I have found that in my journey to take back my health many people question how cannabis can help them if they do not with to smoke it. When cannabis is smoked, it is rapidly taken into the lungs and the THC in it rapidly affects the brain via the bloodstream. When it is ingested, the effect is slower, but perhaps even more powerful on the health of the body. Now, I am not personally opposed to smoking it. It has a rapid effect by latching on to the cannabinoid receptors in the body and therefore will decrease pain and anxiety quickly. There are times when this is necessary and needed.
Does smoking cannabis cause lung cancer? I poured through many articles and studies on this, and from what I have read, it is still not known. Some articles say it does not contribute to cancer at all. Some say it fights cancer even if smoked. The fact is, cannabis has many properties such as the THC and CBD’s that are non carcinogenic and even cancer fighting. It is not like smoking tobacco because the nicotine in tobacco promotes the development of cancer. The fact is, I could not find one article that definitively linked cannabis smoking to cancer. If you are not convinced though, ingesting cannabis by eating it may be your route of choice to improve your health condition or health in general.
Cannabis can reduce heart disease, cancer risk, insulin dependent diabetes and general inflammation in the body. I am living proof of this. When I came off of my pharmaceutical medication, I replaced it mainly with medicinal cannabis. I also use some other herbal treatments regularly. The interesting thing is, that when I was on the pharmaceutical medications I still had abnormal tests for inflammation in my body. I have psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, a history of dermatomyositis, all of the symptoms of myasthenia gravis, heart disease, and diabetes. After being on my new regimen with daily cannabis use ingesting it in my food and smoking it as needed, my inflammation tests were normal for the first time since my 20’s. I have also come off of the insulin I was taking for diabetes. The insulin I had to be placed on from the use of steroids to treat the dermatomyositis. With pharmaceutical use, one medication often leads to the next due to side effects. I do not have that problem with cannabis use.
I eat cannabis by infusing olive oil and cooking it into my meals. You can also juice it, make into an oil, or make it into a tincture. If you choose to make oil or butter, then you can cook it into anything that calls for fat such as cookies, brownies, cake, or biscuits. I also ingest cannabis oil daily.
For me, the use of cannabis has improved my health tremendously. I feel that eating it has the most benefits. My next step is to try raw juicing it as some people feel that this has the most benefits. In any case, I will not remove this important medicinal herb from my diet because I have seen the amazing results with improvements to my inflammation levels, heart disease and cholesterol levels, weight loss, reduced anxiety and depression symptoms, reduced PTSD symptoms, improved A1C tests for diabetes and improved eye problems. And I am not alone. Please do your research and consider adding it to your diet today.
Wendy Love Edge
Take back your health America!