water kefir grains

How to Brew Water Kefir (a quick tutorial)

Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare  and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet … [Read more...]

Gut and Psychology Syndrome – Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride

We live in a world of unfolding epidemics … So begins an article by neurologist and human nutrition expert Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Campbell-McBride, whom some of have … [Read more...]

Prebiotics & Probiotics

Prebiotics and probiotics represent essential aspects of a wholesome, nourishing diet.   Though not the same, prebiotics and probiotics complement one another and work together to … [Read more...]

Sour Pickles

Sour pickles are a mainstay at our summer dinner table.   Naturally fermented, sour pickles are rich in beneficial bacteria and food enzymes, offering a dairy-free source of … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get More Probiotics (without Dairy)

We hear it all the time (and I say it plenty!): eat your yogurt for probiotics.   But if you choose not to eat dairy foods or cannot tolerate them, finding dairy-free probiotic … [Read more...]

Reader Questions: Animal Fat & Lactic Acid Fermentation

Ricki asked: Actually ... Ricki commented on Fats for Cooking and Fats to Eat Uncooked a few days ago, but I thought it was such an insightful and good question that I wanted to … [Read more...]

Fat Soluble Vitamins: Vitamins A, D, E & K

Fat Soluble Vitamins Fat soluble vitamins are critical to health and wellness--particularly reproductive health and wellness.   Unfortunately, adequate intake of fat soluble … [Read more...]

Want Healthy Children? Let them Eat Dirt!

We all want healthy children, but did you know that children who eat dirt might actually be doing their bodies and long-term health a tremendous service? Providing a healthy, … [Read more...]

Fermented Food: Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermentation

Fermented food, enjoyed across the globe, conveys health benefits through lactic acid fermentation. The fermentation process can transform the flavor of food from the plain and … [Read more...]

Reader Questions: Homemade Cider, Water Kefir Grains

In a new segment I thought I'd answer some reader questions.   Indeed, if there's enough interest, I'll answer reader questions every Wednesday.   If you have a question about … [Read more...]