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Shona Banda cured her terminal Crohn's disease with cannabis

Friday, January 31, 2014 by: Paul Fassa
Tags: Chron''s disease, cannabis, Shona Banda

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(NaturalNews) Crohn's disease can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, not just the bowel. And unlike ulcerative colitis, it can affect the entire thickness of the bowels, not just the inner lining. Western medicine is just beginning to discover what Chinese and Ayurveda medicine has known for centuries: All health begins or ends in the gut.

Shona Banda was diagnosed with Crohn's disease around 2004. She underwent several surgeries and was put on several pharmaceuticals, but her condition worsened progressively until she was considered terminal.

She was bedridden, and whatever she managed to eat didn't provide nutrition because her gastrointestinal tract simply wouldn't absorb nutrients. She was losing weight and began suffering from cachexia, a wasting away that accompanies chronic disease. She was waiting to die.

She managed to see Rick Simpson's Run from the Cure video documentary and was motivated at first but soon became despondent. Although she had been smoking marijuana to ease pain and help her sleep and eat, she had no way of making the oil, which required a pound of marijuana to produce the two ounces of cannabis oil she would need to heal.

Shona lives in the medical marijuana-unfriendly state of Kansas with her husband and two young children.

Inhaling marijuana from a vaporizer, called "vaping," is less irritating to the lungs and throat while still being effective. And it produces less tell-tale pot aromas. Shona was in a funk about the lack of enough hemp to make her own oil when her husband noticed specks of oil residue in the inside of the vaporizer's glass globe cover.

So she took the inhalation tube out of the vaporizer and sealed it, then simply collected those little blobs of oil from the inside of the glass globe with a spatula.

She did this three times a day, putting the collected oil residue into a capsule and taking it. After a very few days, Shona could walk without a cane. Soon she began eating and sleeping better and putting on weight. It wasn't long before she was completely weened off all her pharmaceuticals.

She started a journal as she began getting better. The journal has become a book called Live Free or Die. The title is a reference to health freedom. Now she is very healthy and active. You can view her YouTube videos below.

And here is another personal Crohn's remission from marijuana testimony from a young California journalist and medical marijuana activist with an interesting attitude (http://healthmaven.blogspot.com).

She was reluctant to tell her story until the study below was published.

Now for some evidence-based cannabis-Crohn's research

At the Meir Medical Center in Israel, 21 Crohn's patients who were getting little or no results from orthodox medical treatments were separated into two groups for a double-blind control study. One group of 11 were given two marijuana cigarettes daily with 23% THC and 0.5% CBD (cannabidiol), while the control group of 10 were given hemp placebo cigarettes.

After eight weeks, five of the treated subjects showed remissions, while another five had significant improvements without steroids. All 11 could eat and sleep better without side effects. Less than half of the placebo group showed only minor improvements.

This study was published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Keep in mind that significant results were obtained using the least potent application of medical marijuana - smoking. Shona ingested makeshift cannabis oil.

Sources for this study include:

Shona's nine-minute video with the vaporizer and capsule demo:
http://www.youtube.com

Shona's two-and-a-half-minute, more polished presentation:
http://www.youtube.com

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

http://www.ccfa.org

http://blog.sfgate.com

http://blog.norml.org

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About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding them towards direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom.

You can check out his many non-compromising cutting edge, non-fluff articles here http://www.naturalnews.com/Author712.html

And you can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com






















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