The Soil Food Web

This post by Sambali Beach Farm an all-natural farm set on the sandy beaches of Zamables gives a nice representation of the biological activity that we outlined in our article, The Basics Of Soil Fertility. There is this very beautiful…

Iron, A Delicate Balancing Act

Iron is an essential nutrient that your body requires to build cells, particularly blood cells and immune cells. We need Iron for many crucial functions. For example it is what red blood cells use to transport oxygen around our body,…

Food Profile: Black Rice

Nearly every Filipino consumes rice daily as our main staple food. This grain, which was originally cultivated in China as a product of conventional & Epigenetic (selective) breeding was spread throughout Asia and is the most widely consumed food in…

Manganese Shows New Anti-Viral Potential

Manganese is a mineral and trace nutrient that our body needs in very small amounts only to function. Like all essential nutrients however, this small amount is essential for certain functions. Manganese is used in generation and regeneration of connective…

Food Profile: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are the edible seeds of the plant Salvia Hispanica, a Central American plant that is part of the mint family. This superfood was used in ancient times by the Incan and Aztec civilization as an easily stored, carried…

Food Profile: Onion

Onions are perhaps one of the most popular root crops in the world. They are used in a myriad of ways. As an ingredient to add flavor to dishes, caramelized, breaded and fried and even eaten raw in salads or…

Inflammation

Have you ever experienced one of the following? Insect bites, allergies, sprains, wounds, impact injuries, rashes, sore throats, sore eyes, acne, styes or other infections all result in inflammation in one way or another. Inflammation is experienced in one of…

Food Profile: Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane juice is the raw, unprocessed sap pressed from fresh canes. This can be drunk directly or chilled and makes for a sweet and refreshing drink. But we’ve all been taught that sugar-rich drinks are bad for our health right?…

Food Profile: Durian

In my opinion no fruit is as polarizing as Durian. Those who love it say it is the absolute best thing in existence! Then there are those who abhor it’s smell and taste. Durian does have a very remarkable odor.…

Quercetin, an Emerging Anti-COVID Antioxidant

Since the COVID outbreak began in late 2019 scientists have been working around the clock to identify possible treatments to keep people healthy. Since severe symptoms are relatively rare, they have begun to identify what can be done to keep…

The B Vitamins and How They Help Combat COVID

This excellent article written by the  Immunology and Translational Research Group and the Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, highlights the roles that each of the B vitamins can potentially play in the context of COVID infection. Their statements…