Medicine/Healing

This is your brain on microdoses of psilocybin

In describing their new study, Prochazkova and co-authors said, “Taken together, our results suggest that consuming a microdose of [psychedelic] truffles allowed participants to create more out-of-the-box alternative solutions for a problem, thus providing preliminary support for the assumption that microdosing improves divergent thinking.”​Although there’s lots of anecdotal evidence about the “mind-expanding” powers of psilocybin,…

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Kratom missing from DEA report on drug threats

The Drug Enforcement Administration has released the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, the agency’s annual report on drug trafficking and drug abuse in the United States …  there’s not a word about kratom in the National Drug Threat Assessment. There never has been. “It is not surprising.  Kratom is not the ‘dangerous opioid’ that the FDA…

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The 15-ounce pound revisited

U.K. company GW Pharmaceuticals Plc, provided “substantial evidence” of the drug’s [Epidiolex] effectiveness, FDA staff said. The medication [is now FDA approved to] treat seizures associated with two rare forms of epilepsy that typically affect children. …the medication appears to have an increased risk of liver injury. … GW Pharmaceuticals is really part of a conglomeration of international…

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Cannabis could be powerhouse issue in the next election

Under Schuette as Attorney General, the state of Michigan has forcibly closed dispensaries and arrested grandmothers with debilitating conditions. North Dakota also has a bill on the ballot, although state lawmakers in North Dakota are already doing everything in their power to suppress voters, especially Native American voters and homeless voters … conservative Missouri has not one…

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‘MDMA’ study results promising for PTSD

…many officials and researchers now believe the mental health field is facing “a moment of great need” that’s prompted some rethinking. [MDMA now has been given FDA-approved “break-through” status] The shift in thinking is significant as not only did the federal government classify these drugs as having no acceptable medical uses and a high potential…

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How… iboga can resolve and heal childhood trauma

On the cutting edge of human health and mental wellness is the exploration of the effects of childhood trauma on the long-term health of human beings. Dr. Robert Block, former President of the American Academy of pediatrics remarked, “adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.” …looks at how…

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Is psychedelic drug therapy on track to become as ubiquitous as meditation?

To date, much of the clinical research on psychedelics has focused on their potential to treat acute mental health conditions, such as treatment-resistant depression. But scientists are also examining the drugs’ effects on so-called “healthy normal” populations — in other words, people who haven’t been diagnosed with an addiction or mental illness. In one 2018…

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Just the facts: kratom industry clears the confusion for congress

…don’t threaten safe and responsible consumption of natural botanicals.​…support Kratom research initiatives and conduct advocacy efforts to educate policy makers and the public about the benefits of Kratom, as well as dispelling common misconceptions.  HERE Original Article (Associated Press and Kratom Trade):Just the facts: kratom industry clears the confusion for congress and PressArtwork Fair Use:  David J.…

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Psychedelic mushrooms are closer to medicinal use (it’s not just your imagination)

The suggestion to reclassify psilocybin from a Schedule I drug, with no known medical benefit, to a Schedule IV drug, which is akin to prescription sleeping pills, was part of a review to assess the safety and abuse of medically administered psilocybin … “We are seeing a demographic shift, particularly among women,” said Matthew Johnson, an associate…

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