School of Shrooms
Oregon’s grand experiment in training psychedelic facilitators is facing a tangle of ambiguity and red tape.
How a Spit Test Could Determine Suicide Risk
The presence of certain bacteria in saliva may be linked to suicidal ideation—so what should we do with that?
2023 Predictions—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
What to expect in genetic engineering, neuroscience, psychedelics, longevity research, digital health, food, human performance, wellbeing, and of course, ChatGPT.
Fear and the Microbiome
Changes in the gut microbiome of infants can induce fear—and possibly anxiety and depression later in life.
Is Low-Dose Lithium a Better Solution for Major Depression?
Some studies show it’s better than SSRIs—but there’s no incentive to invest in clinical trials.
Orthorexia and Other Manifestations of Body Shame
An emerging obsession with “clean eating” may be fueled by a less than healthy fitness culture.
Rewilding Is Good for the Environment—but It’s Good for You, Too
Adopting a “back to nature” approach to life could offer stress reduction, stronger social connections, and improved health.
How the Brain Perceives Fear
Targeting a key molecule that helps the brain process sensory threats could lead to new treatments for PTSD, migraines, and autism.
Rethinking Serotonin Reuptake
A new study questions whether depression is really caused by a chemical imbalance.