Im trying to narrow down an effect Ive been experiencing as of late. Ive been taking two gel caps of fermented cod liver oil on certain days that seems to coincide with a very relaxed and low energy state. I normally sleep 6.5-7.5 hours per... (more)
I have to believe iodine and selenium is fairly important especially if consuming goitrogens and fermented vegetables. My husband and I were consuming about 1-2 pounds of COOKED goitrogenic vegetables per day with no supplemental iodine or... (more)
For me (a person with lifelong thyroid disease) the challenge in discussing things like iodine, selenium, and goitrogens is this: what may be most appropriate for a given individual with thyroid trouble depends very much on the nature of that... (more)
I really want to try kombucha and water and/or coconut kefir but for some reason I have a hard time getting myself to try them. I think the idea of eating something fermented grosses me out. My other experiences with fermented foods are... (more)
I know that heating does, but what I would like to know is if adding lemon juice to my kefir/yogurt will cause similar effect? Protein becomes denatured by both heating and adding some acid to it and that made me wonder.
Hey everybody, I've been fermenting some kraut at home, and I want to saute some of it with onions, apples, etc. Will this cooking kill off the good bacteria that I worked so hard to ferment? IOW do you only get the benefit if you eat the kraut... (more)
Kerrygold is to butter as ___ is to sauerkraut? Are there any Paleo-Friendly (or sort of friendly) sauerkraut brands? Or is it a make it yourself kind of deal? Feel free to include other fermented foods other than just sauerkraut. (more)
From my experience, "Bubbi's" brand is pretty good for "living" pickled things, including sauerkraut and pickles. Only problem is that it's not cheap. You can find them pretty easily, Whole Foods, etc. Just look in the refrigerated section where... (more)
I have some corn flour that has been treated with lime water. This is supposed to break down the kernel and help increase the bioavailability of many of the vitamins, especially B3. If I were to take this flour (also called masa harina) and soak... (more)
I'll be honest... personally it does worse things to my gut that gluten. So I avoid it, no matter how traditionally prepared. Then again, I do OK on WAPF style soaked beans which I know messes other people up. Try it and see.
I've had constipation for a long time (had it before Paleo, continue to have it now). I usually go every 3-4 days, have to strain to go, and my stools are very hard. I've read a few tips on trying fermented foods such as sauerkraut or... (more)
Chronic constipation can be a side effect of hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) so it might be worth checking with your doctor. It's a simple blood test and fairly routine. Regarding "remedies", I have had quite a bit of success with... (more)
What's a good rule of thumb for calculating Carb (sugar content) of fermented veg? I've never done a Ketogenic diet, and I want to give it a shot (for "fun") and make a lot of fermented Vegetables and fermented dairy.
Since delving into Michael Allen Smith's CriticalMAS blog, and some posts at Seth Roberts' blog, I've started incorporating more fermented foods into my diet. Previously I would take a lactobacillus supplement daily, with occasional yogurt or... (more)
There is a large amount of histamine in many fermented foods (see this Paleohacks post for more information/resources... http://paleohacks.com/questions/16088/blurry-vision-and-dairy-cheese/77099#77099 ) Too much histamine, especially in the... (more)
Since the bacteria in our gut produce some K2 as a result of fermentation, and natto (a fermented food) is very high in K2, would it make sense that kraut, kimchi, pickles, etc. have some K2 as well? K2 is the final piece in my supplementation... (more)
I hear a lot about the awesomeness of sauerkraut and kefir in restoring gut flora balance, but there isn't much love for pickles, which happen to be the only fermented food I like. I just bought a jar of Bubbie's (boobies?) dill pickles, which,... (more)
Ok, so I've been enjoying the benefits of a paleo-style diet for a while. I foray into more neolithic diet only in a few areas. The first of those is dairy. I do eat some fermented dairy (raw-milk yogurt, Greek-style), cheese (mostly hard... (more)
I drink it sometimes as a substitute for kombucha actually. Yeah, I caught the kombucha addiction after giving up soda. Kevita is a much better choice since it has about half the carbs of most brands of kombucha. It's definitely better than soda,... (more)
Are fermented grains low in starch, higher in sugars? I know that, with milk, a 24 hour fermentation time will result in nearly all the lactose being converted to simple sugars (or I think acids too). Does similar happen with all the starch in... (more)
I have been eating sauerkraut for awhile and would like to try some more fermented foods. I noticed a variety of Kimchi available by the sauerkraut at my Vitamin Cottage. What is good to eat with kimchi???how do you eat it? Is it good?
You've hit the motherload! Oh yum yum Kimchi! Just pull it out of your fridge, put some in a bowl, or throw the container on the table, and go to town. It's good with eggs, all proteins, make cauliflower fried rice and toss some in with some of... (more)
So I love to ferment, and, especially in the summertime, my kitchen counter is full of bubbling crocks and jars. I have been wanting to make some fermented condiments, especially ketchup, but the only recipes I can find have whey and sweeteners... (more)
I've just gotten into paleo over the past 2 months or so but I'm doing a lot of reading. I just got the Primal Blueprint, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, and Deep Nutrition from Barnes and Nobles. The WAPF and Deep Nutrition advocate... (more)
Just started to add fermented vegetables to my diet and yesterday I see this -- http://www.slate.com/id/2295964/ Anyone have any thoughts on if this holds any weight or something we should be concerned about?? (more)
I'm out of homemade sauerkraut, and it'll be a few months before cabbages are ready locally. So I'm wondering if there's any reason to buy cabbage from afar and make it, rather than just buy sauerkraut. Does anyone know whether canned or bagged... (more)
My question, especially for those of you who know you are allergic to yeast and for those of you who believe you have yeast/candida issues is: Do you react poorly to fermented food? e.g. kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, etc. What are your... (more)
I was reading an article on Mark's Daily Apple yesterday about oats. Everything was sounding very familiar and near the end I saw a reference to PaleoHacks. I clicked the link and BAM! It was my oatmeal post here!! He used my recipe to make baked... (more)
I have been paleo for a few weeks now, and doing well. I am interested in adding some fermented vegetables to my diet (I have eaten some saurkraut with live cultures) and I'm not sure where to start. For those of you who eat fermented... (more)