November 21st, 2011 | Our Food, Probiotics, bacteria, brain, gut, immune, inflammatory, micro-organisms, nervous system, probiotics, symbiotic, vagus
Every day I see more information coming out about the amazing variety of ways in which beneficial microbes assist the human body in healing, absorbing nutrients, functioning, interacting, and much more. Our relationship with these tiny organisms is so intricately twined that we still have a long way to go in teasing it apart. In the meantime, we are better off approaching the whole system with honor and respect as suggested by Michael Schmidt and many others. The quality of the soil is what will effect the quality of the plants growing on it as well as the animals then raised on the plants. If the whole cycle is understood and worked with we have a world of wonders, but if we think we can kill and sanitize everything we will find we have killed and poisoned ourselves as well. We are just big bags of micro-organisms in the end.
Microbes may play crucial role in human health, researchers discovering
“Gut bacteria have figured out a way to network with our immune system so it doesn’t attack them,” said Sarkis K. Mazmanian of the California Institute of Technology.
The microbiota apparently sends signals that dampen the “inflammatory response,” a crucial defense also thought to play a role in a variety of diseases, including many forms of cancer, the “metabolic syndrome” caused by obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
October 28th, 2011
I've said over and over again that our leaders are literally insane because they are infested with parasitic microorganisms (similar to this parasitic fungi that brainwashes ants). Now we are seeing the true depths of their blind madness. They are so obsessed with controlling everything they can't s ...
October 19th, 2011
Michael Schmidt is “willing to die if it’s necessary” for responsible food freedom.
That’s what raw milk farmer and activist Michael Schmidt said today at a Queen’s Park news conference in response to a question from a Toronto Star reporter.
Of course dying for the cause wouldn’t b ...
August 4th, 2009
I stumbled across this really practical and well done video on how to make water kefir. Although I have been reading about kefir for years, I hadn't had an opportunity to make it myself until this year when my sister brought some up to me from a friend who had given her some. This stuff is fantastic ...
August 3rd, 2009
Published August 2009 in Healthy Options magazine, New Zealand
Recipe for homemade lacto-fermented dill pickles.
Lactic Acid Fermentation: Symbiotic Man's Secret Ingredient for Health and Longevity
Many years ago, I worked at the Inya Lake Hotel in Myanmar which also does catering and event ...
March 13th, 2009
Mutual assistance enriches even the poor. - Chinese Proverb
A couple years ago I finally had a chance to start making kombucha. My sister had gotten a hold of a kombucha mother/starter (known as a SCOBY - Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) while doing a house call, (she's a nurse). Kombucha ...