A GREENER YOU
Discover the health-boosting benefits of regenerative agriculture and the “good bugs” beneath your feet.
What do a spoonful of sauerkraut and healthy soil have in common? A vast complex of “good bugs,” or life-supporting probiotics, that act as your silent partners when it comes to keeping your gut healthy, supporting nutrient absorption and keeping your immune system in tip-top shape. THE OTHER GOOD BUGS It turns out that the impact of beneficial microbes runs much deeper – and actually extends beyond the grocery store shelf all the way back to the farm itself. The concept of regenerative agriculture refers to farming or grazing practices that yield food crops and restore the quality of the land by rebuilding organic soil matter, increasing biodiversity and pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and putting it back into the ground. San Francisco–based physician Daphne Miller, MD, maps out the clear connections between a healthy farm ecosystem and the human ecosystem in her bestselling book, Farmacology (William Morrow, 2013). In a nutshell, the idea is this: Compared with modern agriculture systems, traditional or regenerative farming methods hold a hidden hero – a vast complex of beneficial microbes that are vital players in the farming system