Illegally Healed: Bulldozer Health in AR

http://illegallyhealed.com/no-cost-arkansas-medical-cannabis/

 

Much Gratitude to Illegally Healed!

Peace,

Wendy Love Edge

http://www.bulldozerhealth.org

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BHS Episode #23 Dr. Benjamin Ozanne, Chiropractor

Please watch this episode of The Bulldozer Health Show.  Lots of information about how useful chiropractic can be for numerous conditions including depression, pain, digestive problems and more.

Watch:

Thanks so much to Dr. Ozanne for being on the show!

You can reach him in Fayetteville, Arkansas at Ozanne Family Chiropractic, 479.439.8121

Thanks for watching.

Peace,

Wendy Love Edge

Take back your health America!

You can reach our Producer Angela Oxygen Edge on Twitter: @oxygenedge

I Smoke Medicinal Cannabis

I recently was speaking with someone about our Bulldozer Health Inc. project, and telling them that medicinal cannabis changed my life for the better.  The use of it, allowed me to get through the withdrawal process from pharmaceutical drugs with fewer symptoms.  It also effectively replaced 7 pharmaceutical drugs in a months time. Over time, it replaced 15 of the 16 pharmaceutical drugs I had been placed on.

This organic medicinal treatment decreases the pain, anxiety, depression, and overall body inflammation that I suffer from in a more complete way than the pharmaceutical drugs ever had.  But as I was discussing this with the person, I felt that twinge in my stomach that I get when they ask the question, “Well, how do you use it? You don’t smoke it do you?”  After over a year of discussing this with people, this is still the most dreaded question that I receive. I  think it is because people often have an uninformed and reflexive prejudice against smoking cannabis and calling that smoking, “medicine”.  This prejudice may even extend to its users. It’s interesting, because I feel this attitude of condemnation has improved toward those who cook it into their food, or use the oil or tincture, but not towards those who smoke it.  I find myself having to qualify that I “only smoke it when I need to quickly bring pain down, or reduce anxiety”.  When the truth is, I really shouldn’t have to explain at all.  Cannabis is my medicine, and smoking it is an acceptable route for this medicine.

I have been reading articles related to the link of cancer to the smoking of cannabis. The fact is there are concentrations of certain hydrocarbons, in the cannabis when it is smoked. This has caused some fear  that chronic smoking of cannabis may increase risk factors similar to those that increase when someone is smoking tobacco.  But cannabis  smoke also contains cannabinoids such as THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabinoid).  These are  non-carcinogenic, and in fact, show some anti-carcinogenic properties, in the articles I looked at.

So the fact is, the use of cannabis by the route of smoking has not been definitively linked to cancer in humans, including those cancers associated with tobacco use. And it may even decrease cancer risk.  I tell people this, and they look at me with the kind of look that one gives a two-year old when they come out of a room after being quiet for 10 minutes and you ask, “What have you been doing? ” and they respond, “Nothing”.  I tell them at that point to do their own research so that they can see it with their own eyes.  I feel everyone should do this anyway for all matters related to their health or any substance that they are going to put into their body. This is part of what health empowerment is all about.

There are times that I feel very bold. At a big event not too long ago, I said, “I use cannabis daily, and when I smoke it, I do inhale”.   Everyone laughed. My attempt at a joke was to be bold and state it up front, giving people cause to think over their opinions about it. When one on one with someone though, if I am feeling bold, I look someone directly in the eye and say with conviction, “I cook it into my food, juice the leaves, and smoke it a couple of times a day. I smoke it also if I need quick pain or anxiety relief”. For some reason, I find it necessary to let them know that my route of choice is eating and juicing it, not smoking it.

So I had to examine whether the need to explain how I use the medicine, was purely for their education, or because I had a residual prejudice myself against smoking it. Or if I was worried I might lose some credibility with the person if I boldly stated I was a cannabis smoker. I think the truth lies in some combination of all that.

I have decided that in the future when someone learns that I use cannabis medicinally, and asks, “Do you smoke it?”, I am simply going to say yes, and see what comes next.  This way, I am not encouraging people to continue the stigma against the smoking route of this important medicine.

I also want to point out, that when I was being infused with Remicade every six months to treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, no one asked me, with that judging look in their eyes, “Are you shooting up that drug that can cause cancer?”  They didn’t because infusion of Remicade and drugs like is, is a widely socially acceptable route to take with a pharmaceutical drug.  Additionally,  it is thought that  the cancer causing element to this drug is a risk that is acceptable to take. I used to be one of those people, but that is no longer true.  I’ll take the risks that go along with the medicinal use of cannabis over that any day, no matter the route I take for its use.

Yes, my name is Wendy Love Edge, and I smoke cannabis daily.

Take back your health America!

Peace,

Wendy Love Edge

http://www.bulldozerhealth.org

BIG PHARMA MUST COME OFF OF TELEVISION

Watch and share with everyone you know. And please sign our petition to get the pharmaceutical ads off of television, for all of our health. Take back your health America!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/take-prescription-drug?source=c.em&r_by=11354194

Peace,
Wendy Love Edge

Bulldozer Health Show Episode 11 CT DCF: BRING JAXON NAVARRO -GILMORE HOME

The Jaxon Navarro-Gilmore case is a deplorable example of the medical kidnapping that is happening across the United States. His Maternal Grandmother Jessica Navarro-Gilmore is a loving, nurturing and caring woman. She also has her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Meeting with her, and talking to her, it is clearly evident that she loves her grandson very deeply. She is fully capable of caring for her grandson Jaxon. The Connecticut Department of Children and Families, or CT DCF, is blocking her from doing so. And so Jaxon is currently in the care of the state in foster care.
Jessica already has custody of her granddaughter with the approval of the same agency that is denying her custody of baby Jaxon (CT DCF). Jaxon is being denied the loving and nurturing environment of his biological family. They are using family skeletons as smoke and mirrors to say that the family is not suitable. Jessica openly admits that her daughter has a past history of illicit drug abuse, but had been clean for 2 years. Then the state pushed her and pushed her, to a point where she had a relapse with benzodiazepines. This relapse was not even enough to show in a hair and urine test given by the state. But they still stated that because she admitted to this, she violated her probation. This made a larger case for her daughter not being able to care for her son. And a larger case for baby Jaxon to be sent into the “care” of DCF. But Jessica and her family aren’t seeking for her daughter to be Jaxon’s primary caregiver anyway. They are seeking for Jessica, his grandmother, to have custody. So now they have questioned Jessica’s character despite her recent adoption of her granddaughter.
I ask, what family is without a skeleton or two in their closet? If one has made mistakes in their life, does that mean one should not be allowed to parent a child?
When Jessica adopted her granddaughter from DCF, the same family issues existed as they do now. The agency clearly had no concerns of her parenting skills when they allowed her to adopt her granddaughter. Her granddaughter is healthy, happy, and doing very well in her Grandmother’s care.
So the question is, what is the real issue now? Why has the state kidnapped THIS child?
The reason is largely money. This child brings money to the state. DCF could easily bring his mother to her breaking point knowing her history, and then use that to keep baby Jaxon in state care. And in state care, the child can be given whatever medical care the state deems necessary. He can even be used to experiment on. It is no mistake that all of these medical kidnap victims across the U.S. are medically complex and/or have genetic disorders.
As I said at the start, this is deplorable. We all must do everything we can to stop this from happening, and bring baby Jaxon and all of these medically kidnapped children home to their families. Families must have a right to choice in their health care and the health care of their children.
Thank you Jessica Navarro-Gilmore for your bravery in sharing your story with us and the world. We join hands with you in positive thought and positive energy to bring every child home, including Jaxon.
Take back your health America!

Listen to my interview here with Jessica Navarro-Gilmore:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2FCSFS692t4Tkk1dHBpWFZtNEhMSTdzQWlNRW5nYS0xZm5z/view?usp=sharing

This will be released on iTunes later tonight.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulldozer-health-show/id963528864?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Peace,
Wendy Love Edge
http://www.bulldozerhealth.org

Medicinal Cannabis: Time to take a stand against states who deny medical treatment to those who need it

About a week ago, I returned from a wonderful trip to Arkansas by all accounts. I spent a longer time there this time, for the Bulldozer Health project. My Bulldozer health cohorts and I made a lot of connections and moved the project forward. I had to make the trip longer this time though because despite all of the positive changes to my health, I still need rest periods and I need to make sure I continue to eat properly and exercise. This takes extra time and effort. I know it is vital to take the time for these things if I am going to continue to take back my health, and be a good example for others.

I was worried about the length of my trip because in my home state of MA, I am a legal cannabis user. I did not have proper cannabis for my health conditions during the time I was away. When one is in a state where cannabis is not legal, it is impossible to know what type of cannabis one is obtaining, how it is grown, or the THC and CBD content. Until prohibition ends, all states legalize cannabis or Federal legalization occurs, it will be this way. At home, I have a legal caregiver who grows for me and knows the THC and CBD content that I need to keep me healing and healthy. I know that they grow it organically, under the best conditions possible. I am grateful for this, because this medicine is essential to my health. And I feel confident about the quality of my medicine.

I was able to obtain cannabis while in Arkansas, and I tried to find the best quality possible. I will say, the cannabis I obtained kept my pain down. That said, usually cannabis does so much more for me. It keeps my anxiety and PTSD symptoms down. It keeps the inflammation in my body to a minimum. It gives me energy. It keeps my appetite down. It evens out my sugars. I did not find that those symptoms were ameliorated by the cannabis I obtained. I was also nervous all the time, because I was committing a criminal act for using medicine I am legal to use in my home state. And the laws in Arkansas against cannabis use, are some of the most strict in the country.

We must fight this problem, and make changes. I shouldn’t have to worry, wherever I am that I will face criminal charges for using medicine that is necessary for my health. I know I am not alone, and that a number of medicinal cannabis users have gone to prison for using this life saving medicine. So, I feel fortunate that this has not happened to me. In my fortunate position, I feel it is time to stand up and fight harder. So that is what I intend to do. Because I am being denied my medical treatment, unless I am in my home state. This is not acceptable.

Take back your health America

Peace,
Wendy Love Edge

http://www.bulldozerhealth.com

Here is Anne Armstrong stating how medicinal cannabis helps her:

An example of criminal charges for using life saving medicinal cannabis:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/benton-mackenzie-guilty_n_5572445.html

A Hospital Experience

Last week, I had some chest pain and pretty awful vertigo.   I have never experienced vertigo before, and it is pretty scary!  The first night it happened, I tried really hard to talk myself out of it and decide I was alright.  The next night when it happened again, I decided this might be the one thing besides a trauma of some sort that would bring me to the emergency room (ER) of a traditional hospital.  I do have two stents in my heart after all.  So, I went to the ER, knowing that they would likely bring me in quickly and hook me up to all kinds of monitors, start an IV, and give me some pharmaceutical medication.  I also knew, that with my extensive health history, they likely would admit me to make sure there was nothing new wrong with my heart.

I was right.  They took me in immediately, and did just what I thought that they would.  My blood pressure was very high, unusual for me at this point in taking back my health.  True to form, they didn’t allow me to eat or drink anything.  I knew I would easily get dehydrated, but their reasons were important. If they had to take me to surgery, I had to take nothing by mouth.  So I hoped that they would continue to hydrate me through my IV.

I am incredibly blessed.  I chose not to inform everyone right away that I had to go to the ER.  But I have been staying with  my  friend Kayla, our Bulldozer Health Food for Health Director,  and she took me and stayed  by my side.  She is a nurse, and very loving and compassionate. This made me feel safe in an environment I was so uncomfortable in.  She contacted  my wife who didn’t skip a beat and came to stay with me.  She was so sweet and loving, and made herself completely available to me despite our ongoing separation.  This increased my feelings of being held in the light and love that I so needed at this time.  And, now, several years later from my original illness in 2011, the nurses didn’t give us a hard time at all about being together in the hospital.  Some progress here in Fayetteville Arkansas on the discrimination front.  Nice.

The cardiologist did numerous tests over the next two days.  I was trying hard not to take on the sick role, or to take their pharmaceutical medications.  But it was impossible.  I was without all of my herbal treatments and they would not allow any of them at the hospital.  Also, because of my vertigo and question of a heart problem, I was mostly stuck in bed.  I took their medication so I wouldn’t be in constant pain. And took on the sick role to the best of my ability letting people do things for me.  It is uncomfortable, but in this situation, necessary.  I kept telling myself it was temporary.

When the cardiologist came to see me after the endless testing that they did, he told my wife and I,  that one of my stents was out-of-place and blocking my LAD, the large artery in the front of my heart, by 70%.   I listened as my wife started to cry from behind where I couldn’t really see her.  I felt crushed.   But I couldn’t live there.  I knew that my thinking has such a profound effect on my health.   I said, “it’s going to be okay. We are in the right place. They will fix it”.  But my chest ached even more as I felt her pain and fear.  We would rally though. We would get through this.

Then I remembered that we have such an incredible network of alternative care providers through Bulldozer Health Inc.  My second day in the hospital,  Andrea Sumers, our Bulldozer Health Inc. Vice President, visited me and gave me an energy and essential oil treatment.  Then, those that are on our social media, and saw what was happening, sprung into action.  They were sending loving, healing energy to me to improve my condition.   One of our providers, Allee from Anabal Health Solutions, was with us when we got the news.  She had come to the hospital and was in the process of doing an energy and essential oil treatment. She too, was incredibly compassionate and kind.   She also brought me some structured water, which I drank until I could take nothing more by mouth after midnight.   I felt like I was in good hands and very fortunate to have all of this healing work available to me.   It was bittersweet though, because I know that it is not available to everyone.  I cannot wait until we can provide this kind of treatment to everyone who needs it through Bulldozer Health Inc. Everyone should have all of the options available to them.

The next morning, they came and got me to take me for the heart catheterization to fix my heart.  I was nervous.  My wife and I were trying very hard to not get caught up again in what could be a traumatic experience.  We talked through it and prepared ourselves. We were on the same page.   When I arrived in the room, they gave me anesthesia where I couldn’t feel anything but was wide awake.  One of the doctors said to me, “You have heart stents and you came off of all of your medicine?”.  I replied, “Yes” .  “Well that might have not been such a great idea”, he said, with a snicker.  The doctor was suddenly finished it seemed.  “Your heart is clear” , he said.   “My heart is clear?  You mean you fixed it?”  “No”, he replied. “Your heart was clear when I got in there”.  Then he said, “Yes, and you know, your heart muscle looks excellent and you have a 60% ejection fraction, which is normal”.  The doctor who had snickered earlier didn’t say a word.

I was shocked and amazed.  So either the tests that they did previously were wrong, or the healers healed my heart.  I choose to believe the latter.  I am so happy to know that my heart is in good shape from the exercise, proper nutrition, positive attitude and herbal treatments I am using.  It’s good to gain some affirmation that I am on the right path.  I am also happy to know how effective alternative healing is.  That said, I would not choose to go through all that I did to find that out.  I still believe  that the ER, the hospital, and pharmaceutical medications have their place.  And when your heart might be involved, that is a time when you don’t want to be remiss in your health care choices. The idea of taking back your health, includes you being in control of your health and your choices.  Of knowing your body and working on being healthy and positive every day.  It also includes knowing all of the choices that are available to you.

That  said, the  experience left me exhausted and in pain for the last several days since my hospital discharge.  I have felt some withdrawal from the pharmaceutical medicine that they gave me, and in switching back over to herbal treatments.  It traumatized my wife and I some, bringing back some memories that we did not care to revisit.   All in all though, this was a positive experience on many levels.  I am eternally grateful for all of the love and support alternative care network in Arkansas, our management team, my friends and chosen family here in Arkansas, and my amazing best friend and wife.  It’s nice to know that even though we are not a couple, we are still there for each other in such a loving manner.

Peace,

Wendy Love Edge

Take back your health America!

http://www.bulldozerhealth.com

 

 

 

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