Health & Performance

Queen’s University Health Sciences to Launch Psychedelics Research Collaborative

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University will create a research collaborative that will serve as an interdisciplinary space for research, innovation and knowledge translation in the field of psychedelics. The launch of the psychedelics research collaborative is enabled by the Dimensions Health Fund in support of the Study of Psychedelics, established by Dimensions Health …

Queen’s University Health Sciences to Launch Psychedelics Research Collaborative Read More »

To Relax Your Mind, You Need to Relax Your Body

By Alison Palmer The past year has definitely been unnatural for all of us, and created detrimental effects on everyone’s physical and mental well-being. In fact, many people reported that they have felt more stressed due to their overall health and their personal hardships. Thus, a majority of Canadians have emphasized that they are placing …

To Relax Your Mind, You Need to Relax Your Body Read More »

Uses of Psychedelics in Brain Trauma Treatment

By Catherine Kakenya The study of psychedelics and their use has been on the rise. Many people have become informed and are using plant medicines to improve their lives. Recently, Ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms (known as magic mushrooms) have been proven to help heal brain trauma, depression, and other mental illnesses. Ayahuasca The indigenous upper …

Uses of Psychedelics in Brain Trauma Treatment Read More »

Newly Launched Plant Medicine Healing Alliance Aims to Decriminalize Plant and Fungi Medicines for Group Healing

A new coalition, the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance (PMHA), launched on Earth Day with a goal of decriminalizing all plant and fungi medicines for home growing, group healing and religious purposes. The Alliance, which is working in partnership with leaders from the medical community, veterans and indigenous stakeholders among others, has a dual mission of improving access to …

Newly Launched Plant Medicine Healing Alliance Aims to Decriminalize Plant and Fungi Medicines for Group Healing Read More »

New UCSF Research Program to Advance Psychedelics Research and Treatments

Psychedelics research in support of brain health is getting a major boost this month with the formation of the Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Through $6.4M in private funding, the new division will take a unique translational research approach to integrate cutting-edge neuroscience technology with psychedelics treatment, including through …

New UCSF Research Program to Advance Psychedelics Research and Treatments Read More »

Psychedelic Science Holds Promise for Mainstream Medicine

UNLV Neuroscientists’ Work on Brain Activity Recently Published by Nature: Scientific Reports Psychedelic healing may sound like a fad from the Woodstock era, but it’s a field of study that’s gaining traction in the medical community as an effective treatment option for a growing number of mental health conditions. While the study of psychedelics as medicine …

Psychedelic Science Holds Promise for Mainstream Medicine Read More »

Rosemary and Its Use in Mental Clarity

By Catherine Kakenya There are many ways people have found to improve their mental clarity. One of those ways is by using rosemary, either by inhaling its scent or adding it to food. What is Rosemary? Scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis, rosemary is an herb with needle-like leaves. It is an herb that grows year-round. …

Rosemary and Its Use in Mental Clarity Read More »

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 …

The Importance of Pharmacogenomics: The Need for Varied Mental Health Treatment Read More »

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. …

The Potential for Psychedelic Treatment for Veterans Read More »

The Effects of Psychedelics on Relationships

By Catherine Kakenya Psychedelics are believed to have been used by Indigenous cultures for thousands of years. More scientific research of them began in the 1940s, and studies included treatment of patients with alcohol disorder. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was discovered to uncover long-lost memories and help people to revisit traumatic memories and see them …

The Effects of Psychedelics on Relationships Read More »

Scroll to Top