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Magic Mushrooms Found to Be "Resetting" Brain Circuits in Depressed People

One person said they felt like their brain was 'rebooted'.<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use …

Magic Mushrooms

Scientists find that tripping on mushrooms is a promising way to treat depression

Psilocybin—the naturally occurring psychedelic compound in hundreds of kinds mushrooms—has been reported to show promise as a treatment for depression. Now researchers are trying to find out more about how that works.<p>Scientists looking at how the brain responds to psilocybin gave 19 patients two …

Consciousness

Magic mushrooms can 'reboot' brain to treat depression - study

A psychedelic chemical found in magic mushrooms could help treat depression by “resetting” the brain, a study suggests.<p>The drug psilocybin was given to 19 patients with depression, with the treatment producing “rapid and sustained antidepressant effects”.<p>Around 50 per cent of those who took part …

Family's home is two tiny houses connected with a central sun room & deck

Many have pointed out that tiny houses aren't for everyone: families with kids might come to mind, for example, though we have seen more than a few …

Weather

‘Escher’ tiny house raises the bar for luxury small living

This is what sparing no expense looks like<p>For a while now, the fanciest tiny house around has been New Frontier Tiny Homes’s Alpha, a 240-square-foot stunner that packs in a whole lot of function and design in an oh-so-Instagrammable way. Where could they possibly go from there? Well, the answer …

Ketamine Is a Proven Antidepressant, But Should We Use it?

We speak with the Australian researcher analysing the health risks of using K to fight depression.<p><i>This article originally appeared in Vice Australia</i><p>For decades now, medical research has demonstrated the antidepressive effects of ketamine—which is a drug also associated with tranquillising horses …

Depression

Why Some People Can't Handle Their Weed

The search for relaxation drives the consumption of marijuana, but some find it ramps up their anxiety and paranoia.<p>She had no clue what she was in for, but certainly couldn't have imagined this. Ellie Reid, a 26-year-old graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, had one …

Cannabis

That time JPII changed Fidel Castro's mind about Christmas

Havana, Cuba, Dec 3, 2016 / 03:40 pm (Church Pop).- After Fidel Castro gained power in Cuba in 1959, he spent the next decade slowly imposing …

Cuba

Mary and the New Times of Noah

Mary and the New Times of Noah *<i>* First, this is a longer than normal post (although I admit, my posts are on the longer side), but this message is</i> …

Theology

Cannabis And Coconut Oil Make Powerful Mixture to Kill Cancer Cells

Marijuana or also known as the female cannabis plant has been used for medical purposes for centuries back.<p>Its cultivation has been recorder in …

DEA Ignores Science, Refuses To Loosen Restrictions On Marijuana

On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) formally refused to reconsider its classification of marijuana, which is officially regulated as a …

Local Officials Baffled By DEA’s Refusal to Lighten Up on Pot

Today the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that marijuana will remain a Schedule I drug, claiming a lack of rigorous evidence to …

Cannabis