Understanding Gut Health & Digestion

Categories: Cooking Classes
Mar. 30th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
P.A. Hannaford Career Center
51 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT 05753

Back by popular demand!

Did you know that bacteria outnumber cells in our bodies nearly 10:1? Michael Pollan suggests thinking of it this way: 99% of the DNA in our body is not our own. In this way, we are more microbial than human! The implications for caring for one’s body and health are at a new frontier. Most of these bacteria live in our digestive tract and together make up a sort of organ whose functions have only recently begun to reveal themselves. Many of these microbes are symbiotic and help perform important functions for our body, but they can get out of balance due to outside influences. Join gut health specialist and Certified GAPS Practitioner Melanie Christner to learn how to care for the healthy microbiome within, how to help the microbiome when it has gone awry, and learn all about the amazing role our gut bacteria plays in total body health and well-being.

*Please note that this is not a hands-on class, but if you want to get hands-on and learn to prepare foods that promote a healthy gut, Melanie is teaching a Cooking for Optimal Gut Health class on Thursday, April 20th! Click here to read more about it.

To register for classes, please contact Denise Senesac at the Hannaford Career Center by calling (802) 382-1004, or emailing dsenesac@pahcc.org. Please register at least one week in advance. Classes are capped at 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All classes are $30, or FREE for members of the Co-op’s Food For All Program.