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Karen Diggs
6 Ways to Use Pickle Brine (Juice)

6 Ways to Use Pickle Brine (Juice)

So, you've started making your own lacto-fermented pickles and loving it! Congratulations! But, after you've finished the pickles, you're left with the remaining brine in the jar. what do you do with it? First of all, DO NOT toss it out!That fermented pickle brine is liquid gold! Amrita! Nectar of the gods! And I am not exaggerating. Researchers have tested pickle brine, and according to Heathline, and The Cleveland Clinic, fermented pickle juice have many health benefits including: Good for your gut microbiome because it contains probiotics Contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals (including potassium) Maybe helpful with weight management May help to regulate blood...

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Karen Diggs
Live a Plastic-free Life

Live a Plastic-free Life

July is officially Plastic-free Month, and millions of people around the world are joining in and taking positive steps to decrease plastic pollution. Of course, we should all be cutting down on plastic use, not only in July, but permanently!Here is a visual on how plastic pollution affects us: Image from https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org/ And here's another sobering chart: Image from www.ciel.orgWell, the bright side is that we can all take action NOW! And here are a few easy ways to do so:1. Join the Plastic-free July 2023 movement, and then do it every month, every day permanently. This is a nifty 31-day action...

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Karen Diggs
Spring Detox with Sauerkraut! - Part One

Spring Detox with Sauerkraut! - Part One

  "The best time to do a detox is in the spring. During the dark and chilly days of winter, the tendency is to be less active and many of us also tend to eat more in order to deal with the harsher climate. So by the time the first green shoots start to sprout and reach towards the sun, we are also ready to shake off the lethargy of the wintry months and prime ourselves for renewal."                                              ...

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5 Tips to Protect and Power Your Brain

5 Tips to Protect and Power Your Brain

"The brain we develop reflects the life we lead." ~ His Holiness the Dalai LamaWe are living in a world of extreme environmental toxins and stresses, both physical and emotional. And on top of that, the rate of cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimers' is skyrocketing. Therefore, it is critical to protect our brain health and also practice good eating habits that will help us to think and remember. 1. Eat fermented foods - As you can see from the sub-title of Dr. Perlmutter's book, Brain Maker, (see image below), gut microbes have a direct link to your brain! So, eating sauerkraut, and other lacto-fermented foods,...

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