our Sauerkraut – an ancient fermented longevity food recipe
Did you know sauerkraut
- Dates back to more than 2,000 years ago from China
- It was then introduced to Europe by the infamous Mongolian leader Genghis Khan when he decided to invade China. He stole this recipe and took it back to his homeland. But he replaced the wine that the Chinese used with salt.
- The word is derived from Germany: sauer= sour kraut=greens
Certain food has the potential to increase the electrical energy, or prana /chi, in our cells and for this reason, it is important to consider the organic vegetables and fruit. As we know only too well, the pesticides and herbicides, damage the body in many ways. It is only, in the past 20 years or so, that the earth has been bombarded SYSTEMatically with the use of these DEADly poisons.
The more organic healthy raw food you eat, meaning a food that is toxic free of unnatural manmade chemicals, that gunk up your cells, and thus prevent the receptor sites from connecting, there will be less Chi flowing i.e. less connective energy flowing between your cells and another living being. In Chinese medicine, food is looked at from a different perspective. They view food as having different energies/chi in temperature and talk about food that creates dampness.
Chi and Prana, unseen by the average naked eye, may be seen when using Kirlian photography, seen in this image is a great indication of these biophotons. But we may simply notice the change in our energy level by simply introducing these type of healthy living foods into our body on a regular basis.
Food that emits these light particles called biophotons, helps to form healthy blood. Blood in Chinese medicine is seen as a moving force and a bridge to human consciousness. In Chinese Medicine blood is a life-giving substance circulating throughout the body. It is seen as a force with sensitivities to the influence of Chi. Blood nourishes our very being, and is very much dependent on the chi from our food; the air we breath; our actions and thoughts. Our chi affects our blood. It helps us to connect, one cell to another, and to another living being.
You can increase the electrons in your cells tenfold depending on our source of food, water, air plus changing our negative thoughts and actions.
This light emission, biophotons, is an expression of the functional state of the living organism, and its measurement, therefore can be used to assess our health and wellbeing.
Did you know that our tongue is the first line of prana or chi interaction with food, along with our nasal passages? When we
are in tune, or in alignment energetically, we will intuitively know, which food smell good for our being, and also which food tastes good for us. For example, my tongue knows when something is going to have a negative impact on my body because the sides of my tongue actually contract. As a Chinese herbalist once told me “Our body is like a computer” My tongue is relaying information to the rest of the sensitive energy, or electrical body circuit. Tune in, and you will become aware of what your body needs. Try closing your eyes, and open the fridge door, notice all the different aromas. Notice which healthy food your nose chooses for you.
Sauerkraut is made with organic green or red cabbage as the main ingredient. When the shredded cabbage leaves are put under pressure the juice allows the shredded cabbage to ferment in the naturally created lactic acid bacteria – Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus = lacto -fermentation.
Click here for Derek’s delicious salt-free SAUERKRAUT RECIPE and made with nutrient filled juniper berries
Sauerkraut is known for its amazing healing properties:-
- On the intestine i.e. by introducing live beneficial bacteria mainly the Lactobacillus planetarium, which is considered an effective antibiotic and probiotic
- The living enzymes help to improve the digestive system and therefore improve the immune system
- Sauerkraut creates antioxidants, such as: Vitamin C, which helps the body to fight against free radicals, and therefore boosts the immune system
- Cabbage in Chinese medicine energetically strengthens the stomach and spleen energies, which can help to improve poor appetites
- The fermentation produces phytochemicals again helping to fight against the cold, flu etc
- The cabbage family is known to be linked to preventing certain sex-related hormone cancers, such as breast cancer. This is due to the many factors mentioned above, and that the brassica family contains glucosinolates, and the enzyme myrosinase, which, when broken down by chewing, or cutting, release several biologically active products. Previous studies have shown these natural nutrients to possess anti-carcinogenic properties, such as compounds isothiocyanate and sulforaphane
- Enzyme methylmethionine: its chemical names also include: Methylmethioninesulfonium Chloride; Cabagin-U; S-methyl methionine and also known as Vit U. This enzyme is known to help heal gastric membrane problems such as ulcers
- Diallyl sulfide (DAS) found in garlic, has been shown to inhibit the effects of PhIP (a carcinogen ). Raw garlic also is also a methyl donor and, it also helps to eliminate some metals. Read more here my blog on garlic
- Juniper berries have been used medicinally for many years as far back as the Egyptians! And also used a lot by the Western Native American Indians. These berries work on the pancreas and help to release insulin. And therefore helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Juniper berries are also anti-inflammatory
- These berries can irritate the kidneys if you use too many seeds. So people with certain kidney problems may have to be careful. They are also known to dissolve kidney stones in the prostate
- And on another interesting note whilst on these amazing berries they are used as a female contraceptive by some tribes!
- You might also like to know that Sauerkraut also contains:
vitamin C; vitamin A; sodium; potassium; calcium; magnesium; phosphorus; niacin- B3; Folic acid; vitamin K and some sauerkraut contains bit K2; B6; iron
Also, fermenting does not reduce the level of goitrogens that cruciferous vegetables contain.
You could also replace cabbage with other vegetables, and experiment with fermenting e.g. kimchi.
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