Rick Simpson Attention new members..

We have placed some simple information below for you regarding the oil, cancer and other serious conditions that will help you including the links needed, some of the information you may already know so please forgive anything duplicated or irrelevant:

We do not sell the oil, we do not provide the oil, we do not have any oil, we simply show others how to make their own oil by following the free and simple instructions on our website.
On the website you will find the full written instructions, the dosage for cancer and other serious conditions plus a “how to make the medicine” video.

We do not communicate with anybody outside of this official verified public Facebook page, anyone who privately messages you would be a scam / fraud. ( you will see by Ricks “note” posted below that Rick does not answer any emails etc. any longer ).

We do not advise asking where to get the oil from on a public page as this attracts fraud, many fake profiles pretend to be Rick or another reliable source – do not talk to fake profiles / companies – all the information you will need to make your own oil is free and simple to follow on Ricks official website ( you can also click a “translate” button for 72 other languages if needed ).

The advice we give is to make your own oil, it is not difficult, Rick says if you can make a cup of coffee then you can make the oil.
If you are not able bodied, we advise to ask real friends or family to help you.
The oil is made from cannabis and contains a high level of THC and therefore, it cannot be posted / shipped ( no matter what you read or are told ).. do not buy oils online to be delivered or you will be scammed.

We do not recommend CBD only oils, they are not the same cannabinoid and will not have the same effect ( Rick Simpson mentions cbd being an antagonist in the video below “Questions for Rick Simpson” @ 6:31 ).

Even if you live in the US or another legal country / state.. we would recommend to “make your own” as buying a “ready made” version from a legal dispensary may mean the difference between life and death depending on the condition being treated if the oil is not strong enough or made correctly.
We do not advise to let anyone make the medicine when money is concerned as many people / companies have been known to make short cuts to make extra money.

We do not recommend a particular dispensary where to obtain the oil from, if you are in the US / Amsterdam or another legal country / state and look for a dispensary who claims to sell RSO ( Rick Simpsons Oil / Phoenix tears) then please note that it was not made by us ( as we do not make it ).

If you do travel to a legal dispensary it would be advised to look for one who displays an authentic dated valid laboratory test certificate for that particular batch showing the full cannabinoid analysis.
A decent typical home made RSO may contain a THC content of 90%+, and a cbd content of approximately 1 to 2% plus all the other cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids working together like an “entourage effect”, the very best oils are 95%+ THC.. some have been tested at 98.5% THC..
Dispensaries ( with many of the strains available to them ) should be able to produce an oil with a very high THC content.. check before buying. ( some tests we have seen show little to only 50% THC.. such oils are not authentic oils and are “watered down” versions ).

As many dispensaries are interested in their profit margin, many will use low-grade materials to make an oil from, including leaf, stems, stalks and even roots, some have been known to bulk their product up by adding other oils.
As there are no standards enforced upon such dispensaries the oil is usually not strong enough and will not have the desired effect to help with serious conditions such as cancers.
For this reason, we always recommend that you make your own oil, such dispensaries are ideal to obtain the cannabis from to make the oil, we must use indica or indica dominant strains with a minimum THC content of 20% to 25% + for best results.
The authentic oil can be 90% + THC, therefore it cannot be legally shipped / posted as THC is illegal to just simply “post” it anywhere if simply bought on a website, so avoid any claims that the oil can be simply bought on line.. because it cannot. Do not buy oil online as you will be scammed.

The information given here on this thread is just general good advice, we do not advise to add new members on Facebook via our page as many have been known to have an “ulterior motive” and want to take your money directly or via a website / email etc etc, most of the answers that anyone needs have been put on Ricks website and are there free for everyone.

If a patient / care giver is thinking of travelling to a legal country / state to take the 60Ml of correctly made oil over the average 3 months for serious conditions such as cancer, they should also be made aware that they will need to continue to take a “maintenance dose” when the 60Ml had been taken ( as mentioned below ).
Cannabis / oil cannot be taken legally out of any “legal” country / state.

This is another reason why we recommend making your own.
Several strains mixed together can make a great oil, as the research has not been done to know what particular name of a strain of cannabis is best suited to a particular condition so we advise to mix as many strains as possible ( when possible ) to try and cover all the bases.

In many situations, a patient / caregiver may have to source their own starting materials ( cannabis ) from other places – such as discreetly asking real friends and family to help them.
Cannabis is popular in almost every country in the world, so in reality, many people can find the cannabis with ease just by simply asking friends and family, most recreational users do not shout out about the fact that they use cannabis, so many people maybe surprised who can get the cannabis for them.

In Ricks film “Run from the cure” he refers to the oil as “Hemp oil”.. this confuses many people as they think of it being “Hemp seed oil”.. Rick has apologised for the confusion, however the video has gone viral.
The oil is in fact a type of “Cannabis oil” ( named RSO “Rick Simpsons Oil” or “Phoenix tears” ) this is to differentiate it from the many other types of cannabis oil that are prepared differently.
Ricks oil is not a “Hemp seed oil”.
The oil Rick speaks of is made from the buds of the female cannabis plant and not from crushing the seeds from a hemp plant. Ricks oil is a purified decarboxylated cannabis oil.

Rick also advises for cancer patients to ingest the seeds from 2 or 3 different apples each day to obtain the B17 ( also known as amygdalin / laetrile), the chemical is only harmful in large amount, 1700+ seeds in 24/48 hours – so a few won’t harm – many private cancer treatment centres use B17 – cancer hates B17. ( the seeds should be split or chewed or they may pass through the body whole ). Some people have been also known to ingest bitter appricot kernels to obtains the laetrile – when ingesting the b17 daily, it is said to also use Zinc. B17 may lower the blood pressure so this should be taken into consideration.

Stay away from sugars – cancer loves sugars.

There are two main types of cannabis, Rick recommends “Indica or indica dominant strains” to make the oil with for internal conditions such as cancer:
Indica = relax.
Sativa = energise.
If we use the wrong type of cannabis strain(s) ( Sativa or sativa dominant ) it can keep the patient awake and be unpleasant as they cannot rest and people want to stop the protocol altogether.
We do not want cancer patients ( or anyone ) all high and trying to dance & paint the house etc. – so we use Indica or indica dominant varieties.

Most cannabis dealers / dispensaries know the strain of cannabis they sell – a simple Google search will tell us if its indica or sativa ( or a mix of both plus the % of the indica ).
In some situations we have to use what is available – ( so make a smaller batch with an ounce or 2 ) while you look for better indica strains.

To make better oils..when possible mix “several strains” of indica or indica dominant cannabis with a THC content of 20 to 25%++( the higher the better ), and a nice low cbd content of around 1% ( 1 to 3% is fine – the lower the better ) – the mixed oil will be great for many conditions, use dry buds for best results ) no leaves or large stems ).
When following the full protocol, by roughly day 21 the patient / person would of reached the full 1ml per day dosage ( over the 3 x daily doses given ) – when using decent cannabis, 2 ounces of Indica / dominant cannabis should be enough to cover the first 3 weeks of treatment as the dosage is smaller in the beginning.

Sativa strains produce an oil that is a very good antidepressant, but generally speaking, we do not recommend it for internal conditions in larger doses ( for life-threatening conditions such as cancer etc ) when larger doses are required the Sativa oils are unbearable.
When the patient takes the RSO ( Rick Simpsons Oil ) many people find if they are using any medications such as steroids / painkillers / morphine makes horrible side effects when mixed, so many people reduce the medications by half on day one – then reduce and stop the medications over 7 to 14 days – mixing the medications with the oil can produce undesirable side effects – the symptoms / side effects of the medications can be exacerbated,
The main conditions / medications we warn about are the heart, blood pressure, and diabetes and to closely monitor the levels over 3 months or so.

The use of ingesting hemp seeds / hemp hearts is recommended in the patients diet when they are using the oil.. and / or
Ingesting a capsule or 2 of shop bought hemp seed oil ( cold pressed hemp seed oil ) 40 minutes to 1 hour before the RSO dose may help to create new receptor sites for the oils molecular structure to bind onto / aid good health, As Rick mentioned on his website is it beneficial to raise the ph of the body with food and drink.

When the cancer is gone or the condition is under control ( usually when the full 60Mls of correctly made oil are ingested ) or for general good health benefits, we recommend to take a preventative / maintenance dose of between 1 to 2 ML per month, this tiny amount equates to the size of between “half to a full dry grain of short-grain rice” per day, usually taken an hour before bedtime.
This maintenance dose is essential as we have known of a few cancer patients who did not do the “maintenance dose” and the cancer returned, if the oil is made correctly and a maintenance dose is followed ( forever ) it will keep it away.

We do not recommend any scans to be taken / ordered until the full 60Ml of correctly made oil has been taken over 90 days ( as per dosage instructions ).
When possible ask for a MRI scan or an ultrasound or x-ray, the use of CT scans may be required in some cases, but in many cases a MRI would also work to know if the cancer / tumour / tumor is shrinking or has gone.

Rick does not like CT scans as they use very high levels of radiation and in many cases do more harm than good, in some cases a CT scan is the only thing that can work but stay away from them if / when possible.

If you decide to make your own oil:
Make sure you have all the equipment ready to make the oil as soon as possible when you find the cannabis, an ounce can make 3 to 5 ml of oil.
Rick says you need 60ml ( the average starting point for most internal cancers ) – that’s 16 ounces / a full pound of indica cannabis – smaller batches of oil can be made from an ounce or 2, by using less cannabis and alcohol / solvent.
In some cases ( usually when chemotherapy and or radiotherapy has been previously used or with a difficult cancer / condition ) more oil maybe required.. some people may need 2 or 3 times the standard amount at 120mls or 180mls.
Make sure you have a fan & rice cooker with 2 temperature settings.. high / low – heat – warm etc. ( but not the on / off version ).- buy the version that the lid comes totally off for best results – not the hinge version due to the wind.
We cover the cannabis with alcohol for just 3 minutes each time ( x 2 = 6 minutes total soak / smash time ).

When making the oil for the first time – pay attention to the unmarked paragraph 28 on the section marked “PRODUCING THE OIL” regarding “decarboxylation”, this is the vital key stage to change the oils molecular structure to fit the receptors in the brain ( CB1 ) and the body ( CB2 receptors ) without full decarboxylation the oil is weak / worthless.
On Ricks website note the limited few alcohols / solvents Rick recommends to use.. ( use the ones stated only for best / safest results )

IPA Isopropanol / Isopropyl 99.9% ( CAS# 67-63-0 ) is one of the few alcohol / solvents Rick uses ( it is available in almost every country ) – 5 litres will be enough for 5 to 8 ounces & 8 to 9 litres will be enough to make the full treatment – when following the instructions to the letter, no traces of the alcohol remain in the final medicine.
Buy the 99.9% alcohol on eBay or Amazon now ( ASAP ) to be ready to make your own oil, if you cannot find the IPA in your country, simply log into another countries eBay and order from there.
Try and get as close to 99.9% as possible, other versions are available, 99.9% is ideal, 99% is good, 95% not so good, 91% is poor, the higher the %, the less water is in the product and the more effective the alcohol is at stripping the cannabinoids from the plant..
Ricks number one choice of solvent ( available in Canada ) is pure light aliphatic naphtha, we have to make sure we get the right version or it may have harmful additives, the one we recommend is a specific type, it is marked with a CAS Number ( unique numerical identifier assigned by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) ), the version we recommend has a CAS number marked 64742-49-0, we could order it from eBay or amazon but if the number is not marked, we may have to ask the seller what the CAS number is, If we can not find it, we could look on another countries eBay and search there ( Canada ), if your not from Canada it will take longer to arrive / cost a lot more or may not be able to find the right version, if this is the case use what most people use and that is 99.9% IPA as mentioned above.
Isopropanol is an accepted solvent under USP 36. Isopropanol is a very safe / friendly solvent for terpenoids etc… well liked by the FDA.

Best wishes,
The admin team.
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Rick’s video “Run from the cure”:

Ricks website:

Full written instructions to make the oil:

Dosage information for cancer and other serious conditions:

Video showing how to make the medicine:

Questions for Rick Simpson: ( Rick mentions cbd being an antagonist @ 6:31 ).

Super oils:

An important message from Rick Simpson [January 2015]: ( Rick mentions he no longer answers emails ).


Ricks Youtube channel:

Rick Simpsons publishing page on Facebook: Simpson RamaDur

Website: https://simpsonramadur.com/
Making Cannabis Oil with Rick Simpson


10 Secrets To A Happy & Healthy 100 Years Of Life: Lessons from Okinawa, Japan

The island of Okinawa in Japan, just north of Taiwan, has long been a hot spot for the secrets to longevity. It is unrivaled for its health, spirituality, and connection to mind and body. In fact, Okinawa has some of the highest number of centenarians (those who live past 100) in the world, at about 50 per 100,000 compared to 5-10 per 100,000 in the USA. These aren’t your average old folks, either. Here in the West, we associate old age with misery, joint pain, dementia, and nursing homes, but in Okinawa, the centenarians are happy and surprisingly independent.

Diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, diabetes and heart disease are virtually unheard of, at least, not until you’re 90! Interestingly enough, when an Okinawan is removed from his or her society and rituals and adopts an American or Western lifestyle, their age limits begin to parallel those of the citizens of the United States. What exactly is their secret? Although genes do play a role, it seems lifestyle is the biggest contributor. In 2000, the Okinawa Centenarian Study published some fascinating facts on longevity:

1. Plant-based Diet

Okinawa is a beautiful tropical island (which helps anyone’s mood), but there is a bigger secret to their success. Because the plants are closer to the equator, where the sun’s damage may be greater, they protect themselves by producing higher amounts of phytochemicals and antioxidants to stay alive. These nutrients not only protect the plants from the sun’s rays, but from animal or insect consumption too. Those phytochemicals are what correct free radicals and eliminate inflammation from our bodies! Okinawans eat up to 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day — ALL ORGANIC!

2. Limited to No Animal Protein ( better no meat and no fish)

In Okinawa, the population follows a plant-based diet where they grow their own food. It is 80% plant based with the 20% reserved for fish and, occasionally, Meat if there is a special ceremony. It is also free of the antibiotics, hormones, and cruelty that exist in Western culture in factory farms.

3. High Flavanoids (estrogenic compounds from food) and Good Fats

They eat natural grains, root vegetables, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and a ton of NON GMO fermented soy (90% is GMO in the USA). Examples like miso, flax, or tempeh are excellent for the liver and for menopause. Women experience menopause naturally with fewer complications. Another secret is bitter gourd or goya. As the name implies, this is a very bitter melon! It contains B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, and beta carotene. It contains a phytonutrient called charantin and an insulin mimicking compound called polypeptide P that induces lower blood sugar and could be a remedy for diabetics.

4. Caloric Restriction

They practice a technique called Hara Hachi Bu, where they do not overeat. It translate to 8 parts out of 10, meaning they stop eating when they are 80% full. Caloric restriction has been a debatable topic but studies have shown that restriction, without malnutrition, can produce measurable benefits and potential longevity. For one thing, you will lose weight, and this is a good thing for most Americans. Caloric restriction also activates autophagy, which is the process by which older, dead cells are gobbled and cleaned up by other cells to keep the body running at tip top shape. If the body is inefficient at removing old debris, then this buildup can lead to neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases. Other studies point to “hormesis,” which means to induce benefit from low intensity biological stressors. This theory proposes that a calorie restricted diet excites the immune system and heightens the defensive state by inducing small amounts of stress, which lead to turning on longevity genes through science-based epigenetics (certain genes are turned off and on based on nutrition, environment, thoughts, etc)

5. Daily Exercise

They practice daily exercise that is not only beneficial for the body, but the mind too. You know how wonderful it feels to finish a challenging or relaxing yoga class? Imagine doing that every day in a slower paced, island environment. The majority practice Tai Chi, karate, gardening, dance, yoga, or martial arts, all of which are known to connect mind and body in a more spiritual process. Also, no one smokes! They also have little osteoporosis (no, they don’t drink a lot of milk, which does not stop osteoporosis) because they eat more plants which are chock full of calcium! They then activate vitamin D and overall bone health by spending time outdoors in the sun.

6. Positive Attitude

When polled, the Okinawans consistently scored higher in the ability to handle stressful situations as well as on their overall outlook on life. On the island they enjoy a slower paced life and close, supportive networks. Lab results reveal low levels of homocysteine, an inflammatory amino acid present in those with heart disease. Okinawans have an 80% lower risk of heart attack

7. Close Knit Community Groups

We are social beings who need love and support from friends and loved ones. Up to 80% of Okinawa’s elderly live alone independently or with a spouse, however they never give up their connection to community centers or elder day cares where they engage in games, sports, or exercise together. There is a name for these social groups and they are called moai groups. In Okinawa, growing old is looked at respectfully and the elders still help to run the community. There is always family visiting as life is slower paced. There are local festivals, gardening activities, and healing herbs brought to friends and dances for all to attend to continually heal the body and soul.

8. Find Tour “Ikigai”

Ikigai means “your purpose.” Retirement is a foreign concept in Okinawa. Their belief is that one should make life worth living no matter how old you are. You help others and continue to always look for a renewed mission.

9. Cultivate Spirituality

Spirituality, but not religion, is a major part of life in Okinawa. There are morning rituals, meditation groups, and a continued sense of belonging to a group that works collectively to achieve something bigger than them. They do not shy away from music or dancing as they believe this awakens the soul. The natives play Okinawan instruments like a traditional banjo and gather for community celebrations often. Women in Okinawa are noro (priestesses) or yuta (female shaman).

10. Eastern and Western Medical Approaches

Unlike the mindset in the West where there is a pill for every symptom and hard work to achieve health is often shunned, the Okinawans combine both aspects to achieve overall health. The employ shamanistic healing practices, spirituality, and some Western methods as well. They believe in the vitality and health of the people and their villages. Particularly, the older women play an active role as the religious leaders and spiritual shamans in the villages. Ancient herbs like the ones used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine are used in daily life. In fact, turmeric is consumed in large quantities (mostly in tea) and is revered for its antioxidant and detoxifying effects on the liver .We could all learn some lifestyle lessons from the wise and gentle people of Okinawa, Japan.


1. Okinawan Centenarian Study 2000 — ww.okicent.org

While fasting is nothing new, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as many discover its potential health benefits. If you are planning your first fast or looking for ways to improve your next one, there are a few things you should do to prepare. The first step is learning about the different stages of fasting. This knowledge helps you mentally and physically prepare for what happens to your body when you fast.

The stages of fasting outlined below are based off a water fast, a traditional fast in which you abstain from any food and only drink water for 12-48 hours or longer. Personal experiences can vary depending on the type of fast, age, or health of the individual, but these should give you a general idea of what to expect when you fast.

Stage 1: Day 1-2

Stage one lasts for the first couple of days of the fast or about 12-48 hours from your last meal. Usually, it is a good idea to put some planning and preparation into how and when you will start a fast. Try selecting a start day and time and then make preparations in your schedule for the duration of your fast.

How You Feel: Hungry

This stage is when your body transitions into fasting mode and, for many people, it’s the most challenging part of their fast. This stage is where you start to feel the hunger pangs as you skip your regular mealtime routine. Most first time fasters start to feel a reduction in their energy levels. These effects can induce a negative mood or irritability for most fasters. It’s wise to prepare yourself for the possibility of being short on patience during this stage.

What’s Happening With Your Body: Battery Save Mode

Several things happen at the cellular level that cause hunger and fatigue during this first stage. When you’re eating regularly, your body breaks down glucose to get the energy it needs to function properly. While you’re fasting, your body needs to produce sugar for energy, so it begins a process called gluconeogenesis. During gluconeogenesis, your liver converts non-carbohydrate materials like lactate, amino acids, and fats into glucose. As your body goes into “battery save mode,” your basal metabolic rate, or BMR, becomes more efficient and uses less energy. This power saving process includes lowering your heart rate and blood pressure. At this stage, you may feel drained. However, if you stick it out for a little longer, some of that lost energy will return.[1]

Benefits: Mental Strength and Heart Health

Fasting these first few days can be difficult, but there are mental and physical benefits. Mentally, the act of fasting is an excellent way to exercise your willpower. Similar to the strength runners might feel after pushing their body to run that extra mile, people who choose to fast can feel strength as they fight through those natural urges to eat. Physically, there are incredible cleansing and heart health benefits taking place, too. As BMR lowers, fat in the blood starts to disappear as it’s metabolized for energy. This process promotes a healthy heart, and for some, improves cholesterol levels by boosting HDL levels.[2]

Stage 2: Day 3-7

Stage two starts around the end of day two and lasts until day seven. A lot of changes begin to happen at this stage, and you may start to notice changes in your physical appearance, as well as how you feel.


How You Feel: Less Hungry and More Energetic

By stage two, ketosis has begun. Ketosis is a critical phase of the fast where your body starts to burn stored fat as its primary power source. As the processes of ketosis are carried out inside your body, you might stop feeling hungry and tired. The practice of putting your body into ketosis has a growing movement behind it. It is ideal for weight loss, balancing blood sugar, and more. Best of all, you don’t even have to fast to put your body into ketosis. Eating the right foods at the right time can be enough to start this fat burning process. There are even vegan ketogenic diet plans available so you can still eat health-promoting foods to stay in ketosis.

What’s Happening With Your Body: Fat Burning Mode

When you consume a typical diet of carbohydrate rich foods, your body breaks down sugars and starches into glucose. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body. However, when you fast or go into ketosis glucose becomes limited, and your body must turn to fat stores for the energy it requires. Your body breaks fat down into glycerol and fatty acids. The liver synthesizes ketones using glycerol. The glycerol is broken down by the liver for additional glucose, and finally, those ketones are used by your brain as glucose becomes less available.[1]

Benefits: Weight Loss and Cleansing

Burning fat has several benefits for your health — the first being weight loss. Ketosis is a predictable way to target fat stores that otherwise remain untouched even with a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, getting rid of that extra fat has a detoxifying effect on the body. Your body’s natural defenses use fat stores to store toxic metals and other toxins so they can’t wreak havoc on your system. However, during ketosis, these toxic metals and toxins are safely expelled from your body as fat reserves get used up.[3] This cleansing effect may temporarily alter some people’s complexion or cause other signs of a healing crisis.

Stage 3: Day 8-15

Stage three typically falls between day eight and 15. This stage includes dramatic improvements in mood and mental clarity and is the stage seasoned fasters look forward to the most.

How You Feel: Clear Minded

By the third stage a sort of “fasting high” begins. This boost happens when your body fully adjusts to fasting. While not everyone reaches this stage, those who do report a dramatic improvement in how they feel. These improvements include an elevated mood, increased energy levels, and a type of clear mindedness unique to fasting.

What’s Happening With Your Body: Healing Mode

During stage three, your body starts to enter into a “healing mode.” This healing process begins as your digestive system takes a rest from the common stressors and toxins it endures on a daily basis. As a result, your body has fewer free radicals entering the mix, and oxidative stress decreases.[4]

On the flip side, fasting causes a stress that provides an added benefit. This is a kind of mild stress that is comparable to the stress caused by exercise, which ultimately makes you stronger and your immune system more resilient.[5]

Benefits: Healthy Aging

When the cumulative effects of this stage add up, they can be the catalyst for significant health improvements. Anytime you limit free radicals and oxidative stress you are encouraging healthy aging and positioning yourself for fewer health complications.[6] While less researched, this healing process seems to improve health for some.

Stage 4: Day 16 and Beyond

Stage four occurs sometime around day 16 and continues through the duration of your fast. While there may be some changes moving beyond this juncture, there is a daily balance that starts to set in.

How You Feel: Balanced

If you make it to stage four, you are at a place most have never gone. This stage, while doable, should only be attempted under close supervision from a trusted healthcare professional. For those that do make it this far, there are not any drastic shifts that occur in how you feel. Instead, a steady balance seems to set in.

What’s Happening With Your Body: Healing Mode Extended

Stage four is the extension and completion of the healing and cleansing processes that began during the earlier stages. The longer you fast, the more time and opportunity your body has to heal and cleanse itself.

Benefits: Personal Goals and Growth

If you make it this far, the benefit becomes personal. Fasting, especially beyond the first seven days, takes steadfast dedication. What you get out of the fast in these later stages can be a culmination of all the earlier stages or an accomplishment of a personal health goal. For some, it is weight loss, for others, it is a strategy to heal a particular health complication.

Stage 5: Breaking the Fast

Stage five may come sooner or later, depending on your fasting goal. While we don’t assign a specific target day, you may want to make breaking your fast a planned event you can look forward to and celebrate when it’s all done.

How You Feel: Accomplished

Whether you fasted for half a day or a full month, you should feel accomplished. Taking deliberate action to improve your health or testing your limits is something worth celebrating.

What’s Happening With Your Body: Easing Out of Fasting Mode

How you choose to end your fast is critical. Depending on how long you fast, you may need to ease your way back into eating solid food. Fruit juices, cooked vegetables, and broths can help acclimate your body and digestive system to eating as internal mechanisms come back online.

Benefits: Start Something New

With careful planning and thought, fasting can be an incredible springboard into a healthier lifestyle. One suggestion is to make plans before you even start your fast. Write down what you’re hoping to get out of it and what you want to accomplish. If done correctly, the end of a fast is the perfect time to begin a dramatically healthier diet and lifestyle.

Additional Fasting Tips

Bowel movements and bad breath are two subjects that most people usually avoid discussing, but when fasting, you need to be aware of both.

During stage one and two of the fast, your body will still be expelling toxins and damaged cells every time you go to the bathroom. Using an intestinal cleansing product, like Oxy-Powder® will help more thoroughly cleanse and detoxify your body.

Bad breath will be a concern throughout every stage of a fast. Slightly offensive breath is completely natural and part of the detoxing processes. If you are worried about your breath while you fast, I have created an all-natural solution. It’s called Fresh Mouth™, and it comes in a convenient spray bottle that fits in your pocket. Just a few sprays and your mouth will feel fresh and smell great!

Olives conjure up images of the warm sun and deep blue seas of the Mediterranean where the olive tree flourishes.

In more recent times, olive oil has enjoyed similar admiration.

Purple olives in oil with leaves on a white background.Considered by many as a staple in any serious kitchen, olive oil has also achieved mythic stature as the ultimate healthy ingredient, protecting us from heart disease.

But does olive oil really deserve its ‘heart healthy’ reputation?

In today’s article, we explore the real truth about olive oil in depth…

One More Time…

As we have now pointed out numerous times, any oil—including olive oil—is not a whole food and thus has little place in a whole food, plant-based diet.

Like any other oil, olive oil is a processed, concentrated fat extract and thus has lost most of the nutritional value of its original form (the olive itself).

If you want some nutritional value, you will find it by eating the whole olive—not by consuming it in its almost unrecognizable extracted oil form. (But even olives should be eaten in moderation due to its high fat and sodium content.)

Bottom line is that the fats we need should come in nature’s original package – whole plant foods!

A Quick Lesson in Cardiovascular Health

splash of oilTo evaluate whether or not olive oil is indeed ‘heart-healthy’, we first need to understand a few facts about vascular biology.

The vessels in our entire cardiovascular system are lined with highly functional endothelial cells. These cells provide a barrier between the blood and the rest of the body tissues and are involved in blood clotting, the formation of new blood vessels, and recruitment of immune defense cells.

Endothelial cells also produce nitric oxide (NO), which makes blood vessels dilate to increase blood flow and prevent platelets from sticking to the vessel walls.

Impaired endothelial function is a hallmark of vascular disease, considered an early event in the development of atherosclerosis, and seen in patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes.

A noninvasive method to test endothelial function is Flow Mediated Dilation (FMD), which uses an ultrasound to measure flow-mediated changes in the diameter of the brachial artery.

Healthy endothelial cells will respond to a stimulus by releasing NO and causing the brachial artery to dilate, while unhealthy cells will not. In other words, the level of dilation (or lack of), measured via ultrasound, is a good indication of the overall health of the vessels in the cardiovascular system.

Olive Oil and the Heart

Olive oilNot surprising, significant FMD impairment can be seen after someone smokes or eats a lot of fat, sugar and/or salt in a meal. FMD impairment is also detected when someone suffers from mental stress or a chronic disease like high cholesterol or diabetes.

So what is the effect of olive oil on FMD?

All oils, both animal and plant derived, tend to worsen endothelial function. Within hours of ingesting fat, arteries stiffen and the ability to dilate is impaired.

A 1999 study measuring FMD after the ingestion of high-fat meals reported a “3-hour decline in FMD after subjects ingested a traditional meal of a hamburger and fries or cheesecake. Olive oil was found to have the same impairment to endothelial function as the rest of these high-fat meals.”

And a 2007 study showed a similar detrimental effect on endothelial function after the intake of olive, soybean and palm oils.

Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil a Healthier Choice?

Green OlivesIn a cohort study designed to measure the effects of a Mediterranean diet as the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) was shown to be better than regular olive oil, but neither significantly reduced heart attack rates.

Other studies report similar findings, showing that EVOO damages endothelial function—just like its ‘regular’ olive oil counterpart.

In the PREDIMED study, 7447 people at high risk for cardiovascular disease were randomly placed into 3 groups. One group was told to eat a Mediterranean diet using only EVOO (up to 1 liter per week!). The second group ate a Mediterranean diet and added half-pound of nuts per week. The third group was told to reduce fat intake (but it didn’t).

After five years, the conclusions were stunning; there were nearly no differences between groups. No differences in weight, waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fasting glucose, or lipid profile.

And no difference in the number of heart attacks or deaths from cardiovascular disease; those in the EVOO group suffered just as many heart attacks and cardiovascular disease as those in the control group (there was a significant reduction in the number of strokes, but that reduction was greater in the group that ate nuts).

The Mediterranean Diet Is Healthful in Spite of Olive Oil…

Olive oil bottle isolated on a white background.It appears that the low heart disease rate associated with a Mediterranean diet is in spite of olive oil—not because of it!

In other words, the ‘heart-healthy’ Mediterranean diet is due to the high consumption of whole plant foods rather than the olive oil, which usually accompanies all those vegetables.

In fact, studies to measure the effects of the Mediterranean diet on endothelial function showed FMD impairment after meals rich in olive oil.

Scientists concluded that the Mediterranean diet’s heavy “inclusion of antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and their products apparently provide some protection against the direct impairment in endothelial function produced by high-fat foods, including olive oil.”

These results were confirmed in another study showing that adding vegetables to a fatty meal may restore (at least partially) arterial function and blood flow.

Olive Oil Gives Power to the Plaques

In addition, it appears that olive oil can contribute to atherosclerosis.

Green olives isolated on whiteAtherosclerosis is the narrowing of blood vessels due to the buildup of waxy ‘plaques’ – clumps of fat and debris – along the vessel walls. The vessels become narrow and rigid, causing the heart to have to work harder to deliver oxygen to our bodies and increasing the risk of heart attacks.  To make matters worse, the fat in the plaques is easily oxidized, releasing dangerous free radicals that further damage blood vessels.

When comparing baseline with one-year follow-up angiograms in people with coronary heart disease, saturated animal fat, monounsaturated (olive oil) and polyunsaturated fats were all associated with significant increase in new atherosclerotic lesions.  The lesions stopped growing only by decreasing all fat intake—from whatever source

Is Olive Oil Really the Best Alternative?

oil splashMany argue that olive oil is a better alternative than other saturated fats. While there is some truth to this (olive oil does appear to cause relatively less damage than saturated animal fats), it is important to note that ‘less damage’ is still damage.

The scientific evidence clearly shows that olive oil plays a role both in damaging blood vessels as well as forming atherosclerotic plaques.


‘Causing less damage’ is a far cry from ‘promoting heart health’ as so many people believe is the case with olive oil.

The bitter truth is that, as Dr. Esselstyn points out, “Between 14 and 17 percent of olive oil is saturated, artery-clogging fat – every bit as aggressive in promoting heart disease as the saturated fat in roast beef.”

If you are just starting on your plant-based journey, keeping tiny amounts of extra virgin olive oil may help you enjoy your starches and veggies more and guarantee that you ‘stick’ to the diet. It is indeed better than using other oils or fats, and much better than continuing to eat a standard American diet.

However, if you want to continue to improve on your plant-based diet and make it predominantly whole foods, the recommendation is to stay away from olive oil altogether—even the extra virgin variety.  So just opt out of olive oil.

The true heroes of a heart-healthy diet are whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, and nuts, so embrace these foods and enjoy their benefits.

Your heart will thank you for it.


Foods to Increase Blood Flow and Circulation

Poor circulation is a common problem caused by a number of conditions.

Peripheral artery disease (PAD), diabetes, obesity, smoking and Raynaud’s disease are some of the many causes of poor circulation (

Reduced blood flow can cause unpleasant symptoms, such as pain, muscle cramps, numbness, digestive issues and coldness in the hands or feet.

In addition to those with poor circulation, athletes and active individuals may want to increase blood flow in order to improve exercise performance and recovery.

Although circulatory issues are often treated with medications, eating certain foods can also improve blood flow.

Here are the 13 best foods to optimize blood flow.

1. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper gets its spicy flavor from a phytochemical called capsaicin.

Capsaicin promotes blood flow to tissues by lowering blood pressure and stimulating the release of nitric oxide and other vasodilators — or compounds that help expand your blood vessels

Vasodilators allow blood to flow more easily through your veins and arteries by relaxing the tiny muscles found in blood vessel walls.

Research indicates that ingesting cayenne pepper increases circulation, improves blood vessel strength and reduces plaque buildup in your arteries

What’s more, these spicy peppers are frequently included in pain-relieving creams because they can encourage blood flow to the affected area

2. Pomegranate

Pomegranates are juicy, sweet fruits that are particularly high in polyphenol antioxidants and nitrates, which are potent vasodilators.

Consuming pomegranate — as juice, raw fruit or supplement — may improve blood flow and oxygenation of muscle tissue, which could especially aid active individuals.

A study in 19 active people, found that ingesting 1,000 mg of pomegranate extract 30 minutes before working out increased blood flow, blood vessel diameter and exercise performance

Another study demonstrated that daily consumption of 17 ounces (500 ml) of pomegranate juice during or before weight training reduced soreness, muscle damage and inflammation in elite weightlifters

3. Onions

Onions are an excellent source of flavonoid antioxidants, which benefit heart health.

This vegetable improves circulation by helping your arteries and veins widen when blood flow increases.

In a 30-day study in 23 men, taking 4.3 grams of onion extract daily significantly improved blood flow and artery dilation after meals

Onions also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can boost blood flow and heart health by reducing inflammation in veins and arteries

4. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a warming spice that has many health benefits — including increased blood flow.

In animal studies, cinnamon improved blood vessel dilation and blood flow in the coronary artery, which supplies blood to the heart.

Rats fed 91 mg per pound (200 mg per kg) of body weight of cinnamon bark extract daily for eight weeks exhibited better heart performance and coronary artery blood flow after exhaustive exercise compared to rats in the control group

Plus, research shows that cinnamon can effectively reduce blood pressure in humans by relaxing your blood vessels. This improves circulation and keeps your heart healthy

In a study in 59 people with type 2 diabetes, 1,200 mg of cinnamon per day reduced systolic blood pressure (the top number of a reading) by an average of 3.4 mmHg after 12 weeks

5. Garlic

Garlic is well known for its beneficial impact on circulation and heart health.

Studies suggest that garlic — specifically, its sulfur compounds, which include allicin — can increase tissue blood flow and lower blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels.

In fact, diets high in garlic are associated with better flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD), an indicator of blood flow efficiency.

In a study in 42 people with coronary artery disease, those who consumed garlic powder tablets containing 1,200 mg of allicin twice daily for three months experienced a 50% improvement in blood flow through the upper arm artery compared to a placebo group .

7. Beets

Many athletes supplement with beet juice or beet powder to help improve performance.

This is because beets are high in nitrates, which your body converts into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow to muscle tissue.

Beet juice supplements improve oxygen flow in muscle tissue, stimulate blood flow and increase nitric oxide levels — all of which can boost performance

Aside from assisting athletes, beets improve blood flow in older adults with circulatory issues.

In a study in 12 older adults, those who drank 5 ounces (140 ml) of nitrate-rich beet juice per day experienced significant decreases in blood pressure, clotting time and blood vessel inflammation than those who consumed a placebo

8. Turmeric

Increased blood flow is one of turmeric’s many health benefits.

In fact, both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine have utilized turmeric since ancient times to open blood vessels and improve blood circulation

Research suggests that a compound found in turmeric called curcumin helps increase nitric oxide production, reduce oxidative stress and decrease inflammation.

In a study in 39 people, taking 2,000 mg of curcumin daily for 12 weeks led to a 37% increase in forearm blood flow and a 36% increase in upper arm blood flow

9. Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like spinach and collard greens are high in nitrates, which your body converts into nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator.

Eating nitrate-rich foods may help improve circulation by dilating blood vessels, allowing your blood to flow more easily.

In a 27-person study, those consuming high-nitrate (845 mg) spinach daily for seven days experienced significant improvements in blood pressure and blood flow compared to a control group

What’s more, research has observed that people following a traditional Chinese diet high in nitrate-rich vegetables like Chinese cabbage have lower blood pressure and a significantly decreased risk of heart disease than those who consume a typical Western diet

10. Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruit are packed with antioxidants, including flavonoids.

Consuming flavonoid-rich citrus fruits may decrease inflammation in your body, which can reduce blood pressure and stiffness in your arteries while improving blood flow and nitric oxide production

In a study in 31 people, those who drank 17 ounces (500 ml) of blood orange juice per day for one week had significant improvements in artery dilation and large reductions in markers of inflammation such as IL-6 and CRP compared to a control group

Additionally, regular consumption of citrus fruits, such as lemon and grapefruit, has been associated with reduced blood pressure and a decreased risk of stroke

11. Walnuts

Walnuts are loaded with beneficial compounds, such as l-arginine, alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and vitamin E — which all stimulate the production of nitric oxide.

Eating walnuts may reduce blood pressure, improve blood vessel function and decrease inflammation, which may be particularly helpful for those with diabetes

People with diabetes often have circulation issues and high blood pressure due to blood vessel damage caused by uncontrolled blood sugar levels

In a study in 24 people with diabetes, those who ate 2 ounces (56 grams) of walnuts per day for eight weeks experienced significant improvements in blood flow compared to a control group

12. Tomatoes

Tomatoes may help reduce the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), which causes blood vessels to constrict to control blood pressure

Research reveals that tomato extract works similarly to ACE-inhibiting drugs — opening up your blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Test-tube studies note that tomato extract can inhibit ACE, reduce inflammation and disrupt platelet aggregation, which can improve circulation

13. Berries

Berries are especially healthy — they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, which may have a positive impact on blood flow.

Chronic inflammation can damage blood vessels and raise your blood pressure, which can cause circulatory issues.

Research shows that eating berries can lower blood pressure, heart rate, platelet aggregation and blood levels of inflammatory markers like IL-6 while also improving artery dilation

14. Ginger

Ginger, a staple in traditional medicine in India and China for thousands of years, can likewise lower blood pressure and improve circulation

In both human and animal studies, ginger has been shown to reduce high blood pressure, which negatively impacts blood flow

In a study in 4,628 people, those who consumed the most ginger — 2–4 grams per day — had the lowest risk of developing high blood pressure

Animal studies demonstrate that ginger works by inhibiting ACE

Is there more to this plant than we think? Why is this plant illegal? What is the history of this plant’s path to prohibition?

Learn about the wonders of the marijuana/hemp plant in this wonderfully narrated short film.









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What Happens to Your Body When You Use Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana has shown positive effects in treating mood disorders, degenerative neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and seizures. In contrast, synthetic marijuana is not only void of healing components, but also puts you at risk of serious side effects, including stroke, brain damage, kidney problems, cardiac issues, acute psychosis, tachycardia and hypokalemia.

Marijuana, or cannabis, has been used for at least 5,000 years and has an extensive history of traditional uses as an industrial material and a botanical medicine all throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and America.1

Read on to learn more about medical marijuana’s healing benefits how it has gotten its bad rap and why you’d want your own state to approve its use, too.

What is Medical Marijuana?

The term “medical marijuana” refers to the use of the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant and its pure extracts to treat a disease or improve a symptom.2 It must be sourced from a medicinal-grade cannabis plant that has been meticulously grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers.

Marijuana’s incredible healing properties come from its high cannabidiol (CBD) content and critical levels of medical terpenes and flavonoids. It also contains some tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the molecule that gives the psychoactive effects that most recreational users are after. Through traditional plant breeding techniques and seed exchanges, growers have started producing cannabis plants that have higher levels of CBD and lower levels of THC for medical use.

Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved medical marijuana,3 more and more physicians are starting to reverse their stand on the issue and swear by its effectiveness and health benefits.

In a 2015 CBS interview, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged that marijuana may be useful for certain medical conditions, saying: “We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, marijuana can be helpful.”4

Likewise, CNN’s chief medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta also made a highly publicized reversal on his marijuana stance after the production of his two-part series “Weed.” In a commentary published on CNN’s website, he said:5

“There is now promising research into the use of marijuana that could impact tens of thousands of children and adults, including treatment for cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s, to name just a few.

With regard to pain alone, marijuana could greatly reduce the demand for narcotics and simultaneously decrease the number of accidental painkiller overdoses, which are the greatest cause of preventable death in this country.”

How Does Medical Marijuana Work and What Diseases Can It Be Used For?

Historically, marijuana has been used as a botanical medicine since the 19th and 20th centuries.Today, marijuana’s claim as a potential panacea is backed up by countless studies crediting its healing potential to its cannabidiol content.

There is actually an endocannabinoid system in the human body. This ancient biological system, which also exists in other mammals, was first described in the journal Science in 1992,7 and is said to be responsible for releasing human cannabinoids that interact with cannabinoid receptors found in virtually all your tissues, embedded in your cell membranes.

Cannabinoid receptors can be found in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys and immune system. Both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor.8

There’s still ongoing research as to how far they impact your health, but to date, it’s known that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in many body processes, including metabolic regulation, cravings, pain, anxiety, bone growth and immune function.9 Overall, it’s said that cannabinoids bring balance to your tissues and biological systems.

Dr. Allan Frankel, a board-certified internist in California who has successfully treated patients with medical marijuana for more than a decade, has personally seen tumors virtually disappear in some patients using no other therapy except taking 40 to 60 milligrams of cannabinoids a day. Other common ailments that may benefit from medical marijuana use include:

Arthritis, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis10 Degenerative neurological disorders such as dystonia11
Multiple sclerosis12 Parkinson’s disease13
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)14 Epilepsy and seizures15

CBD also works as an excellent painkiller and works well in treating anxiety issues.16 Cannabis oil, on the other hand, when applied topically may help heal sunburn overnight.

How to Obtain and Use Medical Marijuana

At present, medical cannabis is now legal in 30 U.S. states. Most of these areas permit its use under certain medical circumstances only, and some allow CBD oils or pills only. In eight states, it’s legal to be used recreationally.17,18

In states where medical marijuana is legal like California, Colorado, Vermont and New York, you can join a collective, or a legal entity consisting of a group of patients that can grow and share cannabis medicines with each other. By signing up as a member, you gain the right to grow and share your medicine.

Frankel notes that a patient who’s at the age of 18 can secure a medical cannabis card recommendation letter if their attending physician or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) advises or agrees to it. With your medical cannabis card, you now have the liberty to choose the collective you want to belong to. Medical marijuana can be administered to patients using one of the following methods:19,20

Inhalation — Allows the patient to titrate the dosage. It has an instantaneous effect as the medication is rapidly taken into the lungs and quickly absorbed through the capillaries into the bloodstream. The effects of inhaled cannabis will last approximately four hours.
Smoking — Can be done using a joint or the cigarette form (hand-or machine-rolled), a pipe, or bong (water pipe). Smoking medical marijuana by joint is believed to be inefficient, though, as the medication goes with the smoke as the cigarette burns. Smoking small amounts using a water pipe is more advisable because the cool smoke is less irritating to the airway. This method is not recommended to anyone with lung damage.
Vaporization — Like a nebulizer treatment, cannabis can be heated to a temperature that will release the medication in vapors to be inhaled by the patient.
Sublingual (under the tongue) or oramucosal (in the oral cavity) delivery  Made possible using oils or tinctures, it is readily delivered into the bloodstream and provides a rapid effect. Tinctures can be administered through a dropper under the tongue or sprayed in the mouth to be absorbed in the oral cavity. This is highly recommended for nonsmoking patients.
Oral ingestion — Nonsmokers can also take medical marijuana through pills or mandibles, which are edible cannabis products in the form of teas, cookies or brownies.The primary drawback of this approach is that because cannabinoids are fat-soluble, there may be issues when it comes to absorption, depending on the patient’s metabolism. A good workaround for this problem is using cannabis butter, which fat-soluble cannabinoids blend well with.
Topical application — Cannabis can be applied as an ointment, lotion or poultice for treating skin inflammations, arthritis and muscle pain. It is unclear how cannabinoids are absorbed transdermally, although its credit should also go to the more soluble terpenoids and flavonoids that also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Keep in mind: Make sure that your medicine has been sourced from a medicinal-grade cannabis plant without the threat of chemical residues, which may cause further harm. It’s also important to find a knowledgeable cannabis physician who can help you determine the correct amount you need, as proper dosing is crucial when using medical cannabis.

Potential Side Effects of Medical Cannabis

Dr. Margaret Gedde, a Stanford-trained pathologist and award-winning researcher who specializes in the therapeutic use of cannabis, says the only concern you’ll have to worry about medical marijuana is the psychoactivity of THC or its ability to make you feel “high.” Too high a dose of THC can also trigger anxiety. You can avoid this side effect by specifically looking for high CBD and low THC marijuana formulations.

“THC can induce anxiety if the dose is wrong or the strain is not compatible with that person. [Still], many use THC to relieve anxiety. Because we have hundreds of different strains of marijuana and cannabis, each of which is slightly different, there is a huge potential to customize [the drug] for each person,” Gedde explains.

She also notes that CBD and THC actually work very well in combination. She notes that CBD actually helps temper the psychoactivity of the THC. What’s more, when the plant is unheated or used raw, it actually does not contain THC, but rather THC acid (THCA). So if you eat it raw, you get the THCA, which is responsible for relieving pain and spasms. THCA acts as a synergizing agent, yet it doesn’t deliver the psychoactivity associated with THC. Hence, consuming marijuana raw will let you reap the benefits without the adverse effects.

Beware of Synthetic Marijuana

The risk brought by different versions of synthetic marijuana should also be considered. Imported from Asian countries under the guise of potpourri, herbal incense and even plant food, the synthetic powder is mixed in a lab and shipped to the U.S., where retailers spray it onto a leaf — often an herb or a spice — that can be smoked, just like pot.

It not only binds to cannabis receptors in your body up to 1,000 times more strongly than standard marijuana, but also produces gripping effects on serotonin and other receptors in your brain. You can’t overdose on real pot, but you CAN overdose on synthetic versions — and it doesn’t take very much.

Most people don’t realize how dangerous synthetic marijuana can be. Unlike medical marijuana, synthetic marijuana not only is void of any healing component, but also may put you at risk of serious side effects, including:21,22

  • Stroke
  • Seizure
  • Brain damage
  • Cardiac problem
  • Kidney problem
  • Acute psychosis
  • Hypokalemia (a deficiency of potassium in the bloodstream)
  • Tachycardia (an abnormally rapid heart rate)

I highly recommend asking your physician or D.O. about reputable medicinal-grade marijuana plant growers or credible apothecaries near your area that sell natural cannabis products for medicinal purposes.

If Marijuana Is so Beneficial, Why Is It a Schedule 1 Drug?

In one of my interviews with Frankel, he explained how people have forgotten cannabis was once a botanical medicine, and how it became known as a notorious form of illegal drug:

“What happened in the ’60s and ’70s was that due to desires for psychedelia, the changes in the war in Vietnam, and the war on drugs with Nixon, the types of strains that were available and the demand for psychedelia changed. Before we knew it, CBD — due to a lack of ‘stoniness’ — was bred out of the plant.”

As a result of growers breeding out the all-important CBD, marijuana became known primarily as a plant that gets you high. Its original medicinal properties and uses largely fell by the wayside.

Currently in the U.S., marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, a category reserved specifically for the most dangerous illicit drugs, such as heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and ecstasy.23 Based on the 1970 Controlled Substance Act, drugs from this group:24

  • Have a high potential for abuse
  • Have no accepted medical use in the United States
  • Have lack of accepted safety under medical supervision

Personally, I find it disheartening that something as promising as marijuana is being demonized due to inappropriate use.

It’s such a shame, too, that the federal government seemed so careless in approving the recreational use of marijuana (which made the ongoing cycle of substance abuse and addiction in our country even worse), but played it tough when it comes to approving medical cannabis, which could potentially benefit countless of people by improving many conditions and taking the place of a number of synthetic drugs. Who would not want that? Well, clearly, not those whose bottom line would be affected.

Stay Informed on Medical Marijuana and Other Homeopathic Treatments

Homeopathic remedies have always been under assault, and the case with medical cannabis is a clear example. Despite its outstanding health potential if used in medicinally appropriate methods, it’s still shunned by federal agencies and demonized to be “dangerous” — even though there’s no risk of overdose or death from cannabis, which is something that cannot be said for other conventional remedies like opioids.

It really all boils down to freedom of choice. I believe that if a homeopathic is working for you, then you should be allowed to use it, especially considering the other things you’re allowed to use but expose you to significant if not extreme risks, like alcohol, cigarettes or opioids and certain over-the-counter medications.