S2 E34 Back to Basics: Natural Remedies Part 2
Discussion topics in this episode:
- We’re on the hunt for solutions and having access to the solutions of our choice. The natural world is full of problems and more importantly, solutions to these problems. Natural remedies have been time-tested through the processes of evolution and natural selection and deserve our attention.
- In this part 2, we explore the current state of Genetically Modified Organisms (like wheat and cows, etc.) and the difference between natural and unnatural methods of selecting desirable crops.
- We briefly discuss the connective nature of the mushroom, a.k.a. the mycelial network, among the roots of great forest organisms and among the neurons of one’s mind.
- This National Forest Foundation article helps shed light upon what we are learning about these amazing and vast symbiotic organisms, “Underground Networking: The Amazing Connections Beneath Your Feet.”
- Regarding the brain, this scholarly article finished its summary with a powerful finding: “… These results strongly imply that the subjective effects of psychedelic drugs are caused by decreased activity and connectivity in the brain’s key connector hubs, enabling a state of unconstrained cognition.” Areas of the brain are talking to each other without their usual, well-worn pathways! The effect is literally freeing the mind.
- Calls to Action:
- During your day-to-day, seek to add in new connections in your community around food. Pierce the veil of marketing and plastic wrap in your life and meet your butcher to know your meats. Choose all-natural or organic over factory farm-raised products. You may need to ask questions to understand the difference based on what’s available in your area.
- Cost-saving tip: We know it may be more expensive per pound to invest in healthful foods, but consider reducing the amount of meat you buy. The more nutrient-dense a food is, the more healthful it is, and as such you need less of it to be healthy. Use ripe fruit to finish any meal if you’re still hungry.
- Michael V. Piscitelli
- Raymond Wong Jr.
- Learning more about the U.S. Farm Bill so that when it comes up for reauthorization, you are familiar with how your tax dollars are allocated. We need to reprioritize small farms and healthful production over the mass industrialization of our agriculture. Let us put our tax dollars to good use and move us towards sustainability and resilience in farm practices for a more healthful nation and a more perfect union.
- Another recent scholarly article on “How psychedelic drug psilocybin works on the brain.” Notably it mentions that using fMRI technology has revealed that areas of the brain thought to deal with the ego and sense of self are less active, which also coincides with the other study that found similar connector/traffic cop regions are less active.
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“Mycorrhizal network” image by Charlotte Roy Wikipedia.