The power of local and healthy soil

Recently, I had the opportunity to weigh in on a conversation about eating local for Parenting NH magazine. What do I know about eating local? Well, not much, but I do know about soil—and healthy soil is the key to a healthy life.

Did you know that there are one billion bacteria in one teaspoon of healthy soil? There are fungi, nematodes and protozoa, too. And now while I am an organic landscaper, organic farmers are very much the same as I am, because we both appreciate and work with the soil.

Healthy soil produces more nutrient-rich food, which in turns directly contributes to human health. When soil is depleted of nutrients, produce is nutritionally deficient with a very low total of dissolved sugars, which means low cellular energy. Did you know that unhealthy low-energy plants broadcast an electromagnetic frequency that attracts destructive insects? They also do not possess the cellular energy to resist disease.

On the other hand, healthy, nutrient-rich produce possess a high level of total dissolved sugars, and excellent nutritional value. They also taste a whole lot better. Moreover, healthy plants emit a different frequency that does not attract damaging insects.

Sugar energy is critically necessary in the natural digestive processes, because it supplies the heat energy that many digestive enzymes need to function properly. Without the proper heat from mineral rich natural sugars, natural body alcohols will be deficient and impede the heat activated digestive enzymes produced by the liver, which results in indigestion.

Possible solutions

Frankly, what ails society is very complicated and I am an organic landscaper, not a doctor (I’m channeling my Scotty from Star Trek here!). However, I can say without a doubt that sourcing food from the farm is one effective start to living a healthy life. Restaurants are getting involved in this movement, too. 7th Settlement in Dover and Laney & Lu Café in Exeter are just two examples of eateries that are completely committed to sourcing their food from local farms. Located in Brentwood, Stout Oak Farm is one organic farm that comes to mind when thinking about how to go about eating and supporting local.

In other words, I’m not alone in my understanding of the power of the soil and what it means for our health. Take a moment to learn more about your favorite café and find out what farms are committed to organic growing methods. The answers lie in our soil and in how we choose to work with it…

Call Heidelberg Farms at (603) 501-9919 if you have any questions.

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