Cannabis and Breast Cancer - Confusion, and Dangers!

Uncategorized Jul 08, 2019

When I was 33 years old, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It sent me spiraling! Those who’ve gone through the process of a cancer diagnosis are familiar with what followed over the next couple of weeks:

Tests. Lots of tests. Waiting. Specialists.  Late night google-ing. Advice from well-meaning friends and family. And decisions. Lots of decisions.

During those difficult first couple of weeks, cannabis came up often. The mention came from nurses, pharmacists, family, friends and online communities. The  ‘cannabis and cancer’ articles, sites and studies were abundant, and one thing was for sure: the information out there was confusing and often contradictory – especially when it came to breast cancer!

Comments like:

“You’ve got to get to a gram/day!”

“Stay away from THC – it makes estrogen positive cancers grow!”

“THC kills cancer and will shrink your tumor”

“CBD is the healing part of...

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Raw Green Monster Energy Bites

 

Full of endocannabinoid system supporting ingredients like omega rich hemp hearts, nutrient dense spirulina, and a healthy dose of cbd infused coconut oil. The best part: they were super easy to put together!

This made about 24 balls. I had to start rationing them into individual containers cause the hubby couldn't stop eating them! 

Ingredient

1 cup pumpkin seed, raw
1cup hemp hearts
1 cup almond flour
2 tbsp sprulina powder
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (mine was infused with cbd goodness but that parts optional!)
1/3 cup cashew butter (or any nut butter)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp pink salt

Directions

Combine hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, and almond flour in food processor until they form a coarse flour. Add the sprulina and sea salt and pulse to combine. Pour in nut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup and blend until it all hold together.

Using a small ice cream scoop or other measuring devise, spoon out balls onto a lined cookie sheet and chill in the fridge for an hour....

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The Endocannabinoid System - Your Master System for Internal Homeostasis

People become interested in the medical application of cannabis for so many different reasons.

  • Pain management
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer care
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Mood disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • MS
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Lymes disease
  • and the list goes on.

Looking at this seemingly unrelated list of symptoms, ailments and diseases, one of the biggest questions that may be coming up in your mind is:

“How on earth does one plant help with so many different types of conditions!?”

It just so happens that scientists and researchers had the same question. Why and how does this work? What is it that makes THC and CBD (the most well known medicinal compounds found in cannabis) react with our bodies, healing and offering relief from pain, nausea and muscle spasms? What makes this plant able to treat such a large number of diverse conditions?

It was these questions that led  researchers to discover the Endocannabinoid System (called ECS for short) piece by piece, over...

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