WE FUNCTION IN WHOLES, BUT WE'VE MADE A HABIT OF THINKING IN PARTS.
BY LEARNING HOW THE PARTS OF A WHOLE ARE IN INTIMATE INTERCONNECTION WE CAN
Eat Healthier Food &
RAISE our Quality of Life
Regenerative Agriculture and Holistic Health Coaching
How I Help Farmers, Ranchers and Conscious Eaters
As a Farmer or Rancher, do you struggle with business planning and/or poorly functioning land?
As an Eater, do you feel overwhelmed about how to nourish your body to prevent or heal disease?
Do you want to improve the environmental footprint of Your Family?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am here to help.
My deep training and experience has shown me that the popular medical and agricultural practices of the last century have oversimplified and distorted the complex biological processes of life. We see the negative effects of this on our land, food systems, and health, caused by:
Excessive use of industrial farming practices like tillage and chemical inputs
Treating symptoms instead of the cause of dis-ease in humans and animals
Irresponsible use of unsustainable consumer goods and nonrenewable resources
The loss of biodiversity caused by agriculture and urbanization
Are you wondering how to minimize the impact of this on your health, your children, the land and community in which you live?
I wondered that too. After 25 years on my journey, I have good news: There are things we can all do to improve these dilemmas. I am on a mission to help. It starts with learning to think holistically. Holistic thinking acknowledges there is no singular effect. Everything has a positive or negative consequence but rarely is anything truly neutral. Thinking holistically and reacting accordingly we can:
Improve agricultural productivity and profitability while minimizing ecological disturbance
Help stabilize our food systems to create food security and justice for everyone
Boost nutrient density and health in humans and animals
Elevate quality of life and longevity for all beings
Create a more hospitable planet for future generations
My consulting services can help you identify, define, and achieve your goals in the areas of land regeneration, agriculture business, personal health and wellness, and sustainability. Let's work together!
I watched Kara's presentation to the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I appreciate her approach, specifically her ability to contextualize the research she cites as well as her ability to bring the audience along into the myriad of factors that impact gut health and agriculture practices. I find it increasingly hard to find both a holistic and academic approach. She clearly understands how to connect the dots and name key obstacles while suggesting paths forward, all while acknowledging the complexities at play in the agricultural systems in which I work.
- Sarah Blacklin
Director, NC Choices
My journey into regenerative agriculture began after spending many years in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and the US studying indigenous plant medicine and 18 years in the holistic health field as an herbalist, nutritionist, and chef. Upon being exposed to a philosophy of land regeneration called Holistic Management while helping a friend restore degraded pastures on her cattle ranch in Uvalde, Texas, I witnessed the profound similarities between human health, soil health, and the fascinating microbes that move between us and inextricably link us together.
This discovery quickly brought me full circle in my work as an herbalist and nutritionist because I realized that no human or animal could become healthy if our soils were not healthy! And believe me, most of our soils are far from healthy, so unsurprisingly, neither are most of our human gastrointestinal tracts. Sincerely inspired to do something about improving the state of our soils and agriculture to produce healthier food and people, I returned to school and got my degree in agriculture. I have been working as a regenerative agriculture and holistic health coach to incorporate all my skills under one holistic umbrella. By focusing on soil health, and particularly the health of the human gastrointestinal tract, we can heal humans, animals, and the land.
I have found that supporting regenerative agriculture, sustainable food systems and human health through nutrition is the most far-reaching way to grow this awareness… literally from the ground up. After all, we all have to eat!