Make fermented foods Saturday 5 December 2015

Health begins in the gut. Learn about your microbiome and why an organic diet is a necessity for health.

Gain an understanding of the fermentation process using 3 examples (kefir, kombucha and Kimchi)

Learn how to make your own Kimchi (Korean Sauerkraut)

Time: 10am-1pm

When: Saturday 5 December 2015

Where: Terra Madre, Karoo Square, cnr Lynnwood and Albeth Rd’s, The Willows

Cost: R250 (we provide organic produce and bottles just bring your favourite chopping knife)

To book please email Gillian at before Thursday 3 December 2015.



Gillian O’Shea – Specialised Kinesiologist

Specialised kinesiology makes use of muscle testing/bio-feedback to work on various issues in order to bring balance.

In my practice I focus on food intolerance, immune disorders, diet, pain, stress and emotional support.

What can kinesiology assist with?
◾Enhanced learning/learning difficulties
◾Boost sports performance
◾Eliminate emotional, physical and mental stress
◾Help with finances and decision-making
◾Pin-point and eliminate allergic reactions (IMRs)
◾Help overcome past trauma
◾Identify nutritional deficiency or excess
◾Help overcome fears and phobias
◾Aid the healing of muscle injuries
◾Relieve stress (often manifesting as neck, back, hip pain)

A kinesiology session lasts between 1 to 2 hours.

You can also book for a massage if you have pain or just want some stress release. I focus on trigger point and aromatherapy massage.

Give me a call on 082 602 2882 or email me on to book.


Fermentation workshop Saturday 27 June 2015

Workshop overview:

– Discussion:The microbiome and diet.

-The basics: Understanding the fermentation process using 2 examples (kefir and kombucha)

-Demonstration: Make your own Kimchi (Korean Sauerkraut)

Time: 10am-1pm

When: Saturday 27 June

Where: Terra Madre, Karoo Square, cnr Lynnwood and Albeth Rd’s, The Willows

Cost: R350 (we provide all utensils, produce, bottles etc)

To book please email Gillian at before Thursday 25 June 2015.


Vania Le Roux
Vania Le Roux

Vania Le Roux-Dr Ferment Cultured Farmacy

I love simplicity. To observe. To align my lifestyle with nature. My background in Permaculture design together with my research into optimum nutrients and health led me to fermented foods and ultimately starting Dr Ferment Cultured Farmacy in Plettenberg Bay.

Soil needs microbes to digest/compost and make nutrients available for plants to grow, human cells are similar. The human microbiome consists of microbes (bacteria, yeast and fungi) teeny little guys that digests/ferments food in the digestive tract to make nutrients available to the body. When the gut is colonised with the good guys (pro-biotics) we have a strong immune to weather viruses, toxins and even stress.

It is the perfect example of Nature’s intelligence, so simple yet so powerful a tool in insuring our own health (the microbiome) and contributing to a healthy environment (the macrobiome). Fermentation preserves food, adds to the nutrient content, provides large amounts of pro-biotics and to top it all perpetuates this cycle of life in our ‘waste’ – ultimately it all ends up back in the soil.