How eating dirt is actually good for your gut

Healthy Benefits of Eating Dirt
So why exactly does soil, or more specifically soil-based organisms support a healthy gut and immune system response? Plants need them to grow otherwise they become disease laden, malnourished and harvest fugi, mold, candida and yeasts.

As I mentioned in my video, these healthy organisms are needed by the ball ball or gut system of the plant, we need these organisms to live a healthy and long life too.

There are over 800 scientific studies that reference soil-based organism and what do you suppose they have in common? They all link soil-based organisms to successfully treating many illnesses and diseases, including:

* Allergies
* Asthma
* Gas
* Indigestion
* Ulcerative Colitis
* Irritable bowel syndrome
* Malabsorption
* Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
* Nausea
* Indigestion
* Bacterial, fungal and viral infections

It is known that soil-based organisms nourish the cells in the liver and the colon and they then actually create B vitamins, vitamin K2, enzymes and antioxidants.

Another amazing benefit of soil-based organisms is that they can wipe out harmful pathogens like candida, fungi and parasites. They also kill bad bacteria that binds to or is known to puncture the gut lining. They bind to the toxins and remove them from our bodies. They also help smooth out the immune system and reduce inflammation naturally in the gut and throughout our entire bodies.

Some of the best ways to eat more dirt

1. Eat foods from your garden, not too clean (just rinsing is fine) and don’t peel, Remember as I mentioned, when you grow organically without the use of pesticides and herbicides, your plant benefits and so do you.

2. Eating plenty of fermented foods and drinks, like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, good yogurt and kefir. Lactose intolerance is definately on the rise due to pasteurization which kills of beneficial enzymes and probiotics. When raw and fermented dairy are incorporated, those symptoms often diminish as well.

3. Taking your shoes off and playing in the dirt or just walking around barefoot gets you connected to the earth and allows us to pick up many beneficial bacteria.

4. Eating local raw honey and bee pollen are helpful in helping with seasonal allergies, as most don’t spend enough time outdoors. It strengthens the immune system, acts as an inflammatory agent and supports the liver.

5. Epsom salt baths help the body uptake needed minerals and microbes, which also help support the skin, reduce inflammation and if you live near an ocean, take a regular dip or two. It does a body good.

Today, we are missing out on our vitamin dirt, thanks in part to oversanitation and antibacterial use, like hand sanitizers, antibacterial soaps and germ-killing wipes.

Our connection ot the dirt is narrowing, so I say….

Get out and play in the dirt…literally!

Kellie

Sourdough Chocolate Cake

Sourdough Chocolate Cake

Sourdough Chocolate Cake
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  1. To make the cake:
  2. Combine the fed starter, milk and spelt flour in a mixing bowl. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 8 hours. If not ready to bake the cake, transfer this mixture to the refrigerator until ready to finish the cake, but allow it to come back to room temperature before proceeding.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 cake pan or 2 – 8” or 9” square or round cake pans with coconut oil and set aside.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the evaporated cane juice, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, and Teeccino. Beat. Add the eggs and beat well.
  5. Combine the sourdough mixture with the chocolate mixture. Mix gently until smooth. Pour into prepared pan(s).
  6. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes (mine baked for about 35 minutes), until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set on a rack to cool.
  7. Make the Frosting:
  8. Combine all the frosting ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Chill.
  9. Assemble the cake:
  10. If cakes are in a square or round pan, tip them onto a platter. Spread the frosting between the layers and on top.
  11. If cake is in one rectangular pan, spread the frosting on top. Serve!
  12. Recipe Courtesy of Gnowfglins
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Elderberry Syrup – Immune Boosting

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup – Immune Boosting
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Elderberry syrup is a proven remedy for preventing and recovering from the flu, colds, excessive mucus, sore throats, and contains large amounts of antioxidants, potassium, beta carotene, calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin C. Serving size 1 tablespoon daily and if sickness strikes, 1 teaspoon every 4 hours.
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Elderberry syrup is a proven remedy for preventing and recovering from the flu, colds, excessive mucus, sore throats, and contains large amounts of antioxidants, potassium, beta carotene, calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin C. Serving size 1 tablespoon daily and if sickness strikes, 1 teaspoon every 4 hours.
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  1. Add the berries, water, cloves, ginger and cinnamon stick to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, reduce the berry mixture to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, remove from the heat. Using a potato masher, mash the berries (still in the now juice mixture) to remove any extra juices.
  4. Smash and think of the savings in the pot.
  5. Strain the berries from the juice. I use a cheesecloth and small mesh sieve over a bowl. Push the berries in the strainer down with the back of a wooden spoon to remove any extra juice.
  6. Stir in the honey. The berry mixture should still be warm, not hot, and just slightly warm.
  7. Keep in the fridge. Take 1 tablespoon daily by spoon or mix it in a smoothie.
  8. Recipe and photo courtesy of www.livesimply.me
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Apple Cider Kombucha

Kombucha

Apple Cider Kombucha
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  1. Place 1st fermented brew into a 1/2 gallon jar. Add chopped apple, cinnamon stick, cloves and raw honey.
  2. Let ferment for 5-7 days. Strain off apples, cinnamon stick. cloves and put into your bottles of choice and refrigerate.
  3. Yummy!
  4. If you'd like to enjoy warm, gently warm, no hotter than 100 degrees so as not to destroy the enzymes and good probiotics.
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