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Discover benefits of fermented, raw foods

Probiotic. Lacto-fermented. What’s it all mean? Find out how tasty fermented and raw foods can contribute to wellness at a three-hour, cutting-edge workshop Saturday, Nov. 10, at Island Naturals Market and Deli-Kailua.

Benjamin Cohn, fermented and raw food specialist at Honaunau’s Dragonfly Ranch, discusses “Raw and Fermented Foods: Their Role in Healing, Health and Wellbeing” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The informative program will include a raw food lunch; admission is by donation.

Registration is at 9:45 a.m.; coffee and tea will be served. The workshop is presented by the Women’s Federation for World Peace-Hawaii. WFWP is a global organization that empowers women with knowledge, skills and supportive community to learn their unique value and bring lasting peace.

It is co-sponsored by The Pacific Rim Education Foundation (PREF) and Hawaiian Queen Coffee Co. The workshop will explain the benefits of raw, “living” food and share why fermented foods can improve digestion through a balancing of bacteria and enzymes.

Cole will detail the important connection between fermented foods and vitamin B12 and delve into sprouting food and the proper use of kitchen tools during food preparation. He will also demonstrate how to prepare raw and fermented foods in a tasty and appealing way so they can be easily integrated into your lifestyle.

Reservations are appreciated. Call 987-6510 or email Island Naturals is located at 74-5487 Kaiwi St. in the Old Industrial Area. The Pacific Rim Education Foundation sponsors educational programs, funds charitable activities and supports practices that nurture love, wisdom and peace within individuals and families, which promote understanding and connectedness among communities, and which foster wise care for the Earth.

PREF is funded by Hawaiian Queen, the Unification Church and by individual donors. For information, visit or email


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