30+ Reasons Why THC is Effective in Treating Cancer

Conventional medicine seems further from a cure for cancer than when the search began decades ago. After billions of dollars of expenditure on research, the cancer rate still continues to climb.

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Cancer cells under electron microscope

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the western countries, second only to heart disease. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every day worldwide, over 22,000 people die of cancer (2012 estimates).  The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades. With such high numbers, virtually every family is at risk.

Ironically, the ancient remedies that have been tried and tested over millennia are being debated or kept out of the mainstream.

Chemotherapy and radiation are far from safe. Both are extremely invasive, and neither can be selective, destroying the body’s immune system along the way. Surgery, where appropriate, is specific and can be the tipping point, particularly when followed up with natural medicines.

The magic word is – Balance. The balance between modern treatments and ancient remedies.

The majority of cancers, some 90–95% of cases, are due to environmental factors, which are largely within one’s control. The remaining 5–10% are due to inherited genetics.

Over time, DNA declines, as the telomeres,  which protect the end of a chromosome from deterioration, shorten. Explanation in the American Journal of Human Biology suggests that shorter telomeres are associated with increased cancer rates.

Remediating external factors, such as diet, has been shown to prevent new cancer cells from forming.  And natural remedies play a significant role in this.

What natural remedies – including Vitamin D, C, and B17 (strictly speaking, not a vitamin), and phytocannabinoids (specifically, delta-9-THC), among others – seem to do particularly well, is have the beneficial effect on our immune system as well as prevent the formation of new cancer cells.

Also, extensive medical studies into the effects of phytocannabinoids have shown that delta-9-THC also inhibits the tumor by selectively blocking key blood vessels needed for tumor growth, and so causes cancer cell death. Phytocannabinoids – the key active ingredient in cannabis – were found effective in fighting against colon cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer and several other forms of the disease.

Below are just some peer review studies that show that phytocannabinoids have an effect on many different types of cancer cells.

canabis leaves in hand

The incredible weed

Peer Review Studies

Cannabis, Cannabinoids and Cancer – The Evidence so Far, Cancer Research UK

Are Telomeres The Key To Aging And Cancer? – Learn Genetics, Genetic Science Learning Centre

History of the Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids, USA National Cancer Institute

The links below lead to NCBI, which is a search engine for scientific and medical journals.  You will notice that they source the information from many global peer review journals.

Cannabis and Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers, USA National Cancer Institute

Cannabis-derived substances in cancer therapy–an emerging anti-inflammatory role for the cannabinoids, NCBI

Cannabis and Brain Cancer, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Cannabis and Mouth and Throat Cancer, US National Centre for Biology Information

Anti-tumoral action of cannabinoids on hepatocellular [liver] carcinoma, NCBI

Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536

Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494

Cannabis THC at High Doses in Area, Inhibits Cholangiocarcinoma cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793

Targeting CB2 Cannabinoid Receptors as a Novel Therapy to treat Malignant Lymphoblastic Disease: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21115947

Cannabis Regulator of Neural Cell Development: ttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16787257

Cannabis treatment of Melanoma: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17065222

Cannabis Treatment for Thyroid Carcinoma: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18197164

Cannabinoids in Intestinal Inflammation & Cancer : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536

Cannabinoids in Health and Disease: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18286801

Cannabis a Neuroprotective After Brain Injury: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11586361

Cannabis Inhibits Cancer Cell Invasion: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19914218

Cannabis treatment of translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19509271

Cannabis Induces apoptosis of uterine cervix cancer cells: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15047233

Cannabis Treatment in Colon Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18938775

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19047095

Cannabis and Colorectal Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22231745

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17583570

Cannabis and Cancer Cells:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818634

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12648025

Marijuana and Cancer Cells:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16835997

Cannabis and Blood Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12091357

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908594

Cannabis and Skin Cancer:

‪http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12511587

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19608284

Cannabinoids and the Immune System:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11854771

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12052046

Cannabis and Lung Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198381?dopt=Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract

Cannabis and Tumor Cells:


‪http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089

‪http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20090845

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14640910

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19480992

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15275820

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15638794

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818650

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20307616

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16616335

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16624285

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10700234

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17675107

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14617682

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17342320

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16893424

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15026328



Cannibas Partially & Fully Induced Cancer Cell Death:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12130702

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19457575

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18615640

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17931597

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18438336

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18387516

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15453094

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19229996

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9771884

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18339876

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12133838

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16596790

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11269508

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15958274

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19425170

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17202146

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11903061

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15451022

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20336665

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19394652

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11106791

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19189659

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16500647

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19539619

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19059457

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16909207

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18088200

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10913156

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18354058

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19189054

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17934890

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16571653

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19889794

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15361550

Cannabis and Breast Cancer

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859676

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18025276

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915267

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776349

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18454173

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728591

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9653194

Cannabis and Prostate Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15753356

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10570948

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19690545

 Cannabis Treatment of Leukemia:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15978942

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16754784

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15454482

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16139274

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14692532

Cannabis Treatment of Lymphoma:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18546271

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16936228

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16337199

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19609004

Cannabis and Cancer in General:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12514108

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313899

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053780

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18199524

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19589225

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12182964

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442435

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12723496

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16250836

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17237277

AND MORE FOR THE CURIOUS:

Alternative Cancer TherapiesThe Cancer Cure Foundation – Offers free information on over 100 alternative cancer therapies.

Antiemetics in patients receiving chemotherapy for cancer: a randomized comparison of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and prochlorperazine. N Engl J Med 302 (3): 135-8, 1980, Sallan SE, Cronin C, Zelen M, et al. [PUBMED Abstract]

“Cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes”Pharm. Res. 25 (9): 2097–116. doi:10.1007/s11095-008-9661-9PMC 2515569PMID 18626751, Anand P, Kunnumakkara AB, Kunnumakara AB, Sundaram C, Harikumar KB, Tharakan ST, Lai OS, Sung B, Aggarwal BB (September 2008).

Cannabis: pharmacology and toxicology in animals and humans. Addiction 91 (11): 1585-614, 1996, Adams IB, Martin BR [PUBMED Abstract]

Ecological Studies Of Ultraviolet B, Vitamin D And Cancer Since 2000, Grant William B. and Sharif B. Mohr

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Marijuana as antiemetic medicine: a survey of oncologists’ experiences and attitudes. J Clin Oncol 9 (7): 1314-9, 1991, Doblin RE, Kleiman MA [PUBMED Abstract]

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer , Bertone-Johnson Elizabeth R.

Vitamin D for Cancer Prevention: Global Perspective, Garland Cedric F., Edward D. Gorham, Sharif B. Mohr and Frank C. Garland

The power of wilful ignorance cannot be overstated

Some of the secrets about how marketers make you buy what they want you to buy: Make you want it, crave it, need it.

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By using the right choice of words, marketers can focus the conversation to exactly where they want to.

By using the right choice of words, marketers can focus the conversation to exactly where they want to.

By using the right choice of words, marketers can focus the conversation to exactly where they want to.

Technique 1:  Everybody believes what’s on the label.

Technique 2:  Focus on progress.

Technique 3:  Rely on the consumers’ preparedness to look the other way.

What I’m learning in my Marketing studies…

 

… has put me off marketing alltogether.

The Genius Who Lit the World

AKA – The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived

Nikola Tesla‘s birthday was last month – July 10th – so in belated honour of  Tesla’s birthday, a reminder of his incredible contributions to the world.

Tesla was born at the stroke of midnight during lightning strikes of a summer storm in 1856. He is of Serbian parentage but was born in Smiljani near Gospić, in Lika (then a Military Frontier of Austro-Hungarian Empire, now in Croatia). The midwife commented, “He’ll be a child of the storm,” to which his mother replied, “No, of light.”

“Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. Throughout space there is energy.” [Nikola Tesla, 1892]

tesla quote on neutrons

Seventy years after his death, Nikola Tesla is finally beginning to attract the attention and encourage serious debate.

It is known that he was  persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day, namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius. He was also attacked by J.P. Morgan and other “captains of industry.” Upon Tesla’s death on January 7th, 1943 the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all of his scientific research.  Some of this has been declassified by the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act.

Besides his persecution by corporate-government interests (which is practically a certification of authenticity), there is at least one solid indication of Nikola Tesla’s integrity, he tore up the contract with Westinghouse that was worth millions in order to save the company from paying him his huge royalty payments. But, let’s take a look at what Nikola Tesla, a man who died broke and alone, has actually given to the world. For better or worse, with credit or without, he changed the face of the planet in ways that perhaps no man ever has.

10 of Tesla’s Inventions that Changed the world

1. Alternating Current ~ This is where it all began, and what ultimately caused such a stir at the 1893 World’s Expo in Chicago. A war was levelled ever-after between the vision of Edison and the vision of Tesla for how electricity would be produced and distributed. The division can be summarised as one of cost and safety. The Direst Current that Edison (backed by General Electric) had been working on was costly over long distances, and produced dangerous sparking from the required converter (called a commutator). Regardless, Edison and his backers utilised the general “dangers” of electric current to instil fear in Tesla’s alternative Alternating Current. As proof, Edison sometimes electrocuted animals at demonstrations. Consequently, Edison gave the world the electric chair, while simultaneously maligning Tesla’s attempt to offer safety at a lower cost. Tesla responded by demonstrating that AC was perfectly safe by famously shooting current through his own body to produce light. This Edison-Tesla (GE-Westinghouse) feud in 1893 was the culmination of over a decade of shady business deals, stolen ideas, and patent suppression that Edison and his moneyed interests wielded over Tesla’s inventions. Despite it all, it is Tesla’s system that provides power generation and distribution to North America in our modern era.

2. Light ~ He didn’t invent light itself of course, but he did invent how light can be harnessed and distributed. Tesla developed and used florescent bulbs in his lab some 40 years before the were formally “invented”. At the World Fair, Tesla took glass tubes and bent them into famous scientists’ names, in effect creating the first neon signs. However, it is his Tesla Coil that might be the most impressive, and controversial. The Tesla Coil is certainly something that big industry would have liked to suppress – the concept that the Earth itself is a magnet that can generate electricity (electromagnetism) utilising frequencies as a transmitter. All that is needed on the other end is the receiver – much like a radio.

3. Radio — Initially, Guglielmo Marconi was credited, and most believe him to be the inventor of radio to this day. However, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Marconi’s patent in 1943, when it was proven that Tesla invented the radio years previous to Marconi. Radio signals are just another frequency that needs a transmitter and receiver, which Tesla also demonstrated in 1893 during a presentation before The National Electric Light Association. In 1897 Tesla applied for two patents US 645576, and US 649621. In 1904, however, The U.S. Patent Office reversed its decision, awarding Marconi a patent for the invention of radio, possibly influenced by Marconi’s financial backers in the States, who included Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie. This also allowed the U.S. government (among others) to avoid having to pay the royalties that were being claimed by Tesla.

4. Remote Control — This invention was a natural outcropping of radio. Patent No. 613809 was the first remote controlled model boat, demonstrated in 1898. Utilising several large batteries, radio signals controlled switches, which then energised the boat’s propeller, rudder, and scaled-down running lights. While this exact technology was not widely used for some time, we  now witness this power appropriated by the military in its pursuit of remote controlled war. Radio controlled tanks were introduced by the Germans in WWII.

5. X-rays — Electromagnetic and ionizing radiation was heavily researched in the late 1800s, but Tesla researched the entire gamut. Everything from a precursor to Kirlian photography, which has the ability to document life force, to what we now use in medical diagnostics, this was a transformative invention of which Tesla played a central role. X-rays, like so many of Tesla’s contributions, stemmed from his belief that everything we need to understand the universe is virtually around us at all times, but we need to use our minds to develop real-world devices to augment our innate perception of existence.

6. Laser — Tesla’s invention of the laser have transformed surgical applications in an undeniably beneficial way, and they have given rise to much of our current digital media. However, with this leap in innovation we have also crossed into the land of science fiction. From Reagan’s “Star Wars” laser defence system to today’s Orwellian “non-lethal” weapons’ arsenal, which includes laser rifles and directed energy “death rays,” there is certainly great potential for development in both directions.

7. Electric Motor — Tesla’s invention of the electric motor has finally been popularised by a car brandishing his name. While the technical specifications are beyond the scope of this summary, suffice to say that Tesla’s invention of a motor with rotating magnetic fields could have freed mankind much sooner from the stranglehold of Big Oil. However, his invention in 1930 succumbed to the economic crisis and the world war that followed. Nevertheless, this invention has fundamentally changed the landscape of what we now take for granted: industrial fans, household appliances, water pumps, machine tools, power tools, disk drives, electric wristwatches and compressors.

8. Robotics — Tesla’s overly enhanced scientific mind led him to the idea that all living beings are merely driven by external impulses. He stated, “I have by every thought and act of mine, demonstrated, and do so daily, to my absolute satisfaction, that I am an automaton endowed with power of movement, which merely responds to external stimuli.” Thus, the concept of the robot was born. However, an element of the human remained present, as Tesla asserted that these human replicas should have limitations, namely growth and propagation.  Tesla unabashedly embraced all of what intelligence could produce. His visions for a future filled with intelligent cars, robotic human companions, the use of sensors and autonomous systems are detailed in a must-read entry in the Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering, 2006 (PDF).

9 and 10. Wireless Communications and Limitless Free Energy — These two are inextricably linked, as they were the last straw for the power elite – What good is energy if it can’t be metered and controlled? Free? Never. J.P. Morgan backed Tesla with $150,000 to build a tower that would use the natural frequencies of our universe to transmit data, including a wide range of information communicated through images, voice messages and text. This represented the world’s first wireless communications, but it also meant that aside from the cost of the tower itself, the universe was filled with free energy that could be utilised to form a world-wide-web connecting all people in all places, as well as allow people to harness the free energy around them. Essentially, the 0’s and 1’s of the universe are embedded in the fabric of existence for each of us to access as needed. Nikola Tesla was dedicated to empowering the individual to receive and transmit this data virtually free of charge. We know the ending to that story. But, the story has since changed: Tesla had perhaps thousands of other ideas and inventions that remain unreleased. A look at his 112 US registered patents allows a glimpse into the scope he intended to offer.

“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”  [Nikola Tesla]

If you feel that the additional technical and scientific research of Nikola Tesla should be revealed for public scrutiny and discussion, instead of suppressed by big industry and even our supposed institutions of higher education, join the world’s call to tell power brokers everywhere that we are ready to Occupy Energy and learn about what our universe really has to offer. The release of Nikola Tesla’s technical and scientific research – specifically his research into harnessing electricity from the ionosphere at a facility called Wardenclyffe Tower – is a necessary step toward true freedom of information. Please add your voice by sharing this information with as many people as possible.

Interestingly, there are some who have pointed out that Tesla’s experimentation with the ionosphere very well could have caused the massive explosion over Tunguska, Siberia in 1908, which levelled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, and may even have led to the much maligned HAARP technology.

We would do well to remember that technology is never the true enemy rather,  it is the misuse of technology that can enslave rather than free mankind from its animal-level survivalism. The video above does an excellent job at personalising this largely forgotten human being, as well as show the reasons why to this day he is not a household name.

FOR THE CURIOUS:

How did Nikola Tesla Change the Way We Use Energy at How Stuff Works

Can Tesla Light the Way? by George Trinkaus originally appearing at The American Free Press (October, 2003)

Tesla Said – A Collection of articles compiled by John Ratzlaff in Tesla’s own words at Scribd

Tesla on PBS

Tesla Science Foundation

Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency by Tesla at Downloads Gutenberg Books

Some Interesting Facts about Nikola Tesla

Tesla’s Fuelless Generator & Wireless Power Transmission by Oliver Nichelson

Tesla Wardencliffe Project at Tesla Science Org.

Tesla Quotes

Nikola Tesla and the Discovery of X-rays at Radiographics Journal

Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla, from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days on TED

The United States Government: Release all scientific papers of Nikola Tesla to the American public at change.org

The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla at Biblioteca Pleyades

Tesla on Electro-herbalism

The history and demonstrations of the world’s largest Tesla Coils in action

Rand Clifford’s 3-part series, Nikola Tesla: Calling All Freethinkers! which presents a wealth of additional information.

Dave Hodges’ article, Harnessing Quantum Entanglement Is Humanity’s Secret Weapon, highlights the importance of the cover-up that has kept Tesla’s true genius from the world for far too long.