Why Modern Food Is Nutrient Depleted And How to Fix It

It might be easy to assume that if you’re eating a whole foods diet rich in plants, you’re getting lots of nutrients. Compared to a processed diet, that’s true, but you might not be getting all the nutrition you’d expect from one carrot to the next. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could measure the nutrient density in our food, to pick the most optimal bunch of spinach or package of berries at the market? Thanks to the convergence of technology and nutrition science, we can. I was fascinated to talk to Dan Kittredge about intentionally eating for nutrient density on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dan and I talk about his exciting invention that will revolutionize the way we shop. Not only does the Biotnutrient Meter mean we can make the most nutritious choices as consumers, but it means the food and agriculture industries will also have to start thinking about their products on a whole new level. It’s putting much-needed integrity back into the food system. Organic farming has many benefits compared to conventional, but practices can vary dramatically from farm to farm, especially when it comes to their ecosystems. After his experience with organic farming, Dan realized those general practices just weren’t good enough. Dan explains why the soil microbiome is such a key factor for the quality of our food and what kinds of criteria are especially important for establishing healthy soil to optimize nutrient density in crops. We often forget just how wise nature is. Dan and I discuss how farmers can use the principles of biological systems to address limiting factors that are hurting our food quality and get out of nature’s way. The future of food is exciting and as consumers we’ll be gaining more power than ever to use food as medicine. I hope you’ll tune in. This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Athletic Greens, and Tushy. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 10% off your Magnesium Breakthrough order. Just go to magbreakthrough.com/hyman and use code HYMAN10 to receive this amazing offer. Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer. The Tushy bidet is a sleek attachment that clips onto your existing toilet and connects to the water supply behind your toilet to spray you with clean, fresh water. Right now, Tushy is offering 10% off, just go to hellotushy.com/HYMAN.
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