A doctor who can’t recommend you marijuana might tell you your stomach or bowel disease is incurable. However, studies and empirical evidence show that cannabis can cure several stomach and bowel diseases considered incurable by modern medicine.
New research suggests that cannabis could be the cure for Crohn’s and other bowel diseases.
Celiac disease is when the immune system begins to attack epithelial cells in the small intestine after gluten consumption. When this happens, an individual may experience pain or an inability to absorb nutrients.
In the long term, people with celiac disease are more prone to diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. Research shows cannabinoid receptors can heal damage to the intestinal lining from celiac disease.
Through observation, researchers noticed CB2 receptors were stressed in the lower intestine of those with celiac. Scientists suggest targeting CB2 receptors in patients with celiac disease. Patients have reported relief and sometimes a complete cure of celiac disease after treatment with medical marijuana.
“After only six months of using cannabis, my disease was essentially nonexistent,” Mathew Distefano wrote for Relief.
“I was hoping for just a relief from my persistent symptoms. In addition to my endoscopy results, my anemia, protein deficiency, calcium deficiency, and iron deficiency had all vanished.”