In 2007, after 11 months of diarrhea and extreme stomach pain, Fatin Phoenix Ward was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. “I was on steroids and cortisone for several months," she says. "But I had numerous side effects and my colon was still swollen. My stomach and colon were starting to feel like they were decaying on the inside, accompanied with diarrhea as well as erythema nodosum on my legs and elbows [an inflammatory condition characterized by inflammation of the fat cells under the skin, resulting in tender red nodules or lumps that are usually seen on both shins], which lead to extreme pain in my elbow joints and affected both legs. I wasn't able to straighten my arms and grab things, nor was I able to walk for several weeks. I was paralyzed! I was completely dependent on my family’s help. The pharmaceutical drugs I had to take did not really help, but rather made everything worse, as I've suffered from many side effects affecting my skin and my mobility for months. I found myself in the darkest hour of my life. The pain was so strong that I couldn't sleep, stay awake or even think straight, and it seemed that no cure was available.”
Desperate for a real cure, she began to look online and found several studies, which described the use of cannabis as a cure. The results of the research suggested that daily doses (60 mg per day) of the cannabinoid CBD could reduce the symptoms as well as the outbreaks of Crohn's Disease.
She says, “I was unwilling to surrender to the plague of emotional depression and physical defeat. I began channeling my energy into creating a unique raw cannabis based die for healing. Within six months, I was completely healed of Crohn's Disease.”
She claims that just three days after taking CBD, her excruciating pain disappeared, and the side effects from the pharmaceutical drugs stopped as well. She has been consuming dietary cannabis now for seven years and has not experienced any outbreaks from Crohn's Disease since.
In August of last year, she had a colonoscopy and to her relief, the doctor told her that her colon wall is completely restored and does not show any traces of Crohn's Disease. Her doctor confirmed that she had not received any Crohn's treatment since she started her cannabis therapy.
“I made the impossible possible and cured an incurable disease with dietary cannabis!” she says.
A teacher from Berlin, Germany, she remembers: “Finding out that Crohn's Disease is considered to be incurable was terrible. All I had in those dark days was my laptop, and that's when I began searching for something else that could cure me. I couldn't accept I was going to be a victim of the pharma industry. Dietary cannabis helped me make the impossible possible, and allows me to live a pain-free life without any side-effects.”
Fatin developed a desire to share her liberating encounter with others. Her book The Medical Marijuana Healing Bible, which describes her miraculous healing journey, will be published in spring 2015. She is now campaigning for changes in the laws worldwide to allow cannabis oil and other forms of cannabis to be legally used medicinally to treat other people.
Latest research published in the journal Pharmacology and by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis is effective in treating Crohn’s Disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBDs such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s affect over a million people in the United States today. Many IBD victims suffer from extreme pain, diarrhea and poor ability to digest food. Up to half of IBD cases are so severe that they ultimately require surgery to remove the affected bowel segment.