How to Add More Raw Foods to Your Diet  

In my last newsletter blog I wrote again about the benefits of a diet rich in raw foods, particularly fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.  If you missed that one, or need to refresh your memory, click here. Today I want to address some of the “how” and “what, exactly” issues that sometimes hold people back… Read more

DIY Sauerkraut

Cabbage has naturally occurring Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a bacteria that is excellent for gut health and will help the sauerkraut ferment.  You can use additional probiotic powder, but it is optional 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) shredded cabbage, red or green or a mix of both 2 Tbs (36 g) salt 1 cup (100 g)… Read more

Fabulous Fermented Foods

I read lots of food, nutrition, and diet books these days.  One thing that is very often included in the list of things that help to maintain a healthy gut is the practice of regularly taking probiotics. Until a few years ago, I didn’t know what probiotics were, how they might be helpful. It turns… Read more

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – Good for Almost Anything

In my experience, health coaching and otherwise, the most common “health-enhancer” that I hear about is Raw Apple Vinegar.  True enough – I recommend it often for different conditions, but I also hear about it from others when I’ve had nothing to do with their regular use of it.  What is it about this most… Read more

Making Sauerkraut the Easy Way

Making my own sauerkraut, the well-known fermented cabbage dish, has been one of those things that I knew I should be doing, but just wasn’t getting around to.  At first I thought that making sauerkraut was one of those big production numbers that I just didn’t have the time, energy, or inclination to tackle. As… Read more

Rediscovering Remarkable Rejuvelac

For some reason that I am not at all sure of, I have felt drawn this summer to explore options for hydration, other than just water…good as just water is. Read more about water here. I have, for example, been interested in the benefits of regular doses of Lemon Water, and have had fun at various… Read more

Extra Thoughts on Fermented Foods

   Sauerkraut–a known cancer-fighter Well, who knew?  That’s all I can say.  The workshop that I did with Rene Oswald from Florida last week at our local Clover’s was a big hit.  It was a big crowd for that rather small venue (28 or so), and all  the participants were very inquisitive, curious, energetic, and… Read more

Fermented Foods???

I know.  Until recently, I hardly thought of them at all. But then I started hearing about how much money people pay regularly for bottled, manufactured pro-biotics, and wondered.  And I’ve been drinking kombucha for a few years, which I knew was a natural probiotic, and as such, was known for it’s helpfulness in keeping… Read more