The Paradise Fields vision is for the improvement of health within Hamilton, Southern Ontario, and beyond. The founder of Paradise Fields has had significant community support while working on previous building and development projects throughout the Hamilton region. This overwhelming support has infused the Paradise Fields initiative with a strong directive of ‘giving back’.
The saying "You are what you eat" is, from a technical standpoint, quite true. Our bodies are made up of the things that we eat. This truth is a major driver behind society’s recently increased interest in food, and the burgeoning food movement. Many people have correlated processed foods, adulterated foods, genetically modified foods, and foods that have carcinogens as being negative to their own personal well-being. Those who are attentive to these facts have begun to source better quality, more natural, organic, and locally grown food products. These types of food are perhaps closer to what their great-grandparents ate, with the understanding that there is an inherent value in simple, natural healthy food.
It is our firm belief that alternative ways of healing do exist. Through nutrition and lifestyle, we have personally witnessed the healing of many people close to us. From incurable diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS), and diabetes, to headaches, dizziness and gastrointestinal diseases such as leaky gut and irritable bowel syndrome, there is so much that can be impacted by healthy, nutritionally sound diet.
Nutrient Dense Organic
The soil that a plant is grown in has an immense effect on the quality and content of that plant. Healthy, living, high functioning soil will produce crops that are flavorful, aromatic and nutritious. The resulting crops are considered Nutrient Dense. Unfortunately, the agricultural practices being used on most of our countrys' soil have been primarily destructive. As a result of this, we find ourselves in a position where the USDA has been documenting mineral and nutrient declines in food over the past 80 years, since the first records were kept.
Everything we eat has its origin in the soil, because we were created from the soil. Fully mineralized soils, without herbicides or pesticides, that is teeming with beneficial microorganisms, will produce the best possible nutritionally dense food - and the best health.
In December 2015 I was inspired to start a nutrient dense organic operation. On a 64-acre property that I have owned for 43 years, located at 3355 Golf Club Rd in Binbrook, I began my dream of growing nutrient dense fruits, herbs and vegetables. In 2016, a one-acre vegetable garden was started, along with a few hundred fruit trees planted using the "blueprint method". Plans for a greenhouse operation as well as a new barn with store facilities have been drawn up, with the intent of having products available year round.
The vision continued in 2017, with the expansion of the garden and orchard as well as beautification of the property which includes the addition of shrubs, flowers, trails, and picnic areas. Cooking classes, education on home gardens, and other activities are planned as well, to transform the property into a tourist farm destination. Further, a future major project will take place with the aim of creating a facility where professionals, such as doctors, nutritionists, educators and therapists, will educate and attend to the needs of those who desire a better and healthier way of life.
I personally believe that the best path to health is through a lifestyle that prevents illness in the first place. When illness occurs, there are alternative methods of healing which can support and complement what our present medical system offers. Of course, I believe we are fortunate in having state of the art medical training and Hospitals here, and the role of those facilities cannot be underestimated. I have travelled around the world, and I believe we are truly blessed with our existing medical system. That said, I cannot believe that it stands alone as the only system that can prevent disease and assist in its management and cure.