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The Importance of Pharmacogenomics: The Need for Varied Mental Health Treatment

Pharmacogenomics deals with pharmacology and genomics, studies the role of the genome in drug response, and analyzes how the genetic makeup of individuals affects their response to drugs.  For decades, studies were conducted mostly, sometimes exclusively, in male humans and animals. Today, agencies funding research are mandating changes. As we alluded to in a previous …

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The Potential for Psychedelic Treatment for Veterans

From the fallout of COVID-19 to therapy becoming more accepted and recognized and the rise of new treatments, mental health has become a mainstream conversation. But one subset with specific needs remains neglected: Veterans. Veterans Lack Support When Returning Home From Deployment Havn Life Director and Veteran Tim Laidler was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008. …

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Hundreds of Canadians Already Struggling With Mental Health Conditions Plead for Access to Psychedelic Medicine

ATMA and SYNTAC Institute Collaborate to Submit a Group Application for Section 56 Exemption from Health Canada to Access Psychedelic Therapy ATMA Journey Centers Inc. (ATMA), an Alberta-based company focused on delivering innovative psychedelic-assisted therapies internationally, announced today that it has submitted a Group Application for Section 56 Exemption to Health Canada on behalf of Canadians …

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Ayurvedic Remedies for Improving Immunity

By Shristi Patni Ayurveda is a natural mechanism of traditional medicines available to boost immunity and protect the body from viruses. Its origin is transferred through the continual practices originating thousands of years ago. To maintain the physical, mental and emotional resilience of a person, the physiological components demand a healthy immune power to fight …

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Mount Sinai Health System Launches Center for Psychedelic Research

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched a new center for psychedelics research. The Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research pursues a multipronged clinical and research approach to discovering novel and more efficacious therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other stress-related conditions in the veteran and civilian population. The Center …

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Do Psychedelics Have a Role in our “New Normal”?

Psychedelic medicine, in tandem with neuroscience and genetics, could transform how we treat mental health and industries related to wellness.   If 2020 taught us anything, it’s what wasn’t working. We all want to get back to a “new normal” and take the lessons we’ve learned from our time in the pandemic and apply them …

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Beating Stress and Healing Faster with Adaptogens

By a YouVeda contributor Beating Stress With Adaptogens Found in Nature is the Best Way to Keep Yourself in the Best Frame of Mind and Health. S-T-R-E-S-S. We’ve all been there at some point, a million and one things on our plate and hardly any time to get them done! In this article, we talk …

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The Illustrious History and Future Potential of Medicinal Mushrooms

By Sandra Nomoto 2020 wasn’t just a year of self-reflection; it groomed the way for both the cannabis and psychedelics industries to rise, despite few changes made on the governmental level globally. While not everyone may have jumped on the bandwagon for either, mental health and wellness took centre stage, and opened the door to …

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Health Promoting Properties of Citrus Flavones

By Sandra Nomoto Further Studies Could Pay the Way to Development of New Functional Foods and Health-Promoting Neutraceuticals Several studies have focused on food products that have been available for centuries and are the backbone of traditional medicine. The efficacy of traditional herbal remedies derives from the bioactive compounds coming from the original plant or …

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Effects of Low-Dose LSD on Mood and Cognition

By Sandra Nomoto Selective, Beneficial Effects on Mood and Cognition Observed A study aimed to determine whether a low dose of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) positively affects cognition and mood, and at which dose these effects occur. It was recently published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. Controlled research on the efficacy of microdosing is scarce. …

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