Energy and regeneration
Food gives us energy and regenerates
Most commercial foods now contain a lot of energy or
calories based on
simple hydrocarbons but lack the complex chemicals needed to
regenerate our bodies are much more complex.
Our bodies are in a continuous state of
regeneration, we may not realise this is happening as there
may be no apparent change.
For example our hair and nails are continuously
growing so the hair we had a few months ago has been
replaced by new hair which looks just like the old hair, but
every molecule has been replaced. It just looks the same as
the generation of new cells is controlled by our DNA. This
is happening all over our body with old cells dying and
being replaced by new cells.
This regeneration of our bodies
requires far more complex foods that have evolved from the
synergistic relations between plants and animals. Plants are
the master of chemistry.
Plants produce chemicals which are
highly beneficial for us animals – the vitamins are a
classic example but science is continuously discovering new
beneficial chemicals (called phytochemicals).These
beneficial chemicals often incorporate minerals which the
plants do not need themselves but we need. Over the years
soils can become deficient in these minerals required to
regenerate our bodies but still provide high calorie food
which can be profitably sold. This is the way our food
So what can we do about this? The
answer is simple – grow some of our own food.
is what this website is all about – helping people to grow
food which contains the minerals and phytochemicals to
regenerate our bodies.
The wicking bed is a convenient way of
growing food, they save water and can extend the time
between watering but they are much more than a simple
self-watering pot – they produce the phytochemicals needed
for our bodies to regenerate.
The production of these beneficial
phytochemicals needs a food chain from a balanced ecosystem.
The starting point is the minerals which are insoluble and
need fungi to break them down and make them available to the
plants. But fungi need worms to distribute the spores and
worms need bacteria to break down organic material to make
it digestible, compost is important both as a food source
for the biology but because it can hold onto nutrients (CES
or cation exchange capacity).
All this together creates a working eco system.
BioPacks are inoculants or starter packs to create this
working eco system and contain minerals, worms, bacteria and
mycorrhizal fungi attached to selected plants.
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