Turn Your Veggies into Avenger-Like, Nutrition Packed Powerhouses : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

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the avengers
Don’t worry, this is not exactly a movie review… LOL!

I recently went to the theater with some friends to see The Avengers…

If you don’t know anything about it, it’s a film that features a handful of mega-superheros who all are called together to save the world from evil. (I know, it sounds like every superhero movie!)

I’m not a fan of comics, nor did I have any intention to go to see the movie, but it just so happened that we were thinking about things to do, this was suggested and we were on our way.

The film was actually pretty good. There’s something about the good overcoming evil theme that always sucks me in, particularly when it’s done in a fun and creative way.

But of course, this isn’t a movie review blog. You can head over to Rotten Tomatoes if you want to read reviews there.

I want to talk about a different type of battle between good and evil.

I want to talk about how you can turn your homegrown vegetables, sprouts and wheatgrass into Avenger-like superstars.

It’s no secret that the more minerals a vegetable has the healthier it is…

Most modern vegetables are grown with traditional NPK fertilizer. (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium)

This only provides plants with these three essential nutrients to grow, plus the nutrients already in the soil. Since you and I both know that our soils are over farmed, we know that there are very few nutrients left in the vegetables produced in those fields. It’s like many vegetables being grown these days are showing up late to the buffet lunch just as it’s about to close — there are only a few scraps left and everyone’s fighting for them.

Even organic vegetables grown correctly could be suffering from low mineral density, since crops are farmed often and not always fed a mineral rich diet.

What this means is that our conventional (and some organic) vegetables are eating the equivalent of plant “fast food” diet. They’re getting the bread, milk and beef diet. They’re just surviving, not thriving.

Because of this healthy vegetables are hard to come by — just like healthy people.

Adding minerals to your own sprouts, vegetables and wheatgrass can turn them into superheroes…

Here’s where the Avengers come into play…

When you gather a bunch of superheroes together, with all different skills, you create a super-team — just like in the movie.

Of course, vegetables are a little different.

You need to provide them will all different types of nutrients for them to thrive. The more they have, the better they survive and the better they are for you.

A few years ago, I was introduced to John Hartman, CEO of Oceangrown Solution.

This is a product that you add to sprouts, wheatgrass and your garden to boost their nutrient levels.

And this isn’t just theory, the team over at Oceangrown has done its own testing of foods grown using their product.

The two most notable results are:

1. Higher nutrient levels in the vegetables grown with Oceangrown. Their studies have shown that the number of minerals found in many vegetables grown with Oceangrown can double if not triple. Oceangrown Solution has done studies that show dozens more minerals present in tomatoes, corn, wheatgrass and other vegetables that would not be present if it were not for the inclusion of Oceangrown Solution during the growing process.

2. Vegetables grown with Oceangrown — particularly wheatgrass — has a much longer shelf life. Their studies have shown that wheatgrass can survive up to 14 days (cut) when grown with Oceangrown Solution, compared to 2-3 days without.

These two benefits alone are very convincing.

What is Oceangrown?

It’s a solution of sea minerals that is taken from the ocean then concentrated using a proprietary process (even I couldn’t get this out of John!) and sold direct to either consumers or farms who want to use a better and more cost effective fertilizer.

The last time I was with John, he explained that his clientele was growing in the commercial sector, because they were realizing that they could grown heartier vegetables at a cheaper price using Oceangrown instead of their regular fertilizers.

Watch for yourself…

Here’s a must see video of John talking about the product, its uses and benefits (don’t mind the incredible closeup of my face in the beginning)…

I’m a convert…

It didn’t take me long to become an Oceangrown convert. This product is a game-changer when it comes to bringing nutrition back to our own personal crops and health.

When we were traveling in the RV, we would make sprouts with Oceangrown when we could. It was — I feel — one of the best ways to ensure that what we were eating was the healthiest possible.

You can do it too!

For the next few days, I’m going to be sharing how you can use Oceangrown with your sprouts, veggies and wheatgrass so you can see how easy it is to use — and how inexpensive it is for the nutrition returns that it gives you.

We’ve also brought in some so you can buy it any try it yourself.

For the first 50 orders, we’ll also give you a special how to grow wheatgrass booklet completely free (while supplies last!)

Here’s where you can check this amazing product out now and see for yourself…


Like I said, for the next few days, I’ll be exploring this awesome product and how you can use it to get the most nutrition out of your homegrown veggies!

Your question of the day: What is your favorite vegetable?

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Lance says:

    What do you think about Vegetables that come from superstores like Costco? I think Costco has some of the best deals in terms of the volume of product you can get there… but curious if you’ve done any research on your end to see how much “true” value you’re getting (ie. if most of their produce comes from nutrient depleted soil.

  2. SarahB says:

    Hi Kevin:

    Do you know if it contains all the minerals of the ocean including heavy or toxic metals? I only ask because I have seen some liquid mineral extracts that we would take as supplements and they include barium, thallium etc. along with the minerals you would want. (Body Ecology’s minerals are like this) As I am currently undergoing chelation therapy to get my extremely high levels of barium and thallium down, (having been tested) I want the good minerals but don’t want to add in the very ones I am trying to get rid of!


  3. John says:

    They did their own testing on their own product? Sounds familiar.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I’ll be watching this movie soon!!
    BTW, I discovered this link today via facebook in which the host did something really similar to “the Great Health Debate”
    Just wanted to share!

  5. kes says:

    Also google rock dust. We use Glacial rock dust and it is awesome!

  6. Michelle says:

    we all need to remember that water and minerals are symbiotic: as water contributes to the dissolving of minerals, it also performs as the courier. Without water, minerals become useless. Every living organism, be it an animal or a plant, continues their life cycle by absorbing minerals from water. Plants use their roots to shoot acid; the acid dissolves soil and then the plant absorbs the minerals contained therein…choose the perfect mineral matrix, the way nature intended, and magical things will happen! Kevin is so right, our food being grown today is in most parts…”mineral free”. Read more here! http://www.ittybittyurl.com/dk6

    Here’s to Health, Happiness, Love and Gratitude!

  7. This is something that is on my research list. I was told that growing this supercharged wheat grass is a matter of sprouting and growing wheat berries using ocean water WITHOUT SOIL. If that is the case, we might just have to arm ourselves with a little know-how and take a trip to the beach.

  8. Fred says:

    I’ve heard great things about the use of ocean water as a base for a fertilizer, but I do have a few concerns. First, ocean water has heavy concentrations of salt – the reason it’s poison to humans. How does Oceangrown deal with the salt? And how does it deal with the fact that our oceans are becoming the world’s toilet? Why take the chance when you can use a good rock dust to supercharge the soil?

  9. mishell says:

    yes I am a gardener.

  10. Arthur says:

    We first heard about Oceangrown on this site a couple years back when we first started our own little apartment garden, and were amazed at the results! The cherry tomatoes we grew using Oceangrown were amazing, even better than the orgranics at grocery stores and farmer’s markets throughout the Bay Area. Highly recommended!

  11. Karen says:

    I do a little vegetable gardening. A few years back I got a bottle of Oceangrown. Because I’m a pack rat, I saved most of it without using it. You’ve inspired me to pull it out and use it this summer. I’m so glad you’re doing some gardening shows.

    I heard Annmarie laugh at the end – I want to see her!

  12. Bryan says:

    I’m with SarahB. I have this same question about ‘good’ salt. There is so much back and forth about artisan salts collected the old world way with today’s ocean water. I have a hard time imagining the waste we dump in today’s oceans is not to some degree in the salt or any other concentration of salt water. Do any of these companies provide assays of their products?

    Here is a phrase I really despise….”The solution to pollution is dilution.” Now that I am learning some about Homeopathy, is dilution of our waste in the world’s oceans which have wave action and all much like a giant version of how a homeopathic solution is created?

  13. Velda says:

    I sure am a gardener. I started a “community” garden in my back yard. We have about 2000 Sq Feet of “farmette” and we call it Good Neighbor Farm, because 2 neighbors and a friend are involved in it. This is our 2nd year of doing it, and we love it!! I may just have to try some Oceangrown. Thank you, Kevin. I’m looking forward to learning more about this 🙂

  14. Paula Boles says:

    I use highly diluted Himalayan Salt water. I mix a cup of strong salt water & add it to a 5 gallon bucket & dilute that in a watering pitcher to water my garden & house plants about once a month. They seem to like it.

  15. Faye says:

    My favourite vegetable changes from time to time. I used to lettuce with anything, and now I have no desire for it.
    I think my favourite vegetable now are cherry tomatoes …although technically they’re a fruit!

  16. Julia says:

    Velda, I love that community garden idea. I love gardening.

    Kevin, as soon as I read your line saying that the Oceangrown company has been doing their own research that’s when I got a little concerned. Are there any independent studies? That would be better. And then at the end of the article when I found out you’re selling it, I didn’t bother seeing the video.

    I have been using Azomite in my plants and wheatgrass. I also use Mycorrhizae as this helps the plants actually use the minerals and nutrients much better.

    BTW, nearly all your articles have spelling/grammer errors. I still enjoy your site. 🙂

  17. Annette says:

    Gardening is my passion! You talked about this product years ago. I think that they were using at a fasting clinic in FL. I bought some and use in it my gardens, around any trees that look stressed, on my houseplants and even add a drop to the fish tank now and then for the plants in there. Great product!

  18. Tyese says:

    Hmmmm. I wouldn’t swim in many of the oceans around the world let alone put minerals on my garden that are derived from them. I am skeptical. I eat a healthy organic diet, now I’m being told that this is not enough?

  19. Lori says:


  20. Yvonne says:

    I would love to try this product but I am concerned about so much now since the big problem with Adya Clarity. How do we know this product is safe and where does it come from?

  21. David King says:

    Great stuff Kevin, very interesting…
    Thanks for sharing!


  22. Angie says:

    I bought some Oceangrown a couple of years ago. I mixed it precisely to the suggested dilution on the bottle and watered my entire garden with it. I was very excited to see the results after all of the good I had heard on line. In one week, every plant was withered and dying. I wrote to Oceangrown to see if I had misunderstood something. Their website made it seem like you could dilute a gallon to water acres of veggies and that is not how the formula on the bottle worked out. My thought was that is was too potent. But, I received no answer after 2 emails and a call, so I just put away the bottle. If you have a solution that works, please post it. Not in the mood to kill the whole garden experimenting. I am in Fl. where the soil is sandy; I mix in some compost and do ok.

  23. Tracy says:

    We are renting so we can’t ruin the yard so my children ages 9 & 10 and myself are looking into growing vegetables in pots….hope to start this weekend in Australia! So we are looking for any ideas or guidance. Cheers!

  24. Moira says:

    I love turnips! and just about every other vegetable. I also have some Oceangrown, but when I used it on my garden last year, I did not see any appreciable benefit. However, having said that, I am a novice when it comes to gardening and so will be very happy to follow any instructions you provide as perhaps my dilution, while not killing my garden, did not cause it to flourish by any stretch. I am wondering if I did not use it often enough. So I am looking forward to learning how to use Oceangrown properly. Thanks again!

  25. Carol says:

    Thanks for this one. I have some Ocean Grow left but also confused on application in my little community garden plot. How much to add per average watering can? How often…just when I plant the seed or plant or with every watering after? Important to know.
    I like Sarah also wondering about heavy chemical toxins in the solution with all the pollution and radiation from spills like Fuckishima.
    Love your show always.

  26. Brett says:


    Hi Kevin,

    Would it surprise you to learn that this reasearch was done over half a century ago.
    Dr. Maynard Murray documents his amazing results in book “Sea Energy Agriculture”.

    It was recently returned to print by Acres USA magazine after a long respite. It is one of the truly great health books.

  27. Debra says:

    Julia: How ironic that you should comment on Kevin’s writing errors by misspelling the word “grammar.”

  28. zyxomma says:

    I love all vegetables, but my favorite is ramps, the spring treat par excellence! I have some in the fridge now, and will pickle some roots to enjoy throughout the year, as I did last year. This wild food, available only for a few weeks every year, is just delectable.

  29. Bryan says:

    Debra ~ Maybe Julia was just being iconic….LOL You know…the word most likely to be used here would be “ironic”, but she also likes Kevin who may be an….well this is just no fun if you have to explain yourself…or maybe it IS! 🙂

  30. Jodie says:

    To Tracy. I too grow pot Vegies here in Australia. Check out Greensmart Pots. They are awesome. Also very easy to add something like ocean grown straight down the watering spout located on the side. That way you feed the plants from the roots up. (capillary action) and they only take as much water as they need.

  31. Dee says:

    I love gardening and I grow my own vegetables every year. Organic. No fertilisers. I manually pick up the snails and slugs from my lettuce and move them somewhere else as I don’t believe in killing any living creatures. I do not have any problems with my vegetables. They grow strong and healthy and taste delicious free from pesticides and toxins.

    I agree with Fred who wrote earlier about oceans being polluted and ocean water has a very high salt content. Although I don’t disagree that your product is good, I am happy to stay clear of anything that I feel might contain any kind of contamination.

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