Posts tagged fermented foods
How to Stay Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

Are you someone that dreads this time of year – not only because the weather is less than ideal but also because you know it’s the time for head colds, sinus infections, coughing, sneezing, wheezing…the list goes on.  Fortunately every fall and winter doesn’t have to be that way.  We may not be able to gain control of the weather but we can certainly gain control of our immune health and stop those nasty colds and flus from creeping up so often!  Here are my favourite tips for boosting your immune health this season.

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Super Simple Sauerkraut

I try to make my own fermented food products a few times a year to help ensure I'm getting a decent intake of these types of foods in my diet.  Regular consumption of fermented foods is involved in health maintenance and disease prevention for a list of varying conditions, including overall gut health, mood support, skin health and immune regulation.

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How To: Make Your Own Fermented Veggies

I am always recommending for patients to increase fermented foods in their diets.  Fermented foods are "live" foods that are chock full of gut-friendly bacteria.  As a Western culture, many of the foods we eat on a regular basis are devoid of healthy probiotic cultures.  Fermented foods have been a staple across cultures for hundreds of years, from sauerkraut and kefir in Eastern European cultures to kimchi in Asian cultures to lassi (a yogurt drink) in ancient India. 

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