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50/25 sustainability strategy

The production, consumption, and composting/conversion of healthy food through regenerative agriculture has the greatest overall positive impact on community and environmental sustainability (drawdown.org)... more than any other area including renewable energy. The transition from conventional agriculture to regenerative agriculture can create net soil volume/soil health increases ensuring that a healthy soil resource will be present for all future generations. Soil is also the best place to store carbon. The transition from conventional healthcare to preventative healthcare as implemented through functional medicine can prevent every major lifestyle driven chronic disease. Functional medicine is also highly effective at reversing early to mid-stage chronic disease, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in particular.

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Soil rebuilding / regenerative agriculture

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Regenerative farms throughout the US are demonstrating net soil volume increases along with massive gains in soil health including improved organic matter, water holding capacity, carbon storage, nutrient cycling and carbon storage.

Continuous net losses of soil volume and soil health cannot continue. Soil is a finite resource > net losses will eventually leave future generations without adequate soil resources for food production. Without question, those generations would be communicating to the current generation the necessity of soil rebuilding and regenerative practices that produce net soil gains. Farmers and businesses using conventional agriculture can improve their operation and simultaneously preserve the soil resource for future generations by making the switch to regenerative agriculture.

JETT can help you think through how regenerative practices can improve your land or your business through JETT's sustainability coaching or speaking. Contact Dr. Ted Schierer at 515-230-8253 or tschierer@jettphc.com to set up a free consultation or speaking engagement.

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Preventative healthcare = regenerative agriculture + functional medicine 

7/10 of the leading causes of mortality are diet and lifestyle-driven chronic diseases.

Starting point:  Start with healthy food production practices.... regenerative organic farming is optimal but regenerative farming with minimal chemical inputs is also a very good starting point.

COMPREHENSIVE DIVERSITY > high soil and plant nutrient levels > phytonutrients that reduce inflammation and insulin resistance.

Plant diversity simultaneously improves soil health and human health. However, the soil needs diversity from insects, microbes, fungi, worms, plants, and animals to truly maximize nutrient cycling into plants consumed by humans.

Maximum plant nutrients means maximum human health benefits because phytonutrients (plant nutrients) are what lower insulin resistance and inflammation-the main drivers of chronic disease at the cellular/metabolic level.

The treatment based model of modern conventional medicine is highly unsustainable because the root cause drivers of chronic disease are not being adequately address or addressed at all. This means that chronic disease patients will only get worse and the healthcare system itself will become overburdened with both disease levels and cost overruns. The transition from conventional healthcare to preventative healthcare through functional medicine must occur to create a healthcare system with long-term sustainability.

JETT can help you think through how regeneratively produced food can improve your healthcare practice or employee wellness programs through JETT's sustainability coaching or speaking. Dr. Schierer can help you understand the kinds of foods and wellness behaviors necessary for preventative healthcare. Contact Dr. Ted Schierer at 515-230-8253 or tschierer@jettphc.com to set up a free consultation or speaking engagement.

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Book a sustainability coaching / speaking workshop

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Food connects agriculture and healthcare. The type of food produced and how it is produced can either create long-term sustainability or unsustainable degradation. JETT can help your organization raise the level of awareness of how sustainable your practices are and the impact on future generations. The 50/25 sustainability strategy can help every member of your organization make a sustainable difference according to their organizational experience, personal strengths and experience and interests. Making a difference for sustainability makes a difference for the community. As a result, your organizational culture becomes stronger through community relationships.

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50% targeted volunteerism

Volunteerism is a powerful culture-building activity for organizations and communities. The "50" in JETT's 50/25 sustainability strategy is for 50% targeted volunteerism in the areas that most impact global sustainability:  agriculture, food, and healthcare (both physical health and non-physical health). These areas strongly impact every human because they are foundational to life. If you are interested in how to target or plan an event that impacts organizational or community sustainability, JETT can provide you with resources to guide the process. Contact Dr. Schierer at tschierer@jettphc.com for any inquiries. 

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