Hi, I’m Kirsty, and welcome to Kultured Wellness.

Here you’ll find information about healing your gut in a holistic way. I’ll show you that adding delicious and nutritious fermented foods to your diet doesn’t have to be hard.

And more importantly, that you have the power to change the course of your life – and your family’s lives – with how you nourish your body.

I’ve always had health problems – weight issues, fatigue, and constant muscle and back pain. As I got older, this spiraled into difficulty sleeping, acne, mental health issues and other insecurities. I felt out of control and powerless about my health and how I felt day to day.

But it wasn’t until I became a mum that I realised that something much more serious was going on. Me feeling “not quite right” all my life had bigger consequences than I had ever thought possible. When my young children became very ill I was determined to do anything I could to change the course of their lives.

Through years of research I’ve gained a deep understanding of the role of our gut in being able to experience true wellness. I’ve learnt first hand what we’ve always known – that all disease begins in the gut.

For me and many others, chronic health problems are inherited, and then passed down to our children. But the good news is, that whilst our genes are responsible for who we are, we now know that we have the power to switch them on and off.

We can change the course of our lives by making sure that the right genes are functioning and well nourished. And therein lies our greatest power for change.

Nourish your gut, allow its microbiome to flourish, and heal.

The problem is that our guts are often so damaged from things such as medications, antibiotics, preservatives, painkillers and stress, that it is often not as simple as popping a probiotic pill or drinking a green smoothie and thinking you’ll be OK.

Real healing takes courage, determination and commitment. It can get worse before it gets better.

But I want you to know that it is possible to make these big, lasting changes.

My philosophy is simple: we need to accept the cards we have been dealt and then take responsibility for our own health and that of the next generation. It’s about making sure that we don’t continue to hand down these health issues that could be stopped now.

Kultured Wellness yoghurt and kefir starters were developed out of pure necessity and desperation, as I sought to provide my children with the high-dose probiotic nourishment that they needed to heal in a way that we could afford, and that our family could tolerate.

These products are now nourishing hundreds of people, and literally changing their lives, as they regain control of their health. This is something that I’m extremely proud of.

And at the end of the day I’m just like you – I want the best for those around me and to be able to share what I’ve learnt.

My mission is to reach more people and families in our community, and be able to spread the word about how fermenting can be an easy and powerful way to nourish the gut microbiome for good health. This is not a fad diet or a quick fix, it’s a commitment to the adventure of healing, and a true desire for a better life.

The path to good health is not always easy, but you can come out the other side. Feeling well. And when we feel well, the benefits and opportunities are limitless.