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Fermented Food

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Countless autoimmune and inflammatory disease and conditions have been linked to poor gut health. Chronic fatigue syndrome, type I diabetes, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, IBS, lupus, multiple sclerosis, kidney problems and urinary conditions are among the countless illnesses that are strongly impacted by your gut bacteria. Besides the physical ailments, mood disorders and symptoms like anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, hyperactivity, depressed mood, even Autism is affected.

Health and balanced gut bacteria is vital for both physical and emotional well-being. One easy way to boost your gut health is by adding fermented foods to your diet. Benefits of consuming fermented foods and drinks include:

Improved digestion

Balanced and restored gut bacteria – this can help with gluten intolerance, constipation, allergies, yeast infections, asthmas, even mood

Fermented foods are rich in enzymes that help your body break down, absorb and use nutrients

The fermenting process increases the vitamin content of your food

Consuming fermented foods boost absorption of nutrients, meaning you will require less of those expensive vitamins you’ve been taking to supplement your diet

Fermented foods and drinks are rich in probiotics. Probiotics have been found to heal many illnesses, as well as boosting digestive health and immune functioning

Fermented foods are budget friendly, and they last for months without the loss of nutrients that comes from other methods of preserving food

Enjoy a glass of Kombucha tea, garnish your meal with sauerkraut and pickles, and restore your health!

Flavorful, Tender & Delicious: Grass-fed Beef Brisket

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Delicious, Slow-Cooked Grass-fed Beef Brisket
Ingredients
  • 1 large grass-fed beef brisket
  • ¼ to ½ cup white vinegar or tomato juice (tenderizes the meat)
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • Worcestershire sauce (opt for a natural recipe with no added sugars)
  • Ground pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Other spices to taste

Optional: Carrots, potatoes, and an apple

Instructions
  1. Place in large roasting pan
  2. Pierce brisket across the grain ever 1/2 inch or so to tenderize
  3. Pour Worcestershire sauce and raw honey over the brisket
  4. Season to taste with pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and other spices – don’t use salt, it will make the brisket tough
  5. Cover pan and put in fridge for 12-24 hours
  6. In the morning, place brisket in the oven, keep covered, and cook at 300 degrees and cook for 8-10 hours (40 minutes per pound of meat)
  7. Baste every hour or so (not required)
  8. Optional: Halfway through, add potatoes, carrots and 1 apple (for the juices/flavor)
  9. When fully cooked, remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Slice against the grain in thin slices and enjoy!