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Why You Should Eat For Your Microbiome (and How To Do it Easily)

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Why You Should Eat For Your Microbiome (and How To Do it Easily)

To start off this article, we quote Dr. David Perlmutter, a leading medical expert on microbiome health, and the board certified neurologist who authored Brain Maker, The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – For Life: “It’s now undeniable that our intestinal organisms participate in a wide variety of actions, including immune system functioning, detoxification, inflammation, neurotransmitter and vitamin production, nutrient absorption, signaling being hungry or full, and utilizing being carbohydrates and fat. All of these processes factor mightily into whether or not we experience allergies, asthma, ADHD, cancer, diabetes, or dementia. The microbiome affects our...

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Your Top 7 Questions About Lacto Fermentation, Answered

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Your Top 7 Questions About Lacto Fermentation, Answered

We get a lot of questions about our process, starting with the name. Lactic acid bacteria is the type of good bacteria that results from the process-- hence the name. 'Lactic-acid fermentation' is shortened to lacto-fermentation which is again shortened to simply 'fermentation.' Here’s the Top 7 list of the basic questions we get about the process, its results and fermented pickles: Are All Pickles Equally Healthy? How a pickle is made determines whether or not it is a probiotic-rich superfood or simply a salty snack. It’s lacto-fermentation, and not pickling, that creates the live, raw, probiotic-rich pickles that are...

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How Are Probiotics Created During Fermentation? We Break It Down

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How Are Probiotics Created During Fermentation? We Break It Down

Lacto-fermentation is a unique food preservation process not only because of the delicious tasting results, but also because of the probiotics that are naturally created in the fermentation process. What basically happens when the lid goes on and the bubbling starts? Phase 1: Bad Guys Die Off Bacteria, both good and bad, live on the exterior skins and leaves of vegetables. During the first day of the fermentation process, the saltiness of the brine kills off the present bad bacteria. At the same time, the good bacteria thrive in the salt-water brine and will begin to grow. The specific bacteria...

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What is My Microbiome? (And Why Should I Care...?)

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What is My Microbiome? (And Why Should I Care...?)

The Gut, Gut Biome and Microbiome... are these all the same thing? And what's the difference?  Your gut is your body's digestive track, the small and large intestine. Your gut's biome, or microbiome is something more.  Simply put, the microbiome is the vast colony (an ecosystem really) of bacterial cells that live in the body. Each and every living animal and human on the planet has a microbiota colony (or microbiome) living within them. This colony grows, develops and colonizes over time and begins when a baby is born and first exposed to her or his mother’s vaginal bacteria. Our...

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What Is Fermentation? Here's a Glossary of Important Terms

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What Is Fermentation? Here's a Glossary of Important Terms

This is an ever growing list of common terms, words and ideas having to do with fermentation, probiotics and microbiome health. Antibiotics – Antiseptics, sterilizers and medications that eradicate microbial life within an environment. Bacteria – Bacteria are a type of microbe, there are good bacteria called probiotics that confer health benefits to its host. There are bad bacteria that harm health, examples are E.Coli and Salmonella. CFUs/ Colony Forming Units – In microbiology, CFU is the unit of measure for reporting bacterial counts. Fermentation – The metabolic transformation of foods via the actions of microbial organisms. Fermento – A...

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