Kombucha! One of my favorite things! I absolutely love kombucha. and if you’ve tried it, you probably love it, too. I’ve met very few people that don’t like it. Here’s everything you need to know about kombucha? [Read more…]
Fermented food is all the rage right now. Well, it’s been all the rage throughout history with records of fermentation as early as 3000 BC. Cleopatra did it, Captain James Cook did it, Queen Elizabeth I did it. And now I do it. Popular fermented foods today include kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, fermented garlic, fermented pickles….you get the idea. I get questions daily about how to get started, where to buy starter culture kits,, & general how to inquiries. Everyone wants to know how to get their fermented probiotics on! [Read more…]
Over the past 35 years, the rate of melanoma cases in American adults has tripled. Yet, sunscreen sales grow 4.2% a year and is now a $1 billion industry. Skin cancer rates and sunscreen use are both at an all time high. It turns out that sunscreen does not provide the protection we need. And even worse, sunscreen is adding to the damage with toxic chemicals. [Read more…]
Garlic is full of awesome health benefits including lowering blood pressure and boosting your immune system. Fermented foods are essential for gut health, digestion, and overall well being. And I can’t think of a better marriage than combining garlic and fermentation!
My family has been taking cod liver oil for a couple years. About 6 months ago, we upgraded to the fermented version. Our fermented cod liver oil has quickly become our most important supplement. Well, actually, our ONLY daily supplement. Yep, that’s right. Along with a real food diet, fermented cod liver oil provides all the vitamins and nutrients we need to stay healthy and keep colds & flu far away. Here are the health benefits of fermented cod liver oil.
I recently had lunch with Kirsten from Cheerfully Imperfect and she brought goodies! She gave me some kefir grains! There’s really not much that is more exciting to a natural lifestyle blogger than getting free probiotics. This is my first time to have kefir grains and boy-oh-boy is it easy to make your own kefir. Really, really easy. So what is kefir, how do you make kefir, and why do you want to drink kefir everyday (yep, you want it everyday!)?
Wrinkles. Cute on puppies, elephants, and a baby’s chubby leg…..not so cute on us as we get older. We can’t stop the aging process, but we can minimize the damage and the wrinkles. Here are the top tips on how to prevent wrinkles naturally.