Summer Bock is a Trained Herbalist and Master Fermentationist. Her mission is for everyone to have stellar health by naturally healing their digestion using herbs, ferments and food.

Fundraising event with Sandor Katz

The fundraising event with Sandor Katz was truly stupendous. It was sold out with over 70 people filling the Bread Peddler’s event room. When they weren’t wildly engaged in conversation, they were listening to the sweet sweet sounds of Kendl Winter’s vocals over banjo. The meal was fantastic. The first course was a bowl of…

Flu Vaccines – Yay or Nay?

I’ve been curious about this for awhile so I looked up the symptoms and signs of the flu: http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/ infectious/question744.htm After reading this, I realized that I definitely got it this year. When I get sick it’s usually a head cold and rarely the flu. I hardly get respiratory infections these days at all. When I was younger I used…

Getting to the Root of Food Allergies…

Food allergies are caused by chronic inflammation inside the small intestine. The inflammation leads to damage which inhibits proper digestion. This can be caused by Candida or irritation from bacterial or parasitic byproducts. It can be caused by an extra thick layer of mucus that prevents contact between the enzymes and the food. Also, folic…