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