Category: Medical

Medical

When Substances Conflict With Existing Medication

“What have I done?” thought Michael Gomez, rifling through his medicine cabinet in the full throes of a hallucinatory mind-scramble on psilocybin mushrooms. “Absolutely nothing felt right,” he says. He had gone Mach speed into a psychedelic trip after he

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Psychedelics

The Need to Destigmatize Enhanced Therapy

In 2018, a combination of bad luck and idiocy landed me in the hospital with a spinal and sciatic nerve injury leaving me unable to walk for the next three months. In addition to having to temporarily move to my

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Medical

Is there a Magic Mushroom ‘Entourage Effect’?

When Mayan and Aztec people spoke of Teonanácatl – “flesh of the gods” – they referred to a variety of magic mushrooms which supposedly helped them identify the causes of diseases and give hints about how they could be treated,

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Innovation

How Psilocybin Is Helping Athletes with CTE

In 2007, a neuropathologist named Bennett Omalu performed an autopsy on the body of former Pittsburgh Steelers center “Iron” Mike Webster, an NFL Hall of Famer whose reputation as an inhumanly tough lineman was marred by a retirement filled with

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Medical

TRIP Protocol: A New Standard for Psychedelic Therapy

Psychedelic research has always been a decentralized field, and not entirely by choice. Advancements (like the TRIP Protocol) of how psychedelics can help patients suffering from conditions like depression, PTSD, and traumatic disorders (even where conventional medication has failed) have

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Ketamine therapy session
Medical

Ketamine Therapy: The History and the Future

Doctors and medical researchers have spent decades trying to find a solution to treatment-resistant depression, one of the most intractable and challenging problems in mental healthcare. But a series of breakthroughs over the past twenty-five years have suggested the answer

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