MS and tripping on psychedelic mushrooms
Yesterday I was the tripsitter during a psychedelic trip of a Londoner with MS. The past of this gentleman has not been easy for him and of course that does something to this person. The goal of the trip was to accept the past and to live more in the present. A life without fear can help people with various diseases. Fear and anxiety is a catalyst for many diseases.
What is MS or multiple sclerosis?
MS is an autoimmune disorder in which the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord are broken down by macrophages. The result of this is that communication from the brain to other areas becomes more difficult. Controlling muscles therefore also becomes more difficult. There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding MS. We do not yet know the exact cause.
What can help combat MS?
The next thing I am going to write is hypothetical at this moment. If you assume that MS is a reaction of the body to clean up damaged cells, it could be that if you make sure there is less damage, there will be less reaction of the immune system. Less inflammation means less work for the macrophages. Inflammations can be drastically reduced with a change in lifestyle. The image below shows the things we should prevent and thus get less inflammation.
Vitamin D against MS
Around the equator the chance that someone will get MS is the smallest. This may have to do with sunlight hours and thus with the formation of vitamin D. Sitting in the sun in moderation may just help. Vitamin D supplements or moderate sunbathing can also help.
Diet against MS
A diet can do so much good. We have already given diet tips against stress and depression. So the same diet can also help against MS because it helps in three areas. First, this diet reduces inflammation in the intestines and other locations in the body. Second, it indirectly reduces stress. Less stress and cortisol promotes body repair, which is much needed with MS. Thirdly, this diet increases serotonin and thus the release of BDNF.
Read more about the antidepressant diet
BDNF may play a key role in the fight against MS
BDNF stands for Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor and is a hormone (protein) that stimulates nerve cell repair and the production of new nerve cells. In MS, BDNF may therefore play a key role in the recovery of damaged areas. Perhaps the increased concentration of BDNF would allow the body to recover faster than the immune system could break it down. If you could combine this technique with a healthy lifestyle and therefore less inflammatory reactions, this could be very helpful.
Read here how you can increase BDNF
Psychedelics against MS
The highest possible stimulation of the 5HT2a receptor to release BDNF is the use of psychedelics. These are really mind-altering drugs. Psilocin from magic mushrooms, DMT from ayahuasca or LSD stimulates the 5HT2a receptor in such a way that the concentration of BDNF also increases considerably. This combination causes neurogenesis, which means the creation of new neurons, at a level that is unprecedented.
We believe in the beneficial effects of magic mushrooms and truffles.
Whether magic mushrooms and increasing BDNF can help cure MS has yet to be proven. To me it sounds very plausible that progress can be made with these techniques. So on the question if magic mushrooms can help cure MS we can only answer that we think they can.
What do you think?
Do you have MS yourself? How do you think it came about? Have you experienced a past with a lot of stress and anxiety? Does vitamin D and little sunlight play a role for you? Do you think our trip therapy can help? Please let us know!
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