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What Horses Taught Me About Diet

Observing the horses which live around our new offices (and the spot which is the location for all our holidays) we see that they don’t just eat grass, they eat a multitude of different species and this will vary from day to day.

They will choose the exact plant they are eating based on their nutritional/medical needs in that moment. 

So if they are short of Vit-C they eat plants high in Vit-C, if they’ve contracted a bug or virus they will search out foods which directly counteract that infection. Now I very much doubt that they are aware of this ability, to them it’s happening sub consciously.

We humans have this ability but we’ve buried it. Buried it beneath fake signals of longing and addiction created by sugar, additives and flavourings.

What I see working with people is, once you clear up the gut and surround them with healthy foods, they suddenly rediscover this almost magical ability.

Of course it doesn’t feel like anything mystical to them, as it usually just manifests itself in the form of “Hmmm, I’m feeling a little peckish and really fancy (insert whatever food in here) today”…but this is exactly what I’m talking about!!

Now when I mention this to people, most of them say, “Well, I get that all the time.” 

What’s crucial here is the foods you are craving. 

If it’s sugar, sweets and processed crap, it’s not you craving these foods, it’s the bad bugs which we need to rebalance in your gut as their main food source is sugar (by the way the same is true of cancer)

Once you get rid of these bad bugs, heal the gut and rebalance your micro biome you actually find you are craving salad and broccoli (honestly!) and can take or leave that plate of recently baked cookies easily.

This is why we grow our vegetables here and use as much of the farm grown produce as we can, and when we can’t, we buy local and organic wherever possible. It’s also why we’re Rewilding the entire area to boost the local biodiversity which will in turn benefit the other local farmers with increased cross pollination, and ultimately higher quality yields.

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