Your Truth Revealed podcast
Nov. 2, 2020

23) Know Your Soil Health (part 1)

Meet Amy Milliron, MA in the 2nd part of her interview. There’s a direct connection between healthy soil and growing nutrient dense food. She teaches how eating this food increases your health and can reverse climate change.

Amy received her master’s degree in elementary education from Arizona State University. She is the founder of Hills of Milk and Honey and Fearless Farmers where she offers classes.


Hills of Milk and Honey:

Fearless Farmers:

Free Worksheet:

Whitewash Book:

Draw Down Book:

Zach Bush, MD:

Elaine Ingham, PhD:


You say that soil health is where human health begins. Why is it so important to eat food straight from the food source?

* There is a direct connection between the soil being healthy and being able to grow nutrient dense food.

* If we don't take good care of the soil so that it is in balance, then that is affecting our food supply.

Zach Bush, MD educates about the microbiome, the genetic material of all the microbes - bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses - that live on and inside the human body. How do toxins harm the microbiome?

* Glyphosate is an herbicide and a weed killer, first registered for use in the U.S. in 1974.

* Consumers started using it in Roundup in the 1980s.

* The water system that collects the vast majority of the Roundup spray in the United States is the Mississippi River.

* As the Mississippi empties out into the Gulf of Mexico, we kill all the microorganisms, fish life, and everything else living in the water.

* The highest rates of cancer are in Louisiana.

What can people do to enrich the soil in their community?

* Elaine Ingham, PhD is the world’s foremost soil biologist, she’s passionate about empowering ordinary people to bring the soils in their community back to life.

* She has the Soil Food Web Approach for soil regeneration.

* She offers courses in her Soil Food Web School that's designed for people with no experience.

* Identify what's missing in the soil, regenerate the soil, and maintain the soil food web.


What is regenerative farming and why is it important?

* A method of farming that provides you with nutrient dense foods to keep you healthy.

* It focuses on rebuilding the topsoil, improving the water cycle, and increasing resilience to climate change.

* In the U.S. there is as little as less than 1% organic material in our soil. It’s like having farm fields of dust particles that grow nutrient poor food.

* There is a solution. For every % of organic matter in the soil, you can draw down about five tons of carbon per acre.


How is regenerative agriculture one of a hundred ways we can reverse climate change?

* Paul Hawken explains this in depth in his book Draw Down.

* Stopping global warming is possible with solutions that exist today.

* Drawdown is the point when greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere start to decline.