The Cycle of Life

All natural environments have a cycle of life and death and microbes are crucial at every step

The cycle of life starts at birth – the presence of new life – and travels through periods of growth until death. It is present in many different ways physically and metaphysically, in plants, humans, animals and our consumer world. The cycle is closed when the process of death happens in such a way that minerals and nutrients can be absorbed into creating new life again.

As humans, we struggle to close the cycle of life, leading to pollution and waste problems. Microbes break down organic matter into the building blocks of life, so they are available for rebirth and regrowth.

How do microbes help?

Any natural environment is a cycle of life and death and microbes are crucial at every step. They break down organic matter into the building blocks of life, making them available for rebirth and regrowth. Healthy ecosystems are diverse in microbes and naturally support the cycle of life.

The body

Microbes are crucial within the body as they absorb and deliver nutrients and boost immunity – 70 percent of our immune system lives in the gut and it consists of trillions of tiny microbes. They ensure the body gets what it needs from food and has a healthy digestive system. Microbes do the same for animals.

Breaking down food and waste

Beneficial microbes are experts at breaking down food and water waste. At waste treatment facilities, it is microbes that treat the waste. They convert it into the molecules that are normally found in nature: some solid, some liquid and some gasses.

Delivering nutrients to the soil

One single teaspoon of soil contains 1 billion microbes. What we think of as soil is actually a rich web of interconnected microbes. The overuse of land has resulted in the depletion of topsoil which is rich in organic matter and supports the microbes to recycle nutrients. This leaves farmers and gardeners increasingly reliant on fertilisers and pesticides. Research shows that by adding beneficial microbes soil regeneration can be accelerated.

Growing healthy plants

A soil that is rich in diverse microbes supports healthy plants. Microbes applied to plants also create a healthy environment in the roots and on the leaf surface. Plants are stronger, with improved germination, flowering and fruit growth, so that pests and pathogenic bacteria are repelled. Healthy plants feed healthy people, thereby closing the cycle of life.

Watch Jeff’s video

Founder of Microbz Jeff Allen discusses the Cycle of Life and closing the circle.

“To live in a sustainable world we need to learn how to live in the cycle of life and make it real and sustainable. Microbes are very good at this. They naturally have an intelligence that will assist what is growing and also assists what is decaying. They seem to know when to do what they need to do and they’ve been around for three and a half billion years. They were the first form of life on this planet and if we’re not careful they’ll be the last.”


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Join the Cycle of Life

We invite you to think about the ways that you live and how microbes can help you to look after your body, treat your waste and nourish your soils and plants. Smart balanced living is all about working with nature to close the Cycle of Life.

Contact us if we can help. Good Luck!

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