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The Statin Controversy

Lowering cholesterol or harming users?

A David Icke Image

A group of the most widely prescribed drugs of all time, Statins are a class of lipid-lowering medications that are claimed to inhibit production an enzyme that is thought to play a central role in the production of cholesterol. In other words, Statin drugs block the action of the liver enzyme HMG-CoA

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The Power of Mushrooms

A super food

Delicious button mushrooms

Mushrooms and toadstools are the flowering and reproductive parts of a fungi that lives underground. Their roots can spread over great distances and while some mushrooms and toadstools are poisonous, many a delicious and make a nice addition to our meals.

There is another class of mushrooms which are labelled as magic or psychedelic, when these are ingested

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Alcohol Related Harm

And how to resolve this problem

Temptation

The concern of authorities in most countries and what is most talked about in the media is the harm associated with illegal drugs such as cannabis, heroin and the new synthetic drugs. The authorities in most countries have accepted that tobacco is harmful to human health and they are beginning to do something about it, yet many

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Alcohol

And the Tragedy of Western Civilisation

Alcohol has been a part of our civilisation for a very long time and it is generally thought that the discovery of alcohol was an accident because someone noticed that when grain is left in a wet state, fermentation occurs and alcohol is produced.

If we step back into antiquity, we know that bread and beer were currencies

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Medical Marijuana

An ancient herb coming of age

Bees collecting pollen from eight marijuana plant. Note that marijuana does not produce nectar, but the bees appreciate the pollen

Cannabis or marijuana is one of the worlds most used recreational drugs with a medical history reaching back before recorded time. It does not seem to have had the same usage as hallucinogenic drugs and its use has

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The War on Drugs

A UN consideration?

Richard Branson made headlines yesterday with his declaration that the UN was about to announce a recommendation to end the war on drugs, however this seems to have been a misunderstanding because the UN was only talking about decriminalising the possession of small amounts of drugs as a partial solution to help stop the spread of HIV.

Drug use is seen by

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Herbal or Botanical Medicine

Natures medicines

Herbal or Botanical Medicine is the use of herbs (plants) for disease prevention and restoration of health.

Herbs and other plants have been used as medicines in most cultures and civilisations throughout history, either as single entities or as complex mixtures of several herbs or of herbs and other substances.

Modern medicine (pharmacology) grew from herbal medicines and to save costs and /

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Saccharin

Sweetness with a bitter after taste

An artificial sweetener, Saccharin was discovered and produced in 1878 by Constantin Fahlberg, a chemist working on coal tar derivatives at the Johns Hopkins University. He set off a chemical reaction between o-sulfobenzoic acid, phosphorus chloride and ammonia, by chance he tasted the resultant compound. The chemical names 2H-1λ6,2-benzothiazol-1,1,3-trione, Benzoic sulfimide and Ortho sulphobenzamide should be a warning that

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Drugs and society

Why I the Reason?

Humans have been using drugs throughout all known history. Almost every culture tested the properties of almost every plant in substance within its domain. Some plants /substances produced fatal results, but some produced therapeutic results and became medicines while others produced results that we refer to as ‘mind altering’.

In hunter gatherer communities, one of two people would take a drug

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Methamphetamine

Meth, crystal, chalk, and ice

The drug methamphetamine is cheap and easy to obtain… but it has hideous, devastating and deadly effects as you can see in the video below. So why do people use it?

Meth is a drug of choice for large numbers of our youth who are so disillusioned by what people have done to the world. Youth are conflicted by the

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