Archive for March, 2014

Top 10 Benefits of Carrot Juice

Benefit #1 :- Carrot juice contains less calories and is very beneficial for weight loss.

Benefit #2 :- The functioning and health of liver and digestive tract improves by the intake of carrot juice.

Benefit #3 :- Carrot juice contains Vitamin E which helps in preventing cancer. 

Benefit #4 :- Aches and pains associated with aging lessen with the intake of carrot juice.

Benefit #5 :- Vitamin A present in carrot juice improves eye-sight and helps in bone disorders, osteoporosis etc.

Benefit #6 :- It contains potassium which helps against cholesterol.

Benefit #7 :- Carrot juice is extremely beneficial for the liver as it reduces fat and bile in the liver.

Benefit #8 :- The juice revitalizes and tones the skin.

Benefit #9 :- Carrot juice is very rich in beta-carotene which is an antioxidant and it prevents cell degeneration. The aging process is also slowed down.

Benefit #10 :- Carrots contain beta-carotene which is converted into Vitamin A by our body. This natural vitamin A is very good for our body.

Woman Shrinks Inoperable Mass and Heals Her Thyroid Disease with Cannabis Oil

Woman Shrinks Inoperable Mass and Heals Her Thyroid Disease with Cannabis Oil

In 2011, Lindsay Bunn Rogers was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and was immediately placed on medication to control her symptoms. She became more ill and eventually her entire thyroid was covered with palpable masses. Despite her doctor’s position that “nothing natural” would ever heal her, Lindsay found not only relief but a dramatic healing potential in cannabis oil. This is her story.

 

In May 2011, it was discovered through a blood test at a routine Dr. visit that I was pregnant and also displaying signs and symptoms of Hyperthyroidism. Immediately I was placed on medication to control my thyroid and that is when my problems really started. I stayed very sick on the medication and my Dr. felt my concerns of being ‘poisoned’ were over-exaggerated. I felt like I was dying, but I was afraid to go against the doctors orders as I was still suffering terribly inside from the loss of my last pregnancy. I had lost my last baby in my 5th month of pregnancy and no one had any answers ‘why’ or what had went so wrong. That kept me sad and secretly confused – I did everything ‘by the book’, there was NO REASON for the miscarriage, and no explanation of any kind except the repeated phrase ‘Only God knows why’.

 

With this new diagnosis I did my own research and realized I must have been suffering from Hyperthyroidism during my last pregnancy. By not treating it correctly, the side effect was miscarriage late in pregnancy. I was NOT going to let that happen again so, I followed doctor’s orders, stayed on my medication and remained extremely sick the entire pregnancy. I was told the masses on my thyroid were growing, but intervention couldn’t happen until the baby was born. One of the masses had a high level of blood flow and the risk of bleeding to death was high so an emergency surgery was scheduled to happen within 2 weeks after delivery. My entire thyroid was covered in the masses, some even wrapping around it and it was impossible to remove the masses without removing the entire thyroid. I would be on the thyroid medicine that had kept me feeling ‘poisoned’ for THE REST OF MY LIFE. I was beyond devastated and began searching for alternatives. With each natural alternative I discussed with my doctors I was reassured there was NOTHING NATURAL ever going to fix my thyroid.

 

I delivered a healthy baby in Dec 27th 2011. Surgery was scheduled for Jan. 11th 2012. Days before the surgery happened, I cancelled it and RAN. I had a 6 month supply of thyroid medicine and I decided to wean myself off and see what happened. Over the next 9 months the masses continued to grow. They gotten to the point that they were choking me so, feeling defeated, I agreed to schedule the surgery and get it over with. Before surgery was scheduled, my husband offered to buy me some cannabis oil to give it a shot and see if it worked. We ordered a 7.5 gram tube from a reliable source. The first tube worked great and my husband agreed to try to purchase me a tube each month for as long as we could afford it. I had people suggesting to get up to a gram a day but, at almost $45.00 a gram there was NO WAY I could ever afford that amount. I had made my first 7.5 grams last over a month.

 

In October 2012, a divine intervention occurred! Friend, Peter Otoole, contacted me and invited me to Cannabis Camp – Offering to help me if I became a legal MMJ Patient. I ran for my cure straight to Michigan! He quickly got me up to a gram a day and using an infused coconut oil topically. I was feeling great in no time- The swelling was gone, the masses were shrinking and all my symptoms of thyroid disease were disappearing. In May 2013, ultrasounds concluded the masses were all stable, nothing had grew and my doctor considered my disease as ‘stable’ saying I no longer qualified for emergency surgery! I cut my daily doses of oil down to practically nothing, experimenting with how small I could dose and still have good effects. I had switched to maintenance doses of a cannabis infused coconut oil. I was only taking a small dose about once a week for the next month and then I didn’t take any oil for about 2 months after that. After being off the oil for almost 3 months, my thyroid started to swell again and the main mass started to become noticeable again.

 

In August 2013 my friend, Janet Sweeney, of Rick Simpson’s Phonenix Tears Foundation, created me a topical salve made from cannabis, emu oil, and other essential oils. I started using the salve daily, and started back on a daily dose of cannabis oil. Immediately, I started getting relief and seeing results again.

 

In November 2013- GREAT NEWS… The doctor confirmed my Thyroid is functioning! Better than that, it was functioning at almost perfect levels! I was actually 5% above normal, which in his words was ‘Almost perfect, pretty much impossible and must be a FLUKE in the blood work’!

 

He scheduled MORE blood work and wanted to do a complete panel screen. He scheduled another ultrasound to compare the one from May. Since we were paying cash, we were waiting till after the holidays to redo the blood work and to get the ultrasound. According to the doctor, if I was a new patient, he wouldn’t even consider putting me on medication! So far, I have been off ALL the medications for almost 14 months! He can’t believe that my levels are so good! It’s the first set of perfect blood work results since this ordeal started! (Well, it’s not PERFECT but, that 5% can fluctuate so I call it perfect!)

 

I haven’t had any medical intervention in almost 14 months besides the scans in May so, ALL healing credit goes to CANNABIS OIL for SURE! The doctor really does think this is just a fluke and that my thyroid levels are all over the place because I’m NOT taking the meds he prescribed.

 

This was the same specialist that told me NOTHING ALL NATURAL was gonna HELP my thyroid- That my thyroid could NOT function properly any longer- That the masses HAD to be removed surgically with the entire thyroid, there was NO other way to treat them! He told me “STAY OFF INTERNET FOR MEDICAL ADVISE or THAT WILL BE THE DEATH OF YOU!” I LOVED it when he was writing everything down, he said ” So, the ONLY thing you have used for your thyroid in the last 14 months has been supplements over the counter”? I said -”NO. SUPPLEMENTS FROM OVER THE INTERNET!” 

 

Lindsay’s story is a testament and first hand observation of the power fo cannabis. The effectiveness of cannabinoids are no longer disputed in the scientific community. In fact, any query of cannabinoids in PubMed will yield well over 10,000 publications on their effectiveness in scientific study.

 

Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa L., act in the body by mimicking endogenous substances–the endocannabinoids–that activate specific cell surface receptors. Cannabinoids exert various palliative effects in cancer patients. In addition, cannabinoids inhibit the growth of different types of tumor cells, including glioma cells, in animals. They do so by modulating key cell signaling pathways, mostly the stress response, thereby inducing antitumoral actions such as the death of tumor cells and the inhibition of tumor growth.

 

The good safety profile of THC, together with its growth-inhibiting action on tumor cells, justifies the setting up a wealth of future trials aimed at evaluating the potential antitumoral activity of cannabinoids.

 

15 Plants and Herbs that can Boost Lung Health

15 Plants and Herbs that can Boost Lung Health

  1. LICORICE ROOT Licorice is one of the more widely consumed herbs in the world. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it occurs in more formulas than any other single herb because it is thought to harmonize the action of all other herbs. Licorice is very soothing and softens the mucous membranes of the throat and especially the lungs and stomach and at the same time cleanses any inflamed mucous membrane that needs immune system support. . It reduces the irritation in the throat and yet has an expectorant action. It is the saponins (detergent-like action) that loosen the phlegm in the respiratory tract, so that the body can expel the mucus. Compounds within this root help relieve bronchial spasms and block the free radical cells that produce the inflammation and tightening of the air ways. The compounds also have antibacterial and antiviral effects to them as well which helps fight off viral and bacterial strains in the body that can cause lung infections. Glycrrhizins and flavonoids can even help prevent lung cancer cells from forming which means they can even prevent lung cancer. 
  2. COLTSFOOT Coltsfoot has been traditionally by Native Americans for thousands of years to strengthen the lungs. It clears out excess mucus from the lungs and bronchial tubes. It soothes the mucus membranes in the lungs, and has been shown in research to assist with asthma, coughs, bronchitis, and other lung ailments. Coltsfoot is available in dried form for tea or as an alcohol extract known as a tincture.
  3. CANNABIS he toxic breakdown of therapeutic compounds in cannabis from burning the plant are totally avoided with vaporization. Extraction and inhaling cannabinoid essential oils of the unprocessed plant affords significant mitigation of irritation to the oral cavity that comes from smoking. Cannabis is perhaps one of the most effective anti-cancer plants in the world shown in study after study to stimulate cannabinoid receptor activation in specific genes and mediate the anti-invasive effect of cannabinoids. Vaporizing cannabis allows the active ingredients to stimulate the body’s natural immune response and significantly reduces the ability of infections to spread. Vaporizing cannabis (especially with very high amounts of cannabinoids) opens up airways and sinuses, acting as a bronchodilator. It is even a proven method to treat and reverse asthma.
  4. OSHA ROOT Osha is an herb native to the Rocky Mountain area and has historically been used by the Native Americans for respiratory support. The roots of the plant contain camphor and other compounds which make it one of the best lung-support herbs in America. One of the main benefits of osha root is that it helps increase circulation to the lungs, which makes it easier to take deep breaths. Also, when seasonal sensitivities flare up your sinuses, osha root which is not an actual antihistamine, does produce a similar effect and may be help calm respiratory irritation.

 

5. THYME Thyme is very powerful in the fight against chest congestion. It produces powerful antiseptic essential oils which are classified as naturally antibiotic and anti-fungal. Thyme is a well known to zap acne than expensive prescription creams, gels and lotions. Thyme tea has the power to chase away and eliminate bacteria and viruses so whether your infection is based on either, it will work. Thyme has been used as a lung remedy consumed since antiquity and is used extensively to day to prevent and treat respiratory tract infections and bacterial infection pneumonia.

 

6. OREGANO Although oregano contains the vitamins and nutrients required by the immune system, its primary benefits are owed to its carvacrol and rosmarinic acid content. Both compounds are natural decongestants and histamine reducers that have direct, positive benefits on the respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow. Oil of oregano fights off the dangerous bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, better than the most common antibiotic treatments. Oregano has so many health benefits that a bottle of organic oregano oil should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet.

 

7. LOBELIA Did you know that horses given lobelia are able to breath more deeply? Its benefits are not limited to equestrians. It has been used as “asthmador” in Appalachian folk medicine. Lobelia, by some accounts, is thought to be one of the most valuable herbal remedies in existence. Extracts of Lobelia inflata contain lobeline, which showed positive effects in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tumor cells. Lobelia contains an alkaloid known as lobeline, which thins mucus, breaks up congestion. Additionally, lobelia stimulates the adrenal glands to release epinephrine, in effect, this relaxes the airways and allows for easier breathing. Also, because lobelia helps to relax smooth muscles, it is included in many cough and cold remedies. Lobelia should be part of everyone’s respiratory support protocol!

 

8. ELECAMPANE Elecampane has been used by Native Americans for many years to clear out excess mucus that impairs lung function. It is known as a natural antibacterial agent for the lungs, helping to lessen infection particularly for people who are prone to lung infections like bronchitis. Herbal practitioners often recommend one teaspoon of the herb per cup of boiling water, drunk three times daily for two to three weeks but elecampane is also available in tincture format for ease.

 

9. EUCALYPTUS Native to Australia, eucalyptus isn’t just for Koala bears! Aborigines, Germans, and Americans have all used the refreshing aroma of eucalyptus to promote respiratory health and soothe throat irritation. Eucalyptus is a common ingredient in cough lozenges and syrups and its effectiveness is due to a compound called cineole. Cineole has numerous benefits — it’s an expectorant, can ease a cough, fights congestion, and soothes irritated sinus passages. As an added bonus, because eucalyptus contains antioxidants, it supports the immune system during a cold or other illness.

 

10. MULLEIN Both the flowers and the leaves of the mullein plant are used to make an herbal extract that helps strengthen the lungs. Mullein is used by herbal practitioners to clear excess mucus from the lungs, cleanse the bronchial tubes, and reduce inflammation that is present in the respiratory tract. A tea can be made from one teaspoon of the dried herb to one cup of boiled water. Alternatively, you can take a tincture form of this herb.

 

11. LUNGWORT Lungwort is a tree-growing lichen that actually resembles lung tissue in appearance. However, this natural remedy doesn’t just look the part. As early as the 1600s, lungwort has been used to promote lung and respiratory health and clear congestion. Pulmonaria selections come in all kinds so seek an herbologist for direction. Lungwort also contains compounds that are powerfully effective against harmful organisms that affect respiratory health.

 

12. CHAPARRAL Chaparral, a plant native to the southwest, has been appreciated by the Native Americans for lung detoxification and respiratory support. Chaparral contains powerful antioxidants that resist irritation and NDGA which is known to fight histamine response. NDGA inhibits aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis (the energy-producing ability) of cancer cells. Chaparral is also an herb that fights harmful organisms. The benefits of chaparral are most available in a tincture extraction but chaparral tea may support respiratory problems by encouraging an expectorant action to clear airways of mucus.

 

13. SAGE Sage’s textured leaves give off a heady aroma, which arises from sage’s essential oils. These oils are the source of the many benefits of sage tea for lung problems and common respiratory ailments. Sage tea is a traditional treatment for sore throats and coughs. The rich aromatic properties arising from sage’s volatile oils of thujone, camphor, terpene and salvene can be put to use by inhaling sage tea’s vapors to dispel lung disorders and sinusitis. Alternatively, brew a strong pot of sage tea and place it into a bowl or a vaporizer.

 

14. PEPPERMINT Peppermint, and peppermint oil, contains menthol — a soothing ingredient known to relax the smooth muscles of the respiratory tract and promote free breathing. Dried peppermint typically contains menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, menthofuran and cineol. Peppermint oil also contains small amounts of many additional compounds including limonene, pulegone, caryophyllene and pinene. Paired with the antihistamine effect of peppermint, menthol is a fantastic decongestant. Many people use therapeutic chest balms and other inhalants that contain menthol to help break up congestion. Additionally, peppermint is an antioxidant and fights harmful organisms.

 

15. PLANTAIN LEAF   With fruit that is similar in appearance to a banana, plantain leaf has been used for hundreds of years to ease cough and soothe irritated mucous membranes. Many of its active constituents show antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as being anti-inflammatory and antitoxic. Clinical trials have found it favorable against cough, cold, and lung irritation. Plantain leaf has an added bonus in that it may help relieve a dry cough by spawning mucus production in the lungs.