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Port Campbell Gut Health Presentation Popular

The Gut Health and Fermented Foods Presentation held at Grassroots Deli Cafe on 27 November 2018 was very popular with 27 people in attendance. Diana D’Auria facilitated the event  that was held at Grass Roots Café at 7:30pm. This is the second event that TDHS has hosted this year and due to public interest, there will be another presentation held in Timboon early in the new year. With more public attention on gut disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s and Coeliac Disease, scientists are discovering how our microbiome plays an essential role with metabolism, immune function and disease prevention. This includes how we manage chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.

Topics included:

  • What is the microbiome and what does it do?
  • The connection to disease
  • The link with diabetes and weight
  • The Gut/Brain connection (mental health)
  • Foods that nourish the gut
  • Other factors that affect the microbiome
  • Ferment demonstrations (water and milk kefir, and sauerkraut)

Drinks on the evening were supplied by Grass Roots Café and nibbles were provided also which included homemade dips, raw cacao slice and fresh bubbly water kefir to taste!

The feedback received from participants so far has been very positive. A very big thank you to Maria from Grass Roots Café who let us host the evening in her lovely space. Thank you to Amanda Nash and Tracey Heeps who also helped out on the evening. Thank you to Food Service who supplied the delicious fruit platter with such short notice AND thank you to staff and community members who came and showed their support.

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