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I'm trying to find out how, exactly Hemp Seed Oil kills Melanoma.
Does it kill the cells? Does it cut off the blood supply? Does it simply shrink tumors ( and if so, how )?
Any insight is appreciated.
The claim that cannabis can cure cancer is based on two types of arguments:
A) ANECDOTES – There are plenty of things that can be wrong with anecdotes. Sometimes it can be very hard to spot – especially if you don't know what to look for. Here is a good article explaining what to look out for: Http://www.users.on.net/~pmoran/cancer/h…
I'll sum up a few main points:
1) Sometimes it isn't even cancer.
2) Sometimes the cancer has been removed as part of the diagnostic procedure.
3) Hemp oil may have been used in addition to conventional treatment (This is the case with the cured patients in the Simpson video). The anecdoctes I have seen with photo documentation claiming to prove effect of hemp oil against melanoma or basal cell carcinoma all showed surgical wounds, into which hemp oil was smeared.
4) The cancer might not have been cured after all
5) It may be pure fabrication
B) LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS
There have been conflicting results from studies on cancer cell lines cultured in dishes or implanted in experimental genetically modified mice. Cancer in a patient is not the same as a cancer cell line grown in a dish or implanted in a mouse. We know from experience that you can't conclude directly from effects in such experimental studies to effects in humans Http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/… There is no way around studies in actual cancer patients.
Here is one such study: Http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2…
9 patients with progression of a brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme was treated. It wasn't a controlled study, so we can't know if the benefits that were observed was an effect of cannabis or an effect of the natural history of their cancer. The bottom line is, that all nine patients died within a year. Not a single patient was cured.
There are currently ongoing clinical trials that aim at answering if Cannabis will be useful as part of treatment of some cancers. The fact that anti-cancer capabilities of cannabis is being researched proves that it is not being suppressed. Here is a balanced, honest and up to date review of the results of cannabis research, and the conclusions that can be drawn from it: Http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/…
An old injury in my mare's leg has been playing up recently, from where she damaged the joint around her fetlock a while back. Vets have messed about with it but it always comes back.
I realized the other day her injury is much like that which my lurcher suffers from, which disappeared once I started feeding him hemp oil in his food since his vet recommended it instead of the harsh meds he was on for it before.
I was wondering if anyone has tried feeding their horses hemp oil? I've read a few articles on it proclaiming great results, and know a few showjumpers go on it at international level, but was curious about any other feedback people may have, and how much they give their horses.
There is no credible scientific evidence of any benefit of 3 to 1 ratio of omega 3 to 6 fatty acids in reducing inflammation in osteoarthritis. Most human studies are on rheumatoid arthritis, which is not the form affecting horses, and even in those studies results are inconclusive. In human studies on osteoarthritis, which is what most horses develop, there is no evidence of any benefit in slowing progression, although it is possible there may be some affect in relieving joint pain. Nothing conclusive has been established.
There are no studies to determine the ideal ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids in horses. So all assumptions are being extrapolated from human research, and these fatty acids may express themselves very differently in horses, so that what functions as pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory in horses may differ from what serves those functions in humans, including, effects of the omega fatty acids.
If your horse has developed osteoarthritis, then there are treatments that are proven to be of benefit in reducing inflammation and restoring degenerated cartilage. Veterinary investigation is necessary to determine what tissues are involved when joint stiffness or pain manifests, and treatment can be determined accordingly. While there is no harm in feeding hemp oil, and feeding oils does provide benefits to horses, if feeding it delays your getting veterinary diagnosis and effective treatment, then that can be considered harmful.
Arthritic symptoms of stiffness, immobility, and pain all wax and wane normally, so it is common for useless treatments to be misjudged as being of benefit when in fact, periodic improvements normally occur with no treatment. You can read a hundred testimonials stating that something works, and it is worthless from the standpoint of credible evidence.
Your vet should ultrasound and xray the joint to determine definitively what the actual known diagnosis is, which doesn't appear to have been done or I would think you'd be more specific in your description.
Hemp oil is pure fat, just like all other oils. The ratio of omega fatty acids is what differs from one oil to another. You can safely feed up to two cups of any oil to a 1000 lb horse, but you should start with a quarter to half cup daily and very very gradually increase the amount as needed. The body needs time to adapt to metabolizing more fats. If the horse develops diarrhea, cut back on the amount as fat soluble vitamins may not be absorbed if you don't. Be aware that one cup of hemp oil will provide from 1600 to 2000 calories, so if your horse doesn't need to be gaining weight, then you won't want to feed too much.
I am concocting this mostly as a body oil. I've used apricot, olive, then there's jojoba, hemp, sweet almond, avocado, rosehip, and many more. What do you think are the best ones?
Also, I like to add pure essential oils to the base – tea tree, rosemary, lavender, neroli, and rose (for scent). Any others worthwhile to add?
Personally I like to use Jojoba Oil whcih is not an oil , but a liquid wax, with natural moisturising and healing properties and suitable for all skin types. Jojoba oil is also particularly good for skincare and acne. The Jojoba Oil penetrates into the skin without clogging pores. It can be used on all skin types, contains vitamin E and antioxidants which are great for fighting aging signs and moisturizing the skin. In addition it is also antibacterial making it great for treating acne breakouts.
This article titled "Massage and Oils" provides information on the main carrier oils and the benefits of each.http://aromatherapyandnaturalskincare.com.au/index.php?essential_oils=176&Massage%20&%20Oil
As for adding essential oils to the base depends on what you are trying to achieve, again I like to use Lavender, beragmont, and spearment (not together).
You may also find these artcle of insterest in realtion to blending oils, they have information on essential oil dilution proportions with with carriers oils, along with some recipes, etc.
- Making Your Own Massage Oil Http://aromatherapyandnaturalskincare.co…
- Blending Essential Oils Http://aromatherapyandnaturalskincare.co…
- Aromatherapy Perfumes Http://aromatherapyandnaturalskincare.co…
Hope this helps.