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Welcome to my blog, with news of my Shiatsu massage practice in Suffolk, exercise classes and cooking workshops, some views on events and happenings locally and abroad....and more.....
Trish Dent

Cooking Classes


Wild Fermentation Workshop
Saturday 18th March 2017
10am - 12.30pm
Venue: Leiston Centre for Wellbeing


Help heal your gut and strengthen your immune system by eating naturally fermented foods. Make food more digestible by fermenting, light pickling, pressing, sprouting and more. Fermenting flours to create crackers and breads. Over 2,500 years ago, Hippocates said:  "I know, too, that the body is affected differently by bread according to the manner in which it is prepared...the influence of each process is considerable and each has a totally different effect from another." He was talking about culturing the good bacteria to aid your gut, the seat of your immune system. Heal this and you will be healing your whole body.
Fermented vegetables are healing for your intestines, and are richer in vitamin C than prior to fermentation. By request, we’ll prepare and taste sauerkraut or kimchi – a mixed vegetable ferment with its lively ginger and garlic additions for extra verve. We’ll be sampling: Kefir, made with raw local milk; Kvass, a delicious tonic drink made from beetroot; fermented almond crackers; nut and seed cheeses: locally made tempeh (made using fermented soy beans).
Price is £25. Full payment required on booking. 
Leiston Centre for Wellbeing is at 22 High Street, Leiston IP16 4EW
Contact Trish Dent: 01986 780939 or email shiatsutrish@btinternet.com

Heal your Gut Workshop
How to re-boot your immune system and find the road to better health

Spring 2017 (date to be confirmed)
10am to 2.30pm
Our digestive systems become compromised with over-use of antibiotics, sterile food and lack of beneficial bacteria, weakening our immune system and leading to weight gain. We explore how to get back on track.
If you suffer from bloating, IBS, inflammatory-related diseases or health issues, you need to address what and how you are eating. A guide to restoring a healthy gut. Your healthy gut will create a strong immune system, leading to improved physical and mental health. This day is also suitable for those on gluten- and/or dairy-free diets.
Price is £60. Deposit of £20 required on booking.  
Venue is in Spexhall, a peaceful rural location three miles from Halesworth in Suffolk.

This is a hands-on cooking workshop. I demonstrate and we discuss what and why in relation to the focus of each class. We prepare a variety of dishes together, using organic and locally sourced foods as much as possible; some produce comes from my garden. We then eat lunch and discuss diet, food, the menu and any other food-related topics that come up. Unless otherwise stated, the meals are generally free from animal products.
The class is limited to 6 participants.

Contact Trish for details and to register for a workshop.
Trish Dent: 01986 780939 or email shiatsutrish@btinternet.com