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Desiree Nielsen – You are what you(r bacteria) eat: how plants power gut health


Saturday September 9, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm | Studio Theatre | Speakers

Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian, author and host of The Urban Vegetarian on Gusto TV. She believes that a love of food and desire to be healthy are not mutually exclusive. Her down to earth and irreverent approach to nutrition will have you geeking out over veg.

You are home to trillions of gut bacteria who depend on you for their evening supper…but what you choose to feed them can have remarkable effects on your own wellbeing. 

Your digestive tract is ground zero for the intersection between digestive, immune and nervous system health and the bacteria that live there are not passive riders. 

We have a saying in wellness: you are not what you eat, but what you absorb. Scratch that: you are now not only what you absorb. You are also now what you don’t absorb…because it becomes a feast for your gut bacteria. 

Learn more about the miraculous relationship between you and your gut and how a plant-centred diet will help you restore vibrant health from the inside out.

Check out Nielsen’s blog or shop on her website for some amazing tips and guides on eating a healthy, plant-filled diet.