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Scientists Discover Proper Dose of Psychedelic Mushrooms Delivers Long-Lasting Positive Health Benefits

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Apparently, magic mushrooms can make you feel really, really good. And not just like, “Ah, that massage felt really good," but the type of feeling good that has 94% of a recent studies’ participants claiming that, “…their experiences with psilocybin (rated) as among the top five most or as the top most spiritually significant experience of his or her life at a 14-month follow-up.”

Psilocybin is the active ingredient found in magical fungi, mushrooms, the psychedelic substance ingested frivolously at music festivals around the world. But now, doctors at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have been able to isolate the compound and deliver it in calculated dosages, resulting in “…positive changes in attitudes, mood, life satisfaction, and behavior that persist for more than a year…” Participants in the experiment were overheard telling their friends, “I feel that I relate better in my marriage” and “There is more empathy – a greater understanding of people and understanding (of) their difficulties…less judgment”.

Matthew Johnson, PhD, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins and lead author of an earlier Hopkins paper on hallucinogen safety, told the Web site The Raw Story, “We know that psilocybin is remarkably non-toxic to the body’s organ systems.”

Last year a separate study concluded that administering moderate doses of psilocybin to patients with advanced-stage cancer and anxiety showed positive results. 
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