Medicine/Healing

All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

Oregon Flower : Western Trumpet Honeysuckle The lack of discussion in doctors’ offices continues despite high prevalence of unhealthy drinking. The negative consequences of too much alcohol include illness, injury, and death — unhealthy alcohol use ranks as the third leading preventable cause of death in the US according to the task force … All adults, including…

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Medicine/Healing

There’s no ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption, global study finds

Oregon Flower : Chocolate Lily Drinking alcohol in moderation is more harmful than previously thought, according to a new study that concludes there’s no “safe” level of alcohol consumption … The study found that moderate drinking was, in fact, protective against ischemic heart disease. But this benefit was outweighed by the health risks of alcohol.​ “The widely…

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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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