Marijuana Could Be the Answer to Curing Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Shows

“The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are downright depressing.

However, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies believe the cure to Alzheimer’s disease might come from a readily available substance: marijuana.”  http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/09/18/marijuana-could-be-answer-to-curing-alzheimers-disease-study-shows.html

“Marijuana Could Be the Answer to Curing Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Shows. The clinical failure rate of Alzheimer’s drugs is exceptionally high, yet early data from researchers at the Salk Institute suggests marijuana could provide a cure.”  http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/09/18/marijuana-could-be-the-answer-to-curing-alzheimers.aspx

 

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Beneficial effects of cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2R) in injured skeletal muscle post-contusion.

“The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2R) on the repair process of injured skeletal muscle, which could potentially lay solid foundations as a novel target for curing muscular fibrosis in future…

These results revealed multiple effects of CB2R in systematically inhibiting fibrotic formation and improving muscle regeneration, alongside its potential for clinical application in patients with skeletal muscle injuries and diseases.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25588471

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Curing Cancer with Cannabis

“Repeal Archaic Anti-Marijuana Laws”

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“Although cannabis has been used in medical treatment for thousands of years in China and India, it became illegal in most of the western world in the first half of the twentieth century. This was thanks to an early corporate conspiracy involving DuPont, William Randolph Hearst, the Mellon Bank and Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon. The major problem with hemp was its immense versatility. Most paper and nearly all plastics were made of hemp fiber, while hemp oil was a major fuel. Dupont was trying to promote their own petroleum-based plastic, Hearst his wood pulp paper factories, and Mellon his friends at Standard Oil. See The Politics of Hemp.

Recent research, mainly out of Spain and Italy (such research is  illegal in the US), reveals that treatment with a cannabis metabolite cannobidiol (CBD) has a marked effect on immune function and is useful in the treatment of breast, bowel and other metastatic cancers, diabetes, epilepsy, glaucoma, high blood pressure, chronic pain and a host of other medical conditions…

Below is a link to a groundbreaking lecture on the medical benefits of cannabis by University of California-San Francisco oncologist/AIDS specialist Donald Abrams, MD. Abrams contends that smoking cannabis actually reduces your chances of lung cancer, owing to its anti-inflammatory and immune effects.

More: http://open.salon.com/blog/stuartbramhall/2013/08/30/curing_cancer_with_cannabis

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Curing With Curcumin – News

“Chemical in Tumeric, Popular in Curries, May Cut Colon Cancer”  http://www.foxnews.com/story/2006/08/02/chemical-in-tumeric-popular-in-curries-may-cut-colon-cancer/

“Curry may help in fight against bowel cancer, study finds” http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/08/curry-may-help-in-fight-against-bowel-cancer-study-finds/

 “Researchers Uncover Why Turmeric Helps Heal” http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=7769316&page=1

“Healing powers of turmeric uncovered” http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?id=6854704

 “Curry spice used to fight bowel cancer” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-08/curry-may-fight-bowel-cancer/3997590

“Turmeric inhibits cancer’s spread in mice” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-06-10/turmeric-inhibits-cancers-spread-in-mice/1589900

“The Healing Power Of Curry?” http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2681428n

“Curry May Cut Down Colon Cancer” http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500368_162-1860248.html

“Seasonings That Help Your Health” http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500165_162-799082.html

“Curry chemical’s ability to fight cancer put to the test” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17959521

“Curry spice ‘kills cancer cells'” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8328377.stm

“Turmeric ‘Kills Cancer Cells'” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/28/turmeric-kills-cancer-cel_n_336850.html

“Turmeric component kills cancer cells.” http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Turmeric+component+kills+cancer+cells.-a0123580388

“Scientists say curry compound kills cancer cells” http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/technology/10/28/09/scientists-say-curry-compound-kills-cancer-cells 
“Primary component in turmeric kicks off cancer-killing mechanisms in human saliva” http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-09-primary-component-turmeric-cancer-killing-mechanisms.html

“Curcumin halts spread of breast cancer in mice – Early study shows spice stunts deadly spread to lungs” http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/32147.php 

“How Curcumin Helps Fight Cancer” http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/72129.php

“Curcumin Inhibits Prostate Cancer Metastases” http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/251461.php

“Cancer Doctor Explains How Cooking with Turmeric Leads to Amazing Health Benefits” http://naturalsociety.com/cancer-doctor-explains-how-cooking-turmeric-health-benefits/

“Curry Spice Kills Cancer Cells” http://www.newser.com/story/72704/curry-spice-kills-cancer-cells.html

“Scientists say curry compound kills cancer cells” http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/10/28/us-cancer-curry-idUSTRE59R1E020091028

“Curcumin and melanoma. Can a spice help fight cancer?” http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/briefs/cancer/hb050711a.htm

“Curry Spice May Fight Skin Cancer. Ingredient in Curry May Kill Melanoma Cells” http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20050711/curry-spice-fight-skin-cancer

“Curry compound could fight cancer; Curcumin may kill bowel cancer cells” http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/curry-india-holy-powder-subject-cancer-fighting-proven-spice-curcumin-kill-bowel-cancer-cells-article-1.1074477

“Curcumin vs. cancer: The scientific evidence continues to flow in” http://www.naturalnews.com/039304_curcumin_cancer_scientific_evidence.html

“Curcumin and black pepper combine to stop breast cancer tumor cells” http://www.naturalnews.com/028763_cancer_tumors_curcumin.html

“Groundbreaking study: Aronia, curcumin extracts effectively kill brain cancer cell line” http://www.naturalnews.com/037476_aronia_curcumin_brain_cancer.html

“Curcumin slays cancer cells in their tracks” http://www.naturalnews.com/037879_curcumin_cancer_cells_turmeric.html

“Primary Component in Curry Spice Kicks Off Cancer-Killing Mechanisms in Human Saliva” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110913092430.htm

“Study: Chewing curcumin activates cancer-killing mechanisms” http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/311514

“Curry compound kills cancer cells” http://www.health24.com/Medical/Cancer/News/Curry-compound-kills-cancer-cells-20120721

 
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Marijuana cannabinoids found to help combat autism

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“(NaturalNews) The cannabinoid compounds naturally found in many varieties of cannabis, also known more commonly as marijuana, may help children with autism spectrum disorders experience dramatic behavioral improvements, and potentially even full recovery from their symptoms. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal Nature Communications that help reinforce the growing body of evidence which shows that medicinal cannabinoids hold incredible potential in both treating and potentially curing chronic illness…
 

Can non-psychoactive cannabinoid compounds actually cure chronic illness?

Though the researchers were quick to deny that cannabinoids hold any potential at actually curing autism, which more than likely was a politically-motivated denial rather than a factual admission, other research and actual case studies suggest that cannabinoid compounds are, indeed, powerful enough to mitigate many or all of the symptoms associated with autism, as well as many other diseases.”

 
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The trypanocidal effect of Cannabis sativa constituents in experimental animal trypanosomiasis.

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“The effect of Cannabis sativa on trypanosome-infected rats was examined. An aqueous extract of the seeds administered at a dose of 50 mg/kg/d cured animals infected with Trypanosome brucei brucei of blood stream parasites.

Six fractions eluted from the crude extract by column chromatography were assessed for trypanocidal properties. Of these, only 2 fractions retained trypanocidal activity by curing mice infected with T brucei brucei.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7900270

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“Trypanosoma brucei is a species of parasitic kinetoplastid belonging to the genus Trypanosoma. The parasite is the cause of a vector-borne disease of vertebrate animals, including humans, carried by genera of tsetse fly in sub-Saharan Africa. In humans T. brucei causes African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trypanosoma_brucei

“A trypanocidal agent is an antiprotozoal agent that acts upon trypanosome parasites.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trypanocidal_agent

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Curing addiction with cannabis medicines

“Smokers trying to quit in the future could do it with the help of cannabis based medicines, according to research from The University of Nottingham.

Teams of pharmacologists, studying the cannabis-like compounds which exist naturally in our bodies (endocannabinoids), are exploring the potential for medical treatment. This includes treating conditions as diverse as obesity, diabetes, depression and addiction to substances like nicotine.

Scientists have known about endocannabinoids since the mid-1990s. This led to an explosion in the number of researchers looking into the future medical uses of cannabinoids and cannabis compounds.

Dr Steve Alexander, Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences, focused on a number of these projects in editing the first themed podcast for the British Journal of Pharmacology.

Dr Alexander said: “It is clear that there is very realistic potential for cannabinoids as medicines. Scientists are looking at a range of possible applications.”

One of these researchers is Professor David Kendall, a cellular pharmacologist at the University: “The brain is full of cannabinoid receptors. And so, not surprisingly with diseases like depression and anxiety, there’s a great deal of interest in exploiting these receptors and in doing so, developing anti-depressant compounds.”

Addiction is a real target – researchers like Professor Kendall believe the endocannabinoids could be a crucial link to addictive behaviour: “We know that the endocannabinoid system is intimately involved in reward pathways and drug seeking behaviour. So this tends to indicate that that if the link involving endocannabinoids and the reward pathway, using inhibitors, can be interrupted, it could turn down the drive to seek addictive agents like nicotine.”

Because cannabinoids have also been shown to bring down blood pressure, it is hoped that related compounds can be used in patients with conditions like hypertension.

Dr Michael Randall, a cardiovascular pharmacologist at the University has looked at how endocannabinoids cause blood vessels to relax. “This could have many implications,” Dr Randall said. “The endocannabinoids appear to lower blood pressure under certain conditions; states of shock for example. If the endocannabinoids are of physiological importance, this could have real therapeutic possibilities.”

“In terms of getting better medicines the endocannabinoid system has a lot to offer,” said Dr Alexander. “The range of cannabis-related medicines is currently limited, but by increasing our knowledge in this area we can increase our stock.”

The University of Nottingham”

http://www.brightsurf.com/news/headlines/36296/Curing_addiction_with_cannabis_medicines.html

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