Recent studies into Alzheimer’s disease indicate the disease is not related to genetics but rather to the diet. For example, if a Japanese moved to the United States and aged in that country, their chances of coming down with Alzheimer’s disease is greater than if they remained in their own country. I only use Japanese because I live in Japan and over the years have noticed more and more Japanese elderly people with what seems to be Alzheimer’s disease. Notice too the increased consumption in Japan of what many describe as “western foods.” A recent study now suggests that marijuana may be great for reversing Alzheimer’s. So my suggestion to Japanese people with Alzheimer’s is two fold: Get off the substandard western diet and take an extended trip to a country where you can access marijuana to have a couple of joints a day.
Cannabis Is Great for Reversing Alzheimer’s
November 18, 2016
by Soren Dreier
Author: Paul Fassa
You might think I’m joking. But I’m not. Yes, the accepted perception of cannabis aka marijuana’s effect on the brain is normally forgetfulness and goofy behavior, so one may not normally think cannabis would be a positive influence for any stage of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
While in office, president Ronald Reagan declared: “… the most reliable scientific sources say permanent brain damage is one of the inevitable results of the use of marijuana.”
That declaration was based on a lone Tulane study authored by Dr. Robert G. Heath that force fed pot smoke into monkeys wearing masks, which gave them virtually no options of breathing normal air, equivalent to 30 joints daily for 90 days, after which the monkeys withered away and died.
Although autopsies confirmed many brain cells were damaged, critics claimed the monkeys brain cells suffered from oxygen deprivation, not from cannabis THC. Many attempts to duplicate Heath’s study failed. Evidently it was only designed and executed to satisfy the anti-pot agenda.
A “Lost” Marijuana Study That Didn’t Fit the DEA Agenda
But there is a study that avoided the public radar completely, forcing the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to withdraw funding on that study in 1974 when the University of Virginia Medical College researchers began observing cancerous brain cells restored to healthy brain cells in mice instead of THC causing harm to normal brain cells, the DEA’s desired outcome.
The DEA went beyond shutting that research down. All the papers from that research were confiscated and President Gerald Ford put a stop to any further research on whole plant produced cannabis while encouraging Big Pharma’s synthetic THC research.
Marijuana and Alzheimer’s