Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs

Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.

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How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments

Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.

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Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care

A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.

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As an Intense Winter Unfolds, Some Lessons From Herbalists

You and plants, together during a fearsomely uncertain time.

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The Kambo Tree Frog Wellness Detox

West Coast wellness elites think kambo, an Amazonian frog poison drug, is helping them purge “toxins” from their lives.

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Revisiting an Ancient Theory of Herbalism

In our own era of mysterious diseases, the supposition that some plants might cure the human organs they most resemble is surfacing once more.

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Are Mushrooms the Future of Wellness?

Long thought to have medicinal benefits, fungi including reishi, lion’s mane and chaga are gaining popularity in the wellness world.

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A Jazz Drummer’s Fight to Keep His Own Heart Beating

Milford Graves devoted himself to studying the rhythms of the heart. It turns out he was creating a technique to treat himself.

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Lotus Flower Plague-Repellent Pills and Other Gifts From China

Herbal formulas are also a potion for national cohesion.

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How to Create Your Own Herbal Tinctures

The herbalist Jade Marks shares three simple recipes for calming, restorative drinks.

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Desperate for Any Coronavirus Care, Afghans Flock to Herbalist’s ‘Vaccine’

Afghanistan’s health system, largely dependent on foreign aid, has been overwhelmed, and official numbers are seen as an indication of a widening catastrophe.

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