cancer. (2)

What’s it going to take for the mainstream medical world to fight more for human health rather than Big Pharma greed? It’s time for the blinders to come off and the money-hungry mind sets to end.

(1) http://www.blacklistednews.com
(2) http://www.naturalnews.com/051009_marijuana_cancer_cure_cannabis.html

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July 19, 2015 by  
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February 4, 2015 by  
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In 2007, after 11 months of diarrhea and extreme stomach pain, Fatin Phoenix Ward was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. “I was on steroids and cortisone for several months,” she says. “But I had numerous side effects and my colon was still swollen. My stomach and colon were starting to feel like they were decaying on the inside, accompanied with diarrhea as well as erythema nodosum on my legs and elbows [an inflammatory condition characterized by inflammation of the fat cells under the skin, resulting in tender red nodules or lumps that are usually seen on both shins], which lead to extreme pain in my elbow joints and affected both legs. I wasn’t able to straighten my arms and grab things, nor was I able to walk for several weeks. I was paralyzed! I was completely dependent on my family’s help. The pharmaceutical drugs I had to take did not really help, but rather made everything worse, as I’ve suffered from many side effects affecting my skin and my mobility for months. I found myself in the darkest hour of my life. The pain was so strong that I couldn’t sleep, stay awake or even think straight, and it seemed that no cure was available.”

Desperate for a real cure, she began to look online and found several studies, which described the use of cannabis as a cure. The results of the research suggested that daily doses (60 mg per day) of the cannabinoid CBD could reduce the symptoms as well as the outbreaks of Crohn’s Disease.

She says, “I was unwilling to surrender to the plague of emotional depression and physical defeat. I began channeling my energy into creating a unique raw cannabis based die for healing. Within six months, I was completely healed of Crohn’s Disease.”

She claims that just three days after taking CBD, her excruciating pain disappeared, and the side effects from the pharmaceutical drugs stopped as well. She has been consuming dietary cannabis now for seven years and has not experienced any outbreaks from Crohn’s Disease since.

In August of last year, she had a colonoscopy and to her relief, the doctor told her that her colon wall is completely restored and does not show any traces of Crohn’s Disease. Her doctor confirmed that she had not received any Crohn’s treatment since she started her cannabis therapy.

“I made the impossible possible and cured an incurable disease with dietary cannabis!” she says.

A teacher from Berlin, Germany, she remembers: “Finding out that Crohn’s Disease is considered to be incurable was terrible. All I had in those dark days was my laptop, and that’s when I began searching for something else that could cure me. I couldn’t accept I was going to be a victim of the pharma industry. Dietary cannabis helped me make the impossible possible, and allows me to live a pain-free life without any side-effects.”

Fatin developed a desire to share her liberating encounter with others. Her book The Medical Marijuana Healing Bible, which describes her miraculous healing journey, will be published in spring 2015. She is now campaigning for changes in the laws worldwide to allow cannabis oil and other forms of cannabis to be legally used medicinally to treat other people.

Latest research published in the journal Pharmacology and by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis is effective in treating Crohn’s Disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBDs such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s affect over a million people in the United States today. Many IBD victims suffer from extreme pain, diarrhea and poor ability to digest food. Up to half of IBD cases are so severe that they ultimately require surgery to remove the affected bowel segment.