Fermented Foods and Sprouts: Foods for Overcoming Chronic Fatigue and Exhaustion

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sprout salad

Most people don't consider treating their chronic fatigue and exhaustion from their kitchen, yet there is magic and medicine in 2 very powerful foods that can be grown and made at home.  Two of the healthiest foods on earth…sprouts and cultured vegetables…have rekindled a place on my dinner table.

During our Get Your Green On Class, Chef Alicia got me motivated to try my hand again at sprouting.  She made it look so easy, and the sprouts were delicious and energizing.  The video recordings of the class are available at https://drritamarie.com/GreenClass.
sprout salad
In addition to demystifying the sprouting process, Alicia shared her  amazing recipe for Sprouts Salad with Tex Mex Dressing.  I could eat it all day.  In addition to 5 hours of recordings, all divided into 15 minute segments for your convenience, you'll get a 50 page green recipe and resource guide, filled with instructions for greenifying your diet.  Become a greenitarian and get instant access to this life changing class.  fatigue and exhaustion will become distant memories when you learn to eat this way.

I really enjoyed the fermented foods class I attended earlier this week, taught by Lila Wilds, Healthy Living Practitioner, and Judith Henderson, Master Chef.

I brought home a jar each of

  • Coconut Kefir
  • Cultured Vegetables
  • Kim chi.

These live foods,  rich in friendly bacteria, vitamins and enzymes are valuable additions to your daily diet.  It's easy for your gut to get out of balance.  Things like birth control pills, antibiotics, steroid medications, antibiotics in commercially raised meat and dairy, sugar, processed foods and environmental toxins contribute to the loss of normal gut flora (microorganisms) and to overall decline in digestive function.  This can result in health challenges ranging from bloating and gas to arthritis, fibromyalgia and even cancer.

Incorporating fermented foods daily will help restore your healthy intestinal flora.  healthy flora is important for synthesis of B-vitamins, digestion of food and protection from unwanted critters down there.

Cultured vegetables are so easy to make.  Simply cut up a bunch of your favorite vegetables (I like to include kale or other dark green, sea vegetables, cabbage,  and carrots, along with herbs like ginger, garlic, and cayenne.  The possibilities are endless.  Grate the vegetables or cut them into small chunks then bruise them by smashing with a potato masher or even a clean wooden baseball bat.  Massaging with your hands works too,  and it's a good workout.

Add some kefir starter, cultured vegetable starter or probiotics and let sit for 3-4 days.  i love the taste, and could eat them all day.

The combination pf sprouts and cultured vegetables can't help but get your energy strong and your mind clear.  Try it and let me know how it goes.

Love, Health and Joy,

Dr. Ritamarie

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