Week One | Reading Response

I have heard for a few years now that mushrooms can help tp save the world and now feel like I understand this statement so much more due to the ingestion of data over the past week.

I had known that on a micro-level that edible medicinal fungi could help reverse disease and improve brain activity from my own experiences and had some assumptions that mycelium and other plants could potentially correct the adverse affects humans have had on this planet.

In the readings and videos it was clear that there is a huge variance and degree of the number of species, as well as the abilities of mycelium. The overall awareness that the human race has surrounding their function and ecological benefits that they inherently have in their natural environments is vague and what seems to be dismissing in general. The benefits of common fungi like lions mane and reishi are not often discussed within the traditional western medicine world and often are found outside when looking into alternatives.