Think of it like a checklist:
#1 Intermittent fasting
#2 cut out sugar
#3 Add more healthy fats to your diet
#4 Take “active” probiotics (this video)
From here, you can continue to make this part of your lifestyle or you can become advanced and do more.
When I was first starting out I took on probiotics and noticed a significant difference in various things like depression, anxiety, hair falling off… this is because the bacteria in your gut directly affects feelings.
Just like they are responsible for digesting foods to make vitamins, probiotics also manufacture about 95% of serotonin.
Lack of good probiotics = lack of serotonin
Lack of serotonin = depression
Probiotics also manufacture melatonin… so you’ll sleep better 🙂
That’s why when I incorporated traditional cooking methods and focused on a gut healing diet I noticed a huge improvement on my mood.
As far as hair loss, digesting foods properly eliminates the need for the adrenals to release excess cortisol… and because I used pineapple (which has a lot of protein digestive enzymes), I noticed my hair stopped falling the more I took on these probiotics and other fermented foods.
In the video above I showed a recipe where I took four coconuts and about 1/2 a pineapple.
The fruit is just meant to “house” probiotics much like your gut wall lining would. They live in the little nooks and crannies which is why porous materials like wood that have been exposed to probiotics used to be passed down by families to start new batches.
That being said, making probiotics active is only the first step in healing your gut, which is our main goal here.
The next step is to increase the variety of strains… although there are other probiotic strains I’ve used in the past, my go-to method now is to ferment different fruits.
Some that I’ve done are
Apples & bananas.
Berries (can be extra sour)
You can also use probiotics to ferment cucumber and make pickles. I’ve also used probiotics as a starter for sauerkraut and other vegetables.
The main take away here is that each fruit and vegetable you ferment has dozens of different varieties of probiotics that you won’t be able to find elsewhere.
It’s important that you find local fruit that’s in season and organic.
The second thing I wanted to add to the video above was a description of what to look for as far as taste.
Probiotics make lactic acid and when they ferment (eat sugars) they make a vinegar like component.
The flavor should be like a diluted version of raw apple cider vinegar except the flavor will come from the fruit you ferment.
To make probiotics stronger use more sugar. If your probiotics are too strong, too sour or too vinegar like, then add less sugar.
That being said, it is very likely that the taste will be less than pleasant at first.
If that is the case, what you can do in the beginning is to add raw clear agave to your drink to mask the sour flavor.
What you’ll notice as you start to drink more probiotics is that the flavor will become more pleasant and you’ll enjoy drinking these more often.
If you’ve been doing intermittent fasting everyday, and if you’ve changed your diet based on the previous videos then taking these probiotics will essentially magnify the effects… so if you’re feeling more energy, get ready for more!
This is in essence the “formula” I followed and what I’ve shared with others who have also reported it worked for them too!
Leave me a comment below and tell me what do you like most about this checklist process and if you are happy that you decided to participate in our study group?[/text_block]