Investigating The Source – Our Enriching Visit To Hifas Da Terra

“You are what you eat!” That age-old saying has never been truer today, especially for those taking natural remedies as part of their healthcare. In an age of pesticides, antibiotic filled meat, and genetically modified crops, knowing the source of the food and remedies we consume is imperative to the success of our health.

That’s why a few of us from the Budwig Team went on what is called a “source quest.” We traveled to Pontevedra, Galicia to visit Hifas Da Terra, a biotechnology center. It was our goal to see first-hand why their products have superior quality.

Watch This Video of Our Trip to Hifas Da Terra:

Hifas Da Terra is one of the providers of herbal remedies that we stock here at the Budwig clinic, and after visiting their facilities, we could see why they have won 13 awards! They not only provide natural remedies but also work on the innovation of organic medicinal solutions. And here’s what we just love about them: they care about the source. Their central focus is on organic, sustainable agriculture to develop solutions for current health problems. From achieving medicinal mushroom formulas for cancer patients to improving food for animals with the goal of reducing and eliminating the need to administer antibiotics, this is one company that doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty!

At the end of November, they set up an extraordinary, exclusive meeting for a few therapists. So, Dr. Isabel Tavira and I booked it in our Calendar and set off on our trip. One airplane and one bus ride later we reached their facilities, the bus dropping us off around noon at the “Finca.” The Costa del Sol weather followed us, and we were fortunate to have a beautiful sunshine day to take in their forest/farm surroundings.

We began with an introduction to how the company works by its president Mr. Francisco Fernández de Ana Magán PHD., father of Catalina Fernandez de Ana Portela, co-founder and current general director of the business.

We had a delicious vegetarian, home-made lunch prepared for us with fresh ingredients, many grown right there on the farm. We sat enjoying our meal in a cozy room with wood floors and stone walls while a live musician entertained us by playing on a harp. With the music floating all around we felt as if we had traveled back in time!

After lunch, we toured various rooms and buildings where different production procedures take place as well as the greenhouses and wood logs where the farm’s mushrooms are growing.

We finished the day as we started it, surrounded by nature. Set in an elegant glass room, we sat at a long post-war table that had been rescued from a military base, and we learned more about their current projects and the many applications of their products.

In 2017 they won the national prize for organic agriculture. But the beauty we discovered on our visit is that Hifas da Terra is about more than just their products. They are involved in community issues like the bees that are dying locally and the forest fires in Galicia. Their attention to detail and professionalism coupled with the right amount of humanity and down to earth qualities makes them the kind of company Budwig Center is happy to collaborate with. We feel ever more confident and prouder to use their products for our cancer patients. Just an amazing and inspiring company!

They have recently expanded to Germany, UK, and Ireland, adding these three countries to their current presence in France, Portugal, Italy, and China. The USA is on the horizon, so if you can try their products, we’re sure you will be pleased, as we have been.

It has been a memorable “Source Quest” that has set the bar quite high when it comes to the standard a business can have regarding quality, team, and community.

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  1. Barbara

    I was introduced to Budwig by a friend who was diagnosed w/ 2nd degree aggressive breast cancer. She decided against surgery and kimo and radiation. She researched natural cures and decided on the Budwig protacal. I decided to join her for support even tho I didn’t have cancer. She also used your essential oils. That was 1 1/2 years ago. She never got ill, had tons of energy and lost 50 pounds. Today she’s well and we both have stayed on the Budwig diet and use oils. So glad this is possible. I wish the medical community would encourage their patients to do this. I’ve told many friends about the program my friend is on and they’ve done it too.

  2. gagnot

    bravo …where are they in France …

  3. Jennifer Warren

    Where about in the UK and Ireland. ? Do they want volunteers?

  4. elena darrigo

    did not mention their product list. LISTED IN SPANISH NOT ENGLISH

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Dear Elena, it could be they have a page in English from their UK or Irish office, but either way, as encouraged in the article, it is best get a test of some kind, like with a kinesiologist or we use the GSR scan to know which remedy is best for you. Here is a link that explains how this works:
      For more information, please email us directly:

  5. Shirley Brown

    Hello, I have COPD and would like to know what one I should order, plus do you send to New Zealand

    thank you

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Dear Shirley, we do ship to New Zealand. We do prefer to do a GSR scan before recommending treatments (remedies). If you would like to learn more about how you can do this remote test, please email us directly to:

  6. Riana Schoonwinkel

    I live in South Africa. Can I order from them?

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Dear Riana, I am not sure to be honest. We can also ship to you products you may need. Please contact us by email about how we can help you:

  7. Katie

    Any place in USA ???

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Dear Katie, from what I know they are trying to enter the market in the USA. Meanwhile, we can ship to someone interested in these products. We usually recommend a consultation and/or a GSR scan to determine which remedy and dosage would be good for each patient. If you’re interested please contact us by email:


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