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The image presents the idea that both plants and humans require the same nutrients to exist, and we share common microorganisms to turn insoluble nutrients into soluble nutrients we can use. Thus, we are discussing the similarities between plants and humans.
The tragedy is that we destroy the very organisms we need to grow nutrient-rich food and produce more food. The results are we consume food with two-thirds of the nutrient value that our grandfathers ate.
The nutrient reduction in food is due to the use of manufactured soluble fertilizers and harmful tillage practices.
Any excess fertilizers flow through the soil column contaminating groundwater, rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans.
An example is nitrates percolating into the water table. I recently received a notice from my county to have my groundwater tested for contaminants. Specifically nitrates in the water. Nitrates are harmful to you. Nitrates found in well water mixed with baby formula can cause serious health effects.
If you have Nitrate in your urine, it indicates you have a bacterial infection. In the blood, nitrates can inhibit the amount of available oxygen. In small doses, Sodium nitrate can kill. Manufacturers use Nitrate as a preservative in processed cured meat.
An overabundance of nitrates in our water supply is about as dangerous as the lead we find in public water systems.
Both plants and animals need to convert insoluble nutrients into soluble nutrients they need. The way these processes work are microbes convert raw elements into useable food sources.
The elements found in nature are not in a usable form for either plants and animals. The reason raw earth elements are in this state is they do not migrate through the soil column. The natural state of earth elements is why Nitrates have not polluted our water supply for millennia.
We need a go-between to turn the elements into nutrients plants, and our cells can process to build structures and tissues to survive and prosper. The go-betweens are microorganisms.
We have known for over 70 years that the way we farm is contrary to producing nutrient-rich food. I stumped upon a patent request from 1951 that Monsanto developed a soil conditioner that would help with the problems tilling the soil created. It is now 2021, and we continue turning the earth with the same results.
The results are tilling the soil breaks the soil microorganism web that processes raw elements into nutrients on demand. Then, the plants send out chemicals that tell the microorganisms what nutrients they need. The most familiar known elements are Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium.
The bacteria in our gut perform a similar role. They stimulate the Vega nerve in the intestinal tract. Bacterial in the intestinal track tells the Vega nerve how you are feeling. There is evidence that the bacteria in your intestines have a significate impact on your health.
As with plants, our bodies only distinguish nutrients and not sources. Most plants and animals use sugars to fuel themselves. The microorganisms in the soil and our guts convert raw elements into nutrients that can not produce their own sugars.
They feed the plants and us the nutrients in exchange for sugar. The process is called a symbolic relationship.
When plants receive soluble nutrients (chemical fertilizers), they no longer feed sugars to the microorganisms. When this happens, the microbes die.
Chemical fertilizers provide the primary nutrients of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium (NPK). But, unfortunately, we do not feed plants the correct amounts or the spectrum of nutrients that plants need to produce nutrient-rich food and is a reason why our food has lost 1/3 of it’s nutrient value.
Providing plants with nutrient-rich food is how life used to excel. The same thing is happening to humans when we consume various forms of sugars.
Sugars like fructose, which are linked to colon polyps, and glucose can inhibit gut microbes. We find fructose in a lot of the food we eat. A1C test for the amount of sugar-coating (glucose) in our red blood cells. The bottom line is we need to eat foods that feed our gut biome and not mainline fructose or glucose-rich diet into our guts.
The next problem with chemical fertilizers is they contain salt. Soluble chemical fertilizers are a composition of a particular nutrient and generally a salt. Therefore, feed the soil with a constant supply of chemical fertilizers results in salt contaminated land.
As we learn in our history classes, the Romans salted the lands of Carthage. The Romans knew that salted earth would never grow food again. Thus, reducing the possibility of Carthage reemerging as a power state forever.
Salting the soil occurs throughout the United States and in every country that uses chemical fertilizers.
Some researchers claim irrigation is the cause of salt contamination. They are right in one aspect. Water dilutes the soluble chemical fertilizers, breaking the chemical bonds releasing man-make soluble nutrients and salts into the soil column.
Below is a simple test you can make on your own. In this case, I have done it for you. Use the Google search engine to seek the benefits and risks of chemical fertilizers. Results vary due to the number of citations on any given day. You will find some 45,800,000 results: 30,100,000 risks and 15,700,000 benefits of chemical fertilizers.
There are 67% more risks than benefits to chemical fertilizers. There are 17,600,000 sellers of chemical fertilizers. The number of chemical fertilizers that contain salt produced 21,200,000 results.
When searching for benefits of organic fertilizer as compared to inorganic fertilizers totaled 20,430,000. Benefits for inorganic were 2,730,000, and advantages of organic were 17,700,000. That is roughly 86% more organic benefits results than using inorganic benefits.
Unfortunately, poor nutrition is showing an ugly face in our population. School lunches create malnourished students. Study after study has confirmed how poor the diet is in our schools.
The reason for school lunches for children created after WW II was the county faced malnourished volunteers.
The volunteers had to regain their health through nutritious-rich food before they could fight the war.
A result of the war was if we feed our kids, they will make healthy soldiers. Healthy soldiers made a better army to fight in future wars.
Elected officials must be malnourished. We can see by the poor decisions make feeding our population.
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A gardening system should provide you with the following.
• sun location
• type of growing medium
• what type of bed
• any physical limitations that need to be addressed.
But first, you need to get an understanding of what use to be and I will teach you how it can be yours now! You can recreate the lost world of nutritious food in your back yard.
When you are ready, you can learn how to create some of the most successful growing mediums today.
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