“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.