I’ll be the first to admit that I am a sucker for cannabis cancer success stories since there is soooo much pushback from soooo many people who are soooo completely certain that cannabis oil can’t possibly treat cancer. Western doctors, of course, especially oncologists, would be the most skeptical. Today’s post is about a woman
‘ll be the first to admit that I am a sucker for cannabis cancer success stories since there is soooo much pushback from soooo many people who are soooo completely certain that cannabis oil can’t possibly treat cancer. Western doctors, of course, especially oncologists, would be the most skeptical. Today’s post is about a woman who is 100% certain that Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) has kept her cancer free.
There are a lot of misconceptions about medical cannabis amongst those that haven’t bothered to research it. I don’t get that, since it is extremely interesting. We have something called the Endocannabinoid System and the different compounds in cannabis bind to different receptor sites in our bodies which leads to homeostasis, thereby eliminating disease. That’s the extremely simple version of what happens.
Now, when I say that medical cannabis can treat cancer, I am not talking about buying some dried bud and smoking a joint every day. I am talking about using the whole cannabis plant and reducing it to extremely concentrated oil which is ingested by the patient daily, typically in very large doses at the beginning of the treatment. Cannabis causes cancer cells “to commit suicide” without causing harm to any of the surrounding healthy tissue. Do you understand what a big deal that is?
Anyone who has been through chemotherapy and/or radiation or knows someone who has endured this horrible “treatment,” knows that the chemo and radiation essentially fries not only the cancerous tissue but the healthy surrounding tissue, too, from the inside out. Many people talk about feeling like they are being burnt alive. The side effects are horrible, including hair loss, intense nausea and vomiting, fatigue, no appetite, pain, lymphedema, incontinence, infections blah, blah, blah. Then, there are the long term side effects. Some fun! Doctors are now finally admitting that chemo and radiation often kill the patient before the cancer does and that it is completely ineffective with certain cancers.
So, when I saw Shari Kay’s post update on one of the many Facebook cannabis groups I belong to, I knew I had to interview her and tell her story. Shari’s post let all her family and friends know that she is free of breast cancer and that FECO was responsible for her clean bill of health.
I called Shari and we had a lovely conversation. She lives in Oregon, so she is fortunate to live in a state that allows her to grow her own plants in her backyard….some day, Illinois. Shari described herself as an “old hippie” who was one of the movers and shakers at the University of California in Berkeley in the 1960s; bra burning, feminist protests, anti Vietnam war, the whole nine yards. Shari is turning 67 very soon.