Cultured Food Life

Cultured Food Life

Discover how to make and serve delicious probiotic foods and improve your overall health with Donna Schwenk. In her weekly radio show “Cultured Food Life” (new episodes every Tuesday at 1pm Pacific), Donna will de-mystify different probiotic foods such as kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables, and share how to add these foods into your diet. As a teacher and writer, Donna works with thousands of people to open the door to a world of foods that can help improve an array of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, and IBS. In her down-to-earth and informative style, Donna will walk you through the basic preparation techniques and teach you how to make these delicious probiotic recipes at home. You can find out all about Donna on her web site https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/... Show More

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I have met hundreds of people who are now on gluten-free diets. My daughter used to be one of them. Gluten pain can make life difficult. How can this grain that has been around since time began suddenly wreak such havoc on so many individuals? I was never one to do something without understanding the reasoning behind it. Listen to learn what I discovered.

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October 1, 2019 29 min

Is kombucha good for you? Is it alcoholic? I've been drinking kombucha for almost two decades. During year two, I stopped drinking it for three months because I read an article online from someone supposedly in the know who thought it was bad for you. Tune in to find out what I discovered.

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I love my microbes and all they do for me. I used to think that my liver was mostly responsible for filtering and removing compounds from within my body but my gut bacteria do 50% of the job. Listen and learn how to help your body and live a healthier life.

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September 17, 2019 23 min

Fermented Garlic is a MUST-have for your refrigerator! It's a wonderful medicine-like food and making it a part of your diet can work wonders for many health concerns. Learn 19 ways you can use fermented garlic and stay healthy!

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September 10, 2019 26 min

I have seen many people benefit from kefir, and this includes non-dairy kefir. So many people need a dairy-free version, so we created just about every kind of non-dairy kefir we could think of. We have 16 in all and I want to tell you which ones I like the best and how to make it thick like yogurt!

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August 27, 2019 23 min

Having plenty of digestive enzymes is one of the keys to optimal health. Learn how to give your body what you need to absorb and break down your food into micro- and macro-nutrients that can then be absorbed and used by your body. Listen to today's podcast to learn how.

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We all know that food choice can drastically impact health symptoms. Changing your diet and reducing symptoms is really important, but avoiding a lot of foods that cause symptoms only temporarily removes the problem. There is more you can do but you need to understand what's happening and how to fix it. Check out today's podcast for more info.

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If you love cheese, then you really need to learn to make kefir cheese. It's crazy easy, filled with probiotics, and you can use it in a million different ways. Let me show you how easy, fun and life-changing it can be.

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August 6, 2019 22 min

Americans use to spent 17.5 percent of their income on food and 5.2 percent of national income on health care. Since then, those numbers have flipped. Spending on food has fallen to 9.9 percent, while spending on healthcare has climbed to 16 percent of national income. What has changed and what can we do?

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You don't need to add tons of cultured foods to your diet to see benefits, and I am going to show you how easy it is. It might surprise you that small amounts can make a big difference.

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Low-carb and Keto diets are very popular right now. I think we're all different, and what works for one doesn't always work for another. This is why I love cultured foods. They fit into any diet, but you need to know a couple of things to do it right. Check out the podcast to learn how. Episode link: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/episode-89-low-carb-cultured-foods/ References I talked about: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/my-... Read more

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When you and I find the courage and strength to be better in any regard, we help everyone around us. This goes for every area of our lives and even what we eat. You have trillions of hitchhikers that live in and on you, and they play a huge role in keeping you healthy. Your home, too, is covered in your bacteria, and every room is teeming with your unique bacterial signature. The post Episode 88: Microbes That Change Your Home in 2... Read more

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We have two guests on today's podcast, Kristen and Christopher Shockey. They'll be talking about their new book, Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments. Learn the many health benefits and history of these superfoods, and why you should have them in your diet. The post Episode 87: Learn More About Miso, Tempeh, and Natto! appeared first on Cultured Food Life.

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When people say they have indigestion, heartburn, or acid stomach, often these can come from having low stomach acid. There is a surprising remedy for this. Symptoms are warning signs from the body and heeding their calls can change everything. The post Episode 86: Got an Acidic Stomach? The Surprising Remedy appeared first on Cultured Food Life.

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Your cultures (kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and water kefir) are all living organisms and need to be cared for just like a pet. I love them like family and have found ways to take care of them when I go on vacation. I can teach you how to keep them thriving and healthy even when you're gone. The post Episode 85: What to Do With Your Cultures While You’re on Vacation appeared first on Cultured Food Life.

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Coconut water is one of my favorite drinks! It is fast, super easy to make, and wow is it good for you. Listen and check out the many health benefits and why drinking this can help with anxiety, kidney stones, blood pressure, and more. It's bubbly, tangy, and delicious! The post Episode 84: The Many Reasons I Drink Coconut Water Kefir appeared first on Cultured Food Life.

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Sauerkraut is an incredible food. I teach people to make it at all my classes. I received letters and posts from people who are undergoing chemo and finding help with kraut and other cultured foods. Check out the new research on sauerkraut and cancer! The post Episode 83: Fermented Sauerkraut and Breast Cancer appeared first on Cultured Food Life.

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Everybody knows its important to eat healthily but why don't we do it? It's important to understand the science of the body and the mind that will assist us to help us reach our goals. Tune in to learn two easy ways to start on the road to wellness. The post Episode 82: Two Ways to Change Your Beliefs About Food and Transform Your Life appeared first on Cultured Food Life.

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Many people wonder if probiotic pills provide the same benefit as probiotic foods since they seem to be marketed in the same way—healthy bacteria for our guts. Probiotic foods work significantly better because of their construction. Tune in to listen and learn more. The post Episode 81: Are Probiotic Foods Stronger Than Supplements? appeared first on Cultured Food Life.

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Your body is a host to trillions of microbes. These microbes can influence your health and your joints in a powerful way. Check out the podcast to learn more. The post Episode 80: Can Your Gut Heal Your Joints? appeared first on Cultured Food Life.

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