The man had been a home-brewer and was regularly exposed to the brewer’s yeast, the fungus used to ferment beer. He likely had an antibiotics treatment that had killed off his original intestinal flora and replaced it with brewer’s yeast. 

From then on, carb-rich foods such as bread or bagels would ferment after he ate them, making an alcoholic brew in his gut within the next 24 hours.

He took daily anti-fungal medications for six weeks to kill off the yeast and followed a very strict no sugar/carb/alcohol diet, until eventually he was back to normal.



A sneak peek from the first chapter of ‘Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes’. 

Find out more about ‘Cook Korean!’: robin.megaten.net

Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Coming out to book stores near you on July 5th 2016. Pre-order it now!

My salad💚

I love to fill this bowl (which is larger than my face) with an assortment of kale, cabbage, sprouts, raw veggies & top with avocado +kimchi/sauerkraut.

Yesterday’s bowl featured kelp noodles, cherry tomatoes, tahini & snap peas.

I love these salads and eat a variation of this for lunch & another for dinner every day without getting bored. Some days I even eat salad for breakfast, I just love it so much!

The Real Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

The art of fermentation produces food filled with active, live cultures. Learning how to ferment food can provide a more nutritious and digestible diet, but be wary of health claims that seem too good to be true.

By Sandor Ellix Katz

Fermented foods have the power to change the mind

Fermentation, which you may remember from high school chemistry, is the process by which a carbohydrate (like sugar) is turned into an alcohol or acid. Used in beer, wine and liquor making, fermenting is also an ancient (and tasty) method of food preservation. Eating fermented foods can change your outlook (and we’re not talking about getting drunk).

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Choose Fermented Foods for Health and Flavor

Humans have used fermentation for centuries to preserve food. Today, we know that fermentation also makes some foods more nutritious.

By Sandor Katz

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Kombucha Brewing: The Process

Kombucha is fermented tea, which tells all you need to know about making it: take some tea and ferment it. Unfortunately, brewing kombucha is not that simple, as evidenced by the plethora of information and recipes found on the Internet. For those who have ever contemplated or even decided to begin brewing kombucha for the first time, understanding the science of each stage may allow for a more successful and experimental brewing without having to rely on a recipe. Read more…

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