An Invitation to be the transformative change to our bread making system.
” Diversity Bread. Good for your gut, and good for the environment.”
Introducing BALM and the products that can be upscaled into the bread manufacturing system.
I am delighted to present a decade’s worth of work that has the potential to revolutionise the global food system – BALM protocol
The Protocol is underpinned by the dietary intervention studies, over 700 studies and the botanical blend flour that feeds gut bacteria to produce more short chain fatty acids, contributing to overall health. The flour has been available for purchase for over 2 years and has almost a 500% increase in sales this year. The profits support social changes through the NHS’s social prescribing efforts, and the educational awards programme.
We already know that we need to address the climate crisis and tackled the damage to our physical and mental health from the drastic increase in UPF – but how?
Our physical and mental health is in crisis. and the habitats that sustain life on earth are increasingly under threat. It’s clear we need sustainable solutions. Our natural lands and forests are not just picturesque landscapes; they are the life-giving pillars of our world, playing vital roles in global temperature regulation and oxygen production. A decline in their health equates to a direct threat to our own existence. Industrial agricultural systems are one of he major contributors to climates change, and ultra processed foods are significantly damaging our physical and mental health. So I spent 10 years redesigning a system that can deliver a full by connecting build relationships and form a chain. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation calls this a circular economy. This is the invitation to the industrial bakers, the millers and the ingredients manufacturers and the supermarkets to form the circle using the BALM Framework.
Syllabus for Systems Change Team
Total Time: 0 hours and 13 minutes
|Lesson||Lesson Type||Time (mins)||What you will learn|
|1||1: What is the BALM Protocol?||Background Knowledge|
|2||1: Botanical Blend Flour||Background Knowledge||13|
Described as a " game-changer," by Professor Tim Spector The BALM protocol, introduces a remarkable innovation: botanical blend flour, an ingredient that not only brings a delightful flavour to our bread, but also serves as a beacon of hope for our planet.
Botanical blend flour—created with ingredients sourced from farms committed to regenerative practices—we're doing more than baking bread; we're contributing to a larger movement.
What sets this blend apart is its diversity of prebiotics that can nourish the gut microbiome, and foundation in regenerative farming—a revolutionary agricultural practice aimed at restoring our environment rather than depleting it, and restoring the fibre and diversity that nourishes our physical and mental health.
You can read more about the principles of the botanical blend flours.
|3||1: Porridges||Classic Recipe|
During sourdough fermentation, lactic acid bacteria and yeast work together to break down complex carbohydrates and proteins in the dough. This process also helps to release bound ferulic acid from the cell wall structures of the grains, making it more bioavailable. - Click link for Puratos report .