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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, September 27, 2019

alzheimers news-will its use for pain help alzheimers research

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i can legally walk about 4 blocks and walk into the store and buy several different doses of cbd to take to take long term to see if it will slow down my alzheimers disease from progressing

cbd has antiinflammatory effects that may help to slow down the neuroinflammation that occurs up in my brain as the disease progresses
slowing down this neuroinflammation along with other things i am doing like taking care of my health eating right exercising and taking aricept (donepezil) might if i am lucky slow down this disease progression up in my brain

its that antiinflammatory effects that helps with pain control
its this effect that may help in alzheimers disease
let say instead of going 100 mph you can slow the alzheimers so it only goes 25 mph so that it takes longer to get to its destination ie death from alzheimers disease
the cliff that those with the diagnosis fall off of eventually

so anything i can do to slow the speed of this disease i want to do it
thats why i have done all those things above
thats why i have done those alzheimers research studies and plan to do more treatment studies when i can requalify ie after march 2020

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so why dont i just go down there and buy me some cbd to take every day
the true scientific research hasnt been done yet
its hampered by the fact that cbd is classified as a schedule one drug like heroin is
a cbd drug approved by the fda for use in rare epilepsy called epidiolex is a schedule 5 drug
it cost $32,500 a year
i said
i can just walk five blocks and get cbd for less than i pay for some of my prescription meds
yes thats cbd in capsule form that i have in my possession

this is the reason many folks arent using the epidiolex but instead go to their local dispensary to buy cbd to take

i talked to someone the other day that uses it to control hand tremors
the prescription meds dont work well
the cbd does

so why am i writing about cbd use

the federal government just approved 3 million dollars to research the use of cbd for pain control
no they cant study the thc component
the cbd has to be only gotten for the research from that pot farm in mississippi that the fda owns
someone needs to remove that corn cob from you know where

now 3 million dollars seems like a lot for research
its not

a study needs to be designed to study folks long term who are prealzheimers or mild cognitive impariment and give them cbd at different doses
this study will be expensive
it make cost millions to do
you need a 1,000 folks to study
they need neurological exams memory testing lots of blood work genetic tests spinal taps mri scans amyvid pet scans
when you add that up it comes to 10-100 times what the government has approved for the pain research study

the only folks who can afford that research are the federal government with monies added from the alzheimers association
to get a drug company to isolate one of the cbd components
patent it
do all the expensive research
you got it
$32,500 a year for me to take it

this study that needs to be done very well will not happen in my lifetime
maybe the millennials and the generation x folks will change all this

so thats what i may be left with
could just turn left out of our condo
walk for about a mile
turn left
walk up to the door
open it
buy my cbd that is made up of probably hundreds of different cbd compounds
start taking it
not knowing if it really will work or not
i am not going to pay some drug company all that money

whats the answer
the feds need to spend the money for the research
even better since there is tons of money in the marijuana world right now
they should fund the research i mean really true scientific research like at an university
to find out if this stuff really works

oh thats right
its not legal to do that
we are left with anecdotal treatment

the organicgreen doctor

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