Saturday, April 28, 2007

Marijuana as Medicine?

tidbits that tantalizeDr. Doug - THC Specialist...

Wow, man...

You knew cancer was a nasty, no-holds-barred, show-no-mercy type disease. So, when the doc said you had lung cancer, your world pretty much imploded. You didn't know your head could spin so fast, or jumbled thoughts could run so wild. What about Jenna's high school prom? How will she pay for college? The car needs to go into the shop, and who's going to kill the dang dandelions?

So, you took a long walk with your wife and devised a plan. You'd done some online research and, though she was a bit skeptical, she finally decided it was worth a try. And, now...

Wow, man...

Life looks pretty good. The cancer not only stopped spreading, but actually shrunk! You feel more - WAY more - relaxed about things and your appetite has never been better. Who knew potato chips, cupcakes and Cheetos could play such a central role in fighting cancer?

Thank goodness for the Cheech and Chong Cancer Treatment Center. Ever since you started the daily marijuana treatments...

Marijuana treatments? Well -

Researchers at Harvard have discovered that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may be effective in fighting lung cancer. The studies were conducted on mice implanted with human cancer cells. After three weeks of treatment with THC, the lung tumors had shrunk by an average of 50%. The treated mice also showed no further spread of the cancer.

The treatment works by retarding the inflammatory process that contributes to cancer's growth. The THC attaches itself to components, known as endocannabinoids, which are found in particularly high amounts in cancer cells, and have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Once attached, the THC accelerates the anti-inflammatory effects of the endocannabinoids, thereby stopping the cancer's spread.

Scientists postulate the treatment may also be effective in combating brain, prostate and skin cancer.

You grab a fresh bag of Doritos and surf the channels for a good comedy. Or, really, about anything will do. For some reason, it all seems outrageously hilarious.

Wow, man... Who knew cancer could be such a trip?

To read more about the study, see this from WebMD. To read about traditional cancer treatments, see this from the National Cancer Institute.

3 Comments:

Blogger sylvia c. said...

Tim,

VERY interesting post. Might I say, entertaining, too!


Advancement in cancer treatment, in any direction is great!


truly,

Sylvia C.

12:12 PM  
Blogger sylvia c. said...

Hey, Tim,

I was awarded “The Thinking Blogger Award” and I wanted to pass it on to you, for all of the great information and entertaining insights this blog provides.

You can check out my blog for more details!


truly,

Sylvia C.
www.sylvias-journal.blogspot.com

8:40 PM  
Blogger tim said...

Sylvia C:

Thanks!

What a cool deal - it's always good to stretch our minds just a bit, don't you think?

I'll check out the details at your blog,

tim

11:16 AM  

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