Health & Performance

A Review of Psychedelic Plant Medicine Studies in Canada

Canada Plays a Significant Role in the Research of Natural Psychedelic Plant Medicine. The study of plant medicine and psychedelic plants gets a back seat when it comes to legal research and clinical trials. This is compared to the ease and simplicity of focusing on a psychedelic molecule, plant derivative, or a plant-based proprietary medicine, …

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How CBD Oil Provides Pets With More Than Just Relief

With more and more people choosing CBD oil as a natural health solution not only for themselves but also for their pets, it becomes an important supplement to understand. Our furry friends deserve the best care possible to help them live longer and happier lives. A good source of CBD oil can be a major …

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Terpenes: The Not-So-Secret, Potentially Magical Plant Ingredient

Or, Why Those Essential Oils Are So Potent By Sandra Nomoto Terpenes are hydrocarbon organic compounds deriving from conifer plants, fungi, and some insects. They have an odour that protects plants from herbivores or attracts predators of herbivores, which may be why certain plants have survived for thousands of years. More than 20,000 terpenes are …

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Five Ideal Plants for Respiratory Illnesses

Inhale, Exhale: Breathing Easy In Difficult Times As you are well aware, the coronavirus, more commonly referred to as COVID-19, is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Health care professionals and scientists are scrambling to understand the nature of the disease. Federal governments are taking extreme measures in order to prevent its spread. As we all …

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Using Ibogaine to Treat My Opiate Addiction

The opiate crisis gripping North America is a complex issue that effects many social and socio-economic matters, such as homelessness, healthcare, crime, housing, unemployment and welfare. The current solutions, such as harm reduction and methadone, though better than nothing, are not fully effective or sustainable. Some people turn to extreme measures to try and circumvent …

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An Artist’s Psilocybin Journey: Terror, Tears and Redemption

Between bouts of crying, and with friends holding him on either side, Paul* choked down the capsules for his third and final trip, two at a time. “At first I spit them out.” The fear of subjecting himself again to sheer terror was too much. “Getting myself to take those pills that day was, without …

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Managing Anxiety with a Drug-free Toolbox

Written by Reena Mukamal Rosanna Blacker was first diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in her early 20s. Although her primary care physician prescribed medication, at the time she chose to look for natural approaches to manage her symptoms. Rosanna became a Master Reiki and Certified essential oils Aromatherapist, as well as a certified Yoga and …

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Five Medicinal Plants Found in Canada

By Sandra Nomoto There are an estimated 4,000 medicinal plants that can be found in the vast landscape of Canada. Here are five plants that are commonly found and have been widely used in our home country. Dandelion (Taraxacum) Known as the “miracle weed,” the dried roots and leaves of dandelion are commonly made into …

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Baobab: Tree of Life at Risk

By Sandra Nomoto Baobab trees or adansonia, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa, the Middle East, and Australia, have over 300 potential uses and can live up to 3,000 years old. Unfortunately, it is facing the threat of extinction primarily due to climate change, but also disease and insect infestation. In 2018, researchers reported that nine …

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Participate in a Mobile Microdose Study or Other Clinical Trials

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in Canada, along with Quantified Citizen, a mobile health research platform, are launching the world’s first mobile study on the effects of microdosing psychedelic substances on cognitive performance and mental health. They are seeking both microdosers and non-microdosers who are over the age of majority, fluent in English, …

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