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Let Food Be Thy Medicine..

So said Hippocrates in 460bc, but in our busy 21st-century lives, the majority of people have forgotten this. It’s simple: by choosing the right foods, our bodies can thrive and stay healthy.

The question is, which foods are healthy? We’re all different, so what is good for me may not be good for you. That’s where knowing how to listen to your body really comes in.

Some meals may leave you feeling tired, others energised. A dinner you have with friends may leave you unable to sleep, leaving you blaming whatever it was that you eat or drank that evening that caused your sleeplessness.

Our bodies are incredibly intelligent – they know what’s right and wrong for us.

We were born with the ability to listen to our bodies, but as we grow up many of us get forget how to listen, whether it’s down to our busy lives or social pressure.

Learning to listen

The good news is that we can learn how to tune back into our bodies again. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to eliminate certain food groups and then reintroduce them slowly, paying attention to how our body responds to the changes.

I came to fermented foods myself after a battle with chronic allergies – and my life and health have changed for the better, hence I founded this blog.

You could also keep a food diary, tracking not only what you eat, but also how you feel after that meal. After a short time, you’ll start to know which foods your body does and doesn’t get on with; you’ll be back in tune.

Before fridges and freezers were invented, foods would either be fresh or preserved.

Fermentation was often used to preserve foods, and the chemical change that happens during this process results in a wealth of antibodies and probiotics, which is why people are beginning to return to them.

Here’s my personal library of recipes – many of them traditional recipes, with a swisscultured twist!

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Start your fermentation journey with one of my classic four staples:

Healthy eating: Easy and stress-free

In my household, it is very important to me to know that my family eats well and learns to eat healthily. Health starts with what you eat, but it also has a lot to do with what goes into your body and what you use on it (like body creams or beauty products). The things we see and hear every day also influence our health.

Let food be thy medicine (Based on a podcast with Dr. William Li)

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Sauerkraut

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Milk Kefir

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About swisscultured

Hi, I'm Claudia - the woman behind swisscultured. I'm a Mexican in Switzerland, with an unquenchable curiosity and a passion for healthy eating.

"Biohacking is the art and science of changing the environment around you and within you so that you have more control over your biology." - Dave Asprey

In my search for alternative methods to stay healthy, biohacking was one of them. I made several changes in my life to become the best version of myself. .

Here are some of the things I did: .
. 🧘🏽‍♀️ To begin with, I started meditating more often. Or rather, I follow guided visualisations or meditations, which help me a lot. .
. 💪🏼 Exercise, spa, and cold water. Going to the spa is my reward (when it is open) as soon as I'm done exercising. It is a time where I can be alone with my thoughts and there aren't any distractions. .
. 🥐 Secondly, I analysed what I was eating, I gave up gluten for a while, and I saw that there was a big difference in the way my body responded and in the way I felt. .
. 🙏🏼 Gratitude: there is so much talk about this term that sometimes we don't take it seriously. The gratitude I started practicing is the one where we ask ourselves why we are grateful for X or Y. .
. 🌱 I follow the seed cycle, where I help my body support my hormones during certain days of my menstrual cycle. .
. ✍🏼 I try to journal daily or every other day, this helps me learn from my thoughts and often find solutions to my dilemmas. It's like magic! .
. 💗 And finally, I try to surround myself with people who make me feel good, who motivate me to be better, and who help me to keep my feet on the ground. . .
Biohacking doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to help you change the way you feel. Starting with basic hacking like your diet, meditation to lower stress levels, or decreasing exposure to blue light to sleep better are things you can begin to do and these will help you make the changes you need to become the best version of yourself.
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What other strategies do you practice that help you be the best version of yourself?

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