Its ALL About Your Gut!


 Hygiene Hypothesis - we are "dummying down"  our microbiome /gut and our immunity systems!


"Optimizing food potential using natural microbes and energy free preservation techniques to promote gut & overall health".

Our guts need to be reeducated in the way they understand. Our microbiomes think in microbial, electrochemical ways we do not yet fully understand. Out food sources are mostly sterile and we need to add benificial microorganisms. Its time to meet the Boss of your body and make a friend. Our courses are meant to be experiential and friendly. Big words will not be used unnecessarily and no one will fall asleep. Take it from me, an ex-germophobe, our society has created  unnecessary fear factors around germs. Information from all over the world is available at the bottom of all pages and updated often. Please feel free to send us links relevant..

Kitchen Gardening .ca is now a memory. Our ferment fields and gardens have grown as much as possible for our live culture food production. We are calling the production division "Moonstone Ferments" MoonstoneFerments. Everything is grown as local as possible and "organic/ sustainable/ permacultured/ biodynamic/ synergistically" as possible in our TheFermentFarm. We are updating that website with all kinds of fun pics. "Farm to Ferment, Garden to Gut!". Lots of pics for  are posted regularly as we continue to take growing food into the next level. Eating LOCAL and LIVE All Year Long using traditional food preservation meathods tried and proven for thousands of years!

Visit Our LINK LIBRARY which will answer any questions with its hundreds of ferment related links


TGIF "Thank God Its Fermented" CLASSES:

Listed below....updated October 4, 2016

contact us to get on waiting list-and/or fill out bottom of this page for specific interest

We can be contacted via text or phone at two-five-zero, 317-three 96 six

or daniel at mulchgardening . calm or at the Kelowna Farmers Market every Wed & Sat

see video HERE:

The Ferment Farm was a fabulous success this year and our crocks rocked! We have LOTS of the most amazing home grown veggie ferments available. Now we will work towards teaching the smartest/simplest/cheapest way to optimize your microbiome.

Send me an email, text, or call me to get on the class list, bug me enough for a private kitchen tour, or gather a group of ten and find me a sink with a view for everyone and we will deliver. 250-three one 7- 3966, or daniel at mulchgardening dot com. Classes are being privately organized for here in Kelowna and up in Vernon, so send us a buz if you have enough peeps. Details on classes..... GO HERE for briefing and/or details on our "Thank God Its Fermented" classes.

“It’s All About The Gut” Classes

 ALL CLASSES $40 each   OCTOBER 2016 

Hands- On Introduction to Do It Yourself  Probiotics - all at home for pennies!

Live Longer  by revitalizing your gut – your second brain and home of 70% of your immunity system.

Experience “ LIVE CULTURE” food and drinks that have been around for thousands of years!!

classes added as required

 "Its All About The Gut"-Kombucha Tea Party

Hands-On Introduction to: KOMBUCHA, KEFIRS, YOGURTS, SOURDOUGH, SPROUTS, AND FERMENTED KIMCHI'n'KRAUTS. Take Home a ‘Booch “Mother” !!!!

 Thurs, Oct 6

 Tues, Oct 18 (booked)

Tues, Oct 25

"Cheesey Kefir Class!

Learn how to make super delish - super probiotic cheese (also goat & coconut), mesophilic yogurts, what to do about all that whey, AND create yummy probiotic deserts for sugar tooth children!

Take Home a Milk, Water Kefir, or yogurt Colony for $5 !!!

Thurs, Oct 27


"Sauerkraut 101"

Everything you need to do to make a great Fermented Kraut!

Bring your own 1L Jar and take some home too!

Thurs, Oct 13


“Kimch Madness” Classes

To Be Secretly Announced


Private Crock Stuffing by request 

text or phone at two-five-zero, 317-three 96 six

or daniel at mulchgardening . c0m

ALL CLASSES ARE LOCATED AT: 369 Park Ave. Kelowna, BC (a few blocks towards the hospital from downtown)

7pm to approx 9pm

Classes usually about 2 hours long starting at 7pm. Limited seating. Call/text 250-317-3966  

Email daniel at mulchgardening dot com  to reserve or get on the spam list for future classes.

7-8:30pm  369 Park ave. Between Pandosy & Abott St....Just a few blocks from Downtown Kelowna.

Add extra life to your diet. Increase the quality of your life. Become Empowered –DIY….. Its Easy!

 ..... get on the email spam. Your email addie is safe with us!

Join Raina's Facebook group "Fermenting the Okanagan" (Penticton), Ashley's "A Pocketful Of Culture" (BC,Alta,Sask), and "Moonstone Ferments- Kelowna Culture" (still building)


 Live Culture Foods - DIY Probiotics

Kombucha, Kefir, Krauts, Kimchis, & Sprouts

Live Longer by taking back your gut!

Kombucha Tea Parties/ Live culture classes will now be held at 369 Lake Ave, a few blocks south of downtown Kelowna, between Pandozy and Abbott.

 Chuggs, sips, and nibbes of all were had by all. Picture above shows SCOBY tossing (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria & Yeast).

        Hands-On Introduction to : KOMBUCHA, KEFIR, SPROUTS, AND FERMENTING. Do It Yourself Probiotics- all at home for pennies!

         Live longer by revitalizing your gut – your second brain and home of 70% of your immunity system.

         Experience "The tea of immortality" and also see how our forbearers made LIVE CULTURE food and drink. Take home a Kombucha “mother” and  live tea as a gift.

Text, call, or email: 250-three one seven-3966, [daniel at MulchGardening dot com] if interested for next course. Cost $35.  I will be featuring Kimchi as a new fermented food 'cause "some like it HOT"!. Visit the Kimchi King page! ~

  Its All About The GUT! Kombucha Tea Water Kefir Milk Kefir Sprouts Wild Fermenting KIMCHI

Your Gut





"The tea of Immortality"


Water Kefir

Milk Kefir  Milk Kefir


Fermenting (wild)

Kimchi King Kimchi




Moonstone Ferments - Farm to Ferment, Garden to Gut. Our Product Line website - very much under construction.

Here is a copy of the one page simple instructions handed to attendees: images/2014 newPics/Docs/Z short page 14.03.04.pdf

My quickie notes from the last course are at the bottom

A great 2 page PDF tells about bennifits of probiotics, and how to ferment veggies HERE

Organic Festival Booth Sept 27 2015 Big Larry Worlds largest pickle exposedWorlds Longest Cuke Stephan Cypes pics winning draw
Organic Festival Booth Sept 27 2015 Big Larry, Worlds largest pickle Stephan Cipes pics winner of our draw
  Visit his own page HERE  


CARROT: Improve the length and quality of your life. Make yourself strong enough to handle whatever gets thrown your way.

STICK: Scare Factor: One out of two men will be diagnosed with cancer and one in three women, according to some USA statistics found on the internet (?). Regardless, I chose not to wait, and to do whatever I can to lessen my risks. Adding health protection by spending about 15 minutes a day and a few dollars a week is totally do-able. If you find something that works so well for so many and its almost free, its just something you have to share. I would have loved to see/taste/feel these growths combined in a quickie experiential course. I went through my own fear factors as I added each to my kitchen counter and found how safe and easy it really is. "Changing the world for the better, a little at a time" is why I now offer this to you. I will completely refund this fee to anyone who is not more than completely satisfied.

This website is very much under construction. My gardening blog can entertain until this website gets perfected, if ever.



Fermentation Support Forum

Gut health - Probiotics in General

KOMBUCHA & similar SCOBY type drink LINKS

Water and Milk Kefir Links

Veggie Ferment Links

Kimchi Links

Miso Stuff

Equipment & Live Culture Purchasing Links


THE LINK LIBRARY updated to September 26, 2016

 Gut health - Probiotics in General


The Origins of Probiotic Theory | Table Matters -

Introduction to acid, acidified, and fermented foods-Dummied down- Flecher Arritt, NC State UV

download PDF HERE. [about 1/2 mb]

Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome - University of Colorado Boulder & University of Colorado System

Microbial Foods - The Science Of Fermented Foods

Harmful bacteria buildup in children may be a product of not letting kids be kids - British Columbia - CBC News

Fermented fruits and vegetables. A global perspective. Table of contents. Produced by:  Agriculture and Consumer Protection of the United Nations

FAB site on recent  GUT research -

Is It Possible to Get Too MUCH Fermented Food in Your Diet?

Top 4 Cleansing Myths to Watch Out For | The Healthy Home Economist
5 Die-Off Myths Everyone Needs to Know About
7 Ways to Avoid Detox Symptoms on a Cleanse

6 Healing Benefits Of Probiotics

One Mouthful of Delicious Sauerkraut = 1 Bottle of Probiotics!?

When to eat probiotic foods for maximum benefit:

Gut Health from a GI-focused Naturopath's perspective:

Tending the Body’s Microbial Garden:

Fermenting for Foodies | where good food comes to those who ferment

Probiotic Strains Matched to the Illnesses They Heal | The Healthy Home Economist -

How to Repair Your Gut After Antibiotics | The Healthy Home Economist -

Shocking: You May Have 33 Pounds of Toxins in Your Intestines. Get Rid of Them! -

Probiotics Once Again Shown To Reduce Cancer Risk
Probiotic Strains Matched to the Illnesses They Heal


Probiotic Side Effects Come From Cleansing —
8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us From Ourselves | GreenMedInfo
Nasty Pesticide Broken Down by Probiotic Used In Culturing Food | GreenMedInfo

Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s -

Complex World of Gut Microbes Fine-Tune Body Weight:

Why Yogurt and Probiotics {can) Make You Fat and Foggy -

Healthy Gut Flora Could Prevent Obesity, Rat Study Suggests: 

Fast food kills gut bacteria that can keep you slim, book claims -

Why Yogurt and Probiotics Make You Fat and Foggy | Bulletproof oggy/

Probiotics: Pros and Cons | Berkeley Wellness -

Gut and Brain Connection - alive -

You And Your Gut Flora | Paleo Leap

What is GAPS? | Loving Our Guts

Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut - Scientific American

Causes of Leaky Gut (Hyperintestinal Permeability)

The Thyroid-Gut Connection

How Probiotics Can Be an Enormous Benefit to Your Health | Hamptons Brine

Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You HappyGardening Know How -

 How the Bacteria in Your Gut Influences Your Mind. | elephant journal

Depression: It’s in Your GUT, Not Your Head {Why Your Microbiome Matters} | Health, Home, & Happiness -

How Your Microbiome May Affect Your Mood:

'The Mind-Gut Connection': Could Your Gut Microbes Be Affecting How You Feel? | CommonHealth

Probiotics may hold key to improving mental health | CTV News -to-improving-mental-health-1.2212893

Is Dirt the New Prozac? | -

Probiotics eliminate autism-like symptoms in mice -
Importance of Gut Bacteria for Neurological Disorders

SBP - Soil Based Probiotics -

Microbes Will Feed the World, or Why Real Farmers Grow Soil, Not Crops -Modern Farmer

The Microbiota Crisis: How the Herbicide Glyphosate is Killing Microbiomes -

Kombucha, Kimchi, Kefir & ‘Kraut: Meet the Kardashians of gut health -

Sauerkraut: Anti-cancer Fermented Food that Restores Gut Flora -

How Eating Kimchi Prevents Lethal Cancer | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry -

Cooking God's Way — ...obtaining better health with God foods -

The synergistic preservative effects of the essential oils of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) against acid-tolerant food microflora

Homemade Probiotic Deodorant

Lactobacillus Acidophilus: The Key Benefits of this "First Class" Beneficial Bacteria & How to Best Obtain It in Your Diet
Best cure for stomach troubles-- which probiotics work and why -
What Yeast is Good for the Gut?
How to Beat Candida | Health and Nutrition Advice on Patrick
Brewer’s yeast, also known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Saccharomyces boulardii: The Special Forces Probiotic Yeast
Saccharomyces boulardii - Wikipedia,
Saccharomyces boulardii: The Probiotic Yeast - Whole Foods Magazine
Probiotics for Diarrhea: Types, Uses, Side Effects, Benefits
Combating Clostridium Difficile
Probiotics | C Diff Foundation
Stomach Ulcers – how to check for Helicopter pylori and treat it

3 Natural H. Pylori 'Cures' That Are Clinically Proven
Do You Have SIBO? Here is ALL You Need to Know! - Dr. Axe
AntiViral Herbs: Botanical protection against viruses
Probiotic, Gut Healing Jellies - 2 Ways! - The Nourished Psychologist
Does Histamine Intolerance Cause Allergies & Headaches? - Dr. Axe
Histamine Hack: How to Safely Eat Fermented Foods - All Body Ecology Articles
The Anti-Parasite Diet: Foods that Make Parasites Run for Cover | Raw Girl in a Toxic World
How to eliminate intestinal parasites naturally


Are Your Supplements Turning into Deadly Pathogens in the Gut?

Vegetable oils contain 'toxic' chemical linked to cancer and brain degeneration, say scientists | Health News –

Shocking Concerns Over Lactobacillus Surface | Nourishing Plot -

World Health Org – on Botulism

International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods -

Preserving Sacred Cultures | -

Importance and Health Benefits of Fermented Foods to Your Health  

PDF Report -FAQ: Human Microbiome, January 2014 -

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us -

Microbiome: How bugs may be crucial to your health:

Exploring The Invisible Universe That Lives On Us — And In Us (Beautifully animated short video!)

Food allergy vs. food intolerance: What's the difference? - Mayo Clinic od-allergy/faq-20058538

Debunking the Botulism Fear

 Are Kombucha and Other Fermented Foods Toxic Because of Their Aldehyde Content?

The infant gut microbiome: New studies on its origins and how it's knocked out of balance | EurekAlert! Science News -

Early Gut Bacteria Regulate Happiness:

Gut Inflammation Affects the Brain | David Perlmutter M.D. -

Solid-state fermentation: a promising microbial technology for secondary metabolite production

making healthy living accessible - LantauMama Food and Fermentation


Stomach acid good for you: 3 tests

about acid and your teeth

An apple is worse for your teeth than a fizzy drink | Daily Mail Online -drink.html#ixzz3Q3DkwAoj

What to eat to keep your teeth - Delta Dental

Mouth-Healthy Eating eating

4 Common Betaine HCl Mistakes

Crazy Herb Lady: Vinegar Craving
Three Foods That Can Change Your Life ~ The Trilogy - Cultured Food Life
The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic Ever – Kills Any Infections in The Body- Master Tonic


Fermentation Support Forum • View topic - Casein broken down by fermentation? -

Wider Variety of Bacteria on Skin Discourages Mosquitos:

Homemade Probiotic Deodorant

Study on enhanced absorption of phenolic compounds of Lactobacillus-fermented turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) beverages in rats - Pianpumepong - 2012 - International Journal of Food Science & Technology - Wiley Online Library -

5 Reasons You Need To Eat More Fermented Foods | Healing the Body
Importance and Health Benefits of Fermented Foods to Your Health

Probiotic Enterococcus faecium -

Probiotics may hold key to improving mental health | CTV News -to-improving-mental-health-1.2212893

Immune Boosting Fire Cider For Cold & Flu Season - Nature's Nurture

Antimicrobial activity of garlic again... - PubMed Mobile - NCBI

This is The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic Ever – Kills Any Infections in The Body | Earth. We are one.

S.Korea: Health-boosting Kimchi Bacteria - Video - News

Prebiotics, Yogurt, Acidophilus, Lactobacillus, Kefir and Other Sources of Friendly Bacteria

Yogurt & Eczema | LIVESTRONG.COM

Newly Risen From Yeast: THC -

Ms Society new research!!!-

Could Multiple Sclerosis Begin in the Gut? - Scientific American -

Alkalize Your pH With This Amazingly Easy Trick {breathing}-

The pH Myth: Part 1 -


Sodium Nitrate Vs. Sodium Nitrite 

Understanding Inflammation ... and How To Eliminate It Naturally | Wake Up World -

Radioprotective effects of miso (fermented soy bean paste) against radiation in B6C3F1 mice: increased small intestinal crypt survival, crypt lengths... - PubMed - NCB

Your Inner Ecosystem: (This is a 45-minute radio program on NPR.) 

Viewpoint: How do our bacteria help us?: This would be a good one to share with family & friends who don't understand why you're eating all that "weird food." Less scientific and an easier read.)
Probiotics for prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile-associated disease in hospitalized adults-A meta-analysis;jsessionid=C0ADD627BBA3BA4CBB79C26A1659F45C.f01t03
Stool substitute transplant therapy for the eradication of Clostridium difficile infection: 'RePOOPulating' the gut
Natural Alternatives to Fecal Transplants
Difference between microbiome 50% vs 1% genome = easier to associate differences
Human Microbiome Project
Influence of fermentation on glucosinolates and glucobrassicin degradation products in sauerkraut
Ginger over chemo: This powerful root can eliminate 10,000x the number of cancer cells
Inside The Mind Of A Fermentation Master
How Long Will Your Cultures Last?


Study finds decreased social anxiety among young adults who eat fermented foods -

Radioprotective Properties of Miso – Hiroshima Survivors 

Enumeration of coagulase and thermonuclease-positive Staphylococcus spp. in raw milk and fresh soft cheese: An evaluation of Baird-Parker agar, Rabbit Plasma Fibrinogen agar and the Petrifilm™ Staph Express count system — ScienceDirect -


Enterococci occur and grow  -


KOMBUCHA & similar type drinks {Kvass, Rejuvelac, etc}  LINKS

Kombucha: Myths vs. Truths | Phoenix Helix -

Kombucha, Kimchi, Kefir & ‘Kraut: Meet the Kardashians of gut health -

Kombucha Scoby, Moldy or Good | Nourishing Plot -

Kombucha Scoby Experiment | Food Renegade

A Review on Kombucha Tea—Microbiology, Composition, Fermentation, Beneficial Effects, Toxicity, and Tea Fungus - Jayabalan - 2014 - Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety - Wiley Online Library -

Are Kombucha and Other Fermented Foods Toxic Because of Their Aldehyde Content?

Kombucha Danger?

Kombucha Mushroom Tea > Time & Temp

Top 5 Uses for Kombucha Vinegar - Kombucha Kamp -

8 Alternative Uses for Kombucha
6 Awesome Alternative Uses for Kombucha Tea
Carbonating your Kombucha - Tricks of the Trade | Kombucha Brooklyn
Kombucha, The Balancing Act

Kombucha Diaries scoby snacks

Top 10 Questions about Sugar & Kombucha - Kombucha Kamp -

Trio of Cultures Jun Honey Green Tea Scoby by TibetanKombuchaScoby

Teabag recycling

Most Popular Tea Bags Contain ILLEGAL Amounts of Deadly Pesticides

The Mountain Rose Blog – Craft Your Own Fire Cider!

How to make Jun tea

The Ginger Beer Plant

Ginger Bug

How to Make a Ginger Bug Natural Soda Starter

 Ginger Beer Recipe

Ginger Beer Plant Guide | Yemoos Nourishing Cultures

How to Make Lacto-fermented Watermelon Soda

 Lacto-Fermented Dandelion Soda

56 Fermented & Probiotic Drinks {beyond kombucha & kefir!} -Traditional Cooking School-

5 Tasty Cousins Of Kombucha You've Never Heard Of | Rodale's Organic Life

How to Ferment Fruit: 12 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow -

KeVita CEO on probiotics, kombucha, and 'astounding negligence"
4 Surprising Reasons to Ditch Kombucha Tea | All Body Ecology Articles
The Truth About Kombucha: The Wonderful Fermented Tea You Should Be Drinking | Collective-Evolution
56 Fermented & Probiotic Drinks {beyond kombucha & kefir!} — Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS
Rejuvelac - Wikipedia
How to make Rejuvelac
Kvass - Wikipedia
How to Brew Kombucha with Fruit Juice Instead of Tea (Fruitbucha, a more fruity flavored Kombucha)

Kombucha should be your new holiday brew - Kreek Speak - CBC Sports - Road to the Olympic Games -

Brewing Kombucha without Caffeine | Kombucha Brooklyn


Water and Milk Kefir Links

Why You Should Drink Kefir Even if You’re Lactose Intolerant
Is Kefir Making Me Sick? Why Some People Feel Sick With Kefir.
Kefir vs. Yogurt

Is Water Kefir as Beneficial as Milk Kefir? | The Healthy Home Economist 0110

Which is better, water kefir or milk kefir?

7 Kefir Benefits and Nutrition Facts - Dr. Axe

Kefir (water kefir) remedy/cure/treatment for Irritable bowel syndrome

Kombucha, Kimchi, Kefir & ‘Kraut: Meet the Kardashians of gut health -

Water Kefir FAQ: Kefir Grains 101 | Yemoos Nourishing Cultures -

Microbial Species Diversity, Community Dynamics, and Metabolite Kinetics of Water Kefir Fermentation

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Rehabilitating Water Kefir Grains | Fixing Damaged Water Kefir Grains -

Can Freeze Kefir Grains or Kefir Milk And Retain Probiotic Benefits?

Science Digested: Dissecting the Microbial Diversity of Kefir - -

8 Uses for Extra Kefir Grains | This Chick Cooks -

3-Ingredient Probiotic Drink Reverses Leaky Gut, Stops Cravings, And Cleanses Body In Minutes! - Healthy Holistic Living
Is Coconut Kefir the New Superfood?
Young Green Coconut Kefir
Why You Should Try Coconut Kefir, The Wonder Elixir
Non-Dairy Kefir Wants a Date - Cultured Food Life
The Benefits of Non-Dairy Coconut Kefir

56 Fermented & Probiotic Drinks {beyond kombucha & kefir!} -Traditional Cooking School-

Prebiotics, Yogurt, Acidophilus, Lactobacillus, Kefir and Other Sources of Friendly Bacteria

Lactobacillus Acidophilus Benefits & Side Effects —
Cheese production using kefir culture entrapped in milk proteins. - PubMed - NCBI

Cultured Butter | How to Make Cultured Butter

Why does organic milk last so much longer than regular milk? - Scientific American -

Pasteurized vs. Homogenized Milk: What's The Difference?
Why Full-Fat Dairy May Be Healthier Than Low-Fat | TIME

Carrageenan-Free Almond Milk (With a Probiotic Boost)

Milk for kefir

Making Kefir Yogurt • The Healthy Eating Site -

The Science of Great Yogurt - Brod and Taylor Folding Proofer -

Kefir Yogurt Tanekin Japanese Strain Yogurt
Yogurt & Eczema | LIVESTRONG.COM

Cheesemaking – what to do with all that whey? - FARMcurious -

Peptide profiling of bovine kefir reveals 236 unique peptides released from caseins during its production by starter culture or kefir grains. - PubMed
Whey - The Liquid Gold in Kefir - Cultured Food Life

16 Uses for Whey | The Prairie Homestead

Uses For Whey? I'm Swimming In It! | #AskWardee 032
Five Ways To Use Milk Kefir | Cultures for Health

Probiotic Perfect Cottage Cheese (enzyme rich too!) | The Healthy Home Economist | The Healthy Home Economist -

No-Bake Peach Kefir Cheesecake

Probiotic Lemonade

A Flock In The City | Healthy homemade lemonade ~ packed with probiotics and the kids love it! -

How to Make Lacto-fermented Watermelon Soda

Lacto-Fermented Dandelion Soda

How to Make Rhubarb & Honey Soda (With Lacto-Fermentation!)

How to Make Herbal Water Kefir Soda

Dom's All About Kefir in-site -


Probiotic Kefir Water Fruit Tonic No. 6 - Cucumber Green Apple (3-pack) — THE LIVING APOTHECARY -

 The Healing power of coconut kefir -



Veggie Ferment Links

Pickl-It Brine Calculator — Blog — | Pickl-It -

Surprising health benefits of sauerkraut | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Sandor Katz has a great website about almost everythting fermented

Stages of Fermentation | Fermentools Blog

Comparing Salt, Whey, and Starter Cultures for Fermenting Vegetables, Fruits, and Condiments

How Long Does Sauerkraut, Pickles, or other Ferments Last? | The Fermentation Podcast

9 Tips for Avoiding Botulism When Making Fermented Foods at Home

Pathogens in fermented food
Growth inhibitory effects of kimchi (Korean traditional fermented vegetable product) against Bacillus cereus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Staphylococ... - PubMed - NCBI
Can good viruses keep bad bacteria out of fermented foods? -
Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Listeria, But Need To | Food Poison JournalFood Poison Journal

Making Sauerkraut At Home In 3 Easy Steps | Nourishing Plot -

Simple Sauerkraut Recipe - Food and Recipes - Mother Earth Living

The 3 Biggest Fermenting Mistakes You're Already Making | Food Renegade

Lacto-Fermented Vegetable Troubleshooting: Mushy Vegetables-

Slimy ferments & how to prevent.

Sauerkraut Survivor – Final Report | Nourishing Treasures

Is this Mold on My Ferment, or Kahm Yeast? | phickle

Is Topping a Ferment With Oil An Acceptable Replacement for an Anaerobic Environment?

The Mountain Rose Blog – Kraut and Kimchi: Fermenting in the Herbal Kitchen -

Kombucha, Kimchi, Kefir & ‘Kraut: Meet the Kardashians of gut health -

Woman's Homemade Sauerkraut Highlights Cottage Food Fight in AZ | Food Safety NewsFood Safety News

When your cabbage is dry? Sauerkraut brining flowchart — FermentWorks
Passionately Raw! : Raw Sauerkraut Crackers

How to Make Beet Kvass — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn | The Kitchn -

Beet Kvass Recipe from Nourishing Traditions -

How to Make Raw Fermented Sauerkraut - Feed Your Skull
Sauerkraut Recipe: Getting Creative with the Kraut

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake Recipe - -

Reducing Oxalic Acid in Your Vegetables for More Calcium | Calcium Rich Foods- Fermentation BEST. -

Why Ferment — Cultured Artisans | Fermenting courses in Sydney -

Sauerkraut: Anti-cancer Fermented Food that Restores Gut Flora -

How to Ferment Fruit: 12 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow -

a great fermentation website -

List of fermented foods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -

Solid-state fermentation: a promising microbial technology for secondary metabolite production

So Simple Lacto-fermented Chard Stalks -

Food Preservation Without Sugar or Salt -

Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt

Hazards of cheap food from China {garlic?}

Mexican Cilantro Pesto, Fermented (or not) - Pickle Me Too -

Fermented Thai Basil "Pesto" Recipe -

Sauerkraut Fermentation

Homemade, Homegrown Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce

Fermenting the Harvest: Corn Relish, Pickles and Curtido h-pickles.html?m=1

Beet Kvass Recipe with Wild Fermentation Beyond Paleo

Curried Lacto-fermented Cauliflower

Lacto-fermented Apple Sauce

Dom's Culture-Foods of Asia

seaweed snacks

Why did the garlic cloves in my pickles turn green or bluish-green? — FAQ — | Pickl-It
White powder: The Science Behind Sauerkraut Fermentation | Nourishing Treasures

.Moroccan Preserved Lemon Recipe - Nourished Kitchen

Fruit Enzymes: DIY Ferment

Healthy Fruit Enzyme Recipes

DIY Fruit Enzyme Ferment directions

Grape Enzyme recipe

Fruit Enzyme Peels {skin}

Russian Brined Apples - Mill City Farmers Market
How to Make Black Garlic!
Fermented Nettle Pesto - Real Food - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Natural Chicken Keeping: Fermented Feed
Cultured coffee in cats gut? Weird..

Fermented Potatoes (Recipe plus Video How-to)

Fermented Fish Article Page — ScienceDirect -


Kimchi Links

Go-chu-ga-ru is Red Chili Pepper Powder

Hot pepper flakes (Gochugaru) - Korean cooking ingredients -

Cooking With Kimchi -

Cucumber & Nasturtium Kimchee | The Prepper Dome

Going Wild With Kimchi!

Kimchi is a Keeper.Korean favorite now mainstream | feed me heARTfully tream/

Vegan Kimchi As Good As The Real Thing | Serious Eats ml

Health benefits of kimchi (Korean ferme... - PubMed Mobile - NCBI

S.Korea: Health-boosting Kimchi Bacteria - Video - News

Beyond Kimchee

The 11 Greatest Recipes to Ever Happen to Kimchi - Food News to-kimchi/

Growth inhibitory effects of kimchi (Korean traditional fermented vegetable product) against Bacillus cereus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Staphylococ... - PubMed - NCBI

Daikon kimchi (daichi) | Fentastic Life

How Eating Kimchi Prevents Lethal Cancer | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry -

Baek-kimchi (White Kimchi) recipe - -

Rhubarb Kimchi | Kitchen Counter Culture -

Hazards of cheap food from China {garlic?}

GANGNAM KITCHEN | Simple Korean Recipes

Determination of ethyl carbamate in some fermented Korean foods and beverages.

Homemade Vegan Kimchi

KIMCHI (Official Music Video) - Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Preserving Korea’s Kimchi - Video - -



Miso Stuff

What is Koji Starter & Koji? - Higuchi Moyashi Higuchi Matsunosuke Shoten Co.Ltd -



Miso paste recipe – How to make Japanese Miso paste at home | Japanese cookbook - Japanese recipes from Mari's Tokyo Kitchen -

A recipe for tofu-misozuke — Rau Om -



How to make Koji | timogarden -

glutin free recipe


Miso Koji Starters - Higuchi Moyashi Higuchi Matsunosuke Shoten Co.Ltd -

Fungi Perfecti {mushroom lovers} - -

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Notes 16.09.28                                              LIVE CULTURE FOODS


- 70% of our immune system,

- “Hygiene Hypothesis” too clean, more allergies/asthma

 -immune system learns, just like brain

- most digestive enzymes in saliva-chew-chew

-hydrochloric acid and pepsin

- mucous lining protects -Direct intestinal barrier

- less acid  30's and 40's when problems start

-15% certain bacteria make it through the digestive acids

-(one to 10 billion)needed so some will make it into lower intestines

-400 species of bacteria weighing about 2kg


- complex coevolution of bacterial strains, cultivated through our food supply –now we can use therapeutic foods to reeducate a compromised  immune system

-activation of neural pathways between gut and brain

- Disruption to the balance of bacteria through medication exposures, gluten, herbicides, stress, and infection can set the stage for the innate immune system to prepare for attack.

- probiotics research have been limited to a handful of strains out of the more than 7000


- super alkaline food

- 100 times more enzymes

- Essential Fatty Acids


-Complex biochemical changes

- Biophotons

breakdown of complex compounds into a more simple form, transformation into essential constituents and breakdown of nutritionally undesirable. proteins, fat, certain essential amino acids, total sugars, B-group vit

-chlorophyll detoxifier



- at least one beneficial yeast,

- acetobacter (the beneficial bacteria in the SCOBY),

- gluconic acid (a pH regulator

 - acetic acid (an anti-microbial acid, which also stabilizes blood sugar) .

-analgesic (pain reliever)

-anti-arthritic compound, an anti-spasmodic compound,

- a liver-protective compound,

- several anti-bacterial compounds.

-many store bought are heat treated (pasteurized) to prevent growth once contained, just like most yogurt. Look for fine print: ”contains live culture”

 Kefir / Yogurt

-Probiotics feed on the “bad” unhealthy bacteria in our stomach and intestines.

-protecting the mucosal lining where unhealthy yeast and bacteria reside

-natural balance to your internal microflora.

- Good bacteria/yeasts: 10-15 strains in water kefir compared to 30 - 50 in milk kefir

- may be 40X more live culture count in kefir than yogurt

- bacteria and yeast found in commercial yogurt are transient meaning they will not colonize your digestive tract

- Saccharomyces kefir, which can dominate, control and eliminate destructive pathogenic yeasts in the body

- most lactose gets eaten by kefir & yogurt


- widespread fermentation practices in traditional cultures

-filtering out pathogenic microbes as E. coli and intestinal parasites

- creates new nutrients

-vitamin production,

-mineral absorption,


- Boost Immune system

-antioxidant: scavenges free radicals (cancer precursors)

- reconnecting to the natural world through our food; communicating through our guts to our brains, that nutrients are plentiful, our bodies are safe, and that our inflammatory systems can be put at ease.

- 2 mouthfuls of sauerkraut equal to whole bottle of probiotics with 60 times more bacterium varieties.

-  pesticides changed and/or removed




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