The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

A spread of probiotic rich foods I have at home: Vega One nutritional shake, Genuine Health greens+ whole body nutrition, kimchi and sauerkraut.

In researching my first article for Canadian Living, I was blown away by bacteria – especially by learning of the 100,000,000,000 of them that are living in our bodies, called our microbiota!

Beyond digestive health, a diverse microbiota is absolutely essential for optimal overall physical and mental health.

For this story, I was so lucky to interview Dr Alan Logan, a researcher, digestive health expert, naturopathic doctor, and author of The Brain Diet and Your Brain on Nature.

On two separate occasions we spoke at length about bacteria, fermentation, mental and physical health. I was fascinated to learn about the numerous ways we can support and expand our microbiota and help them thrive, so they can help us do the same.

Read the full article, with tips on working beneficial bacteria into your diet, at