Sign up for the Word on the Tree newsletter


  • Why Western medicine needs to reconsider ‘recreational’ drugs

    The idea of prescribing illegal drugs is heretical. But it shouldn't be.

    May 15, 2017
    By Marc Lewis

    What can doctors do to ease emotional pain? The physicians of ancient and medieval times found many plants and plant-derived substances (ie, drugs) that soothed mental as well as physical ills. Rarely did they draw a line between the psychological and physiological benefits of their remedies. Modern medicine has confirmed the overlap of bodily and mental maladies through painstaking research,