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Cannabis “Superior To Modern Drugs” For Inflammatory Bowel Condition (Crohn’s Disease)

Posted by Date: June 09, 2017

Cannabis Superior To Drugs For Inflammatory Bowel Condition (Crohn's Disease) | medical-marijuana | Natural Medicine

When drugs fail, and surgery is the only remaining option on the horizon, smoking cannabis may provide an effective and safe natural alternative for the debilitating inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease. 

Crohn’s disease is a debilitating inflammatory bowel disease that chronically affects the lining of the digestive tract and is usually resistant to conventional drug-based treatment. Even with treatment the condition generally progresses to the point where surgery is required in 70% of sufferers. Surgery, however, does not usually provide a cure, with 30% undergoing surgery seeing a recurrence of symptoms within three years, and 60% within 10 years.1

Given the poor prognosis of those diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, some with the condition have been known to experiment with natural alternatives. At GreenMedInfo.com we have gathered preliminary research on natural interventions for the condition, with probiotics, boswellia and curcumin (a turmeric polyphenol) top on the list. We have also spent a good deal of time reporting on research indicating that wheat is an inflammatory food to the digestive tract and therefore should likely be avoided by anyone with an inflammatory bowel condition.

One potential remedy for Crohn’s disease that we have not yet reported on is cannabis. Animal research already indicates that it can ameliorate colitis, an inflammatory condition of the colon. There is also an established role of cannabis within gastroenterology for the following conditions: “anorexia, emesis, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, intestinal inflammation, and diabetic gastroparesis.”2 Additionally, a retrospective observational study from 2011 found that 21 of the 30 patients who imbibed inhaled cannabis saw significant improvement, with patients requiring steroid treatment reduced from 26 to 4. [view the full PDF here]

These preliminary results set the groundwork for a new study investigating cannabis in Crohn’s patients published this month in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and titled, “Cannabis Induces a Clinical Response in Patients With Crohn’s Disea….” [view the full PDF here]

In the new study — the first randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study of its kind on the topic — researchers studied 21 patients (mean age 40) with Crohn’s disease who did not respond to drug therapy (steroids, immunomodulators, or anti–tumor necrosis factor-α agents). Patients were randomly assigned to be given cannabis, twice daily, in the form of cigarettes containing 115 mg of (THC) or placebo containing cannabis flowers from which the THC had been extracted.

The study participants were assessed during 8 weeks of treatment and 2 weeks thereafter and saw the following remarkable results:

Complete remission (CDAI score, <150) was achieved by 5 of 11 subjects in the cannabis group (45%) and 1 of 10 in the placebo group (10%; P = .43). A clinical response (decrease in CDAI score of >100) was observed in 10 of 11 subjects in the cannabis group (90%; from 330 ± 105 to 152 ± 109) and 4 of 10 in the placebo group (40%; from 373 ± 94 to 306 ± 143; P = .028). Three patients in the cannabis group were weaned from steroid dependency. Subjects receiving cannabis reported improved appetite and sleep, with no significant side effects. [emphasis added]

The authors concluded cannabis was a clinically effective intervention in 10 of 11 patients:

“Although the primary end point of the study (induction of remission) was not achieved, a short course (8 weeks) of THC-rich cannabis produced significant clinical, steroid-free benefits to 10 of 11 patients with active Crohn’s disease, compared with placebo, without side effects. Further studies, with larger patient groups and a nonsmoking mode of intake, are warranted.” [emphasis added]

How Does Cannabis Work?

The primary mechanisms through which cannabis exhibits healing properties in Crohn’s disease are its immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties:

“Cannabinoids have a profound anti-inflammatory effect, mainly through the CB2 receptor 2]. Cell-mediated immunity was found to be impaired in] chronic marijuana users [6]. A potent anti-inflammatory effect of cannabis was observed in rodents [7]. Studying the functional roles of the endocannabinoid system in immune modulation reveals that it is involved in almost all major immune events. Cannabinoids shift the balance of proinflammatory cytokines and anti-inflammatory cytokines (towards the T helper cell type 2 profiles (Th2 phenotype and suppress cell-mediated immunity, whereas humoral immunity may be enhanced [8]. Therefore, cannabinoids may be used to treat various inflammatory conditions ,including rheumatoid arthritis.” [Source]

For more information on the myriad therapeutic properties of cannabis visit our cannabis research database.

References

http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-dise…

2 Naftali, T., Bar Lev, L., Yablekovitch, D. et al. Treatment of Crohn’s disease with cannabis: an observational study. Isr Med Assoc J. 2011; 13: 455–458

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Colloidal Silver – Get it While You Can

From Snafu At The Con Trail

Colloidal Silver – Get it While You Can

 

Removed from public use in the United States in the 1920’s and 1930’s by the medical profession in their move to purge natural health remedies from the marketplace, Colloidal Silver persisted through public demand.
In August, 1998 the FDA ordered all Colloidal Silver removed from all U.S. Health Stores as a dangerous substance, but due to public outcry, that order has been temporarily relaxed.
So why are the Pharmaceutical company’s and FDA trying so desparately to rid the planet of Colloidal Silver. It’s a well known fact that hospitals use Colloidal Silver in their burn units to stop infection. Newborns have had Silver Nitrate dumped in their eyes to kill bacteria and Viruses from Venereal Disease for decades. So what’s the problem?
The problem may lie in the fact that Colloidal Silver is far superior to anti-biotics. While anti-biotics kill bacteria but have multiple side effects, Colloidal Silver kills all bacteria, virus, fungus and yeasts with no side effects. While bacteria develops resistance to anti-biotics, no resistance to Colloidal Silver can be developed.
If you’ve tried to research this on the web, the information can be overwhelming as Hospitals, phamaceutical companies, FDA and doctors all claim that there has never been any research on Colloidal Silver. So rather than a “He said – She said”, lets stick to the reseach the FDA claims has never been done.
Back in the 1970’s Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., a pioneering surgeon at Syracuse Medical University, made a startling discover after he started using electrically generated silver ions to heal severe cases of osteomyelitis, a bone infection that can open up large wounds in a patient’s flesh, an untreatable problem by the medical establishment. By generating silver ions directly into open infected wounds through the use of a small, battery operated Colloidal Silver generator operating at 0.9 volts, he found that not only did the silver effectively kill the infectious microorganisms responsible for the disease, but it also triggered amazing and quite unexpected re-growth of human tissue and bone at the site of the infection. In other words, far from damaging human cells, Becker discovered that silver caused astonishing cellular repair, resulting in dramatic healing of damaged tissues.
Becker proved that even when silver ions were electrically driven straight into damaged tissues, massive healing took place as mature human cells were triggered to become healing stem cells, resulting in the complete regeneration of injured tissue! Becker continued to carry out his work on using electrically generated silver ions to stimulate wound healing and trigger re-growth of tissue throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. This work included the development of astonishing new methods using electrically generated silver ions to trigger the re-growth of tissues, limbs and even organs in living creatures such as rats.
Dr. Becker would later state regarding his unique treatment method: “All of the organisms that we tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all known antibiotics…In no case were any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment apparent.”
Shortly before he could demonstate the ability of Colloidal Silver to regenerate organ tissue as well as prove Colloidal Silver would turn cancer cells back into normal cells, his work was defunded after pressure from the Pharmaceutical companies and then completely shut down by the University of Syracuse. He ultimately wrote two bestselling books on his work, “The Body Electric”, and “Cross Currents”. These books were written to tell the world of Dr. Becker’s discoveries, much to the dismay of Big Pharma.
In his book entitled “The Body Electric”, Becker states that silver deficiency is responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system. While analyzing hair samples and questioning the parties involved, Dr. Becker noted a correlation between low silver levels in the body and disease. Those who maintained low silver levels were frequently sick, with innumerable colds, flu, fevers and other illnesses. Dr. Becker’s experiments concluded that silver destroys a wide range of pathogenic bacteria without damaging any of the cells of the body, and without any harmful side-effects.
Dr. Becker also states that silver ion (colloidal state) was accomplishing much more than just killing disease-causing organisms. It was also accelerating major growth stimulation in injured tissues. When exposed to silver, human fibroblast cells (which are able to multiply at an increased rate) then differentiate into the specialized cells of the organ or tissue-system that has been injured or damaged even in patients over fifty years old. Furthermore, Dr. Becker discovered that cancer cells would transform back to normal cells in the presence of the silver ion, regardless of their location in the body. He therefore concluded that Colloidal Silver will regenerate damaged, old or worn out cellular tissue, eliminate cancerous cells, and any other diseased or abnormal condition.
He also observed that those patients with higher than average levels of silver ion present in their bodies, who suffered from severe burns, were able to more quickly regenerate the burn-damaged tissue, without the occurrence of scar tissue or any overload to their immune system. Moreover, Colloidal Silver is especially well suited for use against many types of disease-producing organisms simultaneously, even the strains of pathogens and fungi that are highly resistant to synthetic antibiotics. Fantastic successes have been documented in many cases that were previously considered to be hopeless. Residue silver in the body more than doubles the capability of the immune system to destroy cancer cells and other disease-causing organisms, and the friendly bacteria in the intestines (the intestinal flora) are not adversely affected.
If you have any doubt about your silver levels, Colloidal Silver is the way to go. There’s plenty of sites with information on internal use of Colloidal Silver with ten times as many sites stating Colloidal Silver is deadly. Big Pharma and the FDA have made every attempt to discredit any natural product that was good and cured people for hundreds of years.

Sources for Colloidal Silver: http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Silver-Sol-10-PPM-8-fl-oz-237-ml/38520
Sources for this article: http://colloidalsilversecrets.blogspot.mx/2011/02/how-dr-robert-o-b…
http://www.thesilveredge.com/pioneers.shtml
http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2012/07/ucla-medical-test-on-colloi…
http://www.center4cancer.com/pdf/colloidal-silver.pdf
http://beckerarchives.wustl.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=9432
Robert Becker – The Body Electric (Torrent) – https://1337x.to/torrent/1924574/Robert-Becker-The-Body-Electric-El…
Robert Becker – Cross Currents – https://www.amazon.com/Cross-Currents-Electropollution-Promise-Elec…