by Dr. Jill Blakeway, DACM, L.Ac

Should We Be Eating More Dirt?

On this week’s show episode of CBS’ Grow Cook Heal, Jill pays a visit to Dogwood Farm in upstate New York, where she talks to farmers (and partners) Hilary Corsun and Sarah Quebers, she gets in the kitchen with Sunita Kumar Nair to cook a vegetarian side dish that her grandma used to cook and finally, she talks to author and functional medicine expert Dr Josh Axe about his new book, Eat Dirt.



Jill talks to farmers Hillary Corsun and Sarah Querbes. Sarah and Hillary started off their farming journey by renting land for their animals for several years until their business was healthy enough to buy a small farmstead. They now own Dogwood farm where they are humanely raising raising animals, keeping bees, and growing mushrooms. Jill talks to them about their plans for Dogwood Farm.


Sunita Kumar Nair,whose family come from Kerela in India, shows Jill how to make  a traditional Beet Kitchari with her granny’s recipe. It’s a spicy vegetarian side dish made with beets and yogurt, you can find the recipe here


Finally, Jill talks to Dr. Josh Axe, creator of an extremely popular website, director of a large functional medicine clinic, and now add to that list, author. 

His new book, Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the root cause of your health problems and 5 surprising steps to cure it, just recently came out. Dr. Axe says that the modern preoccupation with fighting germs has had an unintentional side effect. We’re destroying our gut flora and in turn, that is leading to a condition commonly known as leaky gut, which is at the root of many autoimmune and inflammatory problems. Find out more by tuning in! 


YinOva’s founder, Jill Blakeway, hosts a weekly radio show for CBS Radio called Grow Cook Heal. You can subscribe and listen to the whole series as a podcast on iTunes.