How to make probiotic foods easily – healthtalks in the kitchen with Walter Trupp.

WARNING. If you don’t wish to get healthy or more fertile… be warned. This post may change your life. Keep reading then!

Got the concept of probiotics and how they are essential for wellness but score a zero in the ideas department when it comes to brewing them yourself? We hear you. Our recent segment ‘healthtalks loves your guts‘ with Dorota Trupp (Walter’s clever wife) was a-buzz with questions, thoughts and excitement – because this topic is hotter than a baked spud right now. We’ve jumped back into the Trupp Cooking School kitchen to show you how you can ferment your own foods and start to implement these into your diet today.

As a practitioner – I suggested well over a year ago that this was the next big thing in wellness. Thing is, the Chinese have been screaming this concept from the himalayas for centuries – that the gut is the pendulum of wellness. If it is kicking goals – you’re in good health, and if it isn’t, you may have all kinds of symptoms including irritable bowel (aka – ‘unknown gut troubles, but let’s give you an diagnosis to keep you happy’), poor immunity fatigue, eczema, skin disorders, ear infections, emotional problems, anxiety, depression, fertility issues…. getting the picture?

So, as healthtalks, we are super keen to bring this information to you today. To show you exactly how you can simply start to make these foods in your home and begin healing your gut. Once you’ve watched this clip – you might like to look at a few podcasts I had the pleasure of recording with the Trupp’s late last year here and here.

Every single person you know can benefit from this (children especially), so hit play and then please tell me what you think in the comments section below and let’s start some discussion on the topic. It’s ‘to the minute’ health, right here!


See this culture – this is what makes Kefir – it really is as simple as placing them in milk and allowing to culture.

add your milk….

and your Kefir is done! Anybody can do this – truly. Simple.
Above – meet our friend ‘scoobie’ – he makes Kombucha. That’s fermented tea in the probiotic world.

He’s simple too – we add him to tea and allow to brew for a few weeks. You can’t get this wrong I assure you!

Be sure to watch on as to the details discussion on how to make your own probiotic and fermented foods.



  • January 29, 2013 By Marg 7:35 am

    My mother and Aunty have been making and fermenting for years. They freaked a few people out last year on a family holiday with some crazy experimenting.

  • January 29, 2013 By Sandra 9:15 am

    This is such an interesting topic, thanks for sharing this information with us. I wish I was closer to Melbourne so that I could attend the Trupps cooking school!

    Just wondering if all of the foods in the video are safe during pregnancy? And what age should you start introducing these sorts of probiotics into your childs diet?


    • January 29, 2013 By Nat Kringoudis 3:41 pm

      Hi Sandra,

      I’m so glad you asked. Did you see Dorotas segment that I linked in above? We talk about how the health of the mother shapes the child. Not only can you include these foods whilst you are pregnant – you absolutely should be doing so. I’ve introduced probiotics to both children very early – via me breast feeding (me taking the probiotic) but you can easily supplement from any age, it is so safe. This is the key of building healthy babies with a very strong immunity.

  • January 30, 2013 By Stephanie 1:33 am

    Very interesting and informative video! I just need the “guts” to try doing this at home! Wish I was in Melbourne to experience some of these classes first hand! Thanks for the information that you provide!

  • January 30, 2013 By Stephanie 11:35 am

    I love healthtalks Nat! Thanks for all this incredible information. I loved this video especially. Over the past month, I’ve started making kombucha at home. I got a ‘scoobie’ from a friend who gave me the rundown on how to brew/ferment/and carbonate it. It’s been so fun to play around with various fruit juices. To date I’ve made a grape, strawberry, and cranberry kombucha. And it’s so inexpensive and easy to make! Although my husband is definitely afraid of this whole kombucha business, haha.

    Since coming off the pill, I’ve had breakouts on my back. My doctor thought it had a lot to do with my gut health and suggested kombucha and probiotic foods. I’m already starting to see a difference. I’ve also added sauerkraut to my list of must have foods. Sarah at my new roots has a great looking recipe for kimchi this week too. Thanks for all this great gut info-please keep it coming!

  • October 30, 2013 By Izz 12:55 pm

    I have discovered a new 11 strain Probiotic for Pregnancy that is better than anything I’ve researched yet. I have come to learn that the probiotic strains found in fermented foods are limited to the more common strains such as L CASEI because they survive food storage conditions. More specialised strains like in some supplements provide strains (some of which require an absence of oxygen to live) to provide good bacteria for the vagina and even preventing lactation mastitis.

  • January 28, 2016 By Olivia 4:11 am

    Hi Nat,
    This video was so great at explaining probiotics to me and now I share it with people all the time so that they can get a visual on how easy it is to make your own kefir and kombucha!

    Keep up the great work, you are a super star!

    Cheers, Olivia

    • February 1, 2016 By Nat Kringoudis 9:43 pm

      Thank you Olivia – so kind xo

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