Holistic Primary Care Presents Fantastic Fungi
Fantastic Fungi and Holistic Primary Care invite you to join a special online screening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi film.
Immediately following the screening, will be a live Q&A session with director Louie Schwartzberg, neurologist Maya Shetreat, MD, and holistic psychiatrist, Scott Shannon, MD–all moderated by Holistic Primary Care’s editor, Erik Goldman as the group discusses mushrooms for wellness and the many benefits of mushrooms.
Fungi are the planet’s great transformers. They bridge death and life, chaos and form, energy, and substance. As the first multicellular organisms to emerge from the oceans, fungi shaped the terrestrial world we and our animal kin inhabit. Mushrooms for wellness are vital. And Fantastic Fungi explores these in a mushroom documentary about many mycelium benefits from sustainability to mushroom bees. Mushrooms have profound implications for our future individual and planetary health.
Bursting with extraordinary time-elapse images and insightful interviews with leading medical and environmental experts, Fantastic Fungi reveals how mushrooms and other fungi can help us solve some of our most vexing problems.
Learn more about the panelists after the trailer!
Maya Shetreat, MD
Shetreat is a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, and author. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Telegraph, NPR, Sky News, The Dr. Oz Show and more. She earned her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed a residency in pediatrics in the North Shore – Long Island Jewish health system before starting her own neurology practice in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Maya is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain Medicine, earth-based programs for transformational healing. She works and studies with indigenous communities and healers in Ecuador, and is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred. She is the author of the popular book, The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil.
Scott Shannon, MD
Shannon is the founder of the Wholeness Center, in Fort Collins, CO. This innovative clinic brings together 16 professionals in 10 different disciplines to provide cross-disciplinary care for a wide range of mental health concerns. Dr. Shannon has been involved in holistic medicine since he joined the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978.
Over the last two decades, he has elaborated a holistic and integrative perspective in psychiatry, and published the first textbook for this field in 2001. Scott is a past President of the American Holistic Medical Association and a founding Board member for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, the sole certifying body for the profession of Integrative Medicine. His latest textbook, Mental Health for the Whole Child was published in 2013 and his book for parents, Parenting the Whole Child in 2014. Scott serves as a site Principle Investigator and therapist for the Phase III trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD sponsored by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He earned his MD from the University of Arizona.
MODERATOR — Erik L. Goldman
He’s the editor and co-founder of Holistic Primary Care-News for Health & Healing, a medical publication focused on educating doctors about non-pharma alternatives for preventing & treating common chronic conditions. He is also co-producer of the Heal Thy Practice: Transforming Patient Care conferences; and The Practitioner Channel Forum, an annual executive retreat for the supplements & natural products industry. Erik has been a medical journalist since 1985, after graduating from SUNY Binghamton with a BS in biology and philosophy. Prior to HPC he was the New York Bureau Chief for International Medical News Group, a division of Elsevier, one of the country’s leading medical trade publishers. While at IMNG, he covered a range of medical specialties, as well as socio-economic issues in health care. His personal interests include music, movement, cooking & spiritual practices.