I've said it before, shrooms cured my depression. Back in 2004 I was diagnosed clinically depressed with possible bi-polar disorder. I was on meds but they didn't work so I stopped taking them. A buddy of mine found some shrooms and since they were rare we got enough for a few trips and did so 1-2 times a week for about a month. By the last trip my depression was cured.
as someone who has been diagnosed with OCD (the pet peeves thread makes a little more sense now, no? ), it's frustrating that i'm very limited in what i can legally take for treatment. i'm functional enough, untreated, that i decided a while back to just give up on taking things like prozac or xanax. nasty drugs.
My 3 year old niece has OCD something fierce.... I keep begging her parents to try giving her N-acetyl-L-cysteine.... I know a couple people that has helped and heard many more stories...
Yale University has released some really intriguing studies on it...
The biochemical rationale for using NAC for treatment of OCD stems from findings that abnormal levels of glutamate, the brain's most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter, may contribute to the disorder. (Animal studies at the Medical University of South Carolina have found that NAC can lower levels of brain glutamate). If NAC is effective, it would have some significant advantage over standard treatment: it is inexpensive, has no significant side effects and is available without a prescription. However, evidence that NAC can help OCD patients "remains extremely thin," in the words of the Yale researchers, even though other well-controlled studies have shown that NAC is potentially beneficial for treatment of compulsive and impulsive behaviors including pathological gambling and drug craving. I've seen no studies demonstrating that NAC is useful for treating alcoholism.
Reminds me of something that happened one day in my Advanced Topics in Microbiology class back in college. The professor would give us a random sugar and we would have to diagram the processing of that sugar through the Krebs Cycle. One of the sugars he gave us to diagram was fucose, which is a rare sugar that as a lab reagent costs several hundred dollars per kilogram. He also added, while taking a sip from the mug he was holding, that “It tastes really good in your coffee.”
'The best preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology' found in Russia:
“The fragments of muscle tissues, which we’ve found out of the body, have a natural red color of fresh meat... The blood is very dark, it was found in ice cavities below the belly and when we broke these cavities with a poll pick, the blood came running out. Interestingly, the temperature at the time of excavation was -7 to – 10ºC. It may be assumed that the blood of mammoths had some cryoprotective properties”.
very cool. I often wonder how people think of these new ideas. Like one day a bunch of scientists and doctors trying to come up with a way to cure cancer are sitting around and one says, "Man, I wish we could just give cancer aids..." They all turn to him/her and say, "Holy crap, let's do it."
count2infinity wrote:very cool. I often wonder how people think of these new ideas. Like one day a bunch of scientists and doctors trying to come up with a way to cure cancer are sitting around and one says, "Man, I wish we could just give cancer aids..." They all turn to him/her and say, "Holy crap, let's do it."