Carbon in the Diet-Do we really need fulvic acids, activated charcoal, or C60?

Image of wood burning down to charcoal is used to illustrate elemental Carbon

Carbon in the diet is a rare subject.¬† I am including it here, because in episode 13, I had a lot to say about carbon as plant food. In that episode, I emphasized the importance of carbon in plant nutrition.¬† I said carbon was essential for plant growth because carbon makes up 45-50% of a … Read more

Mineral Balancing in the Diet

Graphic illustrates relative amounts of mineral nutrients found in a natural diet.

Podcast Transcript: An Excess of One Nutrient Can Create Deficiencies in Others The concept of balancing minerals within the diet has been understood by life science researchers and nutritionists for at least 50 years. Yet surprisingly, in the competitive world of nutraceuticals, the importance of balancing minerals is easily overlooked. And I don’t just mean … Read more

Covid-19 Inspired Gardens Need Care All Summer Long.

Image of tomato plants

Gardens are blooming in 2020 The year 2020 is proving to be a challenge for everyone whose health or business has been impacted by the global pandemic.¬† ¬†Every decision maker, from mom and pop to corporate executives and leaders of nations is faced with uncertainty.¬† Garden centers are a niche market that seems to be … Read more

Online Conference Connects Soil Health to Your Health

[button color=”green” size=”big” link=”http://agrihealthculture.com” ]ConferencePage[/button] Good Nutrition Begins On Farms and In Gardens.¬† Hipocrates once recognized food as the best medicine.¬† Of course, it goes without saying that only good food is good medicine. Food that is rich in functional vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals can support healthy body weights, combat cancer, promote sleep, and ensure … Read more

When do you Need a Biostimulant?

Compost is an example of a soil amendment that supports biological production

Healthy Soils Require Amendments It is unrealistic to believe you can keep farming or gardening, and keep taking nutrients out of the soil without putting something back now and then. In the late 20th century, this was done with chemical fertilizers.¬† No doubt, chemical fertilizers are still used today.¬† When properly applied,¬† qualified experts will … Read more