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Raw and fermented foods are the key to a healthy microbiome. Try sour kraut as well.

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Yup.

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Very interesting Walter. If you look at South Korea through the Worldometer data, they didn't experience a significant rise in cases or deaths until late 2021/early 2022. As the highest Kimchi consuming country, one interpretation of this would be that they were well protected from the "pandemic", at least until their somewhat lagging in time mRNA vax campaign caught up and crippled their collective immune systems.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/south-korea/

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100% The "covid" curve upward inflection point was when the "vaccines" rolled out.

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I absolutely love these findings around good hearty nutrition and positive health outcomes! Thanks for sharing I love kimchi too!!

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Yummmm , make your own , it’s easy !! Don’t forget the pre and probiotics... Flax seeds and kambucha . Thanks Walter for the science behind it ! Xo

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And sauerkraut if you like east European flavours. I'd add "mead" but as entertaining as it is, it isn't good for us.

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No kidding mead !??… when I eat fermented stuff, I add Braggs nutritional yeast.

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I've always wanted to start a business called "Mead & Weed" with the motto "We brew it & grow it. You drink it and smoke it" LOL

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Hilarious TRM I think there may be place kinda like that in Ferndale , Michigan

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But it maybe if brewed at home and indulged in moderately. The old German folk I grew up to know called it liquid bread.

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I never heard that before ( liquid bread) mead has honey in it my throat itches , so I have only had a taste.

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Your correct I have never heard mead in that context. Although the mead I had read about had grain as an important component. My dad is from German stock and when we were kids we were not aloud to drink soft drinks like pepsi or coca cola, 7up, you name it, not good for you. Beer is what is good for you. We could drink beer.

Knowing more about the process I look forward in a few years of brewing my own, from barely we grow and other grains. The appears to be a means of making beer nutritionally beneficial and good for you gut too. We will see when I have time to understand the basics and then experiment.

Brews yeast (most likely the "bitter dregs" spoken of in antiquity) is deeply nutritional and will certainly be consumed for health and vitality.

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Lol … same here , no soda in our house , milk or water or beer . How funny is that . I also used to sneak sips of coffee.

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Your folks of German ancestry? There is a lot to be said for beer. The Germans take it seriously and have legislated against bad beer and example of bad beer is American beer.

Coffee. Me too. Bud dad said you can only drink coffee if it is black, no sugar.

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Would sauerkraut also have similar benefits? I love sauerkraut and kimchi not so much :).

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Feb 19, 2023·edited Apr 2, 2023

I can't speak for the benefits of sauerkraut over Kimchi. But I believe the benefits would be different because Kimchi is so diverse, many different vegetables, while sauerkraut that is home made is basically from cabbage alone. Big difference with the ingredients.

I don't know for sure.

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also curious. regularly make and eat sauerkraut. does anyone know? am i missing some magic ingredient when making sauerkraut?

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Fermented food (like sauerkraut) are essential to a healthy gut :)

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Feb 17, 2023·edited Feb 17, 2023

My wife makes a kick butt spicy kimchi. We used to buy it and then one day she decided to try and make it. After about a year of good to great results taste wise, she has it down to a art form now.

PS. When fermenting in a cold climate put it in the oven (no heat) with the door closed as that is the best insulated place in the house.

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Would you get her permission to share her recipe for the good of humanity? :-)

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I love kimchi!

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I'm obsessed with kimchi pancake - the savoury starter.

So easy to make, and so moreish!!

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No shit, I just went and out bought a Kilo of Kimchi from the supermarket and am eating it right now after reading this!

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Yes. When I learned the real reason this purple thing is called “red cabbage” we’ve made a point to make and keep live fermented kraut/kimchi/漬物 in the fridges at all times.

Amazing he number of things we seem to have managed to unlearn

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Excellent! Thank you Walter! Peace.

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Fascinating. Dr. Michael Greger has promoted fermented foods for a number of years. Guess he was right.

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Add some inulin for pre-biotic fiber.

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a great source of vegetable inulin is from Jerusalem artichokes. While we haven't tried them in Kimchi yet, I can say that Jerusalem artichokes ferment just fine. Love them fermented.

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I've never tried it but I am fond of fermented this & that, so I certainly will, soon.

Truly fascinating & valuable work, thanks tons. Brilliant!

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Let food thy be your medicine :)

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Excellent! Thank you Walter! Peace.

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I am looking forward to trying Kimchi as for Kambucha l will give it a miss .. sauerkraut is a definite for me - with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensivities and Multiple Food Allergies and absolutely no medical acknowledgment in the UK adjusting my gut biome is crucial to even the most basic functioning - Thank you Walter again for all the information you so kindly offer!

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