By Lynnie Stein / July 13, 2021

Strengthen Immunity

Help build and support immunity and fight viruses?

Looking to …

Store your garden harvest?

Save money by making your own?

Combine a balance of several food choices with a side of food that not only dances on your plate and taste buds, with many health benefits?

Know the connection between gut health, specific health conditions and (How fermented food helps)?

Jean Bousquet (Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin) and colleagues investigated whether diet may contribute to the significant variation in COVID-19 death rates that have been observed between countries.

The study found that in some countries with low mortality rates, the consumption of traditional fermented foods was high.

Now referring to the current study, “the negative ecological association between COVID mortality and consumption of fermented vegetables supports the hypothesis previously reported,” writes the team.

• Antioxidant benefits (reduce free radicals)

• Allergy / food sensitivity (by keeping the gut lining healthy, substances that do not belong in the blood stream are prevented from being absorbed and causing sensitivity).
Several lactic acid bacteria found in kefir have been associated with changing gut bacteria to be favorable to preventing allergy.

The amazing kefir. A protective dietary supplementation against viral infection. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33186795/

How do they do this?
Bacteria can change the immune signals sent out by the body. These studies suggest that consistent use of kefir could help relieve allergy symptoms.

• Say goodbye to Acid reflux, heartburn, GERD? (helps the food digest so it does not ferment and bubble up causing burning and helps control a bacteria, H. Pylori, that is one cause)

• Control Type 2 diabetes with simple changes? (1)Remove, 2) Repair, 3) Restore, and 4) Replace)

• Help arthritis, asthma, diabetes, HIV/AIDS? (patients use to enhance quality of life)

• Bone density (two ways it helps: making vitamin K and by improving absorption of minerals)

• Say goodbye to bloat? (stops the fermentation that causes gas)

• Reduce cravings of sugars and carbs? When you crave chocolate cake, blame your bacteria! Bacteria influence neurotransmtter synthesis. Low GABA levels can help produce GABA so a low concentration of these bacteria means lower levels of GABA and increase in sugar cravings.

(Consuming probiotics and prebiotics (properly fermented food + fibre rich food) will help promote a community of good bacteria in your gut that may not only help to reduce negative food cravings, but also promote immunity, good mental health and a healthy digestive system to boot!).

Plus, a recent study, supports the idea you can alter your gut bacteria in just 24 hours by working Grandma Matilda August Stein’s foods into your diet.

• Circulatory system (helps maintain healthy function)

• Cholesterol triglycerides (help maintain blood fats at healthy levels)

• Constipation with tummy pain and straining (helps with regular complete bowel movements)

• Depression and anxiety; The couple of the year is the gut & the brain. The gut is the second brain (the good bacteria release the amino acid, L-tryptophan, a natural antidepressant)

• Diarrhea (fights and crowds out the harmful organisms that cause it)

• Improve heart health & decrease inflammation?

• Improve digestion? (helps with fats, protein and carbs)

• Desire food? … Sustain Life? The composition of gut bacteria, or the gut microbiome, plays a role in the behavioural aspects of anorexia and eating disorders.
(the good bacteria release the amino acid, L-tryptophan, a natural antidepressant)
It is vital to not forget the emotive issues behind this lonely condition.
Therefore support and help may be required.
However, looking at gut health, probiotics, and the corresponding immune reaction, may give a more thorough approach to a sufferer’s healing process.

• Dis-ease prevention (slow down the growth of pathogenic organisms)

• Improve energy, aches and pains?(increases energy naturally)

• Essential Fats (the good bacteria (probiotics) make them from the pre-biotics – fiber)

• Improve fertility? (the good bacteria keeps the gut and vaginal microbiomes at healthy levels)

• Gum disease (gum disease is caused by harmful bacteria reduced by the good bacteria)

• Glaucoma (helps prevent by controlling the bacteria H. Pylori)

• Restore a healthy balance of good bacteria in your gut? Immune system (boosts body’s natural ability to fight)
Good bacteria create acidic fermentation byproducts that lower your intestine’s pH, decreasing the chance that bad bacteria can survive.
They also compete for food supply and squatting rights on your intestinal lining. Plus, they secrete antimicrobial proteins that kill off bad bacteria.

• Inflammatory bowel disease and colitis (eases in many ways, e.g. by reducing inflammation and * “leaky gut”)

• Intestinal lining (kept healthy by creation of substances to benefit cells of the lining)

*“Leaky gut” means instead of foods being broken down, absorbed, and eliminated, partially digested foods can cross through the damaged area of the intestinal lining and enter the blood stream directly.

• Liver function (reduces the load on the liver by detoxifying in the gut)

• Migraine (helps by suppressing H. Pylori bacteria that are also a cause of cluster headaches.)

• Morning sickness (again caused in part by H. Pylori, so the good guys help control.)

• Oxygen uptake (improves it)

• Alkalize and cleanse your body? PH (acid/alkaline balance maintained in healthy range)

• Improve skin problems … Acne, psoriasis and eczema? (help control) Rosacea (a red skin condition thought to be caused by H. Pylori a harmful bacteria controlled by the friendly bugs.)

• Skin, eyes & hair (helps maintain in radiant, healthy state)

• Regularity (adds bulk to the stool and makes intestinal tract healthier and more alive)

• Sex hormones (help balance by detoxifying surplus hormones)

• Sleep well? A gutful of good sleep (the beneficial bacteria in your gut, can boost your body’s supply of melatonin)

•Tummy troubles? Fermented foods will stop tummy troubles

Tummy troubles such as gas, bloating, cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea and constipation may be due to the bacteria growing in your gut.


The bacteria in fermented foods can withstand the acid in the stomach and, with natural fibres, are transported along the whole digestive system.


Studies have shown fermented foods can change the bacteria that grow in your gut, reduce ‘bad bacteria’ and improve tummy troubles.

Find it hard to digest cabbage?

Don’t worry, fermentation makes cabbage easier to digest, so even the most tender tummies can manage it.

• Eliminate toxins? (helps reduce at the cellular level and avoids the re-absorption and production of new toxins by reducing constipation)

• Ulcers (suppress the bacteria H. Pylori that cause the ulcers)

• Urinary tract / vaginal infections (fights and crowds out the harmful organisms—the root cause)

• Vitamins (probiotics actually manufacture many vitamins = A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, K and Biotin. Vitamin K is important for strong bones)

• Reduce in size? / Permanent Weight Loss? (probiotics may help you lose weight and belly fat – strains of the Lactobacillus family reduce body fat by 3-4% in just over 6 weeks)

• Yeasts (protect against the overgrowth of organisms like Candida that cause dozens of symptoms)
Again, this is what friendly flora are supposed to do, but most supplemental products don’t deliver the benefits because they are not the correct blend of strains and/or are not made with enough care.
Many retail products have tested with 0 (zero) bacteria alive. Properly made fermented food is full of many strains of live bacteria. We are talking food that is alive.

www.discover.thegutacademy.com

How to support a healthy immune system. Eat your fermented food:

Antioxidant benefits (reduce free radicals)

Bacteria can change the immune signals sent out by the body.

Consuming probiotics and prebiotics (properly fermented food + fiber rich food) will help promote a community of good bacteria in your gut that may not only help to reduce negative food cravings, but also promote immunity, good mental health and a healthy digestive system to boot!

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