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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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
Cannabis and Colorectal Cancer:
Cannabis and Cancer Cells:
Marijuana and Cancer Cells:
Cannabis and Blood Cancer:
Cannabis and Skin Cancer:
Cannabinoids and the Immune System:
Cannabis and Lung Cancer:
Cannabis and Tumor Cells:
Cannibas Partially & Fully Induced Cancer Cell Death:
Cannabis and Breast Cancer
Cannabis and Prostate Cancer:
Cannabis Treatment of Leukemia:
Cannabis Treatment of Lymphoma:
Cannabis and Cancer in General:
AND MORE FOR THE CURIOUS:
Alternative Cancer Therapies, The 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/s11095-008-9661-9. PMC 2515569. PMID 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