Archive for the ‘Human Wellness’ Category

Non-hybridised Vegetables & Seed Saving for Your Food

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

heirloomI often describe the home vegetable garden as the ultimate wellness tool because it can provide fresh, chemical-free, nutrient-dense food that is often not readily available elsewhere. It is a primary tool that allows the reclaiming of responsibility for our own health because we now control a major source of our food.

Minerals, microbes and humus are the drivers of healthy vegetable production, but there is another factor that can increase the medicinal value of our food. This factor is often overlooked in the nutrition equation, but it can make a real difference. The vast majority of commercial vegetable seedlings and seeds are now hybridised and, while this might increase profit for seed merchants, it is not necessarily a benefit for consumers.
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Graeme Sait at TEDx – Humus Saves The World

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

I was recently asked to do a presentation for the Australian version of TED.com. These talks represent an opportunity to share important ideas with the world. Last year TED talks achieved over one billion views, so it can be a remarkable tool to sponsor change.

I chose to speak about an issue of unparalleled importance at this point in time – the role of farmers in literally saving the planet. The presentation called ‘Humus Saves The World‘, offers a range of proactive strategies that allows everyone the opportunity to replace apathy with action in this most important of issues.

This week the planet reached a milestone where carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 400ppm for the first time in 3 million years. This talk is a desperate call to action and I am hopeful that you might decide to share this message with as many people as possible within your network. This is important because if the video receives enough views, it will attract the attention of those that make the decisions about expanding the coverage to the main TED website. If you can find the small amount of time to watch this presentation, I am sure you will agree that the message is so urgent, that it needs to get out there. Sharing this it will help. Thank you.

 

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Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/8Q1VnwcpW7E

Humus Saves the World

Monday, April 29th, 2013

planetFollowing my recent address to a crowd of climate change activists on the steps of City Hall in LA, I was flooded with urgent enquiries about the spelling of a word I had used several times during my presentation. I immediately assumed that word was “mycorrhizal”, as this truly is a spelling bee special. To my amazement, the mystery word was “humus” and I was shocked to realise that my uncommon passion for this wonderful substance was just that. It was horrifying to realise how disconnected from the source of our food many of us have become. I was dumbstruck to think that the very life blood of our planet could remain anonymous. (more…)

Paradigm Shifts – Witnessing the Evolution of a New Agriculture

Monday, April 29th, 2013

sunrisenewThese past months, in my travels around the globe, I have witnessed an increased hunger for change, where food producers are reconsidering their impact upon soil, plant, animal, human and planetary health. Food production has always been the single most important profession and now farmers seem to be increasingly recognising the importance of their role and the far reaching implications of their decisions. In this article, I will consider some of the key factors driving this change. (more…)

Putting the Microbes Behind the Minerals

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Mineral uptake is facilitated by micro-organisms, whether it takes place in the soil, the gut or the leaf surface. A simple recognition of this fact is a prerequisite if we are seeking to abandon old, unproductive paradigms. It is the belief that “science will look after us” that is at the core of the modus operandi that underlies modern agricultural, veterinary and medical science. Acid/salt fertilisers, rescue chemicals, antibiotics and symptom-treating pharmaceuticals are all part of the product-driven “scientific” approach. The definition of the word “science” involves “adherence to natural laws and principles”. (more…)

Soil Health Is Human Health

Monday, November 14th, 2011

soil healthThe central driving force behind the entire NTS approach relates to the critically important relationship between human health and soil health. Here we will answer some FAQ’s in relation to this link. (more…)

Latest Human Health Articles

Monday, May 30th, 2011

We now host our human wellness related articles on our NTS Health branded website. If you have an interest in holistic health, I highly recommend visiting our Wellness Centre. This inspiring, free resource contains a library of videos, articles and recipes from the leaders in alternative medicine and lifestyle coaching.  Here are the latest interesting pieces: (more…)

Jerry Brunetti Interview – Part 1 & 2

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

This is an interview from 2007 with my close friend, Jerry Brunetti. I taped a marathon seven hour interview/conversation while travelling through NZ on a speaking tour. Jerry is one of the world’s leading consultants in holistic agriculture and he has become something of a guru in human health in recent years. Here are the first few pages of this mammoth effort. I trust you will enjoy it. (more…)

Enough Is Enough! – It’s Time To Stand Up and Be Counted!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I have only recently become aware of the potential for environmental disaster linked to the extraction of coal seam gas. This morning I received an email from my brother, Bryan, featuring a You Tube video that had a profound effect upon me. I was horrified and enraged to witness the potential outcome of senseless greed, environmental vandalism and political incompetence. It brought tears to my eyes, but served as a call for action and I sincerely hope it may have a similar effect upon you. (more…)

Laughter Matters

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

This is a new column in the e-mag based upon my constant search for humour to include in my seminars. Those of you who have attended these events will know that I try to combine inspiration and education with humour in an attempt to inject some oxygen into overworked brains. Some of my jokes can be a challenge for the faint hearted but they are funny if you share my weird sense of humor. In each Nutrition Matters I will include my favourite for that month and this may involve rewriting of the joke and a little embellishment. (more…)