Why your gut is crucial to health and wellbeing!
….a series of nutrition and cookery events for 2016/17 focused exclusively on the digestive system and gut health.
Over two one-day workshops and an intensive week-long retreat, we will dive deep into the function and mechanics of the digestive system. Both to discover why this area is so important to our overall health and vitality, and to explore how to give it the nutritional support it needs.
Each is a stand-alone retreat, but they also build on each other so you can develop your knowledge and learn how to apply it best with ongoing guidance and support from two highly experienced practitioners.
Why is your gut health so important?
Gut health is currently a hot topic, and with good reason as the health of the digestive system is central to everything! The levels of inflammation in your digestive tract, the balance of your gut bacteria and the health of your intestinal wall impact not just how well you digest foods, but also your immune function, your nervous system and stress responses, your brain function and more.
Energy levels, weight, mood, movement, breathing, emotions, creativity and our sense of connectedness are ALL affected by the food we eat and how the body responds. Every part of us is influenced by the ‘microbiome’ and the balance of our inner bacterial world.
Everything from persistant headaches or joint pain, bloated bellies and discomfort, skin breakouts and acne, obesity, low energy and tiredness, depression, obsessive thoughts and unstable emotions could all have their origin in an imbalance of the gut bacteria.
This balance can be disturbed for many reasons such as the food we eat, the quality of water we drink, stress, environmental toxins, household products, toiletries and cosmetics, antibiotics and medication.
What will you get from a Bloom Retreat?
Here at Bloom the main focus of our courses is not just nutritional facts and tasty recipes. We don’t just look at what we eat. Our interest is in what happens to the food we consume? Can the body actually process, absorb and assimilate nutrients effectively? How can we support the body in creating a healthy inner environment so that the food we eat is of real benefit?
Bloom Retreat Dates 2016/7
One Day Retreats
Oct 22nd 2016 and March 18th 2017 – East Sussex, UK
Part 1 (Oct 22nd 2016) – Digestion, Stress and Inflammation
Part 2 (Mar 18th 2017) – Gut Bacteria in Mental & Physical Health
Note new venue: Ditchling Village Hall, East Sussex
The venue has a commercial kitchen so these Day Retreats will be as practical as they are informative and insightful.