Alice Yeates, nutritional therapist from Help Me Healthy will give you plenty of tips on how to keep your gut healthy this Winter through simple eating changes and fermented foods in your diet.
We'll also have a Kimchi demo during the workshop and a small jar of ready to eat kimchi to take home included in ticket price. Kimchi tasting and fermented drink provided on arrival.
Our gastrointestinal tract is filled with trillions of bacteria, both good and bad. These tiny microorganisms are in a battle of good versus evil every day to keep our bodies healthy, and need to be in proper balance to keep everything functioning well. Because approximately 70 percent of our immune systemís cells and tissues exist in the gut, itís the good bacteria found here that help fight pathogens and viruses that have snuck into our system.
Foods rich in probiotics ~ such as Korean Kimchi ~ support the growth of good bacteria in our bodies, which supports our immune system. Probiotics boost our immunity by helping to regulate the immune system, allowing it to respond more appropriately to external pathogens. However, certain lifestyle habits such as following an unhealthy diet or not taking the time to de-stress can all disrupt the balance of bacteria found in the gut. And in winter, with our immune systems taxed even more, itís essential to keep our gut health in an optimal state. We'll give advice on simple lifestyle choices to help improve immunity to see you through the Winter months - and beyond!