Here’s what science tells us about these powerful molecules

In the last decade, discussions around psychedelics have exploded, driven in part by research showing their safety and efficacy in treating a number of mental health conditions ranging from depression to anxiety to addiction. Psychedelic molecules have obvious, dramatic effects on our thinking and mood. But when it comes to…

What medical research reveals about the reported cognitive and psychological effects

At the time of this writing, over 200 million people throughout the world are thought to have been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (2019 coronavirus). This is proposed to have directly contributed to over four million deaths. Like other coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 was quickly identified as preferentially affecting the lungs and…

This master cell pathway may be a key to the puzzle

Everyone has their own health journey, and for many people (myself included) this journey involves our skin. Obviously, physical appearance is a big deal, and for most people, it’s also a big investment. In America, women will spend around $225,000 over their lifetimes on appearance, and men spend around $175,000…

New research shows nuance in the microbe conversation is key.

Over the last 10 years, health-related discussions have taken a major turn. Microbes, once largely portrayed as disease causing “germs,” were cast in a new light. Conversations about the importance of the gut microbiome filtered through mainstream news outlets. The…

A physician explains the nature of opportunistic infection

In 1971, a professor of epidemiology named Abdel Omran proposed the epidemiological transition theory. He concluded there have been three main “stages” of human health concerns. First, in the pre-modern era, we dealt with widespread pestilence and famine. This time period was characterized by a high mortality rate and a…

Coronavirus has dominated the news and social media for the last several weeks. With unprecedented anxiety around the virus, information from a wide variety of sources has been making rounds. Though some of this data is based in scientific evidence, much of it is conjecture, and some is demonstrably false.

Austin Perlmutter, MD

Dr. Austin Perlmutter, co-author of BRAIN WASH, is a board-certified internal medicine physician.

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