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How Much Water Kefir Is Safe For Kids To Drink?

This was such a great question I received from a genuinely concerned parent this week. She doesn’t want her children to consume sugar laden drinks so she is thrilled to give them low sugar water kefir but she is also concerned about the alcohol content. It’s not surprising that mothers want the best for their …
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How Enzymes In Water Kefir Relieve Stomach Pain

Not only does water kefir have many vitamins and billions of LIVE probiotics it also produces digestive enzymes. This helps with the break down of food and nutrients. The best time to drink water kefir is before a meal as it allows for the enzymes to get into your gut before food does. This means …
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How To Shorten Flu and Cold Symptoms With Elderberries

The immune booster powerhouse ELDERBERRY is known as one of the top antiviral herbs on the planet. Historians typically trace its healing abilities back to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the “father of medicine,” who described the plant as his “medicine chest” because of the wide array of health concerns it seemed to cure. Health benefits of the elder plant include naturally …
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How Our Family Wards Off Colds and Flus

February flus and colds are pretty much a given in Canada. I have some great water kefir elixir recipes to share with you this month to help relieve and shorten the duration of your symptoms and build your immunity. This week I want to share with you what my counter looks like in February. Inevitably …
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How This Fruit Can Boost Your Weight Loss

In my world, January means citrus season and our fruit bowl is always brimming with giant juicy oranges and grapefruits. It was an interesting photo shoot this week when two distinct worlds collided.  A beautiful snowy Canadian day with juicy Californian sunshine pink grapefruit. The best of both worlds. (The white spots on the leaves are …
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HOW TO MAKE A ZINGER LOW SUGAR NEW YEAR’S EVE COCKTAIL

One of the #1 questions that I get asked at my demo’s after people have tasted my drinks and are pleasantly surprised at how delicious they are is… Can I add alcohol to this??? YES!!! OF COURSE!!! If you are into the Nude and Nutrl coolers, then this is very comparable as long as you …
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How To Ward Off Germs With This Vitamin C Rich Soda

Bring on the Christmas hugs, kisses and germ exchange. Flus and colds are running rampid at this time of year so instead of drinking chemical and sugar laden soda this holiday, why not give your immune system the gift of super boosting water kefir and ward them off? Impress your family and friends by making them …
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Do You Need More Of This Aphrodisiac Fruit?

I’ll bet your partner thinks so 😉 Move over oysters. Pomegranate has arrived! Christmas is a magical time with cozy fires and twinkly lights so why not introduce some aphrodisiac fruit to spark a little romance? Apparently Love foods that stimulate desire are prized in cultures worldwide and pomegranates are one of the top fruits. …
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Interesting Ways Molasses Can Help Combat Holiday Stress

Who knew that a  cute little gingerbread man could do so much for your health???!!! This week I wanted to feature an ingredient used at Christmas that helps our well being and boy did I hit the JACKPOT! Honestly, I remember my mother telling me that molasses was good for me when I was growing …
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How To Ease Stomach Pain And Nausea With Water Kefir

And so the holiday season begins and my willpower goes out the door. Sound familiar? I work very hard all year to avoid sugar as much as possible but what is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie or Christmas without After Eight mint chocolates? I recently got myself incredibly worked up about Thanksgiving dinner and how I …
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How To Boost Your Metabolism With Water Kefir

While there are no short-cuts to losing weight, there are a few things you can do to boost your metabolism. Exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep and counting your carbohydrates are three of the best things you can do. However, there are also foods that speed metabolism and thermogenics, so adding them to your diet may give …
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Get Your ‘Plum’ Ing Movin’ with Vanilla Plum Thyme Water Kefir Soda

Let’s get your ‘Plum’ ing movin’. Literally!  Happy Gut is located on a farm in the beautiful West Kootenay’s with an abundance of fruit trees that produce prolific amounts of fruit. Fall is such a great time to experiment! This week I chose plum as our brew of the week. I was recently contacted by …
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