Colonise your Inner Island

It all began sitting in my primary school art class whilst listening to the captivating stories of a coconut’s incredible journey through life . This was my first meeting with this remarkable traveler (coconut ) as big as a head with a taut outer skin that sounded like a jungle drum as we took turns tapping our finger tunes on it.  It was fascinating I was feeling like I knew this far away place that was triggering my imagination. Huge thanks to Mr Johnston, our dear teacher who had thoughtfully smuggled the traveler back in his suitcase from his tropical adventures and for filling & fueling  our  little receptive minds !

Unaware that a seed of inspiration  had been planted in my subconscious. This same exotic coconut (seed ) would become so important throughout my travels in the tropics over the next 30 years from India, Thailand, South America, Africa and the finally the Philippines

Fast forward after learning the world of the coconut we were having a discussion about its health benefits set against the beautiful back drop of the Philippine islands. The coconut seed colonises remote islands transforming them into individual ecosystems that provide a benefit to their host (island) by means of  attracting other forms of  life.  That parallel  between the coconut seed and bacteria exists as they colonize the gut creating individualized inner ecosystem that’s where the concept of Rhythm began !

The question of bringing good bacteria & coconut together to create something unique and totally natural that would be of benefit to us all led me to the wonderful world of fermentation.  This ancient process wasn’t just a natural way of preserving food stuffs .It had been passed down by  generation to generation because it had benefited human health this was backed by thousands of years of testament.  It did not take long to find the most active natural cultures, dairy free Kefir, that would facilitate  a rainbow of diversity in terms of bacteria when fermented together .

 The problem was keeping it all together whilst retaining all the raw enzymes This was going to take something so special, a natural food technology that only used cold pressurization High Pressure Processing  to give it enough shelf life whilst keeping it inline with mother nature .

Having recognised the gut re-balancing  potential of these beneficial bacteria, we developed the every day natural coconut kefir range  made with only young coconut meat, young coconut water  and real  fruits with dairy free kefir cultures with no added sugar. Our raw harvested coconut brings its own myriad of diverse microbes to the fermentation party with more than fifteen lactic acid bacteria being drawn up from the Jungle and filtered through the tree.

Pure coconut – a lightly fermented, nutritious, drink that is a source of beneficial bacteria and can be enjoyed as a every day

Coconut, Mango and Passion-fruit – lightly fermented with raw fruits and mango fibre can be enjoyed as a every day High Potency Organic certified

Life Shot 100 & 200 Billion range in glass recyclable bottles. These have excellent anti-inflammatory benefits

Life Shot 200 – used as a course for underlying gut health issues or as a huge immune boost – recommended in 30 day courses 6 months of the year for optimum results

Life Shot 100 – can be used in 30 day courses or as a daily product throughout the year.

You can learn more about and buy the range of kefir drinks here.

Founder & Fermenter