If you’ve been privy to the talk amongst KL Biomed circles, everyone’s been talking about cultured foods and fermenting techniques recently. I enjoyed Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride’s presentation in Kuala Lumpur and learnt so much. I also loved meeting so many of my friends at the lecture, so many KL Biomed families now have been inspired to implement the GAPS diet or incorporate certain principles of GAPS into their children’s diet. Many of them are already seeing improvements and progress on the diet.
Julie Matthews of Nourishing Hope and Donna Gates of the Body Ecology Diet also talks extensively about the importance of cultured and fermented foods in the autism diet. I also sat in on Sandor Katz’s Fermentation Basics presentation at the Autism One/ Generation Rescue Conference 2012.
Nowadays, my eldest daughter Mei will eat most vegetables, including lettuce, in fact she even asks for more portions of vegetables. I’m also celebrating the fact that Min Min will now eat a tiny portion of carrots, zucchini, french beans and most recently brocolli after years of trying to get her to eat vegetables. However, Min Min will only eat her veggies if I promise to do the ‘victory dance’ (it’s a mash-up of fist pumps, Bollywood and Gangnam style.) It’s not a pretty sight I admit, my neighbours already think I’m nutty, it really is as tragic as it sounds. But a mum will do whatever it takes to get her kids to eat healthy right?
Mei and Min Min will now eat miso soup (I found a fantastic organic yellow miso soup paste in Village Grocer in Bangsar Village btw) but I have yet to get the girls eating fermented vegetables. Yet. Small steps…
Our friends Mary and Penny of Compassionate Therapy will be flying in from Australia soon and is organising the Cultured Sunday – Fermentation & Nutrition Workshop on Sunday, 16 September, 2pm to 4pm.
As HANDLE practitioners working closely with families in Australia and Asia Pacific, they also understand the importance of dietary intervention and nutritional supplements. I knew I was going to like them the moment I saw that both Mary and Penny brought their own travel-sized bottles of stevia for their venti Americano iced coffees!
Don’t forget to RSVP soon, I hope to see you there!