by Chris Bodenner
A reader writes:
Look, I know psilocybin is probably not going to hurt in small doses, but this logic is really really terrible. Natural does not mean good. Natural does not mean safe. Natural does not mean that it's going to fix you. And it's really dangerous to believe any of those things.
When I saw the reader's description of their use of psilocybin to treat a demyelinating condition, I immediately googled it and came up with only papers about mushroom use leading to demyelinating episodes. Here's a link (PDF) to a scary one, where the demyelination occurred in the brain and not peripheral nerves. I just thought I'd pass this along in case people who have a similar condition might see that and think, "Ooh, I ought to try that!"