Do you feel like your body isn’t in peak shape? Is your quality of life compromised by an inflammation-related health problem such as irritable bowel syndrome, depression, acne vulgaris, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic fatigue, type-1 diabetes, or obesity? If so, then chances are your gut is in a sorry state and is largely to blame for your troubles. In order to remedy the situation, you need to heal it. Fermented vegetables can help you do just that by delivering new and potentially beneficial bacteria to your intestine.
This short eBook, which is written by Eirik Garnas, the creator of Darwinian-Medicine.com, covers pretty much everything you need to know about how to use fermented vegetables to heal a damaged gut. It’s unique in that it’s very descriptive. In addition to containing general information about fermented vegetables and the human microbiome, it includes a FAQ section that can help you refine your gut healing program and effectively tackle various obstacles and challenges you may face if you start making your own fermented vegetables at home.
Here’s an overview of its contents:
- Your microbiome
- The therapeutic potential of fermented vegetables
- Sauerkraut – Basic recipe
- Mixed varieties
- What kind of equipment do I need?
- Does the fermentation container have to be completely airtight?
- Does everything, with the exception of the vegetables, have to be “sterile”?
- Should I throw out the vegetables if they become infested with mold?
- Do I have to use organic vegetables?
- Should I use a starter culture?
- How much salt should I use?
- Can’t I just buy fermented vegetables at a store, instead of making some myself?
- How many different varieties should I make?
- Should the vegetables be covered in brine?
- What should the temperature be in the room where I ferment the vegetables?
- How long do fermented vegetables last in the refrigerator?
- How long should I let the vegetables ferment?
- How much should I eat?
- Will I feel worse before I get better?
- Do I have to continue eating fermented vegetables indefinitely?
- Can’t I just eat yoghurt?
- Can’t I just take a probiotic supplement?
- What kinds of bacteria are found in fermented vegetables?
- Will fermented vegetables heal my gut?