Do Psychedelics Have the Power to Change Minds?

Clinical trials of MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine, and ayahuasca are offering a glimpse that the future may hold psychiatric treatments far different from daily drug...

Getting at the Root of Ayahuasca’s Therapeutic Potential

Laughter is the reaction I often face when I tell people that my research demonstrates that MDMA enhances empathy and that ayahuasca improves creativity....

Can Drinking Ayahuasca Really Change Your Life?

The ayahuasca world can promise big things: curing illness, healing trauma, and personal contact with spirits and divine beings. But what can you really expect,...

Can Medical Cannabis Play a Harm Reduction Role in the Opioid...

  North America is currently in the grips of a public health crisis rooted in the use of licit and illicit opioid-based analgesics. Drug overdose...
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How the Amazonian Tea Ayahuasca Affects Mental Health

More and more people from around the globe are turning to ayahuasca, the Amazonian psychoactive tea, as a form of mental health treatment. Some...
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The Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca

The core therapeutic issue for most of us is that we yearn to be loved and accepted for who we are. Ideally, this need...
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What Happens to Your Brain Cells After They Meet Ayahuasca?

Anyone who ever drank ayahuasca, or read something about it, knows that it affects visual perception, consciousness, and memory. But have you ever thought...


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