Medicine/Healing

Can psychedelics treat physical pain?

…suffering from chronic Lyme disease, I tried all kinds of treatments… psychedelics can… increase awareness of what’s happening inside someone’s body.  After my first iboga ceremony with a shaman in Mexico, I was shocked that not only did my Lyme symptoms completely lift, but the pain that I’d been feeling in my knees after falling…

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Medicine/Healing

Fentanyl Now America’s Deadliest Drug, Federal Health Officials Say

It’s the first time the synthetic opioid has been the nation’s deadliest drug. From 2012 to 2015, heroin topped the list, [according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. ​On average, in each year from 2013 to 2016, the rate of overdose deaths from Fentanyl increased by about 113 percent  a year.  The report said fentanyl was responsible…

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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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