Raw milk fast

Life has slowly gotten more hectic and busy over the last 8 weeks and as a result the pounds have been creeping up too.  I used to be a healthy 36 year old that weighed between 120-125 and post summer I am now pushing 140.  Summer travel and making kids meals around the clock finally caught up with me.  I am doing a modified raw [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:49:09-04:00 September 26th, 2017|Green Living, Nutrition, Probiotics|0 Comments

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Can Traditional Cooking be Simple? Yes it can! There are a few ways it can be easier on us (some of us are busy you know):). Why cook traditionally in the first place?  The answer: health benefits.  People are becoming more educated on digestive health and understand its vast importance.  Children need nutritious meals for growth and optimal learning.  Adults need food that is real [...]

Benefits of Sauerkraut

What are the benefits of sauerkraut?  There are so many health benefits.  I have been eating a lot of sauerkraut this summer.  I am not sure why I am craving so much sauerkraut, but health experts believe that as your body (and gut) heals itself...even your cravings become healthier.  This must be the case with me.  My "bad" (unhealthy) cravings have almost disappeared these last [...]

How to make Water Kefir

Do you want to learn how to make Water Kefir? First, what is Water Kefir?  It is a bubbly natural soda packed with probiotics.  Water kefir contains over 40 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast~probiotics.  A full list can be found here.  There are countless sites that discuss the benefits of probiotics, but one thing that stands out about water kefir is that these strains [...]

Homemade Gatorade

Homemade gatorade or sports drinks are the best.  We like to have both options available to the kids.  We have a busy active family of five and we live in a sunny and humid state.  My kids play sports and my husband is currently biking to work everyday.  There is a lot of sugar or fake sugar in store bought gatorade.  My kids are sensitive [...]

By | 2017-10-11T00:46:36-04:00 May 18th, 2012|Beverages, Probiotics, Recipes|4 Comments

Homemade Cream Cheese

We are probiotic junkies in this house.  We have been incorporating more and more probiotics into our diet each day through beverages, snacks, dinner, and even dessert.  The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook is a great resource for understanding the link between gut health and diet.  It is important to consume good bacteria to fight off all the bad bacteria we encounter each day.  We want our [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:35-04:00 May 15th, 2012|Nourishing Traditions, Probiotics, Recipes|3 Comments

All-Purpose Yogurt Dough

This all-purpose yogurt dough is awesome because it is so versatile.  It is fast, simple, and can be used for many things: pizza pies, pie crusts, cookies, and whole grain crackers.  This is a basic recipe that can be used often.  This recipe is soaked, so you do not have to rely on sprouted flour (which is very expensive to buy around here).   By soaking, [...]

Matsoni Yogurt

I have been wanting to make Matsoni yogurt for a while.  Why? Because the yogurt I buy local gets pricey when you eat as much as we do, it is easy to make, and I like to change things up every now and then.  I will keep buying yogurt from the local farmer and make some on my own.  Sounds like a plan.  I picked [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:38-04:00 April 11th, 2012|Probiotics, Raw Milk, Recipes|6 Comments

Probiotics for Health

Some of the more common health benefits include: Managing lactose intolerance Helps kill salmonella in the body Helps prevent colon cancer Lowers Cholesterol Lowers Blood Pressure Reduces Inflammation Boosts Immune System, used as an anti-biotic Improves mineral absorption from other foods and vitamins Helps prevents Urinary Tract Infection and bacterial vaginosis Improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, candida Excema, asthma and allergies Article from here. [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:39-04:00 April 5th, 2012|Nutrition, Probiotics|0 Comments

Chocolate Ice Cream

This is a chocolate ice cream version that is tasty and has a little probiotic punch.  My Kefir Ice Cream recipe was a little too strong (by that I mean tart) for the boys, so I came up with an alternative that is still healthy, but a little tastier. Ingredients: 2 cups raw cream 1 cup raw yogurt 2 eggs 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:39-04:00 April 3rd, 2012|Probiotics, Recipes|0 Comments