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Wise Traditions

Looking to improve your health? Live life to the fullest? The key to good health is found in nutrient-dense, nourishing food, not in processed, food-like products. Host and health coach Hilda Labrada Gore conducts down-to-earth interviews with leading health and wellness experts (scientists, doctors, farmers, physical therapists, and more) to uncover practical tips from the past for optimal health today. This podcast is brought to you by the Weston A. Price Foundation, committed to wise traditions in food, farming, and the healing arts.
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Dec 5, 2016

What is mead and why should you make it? (And why should you make it like a Viking, of all things?!) Jereme Zimmerman, the author of “Make mead like a Viking,” explains all of the above in this light-hearted episode. Mead is a unique honey-based fermented drink that is simple and fun to make. Jereme unlocks the brewing secrets of the ancient Norse, as he demystifies the process of home-brewing mead. You’ll learn lots about mead today and you'll hear Jeremy’s own story about he got into brewing it, and how he began to embrace the natural, homesteading lifestyle.

In the conversation, Jereme makes a case for including more ferments in our diets. There are health benefits related to making your own ferments, of course (whether you're making mead, kombucha, sauerkraut, or kefir). The active enzymes and probiotics in such foods are great for gut health; the antioxidants are cancer-fighting agents; and our immune systems benefit from all of the above. But our lives are enhanced by more than just the physical boost of these foods. Making mead (and other fermented foods) requires cooperation with nature, which makes us more sensitive to life's beauty and mystery. And in the process of mead-making, bonds are built with the community around us. So, get to making your fermented drink and raise a glass to your health!

4 Comments
  • eight and a half months ago
    Dennis
    Very nice pod-cast! Make Mead Like a Viking is going to wrapped, under the Christmas tree…. With my name on the tag!
  • eight and a half months ago
    Tammie Kruse
    Very interesting, been thinking about making Mead. But to find a good honey where I live can be challenging. But not giving up.
  • eight and a half months ago
    Michael Jones
    This was very informative! I'm going to try to start making Mead. All the best
  • eight and a half months ago
    Ava
    Hi! I just wanted to let you guys know that this is an old podcast that must have been uploaded by accident! The one on fat featuring Nina Teicholz. Hopefully it is something you can fix :)