Optimize Your Gut Health and Fermentation 101

Thursdays, September 28 & October 5  •  6:30-8:30 pm


Do you struggle with skin, respiratory, mood, or digestive issues? If so, it may be time to take care of your digestive system!

In this interactive two-part workshop, you’ll learn how to repair and restore your gut health from culinary nutrition expert Rachel Druckenmiller, MS, CNE, and head alchemists at Hex Ferments, Meaghan and Shane Carpenter.

During part one, Rachel will discuss how your digestive system can influence all aspects of your health, sharing what she has learned from her own healing journey. She will share proper digestion tips using the four Rs of gut repair (remove, replace, repair, restore) that can help prevent chronic conditions and treat health symptoms along with serving up delicious gut healthy recipes you can try at home.

Then in part two, you'll explore the science and history of fermented food with Meaghan & Shane Carpenter, co-founders of HEX Ferments, a Baltimore based fermented foods company. They'll lead a workshop on how to make your own fermented vegetables at home. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and make a sauerkraut and kimchi recipe.

You’ll enjoy

Gut-healing food samplings and recipes to take home and try
A take-home gut health packet with resources and product recommendations to support gut health
Making your own DIY Kraut-Chi (a fun mix of sauerkraut and kimchi!)
Delicious recipe ideas for fermenting vegetables using local produce and in season spices

You’ll learn

How to heal and restore your gut
The history, science, and folklore of fermented foods
Health benefits of bacteria and how you should consume it
Delicious recipes for fermenting vegetables using local produce and in season spices
Methods for incorporating fermented food into your diet

Register now


Thursday, September 28
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 5
6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Institute for
Integrative Health

1407 Fleet Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

$60 for both workshops

Workshop leaders:
Rachel Druckenmiller, CNE
Meaghan Carpenter
Shane Carpenter
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