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Your Microbes Want This Coffee


When we were healing my daughter’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) many years ago, I didn’t realize that, along with cultured foods, we were including a powerful addition that made a huge difference in her recovery. I actually just discovered this in the past year, and it has opened an entirely new world for me.

Maci and coffee

The Power of Prebiotics

Maci always loved coffee, but her gut couldn’t handle it (along with a bunch of other foods she had become allergic to). I found her a replacement for coffee which she loved. She drank this every day, sometimes several times daily. At the time I didn’t realize this special drink, called Faux’ Joe, actually had several prebiotics (food for bacteria) in it which were feeding the good bacteria in her gut. If you want to change and heal quickly, then add prebiotics along with cultured foods and watch how fast your body responds and brings balance. The combination of cultured foods consumed with every meal along with this prebiotic drink made her gut heal and her food allergies became a thing of the past.  This particular tea had a blend of the prebiotics barley, dandelion root, chicory root, along with just a touch of carob, coconut, and cinnamon, and was delicious. Dandelion root, chicory root, and barley are all prebiotics that helped her flora grow, flourish, and heal. Since that time, I have found a few more coffees and herbal coffees that all have prebiotics in them, and they are so yummy. I have one of these every day. One word of caution – there is speculation that prebiotics can be food for harmful pathogens too. This hasn’t been proven, but just to be safe, always make sure you have cultured foods in your day when you consume prebiotics so you will be feeding the right strains of bacteria and not the harmful ones.

The really cool thing is that some of these prebiotics in these drinks cannot be killed by heat, so you can drink them hot or cold. I really love coffee, but since I have found these I have switched because they have prebiotics, no caffeine, and taste fantastic! One more thing you can do if you don’t want to give up your coffee is to consume the prebiotic Prebio Plus. Add just a scoop to your coffee and it adds prebiotics to your drink and has just a hint of sweetness that you will really enjoy. You can find Prebio Plus in my store.

Here are a couple of my favorite drinks with prebiotics in them.


Faux’ Joe (pronounced Fo-Jo)  Coffee alternative

faux Joe copy2 A delicious, organic, healthy, caffeine-free alternative to coffee! A rich, dark, full-bodied blend of Prebiotics – roasted barley, dandelion root, chicory root and just a touch of carob, coconut, and cinnamon. Unlike many highly processed instant coffee substitutes, Faux’ Joe is a “brewable” product and can be made in a coffee maker or a french press. It tastes equally delicious served with hot frothy milk or chilled over ice. My daughter drank this when she was healing and still drinks to this day. The hint of coconut and cinnamon is a fabulous combo. It has such a unique flavor and I believe was very influential in helping to heal Maci’s gut. Click here to find where to buy it.

Teeccino Herbal Coffee

TeccinoThis is a great substitute for coffee and I love it with a splash of coconut milk. They have all kinds of flavors and claim it is America’s #1 Coffee Alternative. It is roasted and ground to brew and taste just like coffee. Coffee lovers will like Teeccino’s nutritious health benefits with its natural energy boost. The prebiotics included in each cup are barley, dandelion root, and chicory root.   If you are gluten free, they have a barley-free Teecino. Click here to find where to buy it.

So these are the things I drink and include in my life. You’re going to be hearing a lot more from me about prebiotics in the posts to come. They are every bit as important as the probiotics in cultured foods and they will help build your good bacteria into a mighty army to make you healthy and strong! If I can help you find cultured foods and prebiotics to replace some of the unhealthy versions of food, eventually the good bacteria will grow, crowd out the pathogens, and change your cravings and taste buds. And before you know it, you’ll be craving foods that love you back! It’s my underlying plan. If you hang with me, eventually my powerful belief in your bacteria and your body’s ability to heal you will win out. Me and my microbes are a powerful combo, and together we want to change the world for the better, so . . .  resistance – is futile. I will convince you sooner or later, just you wait and see!


11 Responses to "Your Microbes Want This Coffee"
  1. My experience is that if you have a gut dybiosis, that taking prebiotics will cause gas and bloating, so it is fairly straightforward to determine. You need to stop until your gut has healed, otherwise you will be very uncomfortable. Once your gut is healed, you can take prebiotics at will. Hope this helps.

    • Yes, I love my “reishi coffee”!! I have been playing around with chaga, maca, and cacao, too. Great alternatives to coffee.

  2. Are these safe during pregnancy? Wondering specifically about the Faux Joe with the different herbs etc. Thanks!

  3. Have you tried Dandy Blend? Ingredients are extracts of roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root and sugar beet. It’s not sweet although says it has some sweetness from the roasting process – just an instant powder. Curious if it fits your standards for prebiotic?

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