Patients often consult me with questions about their health. Many of the questions revolve around diet, water filtration, exercise, chiropractic, finding a good chiropractor, eating right, lifestyle, food supplements, obesity, vitamins, superfoods, even kombucha tea–basically anything imaginable to help them avoid sickness or recover from an illness.
Hungry vegetarians can also opt to enjoy the homemade vegan chili or a cool fresh fruit smoothie. Kombucha is made on site from an ancient Kombucha mother.
Although I live in a tightly packed city, I’m lucky to have a backyard and be able to have an awesome compost tumbler. I realize it’s not as easy for others to do, so worm composting is definitely the way to go. It’s ideal for apartment dwellers to try out and see the results for themselves. You’ll nearly cut your garbage in half, and you’ll have some super-fertile compost to use in your garden, or give to someone else that does.
Previous to my illness I had experimented with cutting out cows milk, and keeping yogurt, or just having goats milk products. This had helped but not significantly enough. When I was well again, I experimented with reintroducing dairy products but the results were always the same – when I ate milk products I got dermatitis. The reaction was actually pretty quick; within 2 hours of eating some sort of dairy I’d start feeling itchy and a little wet pimple would appear. As hard as it was giving up dairy (I used to love love love yogurt, ice cream and various French and Italian cheeses), a whole new, exciting clear-skinned world opened up to me.
Having always wanted to try canning goods myself, when I saw Alan’s stand Edible Alchemy I stopped to see what he had in his mason jars. Turns out he had several types of saurkraut, all made naturally and by him. Everything from traditional to eclectic for every type of meal. Plus, he had his version of daiquiri factory in Houston, which I couldn’t quite remember what it was. I knew it was supposed to be crunchie-cool to eat but not much more. Alan explained that it’s about growing bacteria and yeast that live in the tea, eating sugar, and fermenting it. Making it a great source for probiotics.
A good nutrition tip is to try to eat more alkaline based foods and avoid acid based foods. Eating a lot of acid based foods can upset your body’s balance and make you become sick. Some good alkaline based foods are nuts artichokes and bananas just kombucha alcohol to name a few.
There are two basic types of flour: hard and soft. Soft flour is for cookies, cakes and rolls; hard flour is frequently labeled as bread flour and is intended for yeast-based recipes. Various types of whole-wheat flours are considered soft flours, by the way.
So…. get some today. It is now available ready to drink from grocers and specialty markets, or get your hands on a Kombucha culture and brew your own.