Cornwall ON – You don’t see a lot of Peyote up here in Canada, but due to environmental changes and over cultivation without care for the roots they grow on The Peyote is in danger of becoming extinct!
There are actually legal distributors of Peyote in the US for religeous purposes believe it or not and thousands of the little buttons are mailed all over the US. Studies have also showed that it has been successful as an anti-biotic.
It can be munched on, smoked, or brewed into a tea.
The hallucinatory effects generally last less than 12 hours.
Slight and balding, Morales is extremely hard-of-hearing but chatty — switching seamlessly between English and Spanish. He shares his home with his wife and a Chihuahua that sleeps in a rusty bird cage.
Many of Morales’ customers visit him to buy fresh peyote, which he breaks down with a tomato slicer and parcels out in gunny sacks. He will also mail dry buttons all over the U.S.
Many buyers stay on his property to use the peyote. In his backyard, where chickens totter about and mosquitoes feast on any exposed skin, Morales has a brick altar surrounded by a garden of peyote.
Makes you wonder about indigenous harvests like the wild garlic around us in Cornwall.
In other news Governor Arnold Schwarzengger stated that “nobody cares about smoking a joint” and a nutrition professor lived on a diet of Twinkies and junk food for ten weeks and actually lost 27 pounds. His study focused on caloric intake rather than in what form.
Haub’s “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his “good” cholesterol, or HDL, increased by 20 percent. He reduced the level of triglycerides, which are a form of fat, by 39 percent.
“That’s where the head scratching comes,” Haub said. “What does that mean? Does that mean I’m healthier? Or does it mean how we define health from a biology standpoint, that we’re missing something?”
Despite his temporary success, Haub does not recommend replicating his snack-centric diet.
What do you think Canada? You can post your comments below.
Back in grade 5 we did an experiment at school with rats (back when kids were kids, and rats were rats). One pair of rats had a balanced diet and another pair ate only jam sandwiches and drank cola. And yup, the junk food rats lost weight.
Of course their fur looked like crap and their crazy eyes and ADD gave them the air of rodent crack heads, but hey, they were slim and couldn’t have looked more cool if they’d had a cigarette in their paws (that was another cool experiment).
The professor might try devouring some scientific literature along with his twinkies before he hurts himself (and lest those rats’ service to science be in vain).