The Body Ecology Diet

Get Cultured: The Benefit of Unsalted, Probiotic Food

The cultured food I talk about does NOT contain salt and YES to lots of probiotics! Some of my favorites are ….

My nerdy write-up about unsalted cultured foods is here.

When you eat unsalted, cultured food, the probiotics that are inside them go into gut/inner ecosystem and set up shop. Once there, they make babies, grow in #’s, and build mini cities the size of NYC in a matter of hours. No joke. Once they settle in your gut lining they are in a strong position to support you in various beneficial ways.

Benefits of Unsalted Probiotic Food

  • Alkalize blood
  • Regulate hormones
  • Balance blood sugar
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Neutralize and eliminate heavy metals
  • Rich in enzymes and probiotics
  • Strengthen digestive/immune system
  • Kill off yeast overgrowth (Candida)
  • Rebuild intestinal flora
  • Make husband really cute (milk kefir keeps mine that much cuter!)
  • Help autoimmune issues as more susceptible to yeast overgrowth
  • Cleaner, easier menstrual periods
  • Counteract side-effects from steroids, birth control pill, antibiotics
  • Decrease cancer cell growth
  • Clear skin and shiny hair (after initial cleansing period, this food got my skin acne free)
  • Helpful for anyone on The Body Ecology

I’m excited to be making cultured veggies and kefir. I can feel them infusing into my body. Feeling sparkly!  ~ B.U. Bethel, VT

The #1 thing they do is…

…. and why most people eat them, is they nourish the good flora living in your gut and help to prevent bad gut flora (i.e. yeast overgrowth) from multiplying and causing you health issues, like GBS+ during pregnancy or a vaginal yeast infection which is never any fun.

The aim of the game is to make sure the good flora living in your gut outnumber the bad flora that also naturally live in there.

This is where the good flora in unsalted, cultured food enter into the mix. They are fantastic at getting into all the nicks and folds of your gut lining and work to prevent pathogens living there from overpopulating and forming harmful toxins. You can look at cultured food like an internal traffic cop, making sure food goes where it should without lingering and making a fuss. Or a stink 😉

Many things deplete your gut flora such as sugar, stress, chlorine, and antibiotics … all of which has the potential to throw off the balance in your digestive tract. Thi is often the beginning of many health issues and why eating unsalted, probiotic food every day, every meal is great!

Quiz to see if yeast overgrowth is causing you health issues.

*Body Ecology culture starter contains Lb. Plantarum; one of the strongest probiotic strains you can put in your body. This starter makes potent cultured veggies and while most probiotics get destroyed by antibiotics, fluoride, stomach acid, and chlorinated water before they reach your intestines, Lb. Plantarum has been shown to arrive safe and sound.

Traditional Milk Kefir ~ Recipe

Eat Probiotic Food

Nutritional Support with Tara


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Mercola. (2013). Learn How to Make Cultured Veggies at Home to Boost Your Immune System

Nichols, T. and Faass, N. (2005).  Optimal Digestive Health.  Rochester, VT:  Healing Arts Press

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