Dr. Jake Felice

Cannabis with CBD for heart health – Yes!

Cannabis with CBD for heart health – Yes!

CBD a chemical found in cannabis helps patients with diabetes, Huntington’s disease, cancer and ulcerative colitis.  New evidence also shows that CBD can benefit the cardiovascular system.  CBD does this through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.  CBD relaxes arteries and improves blood flow to the heart.  It also protects the blood vessels from damage caused by high blood sugar in diabetes.

Cannabidiol_3DAdditionally, CBD reduces the size of heart attack damage in mice, and also helps animals deal better with stress.  CBD also helps our white blood cells stay healthy and live longer.  If you are a medical cannabis patient and your doctor has not spoken with you about the benefits of CBD, you’re not getting a real cannabis consultation and are missing information on the full value and healing potential of the plant.

CBD PubMed for heart health

Source:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22670794

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How to beat a urinalysis

How to beat a urinalysis

Urinalysis is so easily beaten by many common methods. There are three methods to beat a urinalysis, a spike, a dilution, and a substitution. Check out this video for more information.  These drug tests simply don’t work because they are so easy to beat. Is it time for employers to reconsider drug testing? Pay attention, this valuable information could mean whether you’re employed or not. -Dr. Jake Felice

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American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny video

American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny video

Enjoy this brief video.  -Dr. Jake Felice

American Drug War II is a sequel to the original American Drug War film, which was released in 2006 and premiered on Showtime in 2008. That film won film festival awards including Best Documentary at the Silver Lake Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA in 2007 and Best Documentary at the DIY Film Festival, Hollywood, CA in 2007.

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There is no pain killing medication less toxic than cannabis, period

There is no pain killing medication less toxic than cannabis, period

No other pain relieving medication is less toxic than cannabis, not even aspirin or Tylenol. If deaths from toxic effects from NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and Aleve were tabulated separately in the National Vital Statistics reports, these drug toxicities would constitute the 15th most common cause of death in the United States. This is why cannabis as medicine can be an excellent choice as a substitute for more toxic pain killers.  As patients become more attuned to the benefits of cannabis as an inexpensive natural pain reliever that doesn’t have death as a side-effect, many forward thinking doctors are recognizing the amazing benefits of low-toxic cannaibis for pain and inflammation.

Danger aheadSubstitution of less harmful medicines for more harmful drugs is intelligent medicine.  Cannabis is the least toxic of any pain reliever by almost any measure.  It has never caused a single death ever.  Cannabis does not have to be smoked to be effective, and medical cannabis patients don’t have to get ‘high’ to experience pain relief.  Over the counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (aka Advil, etc) kill more Americans than most people are aware.

Advil redThe July 1998 issue of The American Journal of Medicine stated the following: “Conservative calculations estimate that approximately 107,000 patients are hospitalized annually for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related gastrointestinal (GI) complications and at least 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur each year among arthritis patients alone. The figures of all NSAID users would be overwhelming, yet the scope of this problem is generally under-appreciated.”  Medical cannabis has never killed a single patient.

And again in June 1999 the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine issued a similar statement:  “It has been estimated conservatively that 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur among patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis every year in the United States. This figure is similar to the number of deaths from the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and considerably greater than the number of deaths from multiple myeloma, asthma, cervical cancer, or Hodgkin’s disease. If deaths from gastrointestinal toxic effects from NSAIDs were tabulated separately in the National Vital Statistics reports, these effects would constitute the 15th most common cause of death in the United States. Yet these toxic effects remain mainly a “silent epidemic,” with many physicians and most patients unaware of the magnitude of the problem. Furthermore the mortality statistics do not include deaths ascribed to the use of over-the-counter NSAIDS.”  Again, medical cannabis has never killed a single patient.

A recent study in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management notes that the number of deaths and hospitalizations from GI bleeding due to NSAIDs has remained unchanged since the 1999 study.

“From 1999 to 2007, the number of U.S. poisoning deaths involving any opioid analgesic (e.g., oxycodone, methadone, or hydrocodone) more than tripled, from 4,041 to 14,459, or 36% of the 40,059 total poisoning deaths in 2007. In 1999, opioid analgesics were involved in 20% of the 19,741 poisoning deaths. During 1999–2007, the number of poisoning deaths involving specified drugs other than opioid analgesics increased from 9,262 to 12,790, and the number involving nonspecified drugs increased from 3,608 to 8,947.”http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm5932.pdf

The use of cannabis to treat pain is intelligent medicine.  Let the healing begin….

In health,  -Dr. Jake Felice

“Marijuana, in it’s natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man … One must reasonably conclude that there is accepted safety for use of marijuana under medical supervision. To conclude otherwise, on the record, would be unreasonable, arbitrary, and capricious”  – DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis J. young, 1988

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Slow down, relax, take it easy…. Working long hours is bad for your heart

Slow down, relax, take it easy….  Working long hours is bad for your heart

People who regularly work long hours may be significantly increasing their risk of developing heart disease, the world’s biggest killer, British scientists said Monday.

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FREE ONLINE eBOOK: The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer

FREE ONLINE eBOOK: The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer

Free online cannabis book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” by #JackHerer.  This is the book that started the hemp revolution. More than 600,000 copies have been sold to date. Jack wanted this information to be available to everyone, so he published the text of the book here on the internet for free. Great resource –> http://goo.gl/oLVr9

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