An introduction to Dean who tells us how he turned around an overgrown Blueberry farm by focusing on the soil and increasing organic matter to the point that he doesn't have to irrigate, even in the heat of Summer.
Rich Roll's interview with Zach Bush: Zach Bush, MD is a triple board certified physician specialising in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, as well as in Hospice and Palliative care. The director of M Clinic in Virginia, Dr. Bush has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of infectious disease, endocrinology, and cancer. This is a mind-blowing conversation that explores new insights into the mechanisms behind human health and longevity. It's about the massive and misunderstood impact of industrial farming, chemical pesticides, the pharmaceutical industry and even errant Western medical practices have on both human and planetary health.
Beetrootis of exceptional nutritional value, especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.Beetrootsare an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium.
Studies have shown that beets can significantly lower blood pressure by up to 4–10 mmHg over a period of only a few hours.
Beets contain Nitrates. Nitrates appear to affect physical performance by improving the efficiency of mitochondria, which are responsible for producing energy in your cells.
Beets contain pigments called betalains, which may potentially possess a number of anti-inflammatory properties
Lunchtime is always a quick cook up at the Fresh Box Kitchen and today Matt has used something a little unknown around these parts but such a great carrier of flavour, Uptons BBQ Jackfruit. I like to call it the vegetarians BBQ Chicken Pizza.
When it comes to cooking oil today, there are dozens of versatile, tasty, and healthy options that leave unhealthy oils trailing far behind, back in the 80's, where they belong. Here's the scoop on some exciting oils that we offer here at Fresh Box.
Bone broth has become the latest trend in healthy eating, and for good reason. Unlike jelly bracelets and Milli Vanilli, bone broth isn’t a fad that will be hip one day, and forgotten the next. In fact, bone broth has been a staple of home cooks for decades. Chances are that your grandmother often had a pot of it, bubbling away on her stove. I don’t know what took us so long to bring it back to the health-conscious cook’s stove top, but I’m glad it’s back. Hopefully, it’s back to stay.
Meet Steve and Veronica, organic avocado growers in the Mary Valley who take a 'working with nature', approach to farming, using legumes and grasses as a live mulch to build organic matter and improve the soil health.
Steve has learned that the the more he focuses on encouraging healthy soil, by creating an environment friendly to beneficial bacteria, fungi and insects, the result is fewer weeds, and more and more beneficial plants, grasses and herbage.
The health of the soil has increased so dramatically, that Steve often works on his farm in bare feet, stating that, "the farm has become soft like a carpet under my feet."
Steve and Veronica have worked tirelessly since they purchased the farm in 2014, to implement organic practices. Steve and Veronica are careful and responsible in their approach to all facets of farming, sourcing local grass for compost, and hiring local help for harvesting. Their dedication to taking care of the environment is paying off with increased soil health, and product production.
It's dedicated farmers like Steve and Veronica, who make what we do here at Fresh Box possible, and so valuable...bringing healthy, local produce to you and your family.
Dominique Livkamal is a qualified Public health advocate, naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and journalist. Dominique is really hands on with her work and practices naturopathy, nutritional medicine, herbalism, bodywork, yoga, acupuncture, educational workshops, academic sessions.
Believed to originate from Brussels in Belgium the tiny cabbage brassica that grows on a stalk very similar to Kale. packs a crazy amount of nutrient and vitamins. Grown through the cooler months of the year, add these little babies to your diet for as long as they are in season so the body gets all the goodness whilst the conditions are right.