Grow Yourself Healthy

Crops and projects to transform your gut health

Grow Yourself Healthy
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711250710
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Description

There is currently a huge upsurge in interest into recent scientific research highlighting the importance gardening for  health.

This focuses on the activity of gardening for mental and physical health, as well as the way that if you garden for your gut you can improve your digestion too. The microbiome is the plethora of microbes that humans host in their gut, and other cells, and which are fundamental to well-being. Recent studies link digestive health and the human microbiome to a range of health conditions such as depression and anxiety, obesity, cancer, diabetes and autism. Interest in the topic has led to an array of related popular science publications, diet and recipe books. There is currently however very little literature on how to grow produce which has high nutritional value, and which optimizes the microbial life within our digestive systems.

What types of vegetable, fruit, and herbs should we being growing to encourage beneficial internal microbes? How do we design and plan a productive garden that supports gut health?

Grow Yourself Healthy will introduce relevant recent science in an accessible way, provide practical guidance on how to grow, produce and design a productive garden to optimize your health, and provide information on how to grow and store vegetables for fermentation, including select recipes for gut health.

Included in the book are 10 bespoke projects for all size of garden, from windowboxes and containers to square metre and 4m x 4m plots.
 

The author

Marianne Majerus is a prestigious and prolific international photographer of gardens and winner of the Garden Media Guild Features Photographer of the Year Award 2013 as well as the GMG Photographer of the Year 2010. A contributor and sole photographer of many gardening books, her new title Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated was a best-seller in 2014. Marianne lives and has a studio in London. 
 

Beth Marshall is a professional horticulturist, who has trained with the RHS and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She has worked in various prestigious vegetable gardens in the UK: RHS Harlow Carr; West Dean; and for the Royal Household at Windsor Castle. Beth is Head Gardener on a private estate near Henley in Berkshire, managing an organic kitchen garden and a 57-acre estate including woodlands, wildflower meadows and a deer park. Beth also has a strong interest in native flora, conservation, foraging, plant-based cooking and beekeeping.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711250710
Illustrations: 250
Size: 7.559 in x 9.685 in / 192 mm x 246 mm
Edition: Illustrated Edition
Published:

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