Could the war on drugs (and therefore hallucinogens) be limiting human creativity at a crucial time? Environmentalist Matt Mellen places the efforts of the Ayahuasca Defence Fund within a broader historical narrative.
“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.”
Pushing back against the War on the World
Planet earth has been held hostage by a death cult for 2000 years. We have lived our lives immersed in a dominant culture that operates on the basis that the human species is separate from nature and exempt from the rules of ecology. This madness underlies many of the critical challenges now faced by our species, not least: climate change, the Sixth Mass Extinction event and an economy that treats its participants like machines enlisted in the mindless destruction of our home planet. The historical routes of this pervasive, expansive and violent ideology are widely documented but deeply misunderstood.
Neurologist Speaks Out About the Importance of Gut Health for Prevention and Treatment of “Incurable” Neurological Disorders
By Dr. Mercola
The quality, quantity, and composition of the bacteria in your gut have enormous influence on your brain. Dr. David Perlmutter explores this phenomenon in great detail in his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life.
Dr. Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition (ACN). He also has a clinic in Naples, Florida, and he's been very active in publishing his findings in peer-reviewed medical journals.
His previous book, Grain Brain, topped the New York Times bestseller list for 54 weeks. In my view, Dr. Perlmutter is probably the leading natural medicine neurologist in the US.
Certainly, most neurologists fail to consider how lifestyle impacts the neurological disorders they diagnose and treat every day, and prevention is an area of utmost importance as we still do not have effective treatments for many of the most common brain disorders.
"We're now recognizing from research at our most well-respected institutions from around the globe that the gut bacteria are wielding this very powerful sword of Damocles," he says.
They determine whether we're going to have a healthy brain or not, whether our brain is going to function well or not, and whether our brain is going to become diseased or not. Who knew that we'd be referring back to the gut?"
Microbiome Research Shreds Notion of Reductionism
It turns out that this notion of reductionism—where your body is reduced to its individual parts—is completely nonsensical and grossly flawed. As explained by Dr. Perlmutter, every system in your body interrelates in a way that ultimately causes the manifestation of either health or disease.