WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE COLOSTRUM
Commonly referred to as the “first food of life,” colostrum has helped promote and maintain optimal health since the beginning of human history. Now, powdered bovine colostrum supplements are available that have been shown to help people in a number of ways. There are many reasons people of all ages and even pets should take colostrum, and these include:
Colostrum helps modulate the immune system.
Colostrum contains antibodies that help protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract against disease, particularly enteric infectious disease. In fact, various studies have shown that the antibodies in colostrum help the immune system combat both enteropathic and enterotoxic Escherichia coli, Cryptosporidium parvum, rotavirus, and Shigella flexneri.
One study, in particular, revealed that a high percentage of the antibodies and immunoglobulins in colostrum stay in the intestinal tract. Here, the antibodies attack disease-causing organisms before they can enter the bloodstream. A preemptive attack in the gut decreases the amount of work the immune system would normally be subjected to should those pathogens gain access to the bloodstream
Colostrum helps modulate the immune system.
Other studies have highlighted the benefits of immunoglobulin G (IgG), antibodies that are found in all fluids, including colostrum. IgG makes up 75% to 80% of all antibodies in the body, according to WebMD, and help the body combat bacterial and viral infections. Plus, IgG can even cross the placenta in a pregnant woman to further protect the baby (fetus) against infection and disease.
It generally doesn’t take much colostrum to help balance and maintain immune function. Colostrum-LD® is a bovine colostrum supplement that is safe to consume in any quantity. It is recommended that adults who want to maintain a healthy immune system take two capsules (or 1 teaspoon powder) twice a day for optimal results. Or, for anyone with a compromised immune system, or advanced need, four capsules (or 2 teaspoons powder) twice a day is recommended.
Furthermore, the dosage of Colostrum-LD® can be lessened to a maintenance level over time as long as an individual continues to achieve the desired results. The benefits of Colostrum-LD® are cumulative, and as such, the longer and more consistent the use, the greater the immune benefits that an individual may achieve.
Colostrum helps lower an individual’s risk of illness.
To better understand how colostrum supplementation can help reduce a person’s risk of illness, let’s consider the impact of colostrum on newborns and infants.
In many instances, newborns and infants who receive colostrum in the first few days after birth, followed by their mother’s breast milk for one to two years are less prone to illness than those who are not breastfed. Also, young children who received the benefit of early and extended breastfeeding often display increased mental acuity and stronger, more vibrant growth than formula-fed babies.
Although breastfeeding is not always an option for women, colostrum supplementation remains a viable alternative and addition to formula. Furthermore, colostrum can benefit a child’s health at any age. Children may be more susceptible to colds and illness in daycares and schools, and colostrum supplementation helps lower the risk of illness. Colostrum-LD® is available as a powder with a pleasant taste, making this nutritional supplement an ideal choice for kids who are unable to swallow colostrum capsules.
The benefits of colostrum extend into adulthood as well. Colostrum supplements contain a wide array of immune-modulating components, including immunoglobulins, cytokines, interferon, lactoferrin, and proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs). Together, these can help restore immunity, prevent infection, and speed up healing and recovery from illness by either (1) destroying pathogens on contact, or (2) signaling the immune system to destroy them.
Colostrum helps heal the gut.
A healthy, functional GI tract plays an important role in a person’s overall well-being. Many diseases affect the gut, and the gut must be able to effectively absorb nutrients from the foods we eat. The macronutrients (carbs, proteins, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals) are important to fuel the body and to perform metabolic processes throughout the body. Regular colostrum supplementation helps increase the surface area of the intestinal lining (the villi) to improve the absorption of nutrients.
Colostrum has been shown to help restore a leaky gut to normal permeability levels. Colostrum contains an assortment of growth factors and hormones that help repair damage to the intestinal lining, including damage caused by NSAIDs, prescription pain medications, antibiotics, glyphosate, GMOs, and other gut-irritating medications. By restoring gut integrity, undigested food proteins, pathogenic microbes, and other toxins are unable to enter the body via a leaky gut. Colostrum also contains high quantities of immunoglobulins and natural antibodies that help control harmful bacteria and fungi. It has been clinically proven to control harmful bacteria that cause ulcers.
Lastly, colostrum helps promote the re-colonization of the bowel by friendly bacteria. These bacteria grow and replicate better with the help of colostrum’s growth factors, assisting in food digestion, elimination of waste, production of B vitamins, and the prevention of gut-based infections.
People frequently overlook digestive processes or bowel problems until it’s too late or until they experience unpleasant or painful symptoms, such as constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, or other GI problems. Colostrum-LD® is a multifunctional supplement that should be used to maintain optimal gut health, even in the absence of symptoms. Leaky gut happens over time, often quietly, but the damage can be serious. Doctors agree that leaky gut and the systemic inflammation it perpetuates is the primary cause of all allergies and autoimmune conditions.
Colostrum-LD® is the lone substance that is clinically proven to heal and prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome. This supplement remains biologically active at the cellular level for maximum effectiveness. It has even been shown to be up to four times more effective than other colostrum supplements and features a liposomal delivery (LD) system that makes colostrum up to 1,500% more bioavailable in the body. To learn more about Colostrum-LD®, please check out our blog.
The connection between cellular saturation of the prohormone vitamin D and development of chronic conditions ranging from cancer, dementia, stroke and heart disease have been well documented among forward-thinking scientists for at least a decade now. The specific mechanism of action has not been well documented though, as most studies have not drawn a clear line between blood levels of vitamin D and disease prevention.
Researchers from National Jewish Health reporting in The Journal of Immunology have discovered specific molecular and signaling events by which vitamin D inhibits inflammation to help prevent and possibly even treat a host of potentially deadly diseases. Current levels considered satisfactory by most medical professionals did not inhibit the inflammatory cascade, leading to the progression of many forms of disease. Conversely, individuals that maintain significantly higher blood levels of vitamin D had lower levels of inflammatory markers known to aggravate disease progression and were protected against the major killers so prevalent today.
High vitamin D status inhibits inflammatory messengers to prevent chronic disease
The study author, Dr. Elena Goleva noted that this research “goes beyond previous associations of vitamin D with various health outcomes. It outlines a clear chain of cellular events, from the binding of DNA, through a specific signaling pathway, to the reduction of proteins known to trigger inflammation.” Current guidelines call for minimum vitamin D blood serum levels of 20 ng/ml, a benchmark set decades ago that was intended to prevent rickets in children and promote bone health. Researchers conducting this study found improvement in inflammation levels at a minimum of 30 ng/ml, leaving millions at risk for chronic disease.
Scientists conducting this study examined the specific mechanisms exhibited by vitamin D to act on immune and inflammatory pathways. They incubated white blood cells with different saturation levels of vitamin D and then exposed the culture to an inflammatory molecule known to promote intense inflammatory responses. Cells exposed to low levels of vitamin D (less than 15 ng/ml) produced excessive levels of the inflammatory cytokines IL-6 and TNF-alpha, associated with disease development and progression. The highest level of inflammatory inhibition occurred at 50 ng/ml and above as cells become fully saturated with the prohormone and maximum immune response is observed.
Researchers identified a new location where the vitamin-D receptor appears to bind directly to DNA and activate a gene known as MKP-1, interfering with the inflammatory cascade promoted by long-term stress and a highly refined, processed food diet. Dr. Goleva concluded “The fact that we showed a dose-dependent and varying response to levels commonly found in humans also adds weight to the argument for vitamin D’s role in immune and inflammatory conditions.” Maintain your vitamin D blood levels above 50 ng/ml (measured with the 25(OH)D test) to afford maximum protection against chronic inflammatory-mediated diseases.
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What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of your lungs that can be caused by several kinds of germs, such as:
Fungi (molds) (uncommon)
Pneumonia causes swelling (inflammation) of the airways and causes air sacs in the lungs to fill with mucus and other fluids, making it difficult for oxygen to reach the blood.
People who are otherwise healthy often recover quickly when given prompt and proper care. However, pneumonia is a serious condition. You are at higher risk if you:
Are over age 65
Have a chronic illness, especially one that affects the heart, lungs, or kidneys (such as COPD, diabetes)
Have a weakened immune system for any reason (such as from medication, cancer, or a transplant)
Have trouble swallowing
Have had a recent surgery or procedure
Have pneumonia that doesn’t get treated
If you are not sure whether any of these apply to you, ask your healthcare provider.
How Your Lungs Work
Your lungs’ main job is to get oxygen into your blood and remove carbon dioxide. This happens during breathing. We breathe 12 to 20 times per minute when we are not sick. When you breathe in, air travels down the back of your throat and passes through your voice box and into your windpipe (trachea). Your trachea splits into two air passages (bronchial tubes). One bronchial tube leads to the left lung, the other to the right lung. For the lungs to perform their best, the airways need to be open as you breathe in and out. Swelling (inflammation) and mucus can make it harder to move air through the airways, making it harder to breathe. This leads to shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and feeling more tired than normal.
What is it?
Bacterial Pneumonia: Bacterial pneumonia is caused by bacteria germs. The streptococcus pneumoniae germ is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia.
Viral Pneumonia: Viral pneumonia is caused by virus germs. About half of all people with pneumonia have viral pneumonia. Viral pneumonia is usually less serious than bacterial pneumonia.
What are the signs and symptoms?
Bacterial Pneumonia: Symptoms of bacterial pneumonia can develop gradually or suddenly. Symptoms include:
High fever (up to 105 degrees)
Tiredness (less energy)
Cough with mucus (might be greenish or have blood)
Chest pain, especially with coughing or deep breathing
Shortness of breath
Loss of appetite
Viral Pneumonia: Symptoms usually develop over a period of several days. Early symptoms are similar to flu symptoms, which include:
Loss of appetite
Additional symptoms about a day later:
Cough with mucus
Shortness of breath
What is the treatment?
Bacterial Pneumonia: Bacterial pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. In some cases, the person may stay in the hospital for treatment. Hospital treatments may include:
Fluids and medicines given through an IV
Breathing treatments and exercises to help loosen mucus
Medicines for pain and fever may also be helpful. With treatment, bacterial pneumonia usually improves within 24 to 48 hours.
Viral Pneumonia: Antibiotics are not used to fight viruses, but may be given to fight a bacterial infection that is also present. Hospital stays for viral pneumonia are less common than for bacterial pneumonia.
Medicines for pain and fever may also be helpful. Other medicines and therapies such as breathing treatments and exercises to loosen mucus may be prescribed by your doctor. Symptoms usually begin to improve within a few days.
The most important thing is to finish all medications and therapies as they are prescribed. This will help to get rid of the infection completely and prevent it from coming back.
How can I prevent?
Bacterial Pneumonia: Several pneumonia vaccines (shots) are available for protection against the most common causes of bacterial pneumonia. Ask your healthcare provider about these vaccines. Getting a flu vaccine (shot) once every year can also help prevent bacterial pneumonia.
Viral Pneumonia: Get a flu vaccine (shot) once every year. Flu vaccines are prepared to protect against that year’s virus strain. Having the flu can make it easier to get bacterial pneumonia.
How to Prevent Bacterial and Viral Pneumonia
Don’t smoke, and avoid secondhand smoke.
Wash your hands before eating, before handling food, when using the restroom, and after being outside.
Avoid being around people who are sick. Ask them to visit when they are feeling better.
Eat a healthy diet, exercise, and get enough rest.
Tell your doctor if you have trouble swallowing.
Get treated for any other infections or conditions that you have.
Don’t use alcohol heavily.
What should I do to get better?
Finish ALL medications and therapies as they are prescribed.
Drink warm fluids to relieve coughing.
Rest. Don’t rush your recovery. It can take weeks to get your full strength back.
You are the only one who knows whether you are feeling better. If at any time you feel worse, contact your healthcare provider right away.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. What is Pneumonia? Accessed 4/29/2016.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pneumonia Can Be Prevented—Vaccines Can Help Accessed 4/29/2016.
American Academy of Family Physicians. Pneumonia Accessed 4/29/2016.
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In a day and age where we are given a pill for every conceivable ill, it may seem strange to hear someone reject swallowing one down. We have come to believe here in the West that medications are our only option and remedies found in nature mere snake oil. But with big pharmaceutical companies shamelessly trying to make a buck at every turn, it’s important we remember that, long before these pills came to be, people were surviving naturally, utilizing hundreds of years of collected knowledge.
The overuse of antibiotics has reached an all-time high, and the results of this uncontrolled experiment are, quite frankly, alarming. Drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” are evolving faster than scientists can keep up with, casting doubt on our future ability to fight off these bacteria.
Foods and herbs were once used on a daily basis to guard against infection and disease before the development of pharmaceutical antibiotics in the 1940s, and they continue to be used by natural enthusiasts around the world.
Here are some holistic ways to heal without succumbing to pharmaceutical antibiotics, we recommend that you content a Naturopathic doctor, or someone you know is knowledgable with regards to dosage and frequency of consumption, it might be different depending on your illness.
Popular as a flavoring for your Italian dishes, oregano aids digestion and weight loss. Furthermore, the oil in oregano, Carvacrol, is a natural antimicrobial which can fight bacteria that cause infections and as well as combat Candida overgrowth. This is arguably the first supplement you should reach for when you come down with a cold or flu.
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Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV has been trending recently as people continue to uncover its many medicinal uses. From its antibiotic and antiseptic properties to being able to naturally alkalize your system, it’s a much-loved potion. Heartburn sufferers should keep ACV well within reach, eschewing antacids, which only worsen your situation. ACV can also help you to manage your weight, lower cholesterol, and cut your risk of cancer. Used topically, this chemical-free astringent can disinfect and sterilize.
Oh so tasty, honey is nature’s sweetener. The enzyme found in honey releases hydrogen peroxide, making it perfect for naturally treating wounds and preventing infection — which is precisely what the ancient Romans used it for on the battlefield.
Often used to enhance many meals, this plant is pretty powerful, as it can fight the common cold. The allicin in it protects against yeast, parasites, bacteria, and more.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
So medicinally powerful, grapefruit seed extract has been found to be effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, as well as more than a hundred strains of fungus, and many parasites. It’s also rich in antioxidants, naturally alkalizes the body, and improves your gut flora.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
The long list of medicinal benefits of coconut oil seems to be endless. A naturally occurring anti-fungal and anti-microbial oil, it is chock-full of antioxidants that you simply can’t get your hands on through any other natural source. It is used to boost both immune and brain function and balance thyroid, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. Mary Enig, Ph.D, explains that our bodies convert the lauric acid contained in coconut oil into monolaurin, which is the “antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria, including listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia.”
Fermented foods have been used for centuries as a means of preservation, but they’ve also been found to renew intestinal flora, protect against cancer, and fight off infections, including Candida. Try unpasteurized cabbage, homemade pickles, kefir, and probiotic yogurts.
This natural antibiotic has been used for centuries. Colloidal silver is a mixture of silver particles suspended in fluid. Though meant to be a temporary treatment, since silver, a heavy metal, can be toxic, it can be used to stop the enzymes that single-cell bacteria need in order to multiply. Learn how to use it on an infection here.
THE NIGHTMARE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY ( BAKING SODA )
According to the result of research findings, cancer is a lactic acid, which is formed when a certain kind of fungus or mold lives in an environment devoid of oxygen. It was also discovered that by passing a very high concentration of oxygen molecules through cancer cells, it could destroy them completely.
It is really very difficult for anyone to wrap their head around the idea that a substance as common as sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can offer much more benefits than most of the pharmaceutical drugs that cost so much. There is however fascinating evidence that proves that sodium bicarbonate can indeed cure a lot of serious diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Medical practitioners have also been advised to use it since it offers amazing benefits.
Sodium bicarbonate, it must be noted, is a very widely researched substance, which has been used for several years even by oncologists. The toxicity of chemotherapy and radiation are such that could destroy vital organs of the body, like the liver and kidneys, therefore, sodium bicarbonate is usually given periodically to patients to prevent this possibility.
All over the world, multitudes add sodium bicarbonate to their drinking water with the intention of curing clinical acidosis and other adverse conditions. It is a well known fact that sodium bicarbonate has saved a lot of lives in the emergency rooms. The combination of baking soda with other natural substances like iodine and magnesium chloride produces a mixture that is a wonder in the medical world.
A major issue with regards to human physiology is the problem of a lack of bicarbonate ions. This results in a decrease in the pH value of the blood. Enzymes are a fundamental part of biochemical reactions and they are highly sensitive to pH levels.
Six Ways How Colostrum Helps Fight Cancer by Dr. David Jockers
You might know it as “first milk” or “mother’s milk” but the biological name for this precious liquid is colostrum. Colostrum is a nutrient contained in the breast milk of nursing mammals. In fact, colostrum is critical to an animal’s optimal health and life expectancy. If a newborn baby calf or fawn does not receive colostrum from its nursing mother within several hours, the infant may likely die or face lifelong health concerns.
How does colostrum impact human health? A mother’s milk is most highly elevated in colostrum during the first few feedings of breast milk and signals to the newborn’s immune system that a time has come where it needs to fend for itself. This same serum which is necessary for survival in mammals has been shown to have an extraordinary effect on human immunity and the ability to fight cancer.
The Benefits of Colostrum
1. Colostrum: A Critical Source of Nutrients
Physicians observe a direct correlation between formula feeding and a dysfunctioning immune system in children. Unlike colostrum-containing breast milk, formula does not contain the same source of nutrients designed to equip a newborn’s immune system with the right tools. In fact, formula is believed to increase the risk of the following health conditions:
Allergies such as asthma
Chronic infections such as urinary tract and lung infection
The act of breastfeeding does more than create a connection between mom and child. Breastfeeding aids in the development of an intricate immune system. Bioactive compounds help to develop tissue and organs, of which the gastrointestinal tract may be of greatest importance and priority.
At birth a baby receives most of the immune defense properties it will require throughout life. As a newborn ages the mother’s milk becomes less concentrated with immune-boosting colostrum. While these protective properties are critical at birth, colostrum can strengthen the immune system throughout all stages of life.
2. Colostrum: Required for Immune System Development
While in a mother’s womb, a baby receives all of the immune regulating factors it requires by mimicking the same defense mechanisms of the mother’s immune system. This is because immune defenses such as autoantibodies are supplied through the placenta. Before birth and during labor, different types of antibodies are transferred to the child which will strengthen the newborn’s own immune system. The final part of the equation is the feeding of breastmilk designed to initiate stem cell proliferation, gene function, and the development of a strong immune defense.
3. Colostrum: Contains Anti-Inflammatory Activity
Lactoferrin, a compound contained in colostrum, is a protein required for the metabolism of iron. Organs and cells in the body have receptors for this protein to bind to and inhibit autoimmune responses and inflammation triggered by problems like leaky gut.
Lactoferrin activates T-cells, regulates antigen pathways, and promotes enzyme activity. Lactoferrin also exhibits strong antioxidant and detoxification properties which reduce systemic inflammation. As a result, the existence of lactoferrin in the body inhibits inflammatory immune responses and may reduce the risk of cancer and disease.
As a result of lactoferrin’s ability to reduce inflammation and scavenge free radicals, colostrum containing lactoferrin protects the body from invading compounds such as pathogen-containing water and food supply, and chemically preserved and antibiotic-ridden foods. The lymphatic system becomes less hindered by toxic compounds pushed from the intestines and into lymph nodes. As a result, colostrum may also reduce the duration of cold and flu-like symptoms.
Colostrum promotes the development of a strong immune defense.
4. Colostrum: Contains Antimicrobial Properties
A peptide known as human beta-defensin-2 (hBD-2) has been found in colostrum from human breast milk. HBD-2 boosts immune system activity by defending against possibly fatal bacterial infections. Colostrum is associated with the reduced frequency from infection of the following bacteria:
Another antimicrobial property found in colostrum is T-cells. Specific T-cells are designed to detect foreign microbes and prevent against pathogenic bacterial overgrowth and infection. Stress can leave our immune systems susceptible to an attack from foreign bacteria and therefore it is crucial to maintain the integrity of the gut microbiome. Colostrum can reduce the risk of this occurrence and protect the body from bacteria-induced inflammation and an autoimmune response associated with Crohn’s disease.
5. Colostrum May Treat Metabolic Conditions
Patients with metabolic syndrome, including those with type-2 diabetes, may benefit from the supplementation of 10-20 mg of colostrum daily. Colostrum may heal liver damage, reduce fatty acid levels, decrease postprandial glucose spikes, and better regulate insulin production.
6. Colostrum: Exhibits Cancer Defense Activity
The immune system is the body’s best defense mechanism for maintaining the health of the whole body. Comparable to a surveillance system, a strong immune system requires numerous factors to function properly. Colostrum promotes the development of a strong immune defense and can equip the body to defend against cancer.
Colostrum Activates GcMAF Production
A specific colostrum relating to cows − bovine colostrum − activates the production of GcMAF in the human body. GcMAF (vitamin D-derived binding protein macrophage activating factor) is crucial for a healthy functioning immune system. GcMAF repairs tissue from damage, and supports the immune system in preventing infection, including the growth and spread of cancer.
Specific cancers related to GcMAF production include colorectal, bladder and ovarian, among many others.
The production of GcMAF stimulated by bovine colostrum can help treat chronic fatigue syndrome and prevent infection. Although further clinical testing is required, colostrum may be recommended as an immunotherapy strategy without unintended side effects.
Bovine Colostrum: Conflicting Evidence
Research is unclear regarding the mechanisms by which colostrum from cows can be used to supplement health in humans. Conflicting data suggests that “hyperimmune bovine colostrum” from cows treated with vaccines can be easily absorbed by the human gastrointestinal tract and used to strengthen our immune response, but more research may be needed. However, encouraging clinical results show that the lactoferrin in bovine colostrum does in fact activate cytokines, cell proliferation, and boost detoxification in humans.
Tell us about your experiences with using colostrum.
Colostrum is a nutrient contained in the breast milk of nursing mammals.
This same serum which is necessary for survival in mammals has been shown to have an extraordinary effect on human immunity and the ability to fight cancer.
Lactoferrin, a compound contained in colostrum, is a protein required for the metabolism of iron. Organs and cells in the body have receptors for this protein to bind to and inhibit autoimmune responses and inflammation triggered by problems like leaky gut.
Colostrum is associated with the reduced frequency from infection of the following bacteria: Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli, and Salmonella.
Bovine colostrum (from cows) activates the production of GcMAF in the human body. GcMAF repairs tissue from damage, and supports the immune system in preventing infection, including the growth and spread of cancer.
Encouraging clinical results show that the lactoferrin in bovine colostrum activates cytokines, cell proliferation, and boosts detoxification in humans.
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The Rise Of The Rockefeller Pharma Industry
Modern medicine has some good points, for sure, and is great in an emergency, but it’s time we learn that today’s mainstream pharma industry (Modern medicine), with its focus on drugs, radiation and surgery, is at its foundation a Rockefeller creation. But how did the pharma industry come to be so prominent in our modern world?
Where it all began – John D. Rockefeller(1800s)
Let’s go back in time to the late 1800s. John D. Rockefeller, the head of the Rockefeller family had just become very rich through extracting oil from the ground. Now he is looking for ways to capitalize his oil, and he comes across the idea of using coal tar – a petroleum derivative – to make substances that affect the human mind, body and nervous system.
Wait… Petroleum Drugs?
Yes, these drugs are excellent at masking or stopping symptoms, but overall do not cure the underlying cause of a disease.
Rockefeller then bought out part of the massive German pharmaceutical cartel, I.G. Farben. This was the very same cartel that would later assist Hitler by manufacturing chemicals and poisons for war. Funny how it all comes together huh?
Destroying the Competition
Now armed with the ingenious idea of petroleum drugs, He wanted to eliminate the competitors of his new-found investment, so he hired a man called Abraham Flexner to submit a report to Congress in 1910.
This report “concluded” that there were too many doctors and medical schools in America, and that all the other healing methods which had existed for hundreds or thousands of years were unscientific quackery.
Unfortunately, Congress acted upon the conclusions and made them law. Incredibly, modern medicine became the standard, even though its 3 main methods of treatment in the 1800s had been blood-letting, surgery and the injection of toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury to supposedly displace disease!
From then on, it was downhill for the “alternative methods” that were repeatedly and constantly suppressed by the larger powers at play.
It’s funny how a drug showing promise to treat a specific disease is usually pushed into human clinical trials, yet cannabis, a plant that has been shown to have anti-tumoral effects for decades, is still awaiting them. Think about that for a moment.
Natural Solutions vs. Rockefeller Medicine
At this point let us turn from the problem to the solutions – and fortunately there are many. The famous ancient Greek physician Hippocrates wrote:
“Nature heals. The doctor’s task consists in strengthening the natural healing powers, to direct them, and especially not to interfere with them.”
The immune system is your number one defense against any disease – not a vaccine.
Most natural medicine is designed to treat the body holistically, not to “cure” one disease only to have it transform and mutate into another ailment.
One such example is even cited in the Holy Bible. Genesis 19 and Deut. 29, mentions a certain nutrient that seems to inhibit the aging process, protecting your cells from the ravages of time.
One that has the ability to prevent, stop, and even reverse some of today’s deadliest diseases.
And when mixed with any diet, it strengthens and enhances your health and immunity better than any man-made remedy.
Click here to watch the findings of this investigation in a video.
Case Study: Cannabis Helps Boy Fight Cancer
By Gregory Frye
on September 5, 2017
Do you know anybody who has used cannabis to help treat cancer?
Although increasing numbers of people are turning towards cannabis for cancer – and many other health maladies – there’s still a lot of questions about how it all works.
And if it works…
So why not turn to the people who have spent years on the frontlines of medicinal cannabis, working with actual patients, and seeing the actual outcomes?
One of those people is Mara Gordon, founder of a non-profit called Aunt Zelda’s, which has worked with over 1,000+ cannabis patients (mostly cancer cases) by making some of the most well-respected cannabis products in California.
Watch Mara Gordon discuss how cannabis works in the body:
By the way the above clip of Mara is from 2016 during Green Flower’s very first Cannabis Health Summit (get the rebroadcast of the entire CHS 2016 here).
Case Study on Cannabis and Cancer
While working on the Cannabis As Medicine campaign a few months ago, I interviewed Mara Gordon from Aunt Zelda’s about some of her case studies – actual patients she’s worked with.
One of the case studies Mara shared involved a young boy stricken with an extremely malignant form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).
I have a lot of respect for Mara and the entire Aunt Zelda’s team for all the work they do. And case studies like this are such a tremendous learning opportunity for all of us.
Below is the transcript of Mara discussing the patient’s case with some additional formatting for an easier read:
This patient was an 11-year-old boy whose mother came to us in the summer of 2013. He was going through chemo and he was experiencing the worst of every possible side effect. It was clear that he wasn’t going to be able to make it through the chemotherapy regimen completely without help.
When he came to us, he was using a different cannabis oil that he’d gotten from somebody and it wasn’t very good. It was made with and contained a lot of isopropyl alcohol – very disgusting. Even though it was helping him in some ways with the side effects of chemo, it was also giving him stomach cramps.
When they came to us, obviously we did a lab analysis on the oil and found out that it was problematic so recommended they throw it away and we got him started with clean medicine.
Peak Dosage Levels
He, at one point, was on as many as 700 mg of total cannabinoids (400 mg of THC and 300 mg of CBD given in separate doses) BUT that’s extremely unusual.
The reason why he was on such a high dose was because he had a stomach tube and they were giving him the oil through that. And the bioavailability of the cannabinoids when administered through that route is greatly decreased. So you have to give a whole lot more to get the same benefits.
We titrated him up to a therapeutic dose over time and of course when he was able to take the medicine sublingually, we were able to go way down on the dose. If it weren’t for the stomach tube we would have wanted him on about 250 to 300 mg of THC and 150 to 200 mg of CBD.
Combining Cannabis with Chemotherapy
I still remember the call we got from his mother, reporting that he had regained his appetite for the first time in months. And we were able to get him so that he could do the chemotherapy treatments without interruption and complete them all, which was truly remarkable because his oncologist didn’t think that was going to be possible.
He has since gone into remission and has stayed in remission, which is phenomenal. This particular type of cancer is known for its relapse, and chemotherapy has a very high success rate and it has a high relapse rate.
Studies have shown that when cannabinoids are combined with chemotherapy the synergy between the two actually creates more apoptosis (the killing and disappearing of cancer cells) than would occur otherwise because the cannabinoids help to protect the healthy cells while allowing the chemo to concentrate on the proliferating cells.
So in some cases the cannabis works better with chemo drugs and in his case it certainly did because it allowed him to finish the regimen of 14 different chemotherapy treatments in the original allotted time without missing a single month, which is what commonly happens – the patient has to skip a month because they’re still too sick to start the next round.
Additional Benefits and Supplements
The other thing it did was that he had missed 15 months of school and within three months he was back at his grade level.
He did have some difficulty with neuropathy, which is very common where you have a shortening of the legs and then he couldn’t put his feet down – but in his case he’d been doing a lot of exercises and a lot of work with acupuncture and we gave him a cannabis topical, which seemed to help.
We also had him on different supplements such as Turkey tail and all sorts of other mushrooms as well as curcumin and several other supplements.
Cannabis is not a panacea; it typically works best with other things because it’s not going to solve everything in the body.
Required: Cannabis Maintenance Dose
Now he’s on a maintenance dose of 75 mg per day of THC and 100 mg per day of CBD, and we will try to keep him at that for another year and then lower him by about another 50 percent.
He’ll have to be on cannabis the rest of his life. That’s one of the things about this, it’s not like you can stop and stay okay because when people stop using the cannabinoid therapies they usually relapse.
So first of all it’s not a cure – there’s no such thing as a cure for cancer. Not just because there hasn’t been one created yet but because there are conditions within the body where the chemotherapy and the radiation and all these things are necessary because cells have mutated in the body, and there’s nothing to stop that from continuing to happen.
Whether it’s endocannabinoid deficiency or whatever other conditions that are causing this in the body, environmental, epigenetics, etc., that a person gets sick to begin with, there’s no question that you have to keep the patient on some sort of maintenance dose.
And that’s really not any different if you are vitamin D deficient, vitamin B deficient, or iron deficient – you take supplements. These phytocannabinoids are simply supplementing deficiencies in our endocannabinoids.
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