By Christy Thiel
Have you heard that cancer is not a matter of “if” but “when”? Have you read that 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women will have a cancer diagnosis according to the National Cancer Institute 1? Have you questioned the absurdity of this and asked why? If not, then you need to clear your mental and emotional slate if this is a belief you hold.
ECS and Cancer
There are three main physiological contributors to most cancers: toxicity, nutrient deficiencies or both. Obviously it is easy to see why the cancer diagnoses are rising now. But is cancer preventable? If so then can hemp help?
There is a system in our body called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is deeply rooted into every other system in our body: neuro, organs, tissues, glands, immune and nervous systems. There is nowhere the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is not. The ECS regulates homeostasis in all of these systems. This means it reduces inflammation both in the peripheral and central nervous system and neurologically. It regulates hormones, metabolism and reduces pain, anxiety and depression. Its purpose is to bring the body back to balance and health. If the ECS isn’t ‘fed’ it becomes deficient.
Inflammation is virtually the basic cause of every disease including cancer. The ECS is the missing link for those who are fighting cancer or those who seek to prevent it.
So, what does the ECS feed on? Cannabinoids.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 60 types of cannabinoids identified in cannabis1. It is the primary and most researched phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract2.
To clarify, hemp and marijuana have different, almost opposite cannabinoids. Hemp is naturally high in CBD and marijuana is naturally high in THC. Therefore, this discussion is about the hemp plant only. Hemp is less than 0.3% THC therefore it will not pose a problem to anyone concerned about drug testing or the psychoactive properties of THC.
In the past, I have taught classes on Cancer Prevention based upon The Truth About Cancer™ video series. This has been a poorly attended class as most people don’t think about cancer until they have been given a diagnosis and the fear sets in. Then they will listen to the experts they feel have the tools to kill cancer. Here are a few pearls about cancer-then back to hemp!
- 99% of cancer cells in a tumor are non-cancer stem cells. 1% are cancer stem cells. The stem cell is the only cell that metastasizes.
- “You cannot have cancer with an intact immune system. If you have cancer, you have, by definition, a comprised immune system.” Dr. Rashid Buttar.
- Cancer cells absorb sugar better than any other human cell —they have up to 19x’s more glucose receptors.
- 86% of oncologists said they would not take the treatments they give to their patients.
Cancer treatment is an individual decision. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, here is how CBD from hemp can help.
Dr. Phillip Blair MD, prior to becoming Elixinol’s Senior Medical Director and Medical Director of Pro Health Advisor worked for the US Army as Chief of Primary Care, explains, “CBD from hemp (not marijuana) is the most researched cannabinoid. First, it controls the symptoms of cancer and that of chemoradiation therapy. Secondly, it protects normal, non-cancer cells from damage and deterioration, like the intestinal cells in the GI tract. Third it enhances cancer cell death by itself and with chemoradiation therapy. Fourth, it blocks tumor growth by blocking new blood vessel formation, tumor cell replication and metastasis.” Dr. Phillip Blair recommends everyone facing cancer therapy should consider CBD to help and enhance their treatment.
What about cancer prevention and hemp?
There is more and more evidence which proves cancer is preventable. I believe it is true and many people feel just knowing that it is preventable have been inspired to develop new habits, deeper personal and spiritual relationships and an appreciation for life. I prefer to keep cancer out of my pipeline and CBD is absolutely in my arsenal of prevention and daily health.
Dr. Phillip Blair MD says, “CBD as the smartest molecule in the world. Why? It always does the right thing in the body. How? By balancing the ECS and all the other body systems to restore homeostasis. This is very important because if this system becomes deficient (in cannabinoids) we lose the ability to self-regulate and start chasing after symptoms like: pain, depression, inflammation, immune dysregulation, leaky-gut, migraines, fibromyalgia, etc. For cancer prevention this simple but profound molecule turns off the LD-1 genes that signals cancer stem cells to metastases! CBD is only toxic to cancer cells! Now that is a smart molecule!”
So what’s the buzz about hemp and cancer? Cancer is a disease of toxicity and nutrient deficiencies. It impacts the immune system and goes rogue in the body. CBD from hemp helps your immune system target cancer cells and kills them (apoptosis). It also turns off the metastasizing gene. When a body comes back into balance and health returns, the immune system protects the body instead of attacking it.
I will go into many more benefits of CBD and hemp in future articles. For now, investigate the endocannabinoid system and start creating deep rooted health with CBD Hemp Oil.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Want to experience more HEMP-EPIC-NESS? Tune into the epic 2/16/16 Gen R Radio show atgr.voiceamerica.com where I interviewed Morris Beegle, founder of Colorado Hemp Company, TreeFreeHemp.com, and creator of the NoCo Hemp Expo, now in its 3rd year.