On many low-histamine food lists you won’t find fermented foods. Fermented foods are usually labelled as causing high histamine symptoms. Once a histamine intolerance is identified, the natural next step people take is removing offending foods, including fermented foods. But this is not always necessary. In fact, it can be more harmful than helpful as Histamine […]
Does sauerkraut harm the thyroid?
Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables (crucifers) are among foods people with thyroid issues are told to avoid, but does sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) harm the thyroid? Fermented foods are an important part maintaining thyroid health and healing from thyroid disorders. Microbes in fermented foods help restore proper gut function and strengthen the immune system – two […]
Kombucha in pregnancy: is it safe?
Few women think twice about consuming kombucha in pregnancy. It is a delicious, refreshing, and healthy fermented beverage made from brewed tea and sugar. This fermented beverage is rising in popularity among North Americans. But it is what people in China, Russia, and Germany have enjoyed for centuries. If women haven’t already started to drink […]