204 episodes

Discover how to make and serve delicious probiotic foods and improve your overall health with Donna Schwenk. In her weekly radio show "Cultured Food Life" (new episodes every Tuesday), Donna will de-mystify different probiotic foods such as kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables, and share how to add these foods into your diet. As a teacher and writer, Donna works with thousands of people to open the door to a world of foods that can help improve an array of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, and IBS. In her down-to-earth and informative style, Donna will walk you through the basic preparation techniques and teach you how to make these delicious probiotic recipes at home. You can find out all about Donna on her web site https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/

Cultured Food Life Donna Schwenk

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 161 Ratings

Discover how to make and serve delicious probiotic foods and improve your overall health with Donna Schwenk. In her weekly radio show "Cultured Food Life" (new episodes every Tuesday), Donna will de-mystify different probiotic foods such as kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables, and share how to add these foods into your diet. As a teacher and writer, Donna works with thousands of people to open the door to a world of foods that can help improve an array of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, and IBS. In her down-to-earth and informative style, Donna will walk you through the basic preparation techniques and teach you how to make these delicious probiotic recipes at home. You can find out all about Donna on her web site https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/

    Episode 203: Kefir Benefits for Your Heart

    Episode 203: Kefir Benefits for Your Heart

    Kefir is a powerful probiotic food that has more than 50 good bacteria and good yeasts. More and more studies are coming out showing the power of my favorite cultured food. I've been consuming kefir daily since 2001 and I have witnessed firsthand these effects: lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and so much more. Check out the new studies that show kefir can protect your heart.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-203-kefir-benefits-for-your-heart/
    Check out these links:
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/kefir-benefits-for-your-heart/ https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/how-to-make-kefir/ https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/dairy-free-kefir-every-kind-you-can-imagine/

    • 25 min
    Episode 202: Emotions and Your Gut

    Episode 202: Emotions and Your Gut

    Emotions are my best friends. They help me not only understand my present state but also how my body is doing. Researchers are discovering that an imbalance in your gut can cause mental symptoms. They call the gut the second brain, and boy are they right. I have witnessed firsthand those with ADD, anxiety, depression, and despair turn completely around when they fixed the microbes in their gut. Tune in to learn more.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-202-emotions-and-your-gut/
    Check out this link:
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/can-you-make-happiness-in-your-gut/

    • 35 min
    Episode 201: Ways To Use your Extra Sourdough Starter

    Episode 201: Ways To Use your Extra Sourdough Starter

    You'll always have left-over sourdough starter if you feed your starter once a week and don't bake with it. Here are a few of the things you can do with extra sourdough starter, like pancakes, waffles cookies, brownies, and more. Check out the podcast to learn more.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-201-ways-to-use-your-extra-sourdough-starter/
    Check out this link:
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/ways-to-use-your-extra-sourdough-starter/

    • 19 min
    Episode 200: Can Kids Have Cultured Foods?

    Episode 200: Can Kids Have Cultured Foods?

    Kids respond very fast to beneficial microbes in cultured foods. It can make all the difference to start them out young. Always follow your own instincts and let your body teach you what works the best. Our bodies are amazing and complex. Check out this week's podcast to learn more.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-200-can-kids-have-cultured-foods/
    Check out this link:
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/should-babies-and-children-have-cultured-foods/

    • 19 min
    Episode 199: 10 Ways to Use Your Over-Fermented Kombucha

    Episode 199: 10 Ways to Use Your Over-Fermented Kombucha

    If you have a bunch of kombucha that is over-fermented and tastes like vinegar, don't throw it out! We have lots of ways to use this special tea. Everything from marinades to facial toners. Check out the podcast to learn more. Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-199-10-ways-to-use-your-over-fermented-kombucha/
    Check out this link:
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/10-ways-to-use-your-over-fermented-kombucha/

    • 19 min
    Episode 198: Where Do I Get Started With Cultured Foods?

    Episode 198: Where Do I Get Started With Cultured Foods?

    Do you want to change your life and feel better? Here’s the truth. I have tons of resources to help you. You can find everything you need on my site to get started, and that information is free, but often people are overwhelmed and don't know where to start. Check out my podcast and let me help you get started. Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-198-where-do-i-get-started-with-cultured-foods/
    Check out this link:
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/i-want-to-get-cultured-where-do-i-start/

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Misty198568890 ,

Very good info and so many ideas!

In a quite well seasoned fermenter myself but learning so much more from Donna!!!!
I’m very grateful!
I started making kefir daily!
Sharing with many friends.

nonnonnom ,

Donna is knowledgeable & very reliable guide!

I’m happy I found Cultured Food Life blog years ago- was so afraid to eat fermented foods, but Donna’s articles have helped put my mind at ease and I have confidence to make my own fermented foods at home now! Ty for what you and your team do & sharing this health food knowledge!

marigreenthumb ,

Fermenting biggest fan

Donna I got to say this episode made mecry!I did too lost my dog, so I can definitely understand the feeling, I’m sorry for your lost, you speak only the truth this 2020 it’s really testing us, but I’m so thankful that I found you 5 ya ago and learned all this fermented foods and eat them every day, and try to spread the word to people that want to learn about it! And as you say it fills my heart when friends tell me that somehow it worked for them too! Keep up the good work, sending best wishes to you and fam!

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