Josh Kerbel

Josh has diverse background with a combination of formal training in both healthcare and business administration. Currently the CTO of Frshminds, he has a life long interest in alternative approaches to healthcare as well as technology development. Prior to working on Frshminds, he was the CTO of Lift & Co, a cannabis information site and ran Extreme Innovations, the in house software development services company of Extreme Venture Partners, one of the most successful early stage venture investors in Canada. Since becoming interested in psychedelics, Josh has explored microdosing, mushroom cultivation and was responsible for building out Frshminds' mushroom species guide.

An introduction to Ayahuasca

Understanding Ayahuasca: A Beginner’s Guide

Ayahuasca is a traditional brew with roots deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. This powerful drink has been used for centuries by indigenous people for spiritual and healing purposes. It’s made from a combination of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the leaves of the Psychotria viridis shrub. Together, these plants create a unique […]

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Best Countries for Psilocybin Retreats

Best Countries for Psilocybin Retreats

Psilocybin mushroom retreats are operating in more countries around the world than you might think. Accessing psychedelics can be done safely with skilled and experienced facilitators with medical staff onsite in the best countries for psilocybin retreats. Here are some of the most popular countries people travel to find healing and wellness with psilocybin. Jamaica […]

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Ten Popular Magic Mushroom Species

There are hundreds of psychedelic mushroom species. It can be difficult to sort through all the options, so we compiled a list of ten popular magic mushroom species from Frshminds. Keep in mind that reports of magic mushroom experiences are highly subjective, and individual set and setting likely play a larger role than species. However, […]

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Magic Mushrooms South Central America - mexican pyramid

Magic Mushrooms of South and Central America 

Magic Mushrooms of South and Central America  There are a ton of magic mushrooms throughout Central and South America. They are, in fact, part of the culture. In Mexico, magic mushrooms were introduced to the West when Gordon Wasson was given the first psilocybe mushrooms by Maria Sabina. Long before that, the Aztecs famously consumed […]

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Magic Mushroom Species List

As you are probably aware, magic mushrooms are fungi that contain the psychedelic compound psilocybin. But within this broad definition, there is an incredible amount of diversity. Our magic mushroom species list contains almost 200 “strains” and “species” of the ‘shroom. The most commonly cultivated and consumed genus of psilocybin mushrooms is the Psilocybe – […]

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How do you know what is the strongest Magic Mushroom

What is the Strongest Magic Mushroom?

There are hundreds of magic mushrooms, with many yet to be discovered. Psilocybin mushrooms vary in potency, with ​​Psilocybe Azurescens or “flying saucers” generally regarded as the strongest magic mushroom in the world. Although, as mushroom growers experiment with varieties like Penis Envy, what is the strongest magic mushroom might change. But, azurescens aren’t available […]

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What Are Psychedelics

What Are Psychedelics? Are They Growing In My Garden?

A common question from people considering psychedelic therapy is “What are Psychedelics?”, but did you know they could be growing in your garden?  While a large number of these drugs are still illegal for most people to possess, a number of them naturally occurring substances that have a psychedelic effect and are currently being investigated […]

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