September 10th, 2013 | Cultured Foods, D.I.Y., Healing, health, homemade, kefir, microorganism, probiotic, quantum, relationship, symbiotic
I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference entitled Brain Solutions. I was excited to see that Natasha Trenev was one of the speakers and would be filling us in on recent advances in the understanding of the gut-brain-microbe axis. But as the conference went on I felt increasingly annoyed by the hyping of expensive products.
As those of you who follow this blog know, I am nearly as skeptical of the supplement industry as I am of the pharmaceutical industry (depending on the product). I prefer to find ways for us to take care of our own health as much as possible without the addition of a middle man to sell us overpriced gimmicks. Don’t get me wrong, it is true that our world is so contaminated and the soil so depleted that it is often necessary to use some kind of a supplement (nascent iodine is one I feel is necessary in our increasingly radioactive world).
Take probiotics for example. In the past 3 years or so the amount of information coming out about the importance of probiotics for our health is mind-boggling, and I fully appreciate the studies and research put into this area. Natasha Trenev is one of the leaders in this field, in fact she was the one who promoted the term ‘probiotic’ in the first place. I have a lot of respect for Natasha Trenev, therefore I don’t want to belittle the work she has done, but I disagree with the idea that homemade probiotics are not as good as the ones that have been scientifically engineered to be sold to us at high prices.
November 21st, 2011
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 ...
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 ...