When you indulge in a wonderful cheese or splendid wine, think about what’s making it taste so good: it’s rotting. Of course, in the case of the cheese or wine, the rot has taken place in a specific manner, allowing us to control the flavors. We’ve been fermenting foods since we’ve been cooking to prevent and minimize spoilage and extend the life of our foods. When food is fermented, a bacteria or fungus is involved in breaking down the complex carbohydrates and sugars into...
by on June 2nd, 2010 at 01:06 pm

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  • In Praise of Rot!
    When you indulge in a wonderful cheese or splendid wine, think about what’s making it taste so good: it’s rotting. Of course, in the case of the cheese or wine, the rot has taken place in a specific manner, allowing...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 01:06 pm
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    WellWired-TV: Probiotics Ooh La La!
    Did you know that creator of Dannon yogurt, Daniel Carasso, died in May of 2009 at the age of 103? Find out why you should play in the fermented milk pantheon and how to make smarter probiotic purchases with Dr. Kassam. Dr....
    by at January 22nd, 2010 at 06:01 pm
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    Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues
    It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and depression is rampant. Between the early darkness, family drama and the financial stress that goes along with shopping season, many people find their mood taking a turn...
    by at December 2nd, 2009 at 09:12 am
  • 8 Ways to Maximize Your Immunity to the Flu
    I’m not being dramatic: we are on the verge of what could be a terrible flu season, fighting a strain of flu virus that has the potential to be very infectious and strong. So don’t wait for that first sniffle!...
    by at August 16th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Boost Your Immunity with Chinese Medicine
    Our first line of defense is our skin, otherwise known as wei qi, or protective qi. Not only do wind and heat offer transportation for pathogens, they can also elicit a direct physiological affect of opening and closing the...
    by at August 1st, 2009 at 09:08 am
  • Eat More Sugar, Says Your Dentist
    Your dentist isn’t crazy. Sweets can prevent cavities and make your teeth stronger. There are numerous news reports this week on a sweet substance called Xylitol and its benefits. Xylitol is known as a sugar alcohol...
    by at July 25th, 2009 at 09:07 am