I have a friend who is a Cancer Warrior. After having gone through the gauntlet of alternative treatments and subsequent conventional medical methods (which we all know too well), when funds finally diminished, the prognosis was bleak. Miraculously, it seems that the prayers of two elderly women provided the cure, and she is back home, writing of her life changing experience. So, the following essay by Micol (her new and self-given name), is augmented by her own personal experience. May it help you to thrive!
Inflammation can be a precursor to health concerns such as cancer, diabetes and arthritis, to name a few. Here is a simple explanation of the negative impact of inflammation – when inflammation is present in the body, there is a continuous effort by the body to heal, and the healing process can go awry, causing abnormal cells to form, which may then lead to disease. So here’s the good news regarding Hemp! When Hemp protein is consumed, it does not cause any inflammation. In fact, Hemp can even be considered an anti-inflammatory food source. Hemp is easily digested, and even aids digestion by providing good enzymatic function. So why not consider adding Hemp to your grocery list?
One reason why Hemp can bring inflammation down is that it contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Not only are Omegas known to benefit overall health, they also have a natural anti-inflammatory effect on the body. In fact, studies have shown that Omegas 3 and 6 can benefit people with health problems such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis and even diabetes. Hemp also contains high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD). A 2010 Study by the American College of Cardiology Foundation, Published by Elsevier Inc. stated, “excellent safety and tolerability profile of CBD in humans, strongly suggest that it may have great therapeutic potential in the treatment of diabetic complications, and perhaps other cardiovascular disorders, by attenuating oxidative/nitrative stress, inflammation, cell death and fibrosis”. US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. [J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Dec 14;56(25):2115-25.]
In addition, Hemp contains GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), which has anti-inflammatory properties similar to essential ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). One very important thing to note about GLA is that it is essential to your diet, and is utilized by the body to create anti-inflammatory hormones.
Yet another advantage that Hemp may provide to your health is that it contains protection for your cell’s DNA due to the presence of the simple protein Edestin, which also acts as a digestive aid. Hemp is also high in anti-oxidants, minerals and plant-based phyto-nutrients.
When considering Hemp protein, hemp seeds, or hemp oil, realize that Hemp is unique, containing a perfect balance of carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Make sure when you purchase your Hemp Protein that it is not genetically modified, and if you can, be sure it is organic.
Of course, there are countless ways in which one can diminish the chances of health risks, but one of the main factors that effects your health is diet. Since Hemp has what it takes to assist you in an effort to remain inflammation free, why not add it to your existing dietary habits? Remember, Hemp is easily digested and is a natural anti-inflammatory. You have nothing to lose (except possibly some weight), and everything to gain! That’s just some of the great news about Hemp.
Mikol for Hemp.com