Superfoods for Life, Cultured and Fermented Beverages: Heal digestion - Supercharge Your Immunity - Detoxify Your System - 75 Delicious Recipes

Superfoods for Life, Cultured and Fermented Beverages: Heal digestion - Supercharge Your Immunity - Detoxify Your System - 75 Delicious Recipes

by Meg Thompson


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Maintaining good bacteria in the body is critical to achieving a healthy gut and a healthy immune system. Fermented beverages are brimming with hard-working, beneficial bacteria that work to improve your digestion, fortify your immune system, assist detoxification, and contribute to a radiant complexion and balanced mind. Healthy bacteria is sensitive to everyday habits such as sugar, caffeine, processed foods, and toxins, and fermented beverages provide some insurance against this. It's time to get back into balance with Superfoods for Life: Cultured and Fermented Beverages. Harness the powerful benefits of this amazing traditional superfood.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592336012
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 08/15/2014
Series: Superfoods for Life Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Meg Thompson is a naturopath, holistic nutritionist, mother, health writer and wholefood cook. She has a passion for whole, real food, which she believes not only staves off hunger, but provides nourishment, joy, deliciousness and social connection.

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,

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

Introduction 8

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

Acknowledgments 186

About the Author 187

Index 188

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