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Energy and regeneration

Food gives us energy and regenerates our bodies.  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  For example our hair and nails are continuously growing so the hair we had a few months ago has been replaced by new hair which looks just like the old hair, but every molecule has been replaced.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 system works.

So what can we do about this? The answer is simple – grow some of our own food.

small wicking bedThat 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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