If you’re a fan o’ mine on Facebook, you may have seen me talk about my unexpected brush with cyanide poisoning while making a healthy smoothie with homegrown cherries way back at the end of May. While my case was pretty mild, the cyanide in the cherry stones messed with my immune system in my gut leading me to get sick every single week for a few days since the beginning of June. Nothing major. Just getting sick for a few days, feeling better, and then I would get sick again. I couldn’t figure out why until I read up a little on how cyanide poisoning can affect the immune system in the gut.
A light bulb went on! I needed to get probiotics into my diet daily to rebuild my immune system. While I could and did buy probiotic drinks like kombucha and kefir, a more frugal approach is to make my own. Last week, A Life Unprocessed shared 2 recipes for making your own probiotic beverages:
and don’t forget to check out her post on making your own ginger bug, something which I’ll be making this weekend once I buy some more organic ginger root.
Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:
Taking a Time Out Thursday, Home and Garden Thursday, The Mommy Club, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Eco-Kids Tuesday, Seasonal Celebration
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