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What Is Our Microbiome? Find Out In The Interest Of Better Health. Discover The Benefits Of Kefir Kombucha And Kimchi

Did You Hear About This Discovery? Our Body Is Home To About 100 Trillion Bacteria And Other Microbes, In And On Our Body Collectively Known As Our Microbiome – 10 Times The Number Of Body Cells And We Have Not Even Known About This In Western Countries Until Recent Times. But Some Countries In Europe Have Been Practicing Healthy Diets Etc To Look After It For Generations. In Doing So, It Confers Many Benefits. This Microbiome Consists Of Healthy And Unhealthy Bacteria And The Ratio Varies From Person To Person. A Healthy Microbiome Is One Of The Reasons Why Some People Are Blessed With Really Good Health. Having A Diet And Sleep And Exercise That Favours Healthy Flora (bacteria) In Your Microbiome Is A Good Way To Ensure Against Things Like Overweight And Cholesterol And Strengthen The Integrity Of Your Immune System.

Have you heard of Kefir and Kombucha, Kimchi and Sauerkraut? They are fermented drinks and food staples you feed and nurture your Microbiome with that favours healthy bacteria over unhealthy bacteria and outnumbers them. So incorporating some practices to multiply them will help them to play a dominant role for you so you enjoy better health. Hey?

Looking After Gut Flora (Bacteria)

Have you heard of our Second Brain? That's our Gut and that's why it is really good to look after our Gut Flora - if you look after your Gut Flora, it will look after You!

According To Dr Northrup MD We Need To:

Get Enough Sleep. Lack of sleep has been associated with obesity. Now, research shows that one of the reasons sleep deprivation causes weight gain is because it significantly changes your gut flora. In fact, after just two nights of sleep deprivation the gut flora of patients resembled those of people who are obese. Now, here’s the catch, your gut flora can affect your sleep patterns, so in order to get a good night’s sleep, you must improve your gut flora.

Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners. While the link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain is not clear, one thing research shows is that artificial sweeteners alter the gut bacteria in a way that causes glucose intolerance.

Include Fermented Foods In Your Diet. Fermented foods seed your gut with healthy bacteria. Eat sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, kefir, yogurt (not processed), and kombucha. These foods are rich in prebiotics. Please Note: if you have Histamine Intolerance, stay away rom fermented foods.

Remove The Sugar And Processed Foods From Your Diet. Refined carbohydrates, sugar (including alcohol), and processed foods get absorbed quickly into your small intestine without any help from your microbes. Your intestinal lining is meant to be a strong barrier between your gut and the rest of your body.

Exercise Every Day. Your gut bacteria operate best when you exercise regularly. That’s because regular exercise promotes biodiversity of your gut flora. Research shows that exercise actually increases the good bacteria in your gut!

Cleansing the bloodstream and colon

At least twice a year is one of the most important keys to maintaining true health. Ultimately we recommend a blood and colon cleansing 2 - 4 times a year. The body must have healthy, nourished blood to complete its task of feeding the cells, replacing the worn out parts, and carrying away the waste products that are produced within the bloodstream. Likewise, the colon must be cleaned out to eliminate accumulated mucous, toxins, and hardened feces in order to allow absorption of nutrients from our foods and supplements.

Benefits of fermented vegetables:

  • Improves digestion: fermenting pre-digests the food before we consume it and directly supplies our digestive tract with living cultures that are key to breaking down what we eat and making sure it assimilates into our system.
  • Balances gut flora: say “goodbye” to constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, yeast infections, allergies and ailments like asthma (linked to a lack of good bacteria in the gut)—fermented foods are loaded with the good flora our systems need to thrive.
  • Rich in enzymes: properly digest and assimilate the food/nutrients you eat with enzyme-rich fermented foods—don’t just ingest your food, absorb it.
  • Preserve your food: make sure the food you buy and grow doesn’t go to waste—fermented foods keep for months thanks to “bio-preservatives” that are created through the fermentation process (alcohol, lactic acid and acetic acid). By nature’s design, they retain nutrients and prevent spoilage.
  • Save money: fermenting foods is inexpensive, for a few dollars you have powerhouse foods that last and nourish.
  • Shed extra lbs: most of the time, extra fat on our body is stress and toxins—improve digestion and assimilation and watch the excess go “bye bye.”
  • Increased energy: consuming live, pre-digested foods adds zip to the body instead of depleting it (no labored digestion).
  • Boost immunity: when bad bacteria dominates, poorly digested food (and fungus) spread around the body and can lead to ailments like leaky gut syndrome. This increases inflammation, which manifests in numerous autoimmune disorders like arthritis and diabetes. Reset the important friendly bacteria balance, and in turn charge up your immunity.
  • Clear skin: friendly bacteria decrease the toxic load on our bodies—since our skin is one of the greatest outlets for toxins, you’ll see your skin repair and glow.
  • Improve liver function: rid the body of toxins and help assist the liver in its cleansing functions.
  • Detoxify: our beneficial bacteria pals grab hold of toxins like mercury, lead, aluminum and arsenate and makes sure they are removed from our bodies in the form of productive #2s.
  • Sharp thinking/memory: it is known that our guts are our second brain (ie: “what does your gut say?”), heal the gut and say goodbye to mental fog, depression and anxiety.

ADDING KEFIR TO OUR DIET

KEFIR IS NOT TO BE MISTAKEN WITH YOGURT

Benefits of Kefir:

Helps to establish gut flora

Extremely important to maintaining body systems

Resulting in “healthy flora” making up to 80% of the GI tract

This helps to protect our Immune System in a natural way.

Kefir will help your gut to regain this equilibrium – fostering better health.

Your Immune System will function much better.

Unchecked candida – where it dominates – can often cause frequent headaches and cloudy thinking.

WHAT CAN KOMBUCHA DO?

Promotes Healthy Bacteria in the Gut

Rebalances Homeostasis in the Body

Detoxify the Liver – Happy Liver = Happy Mood

Boosts Metabolism

Improves Digestion and Bowel Function

Rebuilds Connective Tissue

Boosts Energy – Helps with Chronic Fatigue

Reduces Blood Pressure

Relieves Headache and Migraine

Reduces Occurrence and Size of Kidney Stones

Deals with Free Radicals that damage Cells

Aids Healthy Cell Regeneration

Improves Eyesight

Heals Eczema – can be applied topically to soften the skin

Helps with Arthritis, Gout, Asthma, Rheumatism

Reduce gray hair

Prevents Arteriosclerosis

Speeds Healing of Ulcers

Helps to Clear-up Candida and Yeast Infections

Lowers Glucose Levels (prevents Energy Spikes)

Delicious Spicy Kimchi!

Kimchi is a traditional Korean recipe that can be adapted many ways, with a variety of vegetables. 

You can find delicious Recipes on my website Health and Inspirations HERE You will see Webmenus at the top of your Screen. Go to the Copy Me That Collection in the Tasty Recipes Menu and type what you Kefir, Kombucha or Kimchi in the Searchbar of the Webpage that comes up.

For Kimchi: Start with cabbage (always a great base) and change the veggies to what You like. Try adding chili peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, burdock root, even apples to the mix.

BENEFITS OF KIMCHI IN OUR DIET

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Contains Healthy Bacteria And Probiotics For The Overall Wellness Of Your Body

Because kimchi is fermented, like yogurt, it contains “healthy bacteria” called lactobacilli that aids in the digestion process of your body. Another amazing by-product of its fermentation process are the probiotics can also fight off various infections in your body.

Lowers Cholesterol Levels

If you’re suffering from high blood pressure or a high cholesterol amount in your blood, don’t fret. The garlic found in kimchi contains allicin and selenium – both of which are helpful in decreasing the cholesterol reserves of the body. In addition, these substances also indirectly help you prevent chances of developing stroke or other cardiovascular diseases of any kind, due to its prevention of plaque build-up in the walls of your arteries.

Facilitates Healthy Body Development And Clear Vision

A 100-gram serving of kimchi has 18% of the daily value of vitamin A, if we consider the 2,000-calorie per day diet. Aside from vitamin A being an antioxidant which can help get rid of free radicals in your body that cause cancer, the benefits of kimchi are not limited to this only. This same vitamin A is significant in developing a healthy body, including in embryos; it’s also helpful in the maintenance of clear and healthy eyesight.

Produces Radiant Skin And Shiny Hair

Kimchi doesn’t just make your inner beauty shine through – it makes your outer appearance appear excellent as well. Because the selenium found in garlic in kimchi keeps your skin and hair healthy, eating kimchi helps you prevent wrinkles in the long run. Also, selenium is a relevant part of glutathione, a booster that reconstitutes vitamin C and preserves it, thereby making it stronger and more effective in the body.

Prevents Stomach Cancer

Professor Miri Kim of the Food Nutrition Department in Chungnam National University discovered Chinese cabbage and radish found in kimchi contain bio-chemicals such as isocyanate and sulfide helpful in detoxifying heavy metals found in your liver, small intestine and kidney. These bio-chemicals, particularly isocyanate, are studied to be able to prevent stomach cancer as well.

Slows Down The Aging Process

Ever wondered why Koreans look young for their age? This is just one of the many benefits of kimchi you can consider: kimchi, after two weeks of being fermented, is rich in anti-oxidants which decrease the rate of aging of the skin. It also inhibits cell oxidation, making you look carefree and relaxed, even though you’re under a lot of stress.

Helps You Lose Weight

150 grams of kimchi contains only 40 calories. But it’s not limited to this – kimchi helps carbohydrate metabolism to aid you in losing weight. Additionally, the capsaicin found in chili peppers in this Korean dish boosts your metabolism and makes you use the excess energy in your body, thereby increasing weight loss.

Prevents The Occurrence Of Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcer is commonly caused by Helicobacter pylori, a Gram-negative bacteria found in the stomach. How can we stop its growth? By eating kimchi. Kimchi contains leuconostoc mensenteroides which produce dextrin, a substance important to stop the growth of H. pylori in your body!

Boosts Your Immunity

Professor Rina Yu of the Food and Nutrition Department in the University of Ulsan found out kimchi causes the immune cells to be more active and the antibodies to be more abundant. Eating a high cholesterol diet can give 55% immune cell activity, a normal diet can give 68% but a high cholesterol diet plus kimchi can give 75%.

Most people like to have one or two spoons of Kimchi placed with other food on a plate or in a bowl as an accompaniment.

CAUTION: PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY FERMENTED FOODS OF ANY KIND IN YOUR DIET IF YOU HAVE Histamine Intolerance

Did you know that most Probiotic Supplements available are Not Active Anymore? Because shelf-life diminishes the Activity in the Cultures? The same applies to most 'Cultured Yoghurts' you buy from Stores. You would be better making your own Fresh Yoghurt. Kefir is even more beneficial - you can even make Water Kefir like a natural fizzy drink and add a small amount of Ginger and/or Fresh Fruit Juice to it. The possibilities with Fermented Drinks and Foods are endless. ENJOY!

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COME AGAINST THE TIDE OF COMMERICIALISM THAT FLOODS THE SUPERMARKET SHELVES and COMPROMISES or ATTACKS ATTACKS OUR HEALTH.

WATCH OUT FOR THE YOGURTS WITH SUGAR or SYNTHETIC SWEETENERS, THEY WILL NOT WORK.

WATCH OUT FOR THE KOMBUCHER PRODUCTS WITH Erythritol ADDED and READ MY POST ON THAT SWEETENER HERE.

The Secret to Increasing the Diversity of Gut Microbes
Dr. Eric Berg DC 12.58 Mins
(A Very Proficient Health Advocate)

WATCH OUT FOR YOGURTS THAT CLAIM TO HAVE CULTURES IN THEM WHICH HAVE EXPIRED (they're lifeless and have lost their Vitality) THEY WILL NOT WORK. SAME APPLIES TO MANY PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN SITTING ON THE SHELVES TOO LONG (I don't care what they say the date is) SO GO FOR A PROVEN REPUTABLE PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT OR MAKE YOUR OWNS PROBIOTIC FOODS TO DERIVE BENEFITS MENTIONED ON THIS PAGE. HAVE FUN!

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