Sulfur dioxide is one antibacterial agent that is added to our produce to retard spoilage by killing the flora and “fungus-es.” (little humor there)
Food preservatives kill the probiotics,” the good bacteria”, and the bad bacteria, in our intestines. They also harm our immune system and make us more likely to get sick.
When we eat, what we think is a healthy salad, it might not be so healthy to our intestines.
Washing our produce can remove most of the food preservatives
We can remove most of the food preservatives from fresh produce by washing with plain water; others can be, neutralized, with a solution of 1/5 vinegar and water.
Probiotics—are the friendly little guys who digest my food. We have about 16 trillion of these in the average gut.
Protect your body by adding some probiotics to each meal
We need to add probiotics to each meal to replace those killed by the preservatives in our food. Probiotics can be found in most cheeses, raw sauerkraut, kimchi, live culture yogurt and raw vegetables which are killed by cooking.
Probiotics in our digestive tracks can be helpful to boost metabolism and fight off bad bacteria.
Healthy Living Means a Healthy Body and Mind
My wife had a body health scan at the Boardman, Ohio, Wellness Center (local “Y.” It used to be called the YMCA.)
It showed that she has the metabolism of a 60-year old person. That is strange because we have been married for 57-years. I know better than to give her age, but either I married her when she was quite young or … “Jerry best shut up de mout.” I too, want to keep on aging.
Eat Natural Food and Avoid Medications
The goal here is to point out that a life of prudent living and hard work is its’ own reward. Other than the time when the doctors medicated her, she has been extremely healthy. I would say “Healthy as a horse” but, again I want keep on aging.
Probiotics Digest our Food
I can’t get my wife to eat her Limburger Cheese, nor her *green slime (No trade mark here; it is my own concoction.) But she does eat the raw home-made sauerkraut and plenty of onions and garlic. These things are loaded with probiotics that digest the food, and they Detox the body–they even help remove heavy metals and pesticides.
The medical world is finally accepting the concept of enhancing the digestive track with these friendly bacteria. We have an estimated 16-trillion friendly bacteria in our guts. They digest our food and eat the bad guys. The Mayo Clinic has a nice article on this.
Natural foods have plenty of Probiotics
Raw fruits and vegetables originally have plenty of Probiotics and Prebiotics. Protecting them on the long trip to your table and the keeping them fresh demands that they be fumigated and, in many ways, their natural enemies must be kept at bay. We need to do all we can to remove the stuff that poisons their enemies–and kills our digestive probiotics.
The day is long and destiny is coming like a freight train through the tunnel-of-my-life.
I must prepare my body and mind for a happy landing in this big arena. A few minutes of preparation and some pre-prepared foods from the freezer will stoke the engine of life. My metabolism needs almost 4,000 calories each day. I need to get these from basic foods. No expensive “prepared foods” for this old goat.
Backwoods People Should Eat Like They are Serious
Steamed green beans
A small handful of juniper berries
Three chicken broth ice cubes
Three vegetable broth ice cubes
Some Good Hard Cheese and Fermented Vegetables.
A generous helping of basic cheeses and some fermented vegetables that are loaded with probiotics and prebiotics will help guard my from many harmful. Prepared foods have preservatives that help get them to me–their long journey to my table demands that they be protected from spoiling and other hazards. Probiotics will help clean-up the hazardous ingredients, things like mercury, lead, pesticides, food preservatives and many other toxins.
They will work hard for me; very much like the “bugs” cleaned up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Healthy Bowel Movements are Important Too
Good bowel movements are the result of a healthy diet. I read one doctor’s report that said we need large, firm stool to clean the Colon and rectum. Colorectal cancer can be the result of a diet that is lacking in solid matter that cleans the lower bowel.
Heat in a sauce pan–eat this before it can escape.
Limburger Cheese has probiotics for intestinal health.
Limburger cheese is loaded with probiotics that are necessary for digesting our food.
We can’t avoid processed food that is loaded with preservatives that kill the friendly bacteria in our intestines. Limburger cheese will add back the types of probiotics that we need, and it contains probiotics that feed the good bacteria.
Limburger cheese can be bought in jars or bricks; but the stuff in jars has been largely killed and therefore not so beneficial.
The Limburger cheese contains the same friendly bacteria that grows between our toes. That is the smell that people, some people, object to. Our bodies host about 16 trillion bacteria on the outside, some friendly and some not-so-friendly.
This cheese has proteins that provide the groundwork for healthy muscles, blood, cartilage and skin. Limburger cheese provides the major nutrients that you need.
If you have a problem with Limburger cheese, Parmesan cheese is also loaded with nutrients.
Most cheeses are fermented and provide a wide variety of these important little guys that digest your food.
Avoid the stuff called “American Cheese Food Product.” It, by law, is not even allowed to be labeled as cheese. With the Holiday season coming up, try to stay away from the many commercial stuff that may be labeled as “cheese.”
If cheese “binds you up”, eat a smaller amount for a few months; your “innards” will adjust as your digestive system gets acquainted with the new probiotics–your immune system will thank you.
Coleslaw is a natural health food–one of the best available.
Coleslaw needn’t be a slurry of sweetened cabbage. This can be an interesting dish that is a meal unto itself–a hearty dish that is extremely versatile.
Coleslaw can be a mighty snack food that can be carried in a backpack or school lunch box.
This recipe does not foul your breath and the raw stuff helps clean your teeth.
Good coleslaw has loads of healthy fiber and nutrients.
Good coleslaw has natural probiotics and prebiotics–more than commercial yogurt has.
Wash all produce in a solution of vinegar and water, five-to-one. This will help to neutralize the chemicals that help to get the produce from the worldwide market to your table. Also, the field hands don’t always have access to good bathroom practices.
Chopped cabbage–select only the best available.
Grated carrots–select only the best. Avoid the “baby carrots” that are the hard core that remains after the processors have shaved off the good parts.
Sliced and chopped radishes. There is a wide variety of radishes that can impart an interesting flavor to the slaw.
A handful of raisins for sweetness and nutrition. Avoid the old dried-out ones that are too chewy.
A dash of balsamic vinegar. This stuff has many nutrients, and especially trace elements that are missing in much of today’s food. Balsamic vinegar will also add a nice flavor and keep the vegetables from discoloring under stressful portage (archaic word, but I like it.)
Cut, grate or shred the pieces to your liking–good teeth, big pieces.
Mix the ingredients gently. They will keep for a week in the refrigerator.
Don’t forget to have a nice little refrigerator thermometer. Keep things below 38 degrees (frost level) and above freezing. This greatly slows down bacterial growth and keeps things crisp. If possible, keep this stuff in the lower area.