Olivia Newton-John Credits Cannabis for Help in Surviving Stage IV Breast Cancer
Alex Pietrowksi, Staff Writer
At age 71, famed actress and singer Olivia Newton-John is winning a long battle with cancer, and she gives major credit to medicinal cannabis for helping her to overcome pain and get much-needed rest so that her body could heal.
Having been fought off cancer in 1992, then also in 2013, she was again diagnosed in 2017, this time with stage IV breast cancer, which eventually spread into her lower back, causing extreme pain.
While she did work with traditional medicine under the care of her physician, she says that supplementing with cannabis and a variety of herbs has helped her to stay off of destructive opioids for pain management.
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Opioids are highly addictive, have terrible side effects, and are causing a shocking number of overdose deaths in America today, but switching to cannabis for pain is proven to be very effective, and is what ultimately led to a positive turn around in Newton-John’s most recent effort to beat cancer.
As noted by Express:
“Before turning to the herb she described as a “safe alternative”, Olivia said she went through “months and months of excruciating, sleep-depriving, crying-out-loud pain”. She said she weened herself off morphine with cannabis, and doctors had supported her.”
Newton-John is married to John Easterling, otherwise known as Amazon John because he is respected for his work with Amazon rainforest conservation and his relationship with indigenous people of the region. Olivia refers to him as a ‘medicine man,‘ and explains that his knowledge of the healing properties of plants, along with his cultivation of cannabis and preparation of specific cannabis tinctures, provided her with a synergistic, natural approach to coping with cancer.
And it’s working!
Recently, at the G’day USA gala in Los Angeles, she commented:
“My tumours are receding or they’re going away or they’re staying the same. On a Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer that’s pretty amazing.
“If I hadn’t had the experience I’m having with cannabis I wouldn’t be able to talk about it.” [Source]
Appearing on the Dr. Oz show in 2018, she talked about the miraculous and instantaneous pain relief from taking homemade cannabis tinctures:
“Medicinal cannabis is a big part of my recovery and… my husband is a medicine man, really a plant medicine man and he grows, because we live in California so we can, he grows cannabis for me and makes tinctures, and the pain relief was incredible, even from the first time, even just a few drops of the tinctures made such a difference to me that I totally believe in it.” [Source]
She is now a passionate advocate for medicinal cannabis, and while her story is quite remarkable, it is not at all unique. Many people around the world are benefitting from the healing properties of cannabis, including CBD’s, and her story mirrors that of celebrity actor and comedian Tommy Chong.
In 2012, Chong was diagnosed with prostate cancer and went public with the news that he aimed to treat himself with hemp oil.
“I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis. So [legalizing marijuana] means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested.” ~Tommy Chong
In 2013, Chong reported to the world that he had beaten his cancer with a proper diet and cannabis oil derived from plants that he grew on his own rooftop in California.
“After I came out with the news last June that a cancer doctor told me I had prostate cancer and suggested a high frequency treatment that is not approved in America and could only be done in Mexico at the cost of $25,000, I immediately looked at alternatives. I contacted my nephew in Vancouver, who was about to become a doctor, and he suggested I meet with a Dr. McKinnon in Victoria, BC. That doctor changed my diet and put me on supplements, and within a year I brought my PSA numbers down drastically and eliminated the cancer threat. I also treated the condition with hemp oil (hash oil). With the diet, the supplements and the hash oil, plus a session with a world-renowned healer, Adam Dreamhealer, I’m cancer-free. That’s right, I kicked cancer’s ass! So the magic plant does cure cancer with the right diet and supplements. I’m due for another blood test, MRI, etc., but I feel the best I’ve felt in years. And now for a celebration joint of the finest Kush…” [CelebStoner]
Tommy Chong is still doing very well today, and is, as always, another staunch advocate for the legalization of cannabis nation-wide and world-wide.
Research into how cannabis actually works to treat cancer continues to evolve, further supporting the case for legalization, which is terrible news for the medical establishment, because it democratizes cancer treatments. If enough people shift towards homegrown medicines it could radically change the economic dynamic of how people approach cancer treatment. This is especially important in light of the fact that cancer diagnoses are on the rise worldwide.
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About the Author
Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life.
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