Woman shrinks inoperable mass and heals her Thyroid disease with Cannabis oil (CBD)
av cbdfakta.se · januari 24, 2018
In 2011, Lindsay Bunn Rogers was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and was immediately placed on medication to control her symptoms. She became more ill and eventually her entire thyroid was covered with palpable masses. Despite her doctor’s position that ”nothing natural” would ever heal her, Lindsay found not only relief but a dramatic healing potential in cannabis oil. This is her story.
In May 2011, it was discovered through a blood test at a routine Dr. visit that I was pregnant and also displaying signs and symptoms of Hyperthyroidism . Immediately I was placed on medication to control my thyroid and that is when my problems really started. I stayed very sick on the medication and my Dr. felt my concerns of being ‘poisoned’ were over-exaggerated. I felt like I was dying, but I was afraid to go against the doctors orders as I was still suffering terribly inside from the loss of my last pregnancy.
I had lost my last baby in my 5th month of pregnancy and no one had any answers ‘why’ or what had went so wrong. That kept me sad and secretly confused – I did everything ‘by the book’, there was NO REASON for the miscarriage, and no explanation of any kind except the repeated phrase ‘Only God knows why’.
With this new diagnosis I did my own research and realized I must have been suffering from Hyperthyroidism during my last pregnancy. By not treating it correctly, the side effect was miscarriage late in pregnancy. I was NOT going to let that happen again so, I followed doctor’s orders, stayed on my medication and remained extremely sick the entire pregnancy. I was told the masses on my thyroid were growing, but intervention couldn’t happen until the baby was born. One of the masses had a high level of blood flow and the risk of bleeding to death was high so an emergency surgery was scheduled to happen within 2 weeks after delivery.
My entire thyroid was covered in the masses, some even wrapping around it and it was impossible to remove the masses without removing the entire thyroid. I would be on the thyroid medicine that had kept me feeling ‘poisoned’ for THE REST OF MY LIFE. I was beyond devastated and began searching for alternatives. With each natural alternative I discussed with my doctors I was reassured there was NOTHING NATURAL ever going to fix my thyroid.
I delivered a healthy baby in Dec 27th 2011. Surgery was scheduled for Jan. 11th 2012. Days before the surgery happened, I cancelled it and RAN. I had a 6 month supply of thyroid medicine and I decided to wean myself off and see what happened. Over the next 9 months the masses continued to grow. They gotten to the point that they were choking me so, feeling defeated, I agreed to schedule the surgery and get it over with. Before surgery was scheduled, my husband offered to buy me some cannabis oil to give it a shot and see if it worked.
We ordered a 7.5 gram tube from a reliable source. The first tube worked great and my husband agreed to try to purchase me a tube each month for as long as we could afford it. I had people suggesting to get up to a gram a day but, at almost $45.00 a gram there was NO WAY I could ever afford that amount. I had made my first 7.5 grams last over a month.
In October 2012, a divine intervention occurred! Friend, Peter Otoole, contacted me and invited me to Cannabis Camp – Offering to help me if I became a legal MMJ Patient. I ran for my cure straight to Michigan! He quickly got me up to a gram a day and using an infused coconut oil topically. I was feeling great in no time- The swelling was gone, the masses were shrinking and all my symptoms of thyroid disease were disappearing.
In May 2013, ultrasounds concluded the masses were all stable, nothing had grew and my doctor considered my disease as ‘stable’ saying I no longer qualified for emergency surgery! I cut my daily doses of oil down to practically nothing, experimenting with how small I could dose and still have good effects. I had switched to maintenance doses of a cannabis infused coconut oil. I was only taking a small dose about once a week for the next month and then I didn’t take any oil for about 2 months after that. After being off the oil for almost 3 months, my thyroid started to swell again and the main mass started to become noticeable again.
In August 2013 my friend, Janet Sweeney, of Rick Simpson’s Phonenix Tears Foundation, created me a topical salve made from cannabis, emu oil, and other essential oils. I started using the salve daily, and started back on a daily dose of cannabis oil. Immediately, I started getting relief and seeing results again.
In November 2013- GREAT NEWS… The doctor confirmed my Thyroid is functioning! Better than that, it was functioning at almost perfect levels! I was actually 5% above normal, which in his words was ‘Almost perfect, pretty much impossible and must be a FLUKE in the blood work’!
He scheduled MORE blood work and wanted to do a complete panel screen. He scheduled another ultrasound to compare the one from May. Since we were paying cash, we were waiting till after the holidays to redo the blood work and to get the ultrasound. According to the doctor, if I was a new patient, he wouldn’t even consider putting me on medication! So far, I have been off ALL the medications for almost 14 months! He can’t believe that my levels are so good! It’s the first set of perfect blood work results since this ordeal started! (Well, it’s not PERFECT but, that 5% can fluctuate so I call it perfect!)
I haven’t had any medical intervention in almost 14 months besides the scans in May so, ALL healing credit goes to CANNABIS OIL for SURE! The doctor really does think this is just a fluke and that my thyroid levels are all over the place because I’m NOT taking the meds he prescribed.
This was the same specialist that told me NOTHING ALL NATURAL was gonna HELP my thyroid- That my thyroid could NOT function properly any longer- That the masses HAD to be removed surgically with the entire thyroid, there was NO other way to treat them! He told me ”STAY OFF INTERNET FOR MEDICAL ADVISE or THAT WILL BE THE DEATH OF YOU!” I LOVED it when he was writing everything down, he said ” So, the ONLY thing you have used for your thyroid in the last 14 months has been supplements over the counter”? I said -”NO. SUPPLEMENTS FROM OVER THE INTERNET!” LMAO
Lindsay’s story is a testament and first hand observation of the power fo cannabis. The effectiveness of cannabinoids (CBD) are no longer disputed in the scientific community. In fact, any query of cannabinoids in PubMed will yield well over 10,000 publications on their effectiveness in scientific study.
Cannabinoids (CBD), the active components of Cannabis sativa L., act in the body by mimicking endogenous substances–the endocannabinoids–that activate specific cell surface receptors.
Cannabinoids exert various palliative effects in cancer patients. In addition, cannabinoids inhibit the growth of different types of tumor cells, including glioma cells, in animals. They do so by modulating key cell signaling pathways, mostly the stress response, thereby inducing antitumoral actions such as the death of tumor cells and the inhibition of tumor growth.
The good safety profile of THC, together with its growth-inhibiting action on tumor cells, justifies the setting up a wealth of future trials aimed at evaluating the potential antitumoral activity of cannabinoids.
Lindsay Bunn Rogers – Cannabis Oil Works!
artikelförfattare: Marco Torres
artikelkälla: (jan 2014) preventdisease.com
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.
Woman shrinks inoperable mass and heals her Thyroid disease with Cannabis oil (CBD) av cbdfakta.se · januari 24, 2018 In 2011, Lindsay Bunn Rogers was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and was
CBD for Thyroid Conditions
Over 20 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from a thyroid condition. Furthermore, many people do not know that their thyroid is not functioning optimally and, therefore, are not diagnosed. Thyroid disorders include both over-functioning and under-functioning conditions. In either case, autoimmunity, inflammation, and genetics are typically involved in the development of the disease. But is CBD for thyroid the answer?
Currently, thyroid conditions are managed by replacing thyroid hormones or preventing thyroid hormone output. In both cases, the underlying issue which led to the condition is rarely addressed. People have begun to wonder about CBD for thyroid conditions, given its anti-inflammatory properties through the endocannabinoid system.
Scientists have also begun to research on CBD for thyroid conditions to see if it can help manage thyroid symptoms or even address some of the underlying causes. The information below is what we know so far.
CBD for Thyroid Conditions: Just the Facts
The thyroid controls numerous aspects of our bodily functions. When out of balance, either in hyper or hypo, a person experiences a variety of symptoms, some of which are extremely serious. Treatments aimed at replacing thyroid hormones, or decreasing thyroid function, are the typical course of action. Many causes of thyroid conditions are influenced by autoimmunity and inflammation. Given that CBD stimulates CB1 and CB2 receptors, it is possible that there is a place for CBD in treating thyroid conditions, but it also may be too soon to tell.
What Does the Thyroid Do?
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland which sits in the front of the throat. It controls several vital functions in the body through its production of thyroid hormones.
The thyroid controls the body’s metabolism and affects numerous systems in the body such as the digestive tract, nervous system, cardiovascular system, hair, skin, and nail growth, as well as weight and appetite. Therefore, an increase or decrease in thyroid functioning can cause a variety of symptoms.
The thyroid is sensitive to nutrient deficiencies such as zinc, iodine, and selenium, as well as environmental pollutants which can cause it to over function (hyperthyroid), or under function (hypothyroid). In addition, the immune system can also begin attacking the thyroid gland, resulting in autoimmune thyroid conditions–Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Grave’s Disease.
What Causes Thyroid Conditions?
Hyperthyroidism can be caused by a few different circumstances, including autoimmunity where the immune system attacks the thyroid (known as Grave’s Disease), inflammation of the thyroid (Thyroiditis), as well as tumors that secrete excess thyroid hormones.
Risk Factors for Hyperthyroid
Hyperthyroidism is more common in women, and more common in people who have a relative with a previous thyroid condition. For the most part, however, the risk factors are unknown. Given that most of the causes of hyperthyroidism involve an overactive immune system causing inflammation, managing inflammation and sources should be considered when looking at hyperthyroidism causes.
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism are all associated with the increase in metabolic rate that the excess thyroid hormones cause. Common symptoms include:
- Unintentional weight loss (often with increased hunger)
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Anxiety and irritability
- Muscle tremors
- Unusual sweating
- Feeling hot
- Changes in menstrual patterns
- Changes in hair, skin, and nails
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is the autoimmune condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Like most autoimmune conditions, the exact causes are unknown, but a combination of environmental factors and genetics are likely at play.
Other causes include treatment for hyperthyroidism which can result in diminished thyroid hormone output. Also, medications like Lithium for mental health conditions can lead to hypothyroidism.
Certain nutrients are needed to make thyroid hormones, such as iodine, selenium, and zinc. A deficiency in any of these can impair proper thyroid hormone synthesis.
Risk Factors for Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is most common in women over 60 years of age, as well as people with a family history of hypothyroidism. Also, people who have had radiation to their neck or have been treated for hyperthyroidism are at increased risk of hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism can cause an array of different symptoms. For some, the symptoms are mild and develop slowly, and for others, they are severe and come on more suddenly. Since the symptoms of hypothyroidism can look like symptoms of many other conditions, testing thyroid levels through blood tests are often used by doctors. Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Fatigue and muscle weakness
- Difficulty losing weight or weight gain
- Water retention
- Brain fog
- Depressed mood
- Heart palpitations and slow heart rate
- Hair loss
- Joint and muscle pain
- High cholesterol
- Sensitivity to cold
- Dry hair and skin
- Hoarse voice
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
How Do We Treat Thyroid Conditions?
For hyperthyroidism, the treatment plan is not quite so simple. The common drugs used to manage hyperthyroidism include:
- Radioactive iodine, which the thyroid takes up and causes it to shrink.
- Anti-thyroid drugs such as methimazole (Tapazole) and propylthiouracil, which stop the thyroid from producing thyroid hormones. What’s scary is these drugs can cause liver failure and death!
- Beta-blockers, to slow down the heart rate while the other drugs begin to take effect.
If the cause of hyperthyroidism is due to a tumor, then surgery is often needed.
Management of hyperthyroidism is essential because, if left untreated, it can cause adverse health outcomes. For instance, the rapid heartbeat caused by hyperthyroidism can lead to life-threatening heart conditions like atrial fibrillation — where the heart cannot contract and relax appropriately — as well as stroke.
After treatment for hyperthyroidism, some thyroid patients become hypothyroid and must take thyroid replacements for the rest of their lives.
The typical treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid replacement with a medication such as levothyroxine. This medicine supplies the T4 thyroid hormone, which the body must then convert to the active form T3. This conversion is dependent on the mineral selenium.
When left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to depression, infertility, heart conditions, peripheral neuropathy, and even to a life-threatening condition called myxedema. Myxedema is when low levels of thyroid hormone lead to weakness, cold intolerance, mental and physical slowness, and even death.
To manage their hypothyroidism, people must take this medication for the rest of their lives, in most cases. In short, the medication does not fix the underlying cause of the problem — it just manages it.
In both cases of hyper and hypothyroidism, people are left with very few options for treatment, and many are interested in exploring alternative, more natural, and safe options.
CBD has been a popular topic for many other health conditions, including anxiety and pain. Many positive research studies have prompted further exploration into CBD’s potential use for a variety of conditions. But can CBD be helpful for specifically thyroid conditions?
CBD for Thyroid Conditions
So far, there has not been much research on CBD for thyroid conditions. However, as previously mentioned, many of the causes of thyroid conditions are associated with autoimmunity and inflammation. CBD oil has been researched for its effects on the endocannabinoid system, which has been found to control inflammation.
This sparks interest in the value of CBD for thyroid conditions. Let’s look at what we know so far…
What the Research Says
A clinical study looked at the role of the endocannabinoid system in thyroid tumors. They found an association between CB1 and CB2 receptors and tumor malignancy, meaning how likely a tumor is to spread and become dangerous. The study found that both of these receptors influenced thyroid tumors and believed they could both be a target of future therapies.
Another study found that the CB1 receptors of the endocannabinoid system controls the output of thyroid hormones. Given that CBD stimulates these receptors, it is possible that CBD may influence thyroid conditions through this mechanism. However, more research on human models is needed.
In summary, there has not been a lot of research on CBD for thyroid conditions as of yet. Researchers have just scratched the surface. However, there have not been any studies with negative outcomes on CBD for thyroid conditions; therefore, it is possible that CBD has a place in thyroid health.
Final Thoughts on CBD for Thyroid Conditions
CBD for thyroid conditions is an area that still needs a lot more research. It seems possible that CBD may have an effect on thyroid tumors and thyroid hormone production. However, without more research, is it too soon to say for sure.
If you are interested in trying CBD, always use a reputable source who uses third-party testing to ensure the quality and safety of the product. Never makes changes to your health care regime without the supervision of your trusted health care provider.
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