Probiotics, Fermentation, and the Microbiome

Field Trip

Scientific research has brought to light the connection between your intestinal microbiome and overall health, impacting disorders from asthma, autism, chronic fatigue, and Parkinson’s disease. Listen to Dr. Cynthia Libert discuss her insights into gut microbiome, drawing on over 10 years of experience in brain health, detoxification, hormone balancing, nutritional therapy, and food as medicine. Sarah Archer, owner of Serotonin Ferments, utilizes her 14 years of fermenting experience to use food as gut and mind medicine. Learn how to use probiotics and fermented foods in our everyday lives.

Can pickles and kimchi save us? Find out at Olivette Farm, a four-season, bio-diverse vegetable farm located run by Justin Aiello just north of downtown Asheville, along the French Broad River. The farm is part of the unique Olivette Community, a 346-acre agrihood, offering an alternative to the traditional neighborhood model, centering the community around a working farm.

Field trips will combine a small-group tour of a local farm, garden, or market with a more informal presentation and discussion on important healthy eating topics. Buses will transport conferees to the location and back. Return times are approximate.


Presenters

Justin Aiello

Justin Aiello

Justin Aiello is the farm manager of Olivette Farm, a four-season, bio-diverse vegetable farm just north of downtown Asheville, that is part of the unique Olivette Community, a 346-acre agrihood.


Cynthia J. Libert

Cynthia J. Libert, M.D., ABFM, ABIHM, is an integrative physician and serves as medical director for the Healthy Brain Rx program at the Great Smokies Medical Center in Asheville, NC.


Sarah Archer

Sarah Archer

Sarah Archer is the owner and creator behind Asheville-based company Serotonin Ferments.