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July 15, 2012 9:53 AM
I have been reading up on fermented foods and finding some pretty good benifits to them. I was wondering if anyone out there uses them currently and what you think. If you have noticed positive effects on your body or the way you feel.

Also does anyone drink Kombucha? If so have you ever made your own? It can be pricey and I would like to try my hand at making it myself if anyone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks!
July 28, 2012 11:27 AM
I am looking into this right now. I would love to start making my own. Does anyone have any advice, tips or recipes?
December 23, 2012 10:37 PM
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Edited by Chinadorian On December 23, 2012 10:38 PM
December 23, 2012 11:00 PM
I think fermented foods are extremely important for your health! Gut health is the foundation of all health. At the moment, I'm making my own yoghurt (SCD-repice). It's super simple, just pour milk in cups, add a little bit of store yogurt with active cultures or yogurt of your last badge, and put it in your yogurt machine for 24 hours. 24 hours later: ta-da!
The next time I'm going to try, is this recipe: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2010/08/lacto-fermented-dilly-carrot-sticks.html
December 23, 2012 11:06 PM
I love Kombucha but haven't been brave enough to make it myself yet. I know that it can be dangerous if any bad bacteria gets in there so make sure you sterilize all your tools and store it properly.
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December 23, 2012 11:10 PM
I have made my own kefir and love it. I am waiting for some kombucha mother from a friend. I haven't tried it and I'm a little freaked out but I hear it is good and easy to make. I eat fermented saukraut. I'm on the gaps diet so there is a lot of fermented food. I don't love kim chi but I keep trying.
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December 23, 2012 11:19 PM
I am a huge prponent of the use of fermented foods for both thr ezymatic and probiotic benefits. I drink kombucha tea that I buy at Earthfair. It is amazing but I dont have the time/desire to make it myself. I have my own yogurt and kiefer and eat a loy of Greek yogurt for the probiotic benefitss. Sourkraut and kimchee are also excellent souces of probioticd and improve digestion.
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December 24, 2012 12:05 AM
QUOTE:

I have been reading up on fermented foods and finding some pretty good benifits to them. I was wondering if anyone out there uses them currently and what you think. If you have noticed positive effects on your body or the way you feel.

Also does anyone drink Kombucha? If so have you ever made your own? It can be pricey and I would like to try my hand at making it myself if anyone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks!


Do you know what yeast does in the body? It creates micro forms in the blood. Candida feeds on sugar (looks like fermentation in the blood), which produces acidic waste products in the blood. To combat this acid the body will use magnesium from muscles and calcium from bone. If it's too great, this acid gets stored in cells which can lead to serious illnesses.

So no it's not healthy, you where misinformed.
Edited by Pu_239 On December 24, 2012 12:06 AM
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December 24, 2012 12:10 AM
QUOTE:

I think fermented foods are extremely important for your health! Gut health is the foundation of all health. At the moment, I'm making my own yoghurt (SCD-repice). It's super simple, just pour milk in cups, add a little bit of store yogurt with active cultures or yogurt of your last badge, and put it in your yogurt machine for 24 hours. 24 hours later: ta-da!
The next time I'm going to try, is this recipe: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2010/08/lacto-fermented-dilly-carrot-sticks.html


I do agree with you on intestinal health but yeast isn't bacteria. There is beneficial bacteria as you said. I can't envision beneficial yeast.
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December 25, 2012 8:36 AM
Make my own sauerkraut....Easy to do and very tasty.... But it has a fair amount of salt is the only thing.

Mark
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December 25, 2012 8:46 AM
I love kombucha, particularly GT Dave's Synergy.
I am also set up to make my own, complete with lead-free porcelain jug on a stand.
It takes a little practice to get the taste you like, but it is really easy to make your own.
Many health benefits from this drink.

I also love other fermented foods, such as homemade saurcraut, yogurt, kefir, etc.
Also, raw organic grassfed milk, used to make your own cheese
and the same quality of butter, cultured.
It's all Delicious and so so healthy!!

And, don't forget....homemade sourdough!:)
Edited by MinMin97 On December 25, 2012 8:47 AM
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December 25, 2012 2:34 PM
find a good local message board with sustainable farmers and such. Many have scoby's to give away or sell cheaply.
December 25, 2012 2:37 PM
I just made yogurt in my crockpot for the firsts time over the weekend, pretty awesome!
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December 25, 2012 3:50 PM
I believe that probiotic foods should be their own food group, or at least sub-food group with recommended daily intake. I use kefir, made kombucha recently, but it went wrong. I have water kefir grains in my freezer that I have not yet begun. Iwill soon though. I want to take a second shot at kombucha. I buy milk kefir, and I use about 14 oz a day. 8 oz in my smoothie, and 6 oz in my post w/o recovery shake. It is amazing!! I also use Greek yogurt every day in my smoothies... Do it!!
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December 26, 2012 4:23 PM
QUOTE:

find a good local message board with sustainable farmers and such. Many have scoby's to give away or sell cheaply.

You can make your own simply by starting with a plain, unflavored bottle of kombuchahappy
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