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QCC 164: Activating Nuts & Seeds – Why, How & When

Episode 164
18, Jun, 2021
}36 Minutes

Show Notes

“Activating Nuts & Seeds – Why, How and When?”

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This week I answer listener’s questions about activating nuts & seeds, such as:

– Why activate nuts & seeds, and do you always do it?

– Are some nuts harder on the digestive system than others?

– What is the difference between activating, soaking and fermenting?

– Can you use an oven for dehydrating soaked nuts & seeds?

– How do you avoid activated nuts/seeds from going mouldy?

– If I blanch and remove almond skins is that same as activating?

– What do you do with the pulp from nut milk?

– Can you activate nut meal or does it have to be whole nuts?

Learn the reasons behind soaking, fermenting and activating and what the best options are for those on a gut-healing diet!


– Soaking & Activating Nuts & Seeds – ratios & times: see page 23 in my Life-Changing Food Cookbook:  

– Program: If you need support, recipes and professional health advice to help you on your gut-healing journey, consider joining The Gut Health Formula, an 8 week program I run with Elyse Comerford, Integrative Nutritionist and GAPS Practitioner: Find Her Here! 


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Jo Whitton of Quirky Cooking shares her families’ journey to good health through healing food. Join Jo in her kitchen as she cooks nourishing meals, explains the why and how behind the way she cooks, and chats with guests about everything from nutrition to family food and how to live happy, healthy lives! You will find an abundance of tips, recipes, stories and inspiration.

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