Fermented Foods and Cultured Vegetables

How Do You Make Pickles? Easy, Here’s a Crispy, Crunchy Pickle Recipe : Excerpt from “Cultured: Make Healthy Fermented Foods at Home”

Friday Sep 25 2015 | by Kevin Gianni

I don’t know about you, but I want to reach into the screen and eat these out of the jar. This recipe is just one of the 70+ found in our new ... more »

9 Tips for Avoiding Botulism When Making Fermented Foods at Home

Monday Dec 9 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If improperly prepared, homemade sauerkraut may contain botulism-causing bacteria. On September 11, 2010, the headline of the day in Canada read, ... more »

Sandor Katz Reveals the Secrets to the Art of Fermenting Foods

Monday Mar 18 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

We’re closing out the deal on our book “Cultured! Make Healthy Fermented Foods at Home” with an awesome interview with one of more ... more »

What Are The Most Damaging Toxins to the Body? : Exclusive Interview with Dr. Alejandro Junger

Tuesday Jun 19 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Are you cool about toxins like this guy or as crazy as I am? A lot of you asked for me to get Dr. Alejandro Junger, co-creator of the Clean Program, ... more »

Your Gut — As Damaged as the Earth’s Environment? : Exclusive Article by J. E. Williams

Friday Apr 13 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Are probiotics the answer to your indigestion? When I first started practicing three decades ago, we had only yogurt and kefir for gut repair. Things ... more »

Are You Taking Synthetic Vitamin B12? : Exclusive Renegade Health Q & A

Saturday Mar 17 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Here is some green for St. Patrick’s Day. No one likes to get pinched… not even a blog. (View from the high point of the property where we ... more »

Discover These Anti-Aging Technologies That May Extend Your Life : Exclusive Renegade Health Interview

Wednesday Jan 18 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

I don’t know if hugging rocks is an anti-aging technology, but smiling sure is. Yesterday’s interview with Donna Gates and my candida ... more »

Candida Could be Causing More Health Issues Than You Think : Exclusive Renegade Health Interview with Donna Gates

Tuesday Jan 17 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

I searched everywhere for a candida cure. Here I’m gathering noni fruit with friends in Honduras. Many of you know that I experienced a pretty ... more »

Is The Macrobiotic Diet a Good Diet? : Exclusive Renegade Health Q & A

Friday Dec 16 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

If you ate a strict macrobiotic diet, you might not be able to eat everything here… how much fun would that be? (LOL!) It’s Friday, so ... more »

So What’s The Final Verdict on Soy, Is it Good For You Or Bad? : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Tuesday Nov 29 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

We stopped selling Annmarie’s soap because we were unable to confirm that the soy was from a non-GMO source! Now what about eating it? Soy, as ... more »

Can Cultured Vegetables Make Your Teeth Sensitive? : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Wednesday Oct 19 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Look at that smile… teeth are as white as the snow on the mountain! One of the larger issues with eating extreme type diets is that somethings ... more »

Tackling Your Questions on Mold, Radioactive Chemtrails, Herbalists, TSH and Live Blood Analysis : Renegade Health Q & A

Friday Oct 7 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Just north of the Golden Gate bridge is Marin County. Some cities here have notoriously bad mold issues. It’s been an awesome week here at ... more »

How to Make Miso at Home (Soy or No Soy!) : Excerpt from “Cultured: Make Healthy Fermented Foods at Home”

Sunday Sep 25 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

You can make miso with chickpeas if you’re sensitive to soy! This recipe is just one of the 70+ found in our new fermented foods recipe book ... more »

Do Bacteria Survive Your Stomach Acid, The Difference Between Fermenting and Rotting, Plus More Fermented Food Q & A : Exclusive Excerpt from “Cultured: How to Make Healthy Fermented Foods at Home”

Friday Sep 23 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Whatever you… make sure you never, never, never, make this face when someone is taking a photo of your presentation. (Eucalyptus Speaker Series, ... more »

Inflammation a Problem? Try Fermented Foods. (Plus 2 More Reasons to Eat Them!) : Excerpt from “Cultured: Make Health Fermented Foods at Home”

Thursday Sep 22 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

I have no idea what we’re looking at, but there is apple chicha in the pitcher (a fermented drink.) This excerpt is from our new book ... more »

Watermelon Rind Kimchi : Fermented Foods Recipe from “Cultured” by Jill Nussinow

Wednesday Sep 21 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Contraindication Warning: Watermelon should not be eaten by those wearing white shirts. You’re probably thinking exactly what I was when I read ... more »

Delicious Applekraut : Fermented Foods Recipe from “Cultured” by Cherie Soria

Wednesday Sep 21 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

It’s almost apple time and I can’t wait to make this recipe again! Every time I think about this recipe my mouth waters… September ... more »

What’s So Great About Fermented Foods? 1000’s of Years of History to Start… : Special Cultured Book Excerpt

Monday Sep 19 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Delicious coconut yogurt on top of an apple nut cereal! This excerpt is from our new book “Cultured: Learn to Make Fermented Foods at ... more »

More Questions on Fermented Foods (Including, What Is a Culture Starter) : The Renegade Health Show Episode #860

Thursday Jul 7 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

We’ve had a heapload of questions about fermented foods in the last week or so… I’ve hardly been able to keep up with them and this ... more »

Why Buy A Yogurt Maker? : The Renegade Health Show Episode #858

Tuesday Jul 5 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, I’m going to do some video Q & A… This question came in from Roni the other day and since we’re talking fermented foods, ... more »

Can You Use Honey to Ferment Foods? Plus, More Fermented Foods Questions… : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Tuesday Jul 5 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

A red flag out the door in Peru means the owner has chicha for sale – just be careful since some add Pisco (a strong Peruvian grape ... more »

How to Make Traditional Peruvian Chicha (With Corn) : The Renegade Health Show Episode #856

Friday Jul 1 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Yesterday, we had a great chicha recipe made from quinoa… Today, we have another great recipe, but this time we’re going to make the ... more »

How to Make Quinoa Chicha (Fermented Peruvian Awesomeness) : The Renegade Health Show Episode #855

Thursday Jun 30 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Since we’re dealing with candida and gut issues this week, Ann and I decided to give you a fun Peruvian recipe for quinoa chicha… Chicha ... more »

Mmmm… Almond Yogurt! : Renegade Health Classics

Friday Apr 8 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

I figure we’ll continue on the fermented theme here… If you didn’t notice, the last few episodes have been Renegade Health Classic ... more »

A Refreshing Summer Coconut Kefir Recipe : Renegade Health Classics

Thursday Apr 7 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Still without a computer to edit, so I’m going to share a great recipe for coconut kefir with you… I love this drink, and it’s ... more »

What’s the Difference Between Goat’s Kefir and Coconut Kefir? : Renegade Health Q & A

Wednesday Mar 2 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

I wish I had a coconut in the other hand… It’s Q & A day at Renegade Health… Today, I’m going to answer a great question ... more »

Most Cultures Eat Fermented Foods So Can They Really Be Bad? : Great Health Debate Night 3 Snack Bites

Wednesday Feb 9 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Ann and I with Donna Gates two years ago! The lectures last night were pretty important to me… I’ve had some personal experience with ... more »

Is Organic Peanut Butter OK to Eat? : The Renegade Health Show Episode #759

Saturday Feb 5 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

I know… If you’ve been eating healthy for a while chances are you haven’t eaten much peanut butter. To much aflatoxin, right? In ... more »

Is Fermented Cow’s Milk OK and a Few Final Thoughts on Dairy : The Renegade Health Newsletter

Friday Jan 21 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

A Peruvian lawnmower. The debate is starting early for The Great Health Debate… There’s been a lot of buzz about who should be in the ... more »

Does Stevia Cause Fertility Issues? : The Renegade Health Show Episode #740

Monday Jan 10 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

This week, we’ll have more questions coming at you… First up we have some clarification about raw cruciferous vegetables and the thyroid, ... more »

An Expert Told Me Spring Water Was Bad for You : The Renegade Health Show Episode #703

Thursday Nov 18 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

I get a lot of comments like these… There are a lot of people out there (you may be one of them) who are confused. In this episode, I talk about ... more »

Two Root Causes of Acne (The 7 Things I Learned This Week) : Renegade Health Newsletter

Saturday Oct 23 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

See #7 for this one… The weekend is here and so are the 7 Things I Learned This Week… Before I start, just a reminder, we’re ending ... more »

Why Fermented Foods Before Probiotics : The Renegade Health Show Episode #616

Tuesday Jul 20 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

This is always a hot topic, so today I’m going to talk in depth about the difference between probiotics and fermented foods in this ... more »

Can You Eat Just Potatoes and Still Be Healthy : The Renegade Health Show Episode #599

Friday Jun 25 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

You may think the answer to this question is a no-brainer… But watch the show and find out what I’m talking about. I used to think that ... more »

Will Store Bought Kombucha No Longer Be Raw : The Renegade Health Show Episode #596

Tuesday Jun 22 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Today’s program focuses more on the recent move by Whole Foods Market to remove all kombucha products from their shelves… In this video, I ... more »

Is Wearing a Bra Healthy : The Renegade Health Show Episode #580

Monday May 31 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

I was going to handle the “is wearing a bra healthy” question on my own… But Annmarie added a good tip from someone who has some ... more »

How to Make Rejuvelac with Chef Susan Teton Campbell : The Renegade Health Show Episode #576

Tuesday May 25 2010 | by Chef Susan Teton

Yesterday, I had a chance to interview Chef Susan Teton Campbell again… This time, we spent the whole hour talking about fermenting foods. There ... more »

Is There a Legal Requirement on the Term Raw : The Renegade Health Show Episode #548

Thursday Apr 15 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

We answer a bunch of questions today… Here they are: 1. Recently I was told I have to eat fermented food, why?? 2. How necessary is the culture? ... more »

How to Make Sauerkraut Fast : The Renegade Health Show Episode #547

Wednesday Apr 14 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

You guys asked for a shorter explanation of how to make sauerkraut… So here is an episode that slipped through the cracks. 🙂 We were going to ... more »

Is it Beneficial to Ferment Spirulina and Other Fermented Questions : The Renegade Health Show Episode #544

Friday Apr 9 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

We got a ton of fermented food questions the other day… Today, Annmarie and I work through all of them. They include: would it be beneficial to ... more »

How to Make Almond Milk Yogurt : The Renegade Health Show Episode #542

Wednesday Apr 7 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Bring on the fermented foods! Today, Annmarie gives a detailed tutorial that explains how to make almond milk yogurt. It’s easy, it’s fun ... more »

Why is it OK to Eat Fermented Foods but Not OK to Have Fruit Ferment in Your Gut – The Renegade Health Show Episode #533

Thursday Mar 25 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

That is the longest title we’ve ever had for a Renegade Health Show… LOL! This question was posed by Alexandra yesterday, and it’s ... more »

Are There Different Types of Kombucha and Cultures – The Renegade Health Show #524

Friday Mar 12 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

We’re at Expo West and I’ve been meeting some awesome people… Today, I want to bring you Steve Dickman, the co-founder of High ... more »

How to Pack and Ferment Cultured Vegetables with Donna Gates (Part 3) – The Renegade Health Show Episode #400

Monday Sep 21 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Wow, just realized that we’ve just hit 400 episodes! We’ll have to celebrate tomorrow! 🙂 Today, we have the final installment of Donna ... more »

How to Make Cultured Vegetables with Donna Gates (Part 2) – The Renegade Health Show Episode #399

Friday Sep 18 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Here we have part 2 of Donna Gates explaining how to make cultured vegetables… We thought this would only be 2 parts, but the info was so good, ... more »

How to Make Cultured Vegetables with Donna Gates (Part 1) – The Renegade Health Show Episode #398

Thursday Sep 17 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to spend time with Donna Gates… We asked her if she’d want to share her knowledge of cultured ... more »

What to Do About Yellow Teeth – The Renegade Health Show Episode #391

Tuesday Sep 8 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

No, yesterday I was not doing the pee-pee dance… I just have a hard time standing still! Anywhere! Anytime! 🙂 Today, I’m going to try ... more »

What to Do About Yellow Teeth – The Renegade Health Show Episode #391

Tuesday Sep 8 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

No, yesterday I was not doing the pee-pee dance… I just have a hard time standing still! Anywhere! Anytime! 🙂 Today, I’m going to try ... more »

How to Make Young Thai Coconut Yogurt – The Renegade Health Show Episode #362

Wednesday Jul 29 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

This show is the second in our two part series on how to ferment coconuts… Last week we made coconut kefir and this week… coconut ... more »

Is Kefir Starter Vegan – The Renegade Health Show Episode #359

Friday Jul 24 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

We got a TON of questions from yesterday’s show about coconut kefir… So today, I recruited a friend to help me answer some questions. ... more »

How to Make Coconut Kefir – The Renegade Health Show Episode #357

Wednesday Jul 22 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

You asked, so… Today, we’re going to show you how to make coconut kefir. Coconut kefir is one of my favorite fermented foods and because ... more »

Living Food Recipe for Fat-Free, Miso-Orange Dressing – The Renegade Health Show Episode #352

Wednesday Jul 15 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

You guys wanted fat-free recipes and salads, so here we go… Let’s do it! 🙂 Today, Annmarie uses the kale we got at the farmer’s ... more »

Our Top 10 RV Traveling Raw Foods – The Renegade Health Show Episode #339

Friday Jun 26 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Many of you are asking what we eat on the road… Today, we’re going to reveal it all. 🙂 These are the top 10 raw foods that we eat on ... more »

Which Are Better – Fermented Foods or Probiotics? – The Renegade Health Show Episode #298

Thursday Apr 30 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

The rejuvelac question caused a little stir about which is better a fermented food or a probiotic… Here are my thoughts on this. 🙂 Take a ... more »

Do Excalibur Dehydrator Sheets Contain Teflon – The Renegade Health Show Episode #276

Tuesday Mar 31 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

We actually didn’t know whether or not the excalibur dehydrator sheets contained teflon… So we did some research and found out the scoop ... more »

What is the Deal with Calorie Restriction – The Renegade Health Show Episode #249

Friday Feb 20 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

When I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to gain weight a sharp viewer asked me about calorie restriction and told me maybe I should be listening to ... more »

Green Facts and Ideas to Save the World – The Renegade Health Show Episode #15

Monday Mar 24 2008 | by Kevin Gianni

I originally was going to do an expose on the “live” cultures of yogurt today, but after some investigation, I realized I needed some more ... more »