Published on January 25th, 2016 | by News Feed
World’s Oldest Woman Attributes Her Long Life to Marijuana
After living to the ripe old age of 125, Fulla Nayak became the world’s oldest woman before she died peacefully in her home. In the years before her death, many curious reporters and researchers came to interview Fulla, seeking answers to good health and longevity. Her answer seemed to stun them all. Fulla believed she lived so long because she smoked marijuana every day. Family members said she was routinely seen sipping hot tea and smoking ganja. Apart from weak eyesight, she suffered from no major health problems up until the time of her death.
Fulla’s story has inspired many baby boomers to consider the possibilities of medical marijuana to slow the signs of aging and preserve good health. We know that marijuana can offer some incredible health benefits, particularly among the world’s aging population. Much research has been devoted to how marijuana can be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, which currently impacts more than five million Americans annually. Alzheimer’s is one of the cruelest possibilities for a person to face because it strips away your memories and leaves you with depression, anxiety, and an inability to even exercise basic self-care. Fulla never experienced Alzheimer’s and relatives reported that her mind remained sharp up until the day she died.
Marijuana is also a powerful treatment for loss of appetite. Wasting syndrome is increasingly common among elderly patients as well as those who suffer from AIDS. But marijuana serves as a natural appetite stimulant that encourages patients to eat and maintain a healthy weight, which gives enough energy to continue fighting against chronic disease.
There are many additional ways that marijuana could be beneficial for aging Americans. It can ease depression, prevent osteoporosis, treat insomnia, and even ease joint pain related to arthritic. In many cases, it can replace pharmaceutical drugs that cost a host of unpleasant side effects. The life of Fulla Nayak makes it clear that marijuana is truly a wonder drug and it’s time that we embrace it’s real potential.