Gut Health ~ Building Robust Immunity and Mental Health Summer 2021
- WHEN: Saturday June 19, 2021
- TIME: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- FEE: 95 USD
- INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne M. Tabert
- SETTING: In-Person
- LOCATION: Sandpoint, ID (details & directions provided after enrollment)
Gut health is the cornerstone to healthy nervous and immune systems.
Go beyond fabulous digestive health to reversing chronic inflammation and creating mental and immune health using bitter herbs and common sense practices. Learn the relationship that the gut has with stress and immunity and how to heal and maintain this connection.
We’ll discuss the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system and even delve into the compounds that present the bitter profiles in the herbs we study during the workshop.
In this season of physical and emotional upheavals, it’s imperative to build a vigorous immune system. Where does it start? Gut health has supreme influence on the digestive process, immunity, and our ability to cope with stress and anxiety. Anxiety can stop us in our tracks and keep us from experiencing the exquisite beauty of life.
How does gut health fit into the anxiety equation? Upwards towards 80% of our relaxing neurotransmitters are synthesized in our small intestine and released into the bloodstream. The nervous system is responsible for our moods and thoughts. Emotional health, therefore, is a function of nerve health and is married to the immune system.
To achieve good gut health, we heal and feed the gut with food, herbs, probiotics, exercise, and relaxation techniques. While it’s well known that fermented foods can assist in the health of the gut, however, there can be too much of a good thing. Learn how overuse of fermented foods can cause histamine reaction leading to inflammation in many folks. We’ll discuss the advantages of fermented foods and appropriate amounts to utilize.
A motto here at the Cedar Mountain Herb School is “get the medicine to the people in ways that they’ll delight in taking so that healing may occur!” We’ll discuss ways to seamlessly add bitters to our diet as well as creative ways to introduce these powerful medicinal creations to others. Fun and yummy bitter treats will be on hand to taste.
Students will harvest herbs to make 3 remedies to support gut, immune, and nerve health, and will take home a wealth of easy to understand information that is effortless to implement into daily life.
Make and Take:
- Garlic Rosemary Lovage vinegar
- Motherwort Tincture
- Fermented Cortido
What to bring / How to prepare?
- 1 half pint (8oz) jar AND 2 pint (16oz) jars with plastic lids OR bring parchment paper if using metal lids
- 1/2 pint 100 proof alcohol of choice
- 1/4 small cabbage, 2 carrots, 1 very small onion
- 1 bulb of garlic
- Medium mixing bowl
- Cutting board and sturdy chopping knife
- Hand towel
- Camp chair
- Lunch and beverage
- Yoga mat or blanket