Amy Shah, MD, an Ivy League-trained, double board certified physician, is one of the few doctors who masterfully integrates mainstream medicine with Eastern thought and a mind-body approach. This week, we're thrilled to share Dr. Shah's expertise in a new series on total gut health. To learn more, head to her mindbodygreen course: The 7-Day Gut Reset: How To Get Your Digestion Back On Track In Just One Week.
You've probably heard a lot about probiotics, and all their gut-healing powers. But you should also know that you don't have to turn to probiotic supplements or even store-bought foods to reap the benefits. In fact, making your own naturally probiotic foods is surprisingly simple.
When I first started my gut-healing journey, I'd buy my natural fermented foods at health markets, in order to avoid all the added preservatives. Then I realized that sauerkraut and fermented vegetables are super easy (and cheap!) to make at home.
Here's the recipe I recommend: