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Michael Pollan



Michael Kevin Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism. Among his bestsellers are books that explore the socio-cultural impacts of food and the efficacy of mind-altering drugs to help fight depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.

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Joe Rogan Reacts to Michael Pollan's DMT Story

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This Is Your Mind on Plants

Of all the things humans rely on plants for—sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fiber—surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience.

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Unhappy Meals

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageYou are what what you eat eats.

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Revealing the Mind: The Promise of Psychedelics

Nearly every culture throughout history has used chemicals that alter consciousness for spiritual exploration. In the 20th century these drugs caught the attention of scientists. Psychedelics, as they were named, proved effective at treating intractable illnesses like depression and addiction.

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In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science.

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The Trip Treatment

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageEat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

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How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family's health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations.

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The New Possible: Visions of Our World beyond Crisis

The year 2020 upended every aspect of our lives.

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