Video # 5 : La Marihuana, ¿una planta medicinal? (FR st ES)

Good morning as you’ve seen, terra incognita is all about getting out of our comfort zone, out of belief systems and dogmas, but also out of physical depedance of different products. I have spoken about alcohol, and today I’d like to focus on marihuana, or cannabis sativa. It’s one of the most popular drugs and whether is a medicinal plant or a drug is highly polemic in our society nowadays. However, it is clear that its consomption will sometimes lead to a physical dependance and/or addiction: and it is in these cases, that the person can loose its free will: its capacity to choose whether to smoke or not, which can lead to various problems, such as pain and ultimately the need for help and support. When we talk about cannabis, we speak about the same: the notion of pleasure and reward, connected with a physical and psychological dependance, which intertwine very close. What happens with addictions is that there is always two sides of it: a physical and psichological one. We will focus in physical addiction: most of the times it is accompanied by the multiplication of receptors specific to each drug. Since, as you know, the nervous system has receptors that work as doors, in which active principles will work as keys that will cause a whole array of processes. These receptors in cannabis are 2: CB1 and CB2. CB1 are mainly in the nervous central system and spinal cord. CB2 work mostly in the inmune system organs. CB1 and CB2 activation will cause a whole array of consequences in the organism. For CB1 receptors, 4 or 5 zones in the brain get activated first is accumbens nucleus where the reward and pleasure mecanism is located thanks to dopamine secretion. Cannabis consumption and cannabinoid presence in the central nervous system will activate dopamine’s production in accumbens nuccleus and give a sense of pleasure. Eventually, the lack of which
can cause dependance or addiction. The 2d sector estimulated by the brain is the hippotalamus, That is why when exogen cannabinoids enter the body,
appetite in anorexic patients improves. Another zone stimulated by CB1 is the cerevelum, an essential zone for equilibrium. When one smokes, one loses the sensation of equilibrium. Another zone stimulated by CB1 is the spinal cord: this explains its analgetic power (pain inhibition and decrease in nervous general reactivity) There are CB2 receptors at the inmune system organs level, which could explain the use of therapeutical cannabis, and we will talk about this later. These receptors can be activated by many products. The body has its own: anandamid. Anandamid activated directly CB1 and CB2 receptors. In cannabis, there are fitocannabinoids which activate these receptors, and in particular THC. THC will activate these receptors. The problem, when speaking about addictions, is that ingesting exogen cannabinoids to the body will multiply receptors, as an adaptative response from the body. Endogenous production will not be enough for the already increased receptors. What does this mean? Relaxing will get harder. One must comprehend that in the nervous system, there is a break pedal vs an acceleration pedal, meaning, stimuli that relax vs stimuly that stimulate the nervous system. Cannabinoids play a major role in the break and relaxation pedal. So, we consume THC to calm down our nervous system, in extreme irritation. The key question would be: ¿why is our nervous system so irritated? The answer is always the same one, going back to basics: there are toxic products in our nutrition, which attack our nervous system. These acid products act as neurotoxins: products secreted by our unbalanced gut microbiota and products coming from our nutrition. For example, gluten and dairy products. These will pass through intestinal walls, already totally eroted. When they pass, they will attack our nervous system, causing our nervous system to irritate. Since our nervous system cannot produce anandamid, which would calm it down, our body will need to look for these products outside. In the same way, dopamine lack in the whole enteric nervous system (meaning the intestins) will lead to an accumbens nuccleus overstimulation need. And as a result, we will need cannabinoids to activate this dopamine production. So, for people that are addicted to cannabis, what can we do? The cause of the problem is the hyperirritability of our nervous system: how do we decrease this hiperirritability? Stoping drastically the ingest of the most neurotoxic products we can imagine: I am talking about complex proteins found in wheat, gluten. Another dangerous product is acetaldehid,
produced in our completely unbalanced gut microbiota. The most essential is to clean the intestinal system through a complete change of attitude regarding nutrition to eliminate the most dangerous poisons that cause people to look for
sedatives to calm their nervous system down. First, before looking for external miracle, the most
important is to address the cause of cannabis need: to have pleasure and to calm the nervous system. Why do we look for pleasure? Because our body cannot produce enough endogen dopamine. Why must we calm our nervous system down? Because
there are toxic and irritating products that ulcer it. When we talk about dopamine production, studies have
proven that the cannabinoid system is stimulated by sport. Which makes me doubt whether endorfins are the ones
responsible to give pleasure with sport, it would seem as though anandamid and CB1 and CB2 activation are instead. That is why sport is vital to answer to need for pleasure and reward. Why? Because it will activate the nucleus participating in dopamine production, and this in turn, will regulate the whole nervous system. Nervous human system has a very primitive functioning:
it leads us towards actions that are good for the body. For example, physical mobility drives us automatically to dopamine production. So, we have addressed the reasons why we need cannabis: first, difficulty relaxing, second, overstimulation (overirritation) of the nervous system, lack of reward and pleasure circuit activation, and therefore lack of dopamine. All of this has a strong correlation with, first, a toxic
nutrition that will bring neurotoxic products, second, an intestinal toxicity that will liberate more toxic products in our gut. and to get to know more details about this, you can refer to previous videos. Third, dopamine production deficiency in the enteric nervous system. Fourth, a global weakness of the whole nervous system, accompanied by a weakness in the gland system, specially in the adrenal gland. This gland produces many neurotramitters that, along with dopamine, support the nervous system and its reward mecanism. There also is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands
and it’s one of the most important: pregnelonone. This hormone was injected in people dependant of cannabis and was of great help during their drug withdrawal sindrome. We will talk about this withdrawal symptom, because besides regenerating the nervous system, and besides the nutrition changes, this video’s ojective is to give practical tools to fight with this withdrawal syndrome. THC is a fatty acid, and therefore, soluble in fatty
materials. THC will not leave the body inmediately. Because of this progressif release, the withdrawal syndrome is not so violent as it is with other drugs. It is not until the 3d to the 7th day that cannabis gets liberated in major quantities. It is here when cannabinoic receptors will start to ask for their food, and something that will decrease their need is mandatory. We must help the addicted person with calming and
sedative plants that will support their nervous system: there is a plant that you can smoke and it’s great because you can also address the reflex of the smoking addiction: this plant will have a calming effect for the nervous system: artemise (artemisia vulgaris) Dry artemise is an extremely effective sedative. There are other plants such as Rodhiola which will regulate the nervous system too, because it is a natural anxiolytic. Another plant that will help
with sleeping is the gulugu root. Passiflora is excellent and can also be smoked; valeriana root in decoction to help with sleeping. Summing up, we must support the nervous system with plants such as Rodhiola, Artemise, Gulugu root, Valeriana, and/or Passiflora. The liver will also have to be cleaned because THC is metabolised there: for this we can use artichoke, lemon juice, curcuma and cardon. We must also consider that cannabis consomption modifies sectors in the brain affecting memory: to regenerate these zones, I recommend ginkgo biloba and gotukola because
they add a microvascularization effect. When we speak about withdrawal syndrome, the priority is
in sedative plants like rhodiola, gulugu, artemisa, passiflora, damiana, which can be smoked. The most essential point is: what processes lead to dependancy and addiction? Answer: A way of life that irritates our nervous system. We press too hard on the accelerator pedal and need a break far too strong to balance things off. We go look for breaks far too strong like THC. Our way of life is neurodegenerative because of many things:
our frenetic rythm, our nutrition, and our already toxic gut. There is no other way to improve it but improving our way of life. Second, the pleasure principle, that we have escaped from in our lifes, is vital, because it makes us learn and improve as individuals. We have built lifes without any pleasure: and nonetheless, pleasure, fun, happiness, are human motors. We decide for pleasure and act towards it. We believe that control and fear are drivers far more efficient than relaxation, pleasure and wellness. This is a profound mistake. We look for means to get pleasure such as
money, sex, drugs and in this case cannabis. You can look for other sedatives, but your nervous system will remain useless: the only solution is to feed the nervous system changing your way of life to have much more pleasure and wellness. Terra Incognita is all about doubting aout our preconceptions, stereotypes and feelings about our way of life and build a world with processes that are efficient for the human body, a world where wellness is worth more than control and fear. I wish all those people suffering from cannabis addiction
that they can find the tools to feel better! Happy regeneration!

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