562: Benjamin Page on Interacting with The Earth.
Building a relationship with your soil.
In This Podcast:
In today’s society, we as humans are provided with various ways to virtually connect with each other. However, Benjamin Page, recent author of two books, points out one key area humans lack a connection with: The Earth. Listen in to learn about the importance of building a relationship with earth, Ben’s definition of healthy soil, and why playing in the dirt can support overall human health and wellbeing.
Benjamin is a chiropractic physician and avid urban gardener who works in the wellness paradigm. Going beyond spinal care, he uses a holistic approach as he helps his patients return to health by encouraging nutrition through chemical-free food grown in fertile soils, adequate rest, sufficient movement, and the development of proper internal dialogue. Benjamin is the author of The 4 Pillars of Health: Your Health and Well-being Made Simple, and Playing in the Dirt: The key to Sustainable Health. He is also the creator of The Wellness Farmer Podcast and Pastos Verdes Farm YouTube channel, where he shares his journey gardening in his little urban garden.
Listen in and learn about:
- What are eight ways to interact with soil
- Why building mother nature builds human nature
- How touching the earth decreases stress in three distinct ways
- What Ben considers as “black gold”
- How to fix unhealthy soil
- What effects does soil have on the immune system
- The nutritional link to healthy soil
- What is the true key to sustainable health
As well as:
His failure – Having to rewrite his second book from scratch
His success – Having his family as his support system
His drive – Lives by the philosophy that humans were made to get up and work
His advice – “Try to do as much as you can, barefoot, have fun on this journey called life.”
Books written by Benjamin:
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