Talking Sickness, Immune System and How Does That All Work Anyway?

Talking Sickness, Immune System and What the Hell Is That AnywaySomething very weird happened this week. It doesn’t happen very often, and when it does I’m always really, really surprised. So what happened? Well, I got sick (cue menacing music!).

I’ve just spent the weekend hanging out with a few billion (or so) of the wrong kind of germs, resulting in a Saturday night snuggling on the couch with the hubby watching a couple of movies and feeling a little sorry for myself. Only sorry for myself because of my cold – the snuggling bit was actually pretty wonderful and almost made being sick worth it. Read the rest of this post »

Fermented Foods, Probiotics and Kombucha – What You Need To Know

Fermented Foods, Probiotics and Kombucha – What You Need To KnowThere are a bucket load of reasons to love, and eat, fermented foods. I’ll get to that in a minute though – first up you may be wondering what fermented food actually is. So let’s delve into that for a sec.

When food is fermented, it means it’s been through a process of lactofermentation. This means basically that the bacteria feed off the sugars and starches in the food and create lactic acid, which in turn preserves the food. Read the rest of this post »