Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
“Turning cancer cells off (apoptosis) involves the cannabinoid system,” noted Bryan W. Brickner, “and so does preventing cancer cells in the first place.”
“Preventing cancer is a health goal,” continued Brickner, part of Publius and The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011). “Supplementing one’s cannabinoid system (CS) through digestion and exercise is part of a healthy body – which also signifies a well-adjusted CS.”
In 2013, the American Cancer Society reported that more than 1.6 million Americans were diagnosed and nearly 600,000 died of cancer – the nation’s second leading cause of death. To raise awareness, they focus attention on specific cancers and events throughout the year: February is cancer prevention awareness month.
The update on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, “Cannabinoid System Stops Cancer ~ Publius’ February 2014 Prevention Awareness,” looks at inflammation, a unique receptor, GPR55, and their connection to the CS. The post cites established and new research from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed) and finds, for example: the THC effect on HIV-1 inflammation, how the GPR55 receptor drives breast cancer cell migration, and CS evolutionary evidence.
“GPR55 is a CS entourager,” explained Brickner, “and that means it’s involved in cell communication, downstream signaling, and the cannabinoid cascade effect. One can feel the effect of an entourager in thinking – in how a thought will continue on: this is also how the body signals things like inflammation and apoptosis.”
“Know your CS,” Brickner urged, “it’s part of being healthy … and part of preventing cancer.”
Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers (1999) and The Book of the Is (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of cannabinoids.