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Pure, Natural Coca Leaf – A Healing Gift Of The Divine Plant

Promising New Research On Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, and Inflammatory Gut Conditions

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While this blog is primarily devoted to the healing potential of pure, natural Coca Leaf, and while there is ample evidence that Coca Leaf could likely be a very effective therapeutic treatment for Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, and IBS, that is not the subject of today’s blog.

This blog also focuses on Medical Cannabis, and of course one of the most widely known uses of Medical Cannabis is in the treatment of a range of devastating gut diseases. Although Cannabis therapy does not appear to offer a cure for these diseases, it does palliate the symptoms very effectively and by giving this relief it offers important relief and improved quality of life to those suffering from these diseases. I personally know quite a few people who have found blessed relief through Cannabis, but they all continue to hope for more than just relief from the painful symptoms. They want a cure, and new peer-reviewed medical research suggests that a simple, inexpensive cure may be in sight.

My interest in gut diseases is very personal; the person I love more than anyone in this world has suffered from a multitude of gut problems since some careless doctors burned her gut from esophagus to colon by giving her large doses of antibiotics IV that they had been told she is allergic to.

She has struggled for years with the consequences of this assault and, by strictly limiting the foods that she eats, carefully avoiding any exposure to any of the dozens of foods that now cause violent inflammatory reactions, she has managed to regain most of her vital energy. Still, there has been no cure, and despite persistent research we have yet to find anything that looks promising. That is, until now.

Researchers at Purdue University have just published their findings on the complex actions of particular metabolic byproducts of gut microbes called Short-Chain Fatty Acids (SFCA). Here is my take on what these researchers have found – please follow the link at the bottom of this post and see what you think.

Apparently the Purdue researchers have found that these SCFAs, which are produced by the gut microbes, play a key role in signaling the body’s immune system regarding the state of the gut microbial community – basically either “We’re all good here” or “We have a problem”.

People suffer from Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, and other inflammatory gut conditions because their gut microbiome is injured or compromised, and the microbes signal the immune system through SFCAs that there is a problem which the immune system then rushes in to fix. The injured or compromised gut microbiome cannot produce enough of the right kinds of SCFA to signal the immune system that everything is OK, so the immune system keeps trying to “fix” the problem.

Unfortunately it is that “fix” that apparently results in the onset and continuation of these diseases and to date there has been no effective way to turn off the immune system’s attack on what it thinks is a problem in the gut.

My read on this very recently published research is that it looks like many, but not all, cases of inflammatory gut disease can be treated and possibly cured by administering SCFA enemas – basically flooding the gut with the microbial metabolites that a healthy gut microbiome would produce, telling the immune system that everything is all right now and it can stop trying to fix the problem.

I know this isn’t a very scientific way of explaining what I think these researchers are saying, so please do follow this link and decide for yourself. But if I am right, and this is in essence what the researchers are saying, then it may be that at least for some people who suffer from inflammatory gut diseases there may finally be a solution. At the very least this is new information that strongly suggests a new approach that might work, and most encouraging is the findings that SCFA treatment apparently has ZERO negative side effects, and is both simple and inexpensive.

Of course, the researchers are properly cautions, and don’t make any such claim, but as a layman who is praying that a cure can be found, I am pretty excited by this brilliant research, and I intend to follow up as soon as it is possible to find a source of SCFA treatment.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4275385/

 

 

Author: panaceachronicles

I love creating, testing, and launching new ideas that work and that make a positive contribution to other peoples' lives. I love breaking trails and discovering hidden or new pathways, new ways of looking at special parts of the world, and most of all I love sharing what I find with others. I wrote the first Cannabis grow book “The Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana” in 1969. Cultivators has sold over 6 million copies worldwide & is still in print in 2016. I'm very happy to have been a part of the beginning of what is now a true revolution. I created The Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company in the early 1980's and invented the American Spirit™ brand. My hope is that many people who chose the organic tobacco alternative have enjoyed smoking a more natural product and been healthier because of it. I wrote the first Cannabis extraction/medical edibles book “Marijuana Foods” in the early 1980's. While Cannabis extracts for medicinal use go back thousands of years, many people in my generation had not even heard of Cannabis butter. I was happy to share what I discovered through research and experimentation. I wrote the first organic Tobacco grow book “The Cultivators Handbook of Natural Tobacco”. I know that in some parts of the country, growers are selling organic tobacco at farmers markets, and I still have hope that a networked collaborative industry can be organized as an alternative to the so-called "Tobacco Industry". I helped thousands of people to be better cross-cultural business communicators with the “International Straight Talk” video/CBT series in the 1990's. If you have the patience for some very old-style talking heads videos they are all digitized and online. A lot of culturally-astute people appear in these videos sharing valuable information. I re-introduced Coca Leaf to the natural medicines dialogue with “Panacea Chronicles” and “The Coca Leaf Papers” in 2010 – 2012. This is a digitized collection of core books on Coca from the 18th and 19th centuries, with a hyperlinked bibliography. I created this resource so that people could connect with Coca's relevance to core health issues in today's world through understanding its historical context. I just finished (2016) developing a market-disrupting line of Cannabis products for “Landrace Brands™”. I figured there was no reason a company run by people I care about to be just another me-too Cannabis industry startup, so we came up with a few surprises. I enjoyed this process and would like to do the same for other Cannabis market companies run by good people. I am currently researching and writing "Cannabis For Seniors: A Caregivers Handbook" to be published in 2017. I welcome your ideas for topics, and stories about how Cannabis has made a difference in your own life or in the life of someone you love. I am always looking for interesting new challenges. Is there anything that we should be discussing?

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