Fermentation Resources

Fermentation is the time-honored method of preserving edibles that dramatically improves the nutritive quality of them. It keeps them alive, creates more vitamins (B, C & K particularly) and provides us with digestive and anti-viral enzymes.

Lactobacilli are naturally present on most vegetables and plants growing close to the ground. When we cultivate the right conditions for them, they produce lactic acid—the bio-preservative and harmonizing ingredient that protects the food and us. This helps us balance stomach acid, ph levels, organ function, blood sugar and pressure, naturally.

Fermented foods lead to proper peristaltic activity within our body; they keep the wave in motion. They coat our mouths, noses and other mucous membranes with protective bacteria. These bacteria are our frontline of defense. It’s best we are hospitable to them, befriend them, celebrate them and all they do for us.

Simply adding artisan fermented foods to your diet is a delicious golden key for balanced health. After having them in your diet regularly, you’ll discover that colds and flus become a distant memory. There may not be a cure for the common cold as of yet, so prevention is the key.

Fermentation is easy and cost effective. Check out our upcoming classes to learn how to make your own fermented foods.

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Books

The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World, by Sandor Katz
A comprehensive and definitive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation by the self-described “fermentation fetishist.”
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Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, by Sandor Katz
Sandor’s first book with recipes and how-to’s.
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Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
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The Essential Book of Fermentation: Great Taste and Good Health with Probiotic Foods, by Jeff Cox
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The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care, 
by Sally Fallon Morell, Thomas S. Cowan MD
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Websites for/about Fermentation and Cultured Foods

Other Websites of Interest

  • Golden Fish Bodyworks (Libby’s site for her Doula, Holistic Body Care & Massage, and Family Wellness services as well as classes in Baby Signing Basics, Natural Infant Pottying, Dancing for Birth™, Living Cleaner in a Chemical Soup World)
  • Your Wild Life (great site for folks looking to explore the wildlife that lives on and around us)
  • Body Ecology (learn more about how our microbes work together to improve our health)
  • Human Food Project (you can get your microbiome mapped)

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