Why do you need a Biome Box?
The trouble is that we tend to get in the way of nature. Humans often assume that the best way to proceed is to dominate natural processes. But how can one part of an immense set of inter-related and connected organisms and processes - such as humans - possibly understand the complexity of the whole and how to manage it. In short, we can't.
But what can we do? We can recognise the inherent wisdom in nature. Recognising that the complexity of which we are a small part has emerged over billions of years. That includes our own bodies. The human body has been around for a very long time. It knows what to do.
So at Biome Box we are concerned with supporting nature to do her thing, giving the human body the raw materials it needs to do what it does naturally. This has many positive knock-on effects - social, economic, ecological. We write about the many benefits of this most natural of lifestyle choices in our Articles. You can also see our FAQ at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing your questions and comments.
Well being for all
Living in greater harmony with nature.
- Humans thrive when nature thrives.
- What is truly good for us, is also good for nature.
- Biome Box takes care of the whole human ecosystem – both within and without!
Who's providing the produce?
Biome Box contributes towards greater food security, as well as helping to ensure healthy food is grown in harmony with nature, in as many unique ways as possible. We are helping to sow the seeds of a better future for caring farmers, ensuring nature can thrive on our small scale farms, alongside abundant food production. We are not simply encouraging more trees and wider field margins, but instead are supporting more interconnected and harmonious farming systems.
This increases the quality of life for both farmers and nature, now and for future generations to come.
We are committed to sourcing foods from producers that do things their own way. Producing food in the best way they know how, constantly learning and adapting, whilst inspiring greater connection and collaboration with nature.
We are supporting growers in creating permanent plantations, with our ideal model being small scale forest gardens and perennial market gardens.
Our growers and sources of inspiration are already showing us that it can be done - we're simply supporting this happening on a wider scale, with the support of our customers behind us!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
So what is biome box exactly?
Biome box contains a diverse selection of plant based foods, lovingly and often wildly grown.
Biome Box has been specifically designed to support greater wellbeing through feeding your gut microbiome whilst taking care of the planetary biome. It supports small scale farms, producing food in harmony with nature, enhancing ecosystem diversity and encouraging the evolution of food growing practices.
Biome Box customers are not simply purchasing a box of produce. They are joining us and saying yes to an educational and inspiring journey, towards building a better way of life.
What is the gut microbiome?
The collection of micro-organisms that call your gut home are called your gut microbiota, these organisms and all of their genes, are collectively known as your gut microbiome.
You can take a deeper dive into what the microbiome is, in our free on-line course ‘Microbiome Basics’. Contact us for a link and instructions on how to join the course platform in mighty networks.
Why is it good to take care of your microbiome?
We are just beginning to unravel the many functions of the human microbiome. Aside from maintaining a healthy digestive tract and healthy digestion, the microbiome also helps to regulate inflammation and the immune system, whilst playing a role in our moods, energy levels and in producing essential compounds, such as B vitamins . Taking care of your microbiome ensures that you can better digest your food, whilst extracting and producing more essential nutrients.
This is a very brief and simple description of the functions of the microbiome, as this topic goes far beyond the scope of this article. The microbiome impacts every function within the body through the free exchange of genetic information. We go into more depth about this cutting edge area of science in the courses we are working on, please do contact us if you want to find out more!
Can’t I just take dietary supplements to get the same benefits in food?
Supplements made in a laboratory lack the synergistic effects that you get from whole raw foods. Human beings have evolved in Nature and we have evolved to eat foods that contain a collection of compounds that all perform different functions that can ONLY work optimally together.
Taking concentrated amounts of any compound in a supplement form will likely lead to imbalanced effects within the body, that may or may not be immediately obvious. These are commonly known as side effects, or adverse effects and can put additional strain on the body unnecessarily. Many dietary supplements commonly cause nausea, irritate the digestive system and can upset the delicate balance of the microbiome, (particularly if fillers like lactose, or flow agents are used). As a Pharmacist I witnessed the limitations of supplementation for many patients.
Eating a balanced and diverse diet is far better for our health all round than using supplements.
With the recent understanding that the genetic information within living foods has an effect on our health, it becomes obvious that synthetic supplements can never mimic the full complexity and miracle of nature.
Whole food supplements/powders may be more helpful, but the drying process, (even if preserving foods in a raw state), means that a large portion of beneficial compounds, in the form of volatile oils, are often missing.
You really cannot beat a diverse range of natural, fresh and raw foods for nutrient content and beneficial effects on overall wellbeing.
If you have any further questions about Biome Box, we’d love for you to get in touch!
How does the biome box support greater wellbeing?
The produce found in your Biome Box has been selected to optimise the diversity of plant based foods in the diet.
Consuming a diverse range of produce is the best way to ensure your diet contains a broad spectrum of beneficial phytochemicals, such as simple and complex phenolic compounds. These compounds are proving to be highly beneficial to human wellbeing. With studies demonstrating that they reduce inflammation, lower the risk of heart disease and provide powerful antioxidant protection within the body.
Eating from a diverse array of foods also ensures that you are consuming sufficient pre-biotic fibres to support the growth of beneficial organisms living in your gut, collectively known as your gut microbiome.
Science is just beginning to reveal how interconnected we are with the natural world around us. Through the exchange of genetic packets of information known as microRNA our biology can be altered in response to the health of the ecosystems from which we eat, drink and breath.
The health of the ecosystems in which our food is grown really does matter, when it comes to our wellbeing, as much as what we eat!
What makes biome box different?
Biome Box is the result of a combination of ideals, knowledge, experience and passion to support greater human and planetary wellbeing. With educational and inspiring content, you won’t simply be eating and creating a better way of life, you will also understand and experience for yourself why it’s so good for you!
Our growers are evolving their methods to support healthier ecosystems, seeking to work in ever greater harmony with nature.
We have designed the Biome Box with maximal diversity in mind. Combining our vast array of experience in the health and wellbeing sector, science, farming, small holding, the microbiome, herbalism, plant knowledge and growing, food industry, IT and logistical organisation, we have brought together a unique team. Together we understand how best to leverage food choices, growing methods and logistics to offer our customers the opportunity to contribute to building a better food system and future.
What makes us different is that no-one can offer what we offer!