Guts & Glory #36: How to make easy Kimchi in 18 minutes!

Come to my kitchen and watch me and my herbalist, Lauren, as we show you how to make Kimchi, a delicious ferment that has exceptional health benefits. (And 3000 years of history starting in China!)

In recent years, there is a lot of scientific evidence that suggests that the ancient traditions of fermenting vegetables is important for the health of your brain and the rest of your body. It’s great for inflammation and for the liver. It’s also frickin’ delicious!!! I eat it everyday.

Watch as Lauren and I show you exactly how we make Kimchi in minutes!

(And witness as we both cry!)

We’ll also show you some tricks like:

  • How much salt
  • What kind of cabbage
  • How to cut your veggies
  • A secret tip for peeling ginger, turmeric & garlic
  • The (even) quicker way to make Kimchi
  • Getting a mold-free batch
  • And one trick that even I didn’t know until I made this video for keeping germs out!

Did you know I started an award-winning fermented vegetables company? I’m sharing how to make one of my favorite fermented recipes that tastes good on almost everything… well, except maybe doughnuts…

More about Kimchi…

Kimchi is a nutritional food with high level of vitamins including ascorbic acid, carotene, B-complex), minerals (calcium, iron, potassium) and dietary fiber. Kimchi has been shown to be antioxidant, antimutagenic, and have anticarcinogenic activities. The active agents in kimchi include carotene, capsaicin, chlorophylls, dietary fibers, phenolic compounds, ascorbic acid, allylsulfides and lactic acid.

Possible Health Benefits of Fermented Vegetables:

Reduces the risk of stomach, gastric, colon, and liver cancer

Rebuilds biological intestinal terrain

Improves immunity

Increase nutrient absorption

High in enzymes

Helps eliminate Candida overgrowth by crowding out the candida

Improved digestibility

Prevention of disease

Improve your moods

Increase your energy

So much goodness! I hope you’ll experiment with this easy recipe!

I want to know: What’s your biggest question about making fermented veggies?

Guts & Glory #35 How to make my award-winning sauerkraut (and why a homemade batch is way more healthy)

Your average bottle of good probiotics costs about $30 for a month’s supply.

Your average batch of homemade sauerkraut contains a small organic cabbage, which costs about $6, plus some sea salt, which might run ya $2.00 for a huge box.

That batch of kraut will probably cost $6.17. And it will be waaaay more powerful, probiotically speaking.

Dr. Mercola did a test where he had his homemade sauerkraut tested for its probiotic content. He found that 16 oz. of his kraut had the equivalent of 8 bottles of probiotics pills! What an incredible testament to the power of live foods.

At 8x the potency, that means that $6.12 worth of kraut can save you $240.00. And be a more effective way to get probiotics in your body—fast. Doing what they do to keep you healthy.

Just like Bob Ross painted happy little trees, you could start painting happy little probiotics.

(I just painted one. It’s too small for you to see.)

Sauerkraut is one of the easiest, most healthy things you can make. It takes 10 minutes.

Watch this video and learn how to:

  • How to make kraut safely
  • Why kraut is a natural antibiotic
  • What I wish every restaurant would make
  • The biggest difference between store bought kraut and supplements
  • Should you add water to your kraut
  • How to keep your kraut from molding
  • How often to eat kraut

If you are just taking probiotic pills, you are only getting a fraction of all the benefits. Or the deliciousness!

Watch the video to learn why my kraut tastes so good—Good Food Award winning good.

I want to know: What’s your favorite thing to add to sauerkraut for extra yumminess.

Guts & Glory #34 How to make gluten free Ethiopian Injera

Ethiopian food is my favorite. You eat it with your hands, it has delicious spices, and the bread, Injera, that comes with the meal is delicious… and fermented, which makes it a highly nutritious food that is basically predigested and easy for our relatively weak digestive systems to absorb.

Injera is made from water and teff flour, and one of the tiniest grains you’ll ever see.

But head’s up—many Ethiopian restaurants add flour to their Injera mix, so one way to enjoy this delicious food.

On today’s short Guts & Glory podcast I show you how to make this delicious treat that’s full of happiness for your tastebuds.

I want to know: Have you had success making sourdough or other fermented breads at home?

Guts & Glory #33: 20 Alternatives to Using Cocaine (not recommended) For More Energy

Drip coffee… Like intravenous.

A Red bull douche.

A new smart device that blows a horn whenever you close your eyes more than a second.

A wall of fans.

That crazy music vehicle from Mad Max… In your cubicle!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that snap you with rubber bands when you space out.

Hiring a marching band to come to your house every morning at 9am.

Music made from combining the unique sounds of every emergency vehicle on the planet.

A new exercise machine that combines a stair master and a jackhammer.

A new herbal drink that mixes ginseng with straight up epinephrine.

Shoes that deliver an electric shock when your pulse goes under a certain number of beats per minute.

A bungee desk that drops you hundreds of feet if you fall asleep at it.

A nettle sweater.

A Bee Bonnet—This lightweight, breathable hat comes with a custom adjustable elastic band to keep the angry, starving yellow jackets right up next to your scalp!

Manic episodes.

Jumper cables attached to your fingers.

Propping your eyelids open with toothpicks.

Or, Gut Rebuilding. We’re starting a big group on October 26th.
Find out more here.

Some people go to extreme ends sometimes to get more energy. It doesn’t have to be like that. If you’re sleepy all the time, and find yourself eyeing that electrical socket for “just a little zap to get you going”, watch this video below.

Most people are LEAKING energy, and that’s your most precious resource. Really successful people know how to preserve their energy because they understand how valuable it is.

Watch this video to find out where your diet is depleting you, how your unfinished projects are more than just annoying, why taking care of others too much can wreck you, and other secret energy leaks.

I want to know: What would you do with more energy? Let’s say you had 2 extra hours of focused energetic time per day—what would you do with that???

Guts & Glory #32: How do you tell if you’re dangerously stressed out

The Is It Your Gut? 5 Day Easy Gut Challenge just ended! This series was by far one of my best. There are five videos in the series, but the one that got a big reaction was Lesson 4: Moods—The Emotional Connection.

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Did you know that your ability to handle stress is directly related to how your balanced your probiotic flora is? And if you’ve been stressed for years, your flora suffers. Even if you’ve only had ONE stressful event and haven’t restocked your probiotic flora, your health will suffer. In fact, in this video I reference a study showing that stress makes pathogenic (dangerous) bacteria thrive in your body. They FEED OFF your stress hormones. Low energy, poor digestion, allergies, food intolerance. All things that I’ve seen cleared up when you clean out pathogenic bacteria and maintain the right probiotic balance.

We’ve all experienced stress, so how do you tell if you’re dangerously out of balance?

(Hint—it’s in the video below).

Yes, even one stressful event will affect you, which is why Gut Rebuilding is so important.

I talk to so many people who really suffer from stress. Life’s harder than it needs to be. They eat healthy but can’t seem to get it different and it’s affecting their life—everything from their relationships with others to their relationship with themselves. They stress eat. They reach for that first (or second or third) glass of wine. Or sometimes they eat cleaner than anyone they know, but it is the stress that is keeping them from healing.

So how do you change it? It starts in your mind and removing any blocks you have to seeing stress as the damaging force it is.

Check out one person’s breakthrough after watching Lesson 4: Moods—The Emotional Connection

When you join the Gut Rebuilding Program it gives you access to me so you can have these kinds of insights. This woman had a breakthrough. I’d love for you to have that too.

Gut Rebuilding includes a lot of individual attention (3 live calls a month, plus the Facebook group where you can post questions 24/7) so I can track you and help you move forward and get the insights you need.

We’re starting a big group on October 26th and there’s some pretty snazzy gifts I’m giving out if you join then. Learn more about Gut Rebuilding here.


P.S. I just had an interview with Dave Asprey where he recommended the Gut Rebuilding Program! I’m pretty flattered and not surprised. More scientific articles come out everyday about gut health and I couldn’t be more ecstatic that this movement is gaining momentum in a big way.

Guts & Glory #31:Free coaching tonight!

What I Wish I Could Tell Every Single Person

Have you ever found something that you really love, that dramatically improves your life, and makes you love waking up each day? And you just want to shout it from the rooftop?

For me it’s the steps I’ve taken to get in the best health of my life (after it was very, very dismal.)

Knowing these steps will save you hours of wasted effort.

Think of this call as “Summer’s Greatest Hits”.

How do you know if your body is sending you signs?

Are you itchy? Allergies? Dry skin? Catastrophic C (constipation)? Or the dreadful D (diarrhea)?

These are signs sent lovingly from your body. (You might think they’re just there to annoy you and wreck your day, but no. These are helper messages.)

I’m sharing what I tell all my clients, including the ones who see me privately for one-on-one coaching. This is the very best of what I’ve got.

You’ll learn what to do and what not to do. So you don’t waste money on supplements that don’t do jack. So you don’t get sick every few months and have to skip work. So you know what to look for in a health coach or doctor that can really jive with you and guide you.

I want you to feel better, starting now. It’s just takes a little education and a little plan.

Here’s how:

Watch this video now.

Lesson 5: Plan—Handle it

Then join me live tonight for a special implementation call. If you do have gut issues, come see what I recommend. This is the step by step plan on how to keep gut issues from wrecking the happy place that should be your body.

Link to join Hangout at 7:30pm ET

Guts & Glory #30: Why gut issues are on the rise—JJ Virgin explains it all

I had a great conversation with JJ Virgin on the Showcase Club a few weeks ago. First thing—I want to say that there’s a reason this woman’s the biggest hotshot in wellness.

Here was my chance to talk to my total health hero, so I asked her my biggest, most favorite question of all—Why are gut issues on the rise?

Her answer — stress.

This I already knew, but our conversation got me thinking about how to explain this to others. I came up with an analogy that MAKES SO MUCH SENSE and I’m going to use it all the time from now on.

This explains why people get wiped out with stress. (And it’s totally preventable if you have other things in place to support your body.)

Check out the Guts & Glory Podcast below. It’s two minutes long and explains everything.

I want to know: What’s the one thing that’s made the biggest difference in your ability to handle stress? Share so others can benefit from what’s worked for you!

Guts & Glory #29: How to keep stress and bad moods from spoiling your dinner

Doing all kinds of things for your health—probiotics, exercise, spinach—but still having a heckuva time? Here’s a question for you: how’s your breathing?

Breathing. It’s the most natural thing in the world. Until you throw in a little (or a lot of) stress.

You start breathing shallower and shallower. Your body’s ability to thrive plummets. You don’t bounce back as easily and your moods suffer.

(That nice meal your honey takes you out to? You don’t want to be that person freaking out when they don’t have your favorite dish…)

Stress throws everything off. It literally KILLS good bacteria in your body.

So how are we supposed to be highly functioning people, getting things done, and not let it all get to us or our macrobiotic goodness?

Here’s my current answer—it’s a tiny little device called HeartMath and an app called Inner Balance, and it can bring you more peace in a matter of minutes. This thing clips onto your ear and works better than all my yogic breathing and meditation combined—bringing me all kinds of calm (and surprise, more productivity!) in the last few weeks. I’m obsessed with it!

Find out more about this cool new gadget in the newest five minute Guts & Glory Podcast here.

I want to know: What’s your best trick for de-stressing on the fly?

Guts & Glory #28 Allergy shots and Claritin can go bleep themselves

A few weeks ago I visited family for labor day and got smacked in the face with a reality that I’d forgotten:

Many people—in my opinion far too many, people I care about—take their allergies for granted. They put up with it. They take pills, they spend five years getting allergy shots to numb their immune system, rather than stop for a moment to think about what their body is trying to tell them.

What I realized is that I’m just not willing to settle. Period.

Check out this week’s Guts & Glory podcast where I tell you exactly how I reclaimed my life and how you can too.

I want to know: Has your body ever given you a sure sign that something’s up—and what action did you take to remedy it?

Guts & Glory #27: I just went out and bought a sack of white sugar with Summer

You can use sugar wax anywhere you want hairless glory. Legs, arms, eyebrows, bikini line, what-have-you. I found that sugar wax hurt less than going to a pro salon.

Important: you’re going to want to know what to watch out for so you don’t ruin the batch!

Also, tempting as it is, try not to eat this stuff!

Thanks for watching and sharing this podcast.

I want to know: What’s your favorite at-home beauty trick?