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What do alcoholism, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and anxiety, and some forms of cancer have in common? They can all be linked to childhood trauma. From 1995 to 1997, Kaiser Permanente and The Center For Disease Control conducted The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study). The study, which is frequently cited as... / READ MORE /
A revolutionary new study is once again revealing a natural approach to be far superior to big pharma solutions—this time involving psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms. The study, published in the scientific journal Neuropharmacology, found that clinically depressed people had increased neural responses to fearful faces one day after a psilocybin-assisted therapy session, which positively... / READ MORE /
Photography by Christian Hopkins We’ve known for a long while that unresolved emotional trauma can cause lifelong behavioral problems. Most notably, Dr. Gabor Maté has explained how addictions arise in people who’ve suffered wounds in the past, mostly during their childhood years, and how those wounds continue to manifest in negative ways throughout their lives. While this... / READ MORE /
It’s a Wednesday morning, not unlike other Wednesday mornings. I wake up to an alarm. I drink some tea. I eat a banana and an elote cupcake. I shower and get dressed. I saunter down the old cobblestone streets of Mexico City’s Coyoacán neighborhood and board a pesero (a clunky, death-defying, antique, mini bus of... / READ MORE /