Paul Stamets at TEDMED 2011

26 02 2012

Must-See Paul Stamets TEDMED talk about some truly awe-inspiring developments in medicinal and economic mycology:

 

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Joe Rogan and Duncan Trussell on the Importance of Psychedelics in 2012

30 12 2011

Wow. What superb clip.  Perfect for sharing!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!





The Incredible Future of Medicine

21 12 2011

We live in dramatic times.





The Ayahuasca Project

4 12 2011

Definitely watch and share this trailer for a gorgeous looking documentary about ayahuasca shamanism, science and it’s use in treating Westerners afflicted with addictions and severe emotional traumas, as pioneered by the work of two doctors; Dr. Jacques Mabit, who “runs a legendary detox centre deep in the Peruvian jungle”and Dr. Gabor Maté, a lionhearted addiction specialist valiantly trying to establish a similar program in Canada.  It is seeking completion funding on KickStarter so if you like the trailer please learn more by watching the Kickstarter video.





The New Cybernetics

4 12 2011

Editor in chief of WIRED magazine, Chris Anderson speaks @ TEDx Silicon Valley 2011 and shares some incredibly thought-provoking futures combining distributed sensorial networks and statistical data analysis for health, self-improvement and scientific research.





Father Secretly Gives Cannabis to Cancer-Stricken Toddler Son While in Hospital

21 11 2011
Our government says that anyone using or recommending this herb should be in prison or otherwise have their life destroyed.
At least 12,000 years of doctors, healers and humans in general have called the same herb a sacred, miraculous medicine and spiritual tool.
Check out this touching report from ABC News.




“Deadly Monopolies”: Bio-colonialsm and medical corporatism: organism, gene and human tissue patents.

20 11 2011

Watch or listen to the 45 minute interview here.

From Democracy Now:

One of the major themes raised by the Occupy movement is the increasing power of large corporations over more and more aspects of our lives. We spend the hour looking into the issue of the corporate control of life itself. Our guest, Harriet Washington, is a medical ethicist and has just published a book that examines the extent to which what she calls the medical-industrial complex has come to control human life. In the past 30 years, more than 40,000 patents have been granted on genes alone—many more patents are pending. Washington argues that the biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies patenting these genes are more concerned with profit than with the health or medical needs of patients. Her new book is called “Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself—And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future.”