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RE: Metaphysical Mycelium Mushroom Minds Of Planet Earth ... And The Space Time Continuum!

in #philosophy4 years ago

Another masterfully written piece. I wasn't sure I was going to be interested in reading this at first because for some reason mushrooms don't fascinate me. But you certainly did them some justice.

To give my take on depression and why I do believe it's chemical. Serotonin. Low serotonin has been linked to depression. Now the reason we didn't see depression in indigenous tribe pre-westernized was all to do with diet.

Our gut bacteria has a direct connection with our brains. As well as makes up over 70% of our immunity. The number of bacteria and the variety of strains in our gut biome is affected by our diet. If your diet is poor your bacteria count will be poor and/or will be overrun with strains that will have a negative effect on your mental and physical Health. They have linked gut health to serotonin production.

Again great post!

Anyways I'm no expert just sharing what I've learned.

Bit of anecdotal evidence: Since I switched to an organic/plant based diet years ago, I have completely changed the state of my overall mental health. I won't give details as I refuse to discuss this over the internet. But suffice it to say I'm a believer of "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

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Thankyou @venomnymous I'm glad you enjoyed my mushroom post and that it rose above your expectations!

You've made some excellent and very valid points and you're entirely correct. When I write my mental health post I will expand upon this. Like yourself I eat an organic plant based diet and the stomach (the second brain) is key to not only mental health but all health. Indeed we carry within our bodies pretty much every serious disease out there, it's a healthy gut barrier that prevents them coming to fruition .. in fact i'm sitting here now drinking a glass of kefir made from my own grains.

The point I will expand upon in my mental health posts is that much of the crap that's consumed is more akin to drugs than food and so alters brain chemistry. Depletes seretonin and puts your brainwaves in a state of flux. So yes it's not a chemical imbalance within our brains but a reaction to the crap many are feeding themselves on. I will expand upon many aspects of this in my post and show why I don't believe a healthy and nutrient rich brain would have a chemical imbalance but sill people get depressed. But in terms of "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" I'm with you my brother and that statement is veritas!! Great to see you're aware of all this, respect dude and thanks again!!

well said. I'll be keeping an eye out for the mental health post for sure.

It's funny, I have yet to have brewed kefir. I really need to get a hold of the grains to brew it.

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