How Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Give You A More Effective Defence Against Disease

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Older people have weaker immune responses and are known to respond less well than younger adults to many vaccines, including the seasonal influenza vaccine. This is partly down to frailty, which cannot be easily remedied, but can also be due to deficiencies in vitamins and minerals – known as micronutrients.

Vitamin K Is A Little Known But Noteworthy Nutrient

Vitamin K Is A Little Known But Noteworthy Nutrient

Most people know about vitamins A, B, C, D and/or E, but vitamin K slips under the nutritional radar. Yet it is essential for life because it’s required for blood to clot normally. Now scientists are now realizing there is more to know about this less appreciated nutrient.

Are Your Christmas Spices Fake?

Are Your Christmas Spices Fake?

There are many flavours associated with Christmas: cinnamon, mint, nutmeg, and, of course, sage. But before you head to your local supermarket or pop online to grab these all-important herbs and spices, how sure are you that they’re genuine?

Liberty Cap: The Surprising Tale Of How Europe's Magic Mushroom Got Its Name

Liberty Cap: The Surprising Tale Of How Europe's Magic Mushroom Got Its Name

It’s autumn, the best season for mushroom pickers. And mushrooms – specifically magic ones – are in the spotlight. A growing body of research is showing that psilocybin, the main psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, has potential in treating psychological disorders like...

Benefits of Psychedelics in Times of Division, Crisis, and Collapse

Benefits of Psychedelics in Times of Division, Crisis, and Collapse

The other night I was sitting around a fire with a friend, discussing the influence of psychedelics on our lives, when she uttered this statement, “after three years of working with these mushrooms, I love life. I just want to be and do the best I can. All the time. Now. Urgently. For myself, for others, for Earth.”

The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice

The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice

Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020, it was reported that black licorice was the culprit in the death of a 54-year-old man in Massachusetts.

10 Pros and Cons of Legalizing Cannabis

10 Pros and Cons of Legalizing Cannabis

The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing job markets in the United States. In one year, cannabis retailers netted the state of Massachusetts US$393 million in gross sales. Two years after launching a legal cannabis market, California has surpassed US$1 billion in tax revenue.

You Can Reverse Aging Now with the Antioxidant Glutathione

You Can Reverse Aging Now with the Antioxidant Glutathione

Aging is the result of oxidative stress in which the production of free radicals is out of balance with the more protective antioxidants. And the more oxidative stress we have the quicker we age. It damages our cells and...

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