Nourished Warrior Wellness: COCO-Cures: 222(ish) uses for Coconut Oil

222 uses for coconut oil, coconut oil infographic

One of the most prized products perpetually part of our Nourished Warrior arsenal, is the magical, remarkable, miracle food: Coconut Oil. Peeps in the tropics, lucky enough to be surrounded by a never-ending supply of this amazing stuff- know the value of this ancient cure. It’s a serum, a cleanser, a weight loss tool, a cooking ingredient, a quenching hydrator for hair, skin, body, and makes some of hands down the best toothpaste on earth. The secrets of oil pulling are not to be blown off, with the billions of bacteria in our mouths at any given moment- oil pulling is a near miraculous cure for dental hygiene and the many purported illnesses and dies-ease that can be a by-product of poor dental hygiene.

the miraculous thing about coconut oil- possibly is that every single day we find yet another use for this glorious powerhouse, nutritional fucken ninjafood at its very very best- there aren’t enough words to toss at this bliss to ever articulate just how lustily we incense ourselves in riding this cantlivewithout workhorse.

please note:

– each and every instance or application on this list has research, study and an abundance of individual review-based evidence backing them, i have included a few key resources for your discovery adventures, however the info out there is incredibly comprehensive and thus, a quick google is reccod.-  researching any one of these numbered cures & uses will give you a plethora of descriptive best-practices in order to employ coconut oil for your desired use.

pls. also consult with a professional caregiver prior to replacing or integrating any part of your prescribed healing regimen with coconut oil.

The Top 11

Anti s of Coconut Oil:

Anti-bacterial
Anti-carcinogenic
Anti-fungal
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-microbial
Antioxidant
Anti-retroviral
Anti-parasitic
Anti-viral
Anti-Side Effect
Anti-Toxic

How we like our oil:

Organic, Cold-pressed & Unrefined: ( virgin or extra-virgin) – this oil is from fresh nuts, sans-processing or heat, it is the purest, most organic form of the tropical nectar. Also the tastiest, and most nutrient-dense, this pristine virgin nectar carries with it a deliciously mild sensory experience.

please purchase no hydrogenated, refined, blasphemized BPA-packaged abominations.

when considering which brands to buy here in Canada- we have a slew of options- but as a small digression it serves to be said:  where coconuts actually grow is a whole different level, i recall the first time i was taught to make coconut oil in Tulum, from fresh coconuts that were harvested by a Spanish-bearded Hippie from Montreal who shimmied up a tree in some manner of renaissance ancestral throwback to our ape brothers. These treasures were so abundant on the beach- those months and months i lived there i nearly became ( nearly ) sometimes too accustomed to the bounty and had to remind myself what a gift it was; this is especially resonant now, back in Canada when the tetra packed mass packaged and horrifically priced knock-offs of coconut water are more and more prevalent on store shelves. making the oil is actually a simple process that requires only a few items and some patience. baby coconuts yield not only the best meat but the best by=products all around- the water is potent, but not like that that comes form older nuts- and is borderline kombucha-esque… in a gentle means-business manner.

so needless to say those other lucky warriors whom have also had the luxury of living in a climate where wacking down a bunch of coconuts and indulging in all day replenishment is a natural part of daily life- will attest to the difference between authentic and what is available in the upper north america. that said, there are some leaders in the coconut oil bottling business that i believe are doing a bang-up job at harnessing the best and most authentic goodness…

My Fav: Dr. Bronner’s Organic White Virgin Coconut Oil

Expeller pressed unrefined whole kernel oil

Company Origin: USA / Coconut Origin: not sure.  / $11 – $12 (14 oz. )

get it: http://www.drbronner.com/

some other brands we recco.

Maison Orphee

Coldpressed, organic and unrefined

Company Origin: Quebec, Canada / Coconut Origin: Philippines / $12 – $15 (454g)

get it: MaisonOrphee.com

Artisana

Organic, Raw, unrefined coldpressed & virgin

Company Origin: California, United States / Coconut Origin: Southeast Asia $12 – $15 (454g)

get it: ArtisanaFoods.com

Now Solutions

organic, cold pressed & unrefined

Company Origin: USA / Coconut Origin: not sure / about $12/355ml

get it: @ http://www.nowfoods.com/

let’s get down to the list: and please note, this piece is definitely going to be on-going, there is no way i will be able to spell out every use, every wonder and every benefit in one piece without writing a novel-length discourse. consider this vol. 1 of a never-ending series. 🙂 

Coconut Oil & Overall  Health and Wellness

1. Appetite controller – the goods fats in the oil actually trigger release of hormones which slow down movement of foods through the digestive tract – and thus prolongs the feeling of fullness after eating
2. Breastfeeding – this is a no brainer for sore nips but also for enriching the milk itself, by taking a few tablespoons a day it actually helps increase the production of milk.
3. Bones and Teeth – aids the absorption of calcium and magnesium which empowers bones and teeth
4. Blood Sugar Stabilizer: by improving insulin secretion, and how your body actually uses blood glucose. it’s a great choice for diabetics and those who suffer from issues with glycemia / blood sugar levels
5. Digestion –  saturated fats in coconut oil help control bacteria, parasites and fungi that lead to digestive issues like crohns, IBS and gastric ulcers; also noted here is its ability to aid in the absobtion of vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc. boosting the bio-availability factor of your daily supplementing regime.
6. Energy Boost – gives you a boost of energy and is often rccod to athletes or those in intense physically demanding conditions as a quick pickmeup- as it also helps with endurance.
7.  Bones / Teeth : coconut oil assists in the absorption of magnesium and calcium: essential for strong bones and healthy chompers
8. Lung Function – increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.
9. Pregnancy – helps prevent gestational diabetes; keeps kidneys functioning; keeps morning sickness in check; and protects a mother-to-be from a host of potentially threatening infections as well as boost her immunity, which is naturally weakened during pregnancy.
10. Prevents oxidation of fatty acids
11. Skin care – the benefits for your skin, are endless- and could be an article within itself ( and most likely will be ) so i will just hit a few topnotes here, ( skincare companies have been trying to mimic the healing and nourishing goodness of this liquid goddessesence; all of them failing miserably but still making billions in profit via consumer ignorance and glossy marketing tactic ) – coconut oil is a protector from free radical and oxidative damage to your skin, it promotes firmer, smoother, more hydrated, more radiant skin-  ( ok. seriously- there really aint nothin’ this DOESNT do for your skin. )  and those who worry about the notion of putting oil on your face need not, coconut oil ain’t that kind of oil. its medium chain triglyceride molecular makeup is not the proper size to clog pores ) – on top of it all – coconut oil provides up to 20SPF, making it a fantastic alternative to chemical-filled sunscreens and liquid gold for getting tropical glow.
12.Stress Relief – if the notion that you are at once losing weight, becoming younger, preventing disease, reversing aging, replenishing your body’s vital nutrients and pretty much all around tapping in to the fountain of youth by incorporating coconut oil into your life, doesn’t reduce your overall stress level; you can look to it to relieve mental fatigue by perhaps indulging in a coconut oil massage– apply it to your head, hands, torso, and everywhere else you can reach and massage in a circular motion, the scent itself will soothe you into an aromatherapeutic state of beachy-bliss-like relief. -(  the aroma of coconut is a known therapeutic stress reliever. ) and if you want to get sexy, have someone else rub you down with it. it makes, bar-none, the ultimate massage oil… and if you get sexy, it also makes unbelievably fantastic lube. 😉
13. Vitamin and nutrient absorption – boosts the bioavailability of other important supplements.
14. Weight loss – medium chain fatty acids contribute to overall weight loss by producing energy in the body vs. fat. meaning even though it is a saturated fat -it actually boosts metabolic rate contribute to weight loss and also increases metabolic rate, stimulates metabolism, improves thyroid function, and with the boost of energy you are also getting- acts as an all around must-have dietary supplement. helps build lean muscle mass.

97 CURES to diseases ( a-z )

Coconut Oil for Chronic Health Challenges

when taken internally, and externally as well in some cases, coconut oil has significant disease-fighting power. 

it is known for aiding, preventing, relieving + in some cases totally obliterating the following ninety-seven health issues:

  i recco. doing your own research before treatment, as well as browsing as many sites as you need to in order to find the appropriate scientific research. copy & paste any of the below into google/bing or whatever search engine suits your fancy…

( SEARCH Marketing and SEO tip: sometimes you really gotta dig into google and make it past paid SEO and google rankings, to find those hidden gems! typically anything on the first 5 pages is engineered to be there, but doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best info )

1. Acid Reflux/Indigestion Aid
2. ADD/ ADHD
3. Allergies
4. Alzheimer’s
5. Asthma
6. Autism
7. Blood Pressure Regulation
8. Bowel Function
9. Bronchial Infections
10. Cancer – has been shown to prevent colon and breast cancer in laboratory tests
11. Candida
12. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
13. Cataracts
14. Cholesterol – improves HDL  to LDL  %
15. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
16. Crohn’s Disease
17. Circulation
18. Colds cures the common cold and other flu-like Viruses
19. Constipation
20. Cystic Fibrosis
21. Cystitis
22. Degenerative Diseases
23. Depression
24. De-Quervains Tenosynovitis
25. Diabetes – helps stabilize blood sugar.
26. Dysentery
27. Eczema
28. Edema
29. Endometriosis
30. Energy boost
31. Epilepsy
32. Fever Support
33. Fibrocystic Breast
34. Flaky, Dry Skin
35. Gallbladder disease and pain
36. Gas
37. Gastritis
38. Glaucoma
39. Gonorrehea
40. Gout
41. Grave’s Disease
42. Gum Disease
43. H. Pylori
44. Halitosis
45. Hashimoto’s
46. Head Lice
47. Heart Disease
48. Hemorrhoids
49. HIV – is known to reduce the viral load
50. Hormone Regulator
51. Hyperthyroidism
52. Immune System Builder
53. Inflammation
54. Influenza
55. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
56. Jaundice
57. Kidney Disease
58. Kidney Stones – aids in dissolving them
59. Liver Disease
60. Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
61. Low Blood Clotting
62. Lung Disease
63. Lupus
64. Malabsorption Syndrome
65. Malnutrition
66. Menstrual Cramps
67. Mental Clarity
68. Menopause –
69. Menstruation Relief
70. Migraines
71. Mononucleosis
72. MRSA
73. Multiple Sclerosis
74. Osteoporosis
75. Pancreatitis
76. Parasites
77. Parkinson’s
78. Periodontal Disease/ Tooth Decay
79. Pneumonia
80. Prostate Enlargement
81. Retinitis Pigmentosa
82. Retinopathy
83. Rickets
84. Skin problems
85. Scurvy
86. Smoker’s Cough
87. Spider Veins
88. Staphyloccus
89. Stomach Ulcers
90. Tinnitus
91. Toenail fungus
92. Thrush
93. Thyroid Function
94. Typhoid
95. Ulcerative Colitis
96. UTI’s + Bladder Infections
97. Yeast Infections

28 remedies

1. Acne – the fact that coconut oil is a superb antispetic, antioxidant and
2. Allergies/Hay Fever – rub inside the nasal passage to form a barrier against clingy pollen and allergins
3. Arthritis- eases inflmmation
4. Athletes foot – anti-fungal power of coconut oil is a quick cure for itchy, burny, athletes feet
5. Back Pain/Sore Muscles see # 3
6. Balding –Coconut oil supports cell regeneration.
7. Boils and Cysts
8. Canker Sores
9. Cellulite
10. Cold Sores
11. Conjunctivitis – applied around and in the eye
12. Contact Dermatitis
13. Decongestant – rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose when congested from a cold or allergies.
14. Eczema
15. Genital Warts – through topical application over 6 weeks and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts.
16. Gum Disease and Gingivitis – use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums
17. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)
18. Hives
19. Itchy Eyes – put a dab of coconut oil in itchy eyes. You will have blurred vision for a couple of minutes but the itch will be gone!
20. Keloids – apply keloid /scarred skin x3 a day to reduce puffyness and restore balance and appearance of scar tissue.
21. Keratosis Pilaris – apply on its own or add himalayan or sea salt and create an amazing exfoliator.
22. Pink eye – use around the eye – and/or in the eye to soothe and heal
23. Psoriasis
24. Rosacea
25. Shingles
26. Warts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         27. Insect Repellent  – those little bastards just don’t dig it.
28. Lubricant – it is an allaround superfood slip and slide for anything your imagination can conjure up

RX prescriptions for first aid

1. Age Spots ( aka: liver spots ) – apply oil onto spot 2X/day after a few months the spot will fade.
2. Animal Bites – apply oil to wound immediately for cleansing, inflammation reduction, anti-bacterial capacity + followup w a 3x/day regimen to assist healing.
3. Antacid Substitute – combine 1 teaspoon oil w/cinnamon + baking soda = freedom from burn.
4. Bed Sores – apply oil to sores 3x/day to speed healing, reduce inflammation, prevent infection.
5. Birth Marks – similar to age spots, oil can be applied 1-3x/day w/ or w/out applecider vinegar to aid fading
6. Breastfeeding Bite – treat similarly to an animal bite. also soothes sore nips
7. Broken Bones – take 2 tbsp/day to aid in absorbption of calcium + promote rebuilding and healing.
8. Bruises – apply to bruise 2x/day to reduce swelling, redness and tenderness.
9. Bug Bites and Stings – apply as many times as needed per day to kill potential bacteria, ease itching, burning and swelling + to aid swift healing.
10. Burns – apply to burn  asap. continue to apply 3x/day until healed, assists in reducing scarring.
11. Chicken Pox – take 1tbsp/day + apply liberally all over body + pox 3-5 times/day to relieve itching + inflammation, and assist in the curing of the disease. ( can also be added to baths to create a soothing soak.
12. Dry Eyes – 1 dab per eye @ night & throw away the chemical laden visine products.
13. Ear Infection – 2 drops per ear 2X/day for pain relief + infection battling capacity.
14. Food Poisoning –take 2tbsp 2X/day to ease symptoms + promote swift recovery.
15. Hang Nails – soak hands in a tub of warm water and coconut oil and / or apply to each affected area 3X/day.
16. Healing cuts, wounds, scrapes, scratches – apply to affected areas 3X/day. forms a protective layer over skin, helps repair damage, ease pain & inflammation.
17. Impotence/ ED –take 2tbsp / day + use as desired in intimate areas. coconut oil is known to assist in reproductive issues, endocrine + hormonal issues and the scent is something of an aphrodisiac. as an alternative to traditional petroleum based lubes, it makes a delicious organic alternative with no chemical-toxin-filled side effects that can contribute to sexual dysfunction among other things.
18. Ingrownnails – apply 2X/day to affected nails to aid in healing & fight infection.
19. Insomnia – take 1tbsp 1X/day to improve overall health and wellness and to regulate bodily systems that contribute to achieving a healthy sleep. c
20. Jock Itch – apply to affected area 2X/day to ease itch, inflammation, continued use on the body will prevent future flareups.
21. Laryngitis – 1tbsp 3X/day – gargle and rinse with water.
22. Leg Cramps – take 1tbsp 1X/day to support potassium & calcium levels + rub onto painful legs to ease discomfort.
23. Lice –  can be used as a treatment for lice. http://www.wikihow.com/Kill-Head-Lice-Naturally
24. Mole Remover – evidently applying this post applecidervinegar compress has been known to see moles go MIA in just a few weeks- sans laser-surgery!
25. Nausea – rub some coconut oil on your belly and your pulse points and/or meridians
26. Nose Bleeds – quenches dry passages. apply liberally to each nostril
27. Oral Health – Oil pulling is an ancient secret that has made its way into modern day oral routines, including my own- coconut oil whitens teeth, prevents decay, heals sores, banishes bacteria among a plethora of other amazing curative actions. i recco googling oil pulling asap and making it a part of your daily regimen.
28. Oral Surgery – applied to surgery site, helps healing+ prevents infection.
29. Itch relief / infection protection: poison ivy, oak,  sumac and countless other irritating plants and substances.
30. Ringworm – apply to area 8-10 X /day until healed.
31. Snake Bites –( not that this happens alot but… ) neutralizes venom toxicity, stops pain, burning, itching associated w/snake bite+ promotes healing of wound.
32. Sore Throat Soother – 1  spoonful w/warm water + gargle for a few minutes.
33. Snoring Relief – rub a dab into each nasal passage prior to slumber to reduce swelling and clear clogged airways that cause snoring.
34. Sty Treatment – 1 dab 3X/day onto sty until healed.
35. Sun Burn Relief – coconut oil would have prevented this in the first place due to its SPF ability. but applying 3-5x/day to affected area is like bliss.
36. Super-vital support for substance abuse recovery (Alcohol or Drug Detox )–  3-5tbsp /day to boost hydration, purification + energy levels during the detox period. c
37. Swimmers Ear – i heard coconut oil + garlic = a cure to this. try mixing them and dropping them into your ears a few times a day.
48.. Toothache –  see oral health. gargling with coconut oil, or doing an oil pull will ease the inflammation and assist in fighting any infection on its way.
39. Yoni Dryness –  coconut oil makes the best lube on the planet, for any and everything- your yoni included

nature’s best beauty product – a million ways to bless your temple

Skin:

the benefits for your body are endless- skincare companies have been trying to mimic the healing and nourishing goodness of this liquid goddessesence; all of them failing miserably but still making billions in profit via consumer ignorance and glossy marketing tactic ) – coconut oil is a protector from free radical and oxidative damage to your skin, it promotes firmer, smoother, more hydrated, more radiant skin-  and those who worry about the notion of putting oil on your face need not, coconut oil ain’t that kind of oil. its medium chain triglyceride molecular makeup is not the proper size to clog pores ) – on top of it all – coconut oil provides up to 20SPF, making it a fantastic alternative to chemical-filled sunscreens and liquid gold for getting tropical glow.

• After Shave & as a shaving balm – lubes. quenches. soothes. protects. heals. bye bye razor burn.• Exfoliator & Body Scrub – blend coconut oil, himalayan salt or coconut sugar + ( essential oils if you are so inclined) apply body-wide in the shower for a super-spa like exfoliation bliss.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Facial Cleanser  – replace your cleanser with a blend of coconut oil & olive or almond oil, massage into face-( leave for a few minutes) rinse. instant glow.                                  • Stretch Marks – for use during pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks, and to nourish and boosy repairative capacity of skin.                                                                                  • Sunscreen – coconut oil has an inherent SPF. i used to get 3rd degree burns, i mean i would burn through baby sunscreen with an SPF of 75. when i lived in mexico i went naked on the beach daily in 100 degree carribean sun wearing nothing but coconut oil. not once did i burn the entire time i was there. no joke.                                                         • Makeup Remover – never again use a chemical concoction or rub your poor face raw trying to remove waterproof mascara. coconut oil + cotton ball = nature’s natural wonder remover.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Moisturizer – once i found coconut oil i never looked back. its  my-go to head-to-toe body quencher- absorbs quicker than other oils, nourishes the skin, and its soothing diversity makes it a fail-safe for even sensitive areas.•Minimize Pores – daily dabs will help visible pores disappear.                                                                                                          • Oily Skin Zapper – seems weird right? but a dime-sized amount will help reduce oily t-zones. wear under makeup

Hair:

• Dandruff – add to shampoo for symptomatic relief of dandruff. coconut oil assists in the control of oil secretion from your scalp- which contributes to the cause.                     • Skin protector- Hair dye –use as a protector against inadvertantly dying your skin by applying along the hairline and on the ears prior to your next dye job.                              • Conditioner/ Hair Treatment – the hidden-gem secret of curly-haired girls the world over. add to your conditioner. use as a conditioner or deep treatment. apply liberally to hair and scalp, wrap in a hot towel for an hour or leave in overnight- for a protein-building, silky, nourished and shiny mane.                                                                                   • Hair Product – use as a defrizzing balm or a hair gel to hold in place. use a quarter sized amount in your palm and massage from root to tip, scrunch hair or apply to strands as desired.
• Hair Fortifier  –   bonds to the hair follicles rendering them super strong and forified.                                                                                                                                                            • Pre- wash hair treatment– massage into hair prior to your shampoo to reduce frizz, and boosy moisture and shine.
• Split end healer : apply daily to split ends- coconut oil helps repair damage to the hair, seal the cuticle and prevent future splits.

Hands & Nails:

• Nail Polish Quick Dry — apply via spray-bottle to freshly painted nails for a quick-dry fix
• Nail Strengthener & conditioner: use it as a treatment on finger and toe to repair cracked, brittle nails. apply daily to nourish and fortify – leaving nails shiny and healthy looking.                                                                     ;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • • Hand Cleanser– literally the best hand cleaner on the planet. removes everything from wax to paint to turmeric-yellow-nails, to garlic to grease to oil based products             • Cuticle Cream –use as a cuticle serum or whilst getting a manicure- to aid in removal of cuticles

Ears:

• Ear cleanser – add a touch on a qtip for to help remove ear wax.

Mouth & Lips:

• Balm for lips – arguably the best lip balm on the planet. its natural SPF helps protect lips whilst doing softening work…stays lubed for hours.

• Toothpaste – see above on oral health and oil pulling. alone or combined with peppermint oil this liquid gold makes the best whitening, brightening way to clean teeth. and being fluoride free- is of infinite benefit.

Eyes:

•Eye Cream – apply on lids, under eyes, to brow bones and around the entire eye area in the AM + PM for a superfood serum with an  anti-puffy, anti-aging punch.
•Eyelash Conditioner – use a mascara wand to apply to lashes, or add to your mascara tube for extra conditioning and growth promotion.

Tricks, Tips, Secrets

• Deodorant – homemade- anti-toxic deodorant. use it alone on underarms or blend up an eco-stick by combining any of the following: baking soda, arrowroot powder, essential oil + beeswax and aloe

• Sunless Tan Lotion -for those peeps who dig a self-tanning, i’ve heard te;; mixing coconut oil with nutmeg and coffee grounds will work in place of the streaky orange goo.

• Varicose Veins – helps hide and heal

• Tattoos – for its obvious healing and moisturizing capacity- coconut oil can do a bangup job as tattoo-goo.

• Vitiligo + Hyperpigmentation – helps restore pigment, remove dark spots and heal patchy skin from rosacea and other skin syndromes
Wrinkle reduction and prevention– rubbing coconut oil on winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues to bring back that youthful look!

• Wax Removal – post body and eyebrow waxing use coconut oil to remove the leftover wax and soothe irritated skin.

Pets:

As good as this nectar is for us it’s equally as useful for your feline and canine and other furry friends. • Daily dosing will aid in nutrient absorbtion, improve digestion, boost immune system, heal disorders like IBS, colitis and colic and will assist in the elimination of hairballs. Heal arthritis, help in weight loss, boost energy and the medium chain triglycerides have been proven to decrease amyloid buildup of protein that afflicts aging dogs.

• Start with supplementing your pet’s diet with about 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight 2X per day. recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily when taken internally.

• Heals bites, stings, wounds, fleas, dry skin + allergies and other issues that animals tend to agitate. Apply to affected area or all over coat 2X/day for as long as required.      • dosing and conditioning your pets will result in a super-shiny coat.
• Prevents& treat infections like fungus and candida and reduce skin allergies- once my cat erupted with an all over allergy from an unknown source- poor meng meng was crying and scratching for days and days on end and nothing worked- i tried wrapping her body in a sock, i tried covering her claws- anything i coudl think of to stop the spreading of the psoriasis-like skin flaking- the only thing that worked was soaking her in coconut oil 3 times a day and covering her up with a home-made bandage; in just 2 short days she was completely healed.

 A note on wee ones:

From cradle cap, to colic to diaper rash to teething to a healthy and hydrating addition to formula, the incorporation of coconut oil into baby’s life is essential. There are countless products on the market that are riddled with toxins- literally try going into the children’s department at any store and seeking out a product sans PEG, paraben, sulfate, or petroleum-based ethanols; it’s nearly impossible and terribly frightening to be introducing these carcinogens so early in life. So please take this guide and adapt it as you see fit for use in your young one’s life. I can almost guarantee that even replacing the essentials like diaper cream, baby wipes and talcs will result in a far more even tempered, healthy child.  There are no doubt countless mommy blogs out there singing the praises and offering up the recipes and secret weapons for integrating this into daily-life. If you are a mommy or a mommy to be, do your whole family a favour.

Coconut oil cleans up

• use it to clean counters, floors, stoves, sinks, toilets, remove stains from laundry, take wax out of clothing, clean silverware, protect ceiling fans from dust accumulation, wax your car, clean carpet stains and remove odours, clean walls from fingerprints and assist in the removal of stubborn wallpaper, clean and deodorize your fridge, remove stickers and other sticky substances from nearly any object, add lemon, baking soda and vinegar to make bar-none the best eco- cleaning product of all time.

…all that and you can eat it!

As if all of those sublime uses were not enough, the most prevalent use in modern culture for coconut oil is in cuisine. Since the dawn of time this oil has been held sacred an incorporated into daily diets in a plethora of creative ways that contribute to optimal health. Use it as a cooking oil or butter substitute in your gluten free baking-( use a 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing butter in recipes with coconut oil.) Add it to shakes, smoothies, juices and teas for a superfood supplementation, Use it frozen into ice-cube trays, as a salad dressing, or soup-addition, steep herbs in it for delicious extracts… the ideas are as vast as your beautiful imagination.

A Secret Weapon with more uses than duct tape.

From bases for homemade products to clean fuel for cars, to lubing up your shovels in the cold winter for easy snow-catching action ( seriously i just did this today after a massive february-dumping of snow )  to cleaning paint from your brushes, to removing gum from your kid’s hair, to freeing a stuck zipper, to stopping a squeaky mattress to lubing your guitar strings to lubing your lover… the benefits are endless and the best part is you can get as creative as you like. I will continue adding to this list as i discover more uses, but no doubt at this point – like myself you are probably asking the question- is there truly, feasibly anything this miraculous oil can’t do?!?! and my dears i believe the answer is a resounding no. In fact if there is something that you discover coconut oil is not good for, let us know and we will purchase your next jar for you. In the meantime feel free to go all cocoloco.

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My Medical Marijuana Journey; an experiment: volume five, six & beyond

article-picWell, it’s been since April that we celebrated the success of the experiment. In one month we were able to build a better, faster more competent cure.

The most amazing part of this story at an overall is that we seem to have, in a very short time- rehabilitated my reproductive system.

The results of the ultrasound shown in volume 4 were no lie. The eradication of the supposed cancerous mass proved a worthy feat and one that we undertook in faith and trepidation. Post results, however there was still no answer to the initial question and the OBGYN @ hand offered nothing in the way of solutions ( except the aforementioned hormones he was pushing. ) I decided that i wanted a second opinion. The OBGYN serving me at the time of this ordeal had not done much to help me really other than point out something that needed to be cured, which i then took it upon myself to cure… So off i went, back to the original Doctor.  After confronting her errors about pretty much everything she put forth to me, she didnt seem too interested in attesting to her true lack of knowledge in what was really going on. Each time i mentioned to one of these western medicine Dr’s that i had cured myself holistically – none seemed too interested, too surprised or expressed any further inquiry into the matter. What it comes down to, is  simple programming, these Dr’s spend half their lives being educated to work a failing system, give health advice by synthetic standards ( read: the health canada food guidelines which are stealthly crafted to manifest illness, perpetuate obesity and heart disease and boost bottom lines. ) So when it comes to the mention of anything holistic whatsoever, be it TCM, naturopathy or even a simple question of an herb you hear:  ” I cannot attest to the efficacy, there is no solid research backing, there are no standardized doses approved by any regulatory body ” etc. etc. – What those peeps do have standardized though, is a list of dismissals to pull from.

Not only do they have a lack of interest and knowledge, but they actually strive to deter you from going the natural route, for obvious reasons considering they can’t swipe a healthcard for a service not covered by OHIP – there are no big-pharma kick-backs from nature herself and the concept of integrative medicine is to many modern day Physician, still regarded as new-agey nonsense. There was a wonderful article i read in the New York Times blog- about the search for meaning in modern medicine. Which deals with the very real subject of Dr’s apathy and detachment towards humanity. For a profession that initially was built on the value of human thriving and wholistic wellness- somewhere along the century’s path- medicine, like most else- became cold and corporatized. (* i should note that i do speak in generalizations, because while the majority are cold and calculating – i have seen amazing evolutions of traditional medical doctors making the move towards integrative medicine- impressive and brave attempts at giving momentum to a renaissance in modern medicine. you know who you are, and i thank you all. )

So- well aware of the state of the system-  i patiently continued along my path with western medicine, the reality is until OHIP recognizes so called ‘alternative healing’ and naturopathic practitioners as legitimate healing options, we are responsible for investing in these ‘alternatives’ ourselves; and god bless them they deserve what they earn and more- but many of us entrepreneurs do not have access or ability to afford the massive treatment bills (  and i’d rack ’em up if i could) –  accupuncture, herbalists, chinese medicine doctors and loads of other therapeutic healing treatments, i’d do it all. But until i forge my heartcentric empire, i have little choice but to utilize my basic health coverage; in this case- for testing purposes ( MRI’s and diagnostic ultrasounds and bloodwork and the like ) and on the side, do with what natural cures i have.  After months on end of waiting,  no closer to having an actual answer to the amenorrhea or the abdominal pain-  i nodded my head through my follow-ups, requested a second opinion and smiled patiently when the appointment for my second-opinion OBGYN came in. August. (bless canada healthcare) So i’d wait until August.

All the while focusing on my clean diet which every day moved towards being raw-vegan ( if only i could stop eating cheese ), and i continued to take my medical cannabis only this time we lowered the dose. For the next months until my follow up i would adhere to a maintenance dose, once every few days- maybe once a week, sometimes every other week even- conserving the magic medicine for anything pressing that might arise.  ( including an exciting skin&bodycare line we are developing )  When my late August appt. came ’round, since I had already pretty much decided that i wasn’t too interested in much of what any western medicine dr. would have to say, I had a specific intention in mind for what i wanted from this new Specialist- to get as many tests ordered as possible, do the full work up- any and every ultrasound- Basically anything that would put me closer to having a full scope understanding of what was going on in my body. So that i could then treat myself naturally according to the imbalances.

During my first appt. with this new Specialist, of course i also had to nod my way through her own opinion which yielded what the she described as a ‘presumptive diagnosis’ – ( which basically means she doesn’t know shit and is pulling something out of her educated ass- similar to what most western dr’s do…) She proclaimed with near utter certainty, that i was suffering from Asherman’s syndrome- which is basically an infertility sentence- but in reality a syndrome that occurs when you undergo a D&C either post-miscarriage or abortion. It happens when the Surgeon gets a little agressive with the suction or slippery with his tools and basically injures your insides, thus leaving scartissue that once healed up results in a variety of symptoms from fusion and closing off of the fallopian tubes to endometriosis to a slew of other not so nice side effects- some of which i was experiencing.

I was told it would be highly unlikely i would be able to bare children; and if this was indeed the case my only option remaining was to take the previous prescribed high level hormone dose to see if my body would essentially re-set itself, begin ovulating and produce mentruation… ( for what? ) Still unwilling to go this route i dug deeper to push my strategy. I could go for a Hysterosalpingogram which is basically a procedure wherein they shoot a specified amount of saline/dye solution into your reproductive system in order to generate an image that is easier to read, as the dye passes through the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes. The pictures can show issues such as injury, damage or abnormal structure of the organs, or in severe cases- full blockage that would prevent an egg moving through the fallopian tubes into the uterus.  A resounding yes rang through the room as i agreed to challenge her ‘ presumptive diagnosis’ – and off i went with a requisition for more bloodwork to check hormone levels and a pending-date with an ultrasound machine.

1 more week passes, ( the six month mark since i began to dig into this issue ) …i receive the appointment date. All the while in my personal life i was dealing with the death of a loved one and the return of an ex with whom i had an abusive relationship- so my challenge heightened with a barrage of unexpected stress. Through memorial planning and mourning i made my way to the ultrasound appointment, which was a two part test. One half i would endure one week and a week later return for the second half. The latter being when the Dr. on hand explained to me, as she finished up injecting the dye and receiving the image on the tv screen beside me – everything looked clear. There was no sign of asherman’s. my fallopian tubes were fully open and according to my body- i could facilitate pregnancy at any time. Wow. A big sigh of relief swept through my entire body as i had actually begun to accept the notion that i might never bare children, which in my late teens and early 20’s wasn’t really on my radar- but through the experience of losing a child, i had gained the knowledge that i indeed wanted one. My follow-up appointment was 4 weeks from the time of this test, in between i got the bloodwork required of me and continued my healthy lifestyle, only this time i eased up nearly completely on the cannabis. Reserving what little was left for emergencies…

The followup was 3 days ago. Into her office i went, feeling certain and uncertain all at once, still not knowing what the truth was and i was definitely not expecting what was to come. The ultrasound results were perfect, my reproductive system had made a full recovery it seemed ( i was met with apathy as i shared with her the notion that i’d been treating myself naturally ) She smiled, though seemed confused that her ‘presumption’ had been incorrect and was ready to dismiss me until she opened the bloodwork results which confirmed high levels of prolactin. A breast exam in which she squeezed my nipples which resulted in a release of liquid, confirming that this bloodwork diagnosis was indeed affirmative, and from there she proceeded to explain the potential causes . Prolactin is a peptide-hormone produce by the pituitary gland, that fulfills a variety of functions including immune system regulation and in the case of pregnant women- it is the hormone that promotes lactation.  Why would an un-pregnant 32 year old woman who does not take pharma meds, nor have any diseases to speak of and is in pretty good physical condition have high prolactin levels? Well as it seems this can be caused by a variety of things- none of which i am a candidate for – except the most troublesome – a brain tumor. Pituitary to be exact. Not a word anyone really wants to hear in an otherwise seeming routine appointment.

There is alot of information out there regarding this type of tumor and interestingly a statistic said that nearly 1 in 1000 people out there have one. For the most part these tumors are benign and do not cause any issue although there are exceptions: – the other side of this can bring suffering in the way of infertility, menstrual issues, sickness, vision problems, and for those tumors that are malignant it can mean cancer with the potential to spread.  I was sent on my way after a series of questions from me resulted in little enlightenment from her. I suppose in her mind her work was now done. I was to get more blood taken, be passed off to an Endocrinologist, sent for an MRI and basically thrust back into the system yet again. So as i left the office, somewhat confused by the idea that i might actually be suffering from a brain tumor- i laughed. I laughed because in certain circumstances there is not much else that can be done. I laughed because i wasn’t quite ready to cry ( i’m still not ) I laughed at the utter hilarity of it all.. wondering silently could i have done anything differently, could i have prevented this from happening, is she really just full of shit? does she even know what she is suggesting is a possibility? I had no answers, and so i laughed. At the very least that laughter would be met with a sigh of relief once i arrived home and took another dose of oil.

So i had come full circle- from curing ‘cancer’ with cannabis, back to a seeming square one- where all is uncertain and without confirmation or negation – and i have only my own tools of empowerment to lead me as i wait patiently for yet another appointment to come. Interestingly after doing some research on the subject i have learned that according to some studies- marijuana actually has a significant effect on the prolactin levels in humans. All in all, a comedic irony- if at the end of it all – it comes down to the cure being the inadvertent instigator of the ‘disease.’

In the next weeks until i meet with the Endocrinologist to get her take, I will be documenting my experimental treatment to see if i can by way of holistic healing, beat my body to the proverbial punch.

update: 4 months have passed since my last update here and in that time i have been mostly in a waiting phase, i saw the so-called specialist @ women’s college hospital in Toronto who in effect sent me off on the same journey as all the other western medicine peeps tried to- a high level hormone diagnostic treatment. here is an update video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv8hqpzVScA

update: April 2014, a full year has passed since i began this experiment, and as i continue my own journey, I have re-integrated a daily dose of plant medicine along with a high dose of vegan omegas. The question i am posing to both the plant and to myself i suppose is whether i am able to successfully regulate my hormones with this regimen. In addition to this i have been receiving much feedback from readers whom have connected with my story and have been in similar situations themselves, with little to no answers from western medicine, i continue to collect as much wisdom as possible and as a sidenote: I have been polishing this series for publication in various relevant magazines as well as considering its editing for a book on the topic. Continued feedback is honoured.

if you haven’t yet:  for those of you out there- whom in one way or another, have been effected by cancer- or any other destructive disease- i petition you to please take a look at the many many documentary films available out there- to educate you on the healing alternatives that exist. Primarily as related to cannabis as a cure- please watch any of these:

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Nourished Warrior Wellness: FUEL | clean eating

: manifesting a meal plan that empowers : vol. 1 |  SHOPPING part 1

In our previous articles we discussed the dangers of dealing with GMO’s, Any product produced by Monsanto- and the health-washing that is so widespread that is is keeping consumers confused about what the fuck they can actually EAT in this day and age. We feel you, dude. We have been struggling through the same suffersome bullshit near each and every time we enter a grocery store, and it never gets any easier- especially with the new and improved ways in which marketers and manufacturers have sneakily continued to produce chemical-ridden food- touted as ‘natural’. ‘eco’ or even ‘organic’- they continue to produce food that is totally toxic, and think they are pulling one over on you when you cleverly pull out your app- that tells you what the un-pronouncable ingredients on that label mean- and they have found a new way to rename the synthetic evils and get em into the products without you being any the wiser. The reality is that there are some great APPS out there to help you on your journey through the grocery store aisles::

we recco: What’s in my food?

Lapka which calls itself a ‘personal environment monitor’

ISCANMYFOOD- which lets you scan the labels for chemicals as you shop

Chemical Maze -” The ultimate shopping guide to decode the Food Additives and Cosmetic Ingredients Maze”

and CPSI chemical cuisine

– those are just a few of the many many apps that are becoming more available every day, for the smartphone user to wisen herself up to what’s potentially harmful, especially when shopping for nourishment.

Companies are evolving along with the technology and still stealthy getting the shit into our foods but we can arm ourselves with wise-shopper weaponry, to out-wit the wankers who want to sicken us.

Now that we have provided a few tools for empowerment, to wield on your grocery store journey, let’s have a look at what is actually safe to buy from the grocery store shelves.

Pretty much goes without saying to NEVER BUY- any produce that is not organic, there are levels of toxicity- sure, but regardless your optimal wellness requires NO chemicals whatsoever, not even in small amounts and nearly every piece of produce available in grocery store departments, is coated with herbicides, pesticides of what measure- you might never know. Having said that- there is a rule of thumb in this particular area- its called the ‘dirty dozen & the clean 15’ which will illustrate to you, the top 12 filthiest fruits and veggies, along with the cleanest 15 you can buy non-organic. Here is a handy healthy-chart with which to wield on your grocery store journey.

eatcleanchartComing up next where we will examine specific grocery stores, specific food items to purchase, and manifesting a meal plan that empowers.

#keepstrivin’forthrivin’

-the nourished warriors ♥

My Medical Marijuana Journey; an experiment: volume four

Today is the day, April 9th came around pretty quickly, and in all honesty that last – less than month of my life, feels a little like a whirlwind of emotion, empowerment and interesting physical changes… having been treating myself since the 16th of March, i have come to enjoy cannabis oil as a part of my daily supplement regime and not only did i receive some incredibly encouraging ultrasound results- but i have noticed a plethora of other ‘side-effects’ of this particular plan of plant-based action… my skin is better, my hair looks healthier, i am sleeping, for the first time in years- at a decent hour and getting a consistent amount of rest and i have noticed that i seem to be also losing a bit of weight- there aint that much excess to lose, in reality- however i am cool with a few extra pounds dropping off. Spiritually as well,  i have most certainly felt the side effects of introducing CBD-rich cannabis into my diet. For one thing, i have seen a whole other level of truth seem to just blow wide open. I have always known that in the larger sense, society is outta wack. We live in a controlled environment, with constant barrages of information being both consciously and subconsciously implanted into our psyches. However, since the 16th of March, consequently when i began the medical cannabis journey- i also received a quantum pendant in the mail, so perhaps a combination of scalar and hemp energy is causing higher planes of knowledge to unfold in front of me… I have learned in the last weeks, some disturbing levels of truth- with regards to how our culture is very carefully crafted by those in omnipresent positions of power, how we are a culture fed dis-information, and consistently taught how to obey, how to alienate and how to break down the foundations of our humanity. Ego is celebrated, unity is disregarded and destroyed by the notion that we live in a world where its all about looking out for #1, it’s all about competition, being numero uno in class… all of that truth aside what it seems to come down to is harnessing our own power. Taking matters into our own hands and exercising the free will we were given in this life… and for me- that has meant challenging the system, challenging what Western Medicine has told me, and looking for a better way, a more healthy way, the way less travelled.

I made it to the Dr’s office a few minutes before my appointment, and i waited patiently amidst a room full of children and mothers – interestingly enough this really inspired in me a mental and emotional re-iteration of the fact that, wow- i really do want to have my own children one day and so this journey has become about something bigger than just my potential ‘disease’- it has become about preserving my ability to exercise the miracle of procreation… The Dr’s appt. went just as i thought it might, i waited in the check-up room, the computer screen happened to be open- and of course i could not contain my curiosity and sneaked a peek at the lab results- of which i have posted a picture here.

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ultra-result

here’s a basic overview of how it went down:

– he opened the reports and lab results, he said he could not find anything-everything looked clear and good. He seemed to be baffled by the ultrasound, and spent most of the appointment with a very weird look on his face…..Then he proceeded to do another internal exam and was baffled by the fact that the giant mass which previously was subject of such worry- seemed to be completely, and entirely, GONE. …Albeit encouraged, he was a little pissed that i did not take the hormones, ( because despite the (unbeknownst to him ) fact that we seem to have cured “cancerous growths” with medical cannabis he still doesn’t know why i don’t have a period.) His solution was something to the effect of ingesting the high level hormones  immediately and then returning for a potential permanent prescription of the same. ( the jist of logic being – if i want to ever have kids- i better. )

At an overall his bedside manner left much to be desired… as i quizzed him on the supposed PCOS diagnosis, “exactly how do you suppose i have PCOS- when the ultrasound showed nothing??? ” He did not have an answer- ” Well, i don’t know, but i know you have it, despite your healthy BMI, etc. etc. ” … he then gives pause- a pause that was filled with the energy of seeking for something.. and says, as he looks up at my forehead, making a gesture on his own ” Oh, well i see a bit of acne there!”/// A little in shock, i responded yes- i have been working out more intensely”… Ultimately that comment was completely un-necessary, nothing more than trying to justify mal-diagnosis by pointing out three tiny blemishes on my forehead and passing them off as symptomatic justification that i actually have a disease, that he seems to want me to have!

The long and short of it is, that he had no explanation at all for why he used the words cancer- etc. with me last time, and now i am showing no signs at all of it.
the reality is that i have cured it. Medical cannabis has done its duty in a shorter timeframe than expected and while there are many things still up in the air, and unanswered the ‘un-identified mass’ has been destroyed by the plant medicine.

I did not tell him about my alternative treatment regimen he did not seem open to it, ( or anything for that matter ) so i left that part out, simply all the while acting relieved and surprised that my body had done its own mending…i asked him for copies of the reports, and left with a requisition for more blood work, a strict order to ” take the hormone pills” and a feeling of alleviation, accomplishment and awe.
i will get the blood work done, get copies of it- and get a second opinion elsewhere to be sure of everything because there is still no logic for why my abdomen seems to be in consistent pain ( though lessened with the hemp oil )… and i have no menstruation.
but at an overall, the most amazing part of this story- is that we seem to have, in a very short time- rehabilitated my reproductive system.

For those still in doubt, i have posted a video update of my results as well, just to give you a closer look at the sincerity that i am striving to present all of this with. I have no ulterior motives here, i am not trying to discredit nor advocate any alternative treatment over another.. all in all this series has been about my own personal journey to healing with medicinal cannabis and along the way, i have been documenting my results, allowing the plant to do its work within me, and doing my best to facilitate a healthy temple for healing… i intend also to share a brief overview of all of the tools i have incorporated into my healing regimen… the main tool of course being the cannabis itself- however there are many other lifestyle based things that i also do, on a daily basis that i do believe has only added to the plant’s ability to do its work within me.

for those interested in what a day in my life looks like in terms of my activities wellness, i will be posting very shortly- an overview of that. Along with a series that is devoted to Nourished Warrior wellness plans, these will include meal plans, food education and tips, exercise tips, and a whole bunch of other wholistic – minded goodness. Eventually we will be launching a service for those whom are interested in adopting a Nourished Warrior wellness and lifestyle plan, but for now- its all about sharing the wisdom that we have, on wellness- and the exciting experimental successes that have brought me from cancer to cure in less than 30 days.  In the next twelve months i will be moving from a regular cannabis treatment to a whole food clean diet, and upon the way documenting my progress…with updates to come as i make my way through the next series of specialists.

in the meantime, for those of you out there- whom in one way or another, have been effected by cancer- or any other destructive disease- i petition you to please take a look at the many many documentary films available out there- to educate you on the healing alternatives that exist. Primarily as related to cannabis as a cure- please watch any of these:

read volume five

what is a warrior?

While i have almost simply assumed that all whom arrive here, are already aware of what it means to be a warrior, but this morning i was inspired to share a perspective on it- beyond our initial creed

Traditionally, the word Warrior – equates with the idea of ‘fighting’, ‘battle’ or conflict. Dictionary.com describes it as the following:

war·ri·or

[wawr-ee-er, wawr-yer, wor-ee-er, wor-yer] Show IPA

noun

1.

a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
2.

a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.
If i were dictionary.com i would be removing ‘politics’ from equating with this term, however this gives a pretty decent jist as to just how this word is perceived in modern society.
Our perspective is much more idealistic, to us- the word warrior is less about fighting and more about love, and advocating endlessly that which we love. Empowering our purpose by devoting ourselves fiercely to brazenly fighting for its success, nourishment and thriving of our ultimate and collective journeys. Being a warrior is about bravely adhering to our path, unwaveringly serving the highest level good and light and uncompromisingly allowing ourselves to be – incredibly strong, willful and wise, humble, vulnerable and wise enough to nourish each facet of our nature as we move towards this higher consciousness, this better world, this greater reality- wielding our weaponless weapons of war- war against ego, war against ignorance, war against war itself and the mentality of the weak whom support a failing system, who buy into a mindless culture, who are duped by a heartless idea that we are all separate.
Part of the vision for the Nourished Warrior is based upon the idea that while as Warriors we must inevitably fight, we also must be wise enough to be weak. Be courageous enough to be small, be evolved enough to know the difference between thriving and flailing.
As we continue to develop to Nourished Warrior, we will be drawing some archetypes for you to identify with, some unique ways to align with the concept of being a warrior.
The nourishment we will seek to provide will differ for each Warrior- and during our evolution we will strive to bring all the best in healing, empowerment tools for each and every type of conscious warrior in the world, today.
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“We may think of peace as the absence of war, that if the great powers would reduce their weapons arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we will see our own minds – our own prejudices, fears, and ignorance.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

what is a warrior?

a way of thinking,

a way of being,

a way of life,

a way of perseverance,

a choice to perceive life as a series of challenges to be overcome,

a knowing. a knowing that we have all that we need encoded within us, and the warrior’s divine birthright is to reclaim it.

a path of faith,

of non-attachment,

a path that champions the heart,

a path of seeking- for the universe always blesses us with what is sought…

faith that darkness will inevitably bring light,

a path of discipline, honor and respect for the mind, the heart, for all life and our inextricable connections to all that is.

the warrior walks the path- kissing the earth with one’s feet… for the earth is the same as own temple.

the spirit of the warrior is a revolution,

It is a revolution.

the warrior inspires revolutions in understanding, revolutions in awakening, revolutions in compassion,

and proceeds with a beginners mind,

unafraid to stand naked in vulnerability and understand that in that moment we are at our most powerful…

a warrior knows the war is in our soul.

our egos presenting our most villainous foe.

the warrior knows each moment is pregnant with infinite possibility, and strives to live within each instance.

the warrior knows enlightenment is not a destination, but a state that’s within us- the warrior knows presence is key.

a believer in miracles,

a steadfast advocate for equality,

a warrior honours your beliefs,

a warrior questions their own, for with abandonment of belief we see truth.

a warrior recognizes suffering, and through clarity, calmness, & strength, it’s transformed.

certain our thoughts can change our reality we align our minds with our hearts,

defending the truth with humility,

armed with a hunger to learn,

we move patiently, consciously, fearlessly through our obstacles wielding our arms to meet ultimate victory-

the ultimate outcome of all battle – love.

a warrior fights for love, love of life, family, for community, for goodness, for humanity,

for all the wonder and the promise and the possibility swollen within the heart-

we build an arsenal,

empower ourselves with wisdom,

with veracity,

with unfailing devotion to achieve that ultimate reward-

to live in love.

the warrior is a storm,

a fire,

a force of nature compelled by steadfast knowing that all is impermanent,

and we can only strive to thrive in our own epic- heroes in our own lovestory.

the warrior’s creed connects us all.

-R.

“A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing, when in effect he knows nothing.”

-Carlos Castaneda

my medical marijuana journey: an experimental series: volume three

UPDATED | June 2017

it has now been several years since i documented this initial treatment journey and on a daily basis it still receives many hits as well as many emails from readers whom are seeking insight, clarity and guidance on this subject, and to that end i have made some important updates, additions, elaborations and clarifications. i will be going through each and every volume of this series and providing updates and additional knowledge and insights wherever possible. In the interim, i extend to anyone who is currently dealing with a health issue or seeking support in reaching optimal wellness, an invitation to connect with us directly, if there is something we can do to support you, especially if you have landed here by way of seeking out information on alternative cancer treatments- or if you are a woman who is undergoing hormonal issues or reproductive challenges, please reach out if you feel it is right for you. There is so much holistic wisdom to discover and, as it is our duty to serve the awakening and empowering of humanity, our goal is to empower you become a Nourished Warrior – and help you build an arsenal for thriving.

original story in italics | updates in green

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It’s been 16 days since i began this journey, and having made the move from the capsules i articulated previously, directly to an oil version of this treatment- i have noticed a considerable difference in my need for sleep, it’s as if the plant is re-stacking my DNA from a cellular level, eradicating anything unnatural or cultivated from synthetic means- in the entirety of my system…

Last wednesday i went for an ultrasound: i posted a video on the results here.

It was pretty shocking to say the least- to walk into the sonographer’s office and see that the view of my insides from the ultrasound machine- was completely CLEAR! … how could i have had an entire reproductive system, riddled with fibroids and follicles and an unidentified mass that was potentially cancerous- just 10 short days before that??? The ultrasound technician, in fact, was so impressed by the health of my uterus she complimented me on the photos in such a way that it seemed she might want to keep them as evidence of what natural medicine is capable of- I shared with her my experiment although not the nature of the medicine, and she was slightly shocked but definitely delighted to hear of another case in which a patient had cured themselves through natural means…During the ultrasound she seemed incredibly confused as to why i was even in her office at all, she quite literally could only see a view of a very healthy uterus, showing no signs of PCOS, no signs of a cyst, no signs of any abnormalities whatsoever, and i left her office with a sense of disbelief and profound relief- even while i still need to visit the specialist again on the 9th in order to receive the biopsy results, but from an ovarian and uterine standpoint i seem to be nothing if not vital, well, healthy and perfectly normal for a 32 year old woman.

This put a little bit of an unexpected twist on my plans to continue this series, and documenting the progression of healing which we originally thought would at least be as long as the wait until my next appointment as high-quality medicinal cannabis can typically take up to one month to build a cumulative effect in the body and build momentum enough to begin the eradication of cancer cells. 

as a vital sidebar here, it needs to be said, that all of this ( i.e the statements speaking to the success of cannabis use to treat disease  )  is subjective statement which is wholly dependant upon the individual, one’s holistic health status, the type of diagnosis, the stage and duration of disease in one’s body and whether or not one has been subject to any type of conventional treatment models- i.e chemotherapy, radiation, invasive surgeries and procedures and the host of other so-called traditional oncological ‘treatment’ protocols, ( which for critically ill patients unfortunately is more of a death sentence than a life saving prescription) cannabis can certainly improve the quality of life for all patients in all stages, immediately relieving some of the vicious symptoms resulting from the aforementioned side-effects of western medicine but for those who are undertaking a serious and time-sensitive, alternative approach to ‘cancer’ specifically-  the action of Cannabis and its ability to heal the body is categorically reliant upon 3 fundamental things 1- the current state of health 2- the timing of treatment and 3- the quality of the medicine*  ( *see updates below for additional information on this as well as more to follow in separate articles )

Having said that- at this juncture, there are currently alot of unanswered questions for me, were the doctors wrong? was there ever any suspected cancer to begin with? did they read the first ultrasound wrong? was he mistaken in thinking i had a giant cyst?       ( not even mentioning the immediate question- which is why a Dr. would even bring up the word ‘cancer’ without any diagnostic evidence to back it up..?

( UPDATE: this question that cropped up for me then, now certainly makes a whole lot more sense 4 years later, revising this article with profound knowledge gained around the ‘healthcare’ system as a whole ( from big pharma’s strangle-hold on the entire medical industrial complex to suppression of natural cures and alternative therapies to more nefarious goings-on such as false-diagnosis-for-profit ) the full scope of this truth is staggering ) Particularly revolting is the billion dollar ‘business of cancer’ … ( a highly organized monopoly inclusive of: Pharmaceutical companies, a system of charities who collect money for ‘research’, plus Medical Associations ( AMA etc. ) and a host of Federal agencies ( which vary by country but in the US would include the FDA etc. ) …to take on disclosing this breadth of understanding in entirety, requires several new instalments to this series, which are currently in-production- however; as a prelude, i would offer the following  for your consideration and to serve as a tool to further your own personal research-

1. Cancer doctors have a financial incentive to give you toxic chemotherapy treatments, even if you don’t have cancer {  See this article for information on the unravelling story of US Doctors, who have been facing prosecution for intentional false-diagnosis to push cytotoxic chemotherapy treatments } http://www.naturalnews.com/048394_chemotherapy_cancer_diagnosis_medical_fraud.html

2. The Cancer Industry is too prosperous to allow a cure the ‘cancer factory’ continues to be a multibillion dollar piggybank filling the pockets of the few, while countless patients suffer needlessly. Please visit this article for historic documentation, scientific facts on treatment, financial statistics and the truth about Physicians and the cancer factory } http://www.naturalnews.com/055697_cancer_industry_big_pharma_natural_cures.html

2b – among the plethora of often buried evidence scientific and otherwise- over the last 30 years alone- here are a few choice quotes around ‘standards of care’

  • Top doctors: “Chemotherapy, is one of dozens of procedures shown to ‘give no benefit’ a list was created by 11 top specialists, who were each asked to think of five prominent health-care treatments they felt provided little to no patient benefits; Academy of Medical Royal Colleges ( AMRC) said that “chemotherapy cannot cure terminal cancer, The treatment is ‘by its very nature toxic’ – Therefore, the combination of failing to achieve a response and causing toxicity can ‘do more harm than good.’ 
    http://www.naturalnews.com/055790_cancer_chemotherapy_ineffective_medicine.html
  • A 2004 study also found that cytotoxic chemotherapy does very little towards enhancing cancer survivors’ 5-year survival rates. Research, led by scientists from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre of the Royal North Shore Hospital, located in Sydney, Australia, raised serious questions about the actual efficacy of curative and adjuvant chemotherapies. What they found was that chemo only contributed 2.3 percent to the 5-year survival rate in adults, and in the U.S., that number dropped to 2.1 percent.
  • The AMRC urges doctors and patients to question whether or not particular treatments are necessary and while i am not a medical professional i certainly share the sentiment. The word ‘cure’ is rather a loaded term. Its very definition infers a restoration of health, a healing ‘ making well, whole, or right. ‘ I would pose to any readers whom are currently in the midst of dealing with ‘disease’ whether it is your own, or the illness of a loved one, to examine the current course of action being prescribed to ‘cure’ said illness, consider the statement which is very often made by those who are undergoing allopathic cancer treatment ‘ the cure is worse than the disease‘ – a statement which for those who have been subject to the abuses of the for-profit industry, must ring true. If you are on this page, reading these words, chances are that you are already of the mindset that these conventional methods are not serving the proposed purpose and have opened your mind just enough perhaps to google one of the keywords which led you here, which is the first step on the journey to true healing. In the age in which we live, information is a crucial currency to waking up and taking control over your own destiny. The truth is, that the truth is… terrifying, but beyond that terror is liberation. Beyond the fear that is instilled by every aspect of our programmed reality, is an understanding that your birth right is to thrive.

2c- it’s in the numbers:  

  • 17,435,275 = the number of deaths via chemotherapy since January 2000 – BIG PHARMA’S CHEMICAL WARFARE ON HUMANITY DWARFS THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS KILLED BY ALL WORLD WARS AND ACTS OF TERRORISM COMBINEDWhile drug companies profit billions, people are dying by the millions. For some real perspective on the numbers, visit the Big Pharma Death Clock- developed by the Health Ranger to statistically show the impact of those only concerned by their bottom line… http://www.pharmadeathclock.com
  • In America the reality is that 1 in 3 people will have cancer in their lifetime; a crazy number given that in your Grandparents time it was more like 1-15- the sickest part of this ( IMO ) is that patients are actually getting younger and younger.

( a personal experience sidebar: A member of my extended family, was diagnosed with testicular cancer at just 28, just a few years after he was married. He had all the benefits of a universal healthcare system at his disposal ( or rather-whatever poor excuse for care can actually be called ‘benefits’ under the OHIP i.e- the Ontario Health Insurance Program ) and 4 years later, many rounds of chemo and radiation later- he has had both of his testicles removed and i can only imagine the impact that this has had on his young marriage and their dreams for the future, even in a country where we are supposed to be blessed by government subsidized healthcare, even in a time where all of the information on alternative treatments is widely available, he is still now barely into his 30’s and has gone through far more poison and suffering than one should ever have to deal with at such a young age. The thing that shocked me the most is running into his mother the other day in the grocery store, inquiring as to his health- it came about in the conversation that testicular cancer has become ‘a young man’s disease’  equally shocking to me is the notion that this generation is speculated to be the first ever who potentially will be outlived by their parents. How is it that with all of the wisdom, all of the possibility, all of the potential for living a thriving life, that is available to us… We are dying before we reach middle age?! This is baffling and at once incredibly nauseating to me, knowing that for the most part these diseases are not only curable but preventable! Unfortunately, largely this vital knowledge reaches very few people due to a myriad of factors from controlled media perception to misinformation campaigns to disinformation agendas, and the root of much of the suffering and fallout from that traditional cancer ( and disease treatment in general ) is fear. plain and simple- fear. Manufactured fear which is seeded into the collective unconscious like a sleeper cell, awaiting activation- or more accurately in the case of so many patients- awaiting diagnosis. It is this fear which creates perhaps the biggest obstacle to natural healing- which was affirmed by my experience watching this young man turn his back on the cannabis solution that we offered – and instead following the fear-based protocols layed out by bigpharma funded oncologists… sadly this is a story which is all too common in the times in which we live. It is not unique and happens an uncalculable amount of times per day. Still every moment, the agenda washes your brain into believing that you have only the options set before you by those who line their pockets with your illness. The medical industrial complex is a fear factory with cancer as its primary boogey man. And the human side of that is that the so called ‘run for a cure’ has become a ‘run from the cure’

– back to the original documenting of my experience: i was speaking to the many questions which had at this juncture crept up into my consciousness- alongside the initial inquiry as to why the fuck a Dr. would even bring up the word ‘cancer’ during my first visit to him.  ( i understand of course that during an examination in which he discovered a large mass in my ovary- this would be the general course of action for his profession … however there is bedside manner amidst all else, isnt there? )…. And, might i add here- for those women like myself who are seeking answers for any issue related to their reproductive systems- please, please educate yourself prior to any appointments wherein you might face examination that includes a potential biopsy. Because what i went through, on the table that day was literally in the top 3 or so of acute painful experience. I refer to an unprecedented and unplanned for biopsy of my uterine lining, which he swore to me at the time ” wouldnt hurt a bit ”  ( how the fuck he could say that not having a uterus himself is beyond me! ) as he came towards me with 12 inch scissors and the nurse held my hand… what wasnt going to “hurt a bit” had me screaming “NOOOO, MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!” and in immediate sobbing tears from the pain. Little did i know, upon my later-research i discovered that such a procedure is meant to include pain medication &/or anaesthetic of some form, at the very least some lidocaine spray or even some forewarning; because my recollection of that experience will continue to be one of the worst medical experiences of my life. Again- For those ladies out there who are in the process of seeking medical answers for fibroids, PCOS, or any other issue which might garner a biopsy- please, please demand that they offer you something in the form of proper freezing. ) At the time i had been been in alot of pain for months and months and, perhaps showing signs of potential ‘disease’… and my mind was a spinning with questions… perhaps spurned on by the use of the word ‘tumor and cancer’ …

“Why are people terrified when they hear the word cancer? Because they know it [conventional cancer treatment] doesn’t work.” (Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D. Founder, Whitaker Wellness Institute)

post- ultrasound and much introspection i wondered how i had gone from fibroids and giant ovarian masses and biopsies to what would inevitably become a clear pathology. given the general stock-answers on ‘efficacy’ and such, typically given by western medicine doctors’ it was a tough decision as to whether i would share with him the self-treatment regime i’d been undergoing, basing the extent in which i would share- upon his reaction to the ultrasound, and how he intends to account for the things which he told me ( or rather, filled my head with ) at my previous appointment… i truly wish i could take my little iPod into his office and record his explanation of the current state of the union that is my body- and in fact if there is a way to do this on the DL, spy-styles, i believe i will try to do so – even just so i can share the reality of how a western medicine doctor addresses his potential mistakes, or addresses inexplicable healing happening in the body of a patient whom was previously thought to house potential ‘cancerous cells’..

another important addition to this content, is to draw a correlation between ‘cancer’ and women’s issues such as uterine fibroids, PCOS etc. ( all of the above i had been at one time or another been supposedly ‘diagnosed with’ ) to speak to a common misconception about cancer; It is believed & very much portrayed as a ‘genetic’ disease. When it is in fact a metabolic disease. Let me say that clearly: Cancer is not a genetic disease it is a metabolic disease. Furthering the agenda of convincing you that cancer is caused by ‘genetic abnormalities’ is the supposed ‘research’ conducted for the pharmaceutical industry which serves the drug companies bottom line and their narrative very well. They want you to believe that a ‘cure’ needs to be based upon genetics, and thus more and more drugs need to be developed to match each individual’s genetic profile and specific ‘type of cancer’ ( this inaccurate, ill-conceived belief system gets them hard-  excitement around genetics has its roots in knowing that these drugs and medical treatments only make them rich vs. offer up cures to most cancers…a belief system that fuels the sick cycle referred to as ‘ cut poison burn‘ by filmmaker Wayne Chester in the documentary ‘cut poison burn’  ) They want you to stop asking why this poison cut burn protocol is the only approved treatment for cancer. Why is surgery, radiation and chemo the only medically advised avenue? These treatments do not cure cancer. They fuel sickness and fill pockets. The narrative they would have you believe does not involve you asking questions about where the ‘cancer research’ money goes. Why has the 4decadelong, so-called ‘war on cancer’ perpetually failed to produce any cures, let alone any results at all? Why hasn’t there been any new FDA approved therapies in 100 years?  These are the questions they don’t want you to ask, their narrative would have you stand ignorantly and complicit-ly by, never questioning while every single day thousands die.. 

Cancer, like all diseases- ( the very etymology of the word ‘dis’ – ease speaks volumes )  is a disease which is cured by balancing the body. By starving out cancer cells and detoxing any and everything that it depends on, from the body it is ‘cured’ What cancer thrives on is similar to what drives women’s conditions such as PCOS…Above normal levels of insulin in the blood stream can both drive hormonal instability that leads to issues such as PCOS and fibroids and at once it provides the conditions that cancer depends on to thrive. ( Cancer cells depend on glucose to survive and proliferate ) This is just one of the links between Cancer and conditions such as PCOS, fibroids etc. there are many parallels and correlations that can be drawn here, however my intention for this digression was originally to provide a basis for why i focused so much on ‘cancer’ in this article, my story, in actuality is about the journey to uncovering answers for my own reproductive symptoms. perhaps i will focus more on the link between these diseases in the future, for now i hope this has provided even some small measure of insight… )

In addition to that nourishing, inspiring and empowering update, i would also like to briefly share a little as to how i have been feeling during the last week of treatment. We made the executive decision to switch from raw, whole-plant capsules to straight oil(s); the medicine we are using is two-fold, A- a raw supercritical extract which is undecarboxylated, thus preserving the acid molecule of the dominant cannabinoids ( i.e CBDa and THCa ) using indica dominant high-CBD flowers and with a cold-process method, extracting the divine, healing nectar in a way that strives to retain a full spectrum therapeutic effect inclusive of a full entourage of cannabinoids, and critical medicinal terpene profile.  ( not to be confused with Rick Simpson oil which is a different process and produces a different high-THC end-product vs. the high CBD, anti-mutagenic, tumor-fighting product that i am using ) the medicine itself: is the sticky consistency of a highly resinous essential oil. with quite a powerful onset, meaning i begin to feel the effects within minutes of sucking the teeny pinpoint size dab from my finger tip…

perspective: this is an excerpt from a documentary ‘ride with Larry’ a former South Dakota Police Officer and 20 year Parkinson’s Sufferer. Symptoms include severe dyskinesia, tremors, speech loss etc… Aided by A Cannabis advocate and fellow Parkinson’s patient, Larry showcases the raw power of this plant medicine.

It is of vital importance to understand that regardless of the health concern you are facing, if you are seeking optimum medicinal benefit from Cannabis, you should not under any circumstances be smoking it. I have been taking small doses of this oil three times a day, ( as is a family member whom is using high CBD cannabis oil as a substitute for pharmaceutical pain medications…results to come.. ) …in brief discussion with this family member as to how we have been feeling- we both, at the same time, bursted out with the same sentence, ” it’s like it is reprogramming our DNA”… and that is almost precisely how it feels.. it’s as if the energy of the plant medicine, once inside you- embarks on a mission to re-arrange any and everything that is out of organic-order.. i like to think of it as “ physiological feng shui” – at a cellular level, this plant transforms all that is off-kilter, all that is skewed, all that has been rendered out of place by toxins, or free radicals or by years of mal-nourishment… it’s almost difficult to articulate this feeling of being ‘restacked from the inside out’- if i can muster up the words i will post a video describing this; But for those who cannot envision by way of my words, the energetic shift that i am eluding to here:

  • SKIN: I have noticed my skin clearing up, with juice cleanses, which i have been doing once or twice a month, for 4 days @ a time )  toxins leave the body by way of urine and by way of dermis- therefore you tend to notice blemishes or imperfections that crop up after sweaty workouts, or steam baths…anything that stimulates detoxification purge..  that said; the cannabis oil seems to be taking swift care of these blemishes, leaving me with a sort of glow that i never had before without makeup, or a post-orgasm flush ) … this discovery sparked what became Bodhi Blends®: the Nourished Warrior’s apothecary. Crafting bespoke alchemies featuring organic, raw, veganic and wildcrafted phyto-fuels.  Custom crafted Bodhi-care, high-vibration elixirs, handcrafted tinctures, antidotes & ambrosias. ( for more info on accessing or inquiring about Bodhi Blends please connect with me via this page )
  • DIET: as the cannabis re-arranges my homeostasis, and re-programs me from a cellular level, i feel better, i feel stronger,  Also i have been noticing that my hunger seems to be regulating itself, for years i had a very tumultuous relationship with food and with eating ( no doubt in part to the fact that i had an unrecognized eating disorder for most of my life)… but with the plant medicine – i am told that i must eat a hefty portion of protein at least once a day… i perceive this as being a gracious host to my body’s guest, and i have been working to ensure i ingest a significant amount of raw nuts between my protein shakes each day… Coupled with periods of raw juice cleansing and phyto-fuel supplementation- weight loss is supercharged as well. ( If you are seeking to lose weight at the same time as addressing health issues- i would suggest seeking out a holistic view of your overall wellbeing prior to undertaking any strategies. ‘Diets’ are a very complex and stereotype-driven subject, and more often than not, people, women especially find themselves falling into ‘diet-traps’ which unfortunately usually end up causing more harm than good and certainly aren’t something to be considering when dealing with any illness of any kind. ) My suggestion to anyone who is meeting health challenges is always going to be to begin with nutrition. Of course, this topic most certainly requires a novel-length discourse unto itself, but as a prelude, my recco. when considering treatment of any kind, is to begin with your diet. There are so many so-called disease which can be corrected using diet alone as a means to treatment. But, the protocols for this involve a re-education around food. ( as part of the Nourished Warrior’s mission to thriving, is partnering with people to teach ‘food as medicine’we are offering consulting and strategy for those seeking healing and more info can be found via this page )
  • REST:  I have also been sleeping alot more than usual, there was a time in my life, where i was near insomniac, although i considered it being an ‘intentional insomniac’,  because i had so much fire and so much drive that i would workout 3-4 hours per day at the gym, i would arrive home and spend the next 16 hours or so working – perhaps sleep an average of 3 or 4 hours, and get up to do it all again. I am no longer able to achieve this robotic-method of pushing myself into exhaustion, when the plant energy tells me i need to sleep- i sleep. this weekend i probably slept a total of 22 hours give or take, much more than usual for me- even as i have improved my schedule from years ago- i still strive to keep sleep last on my agenda ( despite being reminded continuously by my close friend who is a complete advocate for sleep as a cure-all medicine in itself )… with this improvement in my rest, i feel my body is better able to perform the transformation that it needs to, without taxing my reserves too much. I feel clearer on what my mission in this life is, and every day i get closer to uncovering some of the answers i have been seeking for so long, whether that’s how to build a sustainable business without compromising my heart or my integrity…or how to live consciously in a world that is imprisoned by suffering and deceit….facing these questions becomes easier. Insight arrives without the anxiety that came alongside truth for most of my life…. and for this gift-  I have to take a moment to thank the medicine for continuing to align me, from the inside out- as it re-organizes my DNA and equalizes my frequency, bringing me to a higher vibration, i evolve without any need for hours of meditation or days and days of fasting, or any other ancient or esoteric tool by way to achieve that higher level.. i simply find these states within. every moment is a blessing as i begin to vibrate higher, and rid myself one by one, of the toxins of my past, and the baggage from my body- the best part about this supplementation process is that  by taking this medicine, in this way, it’s just like another herbal supplement… none of the psychoactive THC-induced effects, it’s all CBD-vibes – which in essence makes me feel as if i am glowing from the inside out.  being fundamentally shifted to a higher frequency- the plant power works its magic and it feels like i am taking a tonic of pure-life… and as a willing co-creator, as a conscious witness to this… my heart heals from its previous- breaks-a plenty-and i am but am a willing co-conspirator, acting as the temple for the battle for optimal wellness. The Nourished Warrior will always prevail.

I have only one real mission here and that is to awaken people to the breadth of potential there is for healing. For taking control of your health. Taking your wellness out of the hands of those who profit from your sickness and becoming a warrior for thriving.

Real cures are out there, within your reach and will not cost you your life, or your life-savings. For those individuals who are seeking out alternative treatments, inclusive of medicinal cannabis and would like more information, you are welcome to connect with us- via this page.

if you are seeking holistic healing and are approved for the ACMPR program in Canada- please contact us for information on a raw, full-spectrum, CBD-rich supplement. 

again i reiterate: 

i extend to anyone who is currently dealing with a health issue or seeking support in reaching optimal wellness, an invitation to connect with us directly, if there is something we can do to support you, especially if you have landed here by way of seeking out information on alternative cancer treatments- or if you are a woman who is undergoing hormonal issues or reproductive challenges, please reach out if you feel it is right for you. There is so much holistic wisdom to discover and, as it is our duty to serve the awakening and empowering of humanity, our goal is to empower you become a Nourished Warrior – and help you build an arsenal for thriving. contact via this page.

 

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