Juicing For My Crohn’s – The Justine Meader Story

Justine Meader intimately understands how devastating Crohn’s disease can be. As a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract, Crohn’s disease often results in a host of debilitating symptoms including abdominal cramps, malabsorption of nutrients, fatigue, and bowel problems.

Over time, the colon or other parts of the gastrointestinal tract become inflamed, leading to increasingly worse symptoms. Justine fought symptoms of Crohn’s disease for over fifteen years with pharmaceutical drugs like oxycodone, sulfasalazine, Pentasa, Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, Zofran, tramadol, prednisone, Flagyl, 6 MP, and Imuran, all of which failed to control her symptoms.

Now, she is “wicked proud” that cannabis juicing alone has put her disease into remission, and is doing everything she can to spread the word.

The Benefits of Cannabis Juicing

Dr. William Courtney

Dr. William Courtney

The first person to significantly publicize the benefits of juicing was Dr. William Courtney. In his documentary Leaf , he described how his wife Kristen overcame a terminal lupus diagnosis by juicing cannabis.

Over the last several years, others have replicated the positive results he observed. For example, Katie Marsh used cannabis juicing to almost completely heal debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.

“The phytocannabinoids from this plant augment the body’s attempt to restore and increase function to a normal level, so it mimics the regulatory system of cellular physiology.” – Dr. William Courtney

Unlike traditional cannabis oils, which are heated and decarboxylated, cannabis juice preserves the cannabinoids in their raw, acidic forms. Therefore, juicing is an efficient way to ingest large quantities of THCA and CBDA, which have been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Oh, and this is something to note… THCA and CBDA are non-psychotropic and patients can ingest large quantities without feeling a “high”.

How Justine Meader Beat Crohn’s Disease with Cannabis Juice

Justine freezes her juice in single serving cups.

Justine freezes her juice in single serving cups.

Justine Meader was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 13. After all pharmaceuticals failed her, she became a legal medicinal cannabis patient in Maine, and began smoking cannabis in 2011.

Maine was the fifth state to provide for dispensaries of medical grade marijuana for persons with debilitating and chronic medical conditions.

According to Justine, smoking cannabis helped alleviate nausea and pain to a small extent, but significant problems remained. Two years later, Justine learned about cannabis juicing from her boss at the dispensary where she worked. She and her husband studied the benefits of juicing, and decided it was the right course to take.

Justine acquired some cannabis leaves and bought a juicer. On June 13, 2013, she officially began juicing. She began feeling better within seven days, and coworkers remarked on her increased color and energy.

Previous blood work from May 24, 2013 indicated Justine’s C-reactive protein level was 22, which is a sign of intense inflammation – a level of less than 8 is normal. By July 12th, the CRP marker had dropped to 7.4.

Colonoscopy Before and After Juicing Raw Cannabis

Colonoscopy – Top Row: January 2013 Bottom Row: November 2014

Before juicing, her symptoms included loss of appetite, diarrhea 10-12 times a day, and extreme fatigue. Justine currently has none of those symptoms. Furthermore, by November 4, 2014 multiple medical tests eventually showed completely normal blood and a healthy colon.

Justine’s juicing process is quick and easy. She simply takes one cup of cannabis leaves from her stored supply, juices it in her machine, then drinks the juice immediately.

“I am grateful to have found a way to alleviate my Crohn’s symptoms naturally. The only side effect is my happiness.” – Justine Meader

If Justine had not learned about cannabis juicing and was still on a dozen pharmaceuticals, it is hard to imagine she would currently be so healthy. She hopes her story will inspire others to try this innovative treatment and give hope to those who previously had none.

Below you will find a how-to video where Justine walks you through juicing and storing raw cannabis. Let us know in the comments below if you or someone you know has had success with juicing.

About the Author
Justin Kander

Justin Kander

Justin Kander is a cannabis extract activist who has attended and presented at numerous medical conferences throughout the world. His recent book Enhancing Your Endocannabinoid System details the best ways to improve the effectiveness of cannabis medicine.

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