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Jill Ciciarelli: For the Love of Fermentation – #67

By: Dave Asprey

Jill Ciciarelli: For the Love of Fermentation – #67

Fermenting phenomenon Jill Ciciarelli is on the show to talk about her healthy hobby turned full-time passion, food fermentation. It’s a discerning topic among Bulletproof Radio listeners and leaves them wondering: Is fermenting optimal or not? You’ll hear Jill and Dave share their personal experiences with eating fermented foods, how it improved Jill’s life, and why Dave’s still a bit skeptical.

Jill Ciciarelli is the author of Fermented: A Four Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods and founder of the health blog First Comes Health. She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a holistic health coach and is certified by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners. Ciciarelli lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and a cat named Quincy.

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What You’ll HearFermented by Jill Ciciarelli

  •   0:30 – Intro
  •   2:40 – Jill talks about her self-imposed break from promoting her book, Fermented
  •   4:13 – Adrenal burnout? Turning social media off for a week might not kill you!
  •   6:55 – How Jill got into fermentation
  •   8:50 – Chemistry of fermenting
  • 10:40 – Bacterial starters and wild fermentation
  • 12:40 – How do we know what’s in our soil?
  • 14:20 – Home wine brewing can be dangerous
  • 15:00 – Dave talks about his fermentation skepticism
  • 16:30 – Jill talks about options for controlling bacterial starters and the variability in fermentation benefits between individuals
  • 18:30 – Herxheimer reaction
  • 19:59 – N=1, How fermented food made Jill’s life brighter
  • 21:50 – Biodynamic cabbage and fermented dairy
  • 24:20 – Jill’s favorite ferment
  • 26:00 – Is Kombucha dangerous?
  • 28:00 – Cultivating awareness. How do I know what works?
  • 29:40 – Traveling with fermented food
  • 31:00 – Industrial fermenting with EMFs vs. at-home fermenting
  • 33:20 – Histamine in fermentation
  • 35:50 – Quincy the cat and running using fermented food
  • 36:30 – Top three things performing better and kicking more ass!

Featured Links

First Comes Health

Fermented: A Four Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods

Twitter – @1stcomeshealth

Jill’s Facebook

Referenced Links

Herxheimer Reaction

Beyond Organic

Paul Staments’, Kombucha: My Adventures with “The Blob”

Bulletproof Links

Podcast #47 with Jordan Rubin

Better Baby Book

14 Steps to Eating the Bulletproof Diet

Why Yogurt and Probiotics Make You Fat

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