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Wednesday, June 27th, 6-7 p.m

Gut Health: a Brief Introduction to the Microbiome

UU church, Belfast.  FREE.
Call the Belfast Co-op to register for this free talk : 338-2532


Did you know that inside all of us lives trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms, collectively called the microbiota?  While they live in many places of the body, most of them live in our gut, where they have profound effects on health. The microbiota can  affect our risk for obesity, diabetes, and evidence continues to emerge revealing links to many other diseases, including neurodegenerative disease.  Some studies even show they have an affect our moods!


Come learn about what the microbiome is and all that it does for our health.  We will explore the evolution of the microbiome, starting at birth, and the many lifestyle and dietary factors that can lead to dysbiosis - a microbiome out of balance.  Learn ways to tend this “inner garden” through the use of nourishing whole foods. We will also cover probiotics and where they fit in with a healthy gut.

Wednesday, April 4th, 5-6 p.m.

Happy Gut : A Brief Introduction to Digestive Health

The Good Tern Co-op, Rockland.  FREE.

“All Disease Begins in the Gut.” Hippocrates was right on. Gut health can have profound effects on overall health, wellness, and disease. Come learn about ways to support optimal intestinal health. Elisa Ross will review lifestyle and dietary triggers that can contribute to an unhealthy gut, as well as ways to nourish a healthy digestive system through the use of lifestyle changes, foods, and some supplements.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Strengthening the Immune System with Food

Camden Public Library, Camden.  FREE

Elisa Ross, RDN, LD, will present a talk on boosting the immune system during the coming fall and winter months on Wednesday, November 8th, at 11:30 a.m. at the Camden Library. Ross will discuss how to strengthen the immune system to help prevent the common cold and flu through the use of whole, real foods. She will discuss key supportive nutrients as well as where to find them in foods. A few select foods with unique properties will be discussed as well.

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