5 Best Fermented Foods For Your Gut
Greetings. Thank you for coming back, it's Eric Bakker. We are going to talk about fermented in cultured foods today, you know, what these foods are and some of my favorites and how I incorporate them into diets of patients that I regularly see.
This is an area that I've been working on for a long time. I started consuming sauerkraut probably what, 50 years ago now, a long time ago.
You know, being from Dutch descent, European descent, my grandmother made sauerkraut up like a lot of German and Dutch women made up. These weren't fads back then, these were a normal part of a healthy diet. Today, sauerkraut's become a fad and I wonder how long the fads going to last.
Maybe, a little bit like macrame in the 70's and orange Formica bench tops and all these beards the guys are growing out, it's all just passing fads.
Hopefully, this is a fad that's going to stay. These are exceptional foods to eat in your diet and well worth incorporating if you're not used to them. It's great to start a person when they're young on sauerkraut, not when there are 45 or 50, you know, and some café, in some fad kind of thing. So if you've got children start them young. Get them into yogurt when they're really young.
Get them into sour yogurt, not some kind of yogurt with lots of fruit in their and artificial sweeteners. Those aren't really foods, they're just junk.
So, let's start with whey. Whey is something that happens when you know, it's a liquid, it's the curds and the whey, so when you put lemon, for example, in milk you're going to get a separation when you boil the milk, you put some lemon in there, you're going to get a separation.
That's exactly what a guy called Hippocrates did about 400 years BC, is he got a hold of some cows milk and he boiled it and he chucked some fig juice in there and some vinegar that he made up and he used to give this tangy drink to his students and to people that he was treating and he found some really interesting effects with that, that really helped improve their gut and their digestive problems.
Dell, Hippocrates didn't really have fancy labs and microscopes and Google to play around with but what he did have he had a few brain cells, that's what he had, probably more brain cells than most doctors have today. Hippocrates observed people. He would give things to people and watch what would happen.
This is observation. Today unfortunately, a lot of that observation is sadly lacking when it comes to medicine because it's become such a regulated, controlled type monster. You know, that when doctors try, and make these suggestions they're often ridiculed by their peers.
I'd like you to look at a product called Molkosan. I'm holding this up now, Molkosan, I'll hold that for a few seconds, so while you're typing that into Google right now, Molkosan. Molkosan was created by a guy that I have a tremendous amount of respect for, the sky here, Doctor Alfred Vogel.
So Doctor Vogel, a very famous naturopath in 1952 designed this stuff called Molkosan. Now, he brought whey drinks really to the attention of the Western world so I would sort of see Vogel as a modern-day Hippocrates.
Using a lot of Swiss knowledge and empirical observation built up by Swiss naturopaths and herbalists for hundreds of years this guy actually wrote it in a book. So that Nature Doctor is a fantastic book. It's one of the best books you can get in terms of natural health and common sense education. Most of my work in my clinic is based on this guy's work. Now you know the secret.
Vogel practiced for a long, long time and saw many, many people all without Google, all without Internet. Google didn't exist back then so guys like Vogel had to really understand. They had to treat people, talk to other doctors in the valleys where they practiced to work out what worked and what didn't work and eventually they worked out the right kind of treatment for many kind of health problems. And whey is brilliant, it's very, very high in lactic acid. It's a little bit of the sour kind of a drink.
Molkosan's brilliant also to support on the psoriasis or eczema. You can treat your skin topically with it. Because the lactic acid really feeds up the bacteria on the skin.
You can use as a vaginal douche, it can be used for balanitis or washing men's private parts in, it's a fantastic kind of a product to use. It's one of my favorites is Molkosan. Or just whey. You can actually make up whey yourself at home. Go to Google and look it up....
Just be cautious of kefir, it's one of those dual edged swords that can make you feel really good or really bad, really quick.
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