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  • Originally posted by KerryK View Post
    I really have to knuckle down and ferment some kraut
    OH yal!! I made some over the weekend! Well I have it in the jars anyways. Took no time at all. I guess maybe I should go check on it. Thanks for the reminder!!
    65lbs gone and counting!!

    Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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    • Originally posted by KerryK View Post
      I really have to knuckle down and ferment some kraut, some kombucha, water kefir... I'm mostly intimidated & nervous (with a smidgen of laziness in the mix). That, I think, is the next vital step in my quest for optimal health - added to the bone broth, dabbling in this moar-fat-less-protein, new 2-day weekly fast (thanks for tipping me off the fence on that one, Betorq), and my continued eating for maximum nutrition.
      That's how I feel exactly. And I can get some great home made fermented veggies at the Farmer's Market so I continue to indulge my intimidated nervous laziness.

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      • Originally posted by cheffy View Post
        Are your back problems improving? I have lower back issues as well, a couple herniated disks. Although it is much better than pre-primal, I still can't bend over completely without pain, and I do get the occasional ache. I was wondering whether or not a primal diet could completely heal back issues, or just help? (weight loss, better/more nutrients)
        YES! For the 1st time since I was injured, I can lift heavy weights & do yoga again without reinjurying myself & worsening my spine & lessening my enjoyment of life. I have 5 discs I ruptured, 2 nerve roots damaged. I'll tell you what I think: Pretty strict primal eating/living and pretty much eliminating nuts (except macs & some cashews on very rare occassion which I used to overconsume, nuts are like that), that and high fat low carb + TONS of fermented foods I make, all that was the icing on the cake too. My back pain had been an almost constant daily thing since 2000 but no more. I've done a LOT of decompressive therapies, about 50 of them, all outside the coverage of my health insurance (ie all out of pocket), I did a LOT of prolotherapy, about 25 of them over a period of about 6 months. I've eaten a LOT of serrapeptase which is powerful stuff on many levels and quite inexpensive surprisingly, from this one source I get it from. I haven't taken it in a while but I ought to, as I get sore from working out some & I know its great for so many other things too.

        PM me & maybe we can even talk on Skype or the phone, as I can share more, better, & faster talking in my natural way of thinking, than by typing. If it worked for me, depending on your level of damage, your ability to heal & willingness, ability to access & afford alternative therapies, you MIGHT be able to free yourself of pain too. Everyone's different, but the body is quite amazing & can heal from some heavy shite if given the right resources & time.
        Last edited by Betorq; 09-18-2012, 08:40 PM.
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        • Originally posted by KerryK View Post
          I really have to knuckle down and ferment some kraut, some kombucha, water kefir... I'm mostly intimidated & nervous (with a smidgen of laziness in the mix). That, I think, is the next vital step in my quest for optimal health - added to the bone broth, dabbling in this moar-fat-less-protein, new 2-day weekly fast (thanks for tipping me off the fence on that one, Betorq), and my continued eating for maximum nutrition.

          I hope this thread keeps going. I don't post much, but I'm ever-lurking.
          I lurked, I love that word, it's so funny sounding.

          I lurked for over a year, on & off, before I even registered and filled out a profile. I ought to look back over those 1st & earliest posts of mine someday...

          I don't think I/we are going to stop fasting on a weekly basis, as for me personally, I can really see myself doing this for a lifetime, in some form or another.

          Fermenting your own stuff is easy & doesn't take much time at all. Minutes really. If something get moldy or scummy on the top, I just skim it off, clean around the edges, top it off with fresh filtered water, add some extra sea salt for good measure, & on we go, no worries nor troubles. An interesting fact I read on some fermenting website some time ago, which has never left me: "There has never been a single reported case of anyone being treated in a US hospital from eating fermented vegetables."

          If the vegetables ferment improperly or rot on top due to air being between the jar's top & the top layer of the ferment material & the water, it's quite apparent when you check on your ferments and you simply just discard the bad part, clean up the glass top & lid, top it all off again, & proceed with the fermentation process. Nobody eats bad fermented vegetables (unless you're blind and can't taste anything...). But people do get sick, quite often actually, from eating bad dairy, eggs &/or flesh foods.

          But whether this thread continues on & on, only time will tell...
          Last edited by Betorq; 09-18-2012, 08:54 PM.
          "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
          "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
          "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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          • I've been making sauerkraut for about 6 weeks now. It is fairly easy, but I did have one batch that seems to have turned into an inedible mush.

            And that leads into my fasting work this week. I missed fasting last week as I was at a trade show and that always throws me off. Anyway, I'm working the revised fasting today - BP coffee and sauerkraut. Not sure how I feel about calling this a fast, and I'm not sure it's any easier than having no food at all. It's been 24 hours and I'll go another 12-36 depending on how I feel tomorrow.

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            • Originally posted by Betorq View Post
              But people do get sick, quite often actually, from eating bad dairy, eggs &/or flesh foods.
              Or even raw vegetables. Remember that spinach incident from a few years ago? And the canteloupes just this summer?

              The first thing one of my friends said to me when I told her I was fermenting vegetables, was 'Watch out for botulism!' I explained that the fermenting action doesn't leave the vegetables in the right state for botulism to occur, and yet, next time I pulled out my sauerkraut, her words echoed in my ears.

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              • Originally posted by Betorq View Post
                My back pain had been an almost constant daily thing since 2000 but no more.
                That is awesome!!

                Originally posted by Betorq View Post
                If something get moldy or scummy on the top, ...
                We use to use a potato and put that on top, in order to keep the veggies under the water so they would not mold. Then later, just take the tator off and throw it away. I didnt this time, because no one mentioned using that trick in any of the recipes I looked at, so I didnt know if that was proven to be a bad idea or not. And I didnt know if there might be any starch or something that I might not want for my fasting purposes.

                But as I looked at my jars yesterday, they werent moldy or anything, it has only been a few days, but I wished I had a tator on top to have held it all down
                65lbs gone and counting!!

                Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                  Or even raw vegetables. Remember that spinach incident from a few years ago? And the canteloupes just this summer?

                  The first thing one of my friends said to me when I told her I was fermenting vegetables, was 'Watch out for botulism!' I explained that the fermenting action doesn't leave the vegetables in the right state for botulism to occur, and yet, next time I pulled out my sauerkraut, her words echoed in my ears.
                  I meant from fermenting & eating those fermented veggies. Not raw veggies or fruits.

                  Fermentation bacteria might likely eat and/or crowd out botulism. I know friendly bacteria either will eat or destroy or crowd out unfriendly bacteria in our guts. Not sure about that though working the same in a pickling jar...Too tired right now to research anything but my pillow.
                  "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                  "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                  "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                  • I know, I meant, isn't it strange how raw veggies (which you would assume to be the safest) can still have problems, and yet fermented, don't.

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                    • Anyone doing a 24-48 hr fast this week?

                      I'm fasting my 48 hours after tonight's evening meal - Monday. That will overlap & coincide with Yom Kippur, the Jewish High Holiday that involves a 24 hour full fast, no food, water or even brushing your teeth. Any adult (age 13 or older) with illness or pregnant is exempt. I've done every year since I was a teenager. I get weak in the hot synagogue standing & sitting dozens of times in a stuffy suit. My dad sniffs smelling salts a bit during the services, to keep his head clear. I might get some, never really needed it, except for this holiday...

                      I'll break the fast Wednesday evening @ sundown with the other hungry, repentant congregants. I bet nobody else in the synagogue will have gone 48 hours like me, !
                      "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                      "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                      "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                      • I just posted on another thread, that I am going for 48 after tonight. I meant to after supper last night, but realized I didnt eat supper
                        65lbs gone and counting!!

                        Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                        • I'm in a 24 right now, never eat breakfast and kinda forgot lunch LOL. I do it a couple times weekly.

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                          • Originally posted by WeldingHank View Post
                            I'm in a 24 right now, never eat breakfast and kinda forgot lunch LOL. I do it a couple times weekly.
                            There's quite a bit of past discussions on MDA, comparing the pros & cons of two 24 hr fasts each week, vs one 48 hour one. For me, personally I prefer to do it all at once. Plus there are health benefits that kick in at or after 40-48 hours, that a 24 hr fast does not confer.
                            "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                            "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                            "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                            • Originally posted by Betorq View Post
                              Anyone doing a 24-48 hr fast this week?
                              I am - will go about 36 hours, eating a late dinner tonight and then breaking the fast on Wednesday morning. Hey, didn't some gentile suggest earlier that only religious fasts were legitimate? You'll be totally legit this week, although maybe not barefoot.

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                              • Actually, I do take off my shoes while in my chair. It's too hot & stuffy otherwise
                                "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                                "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                                "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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