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🧘🏽♀️ Preclinical trial being made at the University of BC to incorporate the use of magic mushrooms to treat eating disorders. The underlying problem of weight loss is not losing the pounds but keeping them off, says Dr. C. Laird Birmingham, a psychiatry professor at UBC, who states that Psilocybin mushrooms can help weight management by changing people’s neural pathway. The drug is already being used to treat post traumatic stress disorder and terminally ill patients, but it is still under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
🧘🏽♀️ Researchers from Japan have found evidence of the missing link between aerobic fitness and cognitive function by testing individuals' spontaneous eye blink rate. The study marks the start of future workout programs designed to improve cognitive function through physical activity.
🎵 If you are looking for a virtual experience to connect, watch free online streaming of How It Feels To Be Free. The film narrates The true story of six trailblazing female African American stars, and how their artistry and activism reshaped the entertainment industry and continues to inspire Black female empowerment today. Next Tuesday, February 23. Screening at 6 pm EST, followed by press conference by movie makers. Registration required.
💕Gisun, a Canadian singer-songwriter with South Korean-Uruguayan heritage, creates initiative to support the Music Heels organization. Music Heels increases access to music therapy for patients at children’s hospitals, senior centres, palliative care, AIDS & HIV programs, at-risk youth, rehabilitation, and bereavement support. Gisun puts her cultural mix into her musical expression by covering Gracias a la vida (Spanish for “Thanks to life”) a popular song within Latin American history that also gives the name to the campaign as well.