Digestive Health

Our digestive tract is technically outside of our body, a long tube that takes in substances and sorts them for us so nothing harmful gets into our bloodstream. In addition to digesting food, our gut is also where 70-80% of our immune cells live. Bacteria and food are kept outside of our body, in the digestive tract, and are only aloud to pass the gut lining and into the bloodstream if deemed safe. A diversity of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract helps keep proliferation of microbes in check. Immune cells in the gut lining, called Peyer’s Patches’, help identify harmful invasions.

Sandor Katz for an exclusive workshop

Masontops had the privilege of hosting fermentation expert Sandor Katz for an exclusive workshop, videoed below. Watch as he covers topics ranging from the science of fermentation to a tutorial on how to make his world-famous sauerkraut. This workshop was held in...

Gut microbe movements regulate host circadian rhythms

Even gut microbes have a routine. Like clockwork, they start their day in one part of the intestinal lining, move a few micrometers to the left, maybe the right, and then return to their original position. New research in mice now reveals that the regular timing of...

The What, Why and How to Making Kefir

Jim Dooley, Executive Director, New Angela Foundation, gives some background on the nutritional and health properties of kefir, a fermented beverage, and how to make it yourself, using starter grains. Produced and directed by Adam Abraham For more information visit...

Is Kefir a Natural Cure for Crohn’s Disease?

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CORRECTIONS: @ 0:23- Homemade kefir CAN CONTAIN UP TO 60 different strains of beneficial probiotics and yeast. @ 1:42- UHT means Ultra-High TEMPERATURE Processing   watch more videos from...

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