This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
billion live bacteria needed to restore gut health. “Every human is unique; try different products in search of what works,” he says.

Probiotic supplements may be more effective for people with seri- ous digestive distress that need higher bacterial counts and the product label may provide specifics of the bacteria and strains. “For example, Lactobacil- lus rhamnosus GG is a strain that has been proven to be effective against antibiotic-induced diarrhea,” Marco explains. High-quality probiotics usu- ally require refrigeration to keep the bacteria alive.

In addition, there are many non- fermented foods, including certain juices, candies and energy bars, with specific strains of bacteria added that have probiotic effects.

Kathleen Barnes is the author of a wide variety of natural health books including 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, with Dr. Hyla Cass. Connect at

Safe Digestive Relief

In addition to fermented foods, these foods offer digestive relief.

Ginger: Safe enough to quell the nausea of early pregnancy, ginger can offer relief from nausea, gas and even colic in babies.

Peppermint Oil: A traditional remedy now validated by science, pepper- mint oil can relieve irritable bowels and heartburn. Consider enteric coated (acid resistant) capsules that can impact the small intestine, where relief is needed.

Fennel: This mildly licorice-flavored seed hasn’t been extensively studied, but lovers of Indian cuisine have tra- ditionally used it to promote smooth digestion after consuming curry- laden meals.

Sources: American Botanical Coun- cil; Mayo Clinic, MN; Baylor Uni- versity, TX; University of Michigan; University of Rochester, NY

natural awakenings May 2014 27

Simple Sauerkraut Recipe

It’s easy to make a healthy batch of sauerkraut in a glass quart canning jar in as little as three days.

Organic cabbage, finely shredded 1 Tbsp sea salt or other natural salt

Mix salt and cabbage together in a large bowl, squeezing the salt into the cabbage. Cabbage will become limp and begin to release its juice.

Tightly pack cabbage and juice into a clean glass canning jar. Keep the cab- bage submerged in liquid; if necessary, use a smaller canning jar loaded with marbles or stones.

Cover jar with a clean cloth or piece of cheesecloth and keep it in a cool place.

Jar contents will begin to bubble, signal- ing that fermentation is taking place (note that conventional cabbage ad- ditives may interrupt the fermentation process).

It’s ready to eat in three days, but keeps well for several weeks in the refrigerator.

Primary source:

Your Healing Can

Begin Today • Improve Digestion

• Pain Relief from: Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Sciatica & Migraines

• Sleep Better • Increase Energy • Fertility • Mood stabilization for Depression & Anxiety •Addiction Recovery

•Weight/Stress Management Call for a FREE phone

consultation and take control of your health today!

Eleonora A. Bowers, M.S., L.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

(201) 298-3112 •

150 Flanagan Way • Secaucus, NJ 07094 (Located inside the Kipnis PT Center)

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44