Tag: probiotics

Home Remedy: Water Kefir

It seems not a day goes by in the clinic when I haven’t espoused the benefits of incorporating fermented foods into my patients’ diet.  Given my outspoken passion for home fermenting, I sometimes wonder if my patients think I might bubble and explode from all the probiotic rich foods and beverages I consume on a […]

Gluten, Gut Bugs, and Cortisol – Oh My!

In the last post we explored the curious and complex world of digestion.  Having completed that primer, we can discuss some common conditions that compromise gut function.  Specific to the small intestine are two very insidious pathologies that can develop over the course of years but seemingly manifest with symptoms overnight.  These conditions are dysbiosis […]

Home Remedy: Sauerkraut

Teeming with life and full of bubbly deliciousness, sauerkraut is digestive vigor in a jar.  Cheap to make and easy to prepare, one head of cabbage yields about a quart of sauerkraut and trillions of beneficial bacteria to supplement your gut flora.  In addition, cabbage is high in the amino acid glutamine which is the […]

The Microbiome

Charles Darwin, one of the early pioneers of the theory of evolution, has had his work paraphrased by stating that it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.  This is an important distinction for those who misattribute the concept of “survival […]

Home Remedy: Gut Remodeling

“All disease begins in the gut.”  These famous words spoken by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, are more important than ever for us to observe.  Gut integrity and the health of the microbiome determine how our internal world is influenced by the external world.  The gut processes food and drink into the building blocks […]

Constipation Cures: Effective Remedies from Nature’s Pharmacy

Constipation Cures: Effective Remedies from Nature’s Pharmacy

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Ferment Your Way to a Healthier Gut with Homemade Sauerkraut

Ferment Your Way to a Healthier Gut with Homemade Sauerkraut

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Teeming with life and full of bubbly deliciousness, sauerkraut is digestive vigor in a jar.  When made at home, sauerkraut is inexpensive and simple to prepare. One head of cabbage yields about a quart of sauerkraut and trillions of beneficial […]