A healthy well-balanced microbiome has the ability to turn create vitamin K, essential fatty acids, and some B vitamins as well.
But there's much more to the microbiome than that! There is a growing body of evidence that finds a correlation between the health of the microbiome and its effect on mood, behavior, and memory.
Dysregulation in the microbiome is often seen concurrent with states of anxiety, depression, memory and concentration impairment. Fortunately we are able to take an unhealthy microbiome and improve it. Microbes change in response to changes in the diet.
Kombucha contains organic acids that have detoxifying, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. They also have protective abilities especially the structures associated with cartilage, collagen and the fluids which lubricate the joints, and the lining of the digestive tract.
Come out to The Room on September 23, 2017 at 1 pm. You'll learn more about the microbiome. You'll get to sample kombucha, and double fermented fruit kombucha. You'll also learn how to make your own kombucha, and you'll leave with everything you need to start brewing!
Tammy Westney, the Food Scientist, has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health. She is the founder and owner of Coffee Owl Nutrition, located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. She works to provide a blend of science and culinary art. Her philosophy is “Healthy food should be delicious! If it doesn’t taste good what’s the point of eating?!”