Cabbage water is a healthy beverage. It counts as your "something fermented" with every meal. To make it:
Pack a glass jar with shredded cabbage, either red or green, and cover it with water..
Add a teaspoon of sea salt for each pint of water
Cover the jar with an airlock and let it stand overnight or for a day.
next day, pour
through a filter to hold back cabbage and pour out. Add
salt and lemon
to taste as desired.
Enjoy in a nice crystal wine glass.
cabbage and repeat as long as
cabbage continues to flavor the water
amount of cabbage water you drink is unlikely to cause goiters
(swollen thyroid), but that's no reason not to supplement with iodine
and watch out for your thyroid's health.
healthy foods deplete the body of other healthy
foods if there are too much of one or not enough of the other. That is because it is in the
nature of healthy nutrients to work in concert with other nutrients. If
those other healthy foods are not being supplied by your diet, your
system has to look around the rest of your body to take the things it
needs to go with what you have eaten. The answer to this is not to
eliminate healthy foods from your diet because they need other
substances to complete them, but to have both healthy substances in
your diet. Ideally, this should come from food. Unfortunately, we are
evolved from creatures who lived close to the sea and could get enough
iodine from food from the sea. Those of us who live inland may have to
You can get iodine from kelp and
there are small amounts in French
green clay, which has some kelp in it You can also buy a solution and
mix it in with your food in any way that is convenient to you. I find
it easy to shake drops of iodine solution into a bowl of clay and then
wait until they have formed into hard little granules. These can then
be swallowed as pills. Some people rub the iodine solution onto their
skin. If the solution is gone the next day, it means you were deficient
in iodine. Repeat the next day until solution is not absorbed by the
skin in 24 hours.
Almost all disease has some
component, either as cause, exacerbation or inhibiting healing. It is
very unlikely that anyone living in a modern situation is getting
enough minerals in their diet without making some conscious effort to
supplement them. See minerals
for ways to make your own mineral supplements.
Taste, Health and Community With Naturally Fermented Foods by Nancy
Your Doctor! How to Be Independently Healthy by Andrew W. Saul
and Herbal Healing Beers by Stephen
Cure Is in the Cupboard
Using oil of oregano
for better health.
Medicine: A New England Almanac of Natural Health Care From A Noted
Vermont Country Doctor