Get a Head and Make Sauerkraut!

It’s like making your own medicine. Homemade sauerkraut is one of the best probiotics on the planet. If you don’t already know about the amazing superfood health benefits of probiotics such as those in homemade sauerkraut, you’ll want to read up on that first. Once you discover how beneficial homemade sauerkraut is you will want to always have some of your own on hand for a daily dose of the best probiotics on the planet!1)

Sauerkraut is not just for making in the fall. With the early varieties of cabbages, you may have a harvest in July. So be sure to include cabbage in with your summer and winter crops.

We actually try to keep homemade sauerkraut on hand year round for the powerful probiotic health benefit, even if it means buying some organic sauerkraut heads from the grocery store.2)


Probiotics are to the gut what compost is to the garden.

We’ll get onto homemade sauerkraut in just a minute, but first, in case you’re not familiar with the importance of probiotics such as that in sauerkraut and gut health, here’s a preview.

This is what got me to eating sauerkraut even when I didn’t particularly like it… and… to finally liking it!

Probiotics for Gut Health and Healing Leaky Gut

Whether or not you have gut issues, most disease begins with diet and gut as our body’s first line of defense. If our gut isn’t functioning optimally, our health is more easily compromised in the same way that our garden plants are compromised if our soil is not in the best health.

5 Healing Foods

By Dr. Axe on DrAxe.com3)

If you suffer from leaky gut syndrome, you’re overdue to consider adopting a leaky gut diet. Here are the five foods and supplements to heal your leaky gut.

#1 Bone Broth – broth contains collagen and the amino acids proline and glycine that can help heal your damaged cell walls. I’ve had many of my patients do a bone broth fast for three days to help heal leaky gut and cure autoimmune disease.

#2 Raw Cultured Dairy – contains both probiotics and SCFA’s that can help heal the gut.  Pastured kefir, yogurt, amasai, butter and raw cheese are some of the best.

#3 Fermented Vegetables – contain organic acids that balance intestinal pH and probiotics to support the gut. Sauerkraut, kimchi and kvass are excellent sources.

#4 Coconut Products – all coconut products are especially good for your gut. The MCFA’s in coconut are easier to digest than other fats so they work well for leaky gut. Also, coconut kefir contains probiotics that support your digestive system.

#5 Sprouted Seedschia seeds, flaxseeds and hemp seeds that have been sprouted are great sources of fiber that can help support the growth of beneficial bacteria. But if you have severe leaky gut, you may need to start out getting your fiber from steamed vegetables and fruit.

For more on healing leaky gut syndrome, visit For how to make sauerkraut, visit page 2.

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