Christmas Kraut and Gift Ideas.
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Seasons Greetings!
All of us here at The Natural Therapy Shop would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and a healthy fun filled New Year.  We would like to thank you for your support in 2014 which has seen NTS grow and add to our range.  Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to add to our website.  We welcome all feedback, questions and Newsletter ideas.  We hope that fermented foods, drinks and digestive remedies have helped to improve your health this year.

If you would like to give the gift of health this Christmas we have some great gift ideas. Kombucha Kits, Water kefir kits, Cheese making kits and you could combine a fermenting airlock jar and Caldwells vegetable culture.  We will even gift wrap them for free on request.

Here we have a couple of ideas for Christmas fermented foods.  My favourite Christmas Kraut and a great egg nog recipe
Cristmas Kraut
1 small red cabbage
1 green apple finely chopped
1 cup of dried cranberries chopped
Juice of one orange
A squeeze of lemon juice
2 Cinnamon sticks (optional)
1 packet of Caldwells vegetable Culture 
1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt or sea salt

Place in a bowl and using a Kraut Pounder or rolling pin bash the cabbage to release the juices and sprinkle with salt.  Once all the cabbage has been pounded add all the other ingredients and mix with your hands.
Place in a jar pressing down firmly as you go to release air pockets.  Add filtered water if necessary until all the mixture is covered.
Taste in 7 days and if to your licking refrigerate otherwise leave to ferment until it is to your liking
Donna Schwenks Christmas Egg Nog
4 egg yolks from pasture raised chickens if possible
830 ml coconut milk (full fat,can or carton) 
1 cup Kefir you can use, regular water kefir, coconut or nut kefir
4 packets of Stevia
1 tsp almond extract
1/4cup  rum vanilla extract or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1cup    heavy cream (or probiotic cream)
Grated nutmeg
Place first six ingredients in blender and blend for 15 seconds.  
Chill for at least an hour in a covered container.
Whip cream with electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks.              
Fold into chilled eggnog.              
Pour into glasses and top with grated nutmeg.

A Husbands Handy Hint

It took me a while to listen to my wife’s suggestion of a Kombucha foot bath.   But the fungal infection on the bottom of my foot got so bad and prescription creams made no difference that I thought “what have I got to lose?”. After just 2 foot baths it was noticeably better.  After the third it has all but disappeared.  Now I have one occasionally if it looks like it might be coming back.  Very happy with my baby soft feet.
New Probiotic cleaning products
We have been getting some fantastic feedback on the new range of probiotic cleaners we have in stock.  Especially the Bathroom Bliss which works wonders on bathroom mould and mildew.  Check them out – Bathroom Bliss, Anytime Anywhere and Mop Me Floor cleaner

Vital Greens
If you do overindulge this Christmas remember to try and stay alkalized! A nice easy way to do this is by using Vital Greens.

E-mail us at and the first ten people to request it will get a coupon for $10 off Vital Greens.  That will make it only $17.95!

Merry Christmas everyone! 

Love from the NTS team
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