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Consulting an Iridologist to Assess Causes of Parkinson’s Symptoms

Hi Robert

It’s me again! I have now seen an Iridologist twice and he has picked up on the spleen, which apparently is implicated in muscle and limb control. My Encyclopedia of Chinese Medicine book says:

“The Spleen, which is related to the stomach, opens into the mouth and controls the muscles and limbs The condition of the spleen is reflected in the lips.”

I just wondered if you or anyone else had any knowledge/experience of this?

I also have to say I found your CBD radio show interview fascinating. I already had some of this from hemp oil, but am keeping it’s use up my sleeve in case all my efforts to find the cause were to fail.

Many thanks for everything you do for us all.

Anita

Using CBD for Parkinson’s

My radio show interview with Charlotte, one of the founders of Libre, a company that offers a legal form of CBD made from hemp, has inspired a great deal of interest from listeners in using CBD for  temporary relief from Parkinson’s symptoms.  As a follow-up to the radio show, Sherrie Chastain asked me to post answers to two questions about CBD that she has been frequently asked this past week.

Of course, Sherrie’s suggestions are for informational purposes only. You are  encouraged to consult with your qualified medical professional when it comes to making decisions regarding the use and dosage of any natural supplements such as CBD.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
www.parkinsonsrecovery.com

At What Time of the Day Should I Take CBD ?

We recommend CBD be taken first thing in the morning when there is nothing in the stomach, unless there is an acid reflux issue and the amino acids in the hemp seed oil may trigger the acid reflux so use with some food to counteract the stomach acid. Taking CBD on an empty stomach will allow the body to process it faster because it is not metabolizing anything else at that time. It is recommended that one takes 10-15 drops from a 300 MG bottle, which 1 drop is equivalent to 1mg. 

Now, because everyone has a different metabolism, not everyone will get the same results. We recommend waiting 15-30 minutes to see how one feels after taking their drops. The Cancer Institute did a study and concluded that there is no way to take a lethal dose of CBD because it needs to build up in the body to make a reserve that the body can pull from, so it is ok to take more and in some cases more than 10-15 drops will be needed. 

How Often Should CBD be Taken?

This again has to do with metabolism and how much relief you get for how long. If someone takes approximately 12 drops, and they get relief in 30 minutes and it lasts 8 hours, then we know that for that person 12 drops every 8 hours is a perfect dose. 

Since CBD is a cannabinoid and our bodies are cannabinoid deficient, some people will use CBD hoping for a specific result. Then when the CBD goes into the body the endocannabinoid system may actually use it for something that the body feels is more important resulting in the feeling that the CBD is not working, because that particular symptom the user was looking for relief from was not helped. This just means the body needs more cannabinoids because the amount you are consuming is not enough to cover everything needed by the body. The Mayo clinic has a recommendation of 300 mg per day for Parkinson’s sufferers, which in retrospective these sufferers are very extreme cases which is why they are at the Mayo clinic. There are reports of relief from doses of 10 to 15 drops, which provides the data that everyone is different.

Sherrie Chastain
Libre

CBD Legalities

Last week I aired a radio interview with Charlotte Clarkson on Parkinsons Recovery Radio. Charlotte is one of the four founders of a new company, Libre, that offers CDB extracted from the Hemp plant which makes it legal to purchase and use in all states.
The radio show prompted a rash of emails and phone calls to the company inquiring about  the legality of their CBD product in light of recent, misleading news stories that were posted on the internet recently. At my request, the company prepared and forwarded the following accounting of legal problems confronted buy some manufacturers of CBD in light of their misleading claims and lack of product integrity.
“We wanted to clear up any misunderstanding that the recent press has caused about CBD legalities with the FDA.
 
Erroneous information is spreading across the Internet about CBD being made illegal by the FDA. The truth is the FDA is cracking down on companies sending out CBD products that do not really contain CBD.
 
And the FDA is cracking down on companies saying CBD can heal disease because that claim alone makes CBD a drug and regulated by the FDA, when in reality CBD is a compound that our bodies have become deficient in. Our bodies actually make cannabinoids, see the article at the bottom of this email.
 
The articles circulating have the agenda to get people to sign a petition, and the title was written to grab attention and get people to read it.
 
The FDA sent out warning letters to companies that have CBD products that the FDA tested which contained no CBD, so they were warned against that.
 
Secondly, the letters warned companies that are claiming CBD can heal disease, which by making that claim it puts CBD into the drug category and can now be regulated by the FDA. The FDA warned these companies to stop those marketing practices.
 
CBD is a compound, like Vitamin C, Amino Acids, and many other nutrients and minerals that we as Americans understand the health benefits, however, we cannot say any of those compounds heal disease.
 
CBD that is extracted from cannabis is regulated and must be purchased in a medical marijuana state with a medical card. CBD extracted from hemp is legal under H.R 525.
 
Watch the video for the bill.
This following information can be found at the link below on the FDA website itself.
 
Notice the first warning on the list has a product called “CBDy CBD Supplement Tincture” with a label that says their product contains 200mg of CBD and when the FDA tested it there was no CBD found in the product.
 
You can see the actual letters that were sent, and they basically claim since the companies are marketing their product to cure disease since that is what is stated on their websites, then an IND must be filed with the FDA for drug approval.
 
 
This is a great article that talks about how the brain makes cannabinoids, so is the FDA going to regulate our brains?
 
 
For more informatioin on CBD and a link to a CBD that is extracted from Hemp, contains no THC, is tested with analysis available on the website, is GMO free and organic, visit http://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com/cbd
 

CBD for Parkinson’s

I asked one of the founders of a brand new company that is producing CBD formulated from the Hemp plant a series of questions on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.  This particular show has elicited a great deal of interest in light of the recent research evidence on CBD to treat Parkinson’s symptoms. Here are the questions Charlotte Clarkson answered on the program:

  • Can one overdose on CBD?
  • How does one determine the optimal dose with respect to Parkinson’s?
  • How often are the quality tests performed (i.e. lab checks for toxins and such)?
  • Which product is recommended for Parkinson’s?
  • What is the cost?
  • Have you had very many individuals who have had any allergic reactions to the substance?
  • How does Elixinol compare to your product?
  • Is there any evidence that taking CBD over a prolong period of time will aid in re-generation of nerve  tissue or is it strictly similar to a pharmaceutical agent such that it only provides temporary relief with no healing properties?
  • What is the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp CBD oil?
  • What is THC? Does it assist in reducing Parkinson’s symptoms?
  • Does CBD contain THC?
  • Organic hemp oil is available in a number of different outlets. What is the
    difference between organic hemp oil and Hemp CBD?
  • Does taking CBD make you sleepy or high?

Hear Charlotte answer all of these questions by visiting the replay play of my interview with her last week:

All About CBD on Parkinsons Recovery Radio

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Olympia, Washington