Probiotic Partner: Sauerkraut

At the start of the year, E! News predicted that sauerkraut would be one of the trendiest foods of 2015. That’s because the crunchy, tangy fermented side dish is overflowing with healthy probiotic bacteria. In fact, all those good-for-you bugs are likely what prompted iconic integrative physician Andrew Weil, MD, to call sauerkraut “a living […]


Eat Pickles, be Cool as a Cucumber

A new psychiatry research study out of the College of William & Mary and University of Maryland found a potential link between probiotic-containing fermented foods like pickles, kimchi, and kefir, and social anxiety. They discovered that young adults who eat more fermented foods experience fewer symptoms or social anxiety, with the effect proving strongest among those at genetic […]


Pucker Up and Discover the Power of Sour

Why yes, that is us you read about in the August issue of O: The Oprah Magazine! In “Sweet on Tart” on page 90, readers are encouraged to discover “the power of sour” and start incorporating tart foods like kefir into their diets. The article features many great nuggets of information about why you should […]


What’s the Deal with Fermented Foods?

There’s been a lot of buzz around cultured and fermented foods recently, and for good reasons. While some may of these good bacteria-rich foods have strange-sounding names – kimchi, miso and kombucha, for example – kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut and yes, even wine and beer, are fermented foods that offer some surprising health benefits. Fermentation, or lacto-fermentation, […]