Fermented Food & it's Health Benefits

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I've been getting into making various fermented/cultured foods over the past couple months and noticed there weren't any threads regarding this specifically. I currently make kefir, yogurt, kombucha, and sourdough. When I have time I also make cultured vegetables. I began making these when I found out about the importance of gut health and all of the health conditions associated with a bad gut microbiome.

I'd like for this thread to serve as a way of sharing information, advice, recipes, and for discussing the importance of gut health and specific microbes.

For anyone looking to get started with cultured foods, I'd highly recommend Donna Schwenk's website: culturedfoodlife.com (She also has a YouTube channel.)
 
I've made homemade yeast starters (where you grow your own yeast) for sourdough a handful of times in the past and my biggest takeaway is to just use pineapple juice, don't waste your time or resources on orange juice or other sugar/juice mixtures. They will most likely spoil (from my experience).
 
Christ is risen!

I've been getting into making various fermented/cultured foods over the past couple months and noticed there weren't any threads regarding this specifically. I currently make kefir, yogurt, kombucha, and sourdough. When I have time I also make cultured vegetables. I began making these when I found out about the importance of gut health and all of the health conditions associated with a bad gut microbiome.

I'd like for this thread to serve as a way of sharing information, advice, recipes, and for discussing the importance of gut health and specific microbes.

For anyone looking to get started with cultured foods, I'd highly recommend Donna Schwenk's website: culturedfoodlife.com (She also has a YouTube channel.)
My naturopath was not a fan of fermented foods because, unless you have an intact gut (which is almost impossible in the modern world), they feed your bad bacteria and exacerbate dysbiosis. I've heard other functional doctors say the same thing.
 
My naturopath was not a fan of fermented foods because, unless you have an intact gut (which is almost impossible in the modern world), they feed your bad bacteria and exacerbate dysbiosis. I've heard other functional doctors say the same thing.
Fermented foods help keep your gut healthy, in illness and health.
 
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