FERMENTATION & THE MICROBIOME
Updated: Nov 15, 2019
Sandee Birdwell is a radiation oncologist, clinical advocate and integrative practitioner. She attended Princeton University and studied Molecular Biology. She went on to Stanford University School of Medicine for her medical degree and then completed a residency in Radiation Oncology at Stanford Hospital. She worked in the department of radiation oncology at Stanford Hospital for 10 years. Most recently Sandee trained to become a clinical advocate while also completing the Dr. Andrew Weil Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. As Medical Director of Hartman Hope Clinical Advocacy, Sandee focuses her time as a clinical advocate providing comprehensive help for people with serious or complex conditions who wish to intensively investigate their treatment options.
Kathleen Putnam has a degree in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco. She is also a UC Master Gardener. Kathleen is a professional organic vegetable gardener and a Certified Arborist. She teaches classes about vegetable gardening and fruit tree pruning throughout the Bay Area, at Common Ground, Lyngso, San Francisco Community Gardens, Los Altos Garden Club, Portola Valley Garden Club, San Mateo Master Gardeners and the San Francisco Professional Gardeners Association. Kathleen serves the local communities in the Mid-Peninsula.
At SOUL Food Salon, Sandee and Kathleen taught us how to ferment our own vegetables and make homemade kombucha. We learned about the health benefits of eating fermented food and its impact on the microbiome.
Click here for the salon presentation about fermentation.
Click here for the presentation about kombucha.
A Great Article from Michael Pollan about the microbiome: