Grow your own gut brain food

 

 

Health and life span

colin and XiulanWe all have to eat and what we eat determines our health and life span.

Thanks to medical science our life span has been increasing, no thanks to our modern food system our health span, how long we remain fit and healthy has been decreasing.

We learned this the hard way. Colin had a heart attack and needed a triple bypass, Xiulan – a qualified medical doctor and respected surgeon became diabetic and faced amputation of her leg when it turned black.

We are now old, we can’t avoid that, but we are fit and healthy. The message is clear – eat healthy stay healthy. That means ignoring the very clever manipulative advertising of the mega corporations of the food industry, turn dead dirt into living nutrient rich soil and grow and eat plants while they are still fresh and full of living microbes.

This web site shows how we can grow food to increase our health span.

We don’t sell products, we just experiment to find better ways of growing food that will improve our health, but this cost money so we have made it a subscription site – it cost a small amount of money to access this technology. If you cannot afford this then email me and I will send you a code to access for free, but think on this.

I spend my time and money on developing this technology and I only have a finite amount of money. By supporting this project you will be helping people with a garden to increase their health span and in stage 2 where we set up community food systems then everyone can increase their health spans.

Also think on this we are experiencing ever more extreme weather events, droughts and floods which are threatening the total food supply system. The technology may have as its prime focus on how to grow food to increase our health span but also attacks the problem of how to grow food with these extreme weather events.

So if you are able please support our activities both by subscribing and telling your friends and contacts about this project. It will only be successful with community support.

 

Grow your own gut brain food

We all have to eat and what we eat determines our health and life span. Thanks to medical science our life span has been increasing, no thanks to our modern food system our health span, how long we remain fit and healthy, has been decreasing.

We learned this the hard way. Colin had a heart attack and needed a triple bypass, Xiulan – a qualified medical doctor and respected surgeon became diabetic and faced amputation of her leg when it turned black.

We are now old, we can’t avoid that, but we are fit and healthy. The message is clear – eat healthy stay healthy.

That means ignoring the very clever manipulative advertising of the mega corporations of the food industry, turn dead dirt into living nutrient rich soil and grow and eat plants while they are still fresh and full of living microbes.

This web site shows how we can grow food to increase our health span.

We don’t sell products, we just experiment to find better ways of growing food that will improve our health, but this cost money so we have made it a subscription site – it cost a small amount of money to access this technology. If you cannot afford this then email me and I will send you a code to access for free, but think on this.

I spend my time and money on developing this technology and I only have a finite amount of money. By supporting this project you will be helping people with a garden to increase their health span and in stage 2 where we set up community food systems then everyone can increase their health spans.

Also think on this , we are experiencing ever more extreme weather events, droughts and floods which are threatening the total food supply system. The technology may have as its prime focus on how to grow food to increase our health span but also attacks the problem of how to grow food with these extreme weather events.

So if you are able please support our activities both by subscribing and telling your friends and contacts about this project. It will only be successful with community support.

Colin and Xiulan Austin

Grow your own gut brain food

gut brain connectionWe know, from research conducted by our top brains at many or the worlds respected research institutions that our gut is incredibly important to health. It contains trillions of cells which act as a brain, communicating with our head brain, to control our appetite, manage the production of the complex chemicals needed to replace our body parts as they age and wear and trains much of our immune system.

Blue zoneWe know from studies of the gut of people living a traditional life style, the few remaining hunter gatherers and from the blue zones Okinawa, Sardinia, Nicoya, Ikaria, and Loma Linda where people lead a healthy life right up to a ripe old age that they have a far healthier gut than people eating a modern diet – yet they do nothing other than eating plants, just after picking, and grown in biologically active nutrient rich soil.

They may live longer but what is truly remarkable is their health span, fit and healthy till the end.

All these people have very different diets, what they have in common is they are eating food grown in soil which has been developing by microbial action over millions of years. It is the difference between dirt and soil.

warm blooded animalWe are a warm blooded creature that evolved from the tiny animals could burn food at night to keep them warm and active to hunt at night when the ferocious dinosaurs had no energy. Some 80% of the food we eat is simply burned to provide energy and to keep us warm, some 15% is used to replace our body parts as they age and wear and only a tiny amount, may be just 5%, is used to feed our gut brain.

modern farmingWe know that our modern food system aims to provide energy food. It is based on chemical industrial agriculture and involving long distribution chains has killed of the beneficial microbes, is low in critical minerals and had led to chronic diseases like obesity,  diabetes, heart attacks and dementia. This has created a multi billion dollar supplement industry.

Would it not be healthier, and certainly a lot cheaper just to eat healthy food full of the beneficial microbes and essential minerals.

floodsBut how to grow this food in a modern society where we have been destroying the soil microbes and worse how do we do this with the extremes of weather, the floods and droughts, we are now experiencing. This is the great challenge of our era.

It is simply a question of feeding the microbes and maintaining the required moisture level – not too dry and not too wet – Goldilocks moisture. This is the challenge taken up by Colin Austin a world leader in fluid flow.

Engineers Australia 2Colin pioneered the use of computer to solve complex fluid flow problems. He built up Australia leading exporter of technical software, a world leader in its field and was recognised by the Institute of Engineers as one of the top one hundred innovators and was globally recognised as a leader in fluid flow.

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wicking bedHe went on to pioneer Wicking beds to provide a more effective way of watering plants when water is in short supply. He has now extended the Wicking bed technology to breed the beneficial microbes which enhance our gut biology and our health.

And where so we start? Not the corporate farm just interested in profits but the home gardener, happy to turn dirt into soil for the benefits of a longer health span.

This is a simple technology which enables any home gardener to grow plants which act as as pre and pro biotics for gut health.

You can learn how you can do this yourself in your own garden by subscribing to the Gbiota web site and it only costs $5 per month – a fraction of what you would pay for pro-biotic pills and uses the technology perfected and tested over thousands of years by nature.

Before you decide whether to subsribe you may like to read the story of the development of the Gbiota beds (which give a good overview of how they work) and two other pdf articles health-soil31aug22 and communityfood31aug22

This gives access to hundred of articles Colin has written over time but the key ones are the five article about growing gut food.

It Ain’t What You Don’t Know That Gets You Into Trouble. It’s What You Know for Sure That Just Ain’t So – Mark Twain.

In the first article Food and the Gut Biome looks at what we know and don’t know about food and  how it affects our health. Our modern food system is deficient which we try and compensate for by supporting a massive supplement industry rather than just eating healthy food.

The second article water looks at the peculiar properties of water and how it moves through the soil and into the plants – taking the beneficial microbes with it. Life is totally dependant on water – you can’t drink oil or eat mobile phones.

The third article How Gbiota beds work looks at how to get that magic Goldilocks moisture level, moist enough for the beneficial biota to breed but not too wet for the harmful bugs to be a problem.

The forth article gets down to the nitty gritty of how to build and operate a Gbiota in ground bed to grow pre and pro biotics.

The fifth article looks at how to build a Gbiota box. While in ground beds are preferred people living in flats simply do not have access to a garden but a Gbiota box provides a practical alternative.

This is a technology that’s on the move and further articles are planned to keep people up to date on important issues such as how to grow plants with the current weather extremes and what plants are best to grow for gut health.

In addition to these technical articles you get a Newsletter telling you about the latest developments and can get support by email or video conference.

With this support you can grow you own plants as pre and pro biotics, a method tested over thousand of years by nature and at a fraction of the cost.