The Gbiota Tribox enables virtually everyone, even if living in a flat with no gardening experience, to grow plants as pre and pro biotics.
This is important because they feed our gut brain, a combination of our gut and head brains, which act as our intelligent control system which automatically regulates our bodies.
It regulates behaviour from heart and breathing rates, temperature, and particularly appetites, how much we want to eat and how much and where we store fat in our bodies.
Fifty years ago people would be eating some plants grown in natural soil which would feed their gut brain. Our modern food system is highly productive providing large quantities of energy food and competitive prices but relies heavily on chemicals which destroy the natural microbes that live in the soil and enter our bodies via plants.
The Gbiota Tribox is very simple. The middle box is filled with organic waste, typically food waste but any organic waste can be used. Minerals and inoculants are added and the box sealed so there is no unpleasant smells.
After about eight weeks this will have decomposed to from a nutrient rich soil teaming with beneficial microbes. This soil is then used to grow the plants in the top box in the normal way.
Flushings are take from the bottom box and used to flush the root system in the top box. This flushing is a dark brown liquid full of nutrients and microbes.
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Flushing is done on a regular basis so it is kept aerated and is never allowed to become stagnant.
We supply support to help you set up and maintain the Triboxes, you simply sign up to become a home grower which costs just $5Au per month. In Australia we can also supply the inoculant and mineral mix and seed packs.
This web contains many articles on food and health, so many it can be a bit confusing but below is a list of the key articles. You can access these for free using the user name firstname.lastname@example.org and the password Goodbugs10! But we expect you to sign up when you become a grower.
Read about the Tribox at Tribox how to
We live in the Anthropocene which is just a flash way of saying that we now have the technology to choose how we live and die.
We all have to eat and the food system we choose is one of the most important we will make, amplified by the impact of climate change.
In some aspect we have made dramatic changes. The bulk of the food we eat is just used for energy and we now have an amazing technology of producing energy food, sugars, fats and carbs on a grand scale.
Our supermarkets are just full of food (at least when there are no floods or droughts) which provide us with food that is full of energy, taste really good and at a price which is dramatically lower than a generation ago.
In this post I show how to build and maintain a Gbiota Tribox
Growing soil is the key to the Gbiota technology so may I explain how it works.
Plants absorb energy from the sun. They use this energy to break down the bonds between carbon and oxygen from the carbon dioxide which the plants absorb from the atmosphere and hydrogen and oxygen from the water which they absorb from the soil.
Modern food is full of energy but is low in the nutrients which feed our gut brain which acts as our intelligent control system which regulates, among many things, our appetite and how much and where we store fat.
Scientist have know this for over seventy years. When people in Holland were starved in the war, this trained their intelligent control system to store every bit of fat it could, so they became fat, when the war was over.
We are the first generation in history which decides whether we are a healthy people living on a healthy planet or let short term greed lead to our destruction.
Here we show how we can recycle organic waste to grow soil to grow plants which will feed our gut brain which regulates our appetite – what we want to eat and how much and where we store fat.
The flower pot method, using 40 cents flower pots, I described in an earlier post how-to-gpots is the cheapest way I know of applying this method, the stacked boxes I describe here is even easier to use but does need $10 boxes rather than 40cent flower pots (but you only need half as many).
I full understand that there are many problems with our current food system, lack of critical mineral like magnesium, iron for women, zinc for men, B12 for vegetarians etc.
But there is nothing more important than feeding our control system, our gut brain, which regulates our bodies. This dwarfs the other issues however important they may seem.
Homeostasis This site shows how you can grow food which will keep you fit and healthy for hopefully a long life and possiby save your leg from being chopped of from diabetes. It is a bit different from mosts sites with a buy one for the price of two while...
Here are a couple of draft .pdf articles in my fight to prevent people having their legs chopped off from diabetes - any comment email me email@example.com pr16aug23 (short 3 pager read first) ffrontpage15aug23(aborted front page, bit long and rambly but contains a lot...
I have written a lot about the theoretical aspect of growing gut food – it is time to get down to the nitty gritties of setting up a Gbiota system.
In developing the Gbiota growing system I have had to consider ease of use and have often had to strike a balance between what it the best technically and what people may be willing to do in today’s high pressure living.
Let us be clear on what we are trying to do – prevent non-infectious diseases.
To do that we must breed the beneficial microbes which will end up in our gut and also ensure there is a good supply of minerals – like zinc which powers our immune system.
Diabetes gut food project We know how to grow plants to improve gut health, it is easy anyone can do it even if it is just using pots on a windowsill in a flat. We know that the gut forms part of our intelligent control system which regulate where and how much fat we...