Every Illness is Environmental Illness.
Why? Because every organism benefits from cleaner air, water and food. Pollutants are obstacles that every body has to adapt to. Those of us who have learned to survive and thrive with extreme environmental illnesses are ambassadors to the future. We are your tour guides for how to stay healthy in the future (or perhaps present) when all of your inputs (air, water, food) are contaminated.
This module in the Crooked Forest curriculum is called “Biome Management.” This is a master class in how to live without the burden of organic and inorganic toxins, biotoxins, heavy metals, nanoparticle and radioactive pollutants, EMFs, and tick-borne pathogens.
While I’m sure you have heard of “MRSA” and the threat of antibiotic resistance, this module will dive deeply into how microorganisms — fungi, bacteria, viruses and parasites–are all radically changing now in response to human pollution. An “infection” is a biome that is out of balance, inside and outside your body.
Diversity equals Resilience; in your soil, in your gut and in society.Holly Noonan
There is a direct connection between the health of your soil and the health of your gut microbiome. There is nothing that is not connected. Your body is an ecosystem that is in constant conversation with your environmental ecosystem. The “boundary” is only conceptual.
When we over-rely on antibiotics, we wipe out the diversity that can protect us later. In fact, many adults who are contending with complex-chronic illness have something in common: repeated childhood use of antibiotics.
So when it comes to safe and healthy living spaces, we want a positive biome around us, not the absence of microbes. Overuse of antibacterial soaps and cleaners just cultivates gnarlier species that will eat your chemicals for lunch.
In this module we cover:
- building science and why adobe is better than plywood and drywall
- air exchange
- new era pollutants and the “locations effect.”
- precision decontamination
- sensitivity as a superpower
- soil biome management
- mycoremediation and mycorhizzal networks
- “From Shoemaker to Stamets”– healing from mold to healing with mushrooms
- Safe farming practices– growing balanced ecosystems in compost
- Growing a medicinal herb garden– with its own beehive
- Stephen Harrod Buhner’s Entire Library
- The Taos Pueblo is a multi-storied adobe that has been continuously inhabited for 1000 years.
- Stephen Harrod Buhner is an oracle.
- Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life
- International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness ISEAI.org
- The Role of Toxic Mold in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Erik Johnson
- Video– 6 Ways Mushrooms can Save the World by Paul Stamets