Fermented Foods for Health: Use the Power of Probiotic Foods to Improve Your Digestion, Strengthen Your Immunity, and Prevent Illness

Fermented Foods for Health: Use the Power of Probiotic Foods to Improve Your Digestion, Strengthen Your Immunity, and Prevent Illness

by Deirdre Rawlings


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Fermented foods have shown to be beneficial for a number of health conditions including candida overgrowth, IBS and digestive difficulties, sugar/carb cravings, and other inflammatory disorders. What’s more, science is starting to show that our modern lifestyle of completely eschewing bacteria via pasteurized foods, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and antibiotics is actually making us more, not less, susceptible to illness and allergies. Regular inclusion of fermented foods in the diet naturally combats bad bacteria and strengthens the immune system. Fermented Foods for Health includes meal plans of fermented foods for addressing specific ailments and repairing the metabolism. Seventy-five delicious recipes show readers how to ferment everything from meats to vegetables, fruits, and dairy—and how to utilize each of them for specific health benefits such as balancing the body's PH, increasing enzyme production, and strengthening immunity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592335527
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 808,236
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Deirdre Rawlings, PhD, ND, is a naturopathic doctor, certified nutritionist, sports nutritionist, and healthy-cooking coach. She holds a PhD in holistic nutrition and a master's degree in herbal medicine. She specializes in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive challenges, food allergies, and immune rebalancing. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her online at www.foodsforfibromyalgia.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Part 1 The Medicinal Magic of Fermentation 5

Chapter 1 What Is Fermentation? 5

Chapter 2 Your Immune and Digestive Systems: Your Internal Ecosystem at Work 14

Chapter 3 How Fermented Foods Support Good Health 28

Part 2 Putting Fermented Foods to Work 49

Chapter 4 Starting Out with Cultured Food 49

Chapter 5 Changing the Way We Eat 67

Chapter 6 Meal Plans for Common Disorders 79

Part 3 Favorite Fermented Food Recipes 90

Chapter 7 Vegetables 90

Chapter 8 Fruits 113

Chapter 9 Grains and Beans 127

Chapter 10 (Non-) Dairy, Meat, and Fish 147

Chapter 11 Condiments and Relishes 173

Chapter 12 Probiotic Beverages and Tonics 180

References 192

Glossary 198

Recommended Books 202

Resources 203

About the Author 204

Acknowledgments 204

Index 205

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