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Mushrooms How They Can Make Your Life Better & Help Save Our World

In previous posts we have explored the disasterous war on drugs, with a catagory title like Drug War Follies it’s what you’d expect. Today were going to take a look at mushrooms. Possesing the wrong kind can land you in jail or make you sick. When we think of the positive benefits of them it’s usually connected with food. But there is much more to fungi as we will learn today. Because not only are fungi among the largest and oldest living creatures they can make you healthier and can be used to address some of the worlds most pressing problems.

First comes a the results of a study by a team of researchers from John Hopkins. In it they found that psilocybin, the ingedient that puts the magin in “magic” mushrooms, can be used to improve your well being and expand your spiritual demension. Of course this is knowladge that a lot of people have had for centuries but there not usualy top flight researchers. Isn’t a shame that possesing these mushrooms is a class 1 felony.

How Magic Mushrooms Can Improve Your Life in the Long-Term

A team of researchers has recently documented a safe, long-lasting way of improving both your life and your personal feelings of well-being: shrooms.

June 17, 2011  |By Kevin Drum

The following article first appeared in Mother Jones. For more great content from Mother Jones, sign up for their free email updates here.

Here’s something a little offbeat. A team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has recently documented a safe, long-lasting way of improving both your life and your personal feelings of well-being: shrooms……..

But now for the most interesting result: psilocybin produces not only mystical experiences, but joy, happiness, and positive social effects. And it does it for a long time: in followup interviews 14 months after the study was completed, nearly all the subjects still reported positive changes in their lives, especially if they received their psilocybin in increasing dosages. (Half the study volunteers got the highest dose first and worked down, and half started with the lowest does and worked up. All volunteers also got a placebo tossed in at some point.)

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Not only are mushrooms good for you health and well being they can also be useful in addressing some of todays top problems. For instance did you know that mushrooms are very useful for cleaning up toxic spills and other forms water pollution.?They can also be used to treat viruses both natural and manufactured. For the other four reasons watch this video featuring Mycologist Paul Stamets. It’s part of the TedTalks series.

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