182- How Homegrown Food Improves Your Fitness and Health with Colman Power

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

July 11, 2022

If you have ever had farm fresh produce that was literally picked the same day, then you already know just how much different that food tastes compared to what you get at the stores.

Colman Power is very passionate about including local and fresh produce in your diet to improve overall nutrient density and to support your fitness routine. 

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Differences between produce grown locally vs in the stores
  • What produce is easy to grow at home (no matter how much room you have)
  • What food is best to support your fitness routines
  • How to eat seasonally for the highest nutrient profiles


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [1:45] Who is Colman Power and how did he get so excited about growing his own food
  • [3:00] The US uses lots of chemicals like pesticides to grow food, what is it like in Ireland
  • [5:15] How old is the produce that is available in the grocery stores, and is it considered fresh
  • [8:15] Organic is the gold standard, but not all small farms can afford to get the certification for that label
  • [10:30] Shopping locally for produce will result in tastier food that was ripened in the last couple days
  • [13:30] What are some good ways to grow your own food in a small area
  • [16:00] A neat way to grow tomatoes without using a tomato cage
  • [17:30] Is there a good way to have fresh produce all year long
  • [20:15] How does growing your own food tie into a fitness routine
  • [23:00] Some produce you should consume within season, such as potatoes
  • [25:00] If you live in a food desert, what can you do to grow food when conditions are not favorable for growing
  • [27:15] Final thoughts from Colman Power about growing your own food to improve your fitness routine and health

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Colman Power

Colman Power teaches how to grow your own food or source locally.

Colman Power teaches how to grow your own food or source locally.

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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