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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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
nytimes.com A major measles outbreak in America is only a matter of time.
I cant seem to kill my aloe plants. Tough as nails, strong as an ox.
www.mindbodygreen.com Get the most out of this amazing easy-to-grow plant.
This plays in well to an upcoming blog post I wrote on... magic mushrooms...
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.
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.
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!
Raw chocolate, aka cocoa, aka cacao are indeed good for the brain. Chocolate flavored sugar is not....
Embrace the bitter!
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”.
bigthink.com How Costa Rica achieved 100% renewable energy, and what it means.
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.
www.theatlantic.com Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.
Name those scientists in your life!
thesunlightexperiment.com One of our favourite trending hashtags in a while!
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.
Maybe the new administration is looking for a population decrease through widespread disease and discomfort.
This is a good way to start...
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…
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...
Watch the earth breath
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.
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...
Meditation can improve your heart! And other things...
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.
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.
amp.mindbodygreen.com Let someone else deal with the hamburgers.
Im on the fence as to whether or not this is a good move for humanity. What do you think?
www.bbc.com Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?
A good article in the age of fake news.
bigthink.com Astrophysicist Michael J. I. Brown offers some guidelines for identifying fake or bad science.
Some health insights from an Olympic swimmer. Nutrition doesn't need to be complicated.
www.mindbodygreen.com Who has time for that?!
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.
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."
Not everyone knows why cholesterol is seen as the "bad guy" in terms of heart disease.
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...
This is strange but an interesting option for athletes.
www.mindbodygreen.com Stretching for recovery? Here's something else for you to consider.
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.
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...
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.
thesunlightexperiment.com This ia a basic overview of some of the different forms of heart disease.
We are still looking for alternative sources to curb this ecological disaster.
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? Yes and no.
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.
Fish oils are great for your heart.
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...
Become a superager. The takeaway from this is to keep your mind challenged throughout life to keep it sharp well into old age.
www.nytimes.com Sudoku isn’t enough. You have to push yourself.
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! ;)
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...
This is a fitting article for new years!
www.nytimes.com Despite the claims of some commercial products, experts say no elixir exists to cure a hangover. But there are steps you can take to minimize its effects.
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