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Understanding Gut Health: A Plant-Based Brunch

Sat 8th February @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

In recent years studies have shown that taking care of your gut is important for immune health, weight regulation, mood and more. Your digestive system handles a lot, and feeding it a range of nutrients, including probiotics, prebiotics, fibre and good fat, can be a simple an effective way to maintain overall wellbeing.

Join us to further understand the gut-brain axis and the importance of maintaining gut health. An inspiring talk by the Academy of Healing Nutrition (AHN) will be followed by a get-together over plant-based food where you’ll also be able to discover new dishes and take the recipes home with you.

What you can expect:
– 11am: Arrival and welcome refreshments
– 11.30am – 12.30pm: Gut health 101 led by Patricia Lopez from Healing Nutrition
– 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Get-together over plant-based and gut-friendly dishes created by Patricia Romero from Heal Collective & Healing Nutrition graduate Susie Woods

We will kick off the day with a talk by Patricia Lopez, founder of AHN.

Patricia will discuss why gut health is so pivotal to overall health, review the different food groups and how to source the best quality from each to promote a healthy microbiome, as well as discuss the importance of proper food preparation for optimal digestion – all whilst weaving in the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine into the talk. She will also share her personal experience with gut health and how focusing on healing her gut helped her recover from chronic migraines.

The discussion will be followed by a seasonal and organic plant-based brunch where you’ll have several dishes centred on foods that promote a healthy digestive system.

Patricia Romero, who is a chef and co-founder of Heal Collective, will showcase in-season and local produce and the benefits of an unprocessed diet, with a spotlight on fresh and organic ingredients as a way to heal and nourish the body. Susie Woods, AHN graduate and founder of Hara will bring her wisdom of eastern tradition in herbs into the dishes. You’ll also be sent the recipes behind the food following the event.

Sample menu
– Beetroot Kvass
– Seeded crackers and cultured cashew cream
– Amaranth porridge
– Stuffed mushrooms with squash and pine nut haché
– Ginger and turmeric kitchari
– Sugar free coconut and walnut pear cobbler
– Please let us know in advance of any food allergies or intolerances.

About Heal Collective
Heal Collective creates non-judgmental spaces where people can explore what wellness means to them. Its community of wellness practitioners enables individuals to embark on a journey of inner exploration and authentic outward connection to build healthy, sustainable lifestyles that work for them and their immediate communities. It does this through its events, online shop and blog. Find out more at healcollective.co and follow @healcollective on Instagram.

About the Academy of Healing Nutrition
The Academy of Healing Nutrition is a Holistic Health Coach Certificate Programme that was established over 35 years ago. This accessible, interactive, and comprehensive course has taught over 5,000 students how to achieve, sustain, and promote a healthy lifestyle by offering powerful healing techniques rooted in Eastern and Western traditions as well as the connection of mind, body, and spirit. Find out more are londonahn.com and follow @healingnutrition on Instagram.

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