Researchers believe ‘magic’ mushrooms have the potential to curb obesity

Researchers have started to explore the potential for psilocybin, the psychedelic drug found in “magic” mushrooms, to treat obesity.

Already, a mounting body of research from scientists at Johns Hopkins and New York University suggests the drug can help with anxiety and depression when traditional antidepressant medications don’t work.

That’s because psychedelics like psilocybin have the ability to change how information moves through the brain, decreasing negative thoughts, self-criticisms, and overwhelming feelings. A mindset change can positively affect a person’s overall life outlook and how they move about the world every day.

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