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Nutrition Grown Biophoton Salad –SO Amazing For Your Health

Here’s a Nutrition Grown salad from the garden of Perfect Soil course student, Jennifer Wilson. Jenny wrote, “I am so excited about the nutritionally grown salads I have been able to make from my garden. They are beautiful and I feel energized after eating them.”

Groundbreaking Study:

Beyond the many nutrients raw greens supply to our bodies, a groundbreaking study in the Journal of Cell Science shows that the chlorophyll in greens can be used by mammalian cells to capture light energy from the sun.  In the past, it was thought that this was something only plants could do through the process of photosynthesis.

This article, Light-harvesting chlorophyll pigments enable mammalian mitochondria to capture photonic energy and produce ATP, comes from researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center.  Numerous experiments have been performed showing that chlorophyll metabolites “retain the ability to absorb light in the visible spectrum at wavelengths that can penetrate into animal tissues”.  Mammalian mitochondria utilize this light energy to create ATP (adenosine triphosphate). The researchers have also observed an increase in the lifespan of animals who are generating ATP in this way.

Is it any wonder that we enjoy sunning ourselves?  Have you ever seen animals laying stretched out in the sun and wondered why they were doing that, even when it seemed too hot?  Maybe we are now catching up with the “why”.

Think about a dog or a cat eating grass, especially when they don’t feel well.  They instinctively know the fresh greens can help them.

Biophotons:

Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp, a German biophysics researcher, has been studying biophotons for decades.  Biophotons are light energy emitted from living things.  Dr. Popp’s research has shown that light is emitted from human cells and that this light is used for communication.  Light energy communication is many times faster than chemical reactions, which have been central to the theory of biochemical cellular communications.  It has also been seen that light energy (photons) are necessary to initiate chemical reactions.

“There are about 100,000 chemical reactions happening in every cell each second. The chemical reaction can only happen if the molecule which is reacting is excited by a photon… Once the photon has excited a reaction it returns to the field and is available for more reactions… We are swimming in an ocean of light.”

Raw Foods:

Raw food diets can be powerfully healing.  Why?  Besides many nutrients and phytonutrients, plants also contain biophotons.  Studies show that when a plant or animal dies, light energy is released.  As opposed to cooked foods, eating well grown raw foods, with their undamaged molecules and coherent light energy, can be especially healing.

Dr. Popp came to understand that DNA was the major source of light and biophoton emissions within our cells.  Furthermore, he found that DNA can send out many different frequencies which are instructions for our cells to follow.  This is how our bodies heal.

And Beyond:

The photon emissions go beyond our bodies to influence other beings.  For examples, communications within flocks of birds, schools of fish, and herds of horses may be explained by photon emissions.  As humans, perhaps our resonance, or lack thereof, with each other can also be explained by the coherency of our photon emissions.

So grow your Nutrition Grown™ garden, eat your absolutely fresh greens, and let your Light SHINE.

New Farmer Expo–Nutrition Farming for Hawaii will be There

Food nutrient increase data from our Nutrition Farming for Hawaii  research and demonstration garden will be on display at the 2nd Hawaii Island New Farmer Expo this Friday, August 10.  The event will be held here on the Big Island at the Sally Luau Hale in Hilo from 12:30 to 6:30 pm. If you can’t make it to the expo, you can still check out last year’s data from the garden at http://beyondorganicresearch.com/nutrition-farming-hawaii/.  See last week’s blog post for some current data.  Click here: http://beyondorganicresearch.com/blog/2018/07/31/nutrition-grown-research-garden-results/

At the expo, there will be speakers all afternoon on various topics of interest to new and beginning farmers–from veggies to livestock, finance to marketing.  There will be a dinner catered by Sweet Cane Cafe at 6:30 pm.  For more info visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hawaii-island-new-farmer-rancher-expo-tickets-45950629570

Hope to see you there!

Dr. Jana Bogs

Google map to find Sally Luau Hale

Results from our Nutrition Grown Research and Demonstration Garden– Now in its 2nd Year

We were blessed with grant funding this spring for starting the 2nd year of our Nutrition Grown Research and Demonstration Garden.  Our first order of business was to thoroughly re-analyze the soil.  Then we added our fertilizers and amendments.  We repeat this procedure every 6 months to gradually bring our soil to optimal levels of fertility.  Because we have to feed the soil slowly over time to avoid harming the beneficial microbes, it can take years to optimize the soil, but all the effort is worth it!  Balanced, healthy soil (with all its beneficial microbes) is what makes healthy plants, and (subsequently) happy, healthy people!

Numerous researchers are coming to the conclusion that human health really does begin in the soil.  The microbial life in the soil AND ON THE PLANTS can be related to our own  microflora, which is mainly in our intestinal tract, but also on our skin, and even in our organs.  A healthy variety of microorganisms performs a myriad of functions. Some microbes make amino acids, some make vitamins.  Other microbes make nutrients more available and some are even involved in cell signaling, which can control genetic expression.

Each food plant has its own set of compatible microbes.  Interacting with food plants in the raw state, with their live beneficial microbes, can be very important for our health.  Food is information.  This is part of the reason why raw food diets can be so healing.  We evolved with the plants.  We need to have our daily dose of Nature–touching, smelling, eating.  Having your own healing Nutrition Grown garden with a variety of herbs, vegetables and fruits can be the quickest route to great health.  It’s Nature’s “farmacy”!

The First of This Year’s Nutrition Grown Garden Results

Yes, we did get some crops planted in our garden, and got them grown up enough to take plant tissue samples.  Then I compared the results on our green onions to the USDA Food Nutrient Database. We saw increases on all but one measured nutrient (sodium).  I also looked back at last year’s values for our green onions and saw some nice improvements. (See http://beyondorganicresearch.com/nutrition-farming-hawaii/ for last year’s garden results.)

  It sure is exciting to watch the improvements over time!

Stay tuned for more!

Blessings,  Dr. Jana Bogs

F.R.E.E. Mango Festival in Kona July 21, 2018

The Mango Festival in Kona is always a fun event!  And it’s free!  This is the 10th annual Kona Mango Festival. Randyl Rupar always does an amazing job putting this and other agricultural festivals together.  There will be food demos and tastings, live music and hula, lots of cool booths, and mango cultivation presentations.  It will be held on July 21 in downtown Kona oceanfront at Hale Halawai from 10 am to 5 pm.  I will have a booth showcasing the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii research and demonstration garden.  (Click here for more info.)  So come by and say “Hi”!

In the evening, from 6 to 10 pm, will be a benefit music concert.  Your $10 donation goes to supporting lava evacuees and the Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network.

Learn more about the Festival by clicking here.

Aloha,  Dr. Jana

Mango Fest Final

Jana Bogs, PhD

Beyond Organic Consulting, Inc.

www.BeyondOrganicConsulting.com

Fantastic Video: Health Professionals who Understand where Health Begins

As a nutritional and horticultural researcher who has worked to bridge an understanding from soil to human health, I am thrilled about the release of this enlightening video. Health truly is about nurturing nature and nature nurturing us. It all starts at the garden or farm, creating “perfect soil” to grow “perfect food” to heal our bodies. Testing soil to know what fertilizers to add and testing plants to understand what they need, as well as testing the final food products to determine what really is and is not there is how we move to better quality food production.

This video is an interesting mix of health professionals who understand that health starts in good soil.  Enjoy, and share it with your friends.

Happy Mother’s Day, even if you are just a “mom” to your plants!

~Dr. Jana

Side-by-Side Comparison Trial Kale Beds

One of my students in the Perfect Soil Certificate Course, Susan, recently shared her results of a side-by-side comparison trial of the Beyond Organic Growing System(TM).  The control bed was fertilized/amended as she had done typically in the past with organic-type amendments.  The beds were planted on consecutive days with kale and broccoli starts from the same seed packs.  Every attempt was made to be as consistent as possible in every way except the fertilization method–same sizes of beds, same number of plants, same spacing, same irrigation, same mulch, etc.

Here are the results with the control bed first and the Beyond Organic bed next (as captioned):

Control Bed–typical organic bed of Russian Kale and Broccoli (in background).

 

Beyond Organic Growing System(TM) Bed: Russian Kale and Broccoli (in background)

The size difference is most noticeable, but also look at the color differences.  Here are some size comparison pictures using Susan’s foot to give some perspective:

 

Control Kale with Susan’s foot for size comparison

 

Beyond Organic kale with Susan’s foot for size comparison

Thanks so much, Susan, for sharing your work!

Learn more about the soil analysis used for the Beyond Organic bed fertilization on my website by clicking here.

Want to grow awesome food like this with support and camaraderie?  Join us for the Perfect Soil course by clicking here.

Stay tuned for more exciting research coming up!

Blessings,  Dr. Jana

In Honor of World Soil Day

By honoring the soil through beyond organic gardening techniques, we can grow amazing foods which help us to be our very best!  Here’s a podcast interview of Dr. Jana Bogs by Jonathan Landsman of Natural Health 365, a very popular website:

NH365 101: Going beyond organic foods – Growing techniques for maximum nutrition and flavor

 

 

 

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(NaturalHealth365) Our foods have been under attack by the biotech industry and its chemical products for decades. And, the negative effects are clear for us to see.

Simply put, many of our food crops have dramatically lost their nutritional value … some agricultural experts would say by as much as 70 percent! This, alone, might be the single most important reasons why supplements have been in such demand.

Is there a problem with organic foods?

The blunt truth is ‘yes!’ Even organic foods have lost their nutrient content – which is why so many people tend to struggle with nutritional deficiencies. (even when doing their best to eat well)

Bottom line: we must find ways to get MORE nutrition from our foods to protect our health or pay the unwanted consequences of sickness and premature death.

Today, on the NaturalHealth365 Podcast, I’ll introduce you to someone that has a solution for this problem. You’ll learn about a system of growing plants that can produce nutrient-rich foods to meet our daily needs.

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For more information about Dr. Jana Bogs – visit: BeyondOrganicConsulting.com

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Podcast highlights include:

  • Amazing discoveries revealed by a food and nutrition expert.
  • Important news for every farmer and gardener.
  • How the “Beyond Organic Growing System” can help you.
  • The best way to start growing more nutritionally dense food.
  • What to do – if you can’t grow your own food.
  • Plus, much more!

About Dr. Jana Bogs

Dr. Jana Bogs is a research scientist and consultant whose motto is “Creating health from the soil up!” Due to health problems in herself and her family when she was growing up, Dr. Bogs became interested in nutrition and decided to get a university degree in that area while also studying many other aspects of holistic health and nutrition – at the same time.

With a degree under her belt, Dr. Bogs started her career in the field of nutrition working with various holistic-minded doctors. However, after a while, she came to realize that our foods are not the quality they could be or should be – especially when considering nutrient density.

This realization motivated Dr. Bogs to create the “Beyond Organic Growing System” (BOGS) – which is designed to bring nutritious food to the world by helping farmers, gardeners and food companies understand how to produce supreme quality food.

Breaking News: Nutrition Farming article in West Hawaii Today

Our Nutrition Farming for Hawaii (NFH) research and demonstration garden made front page news in the North Hawaii News section of West Hawaii Today.  The article is titled Kapaau Superfoods: NFH Project makes Significant Strides in 2017, by Landry Fuller.  Here’s the link– http://westhawaiitoday.com/north-hawaii-news/nhn-news/nutrient-rich-foods-blossom-kapaau-nfh-project-makes-significant-strides.

For crop and soil data from our Nutrition Farming for Hawaii project, see previous blog posts on the BeyondOrganicResearch.com website.  Here’s the link to one– http://beyondorganicresearch.com/blog/category/nutrition-farming-for-hawaii-project/  .  Click on the Home tab to see 5 more articles on the NFH project.

If you like what we are bringing to the world, please share, like, and comment.

Aloha, Dr. Jana

Soil Microbial Analysis Changes with Nutrition Farming for Hawaii Project

Not all microbes are bad.  Human bodies contain about as many microbial cells as actual human cells.  This is called the human microbiome.  We live symbiotically with the microbes.  We actually could not live without them!

Our microbiome shifts as we change our diet and environment.  We receive healthy microbes from good, aerobic (oxygenated) soil.  This is another great reason to get out in your garden!

Beneficial microbiology in the soil is important to hold nutrients in the soil and make them available to the plants.  Measuring the microbial life in the soil is an important part of soil management.  You can’t manage what you don’t measure!

With the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii project, I measured the soil microbiology using my microscope when we were getting started with the garden in the spring.  Bacterial counts were only about 100 per slide field.

We amended the soil with the needed minerals and fertilizers.  These are very important to feed the microbes, as well as the plants.  Some minerals, like cobalt (which is rarely tested, but is on a Nutrition Grown™ soil analysis), are critical for microbes.  The microbes will not be there without the nutrients they need!   We also added a microbial inoculant to help get things going.

Retesting of soil is done every 6 months, including microbiology.  Our latest analysis showed 1500 bacteria per slide field.  A 1500% increase!

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More Impressive Crop Data from Nutrition Farming Project

Work continues in the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii (NFH) Research and Demonstration Garden.  Here are some more impressive examples of increased nutrient content from our first year as compared to USDA Food Nutrient Database published values.

Below are two crops, red curly lettuce and green onions.  Most values show good gains over the USDA values.  You will notice the NFH crops’ phosphorus is not as high.  Phosphorus is a particular problem in Hawaii soils.  We put on quite a bit of soft rock phosphate, an organically-approved type of phosphorus, which takes some time to become fully available to the crops.  I’m not too worried about it because phosphorus is rarely a missing element in human nutrition.  We will continue to tweak the soil to get it just right.  We are just about ready to do a retest of the soil.

What is most impressive on these reports are the gains in elements that are often deficient in human nutrition, such as calcium, iron, and zinc.