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Fire your Doctor 6 (cannabinoids)

Updated on June 9, 2013

Cannabinoid

From Wikipedia:

Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds which include the phytocannabinoids (oxygen-containing C21aromatic hydrocarbon compounds found in the cannabis), and chemical compounds which mimic the actions of phytocannabinoids or have a similar structure (e.g. endocannabinoids, found in the nervous and immune systems of animals and that activate cannabinoid receptors).

Clinical investigations ....

.... of the therapeutic use of cannabinoids are now more prevalent than at any time in history. The reason being;it works. And not only that, they work far better than pharmaceutical drugs with no side affects and have close to zero toxicity for the patient. That's a big plus, and the reason I bring this hub page to you today. Here's another way to Fire your Doctor.

Studies, that have utilized the so‐called ‘gold standardʹ FDA clinical trail design, concluded that cannabinoids ought to be the ʺfirst line treatmentʺ for patients with neuropathy and other serious illnesses. They have the ability to alleviate neuropathic pain, an extremely difficult to treat type of nerve‐pain associated with cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injury, and many other debilitating conditions, as well as conditions not so debilitating, more naturally than pharmaceutical drugs and narcotics.

Much of the interest in cannabinoid therapeutics is a direct result of the discovery of the
endocannabinoid regulatory system in our body that works hand in hand with our immune system. What sparked other interest and grabbed attention, and probably most important, is the growing body of very positive testimonials from patients as well as their physicians across this nation, and around the world.

Cannabinoids have the capacity to moderate autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as their role in the treatment of neurological disorders such as Alzheimerʹs disease and amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis (a.k.a. Lou Gehrigʹs disease.)

A growing body of preclinical and clinical data concludes that cannabinoids can reduce the spread and destroy specific cancer cells via apoptosis (programmed cell death) and by the inhibition of angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels).

The discovery of an endogenous cannabinoid system, with specific receptors and ligands, has enlightened our understanding of the therapeutic actions from folklore to valid science. It
now appears that the cannabinoid system evolved with our species and is intricately involved in normal human physiology specifically in the control of movement, pain, reproduction, memory, and appetite, as well as other important biological functions. The prevalence of cannabinoid receptors in our brain and peripheral tissues suggests that the cannabinoid system represents a previously unknown ubiquitous network in our nervous system.

Cannabinoids produce an anti‐inflammatory effect by inhibiting the production and action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and other acute phase cytokines, which also makes them
ideal compounds to treat the autoimmune forms of arthritis. Cannabinoid receptor systems are the mechanisms by which the body maintains homeostasis (the regulation of cell function), allowing the bodyʹs tissues to communicate with one another in a intricate cellular dance we call ʺlife.ʺ

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Fire the Doctor 5  (Vitamin C)

Levine News: 3/3/2011 - F.D.A. ORDERS PRESCRIPTION COLD DRUGS PULLED FROM MARKET: The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered that about 500 prescription drugs used to treat colds, coughs and allergies be removed from the market, saying that the medicines had never gone through a federal review of their safety and effectiveness. “We don’t know what’s in them, whether they work properly or how they are made,” Deborah M. Autor, the director of the office of compliance in the F.D.A.’s drug division, said in a telephone news conference on Wednesday morning.

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      johnwindbell 7 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Quite welcome, and agree, kaiyan. We are in that transition right now. Can you imagine if the medicine never worked, and killed people!

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      kaiyan717 7 years ago from West Virginia

      Wish the pros where as publicized as much as the cons- thanks

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