Why Microbes Can Save Your Life

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-Aloha, Beautiful Souls<-

Many of you know me as the Ferment Queen. I have been fermenting vegetables, Keefer, yogurt and Kombucha since 2002. After years of running my bakery & cafe in Homer Alaska, I ended up with IBS-Irritated Bowl Syndrome. A combination of stress, overworking, overeating the wrong foods, too many antibiotics in my life, and way to much sugar, I was breeding dise-ease in my body; fat, sick and very uncomfortable.

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Microbes changed my life.

My wake up call was when I went for my annual woman check up, and the scale read 2004 LBs !!! On top of feeling like crap, my 5ft -2-inch body was severely out of proportion. That winter I learned about Microbes, and started healing from the inside out. Microbes are not a popular subject yet without these tiny single-cell organisms we couldn’t survive, yet microbes would go on living.

So let’s dig in a little…

A Microbe is a microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation.

Whoa.. disease or fermentation! What do you choose?

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Microbes are everywhere. They are in the air you breathe, the ground you walk on, the food you eat—they’re even inside your body!

Microbe is the term for tiny creatures that individually are too small to be seen with the unaided eye. It’s hard to imagine that millions of of them can fit into the eye of a needle. Microbes include bacteria, archaea, fungi, and protists.

Microbes are the oldest form of life on earth present hundreds of millions of years before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, dating back more than 3.5 billion years.

The human body contains trillions of microorganisms — outnumbering human cells by 10 to 1. There are more of them on your hand than there are people on the whole planet! Because of their small size, however, microorganisms makeup only about 3 % of your body’s mass (in a 200-pound adult, that’s 2 to 6 pounds of bacteria), but play a vital role in your health.

Without microbes, we can not digest food, plants can not grow, garbage won’t decay, and there would be a lot less oxygen to breathe.

So How Do We Get Healthier?

Welcome healthy microbes in our body with a healthy mindset.

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If you can change your gut, you can change your life.

Most people don’t realize it, but what you eat, how you think and how you live, changes the makeup of your gut bacteria.The bacteria in your gut can be one of your strongest allies or one of your worst enemies.
The connection between gut bacteria and practically every other aspect of your health including mental health are affected by what is in your gut.
Studies have shown that Gut bacteria produce neurotransmitters that affect the health of your brain! Believe it or not, your gut could be to blame for certain mental disorders.

Everything is Interconnected ~ Microbes In the Soil

Since 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. it is no surprise that the soil, the source of most of our food, if full of microbes. There are more microbes in a teaspoon of healthy soil than there are people on the earth. Soils contain about 8 to 15 tons of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, earthworms, and arthropods.
When the soil is blasted by chemicals, just like when you intake process foods, to much sugar, and junk food, the results are SICK! Healthy living food lay the ground for healthy microbes to thrive. Dead food invites nasty bacteria that harbor disease.

The health of the soil is affected by what it is feed, just like us.

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How to restore and improve your gut bacteria

Add fermented foods to your diet
Eat mostly fruit and vegetables ~ organic of course
Reduce your stress
Reduce or eliminate processed sugar, and any process foods
Stay Healthy, avoid antibiotics if possible
Avoid any antibacterial products, such as hand soaps, cleaning products, cosmetics and anything containing the chemical Triclosan which can be found in many places today. It has been added to many consumer products—including clothing, kitchenware, furniture, and toys—to prevent bacterial contamination

Spend time in nature and get your hands in the soil

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I care deeply about you and the earth. I hope this post peeks your interest to learn all you can about the value of healthy microbes in your gut and on the earth.

If you are in Hawi Hawaii this Tuesday night, you can hear more about one of my favorite subjects.
Taste and enjoy some of my effervescent fermented products, including fermented cleaning products, spirits, vinegar and more.

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What a terrific way to start the New Year!


So why not multiply?

Big Love
Mama Donna

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