Donna Schwenk’s Cultured Food Life

It’s saved my life. No kidding! After four serious bouts with diverticulitis and two hospital stays for abscesses, I knew I needed to make a change or I would need surgery to remove part of my colon. Drs. told me I really didn’t have a choice. I would keep getting them until one of them possibly killed me from an infection. I know it’s very serious so I took their advice very seriously.

It’s a very long story but your book was an answer to my earnest prayer to God for wisdom in getting my health back. I was a mess.

I “happened” to be on Amazon and saw your first book. On a whim I bought it and the rest is history. It’s been two and a half years since I’ve had an attack. (After four in under two years). I’ve lost 60 lbs and feel amazing. My blood pressure is consistent at 118/72 (went off diuretics with my physician’s hesitant permission), and my blood sugar stabilized to well within normal.

I make and eat kefir, Kombucha, sour kraut, and fermented vegetables. EVERY DAY! I totally cut out white sugar and flour. Only use honey or homemade maple syrup from our trees.

I’ve taught so many people to make fermented foods. Someone is always coming over to learn. So your book has been a gift by me to many people. I feel it’s a small investment I can make in the lives of my friends and family.

I found you when I was at my lowest. I reached up to God for mercy and he led me to you. Don’t mean to sound overly dramatic but it’s true.

People who know me are amazed at the transformation. They say i look ten years younger. I have 11 grandkids and can actually keep up with them.

I raise about 40 chickens on non-GMO feed and sell excess eggs to help pay for the feed. I have a huge garden that I use fresh and for my ferments. The grandkids can’t wait to come to grandma’s and pick carrots, peas, tomatoes, peppers, or whatever grandma lets them pick. Life is good.

Anyway, thanks and God bless you.