Drink fermented and cultured beverages for a natural antiviral and antifungal tonic that is a great preventative for colds and flu.
Sip kefir to improve lactose intolerance and protect and nourish intestinal cells.
Make fermented and cultured beverages part of your beauty regimen for healthy, glowing skin and their natural detoxification benefits.
Enjoy 75 recipes for cultured drinks such as kombucha, kefir, herbal and medicinal ferments, and cultured smoothies you can brew at home, including Cayenne Lemon Kombucha, Blueberry Basil Kefir, Beet Kvass, Kiwi Soda, Ginger & Turmeric Fermented Tea, Morning Liver Tonic, Berry Rooibos Kombucha, and Sweet Potato Soda.
About the Author
Meg's interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine have shaped her career and lifestyle, and in her practice she specialises in women's and children's health, along with digestive disorders and detoxification. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, and does this through workshops, consultations and her website My Wholefood Romance.
Meg Thompson is a practicing naturopath, cook, mother, whole foods blogger, businesswoman, and health advocate who lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Meg's interest in health, food, and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, Meg completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition, and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice where she specializes in digestive, women's, and children's health.
As her practice grew, Meg gradually became inundated by patients who either had become disconnected from food and its role in maintaining health and preventing disease or had struggled to overcome food allergies and lifestyle-induced illnesses.
Finding that most of her clinical practice centered on educating patients on the benefits of a diet diverse in fresh and whole foods, Meg sought to share her views and passion with a larger audience through her blog, www.mywholefoodromance.com.
Meg's research and writings have regularly affirmed the value of ancient food preparations, such as fermentation, on health. Using her own home as a laboratory, Meg experimented with the exotic and often eccentric range of fermented cultures and colonies and discovered that it was easy to create foods that support digestion, immunity, and well-being through fermentation, returning essential bacteria and enzymes to her family's diet.
This book represents that research, and Meg's journey.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Fermenting for Healthy Digestion 12
Chapter 2 Culturing a Healthy Immune System 50
Chapter 3 Cultured Cleansing: Fermented Beverages for Detoxification and Liver Health 72
Chapter 4 Culturing a Fertile Body, Healthy Children, and a Healthy Gut from Birth 92
Chapter 5 Culturing for Radiant Skin and a Healthy Mind 122
Chapter 6 Botanical Fermentation: Cultured Herbs for Basic Health Conditions 148
Chapter 7 Tools of the Trade and Frequently Asked Questions 174
About the Author 187