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Dec 3, 2021

Alex Dorr joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to provide us an overview of mushrooms and the fungi kingdom; the anatomy, life cycle, and evolutionary history of mushrooms; and the role fungi play in the very foundations of life on this planet.

We also talk about mycoremediation, mycotechnologies, and go in-depth about the health effects of functional mushrooms such as reishi, lion’s mane, and cordyceps. 

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Episode Breakdown
  • An overview of mushrooms and the fungi kingdom
  • Mushroom evolution, anatomy, and life cycle
  • How mushrooms support the foundation of life itself
  • Mycoremediation (using fungi to fix industrial pollution)
  • Using psilocybin is mycoremediation of human trauma
  • Criticisms of the mainstreaming and industrializing of psilocybin
  • Functional mushrooms and their benefit on human health
  • The health effects of Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, and Reishi mushrooms
  • Four guidelines to follow for finding good quality functional mushrooms (sourcing, extraction, lab-tested, dose)
  • Issues around Chaga mushroom extraction and sourcing
  • Importance of ensuring good extraction methods
  • The importance of ensuring functional mushrooms are certified organic and lab-tested
  • Getting the right dose for your functional mushrooms
  • Mycoprotein, aka mushroom meat
  • Mycowood for making musical instrument
  • Mycopesticides for malaria mosquitos 
  • Malaria medication nightmares
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