Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ramble in the Woods - Thoughts on Sauerkraut

One of the biggest milestones on my personal journey to health occurred when I stumbled across sauerkraut and its benefits.  Sauerkraut is a food I had never eaten willingly, had no intention of EVER having as a part of my diet, and certainly had no plan to ever make the stuff.  Happily, as I continued my research into this amazing food, my head changed.

Certainly, my taste buds did not change overnight.  However, the miraculous properties of this food convinced me to try to incorporate it into our lives.  We quit buying probiotics and Obadiah and I figured out to mix the sauerkraut into salsa and sour cream, then eat it with chips.  Over time we developed an appreciation for the taste and texture of this soured, lacto fermented food.  We also found that we did not seem to need the probiotics.... as long as we continued to eat lots of these foods and to take it easy on the  sugars and simple carbs.

We had long since changed out all of our oils, so we were getting coconut oil every day somewhere.  This helps so much.  Coconut oil is just a miracle food for your gut.

Today I am going back and revisiting much of that previous research I did.  The class I am doing today is really on the practical - how to make sauerkraut.  However, I want to remember what changed my opinion in the first place.

Take control of the health of your family.  Don't subcontract it out to anyone else.  Be proactive.  Study and learn, then apply what you know to be true.

One of my big rule of thumb food ideas is..... If it is a food that COULD have been eaten in Biblical times, it is probably fine.  Could you have made sauerkraut 5000 years ago?  Yes.  It is good.  (btw... I also think butter and honey are good - raw)

I did warn you that this was a RAMBLE, didn't I  :)

Best of Health

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