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Five traditional foods that everyone should be eating for exceptional health

1/10/2014 - Oftentimes, the most simple solution to avoiding health problems can be found in the past - namely, time-honored foods that are rooted in tradition and wisdom. Long-established cultures, through observation and a close connection with the land and its people, developed exceptionally nourishing food...

Kefir is a great natural source of probiotics and protein

12/17/2013 - Kefir is a thick, yogurt-like drink made by fermenting milk with kefir grains. It originated in Russia and is characterized by its creamy texture, tart taste and fizzy effervescence. Kefir remains popular in Eastern Europe, where it is commonly used as an ingredient in baked goods such as sourdough...

The healing power of coconut kefir

8/22/2013 - There was nothing sexy about probiotic beverages until the last few years during which kombucha has risen up and claimed to be the king of all 'probiotic pops'. The kombucha craze has created a new awareness for fermented drinks, but the title for the most healing and beneficial probiotic beverage could...

More studies prove your gut bacteria control your brain functioning

6/26/2013 - Research proving the importance of gut bacteria for the immune system and mental and emotional health has gone viral lately. It started as a ripple slightly over a decade ago, and now it's becoming a tsunami of evidence. The ancient concept established in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine...

Learn the art of fermented foods for gut health

6/23/2012 - The importance of probiotic supplements and foods cannot be exaggerated. Antibiotics have a way of getting into us through commercial foods even if we don't take pharmaceutical antibiotics. Of course, any rounds of pharmaceutical antibiotics demand an even stronger course of probiotics. Stress,...

Discover the super food power of kefir

7/4/2011 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-foods.' Kefir is a fermented drink made from a kefir grain of symbiotic microorganisms wrapped up in a matrix of proteins, lipids and sugars. Kefir grains are white clumps that...

Get more probiotics by making your own water kefir

3/9/2011 - Probiotics are living microorganisms that have been found to provide many health benefits. Benefits include boosting immunity, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, preventing colon cancer, preventing irritable bowel syndrome and colitis, and reducing inflammation. Although yogurt is usually the...

Make Your Own Probiotic Supplements

11/23/2009 - Home-made kefirs are growing in popularity as probiotic food sources while spreading as a community sharing activity. There are two types of Kefirs: Milk kefir and water kefir. The latter is not well known. Both can be home made from fermenting friendly bacterial sources, called starter grains, to provide...

Why We Need Probiotics and The Benefits of Kefir

10/13/2008 - Do you cringe when someone mentions probiotics because you really don't want to think about those zillions of bacteria living in your gut? Swallowing down some more to add to the pile may not sound like an appealing thought, but the truth is that taking probiotics is probably one of the best interventions...

Grow Your Own Probiotics, Part 1: Kefir

3/12/2008 - The world of lacto-fermentation is a fascinating one. Virtually every culture has some kind of fermented food/beverage. Fermented products are significant sources of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The bacteria in fermented foods are potent detoxifiers. They produce substances that inhibit harmful...

What's best? Soy milk, cow's milk, raw milk and fermented milk (kefir)

8/21/2007 - One of the most common questions I'm asked concerns my recommendations for milk or milk alternatives. My answer on this question has evolved over the years, so today, I'll share my latest preferences for milk and milk-like beverages. Thumbs down: Soy milkA few years ago, I recommended soy milk as...

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