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The Potential Role of Psychedelics in Cancer Treatment

Psilocybin shown to aid in cancer-related mental health conditions Cancer is a modern chronic disease characterized by abnormal cells dividing uncontrollably. There are over 200 types of cancer, some of which may spread into other body tissues.  Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, responsible for over 28 percent of all deaths. Researchers …

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Using psychedelics for terminal illness and end of life

Death is the one thing all humans have in common, and everyone deserves to end their lives with dignity. There are several physical, mental, and emotional symptoms those at the end of life can face depending on their condition: pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath), mental confusion or delirium, agitation (also known as terminal restlessness), and …

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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 …

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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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More Than Incense: Boswellia’s Wide-Ranging Potential

By Sandra Nomoto Commonly Called Frankincense, Boswellia Species Have Been Used to Treat Ailments for Thousands of Years in Traditional Medicine, Which Still Applies Today Boswellia is a genus of trees, flowering plants, and shrubs. Boswellia sacra, commonly known as frankincense or olibanum-tree, is native to the Arabian Peninsula and northeastern Africa. It grows up …

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Reishi: The Medicinal Mushroom That Promotes Longevity

By Jhena Waring This Healing Fungus Boosts Immunity and is Believed to Help Combat Cancer Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as Lingzhi, is a type of fungus native to the humid soils of Asia. It has been used as a medicinal mushroom for over 2000 years in various medicinal systems, such as Ayurveda and Traditional …

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Despite a Rich Traditional History, Chaparral is Still Controversial

Chaparral Has a History of Medicinal Use and a Controversial Place in Cancer Therapy. By Safiyyah Bazemore Chaparral (Larrea tridentata) is a low-growing evergreen shrub native to the deserts of North America’s southwest and central Mexico. Also known as creosote bush, greasewood, and gobernadora, the plant is in the Zygophyllaceae family. To people who live …

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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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