Cancer is metaphorical of our new generation “four-letter word.”
No one even wants to talk about it, let alone be told they have it. However, as a society, it seems to focus on it throughout the day.
conventional doctors and health professionals alike naturally tell us that almost everything we do, eat and think about our raises the risk of developing cancer. The media focuses on cancer every day, and statistics will increase accordingly.
While the natural health industry seeks to raise awareness about alternative treatments, the medical community uses fear to promote agendas of pharmaceutical companies.
Cancer Tommy Chong
When all the hype and fear of cancer surrounds taken out of the picture, the reality is that like any disease, cancer is simply an indication your body is not working properly and you need to make changes. And this is exactly what Tommy Chong, best known for his Grammy-winning role as “Chong” in the famous film “Cheech & Chong” did.
Canadian actor and “ pot God” as his fans often refer to him, decided he’d rather put their faith in nature invasive medical system.
More on prostate cancer
battling cancer, either by hand or naturally is always a scary proposition. In the US, statistics show that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. This type of cancer is slow-growing and usually develops in older men, the average age of men with prostate cancer is 66 ( 1 ).
It is the most common type of cancer in men over 65 years, with 238.590 new cases diagnosed in 2013 alone, 29,720 of which resulted in death. While this type of cancer can be severe, most men will survive.
according to the American Cancer Society, more than 2.9 million men in the US who they have survived the disease. These are pretty good odds compared to other cancers and even some more serious illnesses. Therefore, when Chong decided to go the natural route, the odds were already on their part.
Natural treatment of Chong cancer
Chong knew that in order to overcome his cancer, he would have to make some very specific changes in lifestyle, including diet and exercise.
a smoker of cannabis long time, should not be a surprise that would remain a key component their treatment protocol. Especially considering the many scientific studies support that promote the healing role in a variety of cancers.
Previous studies have shown that prostate tissue has “ cannabinoid receptors ” and when it is stimulated have an anti-androgenic effect ( 2 ). This is important because cells need prostate cancer androgens (male sex hormones) to grow. A protocol of cancer known as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is actually based on this fact, depriving the prostate cells androgen, thus inhibiting their development
In conventional medicine two ways are typical achieve this objective :.
1) surgical removal of one or both of the testes (orchiectomy) that would prevent further production of testosterone. Although this treatment is extreme, it does reduce testosterone level by 90 to 95 percent. This procedure is also irreversible, however, so it is rarely used.
2) Medications are the typical treatment of choice if a man chooses to explore ADT ( 3 ).
what the medical community rarely stated is that cannabis can also help reduce testosterone in men suffering from prostate cancer.
What studies say
in fact, a 2015 study published in Oncology Reports revealed that stimulation of cannabinoid receptors helped stimulate apoptosis (cell death) in prostate cancer cells ( 4 ). The researchers indicated, “… endocannabinoids [components of cannabis] they may also be involved in growth control and tumor cell transformation”. They added, “… we conclude that endocannabinoids are able to stop cell growth of prostate cancer through activation apoptotic mechanisms.”
Many of the studies on cannabis suggest that the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the plant is responsible for its many healing properties, but a study in 2013 also showed that cannabidiol (CBD) also has anti potent agents -Cancer. ]).
as to the numerous studies showing that cannabis can actually cure cancer in many cases, Chong and his naturopath decided to implement a treatment plan that included the controversial plant that so far neither the government US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accepts as treatment of any disease related to cancer.
naturopath Chong also included several supplements that include hemp oil to match your daily cannabis consumption and May 2013, Chong proclaimed he was “cancer-free thanks to a disciplined diet … and the use of hemp oil (hash). “Chong treatments also included focused on healing the emotional and mental aspects associated with cancer, a traditional medicine component often overlooked.
cancer and any disease for that matter, has an emotional component. Studies clearly show that our emotions and our general outlook on life may increase or decrease our risk of developing the disease, including cancer ( 6 ).
And possibly this was also a factor in Chong remission, despite suggesting cannabis was instrumental in their recovery as stated on Twitter. “So the plant makes magic cure cancer with proper diet and supplements.”
While Chong successfully cured his prostate cancer in 2013, in 2015 was diagnosed with stage one colorectal cancer . Chong, now 77, decided to take a more aggressive approach, opting for surgery, chemotherapy and radiation … and not surprisingly, marijuana.
In April 2016, Chong says he is doing well. “I have a month, and one more treatment, and I will be completely free of cancer.” ( 7 )
Chong continues to fight for the legalization cannabis as he thinks he has incredible possibilities for healing.