These Lifestyle Choices may make Cancer less likely.
You’ve seen the hype-filled headlines: “The Cancer Prevention Diet!” “Slash Your Risk of Cancer in Half in Just Minutes a Day!” Is it true that you can cut your cancer risk with simple choices you make every day?
Well, there’s nothing magic about cancer prevention, no “killer app” that can instantly keep you healthy. Genetics play a big role in cancer, so even if you try to live a perfectly healthy life, it’s possible that you may develop cancer.
But experts estimate that at least a third of all adult cancer cases are linked to lifestyle, which is within your control.
With every healthy choice you make — and every unhealthy habit you drop — you’re chipping away at your cancer risk.
Sharing the news of cancer with family and friends.
It’s different for each family. Families and people who have been told they have cancer may wonder whom to tell and how they should tell them. They often feel pressured to share their diagnosis, but most people are able to wait until they are ready. There’s no set time when people begin to feel comfortable enough to discuss their cancer with others.
How I told Geordon his Mother had Cancer – My journey with Geordon presented challenges, at an early age; he associated cancer as a death sentence. I vividly recall the day Lisa and me knew she had cancer, Geordon saw a cancer treatment commercial shortly after my mother passing away of cancer and he said, “That person is dead!” I looked at Lisa, and knew this was going to be a transition and an education. This was a year long process educating Geordon on; survivors, cancer research, and that he personally needed to be involved with mother’s battle against the disease. Nothing less would be acceptable as father who lost his mother to cancer. Geordon then created Strikes Against Cancer to honor his mother.
After many chemo and radiation treatments 4 years later, Lisa had a miracle surgery that we that we thought gave her a fighting chance. After many complications, and an aggressive cancer in the lymph nodes, the cancer spread to her brain. I didn’t know how to tell Geordon. I came home, he asked how Momma was, I was fumbling for words and he forcefully said, “Dad, please don’t lie to me, I want to know the truth” this was now the second most difficult thing I’ve ever had to tell my son. “The cancer has spread to Mom’s brain”, I said, we hugged each other, cried, and then prayed.
Lisa passed away 2 months later after gamma knife radiation treatments to the brain and never regained enough strength to begin chemo treatments. Ultimately she passed away from liver cancer due to the aggressive cancer that spread through the lymph nodes on November 4th 2012.
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me!
~ Philippians 4:13 ~
Finding out our Son had cancer – March 7, 2014, our son, Cordero, while at school, noticed the left side of his face felt weak. That evening when he came home, we noticed his left eye was blinking slower than his right. We took him to the ER and they diagnosed him with Bell’s Palsy and said it could take anywhere from a few months up to a year to resolve itself. Sixteen days later, on March 23, 2014 he woke up and was unable to smile. His entire face was paralyzed. I was in Houston, with our 12 year-old daughter, Bella, at a volleyball tournament. My husband, Bobby, and Cordero were getting ready to go to church but instead ended up in the ER. After routine blood work, an MRI and a head X-ray, the ER doctor decided to do a chest X-ray. The chest X-ray showed a mediastinal mass. They were immediately transported, via ambulance, to Medical City Children’s Hospital. Bobby called to give me the news, Bella and I left immediately for Dallas. I don’t even remember the drive home.
We arrived at the hospital around 5:30 pm on March 23, 2014. There was our seemingly healthy, active, fit son lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV and looking obviously a little nervous. One look into my husband’s eyes and I knew the news wasn’t going to be good. We all hugged, kissed each other and prayed. It was a long, sleepless, tear-filled night.
The next day brought another battery of tests, blood work, CT scan, MRI or the head and additional X-rays of the head and chest, a bone marrow biopsy and a spinal tap. Later that day, the Oncologist and a charge nurse came in, sat down and we heard the words no parent should ever hear…your child has cancer. His diagnosis was T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with CNS involvement, which has caused bi-lateral facial paralysis. I heard nothing else after that, even though the Oncologist continued to talk. I was still trying to process the news. My heart was pounding, it was difficult for me to breathe and my mind was racing. Were we going to lose our son? How could this happen? Is this real? I had to force myself back into the moment. Thank God for my husband who was listening to the Oncologists, asking questions and keeping it together. There were papers to sign, a clinical study to consider, surgery to insert a PIC line, initially, then an additional surgery to insert a Port to make treatment easier, treatment roadmaps, medications, hospitalizations, clinic visits, rules and guidelines to follow to ensure Cordero stays healthy and doesn’t get an infection that could kill him and treatment protocols. All this to process and consider and chemotherapy started the very next day, March 25, 2014.
We learned our son had cancer as a family. There was no time to prepare mentally, no time to get our thoughts together on how to break the news to our daughter, who is extremely close to her big brother. The words hung in the air like an invisible, odorless, tasteless poisonous gas, every time we took a breath, we breathed in the poison of knowing our son had cancer.
Looking back, it was a blessing that we were all together. Our family is very close, very strong and our faith in God, to see us through all things, has always been our family’s strongest belief and it still is today.
We walk by FAITH, not by sight
~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~
Cancer Support Group Resource
Having cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. However, support groups help many people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges and learn from others who are facing similar situations.
Support groups offer the chance for people to talk about their experiences with others living with cancer, which can help reduce stress. Group members can share feelings and experiences that may seem too strange or too difficult to share with family and friends. And the group dynamics often create a sense of belonging that helps each person feel more understood and less alone.
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. And best of all, our help is free. Follow the link to learn more about how we can help.
Cancer Support Community has a global network of Education and Hope. Support For Those Affected By Cancer. … Online Support Groups … Learn more about the Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Experience Registry.
The mission of Journey of Hope Grief Support Center is to provide support at no cost for children, teens, young adults and their families as they learn to mourn the death or impending death of their loved one in a safe, caring and nurturing environment.
General information on financial issues and insurance
A.M. Best Company Find insurance company ratings. www.ambest.com/
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Provides information on choosing a health plan. www.ahcpr.gov/consumer/
America’s Health Insurance Plans National directory of health insurance plans and information on types of coverage. www.ahip.org/
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Find detailed information on Medicare and other health insurance programs for people over 50. 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277) www.aarp.org/health
American Cancer Society – Taking Charge of Money Matters workshop Offers a series of booklets on financial topics for people living with cancer. 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345) www.cancer.org
Department of Health and Human Services Learn about the Affordable Care Act (health care reform). www.healthcare.gov/
Medicare (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Find information on the Medicare health insurance program, including prescription drug plans. www.medicare.gov
Medicaid Find your state’s Medicaid toll-free hotline. www.medicaid.gov
National Association of Insurance Commissioners Find your state’s insurance commissioner. www.naic.org/
National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN) Find a directory of organizations that provide free legal help for people and families affected by cancer. www.nclsn.org
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Publishes the booklets “Working It Out: Your Employment Rights as a Cancer Survivor” and “What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance.” 877-NCCS-YES (877-622-7937) www.canceradvocacy.org
Patient Advocate Foundation Offers legal and advocacy help when disputing insurance claim denials and provides financial assistance information. 800-532-5274 www.patientadvocate.org
Health Care Assistance (medical care, prescription drugs and other medical items)
Cancer Resource Foundation Provides financial assistance for BRCA1/2 genetic testing for people who qualify. www.cancer1source.org/genetic-testing-programs
CancerCare – Co-payment Assistance Foundation Offers health insurance co-payment assistance to breast cancer patients undergoing some types of chemotherapy and targeted therapy. 866-55-COPAY (866-552-6729) www.cancercarecopay.org
CancerCare – Linking A.R.M.S.™ Provides limited financial assistance for some medications, medical equipment and lymphedema supplies. 800-813-HOPE (800-813-4673) http://www.cancercare.org/financial/information
Medicare (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Find information on Medicare prescription drug plans. www.medicare.gov
Myriad Financial Assistance Program Provides financial assistance for BRCA1/2 genetic testing for people who qualify. https://ms360.myriad.com/genetic-testing/insurance/
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation Provides financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments to people with metastatic breast cancer who qualify. www.panfoundation.org/
Patient Advocate Foundation – Co-Pay Relief Program Provides financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments to patients who qualify. 866-512-3861 www.copays.org
Patient Advocate Foundation –Financial Aid Fund Provides limited financial help for medical equipment, lymphedema care, transportation to and from treatment, child care and elder care during treatment, breast prosthesis and wigs. The Financial Aid Fund is a partnership between Susan G. Komen® and the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF). 800-532-5274 www.patientadvocate.org
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) Offers low-cost and free prescription drug programs for those with limited income 888-4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669) www.pparx.org/
Social Security Administration Find your local social security office. www.ssa.gov/
Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (U.S. Department of Labor) Find information on federal laws requiring insurance coverage of breast reconstruction after mastectomy. www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/whcra.html
American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery Provides local transportation to and from cancer treatments. 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345) www.cancer.org
CancerCare – AVONCares Program Provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments. 800-813-HOPE (800-813-4673) http://www.cancercare.org/financial/information
CancerCare – Linking A.R.M.S.™ Provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments. http://www.cancercare.org/financial/information
Patient Advocate Foundation – Financial Aid Fund Provides financial assistance for transportation to and from treatment. 800-532-5274 www.patientadvocate.org
Air Charity Network Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers. 877-621-7177 www.aircharitynetwork.org
Corporate Angel Network Uses empty seats on corporate aircraft to help cancer patients reach treatment centers. 866-328-1313 www.corpangelnetwork.org
Lifeline Pilots Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers. 800-822-7972 www.lifelinepilots.org/
Mercy Medical Airlift Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers. 800-296-1217 www.mercymedical.org/
National Patient Travel Center Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers. 800-296-1217 www.patienttravel.org
American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge Provides lodging for families during cancer treatment. 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345) www.cancer.org/
Child care and elder care assistance
CancerCare – AVONCares Program Provides limited financial assistance for child care during treatment. http://www.cancercare.org/financial/information
CancerCare – Linking A.R.M.S.™ Provides limited financial assistance for child care during treatment. http://www.cancercare.org/financial/information
Patient Advocate Foundation –Financial Aid Fund Provides financial assistance for child care and elder care during treatment. 800-532-5274 www.patientadvocate.org
Clinical Trial Costs
American Cancer Society – Clinical Trials: State Laws Regarding Insurance Coverage Find a list of state laws on insurance coverage of clinical trial costs. www.cancer.org/
National Cancer Institute – States that Require Health Plans to Cover Patient Care Costs in Clinical Trials Find a list of state laws on insurance coverage of clinical trial costs. www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/
People with cancer might need blood transfusions because of the cancer itself.
- Some cancers (especially digestive system cancers) cause internal bleeding, which can lead to anemia ([uh-nee-me-uh] from too few red blood cells; see “Red blood cell transfusions” in the next section).
- Blood cells are made in the bone marrow, the spongy center of certain bones. Cancers that start in the bone marrow (such as leukemias) or cancers that spread there from other places may crowd out normal blood-making cells, leading to low blood counts.
- People who have had cancer for some time may develop something called anemia of chronic disease. This anemia results from certain long-term medical conditions that affect the production and lifespan of red blood cells.
- Cancer can also lower blood counts by affecting organs such as the kidneys and spleen, which help keep enough cells in the blood.
Cancer treatments may also lead to the need for blood transfusions:
- Surgery to treat cancer may lead to blood loss and a need for red blood cell or platelet transfusions. (See “Red blood cell transfusions” and “Platelet transfusions” in the next section.)
- Most chemotherapy drugs affect cells in the bone marrow. This commonly leads to low blood cell counts, and can sometimes put a person at risk for life-threatening infections or bleeding.
- When radiation is used to treat a large area of the bones, it can affect the bone marrow and lead to low blood cell counts.
- Bone marrow transplant (BMT) or peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBSCT) patients get large doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. This destroys the blood-making cells in the bone marrow. These patients often have very low blood cell counts after the procedure and need transfusions.
Good Nutrition is important for Cancer Patients.
Nutrition is a process in which food is taken in and used by the body for growth, to keep the body healthy, and to replace tissue. Good nutrition is important for good health. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger. A healthy diet includes eating and drinking enough of the foods and liquids that have the important nutrients (vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fat, and water) the body needs.
Cancer and cancer treatments may affect nutrition.
For many patients, the effects of cancer and cancer treatments make it hard to eat well. Cancer treatments that affect nutrition include:
Each individual’s calorie and protein requirements will vary. For a rough estimate of calorie needs, plan on consuming 25 to 35 calories for each kilogram of weight (1 kilogram equals 2.2 pounds). The current recommended daily allowance for protein is 45 to 60 grams per day. It is important to discuss your individual calorie and protein requirements with your physician or registered dietitian. With some cancers, the metabolic processes can cause a situation known as hyper metabolism that affects how the body uses proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. With hyper metabolism you may need to increase your calorie and protein intake. Discuss this with your physician or registered dietitian
We need protein for growth, to repair body tissue, and to keep our immune systems healthy. When your body doesn’t get enough protein, it might break down muscle for the fuel it needs. This makes it take longer to recover from illness and can lower resistance to infection. People with cancer often need more
protein than usual. After surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, extra protein is usually needed to heal tissues and help fight infection.
Good sources of protein include fish, poultry, lean red meat, eggs, low-fat dairy products, nuts and nut butters, dried beans, peas and lentils, and soy foods.
Tips to increase calories and protein:
- Eat several small, frequent snacks throughout the day, rather than 3 large meals.
- Eat your favorite foods at any time of the day. For example, eat breakfast foods for dinner if they appeal to you.
- Eat every few hours. Don’t wait until you feel hungry.
- Eat your biggest meal when you feel hungriest. For example, if you are most hungry in the morning, make breakfast your biggest meal.
- Try to eat high-calorie, high-protein foods at each meal and snack.
- Exercise lightly or take a walk before meals to increase your appetite.
- Drink high-calorie, high-protein beverages like milk shakes and canned liquid supplements.
- Drink most of your fluids between meals instead of with meals. Drinking fluid with meals can make you feel too full.
- Try homemade or commercially prepared nutrition bars and puddings.
Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily
An anti-cancer diet is an important strategy you can use to reduce your risk of cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends, for example, that you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily and eat the right amount of food to stay at a healthy weight. In addition, researchers are finding that certain foods may be particularly useful in protecting you from cancer. Make room in your diet for the following foods and drinks to fight cancer.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Garlic
Several large studies have found that those who eat more garlic are less likely to develop various kinds of cancer, especially in digestive organs such as the esophagus, stomach, and colon. Ingredients in the pungent bulbs may keep cancer-causing substances in your body from working, or they may keep cancer cells from multiplying. Experts don’t know how much you need to eat to prevent cancer, but a clove a day may be helpful.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Berries
As a tasty treat, berries are hard to beat. But their juicy goodness also may make them one of the foods to fight cancer. Berries contain particularly powerful antioxidants, meaning they can halt a naturally occurring process in the body that creates free radicals that can damage your cells. Compounds in berries may also help keep cancers from growing or spreading. So, as part of your anti-cancer diet, pick up a handful of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or any other favorite berries today.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Tomatoes
Some research has found that eating tomatoes may help protect men from prostate cancer. The juicy red orbs can help guard the DNA in your cells from damage that can lead to cancer. Tomatoes contain a particularly high concentration of an effective antioxidant called lycopene. Your body may absorb lycopene better from processed tomato foods such as sauce, which means that whole-wheat pasta with marinara sauce could be a delicious way to help lower your risk of this disease.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables — the group containing broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower — may be particularly helpful in protecting you from cancer. Researchers have found that components in these veggies can protect you from the free radicals that can damage your cells’ DNA. They may also shield you from cancer-causing chemicals, help slow the growth of tumors, and encourage cancer cells to die. They’re a tasty and healthy addition to your anti-cancer diet.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Green Tea
Tea contains antioxidants called catechins, which may help prevent cancer in a variety of ways, including keeping free radicals from damaging cells. Lab studies have found that catechins in tea can shrink tumors and reduce tumor cell growth. Some — but not all — studies in humans have also linked drinking tea to a lower risk of cancer. Both green and black teas contain catechins, but you’ll get more antioxidants from green tea, so you may want to consider a cup or more in your anti-cancer diet.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Whole Grains
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, whole grains contain many components that might lower your risk of cancer, including fiber and antioxidants. A large study including nearly half a million people found that eating more whole grains might lower the risk of colorectal cancer, making them a top item in the category of foods to fight cancer. Oatmeal, barley, brown rice, and whole-wheat bread and pasta are all examples of whole grains.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Turmeric
This orange-colored spice, a staple in Indian curries, contains an ingredient called curcumin (not the same as cumin) that might be useful in reducing cancer risk. According to the American Cancer Society, curcumin can inhibit some kinds of cancer cells in laboratory studies and slow the spread of cancer or shrink tumors in some animals. Turmeric is easy to find in grocery stores, and you can use it in a variety of recipes.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Leafy Green Vegetables
Leafy green vegetables like spinach and lettuce are good sources of the antioxidants beta-carotene and lutein. You’ll also find these nutrients in vegetables that are more traditionally eaten cooked, like collard greens, mustard greens, and kale. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, some lab studies have found that chemicals in these foods may limit the growth of some kinds of cancer cells.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Grapes
The skin of red grapes is a particularly rich source of an antioxidant called resveratrol. Grape juice and red wine also contain this antioxidant. According to the National Cancer Institute, resveratrol may be useful in keeping cancer from beginning or spreading. Lab studies have found that it limits the growth of many kinds of cancer cells; in men, moderate amounts of red wine have been linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer.
Anti-Cancer Diet: Beans
Certain fruits and vegetables and other plant foods get plenty of recognition for being good sources of antioxidants, but beans often are unfairly left out of the picture. Some beans, particularly pinto and red kidney beans, are outstanding sources of antioxidants and should be included in your anti-cancer diet. Beans also contain fiber, and eating a high-fiber diet may also help reduce your risk of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
Can Lemons help fight Cancer?
Lemons, especially their peels, are an excellent source of terpenes such as d-limonene. The term terpene probably conjures up images of cleaning solvents, but while naturally occurring terpenes are actually used as alternative to synthetic terpenes in many natural cleaning products, the primary health benefits of terpenes revolve around some impressive anticancer effects – both in prevention and possibly treatment.
Background Data: D-limonene and related terpenes have shown considerable benefits in animal studies against a wide number of cancers. Preliminary studies in humans are also showing promising results. For example, six individuals with advanced cancers were able to halt the progression of their cancer for periods of time ranging from six to twelve months while taking d-limonene.
New Data: In a study conducted at the University of Arizona Cancer Center 43 women with newly diagnosed operable breast cancer electing to undergo lumpectomy (surgical excision) were given 2 grams of limonene daily for two to six weeks before surgery. Blood and breast tissue were collected to determine the level of d-limonene and its metabolites as well as changes in systemic and tissue biomarkers of breast cancer risk or carcinogenesis.
Results showed that d-limonene was found to preferentially concentrate in the breast tissue, reaching high tissue concentration (average = 41.3 μg/g tissue), whereas the major active circulating metabolite, perillic acid, did not concentrate in the breast tissue.
Results also showed that d-limonene supplementation resulted in a 22% reduction in the expression of tumor markers. Specifically, d-limonene reduced the expression of breast tumor cyclin D1.
Cyclin D1 is one of the frequently overexpressed proteins and one of the commonly amplified genes in breast cancer. The gene that leads to cyclin D1 formation is an estrogen-responsive gene. The overexpression of cyclin D1 occurs in more than half of invasive breast cancers. Recent evidence also shows that cyclin D1 interferes with the anti-cancer effect of tamoxifen in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers – potentially accounting for treatment failure with tamoxifen therapy.
The benefits seen with d-limonene in this study should be followed up in women with breast cancer who are expressing cyclin D1.
Commentary: D-limonene is available as a dietary supplement, but it is easily obtained from the diet. In lemons the highest content of limonene is found in the peel and white spongy inner parts. A typical average-sized lemon has about 300 mg of d-limonene.
My feeling is that the best way to take advantage of the health benefits of lemons and achieve adequate d-limonene intake is by juicing them. But, since lemon juice is usually too sour on its own, I recommend mixing it with other juices. Fortunately, adding ½ or 1 whole lemon (complete with peel) is an excellent addition to just about any fresh fruit or vegetable juice including green vegetable juices.
If you are going to juice whole lemons, be sure to choose organic versions. If you can’t find organic lemons, soak or spray non-organic ones with a biodegradable wash, then rinse.
Other dietary sources of terpenes are other citrus fruits, berries, cherries, and volatile herbs such as peppermint, basil, thyme, and rosemary.
Reference: Miller JA, Lang JE, Ley M, et al. Human breast tissue disposition and bioactivity of limonene in women with early-stage breast cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Jun;6(6):577-84.
WHAT IS CANNABIS OIL?
Cannabis oil is not to be confused with hempseed oil, which is the nutritional oil made from pressing hemp seeds, and is used as a food not a medicine.
Medicinal cannabis oil is made by gathering large quantities of cannabis leaves from female plants, using a solvent to strip off some or all of the THC, and boiling off the excess water to produce a rich, gold or brown-colored concentrate. Depending on who is making it, the final product may have little or no THC, the chemical responsible for getting people “high”.
For more information on one way to prepare cannabis oil, see Rick Simpson’s Run From The Cure.
Science has not yet discovered all of the hundreds or thousands of cannabis phytonutrients which are responsible for the healing effects of cannabis oil, but one of the main ones is CBD (Cannabidiol).
Excitingly, CBD is being studied all over the world as people are beginning to realize its phenomenal healing benefits. Many clinical studies have shown that CBD is a very effective painkiller – especially for peripheral neuropathy associated with diabetes, arthritis, MS, cancer and other neurodegenerative conditions.
CBD is especially brilliant because it prevents and suppresses inflammation. This means it is both a preventative and curative natural medicine. Chronic low level inflammation, as you may know, is the hidden cause of much pain and many diseases, so the potential for cannabis oil to help a lot of people is huge.
HOW DOES CANNABIS OIL BEAT CANCER?
All of the cells in our body have cannabinoid receptor sites, including cells which have gone rogue and become cancerous. The brilliant thing about cannabis oil is that its THC and CBD connect to these cannabinoid receptor sites, causing the cell to increase ceramide, which then causes apoptosis or cell death.
However, normal cells are unaffected by this, so cannabis oil is a targeted killer of cancer cells, leaving healthy cells intact. It reminds my very much of laetrile (or amygdalin or Vitamin B17) which functions in exactly the same way with cyanide as a targeted killer of cancer.
As Dennis Hill writes,
“Nature has designed the perfect medicine that fits exactly with our own immune system of receptors and signaling metabolites to provide rapid and complete immune response for systemic integrity and metabolic homeostasis.”
Cannabis can have healing effects not just as cannabis oil; check out this video showing the power of raw cannabis leaves too. Truth be told, the healing power of cannabis has just barely been tapped. And, for those who don’t need to use cannabis medicinally, why not add it to your diet? The nutritional profile of hemp is unparalleled.
Its protein profile is similar to that of human blood. It contains all 8 essential amino acids, as well as 2 key globulins, albumin and edestin (the latter of which is found only in hemp seeds).
Edestin is so similar to protein found in the human body that it can actually repair your DNA! Additionally, hemp seeds contain the essential fatty acids linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linoleic acid (omega-3) – in the ideal ratio for optimal health (3:1).
These healthy fats reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and are responsible for strong and shiny skin, hair and nails. Hemp seeds have high quantities of iron, magnesium and zinc, and so combat many ailments resulting from a deficiency in these minerals. Other benefits of hemp seeds include reducing craving for junk foods and boosting memory.
Cannabis Oil is Gathering Unstoppable Momentum As A World Class Healer By Makia Freeman