While it has generally been held by the medical community for so long that cannabis is not real medicine (don’t ask me why), a recent study by the University of Saskatchewan is forcing the usual suspects with upturned noses in stuffy lab coats to recognize the value in CBD for treating kids with epileptic seizures.
A study was performed on 7 children with severe seizures who stopped responding to traditional anti-seizure medications. The subjects were administered a mix of 95% CBD and 5% THC. CBD is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, and THC is the psychoactive element. At such a low dose of THC, there was no inebriation or “high” present, however all the benefits were.
Results of the Study: Giving CBD to Children with Severe Epileptic Seizures
First of all, every child in the study experienced a reduction in seizures. At the initial dose, the children saw their seizures reduced by 50%. At a higher dose, even more benefits were documented, and 3 out of the 7 children experienced a 100% rate of success, completely eliminating their seizures altogether.
With these dramatic results and the FDA legalizing CBD for use on seizures in humans age 2 and up, the day has finally arrived when the dinosaur doctors who think they know best are having to re-think their prejudices against an all-natural plant whose fingerprints are on the human physiology itself.
CBD: You Already Have it Inside You Right Now
If you discovered a car for the first time and popped the hood, then noticed wires and prongs that were supposed to connect to a positive and negative terminal, you might assume the car needed some amount of electricity to run, and sure enough, cars were built to use batteries to provide the initial charge to ignite the engine.
So then why don’t doctors and scientists find it more significant that the human body already contains various endocannabinoid receptors both in the brain and around the body? There are literal sockets waiting to be plugged with CBD in the human body (and in the bodies of all mammals), and all we have to do is consume a naturally occurring plant to reap a multitude of benefits.
So what are we waiting for? CBD is just plain good for you, and it has very few side effects.
CBD is the Future, and Medicine is Stuck in the Past
At some point, you’re likely to doubt the impervious wisdom of your doctor, and you’d be right to do so. The fact is, many doctors admit they not only don’t know everything (shocker, I know), but that they don’t even know the potential side effects of the popular prescription drugs they dole out on a regular basis. I even get comments on my YouTube channel from them admitting as such.
What this means is that ultimately, you have to do your own due diligence when it comes to finding the best treatment for any health issues you have. I’m not saying that doctors don’t have their place in helping you and your family, I am simply saying that their facade of all-knowingness continues to be upended time and again.
The truth is, while the internet can provide factually incorrect information at times, by and large if you use your own discernment and logic, you can wade through the available info yourself and come to a much better understanding on something than someone who went to medical school 30 years ago and feels that they have already reached the top of the mountain, and there’s nothing left to learn.
My Experience with Cannabis
One of the ways I was able to stop smoking cigarettes was by using cannabis. I know what you’re thinking- “Oh great, you traded one drug for another”. But that’s not true.
When I ran out of cannabis, I did not go back and get more. And I also did not go out to buy cigarettes. CBD has been proven to help people stop smoking, and it could be a lot safer than Chantix which as side effects that include, among restlessness and dry mouth, suicide risk! But there’s a plot twist even to this.
Chantix, the anti-smoking drug, is actually Bupropion, which is also the same thing as Wellbutrin, a popular anti-depressant, which yes, puts people at greater risk to suicide.