At this point, my moons are healthy and full in only a few short months time. This time I attribute to when I first began writing about cultured foods and adding them to my daily diet. More importantly, my nails which were once so painfully thin that I'd often refer to them as "paper finger nails", are now strong. Yes, these nails that once forced me to bite them because they would tear and peel for no apparent reason are now different. They are longer and stronger with no possibility of allowing my jaws to traumatize them any longer. Most importantly, I have had no significant additions to my protocol besides centering my food on incorporating more probiotics/cultured foods into my life.
Cheeses are yet another aged food that offers wonderful enzymes to me daily. I am not lactose intolerant so I can enjoy a bit each day. A universe of cultured dairy unto itself, cheese is, as food scientist Harold McGee put it, “one of the great achievements of humankind.” What began thousands of years ago as a simple means to preserve milk now encompasses a brain-boggling variety of styles, textures, types and flavors. There are fresh, soft cheeses like cottage cheese and cream cheese, and fresh, firmer ones like ricotta or queso fresco. There are pickled or salted cheeses like feta, stretched-curd cheeses like mozzarella and pressed cheeses like Colby or Jack. There are washed-rind cheese, blue-veined cheeses and hard grating cheeses.
cheese is most often made from goat or sheep cheese, although you may also find it made from cow's milk. In all cases, you can purchase this cheese made from pasteurized milk or unpasteurized milk. Feta cheese offers a range of nutritional benefits. A great way to incorporate this treat daily is by making the tasty Fibromyalgia Salad.
Try centering your foods and snacks on cultured foods. There are numerous studies that cultured foods no longer are thought of aids to the digestive system. In fact, it is believed, that we as Americans have lost our lust for such wholesome food products therefore opening our immune systems to a myriad of new disease.