Pearland local, Sonal Gupta, understands the road less traveled. After 20 years at one of the world’s leading Cancer Research Institutes, MD Anderson here in Houston’s own Medical Center, he made the decision to step away. “My educational training, first in Microbiology & Immunology and later in human diseases, focusing on functional genomics and epigenomics of Gastrointestinal cancers, taught me how human health is dependent on our environment,” says Sonal. With the cost of healthcare steadily rising, parallel to the rise in various chronic diseases, he believes it is time to become more proactive in addressing our health through lifestyle changes and taking a look at the environment around us. As the common saying goes, “Our genes load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger.”
Offering a unique inside look, Sonal feels that our healthcare system cannot sustain our health, if we do not first take responsibility of health into our own hands. “Even the best medicines cannot help a body full of toxins and lacking nutrition.” This is what led to the creation of The Healing Soil.
The foundation of healthy human life on Earth lies in healthy soil, water, and air. To enable sustainable healthy life on our planet, Sonal starts by making soil in a regenerative way by following the principles of soil ecology - focusing on physical, chemical, biochemical and biological characteristics of healthy soil. There are no chemicals added to soil ever and on-site composting (conventional, vermicomposting etc.) is done with a variety of natural ingredients, and added minerals, microbial cultures etc. Non-GMO, heirloom seeds are used to grow medicinal plants, culinary herbs, edible plants, vegetables, fruits etc., without the use of any chemicals or fertilizers, at any stage of plant growth. Various parts of plants are harvested at the appropriate stage and time of day to ensure maximum nutrient profile. Thus, grown food is naturally enriched in nutrients and free of toxins. Besides food, plant parts are also used to make food items, herbal medicines, and personal care products - without the use of any chemicals (preservatives, colors, fragrance, emulsifiers, thickening agent etc.). This ensures that our body is not exposed to unnecessary toxins and is able to assimilate maximum nutrition from nature. A body free of toxins and sufficiently nourished is the basis of long-lasting health. Besides a range of products that The Healing Soil offers, people suffering from various chronic and acute diseases are encouraged to schedule a consultation to optimize their lifestyle to lead to a healthy life. To get in touch with Sonal for more information, email him at: email@example.com.