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11:30AM: The Science Behind Probiotics and How They Impact Your Health - Microbiologist and probiotic researcher Kiran Krishnan of Just Thrive! Probiotics and Antioxidants will discuss the real science behind probiotics and help you understand their functions and limitations. There is no shortage of product options in the store, but what kinds of products are supported by science and which ones are simply marketing? The facts may surprise you! Learn how you can use certain probiotics in fermentation and the benefits they convey.  

12:15PM: Building a Smarter Gut for a Smarter Brain, While Losing Weight Too! - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D., integrative neurologist and author of The Prime, discovered a beautiful side effect to the lifestyle tools she gave her brain patients-shedding excess pounds. She will show you that brain dysfunction and weight gain is a result of the body being in a toxic, inflammatory state. If your body is not "primed" or prepared for brain health and weight loss, you will fight a biochemical uphill battle, and the odds of succeeding are slim. Once you reduce the toxic load, adapt your brain, and bolster your natural detoxification systems, the body's own fat-loss and weight-maintenance systems kick in. So she's reverse engineered our way of eating, so we can stop dieting backward and start succeeding instead.

1:15PM: Nurture What Nature Gave You... A Conversation Around Microbiome Health - Fermentation's connection to the health of our gut has always been the foundation on which the Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival has grown. Join the conversation as Dr. Zach Bush, M.D., Dr. Shinshan Wang, N.D., Kathryn Lukas of Farmhouse Culture, Monica Ford of Real Food DevoteeDr. Michelle Hansen, N.D., Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D. author of The Prime, and Dr. Embriette Hyde of American Gut Project relate the impacts of bacteria on health and further the discussion with our attendees to help shift the paradigm. 

2:30PM: Communication Really Is Everything; Reboot Your Microbiome; Revive Your Community - Explore the communication ripple effect with Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. and CEO of Biomic Sciences & Restore as he takes us on a journey from the root cause of inflammation in modern diseases to discovery of a solution that Mother Nature had all along. Understand the link between the lack of bacterial communication and the degradation of soil and the health of our planet’s food and water supply. Ignite the power of community decision to perpetuate sea change in our macro structures and legislation. 

3:30PM: Healing Our Planet and Ourselves - Unbroken Ground, a documentary produced by Patagonia Provisions and local filmmaker Chris Malloy, is profoundly inspiring. American farmers, ranchers and fishermen share the simple yet extraordinary ways they are supporting our food systems and our planet. Meet our own local heroes Oscar Carmona of Healing Grounds Nursery, Jesse Smith of Casitas Valley Farm, Philip Jankoski of Blue Sky Sustainable Living Center, Sarah Rathbone of Dock to Dish Los Angeles, Lauren Tucker of Kiss the Ground and Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. of Biomic Sciences and Restore as they share their ideas on ways they are making a difference and discuss how you can join the conversation and the movement.