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paradigm29Jan19.pdf    changing the healthy food paradigm (open access)

Gbiotaprogressreport11dec18.pdf  update on building gbiota bed (club members)

Gbiotaupdate21Nov18.pdf  update on blocked pipes (club members)

GBchat August18.pdf  general update (open access)

gbi1.jpg Our aim is to develop the technology of growing food which makes people healthy - which is much more than simply growing plants which look healthy.

In the last forty years we have seen an explosion in non-communicable chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, dementia and many more.

We don’t sell pills or magic potions to cure these non-communicable diseases, in fact we don’t sell anything but we can give you knowledge which can help you grow or buy food and make a life style changes which reverses them. Nobody can sell you a product that does this - you just have to decide this is what you want and do it.

There are good bugs, not so good bugs and bad bugs.

Inside and outside we are covered in bugs - trillions of them and thousands of different sorts on our skin, in our mouths, in our arm pits and our groin and in our guts.

gbi2.jpgThe bad bugs are quite happy to kill us - they prefer to do this slowly so they have time to breed up and transfer to another host. These are the infectious or contagious bugs and for us are decidedly bad - but is the survival strategy for these bad bugs.

Medical science has made great strides in combating these bad bugs.

The good bugs don’t try and kill us - quite the opposite they try and protect us for the simple reason that if we die they die - it is mutual self-interest.

Swarm intelligence

gbi3.jpg To understand bugs and learn how to work with them we have to understand swarm intelligence. One bug by itself is pretty stupid - however they can communicate with each other and by a complex process we do not really understand they develop communal or swarm intelligence. We can image it working like a super computer with thousands of cells taking if-then-else decision to provide intelligence - just the way our brains and computers work.

We can study swarm intelligence from ants, slime moulds and other communal creatures. The overriding feature of swarm intelligence is what matters is the survival of the swarm; individual members of the swarm will sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the swarm. Many creatures and even some humans do this.

Our protective intelligent gut bugs

gb15.jpg Our intelligent gut bugs keep themselves and us alive by telling us what, when and how much to eat. If they did not do this we would die from starvation, overeating or simply by eating things that would poison us. In a healthy person they do this 24-7 without us even being aware of this vital service they are providing to us.

This unconscious brain in our tummy does however communicates with our conscious brain in our head so eventually we are aware that we are hungry or full and eating that nice looking small black berry - which we call deadly nightshade for good reason - is not a good idea to eat.

These intelligent gut bugs have been doing a very good job very effectively looking after us humans for hundreds of thousands of years and other animals for millions of years.

Unfortunately we humans have not reciprocated and looked after them instead we have bombarded them with toxic chemicals and weird (to them) foods - like addictive combinations of sugar, fat and salt which they have never experiences or learned to live with. The net result we have a compromised control system for automatically looking after our eating control system.

This is the root cause of many of these chronic diseases such as diabetes.

They are smarter than us

We have tried to compensate for this compromised eating control system by trying to use our brain intelligence - and it has been a disastrous failure. Let’s illustrate this by using the analogy of a smoky car with dieting.
gbi6.jpgThe car is smoky because there is something wrong with its fuel control system which regulates the fuel - air ratio. If your mechanic told you that you could fix this simply by putting less fuel into the fuel tank you would be looking for a new mechanic quick smart.

Now think about the obesity epidemic which is fundamentally caused by a compromised eating control system and leads to diabetes and people having their legs chopped off.

So what do all the dieticians, doctors and health expert’s advice - go on a diet and eat less food. And what happens? We lose weight and everything looks good - for a start.
gbi7.jpgBut what are our intelligent gut bugs saying? - there is a food shortage - better fill up the pantry when we get the chance and we better send a message to the big brain upstairs that we are hungry.
gbi8.jpgSo what happens a bit later? As soon as there is the opportunity and there is a bit of spare food our gut bugs direct this to the fat stores and we put on more weight than before.

This happens time and time again with millions of people around the world and we never seem to learn that external control of weight just does not work - you have to get to the root of the problem and fix the broken eating control system.

The Gbiota club project is about fixing the broken eating control system.

The global epidemic

gbi9.jpgThis global epidemic can be assigned to the chemical- industrial agriculture and food production system.

You can read about the technology and philosophy in Gbiota thinking.

This epidemic has led to the creation of multi-hundred-billion dollar industries supplying pills to provide vitamins, minerals, pharmaceuticals etc. to compensate for the deficiencies in our diet.

We don’t sell any such food substitute or pills, in fact we don’t sell anything - we believe that it is far better to eat food which is grown in a way that makes us healthy which provides a balance of all the minerals, phytonutrients and biology our body’s need. We have a club - the Gbiota club. The aim of the club is to share information and technology on how to grow food which makes people healthy.
gbi10.jpgWherever possible we encourage people to grow as much of their own food as is viable and the cost for an individual to be a member is $20 p.a. which seem pretty trivial in comparison with the cost of $12,000 to have a leg amputated from diabetes - and you still keep your leg.
gbi11.jpgWe have and continue to spend significant money on research and development and provide technical support for our members and the membership fees go some way to covering these costs but every twenty minutes (in Australia alone) someone has a limb amputated as a result of diabetes which in turn is partially the result of our profit orientated food system.

We are far more motivated by saving people from having their limbs amputated - but we like to eat and pay our bills too.
gbi12.jpgWe understand that many people simply cannot grow their own food so we have memberships for commercial growers to use the technology to grow food which will make their customers healthy.
We also encourage people suffering from diabetes to form self-help groups which has the additional advantage that the self-help groups and growers can work together to make food distribution more cost effective.

Naturally commercial growers pay a little more but it is still trivial in comparison with the costs of pills, food supplements and medical expenses.
gbi13.jpgSome growers may also be certified as organic growers but this is not essential to be a Gbiota grower. In many ways there is an overlap as both systems do not condone the use of toxic chemicals however the Gbiota system puts much more emphasis on ensuring biological and nutritional standards.

Anyone concerned about their health can join the Gbiota club however there is a strong focus on diabetes and reducing blood sugar levels using the three key components of diet, exercise and stress reduction.
Diabetics already on medication my need to reduce or eliminate their medication to avoid hypoglycaemia so we need to take steps to ensure that people are adequately informed and supported by being members of the Gbiota club.

You have to be a Gbiota club member to access the latest technology on diabetes reversal.

Private individual can use this technology to grow their own food. Commercial growers need to be approved to use the name Gbiota which is a registered trade mark and enables their customers to be reassured that the plants are grown to accepted standards.
For more details go to Gbiota thinking.pdf
gbi14.jpgWe have been running this web site for over 25 years and over that time we have written a mass of articles on soil, water, food production which can be accessed free of charge. As there are so many articles we have a library which is classified on both a date and subject basis - you can also search for a particular subject.

You can also email us - we are not from the government but we are here to help.

Food for health

Colin Austin 29 Jan 2019 © Creative commons this document may be reproduced but the source should be acknowledged. Information may be used for private use but commercial use requires a license.

People are sick and dying from a poor diet, high in macro nutrients but deficient in micro nutrients, minerals vitamins and phytonutrients. In the last eighty years the macro nutrients (sugars) in common fruit and vegetables has actually increased while the micro nutrients have decreased by a factor of thirty. This is the result of industrial-chemical farming.

Our bodies have the intelligence to sense this lack of micro-nutrients telling us we are hungry, even though we may be full, so we just eat more of this low nutrient food, get fatter and suffer from chronic diseases.

This works great for the profits in the mega corporation in the food, drug and supplement industries but is not good for the communities health

Technically this is easily reversed, volcanic rock dust can supply all the needed micro minerals at minimal cost – there are mountains of it and is a waste-product in quarries. But it is insoluble so needs biology, particularly fungi, to break it down to is is accessible by plants.

But food is more than minerals and chemicals. Our bodies are inundated with microbes - they are essential for life. We are right to fear some microbes - the bad ones makes us sick or kill us but the beneficial microbes are essential for life and given the right conditions will keep the harmful ones at bay.

These beneficial microbes need to be bred and they need feeding, easy done from compost which comes from waste food, green waste and manure.

With no money wasted on toxic chemicals or chemical fertilisers - the raw material cost of healthy food is actually less so although labour costs are higher healthy food need be little more expensive than the chemical-industrial food production.

Food that makes us healthy is my passion and I was lucky enough to be one of the early pioneers and entrepreneurs of the computer industry which meant I have had enough money to spend the last twenty years of my life researching and developing the technology of how to grow plants which make us healthy.

Growing plants in biologically active, nutrient rich soil, is the healthy alternative to the current chemical-industrial farming which is making us sick.

Wicking beds allow people to grow plants at home and Gbiota beds allow commercial scale production so people can buy the food which will restore their health.

However the technology of food that makes us healthy is useless unless people have access to it. This requires a social revolution. This is not going to come from the profit orientated mega-corporations neither is it going to come from my writing long technical articles on reversing diabetes by understanding the intelligent control system in our guts.

It going to come from people power – people who put the health of their community and the sustainability of our food production system above short term profits. People forming themselves into local groups – working with their local growers and suppliers to ensure they have food grown for their health.

How do we make this happen? We live in the internet age of global communications – we need a model for how these local groups can be organised which can be applied around the world.

I have looked at the many examples of organisations who have set up alternative systems to the ‘for profit above community’ system. Firefox, Wikipedia, LibreOffice are good examples of community based organisation operating under the Creative Commons system.

Their ‘alternative’ products and services are often superior – and certainly more innovative - than from the giant near monopolistic for profit corporations but the way they do business is ‘alternative’ – not a hippie group instead they are well organised with a formal legal structure and operate efficiently and effectively depending on community support.

I would like to see the Gbiota club follow this path to make the alternative biological food technology universally available - but it needs people with a range of skill sets - such as internet marketing and organisation skills - who are willing to work in a community based operation to make this happen. I can’t do this myself – it needs a team who put community ahead of profits.

The aim would be to improve global health by making the technology of biological growing universally available.

But before I can go any further I need two pieces of information

- are there enough people out there who would be potential customers for an alternative food supply?

- are there enough people out there who share my views on the social importance of an alternative food supply who would be prepared commit there time and energy in setting it up?

I ask you to email me with your views on these critical questions so I can prepare proposals on how to move ahead for the future.

Colin Austin

For more details read paradigm29Jan19.pdf