Summary: Just sharing a fun educational event, that literally could change your health, wellness, and vitality, occurring this Sunday, February 26, 2017, in Pittsburgh should you be nearby. The FREE event is the SECOND Pittsburgh Fermentation Festival or read the Ferment Festival Facebook page. I’ll be attending and talking about how ferment consumers and vendors can become a cohort for upcoming American Gut fermenting microbiome studies! Last year I profiled many for participation and if you missed that, but still want in, or to ask me ANY question on microbiome, ferments, diet, and health, stop by my table and let’s catch up! Added onto this year’s Ferment Festival… attend the potluck night Saturday night! BONUS: See below for Cleveland Clinic, “5 Reasons You Should Add More Fermented Foods to Your Diet.” Share this post to pass on the info!
SUMMARY: Hey… listen up! You want to get SCD Cheese right because it is loaded with Nutrients & Beneficial Bacteria! Even veteran SCD consumers can get SCD cheese wrong, and that is what this post discusses — how to make certain your cheese is SCD legal! For an example of how easy it is to screw up cheese ingredients, I revised my last post SCD Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cheese, Seasoned Bread Crumbs recipe because the cheese I called out wasn’t SCD legal! At the time, I recommended Organic Valley Unprocessed American Singles Colby-Style Cheese slices with caution since I did not have a letter from Organic Valley explaining processing. WELL… I do now and it isn’t good!!! Ends up, that cheese is not SCD legal after-all because it is “not aged at all and is packaged soon after production“ (Organic Valley, dated Nov. 7, 2016). So while the ingredients listed are SCD legal, the deal breaker is in the processing. The lack of aging makes it not SCD legal because lactose (milk sugar) is not broken down in its cheese fermentation process. That’s a big deal for lots of folks. ALL healing diets (SCD, GAPS, PALEO, AIP, FODMAP…) initially eliminate lactose because most inflamed guts can not digest lactose! Actually, the lactase enzyme in our gut (which breaks down lactose) is the last to return to normal after the gut has healed (page 25, Breaking the Vicious Cycle (BTVC), Edition 13, 2010). This post also explains why eating lactose-free cheese is important (if you tolerate the casein protein). Cheese contains a whopping 10,000,000,000 or 10 billion MICROBES, and it seems they survive the gut transit ride and beneficially impact your microbiome diversity + richness… all good immune boosting stuff!
Summary: Just sharing a fun educational event, that literally could change your health, wellness, and vitality, occurring this Sunday, February 28, 2016, in Pittsburgh should you be nearby. The FREE event is Pittsburgh’s Fermentation Festival; I’ll be attending and profiling ferment consumers and vendors for consideration in upcoming American Gut fermenting microbiome studies! Stop by and fill out the questionnaire!
Be a part of this unique FREE Ferment Consumer Profile Opportunity for American Gut fermenting microbiome studies and help further the understanding of the “How” and “Why” ferments modulate our immune system! For an added bonus… attend 5 workshops and learn how to ferment while you are at the festival. The workshops are led by an incredible battery of knowledge! I’ll be sharing how to make lactose-free grassfed yogurt that is part of the healing diet protocols (PALEO (some camps), SCD, GAPS, UMass IBD-AID). Learn why fermented and traditional foods is part of WHAT EATING REAL WHOLE FOODS LOOKS LIKE. For a start, read below for Cleveland Clinic’s 5 reasons why you should be consuming ferments.
SUMMARY: Aggressive Preventative Medicine means preserving the microbiome you have and restoring any loss incurred. See how far that thought goes with your doctor! Diet really does work to alter the microbiome and can help to restore loss of microbiome; for example, fermented kimchi actually positively impacted metabolic syndrome factors including systolic and diastolic blood pressures, percent body fat, fasting glucose, and total cholesterol.
⇒⇒ This post teaches how to reduce the loss of microbiome diversity and restore such – crowding out concept.
SUMMARY: Incredulously, the latest 16S rRNA research now challenges what was thought for years to be a ‘protective,’ ‘normal,’ and healthy vaginal microbiome. Our many microbiomes ideally are “inherited” and originate from our passage through the vagina, and yet it seems a ‘healthy’ and ‘normal’ vaginal microbiome has been elusive; in fact, many women have a compromised vaginal microbiome and many are asymptomatic, or perhaps not…