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Step Eight

Preserving Raw Foods with Natural Prebiotics

The importance of this step cannot be overstated, especially in a world where harmful viral and bacterial organisms are becoming “superbugs” and antibiotics are no longer the savior they once were.

Cultured foods are a host for beneficial organisms that populate and protect the human gastrointestinal tract. Some strains of healthy bacteria actually support other strains and they are your insurance against a takeover by harmful bacteria resulting in disease. New research on probiotics and gut flora is proliferating daily as the benefits for immunity, digestive health, and even mental health are increasingly connected to a healthy gut.

If I had to pick the two most important steps in this course, it would be Step 1 (green smoothies) and this one.  Why is this Step 8, then, rather than Step 2?  Because it’s very unfamiliar to most people.

Not that this step is difficult.  It’s amazingly easy.  But I say that to congratulate you.  These are easy, but advanced-thinking habits!  And everything about culturing your own foods like yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut will save you money, not just in preparing the food, but in keeping illnesses at bay.  Let’s begin!

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