Is Lacto-Fermentation Safe for You

I remember the first time I made sauerkraut. No one told me the importance of keeping the cabbage under the level of the brine. Nor did they share the importance of ambient temperature. Consequently, I ended up with a mess. In fact, I ended up with a mess after several attempts. Then, after discovering Fermentools, … Read more


I have learned much about fermenting foods since I started a few years ago. In fact, there are foods, you probably eat regularly, that I didn’t even know were fermented—like chocolate! Who knew? If you find yourself asking, “What foods can I ferment?” read on for a great discussion on the types of foods you … Read more

How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora Easily

I have successfully treated my family with herbs, rather than pharmaceuticals, for many years. However, there are those occasional times when we just felt antibiotics were called for. That is when we get serious with our fermented foods. If you need to learn how to restore healthy gut flora, read on for six ways fermented foods … Read more

Healthy, Fermented Lunchbox Treats


Fermentools is serious about feeding families healthy food. Whether at home or away, you have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones have something they like, and is good for them, at every meal—especially when at school. Take a look at these ideas and see if your kids won’t just love them. If your … Read more

Should I Avoid Artificial Food Coloring

My son was kicked out of Sunday School. Shocking, I know. His behavoir was so bizarre the teacher told me, “I don’t know what to do with him.” And she only had him for one hour each week! Turns out, my little boy had a sensitivity to food coloring. Once we discovered the problem, and … Read more


Do you read labels? I do, even though some of my friends scoff. They say we’re all going to die anyway.  I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of poor health. So, I read labels and look for those food additives science tells me to avoid. Read on and I’ll wager that Michelle convinces you to do the … Read more

Fresh Fruit Kefir Ice Pops

Summer is over. The kids are back in school. My how the time flies! Let’s send summer away with love and ice pops. Making probiotic ice pops is fun and easy. The kids can even help. They are sure to love these awesome cold treats. The flavor combinations you can make at home are almost … Read more

Should I Avoid Eating MSG on a Regular Basis

To continue our series on food additives, Andrew covers everything you probably didn’t want to know about monosodium glutamate—also known as MSG—including what it is, where it is found, and why you should avoid it. If you find yourself asking, “Should I avoid eating MSG?” keep reading this post. I know what you’re thinking, “I hardly … Read more

How to Adapt Recipes for One

One of the greatest frustrations my widowed mother faced in the kitchen was cooking for just one person. After raising a large family, she was accustomed to cooking in quantity. She was not alone. Young single people also need to adapt recipes written for the typical household of four to six. Here, Sarah gives some great tips … Read more