26
Feb
2020
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New study on Borrelia and botanicals: lessons on good research design

A new study published last week examined the anti-borrelial activity of several botanical extracts against doxycycline and cefuroxime in vitro. This study was well designed and helps advance the conversation on Lyme disease and potential herbal treatments. More importantly, there are important lessons for research groups. From the abstract: In the present study, we investigated...
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31
Dec
2019
1

The best books of 2019

2019 was a year of fantastic reading. Here are the standouts. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino A must read essay anthology for all members of this generation. Jia presents some of the most original thinking around online spaces, identity, and feminism that I’ve read in years. For the short version, listen to...
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14
Nov
2019
0

Psychedelic medicine: a primer

My singular fierce passion is developing better medicine for our immune and nervous systems. Contemporary life strains these 2 systems, and conventional therapeutics are limited. Interest in immunity naturally brought me to the higher fungi. The complex mixtures of polysaccharides, terpenes, and sterols offer sculptural support for the strained, stressed, and drained immune system. Neurogenic...
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12
Apr
2019
3

How to choose CBD products

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a promising remedy that supports many areas of health and wellness, such as pain, mood, and overall nervous system functioning. A growing evidence base and increasingly progressive medical cannabis laws have thrown CBD products into the mainstream. However, this product space is rife with vague terminology and inconsistent labeling practices, rendering it...
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20
Jun
2018
2

Medicinal mushrooms: fitness for your immune system

Mushrooms: there are the good, the bad, and the psychedelic. Most people are familiar with the latter varieties. But another class of mushrooms have been neglected and underutilized: the medicinal mushrooms. Though they have a long history of use in Chinese, Japanese, and Eastern European medicine traditions, Western medicine is just catching up to the...
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