The brain is so complicated and sensitive. The blood brain barrier is designed to protect brain function by forbidding entry to foreign things. Psychedelics and THC can get in, imitating neurotransmitters and creating distorted or false sensory perceptions and emotions.
Its all fun and games, until your brain decides it must attempt to adapt and tune into these fake and distorted sensory perceptions. In doing so, it discards the old normal. Is it possible to use psilocybin to tune into a new normal ? Maybe. But it sounds like a real crap shoot to me. Psychological experiences can activate genes
or switch them off. I have a theory about those who report having panic attack, and then having their dp/dr begin a day or two later. It's a story I've heard fairly often on this forum. Say you have a traumatic experience on a psychoactive drug. Your system responds by switching off
a gene, and its function. If you switch a gene off, it stops producing the proteins that support that given function. Your system now has a limited existing supply
of those proteins to continue the function.....for a day or two. Then, you have exhausted the remaining proteins and the function ceases. You are now in your new reality absent that function.
I got this idea from an Incident in my past. A good friend's apartment exploded in a gas leak. He was burned very badly. I saw him and he looked good and was positive about recovery.
I had been playing racquetball with a neurologist and told him about my friend. He asked what % he was burned. I said 85%. He said "he won't make it.". But, I just saw him and
he looked great. Well, he says....the skin is an organ. You burn that much and you can live on your reserves for a few days. Then, you dive down and out. Which, my friend, sadly, did.
I'll just add this about the genome. Huge sums of cash are donated to Cancer research, kidney foundation, this illness and that disease. That funding stream has to change. It has to be redirected to
genetic research. The genome is everything. It governs the processes by which we live day to day.Genetic research can provide all the answers. It is now providing the answers that oncology and other sciences were never going to figure out for themselves.
But, people are funny when it comes to money. It is not going to be easy to redirect the funding from the diseases, to the underlying causes of those diseases.