Please consider submitting a comment to the DEA explaining why kratom should not be banned.

This summer, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced its intent to ban kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia and currently used by millions in the United States. After DPA members and activists sent over 70,000 messages to Congress, 51 U.S. Representatives and al...

Consider improving your diet, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, exercise, or relaxation techniques before taking a prescription.

There's growing concern that some prescription drugs are being over-prescribed and doing more harm than good. One of the most insidious ways prescription drugs are doing harm is their effect on our short-term and long-term brain health.

The RA progressed to the point where she was in extreme, unbearable pain and could no longer walk.

Scientific literature documents the abundance of health giving nutrients and medicinal compounds discovered within the plant kingdom. Amino acids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, antioxidants and an entire array of phytochemicals can be present in the food we eat, if we choose to make it that way.....

The ideal ratio of Omega-3/Omega-6 fatty acids, all 10 essential amino acids, digestible protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin D, magnesium, iron, and zinc.

Hemp, or cannabis sativa, has been called the world’s most versatile and useful plant for many reasons, one of which is because it benefits the human body. Hemp seeds are becoming a welcome addition to the diet of many health-conscious individuals. The simple fact is that they’re one of the most...

Of all of the terpenes present in cannabis, mycrene in particular stands out due to its vast medical potential.

As the legalization of recreational and medical cannabis continues to spread, so is awareness for its many healing properties. And though active compounds known as cannabinoids have been hogging the limelight, there’s another category of compounds that are yet to be similarly appreciated by consum...

How do you turn hemp fibers into a supercapacitor?

Dr. David Mitlin, the head researcher of a group working on supercapacitors at the University of Alberta in Canada says that their project turning hemp fibers into a graphene substitute is about one thousand times cheaper than making graphene.

A 2008 study published in the journal Drugs in R & D found that a standardized preparation of curcuminoids from turmeric compared favorably to the drug atorvastatin (trade name Lipitor).

Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications.

“With one treatment of iboga, eleven years ago, I stopped my addiction to heroin, cocaine, and methadone."

Featuring first person testimony from former drug addict turned iboga therapist Dimitri Mugianis and a compelling interview with the “Father of the Ibogaine Movement,” scientist and researcher Howard Lotsof, this short film is a concise introduction to the medicinal powers of the sacred African ...

We need to start taking our social relationships more seriously.

The sedentary lifestyle is a plague of Western living, with countless people who drive to work, drive home and then sit in front of the television all evening. This lack of stimulation and exercise is known to cause numerous physical ailments, many related to obesity, but there is a growing awarenes...

Mushrooms are some of nature’s most fascinating organisms.

Lion's mane mushroom has been used as both a medicinal and a culinary mushroom for thousands of years. In traditional Chinese medicine it was used to promote strength and vigor and to treat digestive disorders. And now that researchers are taking a look at lion's mane, they are finding even more way...

Within all of us, Silva says, is the ability to “hack in” to the divine.

In this rendition he is sitting on a cliff above the ocean, discussing the altered states of consciousness brought forth by entheogens, (a type of psychoactive substances, which according to includes ayahuasca, DMT, iboga, cannabis, psilocybin, salvia and many others).

“It is well known that most diseases of aging are inflammatory in origin, thus making cannabis the best anti-aging supplement we could take to avoid arthritis, dementia, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer. This is our key to good health and long life.”

Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining traction in medical circles as increasing amounts of scientific literature confirm its medicinal qualities. These include CBD's ability to stave off inflammation, curb anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychosis, and seizures. More astonishingly, and perhaps more urgently, CBD....

Mother nature can spice up your love life.

The simple act of biological sex has always resided under the looming shadows of political and religious controversy, chaining the matter to the big metal ball of taboo topics within western culture.

WATCH: “All addictions are attempts to soothe pain.”

“All addictions are attempts to soothe pain,” explains addiction expert Dr. Gabor Mate. Dr. Mate says, “When I work with addictions the first question is always not why the addiction, but why the pain? And what you find is emotional loss or trauma.”

The following 5 acupressure points, which can be self-administered with ease, have been utilized for centuries by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners to alleviate stress and anxiety.

The ancient healing modality of acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago and has been filtered and refined ever since. It’s a simple yet effective therapy that is often used as a means of self-treatment to reduce pain and tension, decrease stress, fire up the immune system, and boost...

Psychedelics are undergoing a revival of interest, but where do we go from here?

Psychedelics are undergoing a revival of interest, but where do we go from here? A leading thinker offers a four-stage preview.

There is growing evidence that they might have the potential to alleviate human suffering associated with mental illness.

Classic psychedelics--including ayahuasca, psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, DMT, mescaline and cacti containing mescaline--might be the keys to combating serious psychological issues that plague the US, including suicide.

Now, research is showing that the magic mushrooms can actually help physically rebuild a damaged brain.

Now, research is showing that the magic mushrooms can actually help physically rebuild a damaged brain.