Cannabis Superior to Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Condition (Crohn’s Disease)

Cannabis Superior to Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Condition (Crohn’s Disease)

October 2nd, 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

When drugs fail and surgery is the only remaining option on the horizon, cannabis may provide an effective and safe natural alternative intervention for the debilitating inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease. 

Crohn’s disease is a debilitating inflammatory bowel disease that chronically affects the lining of the digestive tract and is usually resistant to conventional drug-based treatment. Even with treatment the condition generally progresses to the point where surgery is required in 70% of sufferers. Surgery, however, does not usually provide a cure, with 30% undergoing surgery seeing a recurrence of symptoms within three years, and 60% within 10 years.[1]

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Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

September 24th, 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in ‘remarkable improvements.’

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Disturbingly Common Modern Rite of Passage

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), sadly, has become a rite of passage in so-called developed countries. AD is considered the most common form of dementia, which is defined as a serious loss of cognitive function in previously unimpaired persons, beyond what is expected from normal aging.

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Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use of Natural Substances

Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use of Natural Substances

September 21st, 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

According to the FDA’s legal definition, a drug is anything that “diagnoses, cures, mitigates, treats, or prevents a disease.” The problem with this definition is that there are numerous substances, as readily available and benign as found on our spice racks, which have been proven by countless millennia of human experience to mitigate, prevent and in some cases cure disease, and which cannot be called drugs according to the FDA.

How can this be? Well, the FDA has assumed for itself Godlike power, requiring that its official approval be obtained before any substance can legally be used in the prevention and treatment of disease. The FDA’s legal-regulatory control therefore is totalitarian and Napoleonic in construct; what it does not explicitly permit as a medicine is implicitly forbidden.

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Apprehension, Detention and Forced Vaccination: The CDC’s Quarantine Proposal for Suspicion of Infection

Apprehension, Detention and Forced Vaccination: The CDC’s Quarantine Proposal for Suspicion of Infection

September 17th, 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

You’ve had this dry cough for a couple of days but are otherwise feeling ready for your much-awaited annual ski trip to Utah. On the security line, an officer signals for you to come with him. Not knowing why you’re being selected out of the crowd, you follow, only to learn that you meet the criteria for quarantine. Sound like science fiction?

In what appears to be an unprecedented power grab, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just issued a proposed amendment to its domestic and foreign quarantine regulations giving itself the power to legally apprehend, detain (isolate or quarantine), and treat (including vaccinate) anyone simply for suspicion of being infected by a communicable agent.

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Spice Beats Chemo, Radiation and Surgery for Brain Cancer, Studies Suggest

Spice Beats Chemo, Radiation and Surgery for Brain Cancer, Studies Suggest

2nd September 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Increasingly, science is validating the therapeutic value of spices to prevent and treat disease, including conditions as serious as lethal brain cancer. 

Modern medical science is finally catching up to the wisdom of our distant ancestors. Spices, for instance, were once traded along ancient spice routes throughout Asia, Northeast Africa, and Europe, as highly precious commodities; some of them were so prized for their life-saving properties they were literally worth their weight in gold. Only in the past few decades have the traditional folkloric uses of these powerful plant extracts undergone validation via pre-clinical and clinical research. The results are nothing short of amazing, especially when it comes to providing hope for conditions that conventional treatment not only does not have anything to offer, but may actually worsen.

There are a number of driving factors behind the increasing interest in natural substances as drug alternatives, one of which is the fact that a large number of popular over-the-counter and prescribed drugs are extremely dangerous, don’t work as advertised (ineffective), and are exorbitantly over-priced (e.g. Some patented chemotherapy agents can cost 4,000 times more than gold by weight!). To the dismay of the medical industrial complex, the public is growing increasingly aware of these facts. Indeed, it’s a problem hard to ignore when correctly prescribed drugs have been estimated to take over 100,000 lives each year in the U.S. alone.

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Acupuncture Beats Injected Morphine for Pain: Groundbreaking Study

Acupuncture Beats Injected Morphine for Pain: Groundbreaking Study

28th August 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

An amazing new study has found that acupuncture, the ancient practice of using needles to stimulate self-healing in the body, is more effective than intravenous morphine for acute pain relief. 

A truly groundbreaking study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, titled “Acupuncture vs intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED”, reveals that acupuncture — one of the oldest techniques to treat pain — is more effective, faster in relieving pain, and with less adverse effects, than intravenous morphine.

The study[1] was conducted over the course of a 1-year period at the Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital in Tunisia, a tertiary care facility with over 100,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits per year.

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Infants Deeply Traumatized by Common Medical Procedures, New Study Suggests

Infants Deeply Traumatized by Common Medical Procedures, New Study Suggests

20th August 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A concerning new study suggests that decades of medical procedures performed on infants without pain management has had deeply traumatizing effects.

A groundbreaking study published in eLife, titled “fMRI reveals neural activity overlap between adult and infant pain”, demonstrates that the infant pain experience, despite long held assumptions to the contrary, closely resembles that of adults.

Researchers discovered that when 1-6 day old babies were exposed to the same pain stimulus as adults, their brains “lit up” in almost exactly the same manner. More specifically, infant and adult pain responses were indistinguishable in 18 of the 20 regions observed through fMRI imaging. The only two brain regions that pain did not show activation in the infants were the amygdala and the orbitofrontal cortex: two regions believed to help with the interpretation of pain stimuli.

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Edible Mushrooms: Nature’s Most Researched Anti-Cancer Agent

Edible Mushrooms: Nature’s Most Researched Anti-Cancer Agent

5th August 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The power of medicinal mushrooms to heal, including actively combating cancer, is supported by a solid body of human clinical research. How is it that they possess such immense therapeutic activity? And why have they been ignored by the conventional medical system?

Over the course of the past few years, we have uncovered a remarkable body of research on the medicinal properties of mushrooms. Some of these studies we have reported on in greater depth in previous writings, focusing on how they: treat HPV infectionboost immune functionproduce vegan vitamin D3lower PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels in men, and boost brain function.

These examples, while impressive, are only the tip of the iceberg. At GreenMedInfo.com, we have identified over 200 conditions that may benefit from them, as well as over 100 different beneficial effects they can induce through the modulation of various physiological systems and pathways within the body, e.g. immunomodulatory, anti-proliferative, anti-inflammatory. (You can search through the primary literature we have gathered on the topic on the Medicinal Mushroom research portal.)

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Roundup Weed Killer (Glyphosate) Threatens Coral Reefs, Persists In Seawater

Roundup Weed Killer (Glyphosate) Threatens Coral Reefs, Persists In Seawater

9th July 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The coral reefs are dying and the seas are increasingly depleted of sea life. Could Roundup weed killer be partially to blame?

A highly concerning study published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin indicates that the world’s most popular herbicide glyphosate (aka Roundup), used primarily in GM agriculture, is particularly resistant to biodegradation in coral reef collected sea water, and could therefore be a major contributor to the decline of marine coral reef systems such as the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms, and is so massive it is visible from outer space.[i] Sadly, according to a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the reef has lost more than half its coral cover since 1985,[ii] which is believed to be caused by a combination of factors, including climate change induced acidification of the ocean, outbreaks of predator species and extensive pollution. Despite the established role of agrichemicals in harming sea life, glyphosate has yet to be included in marine monitoring programs for its impacts on the reef — this despite being used at a rate of 30,000,000 lbs annually in Australia.

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Modern Science Confirms Yoga’s Many Health Benefits

Modern Science Confirms Yoga’s Many Health Benefits

23rd June 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Modern science now confirms why humans have been practicing yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.

There is evidence in the archeological record that yoga has been practiced by humans for at least 5,000 years. Whereas this would constitute sufficient evidence for most folks to consider it a practice with real health benefits, as its millions of practitioners widely claim, skeptics say otherwise. They require any activity deemed to be of therapeutic value run the gauntlet of randomized, controlled clinical trials before it is fully accepted within the conventional medical system.

This tendency towards scientism in medicine, or what some call medical monotheism, runs diametrically opposed to the standards of lived-experience – so called “subjectivity” – or anecdotal experience (learning from the experience of others) which is what the majority of the world uses to determine if something has value, or is worth doing or not.

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Deadly Chemo-Drug Costs 4,000x More Than Gold

Deadly Chemo-Drug Costs 4,000x More Than Gold

19th June 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

One of the oldest marketing tricks in the book is to dramatically overprice something in order to increase its perceived value. Ironically, the less intrinsic value the commodity holds, the more effective such a tactic can be. This could explain what’s going on with one of the highest priced and most useless chemotherapy drugs on the market today.

The chemotherapy agent is known as ipilimumab (trade name YERVOY®), and costs about $120,000 for a full course of treatment. While the manufacturer advertises YERVOY® as providing tangible hope to those with non-resectable or metastatic melanoma, it also boldly warns on its website that the effects of this drug can be quite deadly:

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Melatonin Superior To Toxic Drug In Migraine Prevention Study

Melatonin Superior To Toxic Drug In Migraine Prevention Study

27th May 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Melatonin, a substance secreted by your own brain, was found superior to a commonly prescribed toxic pharmaceutical at significantly reducing migraine headache frequency. 

GreenMedInfo.com has a special research section titled, “Superiority of Natural Substances versus Drugs,” which catalogs research from the National Library of Medicine (pubmed.gov) that clearly demonstrates the superiority of foods, herbs, and even therapeutic interventions like acupuncture and yoga, versus conventional drug-based interventions. Thus far, GreenMedInfo has indexed compelling complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) solutions that have proven to be superior to pharmaceutical drugs for 175 ailments, and the research keeps coming in.

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