Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin You might be familiar with psilocybin mushrooms , ayahuasca , and MDMA , but a lesser known (and rather misunderstood) psychedelic substance, ibogaine , is gaining attention thanks to the proliferation of ibogaine treatment clinics south of the border. Ibogaine is derived from the root of the iboga shrub, which grows in Central Africa and is indigenous to Gabon. There, it is used among people who practice Bwiti, a spiritual discipline that has been passed down for hundreds if not thousands of years. In Bwiti traditions, iboga is used in initiation rites, and is thought to allow those who take it to meet with deceased ancestors and diagnose illness. When administered safely, ibogaine can have profound, life-altering effects. While people living in North America may not be as familiar with ibogaine as they are with other psychedelic drugs, those that do know about this powerful alkaloid tend to consider its … [Read more...] about Ibogaine: Busting Myths With Beond’s Dr. Felipe Malacara
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The numbers are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two out of every five adult Americans are obese. The CDC defines obesity as having a body mass index (BMI) of>30. To put this into perspective, a 5’9” male weighing 203 pounds or a 5’6” woman weighing 186 pounds has a BMI in excess of 30. Forty percent of us exceed this threshold. Unfortunately, this is an under-appreciated health crisis. Obesity drives blood pressure higher and impacts atherosclerosis resulting in heart attacks, strokes and heart failure. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes, which itself can cause kidney disease, amputations and blindness. Thanks to obesity, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in states like West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana is now an astounding 15%. If these metabolic effects … [Read more...] about When Will We Get Serious About Obesity?
Tony Gamal-Gabriel (AFP) Baghdad, Iraq ● Tue, May 17, 2022 2022-05-17 00:52 0 e16ff64e7ecc29b417414912230c6080 2 Environment Iraq,sandstorm,hospitalized,people,environment,health Free Another sandstorm that descended Monday on climate-stressed Iraq sent at least 4,000 people to hospital with breathing problems and led to the closure of airports, schools and public offices across the country. It is the eighth dust storm since mid-April to hit Iraq, which has been battered by soil degradation, intense droughts and low rainfall linked to climate change. The last one earlier this month led to the death of one person, while more than 5,000 others had to be hospitalised for respiratory problems. On Monday, a thick cloud of dust enveloped the capital Baghdad in an orange glow and blanketed many other cities including the Shiite shrine city of Najaf to the south, and Sulaimaniyah in the northern Kurdish autonomous region, AFP correspondents said. Yellow … [Read more...] about Thousands hospitalised as latest sandstorm brings Iraq to standstill
THIS may be the final year for Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler as hosts of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual party. LOS ANGELES—Will Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton win their first Golden Globes? Will Julianne Moore and Emily Blunt snag their second? Will Meryl Streep win her ninth? These are among the exciting questions that will be answered when the 72nd Golden Globe Awards goes underway at the Beverly Hilton Sunday evening (Monday morning, Manila time). In an awards season where there are no clear front-runners, the Golden Globe Awards, regarded as Hollywood’s party of the year, will be anything but predictable. Millions of viewers around the world are expected to watch the televised show hosted again by the winning pair, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. This may be the final year for Fey and Poehler as hosts of the annual event in which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honors excellence in film and television. At press time, presenters in the star-studded … [Read more...] about No clear frontrunner for 2015 Golden Globes
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Pachinko is Apple’s most compelling K-drama. The acclaimed drama based on the bestselling novel by Min Jin Lee, in the series created by Soo Hugh, which is being called “one of the best adaptations of all time. The series was recently picked up for a second season (the season finale of the first season made its debut on April 29). Hugh is also creating a new Apple Original series called The White Darkness. With May being Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month , recognizing the contributions of the AAPI community, it’s no surprise that Pachinko is one of the most talked about series on Apple TV+. Pachinko—told across three languages, Korean, Japanese, and English—tells the story of a Korean immigrant family across four generations. They leave their homeland in South Korea during the Japanese occupation, survive through the Second World War, and discrimination. The story is told through the eyes of … [Read more...] about How Korean Drama ‘Pachinko’ Is Making Waves In Tattoo Design
BRASÍLIA, Brazil — Brazil’s highest court on Thursday rejected a lower court’s decision to remove from Netflix a comedy depicting Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. The head of the Supreme Federal Court, Judge Antonio Dias Toffoli, sided with the streaming platform’s appeal against a temporary injunction banning the movie. It denied the idea that the movie was insulting to Christians. “One cannot suppose that a humorous satire has the ability to weaken the values of the Christian faith, whose existence is traced back more than two thousand years, and which is the belief of the majority of Brazlian citizens,” the judge said. The film, entitled “The First Temptation of Christ”, by the Brazilian production company Porta dos Fundos, came out on December 3 and drew strong criticism from conservative politicians in the mainly Catholic country, from the church itself and from evangelicals. It depicts Jesus returning home with his boyfriend Orlando after 40 days in the desert, as … [Read more...] about Brazil supreme court sides with Netflix over gay Jesus comedy