It is disappointing to me in a very real way that so many doctors are not allowed to discuss "alternative" remedies, or feel so vulnerable to litigation that they just avoid the subject. I am in a position to know that homeopathy is more respected by much of the medical community than the average patient is aware. I cannot help but wish that there was more of a balanced approach to all this.
Muslimwoman said:You could see the poor specialist at the hospital desperate to say what he wanted to but obviously could not. He had to say what remarkable results they were but were not backed by medical 'proofs' and therefore could not be recommended as a treatment.
Muslimwoman said:I wasn't trying to blame the doctor
Okay we can't say yeah take anything you want but surely there is a way to prove it is not harmful, therefore can be used by the medical profession if it is shown to have positive results?!
In the meantime, I'll grow my healing gardens and drink my herbal teas. I'll even bathe in valerium if I have to ( Yucky! Ever smelled that stuff? Eeesh!)
Maybe if we could stop our resources from being spent on violence and the support of those who abuse others, maybe we could cure AIDS, cancer, and the common cold. Or we could fix our intrastructures so that everyone can travel safely. What a concept.
Muslimwoman said:I think it's more likely to be the brownies
When I consider how many weeds and seeds (the puns just keep coming) have been banned for various reasons in various places throughout history, it amazes me. I guess what I am saying is that I think it has not been given a fair trial. I guess I'm wondering if people still believe that putting the word "medical" in front of "marijuana" is just an "excuse".
I would have made a better post, but I have just started my post-remission second round of chemotherapy this week. It does things to a body and mind. I hope to be able to keep up with the conversation, if it follows. If I don't type a lot, just know that I will be reading until I can join in more fully.
I guess it's all things in moderation (except maybe Class A drugs).
Thanks for the communication on the subject of medical marijuana. I didn't really know whether to expect anything except negative reactions to my thoughts. Surprising not to receive any! Last time I was involved in a conversation about it, things were different. Maybe people aren't as likely to say derogatory things to me about my opinions now that I am actually a cancer patient? Funny how that works....
"But coffee has also been found to have health benefits. Drinking a daily cup or three may reduce the risk of liver diseases in heavy drinkers and one study has shown it could protect against the onset of Alzheimer's. Last month a study suggested it could help protect skin from the sun."
Coffee seems to be one of those things that it depends what you read. Have been looking it up and can find everything from you will die in a week to it is a cure for all ills. Will have to put it on the list with eggs, milk, water, meat, etc and just moderate intake.