Pollinators and dung beetles are both important. It’s not a competition. Though still nice to hear all the love for dung beetles in the above clip considering all the shit that dung beetles have to deal with on a daily … Continue reading The critical role of dung beetles in nutrient & microbial cycling
This past spring in Santa Barbara, California, I had the opportunity to listen to and meet Dr. Chris Palmer at the 2022 Metabolic Health Summit. Palmer is currently the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean … Continue reading It’s the mitochondria, stupid !
If people want to follow plant based or plant centric dietary patterns, I really don’t care. I care even less when such people recognize the importance of producing their plant food in regenerative agroecological systems of food production especially integrated … Continue reading Comparative physiology debunked
PREFACE: The first week of this past August, I heard a presentation by Dr. James F. White, Jr. at the Acres’ Soil Health Summit in Sacramento, California. This was a very provocative presentation. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, this presentation wasn’t … Continue reading Endophytes, rhizophagy and One Health
I’m sort of a soil nerd. Well, not sort of…I’m a HUGE soil nerd. Most of my environmental and food perspective is based upon what improves or degrades the health of soil ecosystems. Why? Because soil health largely determines planetary … Continue reading Soil and human gut dysbiosis
One of the most meaningless stats bantered about by sophists is “grams of protein”. Why? Because proteins from different sources of food have different amino acid compositions and different bio-availability. So arguing that 100 grams of kidney beans has the … Continue reading Grams of protein in context
Preface: The below content is a cursory overview of numerous plant and soil microbiological processes. This overview is intended as an introduction to these processes. So rather than a detailed dissertation on each item, with lots of references, a lot … Continue reading Restoring the plant’s soil microbiome
Over the past year or two, I’ve seen a lot of articles and videos by people new to regenerative agriculture defining or attempting to define what regenerative agriculture is and isn’t. Some of these articles and videos are better than … Continue reading Regenerative Ag- Clearing up some misconceptions
I recently listened to a very interesting conversation on the Doctor’s Farmacy podcast with Dr. Uma Naidoo about nutritional psychiatry. I actually found this discussion interesting enough to buy Dr. Naidoo’s new book, This Is Your Brain on Food: An … Continue reading This is your brain on food- A book review
We’ve all read headlines like the following: “Pfizer rare heart disease drug reduces risk of death by 30 percent in study.” “Eating processed meat daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by about 18%.” “Ditching Meat can help reduce cancer … Continue reading Absolute Versus Relative Risk- What’s the Difference?
“The whole problem with the world today is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people are so full of doubts,” Bertrand Russell. Now that the film “What the Health” is on Netflix, I went … Continue reading What the Health, a [vegan] film review