Organic Tips for Digestive Health

Summary: Introduce the world's best fermented foods into your own kitchen with easy tips and recipes.
Air Date: 8/24/13
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Jeff Cox
Jeff Cox is the author of twenty books on food, wine, and gardening, including the bestselling From Vines to Wines and the James Beard nominated The Organic Cook's Bible. He has hosted two television series: Your Organic Garden, a 26-part series that ran in over 200 markets on PBS in the early 1990s, and Grow It, a series of 91 half-hour episodes that aired on HGTV in the late 1990s. He was the managing editor of Organic Gardening magazine for more than a decade and is currently a contributing editor to Horticulture magazine and writes regularly for The Art of Eating magazine. For the past 18 years, he has written weekly restaurant reviews for the Press Democrat of Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties.
  • Book Title: The Essential Book of Fermentation
Organic Tips for Digestive Health
In recent years, the popularity of probiotics has grown. If you're not taking them, you probably know someone who is. But that's just one piece of the digestive health puzzle.

In his guide, The Essential Book of Fermentation, bestselling author and organic gardening expert Jeff Cox explains why fermentation is key for overall good health. Then he shows you how to bring the world's best fermented foods into your own kitchen with easy tips and recipes.

Our intestines are like an "internal composting system," and the balance of healthy bacteria (probiotics) and yeast in fermented foods makes for a healthy gut and strengthens your immune system, says Cox. Cox talks about his book and shares tasty tips to improve digestion and overall health.

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