The Sunlight Experiment

The Sunlight Experiment offers information and sourcing for various herbal, and nutritional supplements.

The Sunlight Experiment is a collection of articles diving into evidence-based research on holistic and alternative medicines. The difference between a pharmaceutical medicine and a plant extract is simply the chemicals involved. Conversely, pharmaceuticals usually contain a single chemical which can be studied closely for its effects in a controlled experimental study. Both are made from the same elements and can have the exact same effects in the human body.

The Sunlight Experiment investigates the biochemical activities of both pharmaceuticals and plant based medicine to uncover the unbiased truth behind these different forms of medicine.
I aim to find new and effective drugs to target the conditions we fall ill from as human beings... regardless of their origin.

How Does The Influenza Virus Make Us Sick?

thesunlightexperiment.com

Influenza is a specialised virus that uses special proteins on its surface to enter our cells and hijack the DNA to make more copies of itself. These then go on to infect more hosts and start the process over again.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/7/30/how-does-the-influenza-virus-make-us-sick

thesunlightexperiment.com For all of human history we have been plagued by viruses. Influenza has been especially virulent over the past 100 years, and has lead to what has been deemed "the worst catastrophy in human history". How does influenza infect us and make us sick? What are the risks of influenza cata

Drug Therapies For Influenza

thesunlightexperiment.com

Ever wonder what medications we use for influenza? Here is a quick guide for understanding how antivirals work, what their downfalls and strengths are, and how best to use them.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/8/27/drug-therapies-for-influenza

thesunlightexperiment.com Most of us that fall ill from influenza will recover within a few days. For some, however, the infection can lead to much more serious complications like pneumonia and death. What medications are available? What are their strenghts and weakensses?

Tim Ferriss

Embrace the fats! Not all fats are treated equally in our bodies. Up until recently, the medical establishments considered all fats equally detrimental to our health. Conversely, current research suggests that some fats are actually good for you (olive oil and macadamia oil) while others are bad for you (trans fats and all hydrogenated fats).

7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat http://bit.ly/1MCnhSx

Understanding Ayahuasca

thesunlightexperiment.com

For the past several years after trying Ayahuasca I have been very curious as to how it affects the brain. This is a summary of the current theories, and some of the other uses ayahuasca may have in modern medicine.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2015/9/10/ayahuasca-information-brief

thesunlightexperiment.com Ayahuasca is a blend of 2 Amazonian plants, brewed to produce one of the most psychoactive substances in the world. It's commonly used in the treatment of drug addiction, chronic depression, and anxiety disorders but has also seen a surge in global interest for non-medical reasons.  

Nootropic Profile: L-Tyrosine

thesunlightexperiment.com

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/6/5/nootropic-profile-l-tyrosine

thesunlightexperiment.com L-Tyrosine is a popular addition to nootropic formula. It serves as the building block for the neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenalin, and noradrenaline and thus plays a significant role in the stress response. Learn how you can use L-Tyrosine in your nootropic stack.

What Is Sarsaparilla Root?

thesunlightexperiment.com

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/5/21/what-is-sarsaparilla-root

thesunlightexperiment.com The word sarsaparilla rings a bell in many peoples mind. It is a common, and popular herb in both western and traditional Chinese herbalism, and is one of the key ingredients in the traditional root beer recipe... But what exactly is sarsaparilla? What is it used for, and is there any evidence

Which Catuaba Should You Be Using?

thesunlightexperiment.com

Catuaba is an important herb from the Amazon basin. This one is used mainly for age-related memory decline.

The problem is that there are numerous unrelated species all referred to as Catuaba. Which is the right one to use?

thesunlightexperiment.com Catuaba is the common name of over 8 unrelated species of plants. Learn the difference between these species so that you know which ones to use and which ones to avoid.

Nootropic Profile: Alpha-GPC

thesunlightexperiment.com

Another nootropic analysis for you.

thesunlightexperiment.com Alpha-GPC is a popular addition to many nootropic formulas, yet is not well understood by the consumer market. What makes this addition so important and why should you consider adding it to your nootropic stack?

What Is Yerba Maté Tea?

thesunlightexperiment.com

What is yerba mate?

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/3/27/what-is-yerba-mat

thesunlightexperiment.com Yerba maté is a popular beverage in South America, which has spread all over the world. The stimulating actions of the tea make it popular among students, entrepreneurs, and as a social or morning ritual.

What Are Racetam Nootropics?

thesunlightexperiment.com

Racetams were the first nootropics ever discovered. That was back in the 60's while researchers were looking for new treatments for motion sickness.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/3/9/what-are-racetam-nootropics

thesunlightexperiment.com Racetams were the first class of nootropics ever discovered, and remain one of the most popular nootropic substances on the planet. Why you ask? Find out more here.

thesunlightexperiment.com

thesunlightexperiment.com

Travelling to the Himalayas? Peru? Some useful information on altitude sickness.
https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/3/14/introduction-to-altitude-sickness

thesunlightexperiment.com

Nootropic Profile: Huperzine-A (Huperzia serrata)

thesunlightexperiment.com

Huperzine-A for memory and Alzheimer's prevention.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/31/nootropic-profile-huperzine-a-huperzia-serrata

thesunlightexperiment.com We look at a common nootropic, huperzine-A coming from Chinese clubmoss. What does it do? How does it work? Why should you use it? All of these questions will be answered.

Why We Should Be Interested In Natural MAO Inhibitors

thesunlightexperiment.com

OMG MAOI FTW

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/2/14/natural-mao-inhibitors

thesunlightexperiment.com Monoamine oxidase inhibitor increases have been linked with a variety of neurological disorders, and naturally, declines with age. Modern MAO inhibitors tend to come with a variety of undesirable side effects, pushing us to look for new MAO inhibitor options...

Nootropic Profile: Huperzine-A (Huperzia serrata)

thesunlightexperiment.com

More Nootropics... Huperzine-A comes from Chinese club moss. It's one of the most promising I've seen for Alzheimer's, and memory in general. It's also very easy to find and safe to use.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/31/nootropic-profile-huperzine-a-huperzia-serrata

thesunlightexperiment.com We look at a common nootropic, huperzine-A coming from Chinese clubmoss. What does it do? How does it work? Why should you use it? All of these questions will be answered.

Caffeine Doesn't Make You Smarter

thesunlightexperiment.com

Sorry folks...

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/2/3/caffeine-doesnt-make-you-smarter

thesunlightexperiment.com We all love caffeine from one source or another. Whether it's coffee, tea, yerba mate, guarana, kola nut, or pure caffeine, this molecule is loved by all. Many of us use caffeine in the mornings to help us wake up... at school to keep us awake... and throughout the day when we meet friends and fami...

3 Reasons Failure Can Be The Best Thing That's Ever Happened To You

amp.mindbodygreen.com

https://amp.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-reasons-failure-can-be-the-best-thing-thats-ever-happened-to-you

amp.mindbodygreen.com Don't chalk up every failure as just that. If you learn from the things that don't go your way, you'll get closer with every failure to greater and greater success.

How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning

nytimes.com

This is a great article on the facts behind anti-vaxxers. There is no real "conspiracy" behind vaccination and there are countless pieces of evidence showing it DOES NOT cause autism.

This is beginning to become a serious health concern.

I recommend giving this a skim over...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/opinion/how-the-anti-vaxxers-are-winning.html?_r=0

nytimes.com A major measles outbreak in America is only a matter of time.

The ONE Bedroom Change I Recommend To All My Patients For Instantly Better Sleep

amp.mindbodygreen.com

Stop playing on your damn phones all night....

https://amp.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-one-bedroom-change-i-recommend-to-all-my-patients-for-instantly-better-sleep

amp.mindbodygreen.com It's simple but super effective.

Is Psilocybin a Nootropic?

thesunlightexperiment.com

Psilocybin is the active component in magic mushrooms.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/31/is-psilocybin-a-nootropic

thesunlightexperiment.com Psilocybin is the chemical found in magic mushrooms. It has been getting some attention lately as a possible nootropic in small doses. Here we have a closer look at how this chemical works, and consider how this may or may not offer nootropic benefits....

The Right Way To Use Aloe On Sunburns + 6 Other Aloe Tricks

www.mindbodygreen.com

I cant seem to kill my aloe plants. Tough as nails, strong as an ox.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-26098/the-right-way-to-use-aloe-on-sunburns-6-other-aloe-tricks.html

www.mindbodygreen.com Get the most out of this amazing easy-to-grow plant.

5-HTP Benefits for Anxiety, Depression, Sleep

bebrainfit.com

This plays in well to an upcoming blog post I wrote on... magic mushrooms...

http://bebrainfit.com/5-htp-benefits-side-effects/

bebrainfit.com 5-HTP has shown promise as a treatment for mood disorders and insomnia. Learn the benefits of 5-HTP and its side effects before you try a 5-HTP supplement.

Best 7 Nootropics For 2017

thesunlightexperiment.com

Nootropics are on everybody's mind (pun intended), but sifting through the heaps of garbage in the nootropics market to find the gems can be tough... so I did it for you.

Let's get smarter in 2017 together, share this post if you agree with any of these picks.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/31/top-7-nootropics-for-2017

thesunlightexperiment.com The world of nootropics is large and convoluted. There are many great supplements out there, as well as many bad ones, and it tends to change drastically from year to year. This is a guide for 2017 with our top 5 nootropics for the year 2017. Enjoy!

Does eating chocolate improve your brain function? - Your Brain Health

yourbrainhealth.com.au

Raw chocolate, aka cocoa, aka cacao are indeed good for the brain. Chocolate flavored sugar is not....

Embrace the bitter!

http://yourbrainhealth.com.au/does-eating-chocolate-improve-your-brain-function/

yourbrainhealth.com.au Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. Recently, the news headlines tell us “eating chocolate improves brain function” and that it “could help protect against normal age-related decline”.

Costa Rica Has Achieved 100% Renewable Energy – But What's the Fine Print?

bigthink.com

Costa Rica ❤

http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/what-you-want-to-know-about-costa-ricas-renewable-energy-victory

bigthink.com How Costa Rica achieved 100% renewable energy, and what it means.

What It Feels Like to Die

www.theatlantic.com

Have you ever thought about what it might feel like to die? Many of us don't consider this until we see it first hand, yet it's something all of us will find out in our own way.

This is a beautiful read.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/what-it-feels-like-to-die/499319/

www.theatlantic.com Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.

Check Out An #ActualLivingScientist

thesunlightexperiment.com

Name those scientists in your life!

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/2/4/check-out-an-actual-living-scientists

thesunlightexperiment.com One of our favourite trending hashtags in a while!

Iridescent Leaves Take Advantage Of Quantum Mechanics To Thrive In The Shade

www.popsci.com.au

Plants are amazing

http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/iridescent-leaves-take-advantage-of-quantum-mechanics-to-thrive-in-the-shade,440037

www.popsci.com.au Iridescent flowers are common in nature. Their sparkly petals attract bees' attention, tempting them to come over and pollinate the flower. But why would leaves be iridescent? This is the question Heather Whitney, a plant scientist at University of Bristol, asked while studying iridescent flowers.

Introduction To Nootropics

thesunlightexperiment.com

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/31/introduction-to-nootropics

thesunlightexperiment.com Nootropics are any substance that improves the natural abilities of the brain to improve cognition. there are many ways these can work, and this month we will be exploring a few of them, why they are useful, and how we can put them to work for us.

Donald Trump and the Anti-Vaxxer Conspiracy Theorists

richarddawkins.net

Maybe the new administration is looking for a population decrease through widespread disease and discomfort.

This is a good way to start...

https://richarddawkins.net/2017/01/donald-trump-and-the-anti-vaxxer-conspiracy-theorists/

richarddawkins.net By Laurie Garrett Things are getting down and dirty now. And millions of lives are at stake. I cannot possibly state strongly enough how dangerous it is that President-elect Donald Trump has embrac…

Threatened Scientific Culture In America

thesunlightexperiment.com

Thoughts?

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/31/c5i5iuo19t15tfr6iede5y6fh65f10

thesunlightexperiment.com Why We Need To Stand Up For Science In the Face Of Trumps America The Sunlight Experiment aims to investigate the science behind natural and botanical medicines. The founder, Justin Cooke, spends a lot of his time filtering through scientific literature to bring you insights and up to date informati...

The Earth Has Lungs. Watch Them Breathe.

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com

Watch the earth breath

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/09/the-earth-has-lungs-watch-them-breathe/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20170130ph-krulwichtrees3&utm_campaign=Content&sf53327002=1

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way, and what they do for the planet is amazing.

The Debate About Statin Medications

thesunlightexperiment.com

Controversial... yes. Care not.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/6/using-statins-for-cholesterol

thesunlightexperiment.com The debate about whether or not statin medications are effective and safe or not has been a hot topic lately. Here are some of the points arguing each way without writing a novel about this complex and contraversial topic.

How to Lower Cholesterol Levels Naturally

thesunlightexperiment.com

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/6/how-to-lower-cholesterol-levels-naturally

thesunlightexperiment.com In some of my recent articles, I talked about the role of cholesterol in heart disease. We know that high cholesterol levels are a marker for heart disease, and we know heart disease is the leading cause of death in the developed world. It makes logical sense then that we should consider the ways we...

Health Tip: Meditating at Bedtime

www.medicinenet.com

Meditation can improve your heart! And other things...

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=197470

www.medicinenet.com A busy mind can keep you from a good night's sleep. And a relaxing meditation ritual may be just what you need to wind down.

The Ultimate Plant-Based Grilling Guide (Avocados, Peaches, Asparagus, & More)

amp.mindbodygreen.com

Eating more plants is a good way to protect your heart. Here are some fun ways to grill veggies and get more heart healthy foods into your life.

https://amp.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-ultimate-plant-based-grilling-guide-avocados-peaches-asparagus-more

amp.mindbodygreen.com Let someone else deal with the hamburgers.

Why Google DeepMind wants your medical records - BBC News

www.bbc.com

Im on the fence as to whether or not this is a good move for humanity. What do you think?

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36783521

www.bbc.com Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?

3 Tips for Avoiding Fake News in Science

bigthink.com

A good article in the age of fake news.

http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/3-tips-for-avoiding-fake-news-in-science

bigthink.com Astrophysicist Michael J. I. Brown offers some guidelines for identifying fake or bad science.

Why Olympic Swimmer Dana Vollmer Refuses To Count Calories

www.mindbodygreen.com

Some health insights from an Olympic swimmer. Nutrition doesn't need to be complicated.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-26314/why-olympic-swimmer-dana-vollmer-refuses-to-count-calories.html

www.mindbodygreen.com Who has time for that?!

I'm An Endurance Athlete. Here's Why I Smoke Weed To Optimize Performance

www.mindbodygreen.com

Endurance training is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Many people think cannabis is detrimental to this sport when in fact it is not! Try a vape, edibles, or tincture though as inhaling smoke is clearly not going to help your heart or endurance.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-26137/im-an-endurance-athlete-heres-why-i-smoke-weed-to-optimize-performance.html

www.mindbodygreen.com "In the past, I had relied on ibuprofen, but this seemed to do the job just as well — with fewer side effects."

Cholesterols Role In Heart Disease

thesunlightexperiment.com

Not everyone knows why cholesterol is seen as the "bad guy" in terms of heart disease.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/6/lowering-cholesterol-naturally

thesunlightexperiment.com Cholesterol Cholesterol isn't famous for its role in our cell membranes, or as a precurser to many of our hormones of our body. Rather, it's famous for its role in heart disease. Cholesterol is blamed almost exclusively for the millions of deaths each year due to heart disease. In light of this, me...

Why Nutritional IVs Are The Hottest Thing In Athlete Recovery Right Now

www.mindbodygreen.com

This is strange but an interesting option for athletes.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-25860/why-nutritional-ivs-are-the-hottest-thing-in-athlete-recovery-right-now.html

www.mindbodygreen.com Stretching for recovery? Here's something else for you to consider.

Stunning Trail Running Instagrams That Will Inspire You to Go Wild

www.fitnessmagazine.com

This month is heart health month. Lets have a great start to 2017 and focus on how to keep our hearts beating strong well into old age.

Here are some instagrams worth following for some excellent trail running motivation to get you going.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/running/stunning-trail-running-instagrams/?utm_campaign=fit_trueanthem_evergreen&utm_content=5846700304d3016e80b6f7ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter?page=1

www.fitnessmagazine.com You can only pound the pavement for so long before you start itching for some green. If you're feeling antsy in the urban jungle, feed your need for the...

A Beginners Guide To Heart Disease

thesunlightexperiment.com

This is a basic overview on the various forms of heart disease. There will be many more posts on heart disease this month so stay tuned.

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2017/1/6/a-guide-to-heart-disease

thesunlightexperiment.com This ia a basic overview of some of the different forms of heart disease.

The rise of oil palm and silent forests

www.livemint.com

We are still looking for alternative sources to curb this ecological disaster.

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/m81mssBgSXWBgCIKSkTdaN/The-rise-of-oil-palm-and-silent-forests.html

www.livemint.com Over 50% of the products on supermarket shelves have palm oil as an ingredient. Its production has resulted in massive loss of virgin rainforests in South-East Asia. Now it’s threatening the forests of our North-East

Are Energy Drinks Bad for You?

lifehacker.com

Are energy drinks bad for you? Yes and no.

http://lifehacker.com/are-energy-drinks-bad-for-you-1741434707

lifehacker.com Red Bull may give you wings, but at what cost? To some, energy drinks are dangerous elixirs, while others consider them magic potions of vitality? The truth about how they affect your body is not so black and white.

What's the Deal with Fish Oil? | Under Armour

blog.myfitnesspal.com

Fish oils are great for your heart.

http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/whats-the-deal-with-fish-oil-supplements/

blog.myfitnesspal.com Among the rows and rows of vitamins and supplements on store shelves these days, fish oil stands out. Experts speak highly of it, and many Americans are already popping a gel cap daily, but what exactly are you swallowing? What does “omega-3” mean? Do you need to supplement with “omega-6” as well? A...

How to Become a ‘Superager’

www.nytimes.com

Become a superager. The takeaway from this is to keep your mind challenged throughout life to keep it sharp well into old age.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/31/opinion/sunday/how-to-become-a-superager.html

www.nytimes.com Sudoku isn’t enough. You have to push yourself.

Herbs For Hangovers

thesunlightexperiment.com

The last article we posted was very real in its suggestion that there doesn't exist a cure-all for hangovers. Time is always your friend. But you might be able to reduce that time with these herbs! ;)

https://thesunlightexperiment.com/blog/2016/4/10/herbs-for-hangovers?rq=Herbs%20for%20hangovers

thesunlightexperiment.com 1. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) When you drink alcohol, it is sent to the liver to be processed. The liver basically uses a set of enzymes to break down the alcohol into acetaldehyde, then acetate, and finally carbon dioxide and water. This process can be taxing on the liver. The main enzymes res...


Want your business to be the top-listed Clinic in Calgary?

Click here to claim your Featured Listing.

Telephone

Address


22 River Rock Cres
Calgary, AB
T2C4J4
Other Alternative & Holistic Health in Calgary (show all)
Celeste Preston - Manual Osteopath & RMT Celeste Preston - Manual Osteopath & RMT
TBA NW
Calgary, T3G 1Z4

Manual Osteopath (Articular Techniques, Visceral Manipulations, & Craniosacral), Registered Massage Therapist, Myofascial Cupping Claimable by Insurance

The Artemis Centre The Artemis Centre
1922 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, T3C 0R8

The Artemis Centre has been providing services in Alternative and Complementary Health for more than fifteen years.

Pathway to Health-Quantum Level Healing Pathway to Health-Quantum Level Healing
Calgary

At Quantum Level Healing we help people to recognize and draw upon their innate healing abilities and facilitate a holistic wellbeing of body, mind, soul, and spirit. Energy Healing,Chakra Balancing, Reiki Training,

Heather Marie Young Living Essential Oils Heather Marie Young Living Essential Oils
Calgary

Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm a mom of 3 little kiddos and have a love for photography and essential oils. I am an Executive with Young Living and would love for you to ...

Fresh NUrishment Fresh NUrishment
Calgary
Calgary, T2W 3P1

Finding fresh ways to nourish your body, mind and spirit!

R90 Body Reshaping R90 Body Reshaping
123 Calgary Street
Calgary, T3H 0K7

Continuous support around lifestyle, weight management, nutrition, fat loss and muscle retention.

Jiiva health & wellness Jiiva health & wellness
Edgemont
Calgary, T3A3W2

Take charge of your health. Treat yourself well. You are worth it.. And it is about time!

Essentially Spoiled by Lisa Essentially Spoiled by Lisa
Calgary

My name is Lisa and I am a stay at home mom. Young Living is helping me provide a toxin free home for my children and keeping us all healthy.

Sage Plus Clinical Pharmacy Sage Plus Clinical Pharmacy
860 13 Street S.E.
Calgary, T2G 1R2

Sage Plus Clinical Pharmacy is a non-traditional drug store that focuses on early detection, prevention and treatment through life style changes

Body in Balance Osteopathic Therapy Body in Balance Osteopathic Therapy
264 Brookgreen Drive SW
Calgary, T2W2T8

Osteopathic therapy supporting performance and wellness. Specializing in sport, pre/postnatal, pediatrics. No referral required.

Naturmend Naturmend
905 1 Ave NE
Calgary, T2E 2L3

We provide an inviting, comfortable and professional environment staffed with naturopathic doctors, nutritionists and health experts.

Calgary Lice Advice Calgary Lice Advice
Copperfield
Calgary, T2Z 4Z4

I offer services to parents to help them remove lice from their kids heads manually and pesticide free.