Marijuana is a Superfood – Dangerous Doctors & an Epidemic of Misdiagnosis

After a 7 year personal search for a doctor who thinks outside the box, (and by “box” I mean that he/she is not a big pharma sock puppet), at least enough to consider the idea that most ailments are related to nutrient and mineral deficiencies, I discovered a 3 part truth:

1. Every Doctor I found was nothing more than Health Canada guideline Nazi. This essentially means that they are overtly nothing more than Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers. I started having massive problems with my health and went for every test that my Doctor(s) would allow. Over and over, I was told there was nothing wrong with me. You know the go-to response, “it’s all in your head”. Finally I added some vitamin B1 to my diet and stopped taking coconut oil. (I am seemingly allergic as it was not helping and causing inflammation).

2. Almost every health problem is from a nutrient deficiency & the B1 alleviated many other symptoms. This finding encouraged me to look to nutrition deficiencies rather than disease and disorders. My health problems (while not 100%) improved significantly. I was still suffering neuropathy and an annoying tickling sensation all over mostly on my face. After much research, I became convinced I had Lyme Disease or Fibromyalgia …  UNTIL I found out that “Deficiency of vitamin D can cause muscle aches, weakness, muscular hypotonia and bone pain.” I too have muscle twitching and numbness and tingling in my hands and feet.

AND this whopping number 3:
THE ONE THING that really hit home how little help people are getting from doctors and how many misdiagnoses there must be.

…”Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.”

Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Therefore, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in this natural mineral. Consider Dr. Norman Shealy’s statements, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency … magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.” The truth he states exposes a gaping hole in modern medicine, and explains a good deal about iatrogenic death and disease. Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation.”

SO, doctors wanted to put me on a regimen of antipsychotics and other pharmaceuticals. It was that or choose to accept suffering with conditions “all in my head” Believe me, my symptoms were literally not just in my head. Joint pain, paranoia, neuropathy, muscle pain, bladder and urination issues and more, were all very real to me. But I refused to buy into this BULLSHIT.

Cannabis is medicine. I have since started ingesting cannabis and feeling light years better. My message to you is simple: DONT BE SICK because your doctor is a pill pushing ignorant asshole. Look outside of traditional medicine and try to find your deficiency. Even with cures, it comes down to nutrients, not chemicals and toxins pushed by big pharma is pushing. Test and try things – not everyone is the same. But be careful – disinformation abounds. Your best sources are from experienced people first hand who have been around long enough to know what works. Avoid the snake oil salesmen who pop up these days in increasing number.

Most Everyone Should Be Eating Raw Weed

If you’re familiar with cannabis, then you know that raw marijuana is non-psychoactive. Because of that fact, you might be wondering why you would ever want to eat unheated weed. Well, this herb may actually turn out to be one of the most nutritionally valuable plants we’ve found yet.

Marijuana is a superfood. This incredibly unique plant contains over 400 different chemical compounds. The number of vitamins, essential oils, and acids found in cannabis has led experts like Dr. William Courtney to call weed a “dietary essential.” Marijuana is a particularly special plant in the world of nutrition because the herb contains extremely high concentrations of cannabinoid acids. Turns out, these acids are incredibly important for basic cell function.

Cannabinoid Acids:

Two of the primary cannabinoid acids that have been studied thus far are THCa and CBDa. When you heat these acids via smoking, vaping, or cooking cannabis you break them down into slightly different chemicals. Specifically, you degrade them into psychoactive THC and cannabinoid CBD. The process of converting these cannabinoid acids into their “active” form is known as decarboxylation, or “decarbing.”

Active THC and CBD have their share of benefits, but the one major downside to decarbing is that your body can only handle small amounts of these now activated cannabinoids. Explained best by to Dr. Courtney:

“We have a series of cannabis strains called ACDC. ‘AC’ stands for alternative cannabinoid, which is the CBD acid molecule, which has come into focus lately as being very important as an anti-inflammatory. And ‘DC’ stands for dietary cannabis. […] If you do heat it, then your dose is around 10mg. And if you don’t heat it, if it’s raw, then your dose is around one to 1-2,000mg.”

When you eat raw cannabis, your body is able to process extremely large amounts of THCa and CBDa without issue. Your body then converts these acids into the nutrients it needs via your own metabolism.

Consuming these cannabinoid acids is important because they help your cells communicate with each other via the endocannabinoid system. Consuming more cannabinoid acids may be the key to the prevention of chronic diseases caused by endocannabinoid deficiencies. Endocannabinoid deficiencies are thought to play a major role in the development of medical conditions like:

  • Migraine
  • Irritable Bowl Syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • …and potentially many more!

Courtney suggests that high doses of raw CBDa and THCa are much more effective than their broken-down counterparts when it comes to their:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-diabetic properties
  • Anti-ischemic properties (ischemia occurs when your blood vessels constrict, preventing oxygen from flowing to certain parts of your body.)

Marijuana As A Nutritional Powerhouse

As with all living things, nutrients power our basic bodily functions. For example, your body cannot produce the depression-fighting neurotransmitter serotonin without key B vitamins. Like other leafy greens, cannabis contains a wealth of nutrients and proteins when eaten as a raw herb or vegetable.

Some of the key nutrients include:

Terpenes:

Terpenes are essential oils found in cannabis and other plants. They give marijuana strains their unique scents and flavors. These compounds have many medicinal and nutritional benefits on their own, but when they’re partnered with cannabinoids their health benefits increase. Some of the most common terpenes in cannabis include:

When you go raw, the quality and the sheer number of terpenes that you’re consuming increases dramatically. This is good news if you’re in need of a serious health-overhaul.

Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids:

There’s a reason hemp-based foods have become so popular these days. Marijuana leaves and hemp seed are not only  high in protein but contain the perfect ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids. This is incredibly important because we cannot produce these fatty acids on our own; we need to get them from dietary sources.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are key to brain health. The human brain is nearly 60% fat, and we need a constant intake of the right kinds of fat to protect against neurogenerative diseases. EFAs are also key to maintaining balance in the endocannabinoid system.

Essential Amino Acids:

Cannabis also contains all of the essential amino acids. Like the essential fatty acids, our bodies cannot produce essential amino acids on their own. We need to get these acids from our diet. Amino acids are necessary for cell function. They help cells maintain their structure, repair damaged tissue, and help them transport nutrients.

You can find these amino acids in fan leaves, but hemp seed contains the highest concentration.

Antioxidants:

Back in 2003, the U.S. Federal Government patented CBD after discovering the cannabinoid’s incredible antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. Antioxidants are key to preventing cell damage, which can lead to poor health and serious illness.

In their pre-patent research, they found that CBD was a more powerful antioxidant than vitamins C and E. Because you can consume extremely large amounts of CBDa when you eat raw cannabis, you also drastically increase the quantity of antioxidants you take in per serving.

Some Raw Recipes To Try:

The number one way Dr. Courntney suggests consuming raw weed is through juicing or blending uncured flower or fan leaves. Of course, you can also toss some leaves in with other veggies for a nutrient-packed salad. Marijuana leaves also make for delicious substitutes for herbs like parsley or cilantro.

Here are a few simple and tasty recipes to get you started. To keep things raw, throw in some fan leaves or some fresh flower instead of activated tinctures or concentrates. If you want to kick up the protein quality, add some shelled hemp seeds.

Much more research needs to be done to show just how raw cannabis is metabolized in our bodies. But, experts like Dr. Courtney have shown that you can do far more with the herb than just smoke it. Incorporating more raw weed into your diet allows you to consume over 60 times as many cannabinoids in one sitting than when you puff on a bowl or eat an activated edible.

Do you eat cannabis raw? If not, are you willing to try? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Share your opinion/experience with us on social media or in the Forum We can’t wait to hear from you!

More Marijuana Nutrition Facts & Benefits

Fresh raw marijuana is a complete food source. It can be eaten in salads or juiced. No other single plant source has the essential amino acids in such an easily digestible form that provides instant food energy.

Fresh raw marijuana contains all the essential amino acids and fatty acids necessary in maintaining healthy human life. Fresh raw marijuana has the perfect 3-1 ratio of omega 6 and 3 fatty acids.

Fresh raw marijuana has an abundant supply of nutrients like magnesium, Phytosterols, Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Calcium, Folic Acid, Fiber, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Riboflavin, Niacin and Thiamine. Fresh raw marijuana is also rich in vitamin A, E, D and B12.

The Amino Acids in fresh raw marijuana is an excellent source of digestible protein.

More Cannabis Benefits

Fresh raw marijuana is beneficial for skin conditions like sunburn, acne, eczema and psoriasis. Fresh raw marijuana rejuvenates the skin. Fresh raw marijuana relieves symptoms of PMS and is an effective anti-inflammatory that provides pain relief from arthritis.

Fresh raw marijuana provides instant energy that reduces fatigue, improves memory, concentration and alertness. Fresh raw marijuana improves emotional stability and cognitive abilities. CBD rich fresh raw marijuana increases learning abilities.

Fresh raw marijuana will prevent disease and boost your immune system. The big question is where do I get my hands on fresh raw marijuana?

Well you pretty much have to grow your own if it can be done legally.

Grow your herb organically under full spectrum light for best results. Natural sunlight produces the best medicine. Some growers grow organically in a healthy growing environment but not all growers grow for the same reasons so find a grower that can provide you with the quality you are looking for.