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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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MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy May Reduce Anxiety for Those Diagnosed with Life-Threatening Illness

Future Clinical Trials With Larger Sample Sizes and More Diverse Populations Are Warranted to Study the Application of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for Treating Anxiety A peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Scientific Reports provides sufficient evidence to support further research into the palliative effects of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness. The pilot study, sponsored …

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How Mushrooms Can Save the World with Paul Stamets: A Review

By Sheida Livai Mycologist Paul Stamets Hints at the Revolution That Will Move Humans to a Higher State of Consciousness Hosted by DoubleBlind, a live session took place only a few days after drug reform won a clean sweep in the US election. Attendees were eager to hear from the renowned mycologist who has carried …

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Common Views and Attitudes Towards Psychedelic Medicines and Therapies

By Candice Folkard Psychedelics have a rich history, from use amongst indigenous people, guided by ancient knowledge passed on through centuries of traditional practices, to their discovery by modern science leading into a hampering period of criminalisation and finally through to a resurgence of research into uses in modern psychological treatment. A brief insight into …

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Study Shows Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin Relieves Major Depression

In a small study of adults with major depression, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms, with most participants showing improvement and half of study participants achieving remission through the four-week follow-up. A compound found in so-called …

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Exploring psychedelic alternatives to support veteran’s mental health

Havn Life Sciences Inc. (“Havn Life”) is extending its appreciation and recognition of veterans this Remembrance Day and their service to our country. We wish to acknowledge veterans’ experience, both during their service and after. Sadly, many veterans don’t receive the help they need after returning home from deployment, particularly when it comes to mental …

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Insight and Approaches on the Health Benefits of Green Tea

By Sandra Nomoto Quality of Tea Guarantees its Place in Pharmacy Camellia sinensis, commonly known as green tea, represents about 20 percent of the dried tea that’s manufactured and consumed annually, mainly in Asian countries. Green tea possesses different classes of chemical compounds: polyphenols, alkaloids, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Its positive health properties …

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Study Finds Older Adults Using Cannabis to Treat Common Health Conditions

Data Indicates 61 Percent of Patients Who Used Cannabis Began After Age 60 With growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favoring legalization in more states, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that older adults use cannabis primarily for …

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