Bushfire and drought crisis
The drought and bush fires in Australia have highlighted a global threat to food production – this post micro farmers is a serious look at solutions
while – this post ‘Victory Gardens for Auntie Maud’ is a more light hearted story about Auntie Maud’s attempts to provide healthy food for her community.
I will also offer free advice by email [email protected] to help you set up your Wicking or Gbiota beds.
Food for health
There are good bugs and bad bugs. The good bugs digest our food, ward of bad bugs, help decide whether we are hungry and how much and where we should store fat. They are our friends. We simply could not live without them.
Then there are bad bugs, they make us sick and may slowly kill, us in great pain, just so they have time to bread – they are definitely not our friends.
Humans are smart creatures and we have been very effective in killing of the bad bugs. But smart creatures can do silly things and we have been very silly in not looking after our friends – the good bugs.
That was a bad move which has led to an epidemic of ‘fat in the wrong places’ diabetes, dementia and obesity.
We need to look after our mates by feeding them food they like and stop killing them with toxic chemicals.
Our gut biota consists of trillion of cells which communicate with each other to create an intelligent system – our gut brain.
We need to eat to feed our own bodies but we must also eat to feed our mates – those trillions of cells which form our gut brain.
Modern food has an excess of energy foods, fats, sugars and carbohydrates, and is becoming deficient in certain key minerals and vitamins but is chronically short of food for our gut brain.
The key focus of this web is how to grow food to feed our gut brain. Gbiota bed™ were developed specifically to grow gut food. They are easy for a home gardener to make and this web contains instructions on how a home gardener can set up a Gbiota bed.
But many people do not have access to land, time or the skills for home gardening so a focus is on how these people can incorporate these gut foods into their diet by buying food from specialist ‘gut food’ growers.
I am promoting the proposition that humans have an intelligent control system which regulates how much food we want to eat and how much and where we store fat in our bodies. Our gut biota forms a critical part of this control system and needs to be fed gut food. Our modern food system is failing to feed our gut biota leading to food cravings and epidemic of fat in the wrong places diseases – diabetes, obesity and dementia.
My aim has been to develop a system of growing food to feed our gut biota hence called Gbiota beds.
Every twelve seconds someone in the world has a limb amputated from diabetes – which is also the most common cause of eye sight loss. If people were to feed their gut biota it could save millions of people ending up as blind cripples.
All the information to make a Gbiota bed is on this site free of charge. I just hope that gardeners will adopt these to grow their own food and people with a bit of land will grow Gbiota food for sale to people who do not have access to land, time or the skills needed.
But there is a quid pro quo. I ask people who participate to check their food craving and report the result on the Facebook page Biofoodie so all people can see the effectiveness and to promote the importance of gut biota to their friends.
Below are some of the key articles on food and health, the full list is available in the menu items food for health while recent articles are available in the post list in the menu.
Introduction to intelligent control systems and our gut brain
An introduction to how we are corrupting our intelligent control system resulting in the current ‘fat in the wrong places’ epidemic, diabetes, dementia and obesity etc and how we can reverse this by diet.
By studying how our intelligent control system evolved into a highly sophisticated system we can gains insights into how it works, how we have screwed it up by bad diet and what we need to do to restore it.
.pdf 30 pages
Despite years of advancement in medical science leading to a steady increase in life span we are now actually dying younger and become decrepit in our old age. We need to eat food that will feed our gut biota. Health begins in the soil.
Food for health
.pdf 56 pages
Changing the diabetes paradigm
The standard first line of medical treatment for diabetes are drugs
which increase insulin which may ameliorate the symptoms but
ensure the patient will be diabetic for life when it is now well
established that diabetes can be reversed by diet
Then we made the second most important innovation of all time – the control of fire for protection on dark nights and for cooking food. And the extra nutrients available from cooked food enabled our brains to grow to become the biggest user of energy in our bodies.
Well my interest is how food, particularly how it is grown and it matters a lot. False information can make us sick and die young while sound information can keep us healthy into old age.