FERMENTED FOODS FOR HEALTH
Use the Power of Probiotic Foods to Improve Your Digestion, Strengthen Your Immunity, and Prevent Illness
by Deirdre Rawlings
We advocate eating fermented foods as a part of your daily diet on Cookus Interruptus (hence our sourdough bread fundraiser, recipes for sauerkraut and more). Fermentation is a process that uses microscopic organisms to transform food into easily digested, long-lasting, probiotic rich foods. Increasing good bacteria in your diet is important for intestinal health—and a healthy intestinal tract means a healthy immune system, as 70% of our immune system resides in the intestines.
Holistic nutritionist and naturopath Deirdre Rawlings, Ph.D., makes incorporating these vital foods into your meals simple and accessible. She does this not only with recipes for relishes, tonics, chutneys, yogurt, kefir and more, but also by clearly outlining these powerful foods work therapeutically.
I’m often confounded by the constant bickering between advocates of restrictive diets; each side claiming their way is the right way. Ms. Rawlings supersedes the nutrition rabble babble by cutting to one of chief causes of our ill health - poor gut bacteria - and gives us a toolkit for feeling better.
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3. Taking the time to “make your own” food - whatever that means to you - can heal us on many levels. What dish or recipe do you make time for? Not every day but once in a while. As evidenced by our recent fundraiser, you may have guessed that I have become a routine sourdough bread maker. Now I’m as busy as all the rest of you are so don’t be all like - oh she just sits at home playing with food. Not true. But there is something about my weekly ritual of putting that loaf of bread together that reminds me that the world is full of good things if we just stop it already and pay attention. Anybody with me?
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4. Contest ends at 5pm on June 23rd. Check your email on June 24th . The winners will be chosen by random.org. If you don’t respond to your “winner” email within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner (tough love…).