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Inflammatory Disease, Soil & the Gut Ecosystem

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Workshop Description

Promoting the active regeneration of soil microbial diversity and health on all farms is crucial to both planetary health, and human health.  Jackie will discuss how healthy, microbially-diverse soils can both reverse climate change, and reverse the 85% of human disease that is inflammatory.

Because the research is changing so quickly in this field, in terms of soil restoration through organic growing, in terms of the role of the microbiomes in soils, animal guts, and human guts, and in terms of the reversal of inflammatory diseases, it’s important to get the latest information into farmer’s hands.

Topics covered will include:

  • Inflammatory diseases (cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, dementia, learning disabilities, autism, etc.) are increasing at unprecedented rates
  • Recent research links all inflammatory disease to a single starting point — systemic inflammation resulting from a leaky gut (intestinal permeability)
  • Diseases and chronic problems previously considered irreversible are now being halted, usually reversed, and sometimes resolved when the gut microbiome is restored to health.
  • The gut microbiome cannot heal eating a conventional diet; organic, biodynamic, and wild foods are required, in order of increasing importance.
  • The diverse microbial community in healthy soil packs more nutrients into food, draws more carbon down into the soil, and provides replacement microbes for gut ecosystems.
  • This has significant implications for organic growers, who they market their foods to, and how they might optimize the prices their produce commands.
  • Preparing for these implications to become increasingly mainstream will allow a more cohesive response to the need for microbially-diverse, nutrient-dense foods.

Speaker: Jackie McMillan

Jackie is an Autism Medical Researcher and Turnaround Strategist for Parents, Educators, Professionals, and Spectrum Adults.

A dedicated consumer of organic foods she is highly aware of the medical repercussions of organic versus conventional foods and enjoys sharing her knowledge and research with others.

Jackie McMillan