Farmacy of Light

Farmacy of Light

The statistics for chronic illness worldwide are going through the roof. Degenerative diseases are cropping up in younger and younger people and, at this point, nearly half of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease. On top of this, Covid-19 emerged and has us all thinking about our health. Now we all want to know how to boost our immune systems and get healthy. The problem is that the primary degenerative diseases are directly connected to malnutrition and toxins we take in by eating toxic foods, drinking toxic water and breathing toxic air. We released 84,000 synthetic new chemicals into the air in 2020 alone, and we’ve depleted our soil of vital microbes, bacteria and fungi by spraying chemicals and over farming. Okay, so now that we’ve contaminated our earth and our bodies are suffering, are we screwed? Sounds grim, doesn’t it

Well, here’s something you should know—actually everyone needs to know this: chronic disease can be reversed by eating the right food. Plus, your immune system gets a big boost when you eat the right food. Well, what is the right food? 

The answers are discussed in the documentary, “Farmacy of Light”— A Quantum Leap in Healing. This film, by Ryan Wirick, is his follow up to the popular documentary “Need to Grow”. Farmacy of Light follows Erik Cutter as he introduces us to his high performance urban farm company, Alergria Farm and teaches us about regenerative soil and how incredibly important that is for not only our health, but for the health of our planet. The optimized soil biology results in superior nutrient dense vegetables, salad greens, fruit, flowers and medicinal herbs.

Erik Cutter, who has over 35 years experience growing food using natural, nutrient-dense techniques and is a leading pioneer in developing the use of hybrid food production technologies says it perfectly:

 “We have to stop fighting nature and start working with her…and learn her.”

Luckily, I’m fortunate enough to know Erik personally, and when he offered to make me dinner, I jumped at the opportunity. Why? Because I know that at Erik’s house everything he serves is pure health. And true to form, Erik had a bowl full of freshly picked, nutritious “amazingness” standing ready when I arrived. The “amazingness” is a salad that includes Romaine lettuce, Fennel, Avocado, Yellow and Orange Calendula, Nasturtium, Lemon and more, all grown at Alergria Farms with regenerated soil and without any chemicals. Erik had also prepared a flower/herb tea blend tea that helps strengthen resilience and protects you from colds, flus and viruses. The freshly harvested ingredients include: Ginger and Turmeric root, ground black pepper, Indian blanket, Yellow and Orange Calendula, Yellow Cosmos, Nasturtium, Oregano, Parsley, Celery, Kale, Red-veined Sorrel, Garlic, Lemon and Lime—basically, an Elixir of Health. 

Erik and the team from “Farmacy of Light” are committed to getting the word out that healthy soil equates to healthy plants, and healthy plants equates to healthy humans. Add to this that Climate change is upon us, so developing new urban food production systems to grow profitable urban farms using drought resistant farming techniques is imperative.

Another well respected, forward thinker featured in the Farmacy of Light is Dr. Zach Bush. “Plants are the delivery system for the sunshine,” says Dr. Zach Bush. “It is like eating light. We need the sun. Eating healthy plants is like eating sunlight.” 

Indeed, while having my amazing salad at Erik’s home, I felt as if I was eating light and good health. My body was getting all the nutrients and minerals it needed to heal. Don‘t you want that, too?

You can visit Alegria Farm in Irvine at the Great Park, or sign up for a class, or boost your energy and improve your health by eating the cleanest, just-picked greens and vegetables from Alegría Fresh. If you’re not near Irvine, California, then make sure you watch “Farmacy of Light” when it is released in August 2021.

Instagram: @alegriafarms. @theneedtogrow


Chamberlain Coffee Springs Pop-Up At Levi’s Santa Monica

Chamberlain Coffee Springs Pop-Up At Levi’s Santa Monica

There are some things that people just flock to in the summer: ice cream, the beach, and iced coffee, for starters. This weekend is the perfect opportunity for the latter! Internet phenomenon, Emma Chamberlain’s coffee brand, Chamberlain Coffee, is taking over Levi’s, Century City (located at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Unit 235, Los Angeles) this Memorial Day weekend from May 29th – 31st to celebrate the launch of Levi’s secondhand collection. 

Throughout the weekend, visitors can stop by Chamberlain Coffee’s pop-up within the Levi store and enjoy an 8-oz hot cup of their special Early Bird blend — also available for purchase! As if that weren’t enough, customers will also have the ability to shop select Chamberlain Coffee merchandise including mugs, reusable straws, and totes. Coffee is great, but matching merch, too? Sign us up!

Chamberlain Coffee’s Pop-Up at Levi’s Century City:
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Unit 235
Los Angeles, CA, 90067


  • Saturday, May 29th: 10 AM – 3 PM

  • Sunday, May 30th: 11 AM – 3 PM

  • Monday, May 31st: 11AM – 3 PM

About Chamberlain Coffee:

Chamberlain Coffee is high quality organic fair-trade coffee beans sustainably sourced from around the world and roasted in California, so you can feel good about the coffee you’re sipping on. No pesticides, no BS.