Americans in general are in nutritional crisis. Sixty years ago our whole culture was hijacked by man-made manufactured foods that are now making us sick. My heart breaks as I watch us try to deal with the confusion. We did not make this problem but it will be up to us to pull together and find our way through if we are to thrive. The positive aspect of this malfunction with our food source is that it has forced so many of us to live our lives in new ways, to learn to identify the ways we have disconnected with Nature and how to reconnect.
“Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.”
(Robin Wall Kimmer, “The Teaching Of Plants”).
There is no better way to wake up to the miraculous way the natural world works than indulging in live unpasteurized fermented foods. Microbial cultures are essential to life’s processes, such as digestion and immunity. We humans are in a symbiotic relationship with these single-cell life forms.
Microflora, as they are often called, digest food into nutrients our bodies can absorb, protect us from potentially dangerous organisms and boost the immune system. Fermentation improves the bio-availability of minerals present in food as well as creating new nutrients. As the micro-organisms go through their life cycle, microbial cultures create a spectrum of B vitamins. Wow, right!!!
Probiotics, the friendly bacteria that keep our intestinal health in balance, are not made in the body. We must extract them from external sources. From our food and drink.
That is why presently there is soooo much excitement about live fermented foods. Almost at the risk of extinction, this ancient way of making our foods more digestible and nutrient dense is taking America by storm.
WHY YOU CAN’T GET PROBIOTICS IN SUPPLEMENTS
Why is the revival of fermented foods and beverages such a hot topic? In the past many of us have relied on probiotic supplements. But too often the probiotics made by pharmaceutical companies do not match the receptors sites in our human intestines. The receptor sites do not recognize man-made probiotics.
75% of our immune system sits in the mucosal lining of our intestines. Probiotics work by sitting at receptor sites, blocking unhealthy invaders, protecting us from illness. The probiotics best suited for this task are the ones present in the air we breath. These microscopic yeasts surf through the air on dust particles. When the conditions are right, such as when you set out hand crafted kraut on the counter, these little guys latch onto your creation and the journey of fermentation begins.
!!!!!!’The birthing of new life to support life’!!!!!!
This is what is meant by our symbiotic relationship to Earth. We are a perfect match for the probiotics our planet provides. When we care for Earth, Earth cares for us. When we create our own fermented foods we embrace that memory we have known for thousands of years, but forgot. The revival of fermented foods is our reconnection with this precious support system.
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