286 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 • 233 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 285: Tips For Storing and Preserving Cultured Foods

    Episode 285: Tips For Storing and Preserving Cultured Foods

    Having lots of fermented foods in your fridge is the same as having a medicine cabinet stocked with natural remedies. We reach for these foods not only to keep us healthy and disease-free but also when we find ourselves struggling with a virus, stomach ache, or any other kind of ailment that requires extra body support. Tune in to learn more.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-285-tips-for-storing-and-preserving-cultured-foods/
    Link(s) I talked about:
    Article: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/six-easy-ways-to-store-your-cultured-foods/ Article: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/20-smart-ways-to-use-your-kombucha-scobys/ Article: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/10-ways-to-use-your-over-fermented-kombucha/ Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/culturedfoodlife Vacuum Canisters: https://www.luvele.com/collections/vacuum-canisters/?ref=ZD6JiSySnYJ7wO Check out these other links:
    My Story Video: https://youtu.be/CbX9Nv9OtGM For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
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    Cultured Food Recipes: http://bit.ly/2UIfY2x
    Health and Food Topics: http://bit.ly/2SdzIOS
    My Amazon Shop: https://bit.ly/3KdhEge MY STARTER CULTURES
    Milk Kefir Grains: http://bit.ly/2rQ99PE
    L. Reuteri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LReuteriSuperfoodStarter
    L. Gasseri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LGasseriSuperfoodStarter
    Easy Kefir: http://bit.ly/2MQ1nPV
    Kefir Soda Starter: http://bit.ly/3YVErTa
    Kombucha Starter: http://bit.ly/2g2R9hE
    Vegetable Starter: http://bit.ly/2SzzVem
    Water Kefir Crystals:  http://bit.ly/2irmImW
    Sourdough Starter: http://bit.ly/2IjaaXK
    Other items in my store: http://bit.ly/2HTKZ27
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    • 16 min
    Episode 284: Super Healing Summer

    Episode 284: Super Healing Summer

    It’s summertime!! And all kinds of things can happen in the summertime that otherwise might seem impossible. Let me explain a few things that happen in the summertime that can help you be healthier, heal from all manner of diseases, and support good health! Tune in to learn more.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-284-super-healing-summer/
    Link(s) I talked about:
    Article: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/super-healing-summer/ Become a Member: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/members/become-a-biotic-pro/ Check out these other links:
    My Story Video: https://youtu.be/CbX9Nv9OtGM For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    Listen to all my podcasts: http://bit.ly/cflpodcast
    Become a Biotic Pro Member: http://bit.ly/2kkhwS1
    Cultured Food Recipes: http://bit.ly/2UIfY2x
    Health and Food Topics: http://bit.ly/2SdzIOS
    My Amazon Shop: https://bit.ly/3KdhEge MY STARTER CULTURES
    Milk Kefir Grains: http://bit.ly/2rQ99PE
    L. Reuteri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LReuteriSuperfoodStarter
    L. Gasseri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LGasseriSuperfoodStarter
    Easy Kefir: http://bit.ly/2MQ1nPV
    Kefir Soda Starter: http://bit.ly/3YVErTa
    Kombucha Starter: http://bit.ly/2g2R9hE
    Vegetable Starter: http://bit.ly/2SzzVem
    Water Kefir Crystals:  http://bit.ly/2irmImW
    Sourdough Starter: http://bit.ly/2IjaaXK
    Other items in my store: http://bit.ly/2HTKZ27
    STAY CONNECTED
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    • 14 min
    Episode 283: The Mighty Mineral That Powers Your Body

    Episode 283: The Mighty Mineral That Powers Your Body

    It is quite well known that we all need more magnesium. Most people are very deficient in magnesium which affects 325 processes in the body. Tune in to listen to my guest, an expert in this field, Laura Collinwood. We talk about magnesium, why we need it, and how to get it in a form the body easily receives.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-283-the-mighty-mineral-that-powers-your-body/
    Link(s) I talked about:
    Article: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/why-magnesium-is-essential-for-good-health/ Check out these other links:
    My Story Video: https://youtu.be/CbX9Nv9OtGM For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    Listen to all my podcasts: http://bit.ly/cflpodcast
    Become a Biotic Pro Member: http://bit.ly/2kkhwS1
    Cultured Food Recipes: http://bit.ly/2UIfY2x
    Health and Food Topics: http://bit.ly/2SdzIOS
    My Amazon Shop: https://bit.ly/3KdhEge MY STARTER CULTURES
    Milk Kefir Grains: http://bit.ly/2rQ99PE
    L. Reuteri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LReuteriSuperfoodStarter
    L. Gasseri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LGasseriSuperfoodStarter
    Easy Kefir: http://bit.ly/2MQ1nPV
    Kefir Soda Starter: http://bit.ly/3YVErTa
    Kombucha Starter: http://bit.ly/2g2R9hE
    Vegetable Starter: http://bit.ly/2SzzVem
    Water Kefir Crystals:  http://bit.ly/2irmImW
    Sourdough Starter: http://bit.ly/2IjaaXK
    Other items in my store: http://bit.ly/2HTKZ27
    STAY CONNECTED
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    • 45 min
    Episode 282: What is Kefir?

    Episode 282: What is Kefir?

    What is kefir?" Kefir is a tangy, slightly fizzy, FANTASTIC fermented milk beverage. It can be made with all kinds of different milks, dairy and non-dairy. It looks similar to yogurt but is far superior. Tune in to learn more.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-282-what-is-kefir/
    Link(s) I talked about:
    Article: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/what-is-kefir/ Check out these other links:
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    For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    Listen to all my podcasts: http://bit.ly/cflpodcast
    Become a Biotic Pro Member: http://bit.ly/2kkhwS1
    Cultured Food Recipes: http://bit.ly/2UIfY2x
    Health and Food Topics: http://bit.ly/2SdzIOS
    My Amazon Shop: https://bit.ly/3KdhEge MY STARTER CULTURES
    Milk Kefir Grains: http://bit.ly/2rQ99PE
    L. Reuteri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LReuteriSuperfoodStarter
    L. Gasseri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LGasseriSuperfoodStarter
    Easy Kefir: http://bit.ly/2MQ1nPV
    Kefir Soda Starter: http://bit.ly/3YVErTa
    Kombucha Starter: http://bit.ly/2g2R9hE
    Vegetable Starter: http://bit.ly/2SzzVem
    Water Kefir Crystals:  http://bit.ly/2irmImW
    Sourdough Starter: http://bit.ly/2IjaaXK
    Other items in my store: http://bit.ly/2HTKZ27
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    • 19 min
    Episode 281: Kefir For Breakfast

    Episode 281: Kefir For Breakfast

    I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to feel good, I had to have kefir every day. It seems to work best for me to have kefir in the morning, but sometimes I have it at other times too. I've kind of played around with different ways to have it and found these breakfasts give me lots of energy. Tune in to learn more.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-281-kefir-for-breakfast/
    Link(s) I talked about:
    Article: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/kefir-for-breakfast-my-favorite-four/ My Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/culturedfoodlife Check out these other links:
    My Story Video: https://youtu.be/CbX9Nv9OtGM For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    Listen to all my podcasts: http://bit.ly/cflpodcast
    Become a Biotic Pro Member: http://bit.ly/2kkhwS1
    Cultured Food Recipes: http://bit.ly/2UIfY2x
    Health and Food Topics: http://bit.ly/2SdzIOS
    MY STARTER CULTURES
    Milk Kefir Grains: http://bit.ly/2rQ99PE
    L. Reuteri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LReuteriSuperfoodStarter
    L. Gasseri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LGasseriSuperfoodStarter
    Easy Kefir: http://bit.ly/2MQ1nPV
    Kefir Soda Starter: http://bit.ly/3YVErTa
    Kombucha Starter: http://bit.ly/2g2R9hE
    Vegetable Starter: http://bit.ly/2SzzVem
    Water Kefir Crystals:  http://bit.ly/2irmImW
    Sourdough Starter: http://bit.ly/2IjaaXK
    Other items in my store: http://bit.ly/2HTKZ27
    STAY CONNECTED
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/culturedfoodlife/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CulturedFoodLife/
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    • 15 min
    Episode 280: 7 Reasons I Love Einkorn Flour

    Episode 280: 7 Reasons I Love Einkorn Flour

    I have been consuming einkorn wheat for many years and have converted much of my diet to exclusively using einkorn flour. I have noticed some changes in my health and have found einkorn flour makes my life a lot easier in regards to making foods my family can enjoy and consume. Tune in to learn more.
    Episode link: 
    https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/podcast/episode-280-7-reasons-i-love-einkorn-flour/
    Link(s) I talked about:
    Article: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/7-reasons-i-use-einkorn-flour/ My Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/culturedfoodlife Check out these other links:
    My Story Video: https://youtu.be/CbX9Nv9OtGM For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    For health tips and recipes, subscribe to our weekly emails. We'll also send you our free Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2BnHpay
    Listen to all my podcasts: http://bit.ly/cflpodcast
    Become a Biotic Pro Member: http://bit.ly/2kkhwS1
    Cultured Food Recipes: http://bit.ly/2UIfY2x
    Health and Food Topics: http://bit.ly/2SdzIOS
    MY STARTER CULTURES
    Milk Kefir Grains: http://bit.ly/2rQ99PE
    L. Reuteri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LReuteriSuperfoodStarter
    L. Gasseri Superfood: https://bit.ly/LGasseriSuperfoodStarter
    Easy Kefir: http://bit.ly/2MQ1nPV
    Kefir Soda Starter: http://bit.ly/3YVErTa
    Kombucha Starter: http://bit.ly/2g2R9hE
    Vegetable Starter: http://bit.ly/2SzzVem
    Water Kefir Crystals:  http://bit.ly/2irmImW
    Sourdough Starter: http://bit.ly/2IjaaXK
    Other items in my store: http://bit.ly/2HTKZ27
    STAY CONNECTED
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/culturedfoodlife/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CulturedFoodLife/
    Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/donnaschwenk/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/donnaschwenk

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

Carolyn KS ,

Pioneer & Authentic

I recently started making kefir & I’m obsessed!!! Really enjoying learning more b/c now I’m entering into total cultured food life. Thank you for what you share!!! 💚💚

Bml63 ,

Appreciate the details!

This podcast and Donna’s website have been so helpful while learning best practices for yogurt and kefir making! Vegetables are next!

CEOStacy ,

Love This Podcast!

This is such an informational & fun podcast filled with so much practical and great info. Donna presents in such a friendly, helpful & kind way… you feel her genuine spirit come through. Highly recommend!

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