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My name is Miss Teddi, ABQ’s very own Raw Cannabis juicing lady. I have been following the work of Dr.Courtney’s since 2010, and started juicing 4 years ago . Raw Cannabis came into play around 2010 by Dr. Courtney.
Dr. Courtney has shown his investigations to many doctors. Kristen Petskuski was the first patient to be healed with Raw Cannabis in 2012. This helped important institutions such as the national cancer institute recognize the anti tumor properties of cannabinoids.
It has also been found that Raw Cannabis has nutritional value as well. I’m trying to get together with a laboratory to test these properties.
In 6 years we have only just began to understand the wonders of Raw Cannabis as an herbal remedy for healing, and as a vegetable.
We have also learned the there are 480 natural components within the cannabis plant. One of the components is THC. This is the substance that is mainly responsible for the psychoactive effects. It is the lesser known components, the CBD and THCA found in the leaves and trichrome covered flowers of the raw plant, that deliver the nutritional and therapeutic punch.
Consuming Raw Cannabis in it’s raw form is the only way to enjoy all the benefits of the plant. But when cannabis is ripe or heated it loses the anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti- proliferative (the anti- cancerous ) properties of cannabinoids. Remember when you heat up a vegetable it loses a great deal of its nutrients and enzymes which are beneficial to your health? By definition Raw Cannabis is a vegetable and it also loses a great deal of its nutritional value when heated.
We benefit from Raw Cannabis because it comes along with a concentrated source of nutrients that can boost your energy. Its loaded with anti-oxidants, a prefect balance of omega 3 and omega 6, and potent anti-inflammatory properties which can help fight off a host of illnesses and simple aches and pains. You also avoid the high, or head effect.
Plus, with it containing protein and vegetable matter it can be used as a dietary supplement. You can lose weight, control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and much more! It just makes for a better quality of life.
There are however a few things one must look out for, Dr. Courtney cautions.
People who have kidney or gallbladder problems may have risks with Raw Cannabis use. He also would not recommend Raw Cannabis for people with hypercalciuria type two, enteric hyperoxaluria, or primary hyperoxaluria. Also anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as coumadin or if you are taking medication that can be blocked by grapefruit or pomegranate juice, you should advise your doctor that your are considering a Raw Cannabis regimen. Most leafy greens contain a high amount of vitamin k which can prevent the liver from metabolizing such drugs, and Raw Cannabis can have this effect as well.
I am not the only one that uses raw Cannabis. A good friend and fellow MCP Pam McKay tells me, “I was having terrible neuropathy in my legs and was suffering from foot cramps. When I began juicing first thing in the morning the neuropathy subsided as well as the foot cramping and it just helped me feel better it a great way to start my day. Without having full access to Raw Cannabis or the Canna juice some of my symptoms have returned. I look forward to getting my PPL and having my own grow simply for the purpose of having my raw cannabis”
I got my dad Ted Thompson to start juicing shortly after he became an MCP at age 81. It was his blood sugar that surprised me the most . His morning fast was 400 at times, but 3 moths into juicing his blood sugar fast are now testing below 150 and he tells me “I cant explain how it works or what it does all I know is it makes me feel better and I wont stop juicing with raw cannabis! He stopped once and his blood sugar was at an all time high. My mom told him to start juicing again and it went back down to a normal level in only 2 days .”
My dear husband Rex Kohr started juicing shortly after I did. He told me he didn’t think it was doing anything that he could notice so he stopped juicing. After only 2 weeks of him not juicing is when he could tell a difference. Once again I’m told I don’t know how to explain what it does, all I know is I feel much better when using Raw Cannabis. Rex also states he’s happy that he’s married to the creator of over 50 treats made with Raw Cannabis which makes using Raw cannabis a pleasure to drink and eat. He might be a little biased, but you will be able to judge for yourselves when my book of Raw Cannabis treats comes out in the summer of 2017.
As for me I could write a book on how Raw Cannabis has changed my life, but I’ll keep it simple. I have been using it both as a dietary supplement and as a herbal healing ready for 4 years. I suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic pain, diabetes and the list goes on. Raw Cannabis has given me my life back. I have lost over 100 lbs. gone from 28 pharmaceuticals down to only 3. Before juicing it hurt to even smile, or to give a hug, but now I’m able to do it often. Raw Cannabis is now a major part of my life I’m actually living for the first time in a long time. I’m loving every part of my life. I’m now a big advocate for Raw Cannabis. I’m also an educator and consultant on Raw Cannabis ready for hire! I cant imagine my life without Raw Cannabis in it.
I think it was Shakespeare that said, let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. I think he was onto something.
When juicing, a wheat grass juicer is recommended for those using large amounts of leaf. However, I have found that a blender is better to use its quicker and easier. According to Dr. Courtney, a blender is prefered for juicing as you recover closer to 100% of what you put in.
You should use cannabis leaves and small buds that are well into flower. Buds have a higher concentration of CBD’s, than leaves. Using both together is quite beneficial. Most don’t have the resources to do this, but I have found through experience that you can mix leaves from plants in a vegatative state with your flowering leaves and a few buds to stretch your juice, and it”s quite effective. It works as both a dietary supplement and a healing supplement.
Raw Cannabis can be kept in an air tight baggy in the refigerator for up to a week. Do not freeze your raw matter. It will cause it to loose its enzymes.
Rule of thumb is one cup of raw leaf matter is a serving .
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Thanks Miss Teddy!
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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!