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Ephedra, Weight Loss & Performance.

Ephedra, Weight Loss & Performance.
Ephedra is a shrub, known as Ma Huang in China, that is a natural stimulant drug. Ephedra products and ephedrine can be purchased illicitly for help with weight loss and athletic performance. In both the USA and Canada, ephedrine products are restricted for sale. In Canada ephedrine is only available in the...

Yaba and the Golden Triangle

Yaba and the Golden Triangle
Yaba is a methamphetamine and caffeine mix, made up in tablet form in South East Asia. In Thailand, yaba means “crazy drug”, a reference to the hyperactive response that users have to this stimulant drug. Yaba is now being increasingly produced, used in and exported from East and South East...

The Marshall Islands Cocaine Hoax

The Marshall Islands Cocaine Hoax
In March 2011, website CBSBreakingNews reported that the Marshall Islands had, in the exercise of its sovereign powers, both legalized the sale, distribution and use of cocaine, and dispensed with visa requirements for immigrants to the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands is a republic, and the report...

War Against Marijuana

War Against Marijuana
In Western Australia, as from the 1st of August 2011 – new pot laws come into force, in response to a government mandate to do something about marijuana users, dealers and growers. Possession of less than 30g of cannabis, means a $2,000 fine, and possible jail, instead of a previous $100 fine....

The End of Reductionism?

The End of Reductionism?
Could it be that people today are witness to the beginning of the end, of reductionism. Reductionism in the context of scientific theory means a reduction of the scope and content of one’s observations in a particular field of inquiry, becoming increasingly narrower in focus – almost to vanishing...

The Dark Side of Ads and Addiction

The Dark Side of Ads and Addiction
In the April 2011, issue of Impact, is an article entitled The Dark Side of Advertising written by Professor Dante Pirouz, of the University of Western Ontario. The purpose of advertising is to create a need, that leads to increased profits. Advertisers seek ways to promote their products to a consumer...

Drug Abuse, Addiction & Denial

Drug Abuse, Addiction & Denial
Denial is a psychological defense, a mechanism that we use when to acknowledge a factual reality would cause us to have some degree of discomfort, if not actual emotional pain. Denial is an immature response, often used by children. Their mouth surrounded by chocolate smears they will deny that they got into...

Solutions to First Nation Drug Abuse

Solutions to First Nation Drug Abuse
Reports are that First Nation drug abuse, by Inuit and Metis, has over the past decade increased, and is continuing to rise. Predictably, there follows a list of all the intended plans that interested groups propose to put into place to help the drug addicted First Nation people. see article Typical drugs...

Ontario Help For Nicotine Addiction

Ontario Help For Nicotine Addiction
It has recently been reported in The Star that Ontario, Canada may soon foot the bill to provide additional help for smokers, addicted to nicotine, to stop smoking cigarettes. The estimated additional cost to Ontario health services is $20 million dollars a year. Ontario has completed reviews of the nicotine...

Epigenetics and Toxic Stress

A recent US book by Richard C Francis, entitled Epigenetics – The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance, (the book) is taking the world by storm. Never before has it been so plainly stated, as in this excellent work, that the toxic stress that pervades our world, is potentially damaging, and needs to be...

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