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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

December 22, 2012
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Jenny asks…

Marijuana Survey (edited for easy reading)?

For those with ADD and other issues with doing research, I’m listing a much easier reference in a simply image : http://tokerville.com/images/history-of-cannabis.jpg

This time line image takes 2 minutes to read and brings those that have been lied to for years up to date on the actual facts behind the law on Marijuana. For those that want more details read the research sources listed below. The resources are from Government, University and Medical sources and are all reputable.

(Please inform yourself through the reputable resources from our own government, medical research and major universities such as Harvard before making your comment.
Note: Much of what “some” Americans know about Marijuana is misinformation for the purpose of fighting hemp production (which grows 10x faster than trees and is a threat to the forestry industry) and big pharma that wants you on their drugs.

The survey:
1. Do you smoke (explain how much or if at all)
2. Do you want it legalized

A new report from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) pegs the costs of marijuana law enforcement in the United States at $7.6 billion annually and finds that escalating marijuana arrests over the past two decades have failed to have any impact on marijuana use rates or other indicators chosen by drug enforcers to measure “success” in the war on drugs. What marijuana law enforcement has accomplished, the study found, is hundreds of thousands of arrests each year, with the burden of criminal sanctions borne disproportionately by the young and the non-white.
Current marijuana polices, which rely heavily on criminal penalties, are “wholly ineffective at controlling the use and sale of marijuana,” the study concluded.

Marijuana Myths
Marijuana Can Cause Permanent Mental Illness
Marijuana Is Highly Addictive
Marijuana Is More Potent Today Than In The Past
Marijuana Offenses Are Not Severely Punished
Marijuana Is More Damaging to the Lungs Than Tobacco
Marijuana Has No Medicinal Value
Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug
Marijuana’s Harms Have Been Proved Scientifically
Marijuana Causes an Amotivational Syndrome
Marijuana Policy in the Netherlands is a Failure
Marijuana Kills Brain Cells
Marijuana Impairs Memory and Cognition
Marijuana Causes Crime
Marijuana Interferes With Male and Female Sex Hormones
Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Damages the Fetus
Marijuana Use Impairs the Immune System
Marijuana’s Active Ingredient, THC, Gets Trapped in Body Fat
Marijuana Use is a Major Cause Of Highway Accidents
Marijuana Related Hospital Emergencies Are Increasing, Particularly Among Youth
Marijuana Use Can Be Prevented

Myth: Marijuana Can Cause Permanent Mental Illness.
Iverson, Leslie. “Long-term effects of exposure to cannabis.” Current Opinion in Pharmacology 5(2005): 69-72.
Weiser and Noy. “Interpreting the association between cannabis use and increased risk of schizophrenia.” Dialogues in Clincal Neuroscience 1(2005): 81-85.
“Cannabis use will impair but not damage mental health.” London Telegraph. 23 January 2006.
Andreasson, S. et al. “Cannabis and Schizophrenia: A Longitudinal study of Swedish Conscripts,” The Lancet 2 (1987): 1483-86.
Degenhardt, Louisa, Wayne Hall and Michael Lynskey. “Testing hypotheses about the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis,” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 71 (2003): 42-4.
Weil, A. “Adverse Reactions to Marijuana: Classification and Suggested Treatment.” New England Journal of Medicine 282 (1970): 997-1000.
Myth: Marijuana is Highly Addictive. Long term marijuana users experience physical dependence and withdrawal, and often need professional drug treatment to break their marijuana habits.
United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. DASIS Report Series, Differences in Marijuana Admissions Based on Source of Referral. 2002. June 24 2005.
Johnson, L.D., et al. “National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1994, Volume II: College Students and Young Adults.” Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1996.
Kandel, D.B., et al. “Prevalence and demographic correlates of symptoms of dependence on cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana and cocaine in the U.S. population.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 44 (1997):11-29.
Stephens, R.S., et al. “Adult marijuana users seeking treatment.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 61 (1993): 1100-1104.
Myth: Marijuana Is More Potent Today Than In The Past. Adults who used marijuana in the 1960s and 1970s fail to realize that when today’s youth use marijuana they are using a much more dangerous drug.
King LA, Carpentier C, Griffiths P. “Cannabis potency in Europe.” Addiction. 2005 Jul; 100(7):884-6
Henneberger, Melinda. “Pot Surges Back, But It’s, Like, a Whole New World.” New York Times 6 February 1994: E18.
Brown, Lee. “Interview with Lee Brown,” Dallas Morning
For the comment about Asthma:

Smoking cigarettes, mowing and a number of other things are also bad for asthma, but would you spend 7 billion a year and place millions of otherwise law abiding citizens in jail for smoking cigs or mowing their yard?
For the person commenting on driving:

I personally don’t want to drive after smoking, but reliable research that I’ve provided shows that there is no significant difference in the ability of to drive while high contrasted with those that do not. In the same research it showed a significant difference in those that were drinking (note: they had more accidents and drove much faster while drinking.. where those smoking drove slower and were more cautious)
For the person that doesn’t like the sources:

Harvard, US Government, etc. are not biased resources. I showed the resources because of the reputation and legitimacy of them.

If you want to argue against Harvard and the like then go right ahead. Ill stick to peer reviewed research.
Current Opinion in Pharmacology 5(2005): 69-72.

Dialogues in Clincal Neuroscience 1(2005): 81-85.
“Cannabis use will impair but not damage mental health.” London Telegraph. 23 January 2006.

A Longitudinal study of Swedish Conscripts,” The Lancet 2 (1987): 1483-86.

New England Journal of Medicine 282 (1970): 997-1000.

Harvard… etc. etc. etc.

Ill stand by the research I posted.. It’s all from extremely reliable sources that can be verified through the institutions or our own government. Propaganda would be false statements of which I gave none. Each and every statement was not only true, but the sources were given to verify.

admin answers:

1) Yea
2) YES! Vote yes in November to legalize it in CALIFORNIA.

John asks…

Ongoing sickness?

Around two or more months ago I started getting cold symptoms and feeling unwell with temperature/fever, headaches, fatigue, etc., and I have been feeling ill ever since; I now have a lung infection and I just don’t feel normal at all. My ears are blocked, I have frequent headaches, am very tired and generally feel like I have a constant cold, on top of the infection, and also my digestive system doesn’t feel right. Before this I seldom got sick, and although I had severe asthma at a very young age I have not had any chest problems at all for at least ten or eleven years. I am on antibiotics for the chest infection but I still feel ill. I am eighteen-years-old and a strict vegan, and I don’t smoke or drink. The only other health problem I have is a vitamin B12 deficiency for which I have injections, and although my injections are not up to date I don’t think it would be affecting me like this as it never ever has before. It is as though my immune system has stopped working! :(

I will go back to the doctor next week if it has not cleared up, but I wonder if anybody has any suggestions as to why it might be, or if anyone has any similar experiences? Can lack of B12 impair the immune system, or could it perhaps be a parasite?

admin answers:

On going sickness can well be cured by cosulting a good physician and some tests done to know the specificity .Apart from that, to stay away fron such syndromes you can do pranayama’s from a expert as this holds the key to a stressfull and healthy life along with a healthy diet.Lung function can well be cured with special breathing processes that are learnt in yoga.

Paul asks…

Pre-Diabetes? My son is 13, has impaired glucose intolerance.?

Is there something he can take to boost his immune system so that the white blood cells discontinue attacking is islet cells.. or to SLOW the progression of the white blood cells that are attacking his islet cell? He has not had a BG over 200, but we are worried it is down the road and want to STOP it or delay it as long as possible.

admin answers:

Normal fasting blood glucose levels are below 100 mg/dL. People with pre-diabetes will have a fasting blood glucose level between 100-125. Diabetes occurs when a fasting blood glucose level is 126 mg/dl and above.Eat fewer calories. Exercise 30 minutes, 5 times a week. Adopt a low-fat diet. Loose 10 to 15 pounds. Here’s a website that may be helpful with your question. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-diabetes.I wish you and your son the best of luck and good health.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

August 5, 2012
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Susan asks…

In Arizona, is a landlord required to give 30 days notice to list the home you rent for sale before showing?

Yesterday we were notified that the home we rent (our lease is now month to month) is for sale and in two days we need to allow access to the listing agent to show the home to prospective buyers. This concerns us greatly due to our guard dog and a member of our house has an impaired immune system. We feel that allowing people that could have potential illness (it is flu season) in the house puts this family member at risk. We are willing to move within 30 days, especially to avoid the potential risks to health and the safety of our pets. We live in an area where predation is a huge risk. You don’t let your cats or dogs out because they may not come back. Do we have the option to allow access without proper notice if proper notice is even required?

admin answers:

It is the owners house, so unfortunately they are not required to notify you that the house is going to be for sale. Also, they are only legally required to give 24 hour notice to show it in most states, so it sounds like your landlord is following the rules.

If you have a problem with people being in the house, you will need to discuss your concerns with the landlord, and try and make a deal with him. Maybe he will only show it when you guys are out, so you wont have to worry about becoming sick.

Donna asks…

Alcohol impairs the immune system by?

a) destroying the T-cell receptors that are responsible for antibacterial flogiston
b) changing the DNA of cells that are responsible for fighting infection
c) causing T-cells to hyper-react, resulting in internal combustion
d) affecting the body’s ability to recall pathogens to which it was previously exposed

admin answers:

Probably somewhat all of the above, but after serum alcohol levels drop it recovers, but B is highly suspect because there’s no way that alcohol consumption changes DNA itself. I don’t think you’re reporting that one accurately.

Generally, it’s well known that alcohol consumption impairs the immune system.

Daniel asks…

What exactly does Meth do to you?

What does it do to your brain, and your body exactly? What does it do that makes you dizzy, twitch, numb, hyper, and gives you insomnia? Why does it give you anxiety, alertness, obsessive behaviors, and paranoia? Why does the withdrawl make you sleepy, and increase appetite? WHY do you get panic attacks, liver damage, kidney damge, rapid heart rate, and an impaired immune system?

EXACTLY?!?!?!

Answer any of these if you know :)
kthnxbai.

admin answers:

It makes the synapses in the brain misfire, sometimes short circuit causing twitching,repetitive movements, muddled thoughts. It makes your body release endorphins into the bloodstream which gives you that high, puts you in that fight or flight mode, on edge, similar to a shot of adrenalin. Meth makes you dehydrate also which makes the skin less elastic and grey & wrinkly in long term use. Other long term problems(because it causes dehydration) are losing the lubrication in the joints, thinning of the bones, black rotting teeth, kidney and liver damage, muscle waste. The withdrawal makes you sleepy because your brain and body run at a million miles an hour while on it, and as soon as the endorphins stop flowing you’ve depleted your body’s ability to recover(immune system) and it starts to shut down. You feel like superman while on it and it feels like you’ve been exposed to cryptonite after it.

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