American mycologist Paul Stamets said, “Lion’s Mane is maybe our first smart mushroom.”
Eric Cerecedes — expert in the field and founder of MycoFormulas — joins Jesse for a wildly interesting conversation about mushrooms. The biological headliner is Lion’s Mane mushroom, but their chat ranges from ecological food-webs and the Gaia Hypothesis, to obstacles to research funding for mushroom studies in the West.
Also in this episode, find out how scientists are using genetically modified fish to find out more about Motor Neuron Disease, and how a journalist’s elaborate hoax reinforces the idea that a healthy dose of skepticism is never a bad thing.
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The first ever fungal edition.
This Week In Neuroscience: Transparent fish to the rescue.
Shout-out for a great iTunes review.
Twitter chat on Omega-3 with Dr. Michael Lewis coming up soon.
Teaser about an opinion piece by Jesse on cognitive enhancement.
Jesse introduces Eric Cerecedes.
Eric's early experiences with mushrooms.
A common misconception.
Lack of mushrooms in Western diet.
Poisonous mushrooms - a hype?
Research on cognitive and other benefits of Lion's Mane mushroom.
External and internal healing properties.
Mechanism of action.
The Circle of Life and different types of mushroom.
The Gaia Theory.
Challenges facing mushroom research.
When the oyster mushroom was taken to court.
Dosage - dependent on cultivation source.
Cultivation techniques at Eric's company.
Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: The importance of healthy skepticism.