Granny needs a little help

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  1. #1 Storm Crow, Jan 29, 2014
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    OK, it's that time of year again- the new List is almost ready to be sent out. So I have written an new introduction for the January 2014 List. I need you guys to critique it! Did I screw up a verb tense? Do a run-on sentence? Misspell a word? Is a sentence clumsy or awkward? 
     
     
     
    [SIZE=12pt]My Goodness! How my List has grown over the last few months! And there have been some rather unexpected new “branchings” in the List recently. Acetaminophen, black tea, flax, echinacea and magnolias? How did they manage to sneak into my list on cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system?  [/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=12pt]The answer is simple, the plants all contain compounds that interact with receptors in the endocannabinoid system. Science has discovered that cannabinoids are, indeed, made by other plants. So far, none of them cause the same dramatic psychoactive CB1 receptor reaction (the high) as THC. They seem to be mostly limited to the CB2 receptors (no high, just healing). [/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=12pt]Acetaminophen, on the other hand, is transformed by your body into a compound called AM-404, which blocks the break-down of anandamide, your body's own version of THC.  Just like THC, anandamide makes you “feel good” and decreases pain.  Blocking the break-down of the fragile anandamide by AM-404 results in more anandamide being in your body, relieving your pain. The acetaminophen, itself, does nothing to relieve your pain! [/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=12pt]As much as I would like it to be, cannabis is not 100% safe- nothing is! There is something you need to understand about the endocannabinoid system- it is a system of checks and balances. The amounts of endocannabinoids vary according to the body's needs.  As an example, during a woman's ovulation, her anandamide levels spike, then drop drastically for the implantation of the egg. THC during ovulation would have little effect, but just days later, THC might interfere with implantation. Women trying to get pregnant should avoid cannabis.[/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=12pt]Teens under the age of 16 should not be using cannabis unless there is a medical reason. The adolescent brain undergoes a “rewiring job” and the endocannabinoid system is right in the middle of things.  The fear is that THC will cause “misconnections” resulting in subtle personality changes or neurosis. Like alcohol, cannabis should normally be reserved for adults. [/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=12pt]Likewise, cancer is not just one disease, which is why one treatment does not work on all types of cancer. Most cancers appear to be slowed by THC, but there are a few rare exceptions.  When exposed to THC or similar synthetics, A549 lung cancer cells start reproducing, while exposure to CBD slows them down*. The usual “high THC” RSO could be a disaster for a small minority of cancer patients. We need more research, but that can't happen without legalization! [/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=12pt]Our government has lied to us about the effects of cannabis for over seven decades. They have blocked virtually all research into cannabis and how it heals. They have ranked a never-fatal herbal medicine with the most deadly kinds of drugs, against all scientific evidence!  Yet, somehow that inconvenient truth keeps coming out - cannabis heals! It is time that we, as a nation, demand that the truth be openly acknowledged and research into this amazing plant begun! As my Grandfather said, “If the truth won't do, then something is wrong! [/SIZE]
     
     
    [SIZE=12pt]*[/SIZE][SIZE=8pt] Critical appraisal of the potential use of cannabinoids in cancer management.    (link to PDF – 2013)              [/SIZE][SIZE=8pt]http://www.dovepress.com/critical-appraisal-of-the-potential-use-of-cannabinoids-in-cancer-mana-a14216[/SIZE]
     
     
    OK- have at it!

     
  2. Awesome granny
     
  3. I didn't see anything but I could be wrong. Preach to us granny. You have unlimited amounts of knowledge and information to pass on.
     
  4. You're pretty much the best bladie of all time. Go granny! :metal:
     
  5. #5 Captain Space Pirate, Jan 29, 2014
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    Looks good to me granny. Hope you've been well. :wave:
     
  6. Right on Granny ! Good read love it way to tell them to PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT the truth needs to be told.
     
  7. I love reading your posts Granny!:wave: This ones just as great and full of information. I didn't see any mistakes at all.

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  8. Can't spot out any errors, people be ready to be educated Sent from my SPH-L710 using Grasscity Forum mobile app
     
  9. Granny asking for help?! That's new lol.

    Looks good to all of us so far.
     
  10. It looked good to me. Great Job! So clear and concise even a Non-Stoner can understand it!
     
    I once talked to a horse who shared some horse wisdom with me. He said "you can lead a people to knowledge, but you can't make them think!"
     
  11. I'm a neuroscience/molecular cell biology fanatic. I only say that to say this - you did good, Granny!
     
  12. Awsome :D Great work Granny.

    Sent From My Droid, Grown Tree's Blowin Tree's
     
  13. #13 8ight, Jan 29, 2014
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    I feel like this is just nitpicking, but here are my thoughts...
     
     
     
    I believe you'd want a colon after "simple" rather than a comma. 
     
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    The commas before/after "indeed" and before/after "itself" aren't necessary. Personally, I wouldn't use them. But it's not wrong to keep them there... so really, it's a personal choice! As I said, I'm just nitpicking here. 
     
     
     
    I might reword this as, "Something to understand about the endocannabinoid system is that is a system of checks and balances." But again, it's not wrong as you have it.
     
    Then, does "amounts" need to be pluralized? I'd say it should just be singular because "endocannabinoids" is already plural, but if there are multiple types of endocanabinoids, and multiples of each of those types, then the double plural may be correct. I'm not sure about this. 
     
    And lastly, I'd again replace the comma after "example" with a colon. 
     
     
     
    </div>I think "non-lethal" might work better here, but once again my "corrections" are essentially just opinions. You've done a good job as-is, so you can take my opinions with a grain of salt. :)
     
  14. Thank you! I always have had problems with commas! (I'm doing better about the run-on sentences!)
     
     
    Granny
     
  15. Can you PM the list? I wanna show it to my step father who suffers from several diseases. Also Granny.. Have you heard anything about marijuana and CTE? I wanna know if cannabis could help him.
     
  16. Hon, I am not sure that GC's PM system could handle 1000 pages of links! How about you PM me your email? Then I can send it to you, and you can forward it to him.
     
    ( FYI for the rest of you-  CTE is Chronic traumatic encephalopathy- a brain injury from concussions that athletes may get, leading to dementia)
     
    Now, CTE acts a lot like Alzheimer's. It builds up the tau proteins just like Alzheimes does, leading to the mental problems and the brain deteriorates. So treat it like Alzheimer's!  Cannabis will help!
     
    New Study Finds Marijuana Could Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease           (news – 2013)
    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/drug-law/new-study-marijuana-alzheimer-s-disease-cannabinoid-receptors-neurobiology-aging
     
    Marijuana cannabinoids slow brain degradation and aging, reverse dementia: here's how
    (news – 2013)               http://www.naturalnews.com/040456_marijuana_cannabinoids_dementia.html
     
     
    New Study Shows Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency Of Mitochondria And Remove Damaged Brain Cells           (news – 2013)
    http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/05/30/new-study-shows-cannabinoids-improve-efficiency-of-mitochondria-and-remove-damaged-brain-cells/
     
    THC activates both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Those CB2s can pull off a really neat trick- they tell your clean-up crew cells, the macrophages, to REMOVE the stuff that is gumming up your dad's brain!
     
    Activation of the CB(2) receptor system reverses amyloid-induced memory deficiency.
    (abst – 2013)         http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22795792
     
    Natural Cannabinoids Improve Dopamine Neurotransmission and Tau and Amyloid Pathology in a Mouse Model of Tauopathy.       (full – 2013) 
    http://iospress.metapress.com/content/4j61942x88175321/fulltext.html
     
    Now cannabis isn't the only thing you can fight with!  Omega 3 helps the cannabinoids work! Omega 3 is part of the "ingredients" your body NEEDS to make those CB receptors! Without Omega 3, the receptor doesn't get attached properly, and it is a "dud"!  A few duds don't hurt, but the average American diet is WAY low in Omega 3 and they keep adding up! Eventually, you get too many duds, and it begins to affect your health! Men do better with fish oil or krill oil. (But I do worry about krill harvesting upsetting the ocean's ecology, so stick with fish oil unless you are really ill, blades!)
     
    O-6 to O-3 ratio- Discover the Shocking Reality That Ruins Your Health More than You Think! http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Omega-6+to+Omega-3+Ratio+-+Discover+the+Shocking+Reality+That+Ruins...-a01073970178
     
    How too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 is making us sick 
    http://chriskresser.com/how-too-much-omega-6-and-not-enough-omega-3-is-making-us-sick
     
    Go through the kitchen and get rid of the Omega 6 oils! They are part of the problem! We get more than enough Omega 6, and that helps to create those duds! Your body will "say" "No omega 3? Let's use a 6 instead!"- but all that does is create another dud receptor!   This will help you "clean house".  (FYI- Olive oil, although low in Omega 3, has other health benefits that make it an acceptable oil.)
     
    Good Oils and Fatty Substances  http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~ebender/Health%20&%20Nutrition/Nutrition/oil_good.html
     
    Vitamin E helps the Omega 3 do its many jobs in your body. Get the NATURAL kind- d alpha tocopherol. Don't get the artificial DL kind. They are different and our bodies CAN tell the difference. I knew a red-headed hippie gal who used natural vitamin E as a beauty treatment. The synthetic kind would make her break out in a nasty rash!  :eek: I stopped using the artificial kind after seeing her results!
     
    Pot and Pumpkin Pie: Endocannabinoid System Enhanced by Vitamin E     (news – 2011)
    http://www.examiner.com/medical-marijuana-in-philadelphia/pot-and-pumpkin-pie-endocannabinoid-system-enhanced-by-vitamin-e
     
    Vitamin E deficiency decreases long-chain PUFA in zebrafish (Danio rerio).  (FYI- PUFA = the Omegas)
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22013196
     
    And a new, and rather surprising source of those CB2-activating compounds, is the magnolia tree!   :eek:   Traditional Chinese medicine has used the bark and seeds of magnolia for all sorts of medical problems. Modern science has found that magnolias contain magnolol and honokiol which activate those wonderful amyloid-plaque-removing CB2 receptors!  :hello: (New sections on magnolol and honokiol will be in the 2014 "Granny's List", which will be coming out in a couple weeks- see my sig to get your 1,240 pages of links.)
     
    MAGNOLIA BARK       (article – 2001)
    http://www.itmonline.org/arts/magnolia.htm
     
    Effects of magnolol on impairment of learning and memory abilities induced by scopolamine in mice.         (link to PDF– 2013)   
    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/36/5/36_b12-00880/_html     
     
    Diet is important! Besides the Omega 3 and vitamin E, you need a balanced, healthy diet!
     
    Alzheimer's: Diet 'can stop brain shrinking'  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16344228
     
    Omega-3 fatty acids increase brain volume: while reversing many aspects of neurologic aging. (full – 2010)   http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Omega-3+fatty+acids+increase+brain+volume%3a+while+reversing+many...-a0237529250
     
    Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging
     http://news.yahoo.com/omega-3-intake-linked-signs-brain-aging-210514489.html
     
     
     
    And now for the rest of you stoners! Why should this all matter to you? You don't have Alzheimer's.  You just want to get high!  :smoke: 
     
    Activating those CB1 receptors are what get you high!  If you have too many dud receptors, it will cut into your high!   :eek:    It takes about a month to replace enough dud CB1 receptors to notice any difference in your high. (wish it was faster, but, that's life!)  :smoking:
     
    Hope that helps!
     
     
    Granny
     
  17. can you be my granny?
     
  18. [quote name="Storm Crow" post="19436637" timestamp="1391113872"]Hon, I am not sure that GC's PM system could handle 1000 pages of links! How about you PM me your email? Then I can send it to you, and you can forward it to him.( FYI for the rest of you- CTE is Chronic traumatic encephalopathy- a brain injury from concussions that athletes may get, leading to dementia)Now, CTE acts a lot like Alzheimer's. It builds up the tau proteins just like Alzheimes does, leading to the mental problems and the brain deteriorates. So treat it like Alzheimer's! Cannabis will help!New Study Finds Marijuana Could Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease\t\t (news – 2013)http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/drug-law/new-study-marijuana-alzheimer-s-disease-cannabinoid-receptors-neurobiology-agingMarijuana cannabinoids slow brain degradation and aging, reverse dementia: here's how(news – 2013)\t\t\t http://www.naturalnews.com/040456_marijuana_cannabinoids_dementia.htmlNew Study Shows Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency Of Mitochondria And Remove Damaged Brain Cells\t\t (news – 2013)http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/05/30/new-study-shows-cannabinoids-improve-efficiency-of-mitochondria-and-remove-damaged-brain-cells/THC activates both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Those CB2s can pull off a really neat trick- they tell your clean-up crew cells, the macrophages, to REMOVE the stuff that is gumming up your dad's brain!Activation of the CB(2) receptor system reverses amyloid-induced memory deficiency.(abst – 2013)\t\t http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22795792Natural Cannabinoids Improve Dopamine Neurotransmission and Tau and Amyloid Pathology in a Mouse Model of Tauopathy.\t (full – 2013) http://iospress.metapress.com/content/4j61942x88175321/fulltext.htmlNow cannabis isn't the only thing you can fight with! Omega 3 helps the cannabinoids work! Omega 3 is part of the "ingredients" your body NEEDS to make those CB receptors! Without Omega 3, the receptor doesn't get attached properly, and it is a "dud"! A few duds don't hurt, but the average American diet is WAY low in Omega 3 and they keep adding up! Eventually, you get too many duds, and it begins to affect your health! Men do better with fish oil or krill oil. (But I do worry about krill harvesting upsetting the ocean's ecology, so stick with fish oil unless you are really ill, blades!)O-6 to O-3 ratio- Discover the Shocking Reality That Ruins Your Health More than You Think! http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Omega-6+to+Omega-3+Ratio+-+Discover+the+Shocking+Reality+That+Ruins...-a01073970178How too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 is making us sick http://chriskresser.com/how-too-much-omega-6-and-not-enough-omega-3-is-making-us-sickGo through the kitchen and get rid of the Omega 6 oils! They are part of the problem! We get more than enough Omega 6, and that helps to create those duds! Your body will "say" "No omega 3? Let's use a 6 instead!"- but all that does is create another dud receptor! This will help you "clean house". (FYI- Olive oil, although low in Omega 3, has other health benefits that make it an acceptable oil.)Good Oils and Fatty Substances http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~ebender/Health%20&%20Nutrition/Nutrition/oil_good.htmlVitamin E helps the Omega 3 do its many jobs in your body. Get the NATURAL kind- d alpha tocopherol. Don't get the artificial DL kind. They are different and our bodies CAN tell the difference. I knew a red-headed hippie gal who used natural vitamin E as a beauty treatment. The synthetic kind would make her break out in a nasty rash! :eek: I stopped using the artificial kind after seeing her results!Pot and Pumpkin Pie: Endocannabinoid System Enhanced by Vitamin E\t (news – 2011)http://www.examiner.com/medical-marijuana-in-philadelphia/pot-and-pumpkin-pie-endocannabinoid-system-enhanced-by-vitamin-eVitamin E deficiency decreases long-chain PUFA in zebrafish (Danio rerio). (FYI- PUFA = the Omegas)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22013196And a new, and rather surprising source of those CB2-activating compounds, is the magnolia tree! :eek: Traditional Chinese medicine has used the bark and seeds of magnolia for all sorts of medical problems. Modern science has found that magnolias contain magnolol and honokiol which activate those wonderful amyloid-plaque-removing CB2 receptors! :hello: (New sections on magnolol and honokiol will be in the 2014 "Granny's List", which will be coming out in a couple weeks- see my sig to get your 1,240 pages of links.)MAGNOLIA BARK\t (article – 2001)http://www.itmonline.org/arts/magnolia.htmEffects of magnolol on impairment of learning and memory abilities induced by scopolamine in mice.\t\t (link to PDF– 2013) https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/36/5/36_b12-00880/_html\t Diet is important! Besides the Omega 3 and vitamin E, you need a balanced, healthy diet!Alzheimer's: Diet 'can stop brain shrinking' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16344228Omega-3 fatty acids increase brain volume: while reversing many aspects of neurologic aging. (full – 2010) http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Omega-3+fatty+acids+increase+brain+volume%3a+while+reversing+many...-a0237529250Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging http://news.yahoo.com/omega-3-intake-linked-signs-brain-aging-210514489.htmlAnd now for the rest of you stoners! Why should this all matter to you? You don't have Alzheimer's. You just want to get high! :smoke: Activating those CB1 receptors are what get you high! If you have too many dud receptors, it will cut into your high! :eek: It takes about a month to replace enough dud CB1 receptors to notice any difference in your high. (wish it was faster, but, that's life!) :smokinThank you very much Granny! I'll be sure to show him those studies. He is not against mmj, in fact he has smoked some a year ago and could tell that it helped. He's more worried about drug test at work than his health which just kills me. Thanks again Granny :) Hope that helps!Granny[/quote]
     
  19. #19 Storm Crow, Jan 30, 2014
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    Danny, I am your "ganja granny"! I "adopted" all of GC long ago! Love you all! :love:
     
    And JH, magnolia bark should not set off drug tests- he can use that and the omega 3, at least!
     
     
    Granny
     
  20. Stoner are by far the one of the most interesting and eccentric groups there are; with this being an example, having men and women of all ages respect and admire an elder to this degree is rare , but that just shows you the maturity and level of admiration we have for each other and granny, I love it! It's so fucking cool haha
     
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