Topic: Heal

Psychedelics, science and mental health

First Intermountain Psychedelics Symposium meets in Salt Lake City this month If you’re a regular reader of this publication, chances are you’re already familiar with psychedelic t …

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Chakra Series part 1

Reclaiming the caduceus Introduction to the chakra system The caduceus, better known as the medical symbol, with its central staff, entwined snakes and feathered wings on top, look …

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Manual adjustments in yoga class

What to do and what not to do Years ago, one of my former students took a yoga class at a local health club. My student had been practicing for several years and had developed a he …

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Indoor air quality

Inversions are natural events due to cold temperatures and our surrounding mountains (for a more detailed explanation, take a look at CATALYST’s January 2018 issue). When air becom …

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Just Imagine

What Utah would look like without prisons. The U.S. incarcerates more people than any nation in the world, including China…. In 2016, the Brennan Center examined convictions and se …

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Human hibernation

Yogic help for deeper sleep Right now, much of the world is sleeping. Creatures such as bears, marmots, bats and bees hibernate. Reptiles fall into a state of sluggishness and inac …

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Our mattress obsession

Shopping therapy may (or may not) cure your sleep woes In young adulthood, when we first move out on our own and most of our possessions can fit in our cars, a mattress is a weight …

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Sleep, medication and Alzheimer’s

A team of USU researchers find curious correlations “The last few months of her life my dad would simply hug me and thank me for the visit. Words I exchanged with my mom soon were …

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Sleep 101

Neglect not the obvious Noooo… I don’t want to go to sleep!” we may have wailed as children, preferring to run, play or even hide to avoid the confines of a bed. This approach to n …

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Beyond Sleepytime tea

Sleep is sacred. Rest is our opportunity to process the adventures of the day—its twists and turns, ups and downs. It’s our time to rejuvenate, restore and reharmonize. Without pro …

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Air quality affects sleep quality

We have a pretty good understanding about air pollution in relation to respiratory illnesses like asthma and COPD, and know there’s a link to cardiovascular disease. But it turns o …

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Ketamine: This drug may finally change the way we study depression

On a recent drive to the Home Depot on 2100 South, a billboard with simple blocked letters caught my eye. “Fight Depression, KetamineSLC.com.” I had to look twice. Fight depression …

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The Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour

In Salt Lake City this month Friends are forged on the dark road heading out of town. And so we head there again, sojourning across the continent in the name of psychic sanity and …

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It’s all about healthy growth: Seeds of Success

Cultivating gardens while sowing the Seeds of Success In the summer of 2016, Wasatch Community Gardens launched an ambitious new pro­ject: to build and grow a 1.4-acre farm out of …

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Past Life Hypnosis: a journey into the subconscious (whether you believe in past lives or not)

The CATALYST staff and interns sat in the front room of Big Pink. Pens and notepads at our sides, we were being led through the hypnosis by Jennifer Van Gorp, Salt Lake’s newest pr …

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