The average adult human has between 50-100 trillion cells in their body. If you were to take these microscopic cells and line them up side-by-side, you could circle the earth roughly 4.5 times.
But get this:
Bacteria in the body outnumber our cells 10 to 1!
That’s a lot of bacteria!!
And one of the best things you can do for your body is to feed YOUR bacteria and keep them nice and healthy so that when foreign bacteria are introduced, your team WINS. ;)
Scientists have found that the beneficial microbes in the gut co-habitate with thousands of species of disease-causing microbes, including viruses, fungi, foreign bacteria, and other microbes.
It’s your beneficial/compatible bacteria that keep the harmful ones in check.
So best to nourish them, eh? ;)
“We are just a shell… a habitat for this mass of microbes inside us. We ignore them at our own peril.”
-Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of Gut & Psychology Syndrome
Good bacteria in abundance have the ability to control and manage existing pathogens so that they don’t multiply and become problematic. This is part of the natural balance.
The use of antibiotics often does more harm than good. Antibiotics wipe out everything, indiscriminately, including the beneficial bacteria. Wiping out everything gives harmful bacteria the foothold they need to take over, if (depending on the species) the pathogens recover more quickly than certain strains of good bacteria.
This is why feeding our good gut bacteria is so vital!
How can we feed our good gut bacteria?
Living probiotics are the BEST way to promote a healthy gut flora. The best way, hands down, to get living probiotics? Fermented food!
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves digestion through enzyme-production
- Increases the number of vitamins in food
- Nourishes the beneficial gut bacteria
“The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their digestibility and increases vitamin levels. These beneficial organisms produce numerous helpful enzymes as well as antibiotic and anti-carcinogenic substances. Their main by-product, lactic acid, not only keep vegetables and fruits in a state of perfect preservation but also promotes the growth of healthy flora throughout the intestine.”
You can ferment nearly anything! Think of a food you like. I bet you can ferment it, improving its digestibility AND nutritional content.
But there’s still a lot I need to learn about fermenting foods, and I still have a lot of questions that need answering.
Which is why I’m so excited about Nourished Kitchen’s fermentation class Get Cultured! Learn to Ferment Anything!
The class features:
- Over 50 video tutorials
- 12 e-books with more than 100 recipes
- Over 60 Print Tutorials
- Articles and fact sheets devoted exclusively to fermented foods
- Access to support conference calls to answer your questions
- Premium instructor support
This course “will not only provide you with the techniques and tools you need to feed your family right, but also the nutritional education you need to continue optimizing their wellness well after the series is complete.”
And the best part is LIFETIME ACCESS!
That means you can go back at any time, forever, and look up the videos, recipes, and other resources in case you have more questions or get stuck.
This e-course is such a great value at only $147. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!