FOR THE PATIENT
Hello and welcome! If you’re visiting this page then you’re most likely someone who wants to find out more about how MMJ holdings can help you, “live a better life”. As is stated on our homepage, MMJ is on a mission to assist people who are suffering from debilitating diseases like Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease.
We are doing this primarily through our advanced research into the science of natural botanicals and also by providing relevant information to those in the medical profession.
Our research is ongoing into the use of natural botanicals to treat neurological conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s disease.
The last five years have been interesting and exciting as MMJ continues to reach several milestones. We are certain that in due course and very soon, our proposed pharma grade medicines will be approved by the FDA and will be available to you the patient. Our operations are run by some of the most respected and well known scientists, researchers and doctors from around the world. Every day we are breaking new ground with or research and clinical trials. We are undoubtedly setting the framework for an industry that will impact humanity in a lasting and profound way.
We know that having a life-threatening disease or knowing someone who suffers from one is extremely challenging. With this in mind, we urge that you take your doctor’s advice but do your own research so that you are empowered to make choices that are right for you and your loved ones. In the meantime, here is some information that we hope will help you along your journey of healing.
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and some at-risk of inheriting the disease.
Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 30 to 50, and worsen over a 10 to 25 year period. Ultimately, the weakened individual succumbs to pneumonia, heart failure or other complications. Everyone has the gene that causes HD, but only those that inherit the expansion of the gene will develop HD and perhaps pass it on to each of their children. Every person who inherits the expanded HD gene will eventually develop the disease. Over time, HD affects the individual’s ability to reason, walk and speak.
- Personality changes, mood swings & depression
- Forgetfulness & impaired judgment
- Unsteady gait & involuntary movements (chorea)
- Slurred speech, difficulty in swallowing & significant weight loss
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
There’s no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.