Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy!

 Our Most Popular Articles of 2021 

I'm chasing a feeling when I cook, write blogs, come up with recipes, and even when I eat food that makes me feel good. That feeling is joy and the things I give my attention to determine how often that occurs. When I get your emails and I read your stories about how cultured foods help you, I feel so blessed and filled with joy.  I'm chasing a feeling of joy in everything I do and it's why I keep doing what I do. This last year of 2021 we needed joy more than ever before and I sought it like a woman on a mission determined to find it no matter what.

We all have gifts, special gifts that are unique to us.  Whether you cook, play music, paint, garden, dance, teach, or even decorate a house it touches us and everyone around you because it makes you feel something and you pass that enthusiasm on to others. My special gift is to help you feel good in your own body and to connect with who you really are . . . trillions of bacteria. Who would have ever thought that pain and ill health would have led me to connect and love trillions of bacteria that call me home? So this is my special gift to the world  . . . I love these special cultured foods that made me well and keep me strong and it fills me with joy to help you love them too.

Here are my most popular articles of 2021. And may I just say it gives me great pleasure that you are here in this little world I created. I believe in wellness, I believe in miracles, and I believe they live inside of me and you. Let's send 2021 on its way and prepare for 2022. I can think of no better way to do this than to chase that feeling of joy that something good is coming!  Remember whatever you've been experiencing be it joy or suffering, the pain only lasts for a season and the light is shining just down the road, just you wait and see . . .

2021, Thanks for the Lessons. 2022, Will be the Best Year Ever!

The Most Popular Articles of 2021

Are You Getting Enough of This Powerful Protein?

I have used bone broths and collagen as a form of natural healing in my life and in the lives of my family members. The older I get, the more I find how essential these foods are to my body. […]

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Seven Healthy Reasons I Love Dates

It’s Mother’s Day and I’m thinking about my mom who lives 2,637 miles away from me in Leesburg, Virginia. My mom loves, loves dates so this blog is for her. […]

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Why and How You Should Soak Your Beans, Nuts, Seeds, and Grains

More and more people are eating raw and unprocessed whole foods which is a good thing – unless they’re loaded with enzyme inhibitors and phytates. […]

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Your Microbes Love Coffee Just As Much As You Do

I love coffee, and I drink a cup every day. Some believe it’s not good for you, but I’ve gotten so many benefits from it that I just knew this couldn’t possibly be true. I have a philosophy about the foods I eat. If I eat or drink something that I know is bad for me, I can never get a positive result from it. […]

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H. Pylori and Fermented Foods

Last October, someone asked a question on my forum.

“Hi! I am a new member, diagnosed with H. Pylori bacteria in July, currently on my second round of tough antibiotics. […]

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6 Ginger Sodas That Can Do Amazing Things

Pain touches everyone in some way; and when this happens, all of us reach for something that we believe will help us. The older I get, the more I find that every ounce of pain is here to teach me something. […]

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The Probiotic Superstar in Cultured Veggies

I have been getting a lot of letters asking if you can ferment vegetables with water kefir or kombucha. You can ferment vegetables with these two different cultures, but the vegetables tend to get mushy and don’t last very long. […]

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Why You Should Be Growing and Eating Sprouts In a Jar

Fermenting, sprouting, and soaking are all ways I enhance my food. These are the heroes that help me stay healthy in spite of all that seems to tell me I need to fear aging and all the disease that could come my way. I believe so firmly in wellness that nobody can convince me otherwise. […]

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Reasons And Recipes To Have More Miso

When people think of miso, they mostly think of miso soup, but it is so much more. It has an incredible microbial makeup and is a nutritional powerhouse and is so simple to make and use in recipes that I’ve found myself making and consuming it almost every day. […]

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Resistant Starch — The Key To Extraordinary Health Benefits

Feed those Microbes and watch what Happens I’m constantly learning new things about the benefits of bacteria but especially what feeds these tiny microbes that…

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HMOs and Bifidobacterium — Why They’re So Important For Your Gut

One of the most important Bacteria In Your Gut For years I’ve been looking for a way to increase Bifidobacterium. I’ve been wanting to discuss…

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