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Fermentation Workshop

Gut Health Master Class- Home Fermentation for Beginners

Date: TBC
Location:  Factory 11, 136 Keys Road, Cheltenham VIC 3192.

Have you ever thought of making fermented foods from scratch but have no idea where to start?

Join us for a delicious day of fermenting – you’ll learn how to make everything from Fermented Vegetables, Kombucha and Kefir, and we’ll send you off with the knowledge and tools you need to get fermenting at home.

In this workshop you will learn:

The Basics of Gut Health 
The Gut Microbiome 
The Role of Probiotics and Fermentation in Gut Health
How to make Sauerkraut
How to make Milk kefir 
How to make Water Kefir
How to make Kombucha
Bonus Mystery Ferment

You will leave this workshop with:
The knowledge and confidence to go home and get fermenting. You’ll also have a new appreciation for the role that probiotic foods and drinks can play in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We will have kefir grains, kombucha scobys and fermentation accessories available for purchase on the day.

All Attendees will be invited to our private Nourishme Organics Gut Health Gurus Group, to receive continued support in mastering gut health and fermented foods.

About your teacher:
Kriben Govender, is a Food Scientist, Registered Nutritionist and Founder of
Nourishme Organics, a company specialising in Gut Health and Mitochondrial health-focused products and
Allele Microbiome – a provider of cutting edge Metagenomic Stool Testing and Deuterium Testing.   

Kriben holds a honours degree in Applied Science (Food Science and Technology) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology and Nutrition Society of Australia.
With more than 20 years of Food industry experience in the field of Research and Development, Quality Assurance and Procurement, Kriben intimately understands the food supply chain and the interaction between diet and the gut microbiome. He has personally visited more than 100 food processing sites across the world.
Kriben is an expert in the art of making fermented foods like Kefir, Kombucha and fermented vegetable etc and was a Judge in the 2019 RASV Australia Food Awards.
He is the host of one of Australia's leading Nutrition Podcasts - The Gut Health Gurus Podcast
where he frequently interviews health experts from around the world.

Kriben currently oversees Australia's premier Gut Health Facebook Group- Gut Health Gurus, with more than 12,000 gut health enthusiastic members. 
Kriben's Story
Around 8 years ago, Kriben's life imploded. He was extremely depressed, overweight and lacking in energy and vibrancy. He found himself alone in an apartment, ready to end his life. A combination of workplace bullying, stress, a struggle with anxiety and depression and a collapsed marriage resulted in a sense of worthlessness. For the sake of his 3 young boys, Kriben soldiered on and discovered the importance of gut health on his mental wellbeing.  He found inspiration in the work of Dr Natasha Campbell McBride through here book Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS): Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia. He started to follow a GAPS diet, make homemade fermented foods like kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut, adopted a transcendental meditation (TM) and yoga practice, attended cognitive behaviour therapy sessions with a psychologist, learned the Meisner and Alexander acting techniques - all which helped him overcome his struggle with anxiety and depression. With this newfound knowledge, he launched Nourishme Organics to help others heal their bodies via Gut Health.

Kriben then went on to found Allele Microbiome- a company focused on bringing cutting edge metagenomic DNA based stool testing to the public. He has been greatly inspired by the work of Dr Jack Kruse, Dr Gabor Somlyai, Dr Laszlo Boros and Prof Doug Wallace which let him explore the importance of Mitochondrial Health on overall health. Recently he has introduced Australia's first direct to public urine and saliva deuterium test and is in the process of launching Low D- A Deuterium Depleted Glacial Spring Water to optimise mitochondrial function.  
Kriben is available for face to face or online nutrition consulting with a particular focus on Gut and Mitochondrial optimisation at The Nourishme Organics shop in Cheltenham, Melbourne. VIC.

He is also available for speaking engagements, interviews and podcasts. Please contact us to make a booking.

What to bring:

Bring a pen, notepad, and an open mind ( We will challenge your commonly held beliefs)

About the venue:

This course workshop will be held at Factory 11, 136 Keys Road, Cheltenham VIC 3192

Onsite parking available.

Booking into this workshop:

Spaces are limited so book now. Early Bird Discounted Tickets are available 

Early Bird- TBC

General Admission- TBC

This workshop fills up fast so please reserve your spot ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Please note bookings are non-refundable

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