Stan Rutner, a retired dentist and storage facilities owner, was diagnosed with lung cancer which had metastasized into his brain. The diagnosis had surprised him.
He thought he had come down with the flu with his chronic cough. He was in his late 70s, and coping with orthodox cancer treatments was going to be harder than it was before.
This time, the radiation and chemo treatments wore him down completely. He could barely write anymore, and his short term memory was completely shot. He was suffering from extreme weight loss, muscular atrophy, insomnia and a lack of energy, as orthodox cancer treatment side effects combined with cancer's cachexia (wasting away).
After a round of unsuccessful treatments, his condition worsened with pneumonia from radiation inflammation, and he was hospitalized and put on oxygen 24/7. Stan was told that it was time for hospice.
Normally, hospice is designated for those with a prognosis of six months or less to live. But Stan's doctors told him he would be gone in a couple of weeks.
A surprising intervention offered by Stan's daughter and son-in-lawBoth Barb and Stan had used alternative techniques to a limited extent as adjuncts to their orthodox treatments. But what Stan's daughter Corinne suggested after her husband John's research was cannabis.
Fortunately, the Rutners reside in Northern California, the first state to legally recognize marijuana for medical purposes.
Of course, this marijuana was not to be smoked. California is where a lot of research has isolated the other cannabinoids of cannabis for healing beyond THC, the psychotropic element of marijuana that produces the high.
Hemp agricultural research has created a variety of strains that offer different compositions of cannabinoids as well as different ways to take in the plant's benefits.
The human body contains receptors throughout, known as the endocannabinoid system, that await cannabis' cannabinoids, including THC, to lock in and heal whatever needs to be healed and harmonized.
Of course, this was largely unknown until the gate was opened for medical marijuana in some states and research went beyond "getting high." Too bad Rick Simpson's hemp or cannabis oil was ignored by the cancer industry a few years ago. (Article sourced below)
What John and Corrine discovered was easy for Stan to take in was coconut oil-infused cannabis capsules. Soon after starting, he was able to sleep and eat in a matter of days and no longer needed tank-supplied oxygen.
He began feeling more energetic and hopeful. Then he began walking with a walker, and then without the walker. His turn around was amazingly rapid.
By January of 2013, Stan's MRI results read: "IMPRESSION: No evidence of recurrent disease." His lung and brain cancer were totally gone. Stan still uses lesser amounts of cannabis capsules for maintenance.
See and hear the Rutners tell Stan's story themselves (http://www.youtube.com).
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