We’ve known for several years now that the psychedelic compound psilocybin found in certain types of mushrooms can cause beneficial personality changes in an individual resulting in a more open personality, which is associated with imagination, art, feelings and general ‘broad-mindedness’. This study was conducted at the John Hopkins University of Medicine in Baltimore and found that even as little as one mushroom can cause these positive personality changes for up to a year. It is noteworthy to say that openness is also associated with larger successes in life, according to psychedelic researcher and scientist Dr. Robin Carhart Harris.
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One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.
Back pain is a tricky beast. Most Americans will at some point have a problem with their backs. And for an unlucky third, treatments won’t work, and the problem will become chronic.
Believe it or not, there are a few cultures in the world where back pain hardly exists. One indigenous tribe in central India reported essentially none. And the discs in their backs showed little signs of degeneration as people aged.
An acupuncturist in Palo Alto, Calif., thinks she has figured out why. She has traveled around the world studying cultures with low rates of back pain — how they stand, sit and walk. Now she’s sharing their secrets with back pain sufferers across the U.S.
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New research suggests that meditating just 30 minutes a day for eight weeks can physically change the parts of your brain that regulate emotions and memory.
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Find out more about these seven medicinal uses of baking soda that you may not know about, and why Dr. Julian Whitaker recommends them to his patients.
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The long read: When memory disappears, something more than memory gets lost. This is how a world begins to unravel – and how caregivers unwittingly become part of the chaos.
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Mobilize is an investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation, including cancer and infertility. The film examines the most recent scientific research, follows national legislative efforts, and illuminates the influence that technology companies have on public health. Mobilize features interviews with numerous doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and technology experts.
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“Cell phones, tablets, wifi damage the living cells in our bodies” –Dr Martin Blank, Columbia University
“Cell phones, tablets, wifi, etc… are damaging the living cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely.” —Dr. Martin Blank, Dept of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University
Martin Blank, PhD of Columbia University, representing 190 international scientists in an Appeal to the UN, UN Member States and the WHO on the risks of electromagnetic fields emitted by telecommunications and utility technologies.
Cautioning strongly, Dr. Blank says, “The time to deal with the harmful biological and health effects is long overdue. To protect our children, ourselves and our ecosystem, we must reduce exposure by establishing more protective guidelines.”
—Video produced by ElectromagneticHealth.org on behalf of international scientists and the Appeal Committee.
Lissa Rankin, MD explores the scientific literature, reviewing case studies of spontaneous remission, as well as placebo and nocebo effect data, to prove that our thoughts powerfully affect our physiology when we believe we can get well.
Dr. Maria Neira of the World Health Organization: “The risks from air pollution are now far greater than previously thought or understood, particularly for heart disease and strokes. Few risks have a greater impact on global health today than air pollution; the evidence signals the need for concerted action to clean up the air we all breathe.”
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