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Comfy Cuisine: Naturally Fermented "Crock" Garlic Dill Pickles

Comfy Cuisine: Naturally Fermented "Crock" Garlic Dill Pickles | The Holistic Life (yoga, herbs, nutrition, energy work) | Scoop.it
Dill pickles are a lot like sauerkraut in that in that bacteria rather than yeast are responsible for the fermentation. They will break apart the sugars in the cukes and create cabon dioxide, some alcohol, and lactic acid.
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Yum! Just made my own fermented pickles, but this is a great site giving you step-by-step instructions! 

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WATCH: The Mind-Blowing Science Of Yoga

WATCH: The Mind-Blowing Science Of Yoga | The Holistic Life (yoga, herbs, nutrition, energy work) | Scoop.it
We know that yoga feels good, but what's really happening between the brain and the body when we're in Child's Pose?
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Fermenting: Natural Bacteria and Gut Health

Fermenting: Natural Bacteria and Gut Health | The Holistic Life (yoga, herbs, nutrition, energy work) | Scoop.it
I am always looking for ways to help assist with my gut health, it's an ongoing battle that I will probably always be dealing with. Like a lot of people, I don't want to rely on prescriptions the r...
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Great and easy how-to ferment instructions here 

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Natural soda is making a comeback

Natural soda is making a comeback | The Holistic Life (yoga, herbs, nutrition, energy work) | Scoop.it
Don’t mistake them for CO2-injected pop alternatives. These natural sodas are veritably natural, right down to the bacteria and yeast that make the bubbles.
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love fermented sodas! 

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Community Meditation | Samadhi for Peace : Meditation Instruction

Community Meditation | Samadhi for Peace : Meditation Instruction | The Holistic Life (yoga, herbs, nutrition, energy work) | Scoop.it
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Doing this meditation tonight at 6:45 with the lovely @SamadhiforPeace Join me!

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5 Reasons to Avoid Almond Flour

5 Reasons to Avoid Almond Flour | The Holistic Life (yoga, herbs, nutrition, energy work) | Scoop.it
Almond flour is a favorite for grain free and low carb baking but it has detrimental health consequences. Here are 5 reasons to avoid almond flour.
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amen - almond flour is a common replacement for flour. Traditionally, we have never eaten that many nuts, and there are many factors we need to consider when consuming such large amounts  of them. Great article - 

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Could regular probiotic consumption help lower blood pressure? - Medical News Today

Could regular probiotic consumption help lower blood pressure? - Medical News Today | The Holistic Life (yoga, herbs, nutrition, energy work) | Scoop.it
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Could regular probiotic consumption help lower blood pressure?
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Past research has suggested that probiotics are good for our health by aiding digestion, intestinal function and protecting against harmful bacteria.
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yes, yes, yes! eat your fermented foods for natural probiotics!!

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Study: Yoga Practice Improves Mental Capacity

Study: Yoga Practice Improves Mental Capacity | The Holistic Life (yoga, herbs, nutrition, energy work) | Scoop.it

Adults who did yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance on tests of their brains' executive function, while adults who did a stretching and strengthening program for the same time didn't, according to research published in...

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Who doesn't want a little brain power? #getyouryogaon 

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