"Trilogy" is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works.
Fermentation is an art form and each individual cultured food is, in and of itself, unique. The three foods of The Trilogy each provide different good bacteria and yeasts that enhance the trillions of bacteria in the body and allow them to thrive, grow, and multiply. This allows you, the host, the opportunity to heal disease, remove pathogens, enhance digestion, make serotonin, and experience a multitude of other opportunities for healing that otherwise would not have been possible. This is what I call ~ The Trilogy
The Trilogy is my secret weapon. It has changed my life and so many other lives. What is The Trilogy? Three magic and powerful foods that I consume every day without fail. They are kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables; and they bring me more joy than I can express in words. This is the thing I noticed the most when I taught others about cultured foods - when they consumed one of these foods they would get better, but when they consumed all three, they seemed to thrive! These three foods (kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables) are unique unto themselves and each food contains a different set of bacteria and yeasts that we need to thrive and feel alive.
These foods are powerful and they will train you to eat them because of what they can do. I have noticed that the homemade versions are much stronger and the benefits more, as compared to store-bought versions. I highly recommend that you try to make your own. The Trilogy is something I eat every day, and I want to share it with others because it will change you, too.
“May you live every day of your life.”Jonathan Swift
Three Foods That Changed My Life
Homemade kefir has over 50 good bacteria and yeasts. It is so powerful that I recommend people consume only small amounts when they first start kefir, so as not to overwhelm their body with good bacteria. These bacteria are strong and will go to work killing pathogens and bad bacteria, making some individuals uncomfortable. You can read more about that on this blog post: The Healing Crisis.
Kefir and its special bacteria will make you its home and keep things in balance for you. It will add probiotics to any kind of milk, whether it be cow, goat, coconut, or almond milk. It will transform the milk, increasing vitamins and nutrient absorption, and it will do this sitting on your counter in a glass jar while you go about your day. Then when you consume it, you will find it will digest your food, reduce inflammation, make elimination a breeze, and, well, the list is so long it would take this entire page to explain it all. It transformed me and I don't go a day without it. It was the first cultured food I started with and the one that changed me the most.
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My, my, my, how I love this fermented tea. Talk about powerful! It is a wonder drink and there is nothing else like it on the market. It helps remove toxins through the kidney, liver, and the bowels. You might notice, as I did, that kombucha can help you lose a lot of excess water weight. It helps you eliminate the excess swelling and fluid that accumulates in your tissues from chemically laden foods and alcohol.
I was talking with a friend this weekend and he noticed the same thing. On the weekends, he tends to drink a lot of alcohol; and if he doesn't have his kombucha, he will retain a lot of fluids. The body tends to do this when it has a lot of toxins. On weekdays when he goes back to drinking his kombucha, he will release the water weight and easily lose five pounds. This does not surprise me because kombucha will assist your liver in removing toxins that have accumulated. Kombucha will also help relieve the water retention that often happens when the body protects the organs by holding on to water when under stress or a heavy toxic load.
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Everybody knows that vegetables are so, so good for you - but when you ferment vegetables, they become even more powerful. Let me tell you my little story about these veggies. I went on a trip and didn't have my cultured veggies for two weeks. I ate everything imaginable under the sun and enjoyed it all. Delicacies and desserts and, well, I was having a good time but having very little, if any, cultured foods. My body has become accustomed to these foods and without them, I am fine for a while; but after a week or two, it revolts. I think it actually gets mad at me and will create symptoms to get my attention. I will get red rashes on my fingers and body odor occurs which I don't have often since this is caused by bad bacteria. My stomach will start to feel bloated and, well . . . let's just say that elimination is not as pleasant as it can be. But the worst thing of all is that I get grouchy and cranky. Yeah, my family makes sure that I eat my cultured foods. But as soon as I have as little as a large spoonful of cultured vegetables, my insides do a happy dance and the cultured vegetables start working inside of me. Believe you me, in a day or two I can feel it, see it, smell it, and know it. They will clean me out, and then some. Talk about housecleaning! They go at it, removing all the inappropriate food debris and making me feel great again.
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One More Thing I Take Everyday
If you’re trying to get healthy, then probiotic foods can make a world of difference. Adding a prebiotic (which is food for your bacteria) will make the good bacteria grow like crazy and supercharge your probiotics. Prebiotics are just as important as probiotics, and you should use them together. Prebiotics naturally reside in all kinds of fruits, vegetables, and some nuts and other foods. However, we found some of the strongest sources of prebiotics and placed them in an easy to use powder form.
Without prebiotics, your good bacteria could never grow like it’s supposed to. Eating cultured probiotic foods adds colonies of bacteria to your gut. Adding prebiotics to your diet makes these colonies grow and grow, crowds out pathogens, and helps to reestablish the balance of good bacteria in strong numbers. Essentially, prebiotics serve as fertilizer for the bacteria in your colon. This can help strengthen your immune system to resist infections and viruses. It also helps to remove toxins and a host of other things that your bacteria is designed to do. But if you don’t have the healthy strains of good bacteria from cultured foods, as well as the prebiotics to make them grow, your gut flora can’t change into what it needs to be.
Put it in your kefir!
Prebio Plus is easy to use:
- Add Prebio Plus - to any food or beverage, hot or cold.
- Add Prebio Plus - to kefir or cultured veggies while they're culturing. You can even add it after they're done for an extra boost.
- Add Prebio Plus - to your kefir to make it super creamy. If your kefir has over-separated, Prebio Plus helps to make it creamy again.
- Add Prebio Plus - to salad dressing or condiments such as kombucha mayo or kefir cheese for an added probiotic boost.
- Add Prebio Plus - to your morning coffee or tea. Start your inner bacteria off to a running start at the beginning of the day!
- Add Prebio Plus - to baked goods. Or just sprinkle it on top of salads or even toast and jam.
Put it in your cultured veggies!
Weight Loss and Prediabetes
When overweight adults took 21 grams of inulin per day, their hunger hormone levels decreased and their fullness hormone levels increased.
In another 18-week study, forty-four prediabetic individuals consumed either inulin or cellulose (another type of fiber) supplementation. Each one had four visits to a dietitian to obtain a 5% weight loss, which they all achieved by week 9. Those taking inulin lost significantly more weight between 9 and 18 weeks and scored better on liver tests, blood sugar, and lipid profile independent of weight loss. There are many more studies that indicate that inulin can also help with weight loss. Increasing your consumption of these special fibers helps to keep you healthy in so many ways. 
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Three foods that provide different good bacteria and yeasts that enhance the trillions of bacteria in the body and allow them to thrive, grow, and multiply. This allows you, the host, the opportunity to heal disease, remove pathogens, enhance digestion, make serotonin, and experience a multitude of other opportunities for healing that otherwise would not have been possible. This is what I call ~ The Trilogy