Soil Based Organisms

Soil Based Organisms: Overview

Soil-Based Organisms (SBOs) are, as the name suggests, microbes (microorganisms – bacteria) that normally live in the soil.  Having been used for thousands of years by virtue of being naturally present in fresh foods until the turn of the 20th century, the advent of processed foods, pesticides and insecticides have eliminated most SBOs from our diet.

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SBOs are soil-based probiotic organisms found in healthy soils which produce and release powerful enzymes that prepare and purify soil to support plant growth.  Natural soil is a living biomass composed of SBOs, fungi, yeasts, and microscopic insects.  The role of SBOs is to keep the soil biomass in a healthy dynamic balance that supports the growth of plants and animals.  Additionally, SBOs simultaneously produce and release specific nutrients necessary to accelerate plant development and reproduction.  SBOs play the same role in the gut as they do in the soil, supporting the healthy growth of organisms.

Many forms of SBO, as well as their enzyme and nutrient byproducts, are consumed when humans eat fresh, organically-grown fruits and vegetables.  SBO consumption was widespread when, prior to the 20th century, people ate foods fresh from fields and gardens.  Today, our food processing techniques combined with fungicides, herbicides and heat destroy most or all of these friendly soil-based organisms in our food supply.

SBOs are rapidly expended in their fight against acidity, pathogens, and other destabilizing elements.  Consequently, restoring, or maintaining GI health depends on a constant supply of SBOs.

Yogurt is an acidophilus based "probiotic".  It is made with commercial milk, which generally includes antibiotic and hormone residues.  Acidophilus is not acid-resistant and so has great difficulty surviving stomach acid.  In contrast SBOs, being soil-based, contain no antibiotic or hormone residues, plus there is no potential for lactose-intolerance side-effects.

Soil Based Organisms are astounding scientist and health researchers worldwide.  The question is, are SBOs important for good health?


SBOs can help stimulate the immune system (creating a huge pool of uncoded antibodies) and break down hydrocarbons, thereby increasing overall absorption of nutrients.  They can aid the digestive system's elimination process and aggressively eliminate pathological yeasts, molds, viruses and fungi.

The Soil Based Organisms Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Lichenformis) have been shown to inactivate HIV, SIV and other lipid-enveloped viruses, along with mycoplasmas, fungus and bacteria by producing 'surfactin' – a lipopeptide antibiotic.  Lipid-enveloped viruses include: HIV, HHV-6 (strains A and B), EBV, CMV and herpes.

In one follow-up of the effects of SBOs on 100 people, all but one reported some sort of improvement.  SBOs cause a favorable shift in the TH1/TH2 balance.  Adverse reactions seem to be limited to excess dosage or a die-off of other organisms as cellular immunity is enhanced.  While many noticed improvements in the first two weeks, some required up to 2 or 3 months of use before they found benefit. [Interview reported in Positive Health News Report No 16 Spring Issue 1998]

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