We are a team of scientists, farmers, activists, artists, physicians, and lawyers that have come together to facilitate and catalyze a global movement and alliance dedicated to regenerating personal and public health. Our work is based on the fundamental principles that food is medicine, and that human health, mental, physical and spiritual, are directly related to societal, environmental, and planetary health.
Individuals are part of an environmental-health-well-being ecosystem. To maximize this relationship, the health of the individual is achieved only while simultaneously healing our planet. Healthy soil, plants, animals, and people are all part of the same web. The way forward is to move beyond Pill for Ill medicine and reorient our health system to a food-focused medical model. We promote a shift away from the prescription pad to farmers’ markets and our kitchens. How and where we grow our food is the key integral factor to health. Our mission is to educate the way forward to achieve Whole-istic Health.
Pharma to Farm
At the core of the current health paradigm is the notion that a daily dose of various prescription pharmaceutical drugs is necessary to maintain good health. Mainstream medicine does not educate or promote nutritional medicine. It is clear that our health is slipping away with rates of chronic diseases skyrocketing. Consumer pressure from a well-informed population can help us as a global society move away from highly processed and chemical-laden foods, derived from the industrialized mega-farms that permeate our landscapes. Our mission is to educate people on the importance of consuming wholesome organic foods every day, produced by small, local and regional (if possible) farms, based on regenerative, chemical-free agricultural methods, thus moving from Pharma to Farm.
Regain the Terrain
The World Health Organization admits that the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, is the leading cause of mortality in the world. These diseases are not transmissible. The cocktail of pesticides in industrial foods along with the serious lack of key nutrients caused by their toxic agricultural practices are major causative factors in this pandemic of multiple chronic diseases. Evidence-based science demonstrates that organic foods produced in healthy, nutrient-enriched soils, without toxic synthetic pesticides, chemical inputs and GMOs, have higher levels of nutrition, especially antioxidants that protect against these chronic diseases.
Although foods derived from GE crops have gone from non-existent in 1994 to ubiquitous in nearly 3 decades, not a single study has compared humans who eat them to those who don’t. It is clearly in the public interest to enable science-based decisions about foods and food-like ingredients derived from GE crops and animals in our diets. Research on the untoward effects of GE crops on human and animal health, as well as their effects on the environment, should be undertaken.
Eating a whole-food organic diet, free from processed foods, is imperative in creating a healthy internal milieu for your child and family members. These habits create life-long excellence in decision making regarding food preparation and choices, especially when the birds leave the nest.
Dr. Robert Malone, physician scientist, and inventor of the mRNA technology presently being promoted, once a self-proclaimed skeptic of organic food consumption, does an 180 degree about-face and shares a thorough and thoughtful analysis on why glyphosate-based herbicides are harmful to our health
Introduced into our food supply without study or accountability, limited data shows significant evidence of inflammation and health harm.
GMOs have failed as a technology as the constant use of herbicides as the only weeding strategy has caused the development of many species of herbicide-tolerant super seeds. The response has been to genetically modify more crops to be tolerant of multiple toxic herbicides. This has dramatically increased the use of these pesticides with all their adverse health and environmental outcomes.
The nutritional and environmental benefits of consuming grass-fed meat, including improved human and soil health, are discussed by RHI guest writer, Melissa Diane Smith. An explanation on how to interpret ‘Grass-Fed’ labels is a must-read for our eaters/readers.