Jennifer Chesak (BSJ03)
The Psilocybin Handbook for Women: How Magic Mushrooms, Psychedelic Therapy, and Microdosing Can Benefit Your Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health by Jennifer Chesak [978-1-64604-4986; $16.95; Ulysses Press; June 2023] is a resource for everyone, although it features information specific to those assigned female at birth—because psychedelics may have different effects and applications across the sexes.
This informative guidebook is packed full with everything you need to know about psilocybin (A.K.A. magic mushrooms), including its history, potential medicinal and recreational benefits, the latest evidence-based research, how to microdose and trip sit, and more. With The Psilocybin Handbook for Women, you’ll also get the answers to some of your most pressing questions, like:
-Does psilocybin affect women differently?
-Does it matter where I am in my cycle when I use psilocybin?
-Can psilocybin help with menstrual migraines, endometriosis, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
-Will psilocybin boost my sex life?
-Do hormones have an impact on the entourage effect?
-What the heck is the entourage effect?
Author Jennifer Chesak is a medical journalist and fact-checker who knows what it’s like to live with chronic illness and get medically gaslighted. “I am the type of girl who does her research—like a lot of it,” she says. “I’ve researched psilocybin at length, specifically how psilocybin affects and may help women or people assigned female at birth, whether therapeutically, spiritually, or recreationally. You’ll find a synthesis of that research—along with personal stories, including my own—in this book.”
No other book on psilocybin investigates the intersection of magic mushrooms with women’s health, and Chesak’s intent is to guide you through the growing body of research regarding psilocybin’s potential and provide you the safety details and considerations should you choose to use magic mushrooms.