This is indeed, one of the best articles I have read on the relationship between the soil and the human gut, by Mike Amaranthus and Bruce Allyn, called, “Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People”-The microbial community in the ground is as important as the one in our guts.
So much attention these days is around gut health. There is an undeniable, vital connection in the soil that holds the secrets of real sustainable healing for the human health crisis around the world.
“We have been hearing a lot recently about a revolution in the way we think about human health — how it is inextricably linked to the health of microbes in our gut…”
“Just as we have unwittingly destroyed vital microbes in the human gut through overuse of antibiotics and highly processed foods, we have recklessly devastated soil microbiota essential to plant health through overuse of certain chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, failure to add sufficient organic matter (upon which they feed), and heavy tillage.”
“These soil microorganisms do much more than nourish plants. Just as the microbes in the human body both aid digestion and maintain our immune system, soil microorganisms both digest nutrients and protect plants against pathogens and other threats.”
“For over four hundred million years, plants have been forming a symbiotic association with fungi that colonize their roots, creating mycorrhizae (my-cor-rhi-zee), literally “fungus roots,” which extend the reach of plant roots a hundred-fold. These fungal filaments not only channel nutrients and water back to the plant cells, they connect plants and actually enable them to communicate with one another and set up defense systems.”
This means a lot for a healthy garden which in turn will provide life-force food for healthy people! Not to mention the $$ that is saved not having to buy all those pesticides, herbicides, fungicides. On the flip side, all the drugs people take to deal with their symptoms, never address the true causes of the diseases and imbalances that are happening.
It’s imperative that we take care of our soils. Nothing could be more critical. We have already lost way to much diversity. We need to stop using toxic chemicals now and replace with simple natural compost teas, like “compost in a box”, to build up the soil’s immune system! (http://farm-a-yard.com/compost-tea/ Can be diluted up to 16 gallons for every gallon of concentrate.)
This is why we want to get everyone to help us “spray the country” with the microorganisms and biodynamic preparations to heal the nation’s soils. Healthy Soils=Healthy People.
These healthy biodynamic preps work just as dynamically on lawns. We want to see you grow food, but you can also have a lawn that is safe, by replacing all those toxic chemicals which add to the toxic load generated by the commercial lawn care industry.
This is another way to “vote” with your dollars for long term change that is good for your health, the environment and your pocketbook.
More of this incredible article here: