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“You want to ferment what?!”

“Yeah, honey, I want us to eat our veggies fermented.  Sounds good, huh?”  That conversation did not go over as I had intended.  In fact, when I started telling some friends and family members a lot of them said it just didn’t sound right–like I want to eat rotten food!

I don’t really want to eat fermented foods, but I have been doing a lot of research into my family’s weak health.  I have found a ton of information that leads me to believe that we have definite gut problems, mostly thanks to my sister and a good friend of ours. (The information, not the gut problems!)

We have been sick for a long time.  Lethargy, depression, anxiety, stomach aches, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, you name it. I’ve never thought there was anything I could do about it.  Just recently I found out that there is something I can do–heal our guts with fermented, nutrient-dense foods! My friend Alicia’s blog explains it all: http://yourhealthyhomebody.com/the-gaps-diet/

She is a nurse and a GAPS practitioner and has been on the diet healing her own family for about 2 years now (read really smart, dedicated, and determined).  I trust her advice simply because I see that its working for her family.  If you’d like to know more about her, check out her blog, Your Healthy Home Body.

Since I’ve started preparing all these simple/complicated (depends on what kind of day I’m having), fermented vegetable recipes, I realized that I need a reliable way to keep track of them! Most of them just sit on the counter and need to get checked periodically, so I decided to make a Google calendar just for my GAPS foods.  Aren’t they special?

I’m sharing the calendar just for fun.