An Introduction to Wild Fermentation sounds like we’re going to head out into the forest and re-wild ourselves, doesn’t it? Haha, I love that idea! However, it’s really about learning how to harness the good bugs in our environments. Capturing these wild bugs means they can help to ferment foods and improve our overall wellbeing.
Gut health and gut microbiome testing form a very big part of my clinical practice. This is because an imbalanced microbiome can cause havoc for our gut, immune and mental health. Keeping our guts happy and well nourished will significantly improve the way we feel and our diet plays a very big part in that.
I have been analysing a slew of microbiome tests for clients over the last week and have found some surprising yet very common results. The biggest being a deficiency in populations of both bifidobacteria and lactobacillus 😯
These are the two most common strains found in probiotics and between them they have a very big role to play. Bifidobacteria and lactobacillus significantly reduce gut symptoms such as pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and aid several other functional gastrointestinal disorders. In addition, they also support mental health and can reduce issues such as anxiety and depression.
If you’re looking for these in the diet guess where they’re found? A fibre rich diet full of plant foods for starters, but also…. fermented foods. Something I tell all my clients is, including a small amount of fermented foods at every meal will go a long way to keeping your gut, immune system and mind, happy. And how easy is it just to top off your meal with a spoonful of something delicious?!
Introduction to Wild Fermentation Class – Saturday March 3rd
Do you know quite a lot about fermented foods but you’re still a little too nervous to get started? Or perhaps you just want to know more in general?
I have an Introduction to Wild Fermentation class with Holly Davis (Wholefoods Chef) coming up in a couple of weeks. Book in and join us to learn all about making your own ferments! Beginners very welcome!
As part of the class Holly will demonstrate two easy fermentation processes and I will discuss how these probiotic-rich foods help improve our overall health and wellbeing.
So, bring your inquisitive mind and your questions along! We look forward to seeing you.