Digestion and fermented foods

“For the general person of good health – looking to get healthier – fermented foods are highly recommended.” Amy Florian is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) who specializes in food and dietary issues. Much research has indicated that our immune and mental health are partly governed by the state of our gut and digestive tract. Florian...

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Benefits and balance of eating alkaline

“Some people think that having a body PH level that is slightly more acidic makes you more prone to diseases, but everyone’s blood really is a similar PH level – and it’s not going to be influenced that much by what we are eating.” When it comes to healthy eating Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Amy Florian,...

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What is kombucha?

Kombucha tea is a fizzy, refreshing and slightly alcoholic beverage made by fermenting tea with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast – known as a SCOBY. While kombucha has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years – as a healthy probiotic drink – the process of brewing kombucha is actually quite old –...

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Dr. Kombu Brewing Company holding school workshops about fermentation

Dr. Kombu Brewing Company, makers of Solas Kombucha and based in New Ross, Nova Scotia, is engaging its local community by providing workshops in schools to teach young people about fermentation — namely, kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented non-alcoholic tea that starts from a culture (SCOBY—Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) and creates an all-ages...

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