#124 Full-scale creation of salt into fertilizer through the atomic conversion power of EM

With the cooperation of many stakeholders, the multipurpose method of salt utilizing the atomic conversion power of EM that began three years ago has been steadily achieving results. Initially it seemed too incredible a story to be true, so most people have been hesitant about using more than one-third to one-fifth of the amount of salt I discussed.

As a result, quite a few people did not trust my suggestions, and we heard such comments as, “The weeds grew abnormally and weeding was very difficult,” or “The salt fertilized the weeds,” and so on. On the other hand, in successful cases that made proper use of salt, people made such comments as, “I never dreamed that agriculture could be done so easily without any weeds,” or “With this method, anyone can do the ideal agriculture,” etc., praising the utilization of salt.

Prior to this article, in the 124th issue of DND we published an article entitled “A Demonstration Experiment of Making Salt into Fertilizer Utilizing EM Technology.” It is impossible for any expert to have any complaints about this experimental method and results. Atomic conversion relating to salt fertilization by EM is certainly occurring.

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Sunshine Farm, an agricultural production corporation, has been transformed into a system centered on activated EM solution with seawater, salt and homemade bokashi made with EM-bred chicken droppings, and they often use about 2 tons of salt per 1,000 m2. (Photo 1)
They also take all possible measures in weeding, and they can reduce the amount to salt by about 50% for each planting.

Although it is not clear what the limits are for the amount of salt that can be applied, I believe it is determined by the way the energy field is created, and by the targeted yield.

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Photo 2 shows the result of conducting EM cultivation for the first time using 1 ton of activated EM solution with seawater per 1,000 m2, 180 liters of rectified smoked charcoal, 150kg of bokashi and 500 kg of salt were applied per 1,000 m2 s a month before planting rice. Here EM rectification barriers were set underground and aboveground. Because of a lack of sunshine this year the harvest in surrounding rice fields was barely 6 bales per 1,000 m2, however using EM salt cultivation they harvested 8 bales of high quality rice as shown in Photo 3.

The Hado wave of white rice is also at the highest level, like an expert who has been working with EM for 10 years. After this, as a fall to early winter treatment, 500 kg of salt per 1,000 m2 is applied, 300 to 500 liters activated EM is sprayed, shallow plowing of 5 to 10 cm is done, which completely suppresses weeds and promotes decomposition of rice straw.

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After that, the same treatment is carried out 30 to 40 days before planting rice, and
Then just ploughing and irrigating the rice paddies, and planning rice seedlings; this method allows direct sowing.

After rice planting, if you spray 30-50 liters of stock solution of activated EM with seawater per 1,000 m2 twice a month on the leaf surfaces, it will be possible to ward off all insect pests.

If you repeat this application method, the yield and quality will improve every year, and eventually reaching a harvest where 25 to 30 bales will become a reality, which makes it possible to solve the most basic food problems. The point is to strengthen the barrier power and increase the level of the energy field; also, as I mentioned in the previous issue, a prayerful, grateful attitude toward EM is essential.

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Recently I heard many people say that they understand the effects of salt, but that it is hard to spray. If you are going to implement this application method, make sure you make full use of a Compost Caster like the one in Photo 4. Spread 500 kg of salt per 1,000 m2 in two applications as shown in Photo 5. Each application takes only 10 or 15 minutes. In orchards you can use the Fruits Caster as in Photo 6.

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For Broadcasting Chemical Fertilizer in Orchards! FC1210

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Fruits Caster

Hopper Capacity 120 liters
Spreads to a Maximum width of 8.0m

It can be mounted on the carrier of a transport trolley.
Easy operation enables granular and sandy fertilizer to be spread

Chicken dropping agitator
Good for spreading dried granular chicken droppings and the like, which are liable to cause bridge phenomenon.

Model Capacity (L)


Machinery Size (cm)

Length x Width x Height



Engine output

(kW { PS})

Fuel used Maximum Spraying


FC1210 120 1170 x 880 x 730 53 2.1 {2.8} Gasoline 8

If these methods of salt spreading and foliar application of activated EM with seawater (stock solution diluted 20-fold) are used in tandem, pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides will be completely unnecessary. Concrete guidance and accommodation regarding this course of technologies is provided only to those who have become members of the certified NPO corporation United Networks for Earth Environment (U-net).

This structure is designed to correctly use EM, the results designed to improve the environment, protect the health of people, and actively preserve biodiversity. I am hoping that as many people as possible will agree with these aims.

Bron: https://emrojapan.com/living/

A week of holiday junk food could derail your gut microbiome

We’re right between Christmas and New Years—that time of the year when we often allow ourselves to indulge in deliciously sweet and savory treats. For one week out of the whole year, that’s absolutely fine. Moderation is key to maintaining a healthy diet all year round.

But it’s important not to completely neglect your fruits and vegetables, and not just for the vitamins and other nutrients they provide. Yup: we’re talking about fiber.

The amount of fiber in a person’s diet can affect weight, blood sugar, insulin regulation, and gut health. But scientists still don’t completely understand how fiber makes all this happen. A pair of 2017 studies in the journal Cell attempt to understand why fiber is so important. In a study with mice, researchers found that just three days on a low fiber diet can change gut microbe diversity, and alter the protective mucus-y layer that forms a sort of seal between your intestinal cells and the surrounding food and bacteria.

Humans can’t actually digest and use any of the fiber we eat. It just passes on through. So why is it so good for us?

Most of the food we eat is quickly broken down in the high-acidity environment of the stomach, then absorbed there and in our small intestines. But fiber survives this entire process and makes its way to the colon unscathed, where it’s feasted upon by resident bacteria of the large intestine. Consequently, the more fiber we eat, the more energy we can provide our microbes, and the more abundant and diverse they become. Our microbes then, in turn, do all sorts of good things for us—like help us digest certain foods, regulate our metabolism and blood sugar, and maintain a healthy weight. Research suggests that the healthiest gut microbiome is one full of a diverse flourish of flora, so it follows that high doses of fiber help keep us healthy.

But what happens if you take a few days—or even a week—off your fastidious fiber foraging in favor of more frivolous feasts? Researchers found that after just three to seven days on a low-fiber diet, mice microbiomes changed and shrank, becoming less diverse as various bacterial species died off. Additionally, the key layer of mucus that protects the lining of the intestine started to break down. That allows bacteria to reach the gut lining, triggering widespread inflammation which can contribute to metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity.

So-called Western diets, featuring more heavily processed foods that are thus lower in fiber, have long been associated with a slew of health issues like diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory diseases (like IBD). And research indicates that many people with these conditions have altered microbial diversity. The new study shows just how quickly these microbes start dying off—just one week after a dietary shift.

When researchers switched the mice onto diets with lots of a fiber called inulin, the change did create a more diverse and microbe-friendly gut. Unfortunately, their mousy microbiomes never quite reached the level of diversity seen at the start of the study.

What does this mean for me?

Fiber is really, really important. Although it’s fine to indulge in foods that are not considered the healthiest, we should probably never completely neglect fiber. Anxiety over packing on a pound or two might have you counting calories and denying yourself cookies, but you’d be much better off focusing your efforts on keeping fruits and veggies in the mix as you enjoy treats in moderation.

And while you’re at it, keep high-fiber diets in your heart every day of the year. Americans, on average, consume just 15 grams of fiber daily, which is something like half the recommended amount. Even if you meet that recommended threshold, you can do better: a study done this year analyzing the diets of the Hadza, a hunter-gatherer tribe in Africa, found that they eat, on average, 100 grams of fiber a day. They tend to live long and healthy lives, and they definitely have healthier guts.

Of course, the entire world can’t go back to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Instead, researchers are figuring out which microbes help our guts (and how) so we can harness them to treat and reverse certain diseases. But in the meantime, you should definitely eat more fruits and vegetables.

Bron: https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2018/12/26/a-week-of-holiday-junk-food-could-derail-your-gut-microbiome/

#123 The Truth about EM: Everything About Love and Microorganisms Part 2

It has been about a month since Everything About Love and Microorganisms was published. It is in its third printing now, and we have been very pleased to hear that readers are re-learning the fundamental power of EM and are taking on new challenges.

This book begins with the comment that the image of the quantum mechanical world is the world of the gods, and as a kind of conclusion the book ends by saying that thoughts are feelings, desires and prayers, which mean that everything depends on that level.

However, sometimes I hear an odd question: “So what can I do?”

I tell people, “It’s easy.” Just express your gratitude to EM, saying it out loud, thanking it and asking it to do a good job. You can express this gratitude ten or twenty times a day–even a 100 times. If you treated EM poorly in the past and you failed or had doubts about EM, simply apologize to EM, and express your gratitude.

The effects depend on the amount of altruistic feelings, and correlates to the amount of gratitude and love one has. The basic idea is to make high quality activated EM solution and always express one’s thanks (Hado waves) to the container and tank, adding a prayer that the effects of EM will increase where it is applied.

In the third part of this book I praised Mr. Hidenori Ashikaga as “Mr. EM,” but everyone who has achieved miraculous results using EM has essentially been following the same mindset as Mr. Ashikaga. The following article is originally from one of the articles in Declaration of a Healthy Life, an EM information publication from EM Seikatsu, Inc. I would like to introduce this article again because it is a representative example of “the Truth of EM” and I hope that it will be useful for improving the power of EM for many EM users.

I lost everything because of the earthquake, but I couldn’t be happier.

Mr. Hidenori Ashikaga (Representative of Sanriku EM Study Group /
Chief Executive Officer of Riso Sangyo Co., Ltd., Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture)

The beautiful sea of Kesennuma is my heart’s true home

I am from Iwate Prefecture, and as a fifth grader in elementary school I climbed Mt. Murone. When I arrived at the summit the beautiful inner bay of Kesennuma leapt into my eyes. Later that year I went to Kesennuma Bay on a school excursion. We took an old, shabby bus there. Kids like me raised in the mountains grow up longing for the sea. When I was on the ship, I am from Iwate Prefecture, and as a fifth grader in elementary school I climbed Mt. Murone. When I arrived at the summit the beautiful inner bay of Kesennuma leapt into my eyes. Later that year I went to Kesennuma Bay on a school excursion. We took an old, shabby bus there. Kids like me raised in the mountains grow up longing for the sea. When I was on the ship, I could see the white sand at the bottom of the sea and it really moved me. Those are the kind of memories I have.

Fate led me to Kesennuma city again in 1972, where I got married. At that time the pollution of the sea had progressed to the point where it smelled really bad. When I told my wife, “I would like to clean up the ocean”, she said, “Are you crazy?” People didn’t care about protecting the environment at that time. Then, when I was over 40 years old, I was very sick but survived, and my wife told me, “You can do whatever you want.” I decided I really would like to clean up the sea at Kesennuma and make it as clean as it was in my childhood. I created a set of principles, and started various organizations, and I have been working on this ever since.

What we gained from the Great East Japan Earthquake

1.This is the place where Mr. Ashikaga’s shop and his house were located (Minami-cho, Kesennuma). It was located just off the coast and everything was swept away by the Tsunami.

2.At the site of the shop and his house sandbags are still stacked up six years later. They plan to build a new shop around the year 2020 after town planning is complete, after the local government has re-designated building lots.

3.Mr. Ashikaga is popular as a teacher of EM environmental education since 1998 at Aiko Kindergarten. Every year his teaching sparks great interest in EM in all the children. He is helping raise children to learn from nature, helping them to be moved by it and be full of hope for the future.

4.Since March 2017 he has set up a temporary shop in the parking lot of his current house. He plans to work here, with this as his base, until he rebuilds his shop in 2020. Temporary shop at the parking lot of his house. At the time we took this picture, they were still preparing to build the shop.

Things that the Great Tsunami could not take away

I lost everything, my house and shop in the tsunami and I was terribly depressed,
I felt there was nothing left, and I could not go on anymore. Three to four days after the earthquake, my wife began encouraging me every day saying, “You have your favorite volunteer work, your teaching, don’t you?” Women are strong. Well, she cannot help but be strong since she married a man like me who is still chasing after childhood dreams.

On the night of the tenth day, when I was worrying about what to do, Dr. Teruo Higa appeared in my dream like a big statue glaring at me, who was much smaller, with wild eyes. I snapped awake and saw it was still only 3 am. “I have to do something!” I told myself, and immediately began working out a plan. I asked myself what I could do with EM in these turbulent times, and in no time at all, I completed a plan to achieve the final goal. I was able to do this because I studied some business science since I was young, and had been influenced by Mr. Konosuke Matsushita (the founder of Panasonic).

Experiences with EM and a once in a thousand year trial

I am a practical man, a doer. I think by myself, test things by myself, and learn through mistakes and actual practice. Before the earthquake, I had been making various kinds of activated EM solution. I can make around 1,000 kinds of basic activated EM. There are even more ways to apply it. I also made miso, bread, rice and vegetables all by myself.

When a sailor dies in an ocean-going fisheries ship going from Kesennuma to Hawaii to fish tuna, the funeral is held after the ship returns to port. I had experience with the countermeasures to deal with odors of the dead at that time, and I have been dealing with countermeasures against foul odors in municipal fisheries processing waste, for example, sharks and squid. Without these practical experiences, it was impossible for me to respond to the decay of corpses and dead fishes, and the combined pollution of sludge and heavy oil at the time of this disaster. With ordinary EM, it is impossible to eliminate such a foul smell. But if you have accumulated personal experiences, as I have done, you get inspiration from them and various applications will be effective.

The world of microorganisms is profound, so we must use them with a humble attitude. Very humbly. I always pray whenever I finish making activated EM solution. Then the power of EM will increase 20 or 30 times more than usual. That is the world of microorganisms.

I was lucky! I knew the way of overcoming this once in a thousand year trial.

I lost everything because of the earthquake, but I couldn’t be happier. Since I was familiar with EM, I had some experiences that were useful for society. Nothing could be more pleasing. There are many colleagues of mine who died in this earthquake. Farmers here have no houses or rice fields. Everyone has prioritized rebuilding their lives, so I think that we will steadily continue our EM volunteer activities.

What I Lost, What I Gained

〈What was lost〉
My house, shop, EM experimental data, EM volunteer work group members (earthquake disaster deaths), EM volunteer projects, my friend’s houses and fields

〈What remained〉
Personal EM practical experience, the good outcome of environmental education at kindergartens and elementary schools

〈What I gained〉
Personal experience that I could be useful using EM for society during this once-in-a-thousand year unprecedented natural disaster. Living a happy daily life, enjoying life and having a positive attitude. (“ATM” has become Mr. Ashikaga’s personal slogan–A as in “akaruku”—cheerfully, T as in “tanoshiku,” enjoyable, and M as in “maemukini,” thinking positively.)

The extent of damage at the time

Kesennuma City has an area of 333 km2 and a population of about 64,000 people. The number of victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake totaled 1,433, including 1,170 direct deaths, 108 related deaths and 218 missing people. The number of damaged houses is 15,815. (As of February, 2017. Reference: Miyagi Prefecture official website)

Kesennuma City is the town with the largest volume of sharks caught in the country, and has long been known as a major shark fin production center. It is a lively town as a base for coastal fishing, offshore fishery and deep-sea fishery, and has a wide range of fishery industries ranging from related shipbuilding to fishery processing.

The tsunami that hit Kesennuma harbor was a coal black tsunami from sludge stirred up from the sea floor. 22 heavy oil tanks located in the coastal area were swept away, and the heavy oil that flowed out to the bay ignited and kept on burning for 72 hours. 14 large fishing boats anchored at the harbor were launched up onto the land by the powerful tsunami. Most of the marine processing plants were destroyed. Large amounts of fish, such as fish stored in freezers or refrigerators, were washed up on land, putrefied, and became a strong source of terrible odors. Large-scale sewage treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants of marine processing plants were also catastrophically damaged, and untreated sewage flowed into Kesennuma Bay for a long time.

Tsunami damage in Kesennuma City, Miyagi prefecture

Reference: Kesennuma City, Friday, March 11, 2011. Tohoku Region Pacific Coast Earthquake and Tsunami Inundation Map (Revised Edition)

The whole town of Kesennuma was filled with large amounts of dead fish.

The state of Kesennuma City at that time

Bron: https://emrojapan.com/living/120

Science community defends effectiveness of probiotics

A few weeks ago, one piece of news hit the headlines and caused quite a commotion. Stating that probiotics were little more than ‘useless’ and could even have negative effects on health, this information was based on a couple of pieces of research published in the scientific journal Cell. The research suggested that the effect of probiotics was less significant than expected and when prescribed to mitigate the side effects of antibiotics, such as diarrhea, they can even be harmful to health, given that they hold up the gut microbiota’s recovery.

The reactions of the main scientific associations were quick to emerge (the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics [ISAAP] and the International Probiotics Association Europe [IPA Europe]), as were those of a great deal of experts from different labs. Questioning the results of these studies, they also reminded readers that the health benefits of certain probiotics are supported by a large number of scientific studies.

What exactly are probiotics? According to the definition agreed upon by WHO/FAO, they are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a benefit to health. Probiotics are essentially bacteria and yeasts that can be ingested via fermented dairy products such as yogurt or kefir, along with other foods or nutritional supplements.

What are the proven benefits of probiotics today? Over more than a decade, clinical trials involving thousands of patients have demonstrated that probiotics are beneficial to health. The current consensus is that probiotics are effective in conditions related to the digestive tract (digestive comfort, irritable bowel syndrome) and immune system (prevention of antibiotic-related diarrhea and diarrhea caused by the C. difficile bacterial infection). Their effectiveness has also been shown in premature babies, who are given probiotics to stop them from developing infections.

Building on the quality of evidence, several medical and scientific organizations highly recommend the use of probiotics in their evidence-based guidelines. Their medical recommendations allow health professionals to prescribe the most appropriate probiotic for their patients.

Research teams from across the world are now looking at the role of probiotics in treating conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Patrice D. Cani, a researcher at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research, is one of these scientists, having studied the role of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in obesity, diabetes and heart disease since 2007. “There is a huge amount of scientific literature that shows how certain bacteria, such as Akkermansia muciniphila or Faecalibacterium, have beneficial effects for human health,” explains Cani. His research has been published by some of the leading scientific journals, including Nature.

Another line of investigation: the use of probiotics as a means of reducing the use of antibiotics, thus avoiding any contribution to the very serious and considerable problem of antimicrobial resistance.

“Many of the infections we suffer do not come from environment-based pathogens, but from the pathogens we harbor,” says Lorenzo Morelli, director of the Science and Food Technology Department at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy). He goes on to explain: “We have a large number of pathogenic bacteria in the gut, and when there is an imbalance between these and our good bacteria, health problems emerge. Probiotics can help avoid this imbalance and, consequently, limit the consumption of antibiotics.”

We have also known for the past 20 years that probiotics do not need to colonize the gut to provide health benefits. “Even if the bacteria are only passing through the intestine, they can produce active compounds or induce the immune system to produce other, specific antimicrobial factors ‘simply’ through contact with the mucus,” says Cani.

Patrice Cani also reminds us that for a bacterium or a combination of bacteria to be considered probiotic, it must have shown its effects in a clinical trial. Not all bacteria have a positive effect on human health, and neither are all probiotics the same and useful for everything. In other words, the properties of one cannot be attributed to others. “It is true that not all bifidobacteria or lactobacillus [probably the two most closely studied probiotics] carry out the same function. Some strains are beneficial in reducing diarrhea or restoring normal digestion, while others have more specific effects, such as restoring gut mucus or antimicrobial properties,” he explains.

The gut microbiota has long been a hot topic for scientists and the media, which explains the growing number of articles published monthly in scientific journals and published in the mainstream press on a regular basis.

“It is a false hope to believe that the gut microbiota has the key to understanding and treating all illnesses,” concludes Cani. That is why care and rigor regarding the information we handle are crucial and why these are two of the characteristics we strive to apply every day at Gut Microbiota for Health.

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Gemeente Raalte start met pilot Bokashi

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Raalte – De gemeente Raalte is onlangs gestart met de pilot Bokashi. In samenwerking met initiatiefnemers ‘Bij de Oorsprong’ en agrariërs Wienen en Neimeijer wordt een deel van het blad uit bladbakken verwerkt tot duurzaam Bokashi-materiaal.

Bokashi is het Japanse woord voor ‘goed gefermenteerd organisch materiaal’. Het betreft het omzetten van groen- of bladafval in organisch materiaal, waardoor het ingezet kan worden als bodemverbeteraar. Het bladafval wordt luchtdicht in een depot verpakt, waarna er onder lage temperatuur omzetting plaatsvindt: een fermentatieproces. Na een periode van acht tot tien weken ontstaat er humusrijk, organisch materiaal. Dit wordt door de gemeente en de agrariërs ingezet als bodemverbeteraar.

Met deze pilot wordt bladafval op een optimale en verantwoorde wijze in eigen gemeente ingezet. Het Bokashi-materiaal heeft een positieve werking op de grond en groenstroken. Het verbetert de vochthuishouding en zorgt voor betere beluchting en extra voeding. De productie van Bokashi-materiaal is kostenneutraal en bij het verwerkingsproces komt geen CO2 vrij. Kortom: een win-winsituatie voor de gemeente en de agrariërs.

Circulaire economie
Het initiatief voor de pilot komt vanuit de samenleving en levert een mooie bijdrage aan de circulaire economie. Het Bokashi-materiaal ontstaat binnen de gemeente, wordt hier omgezet en ook weer ingezet. Het materiaal zal naar verwachting begin maart worden ingezet. Afhankelijk van de resultaten en mogelijkheden wordt in de loop van 2019 het vervolg bepaald.Voorgaande jaren werd het blad uit de bladbakken en het blad wat vrijkomt bij groenwerkzaamheden afgevoerd naar een composteerder. Dit najaar is een deel van dit bladafval, ruim 600 ton, ingezet voor de pilot.

Bron: https://www.nieuwsoverijssel.nl/gemeente-raalte-start-met-pilot-bokashi

Gut Bacteria Could Combat Obesity and Depression

A five-year microbiome project, funded by the EU, has linked the presence of specific strains of gut bacteria to protection from obesity, glucose intolerance, and even depression.

The project, called MyNewGut, found evidence that specific strains of bacteria can contribute to obesity in people on high-fat or high-sugar diets. Research led by Yolanda Sanz, Professor at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, Spain, also uncovered strains of bacteria such as Bacteroides uniformis that could prevent the harmful effects of obesity by modulating hormones that regulate appetite.

We are now able to grow these bacteria in laboratory conditions,” stated Sanz. “This means that we are closer to applying this innovative product in practice.” As the effects of these strains have only been tested in mice, the potential of this microbiome therapeutic needs testing in humans before reaching the market.

One study under the project’s umbrella found that mice given a high-fat diet don’t just gain weight: they show symptoms resembling those of depression in humans. This suggests that depression, the number one cause of disability globally, could have a link with gut bacteria in humans too.

I think the main achievements were to profile the gut microbiota in stress-related disorders, most notably, in depression,” stated Ted Dinan, Professor of Psychiatry in University College Cork, one of the members of the project. “Also identifying one or two strains of bacteria which we call psychobiotics, because they have the capacity to reduce stress in healthy subjects.”

The idea that gut bacteria could tackle depression was also reported in a study last year, when a strain of the bacteria species Bifidobacterium longum reduced depressive symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

The journey of the microbiome to the clinic is difficult. The idea of giving patients only one strain of bacteria as a therapy or ‘probiotic’ treatment, while appealing for industry, may be too simplistic. In contrast, more general microbiome-based treatments, such as transplanting a healthy person’s fecal microbiota into a patient, could be tooMyNewGut studies. The researchers in this study gave a fecal transplant of healthy subjects to patients with the metabolic syndrome. The study found that only patients with a specific gut microbiota profile benefitted from this treatment.

Plenty of companies are hoping to exploit the microbiome in therapeutics. The French company MaaT Pharma improved the gastrointestinal symptoms in blood cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy by transplanting fecal microbiota in a recent phase Ib/IIa trial. The UK’s Microbiotica is testing bacterial strains for clinical benefits in inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.

A growing number of big companies are also partnering up with small microbiome companies to stake out territory in the microbiome field. Janssen recently partnered with the Israeli company BiomX hoping to use its microbiome-based tech to screen which patients could benefit from treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases. Genentech also partnered with Microbiotica to co-develop treatments using gut bacteria to treat inflammatory bowel disease.

Bron: https://labiotech.eu/medical/microbiome-obesity-depression/



De nieuwe Bokashi-keukenemmer Design is met haar prachtige ontwerp een aanwinst in iedere keuken. Het fermenteren van je eigen etensresten wordt nog leuker! Met de speciale aanstamper druk je niet alleen de resten aan; het drukt ook de lucht uit de emmer en blijft de etensresten luchtdicht afsluiten. Het vullen van de emmer en het verwerken van je etensresten blijft natuurlijk hetzelfde.

Verzamel je etensresten in de luchtdichte emmer en bestrooi de laagjes afval met Bokashi-starter. De Effectieve Micro-organismen aanwezig in de Bokashi-starter zorgen ervoor dat de aanwezige verse keukenresten fermenteren ipv rotten. Rotting en stank krijgen in dit fermentatieproces geen schijn van kans. In ruil krijg je goede voeding voor het bodemleven.

1. Snij de etensresten in stukjes van maximaal 5 x 5cm.
2. Verdeel een kleine hoeveelheid Bokashi-starter op de het rooster van de keukenemmer.
3. Breng een laag van verse keukenresten in de emmer.
4. Verdeel opnieuw een kleine hoeveelheid Bokashi-starter op de keukenresten.
5. Druk de resten stevig aan met de aanstamper en laat het liggen op de etensresten.

6. Sluit de Bokashi-keukenemmer goed af met het deksel.
7. Herhaal dit proces tot de emmer vol is.
8. Tap dagelijks het verzamelde sap af. Het kan een week duren voordat het eerste vocht afgetapt kan worden.

9. Laat minstens 2 weken fermenteren.
10. De Bokashi is klaar wanneer het een zoetzure geur heeft. De keukenresten zijn nauwelijks van structuur en uiterlijk veranderd.
11. Deze kan nu rechtstreeks worden ingewerkt in de bodem van de tuin of opgeslagen worden bij de overige compost, om later in te werken.

Richtlijn over de hoeveelheid Bokashi te verwerken is: ca. 1 kg Bokashi/m2 op (tot maximaal 2-3 kg/m2 op ‘slechte’ gronden).

Het afgetapte bokashisap kan gebruikt worden als voeding voor kamer- en tuinplanten. Verdun het Bokashi-sap 1/100 met water. Het afgetapte sap meteen gebruiken, niet bewaren. In het toilet/afvoerbuizen werkt het als een natuurlijke reiniging / ontstopper / ontgeurder.

De Bokashi-keukenemmer Design bevat een binnen-emmer met zeef, een stamper, maatschepje, hengsel, aftapdopje en handleiding. De Designemmer is gemaakt van gerecycled materiaal en is met zijn 9,6 liter handzamer dan de andere Bokashi-keukenemmer.

Bron: https://www.emnatuurlijkactief.nl/nieuw-bokashi-keukenemmer-design/

Nu al verkrijgbaar in de EMwinkel.nl met introductiekorting (van € 110,85 voor € 99,95): https://www.emwinkel.nl/product/bokashi-organko-2-emmer/