We are fermented-foods obsessed! Did you hear our kombucha feature on CBC Radio DayBreak South? We are known as the Okanagans' fermentation specialist for many reasons. Lutz Nutrition teaches fermented foods workshops throughout the Okanagan: public workshops or join our mailing list to find out which workshops are upcoming! We've been brewing kombucha and educating folks' about fermented foods, digestion and Holistic Nutrition since 2012!
Benefits of fermented foods:
in addition to a healthy, rounded whole foods diet it adds a therapeutic bonus
balances out gut bacteria
improves immune system
Hi Raina; I am so pumped about fermentation since I took your class! I am going to try and make something with some surplus apples I was given. This is so exciting, I am like a kid in a candy shop and love it.
Thanks so much for putting your class on and getting us all motivated towards food fermentation.
I am going to try and make a few of your other recipes soon as they sound very good. Appreciating you.
- Georgina Turner, Penticton BC
Fermented foods are incredible and healing for our digestive system, and learning to make our own gives us our power back in the kitchen... and within our nutrition. It is something powerful that we can do ourselves and be in charge of. Many people have described to me the process of eating fermented foods as their body "saying YES YES - FINALLY!" as if they felt like they'd been missing this all along.
We've been hearing about 'good bacteria' in the gut as part of food marketing for years. On yogurt commercials.
Holistic Nutritionists' have known about the importance of gut bacteria and balancing it for decades. Just now, there is finally scientific studies to back us up, connecting gut bacteria to mental health, obesity, inflammatory conditions and more.
It's powerful stuff.
I met Raina over 2 years ago. I had been having a terrible time with digestion issues and stress. Raina suggested I try, kefir, kombucha and fermented foods. The difference was magical, almost overnight. I started making all of the suggested fermented products at home - it’s so easy! I took a couple more workshops - just to reach my comfort level. I joined her facebook page “Fermenting the Okanagan”, what a joy to have such resources right here in the valley. I have been symptom free for 2 years now. Thank you Raina.
-Hilma LaBelle, Incredible Edible Project Lead Penticton BC
Lutz Nutrition has only ever focused only HUMAN nutrition, but this week, we also got this very nice testimonial!
Raina you may remember me when you spoke at the Metaphysical Centre and I asked you about my 20 year old cat who wasn't hardly eating at all. You suggested whole, plain yogurt and I went out and purchased some right after I talked to you. He polished it off like there was no tomorrow. I have been giving him about a quarter cup every day and he is eating much, much better.
Thank you SO MUCH for the advice. Hugs, Willy
These folks received great results from fermented foods.
They also had FUN learning how to buy the right ones, how to prepare them in a no-stress environment (read: party atmosphere!) and continue to learn in our Facebook group.
YOU can too! If you want to learn to make your own fermented foods at home in the Okanagan, find out about our workshop schedule in our Facebook group, by writing me or by booking a private party today!