$30 for a Wild-Fermentation Class from Tamara Wolfson, MS, LAc in Fairfax ($65 Value)

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Holistic-health expert explains how to make fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and kefir

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$30 for a Wild-Fermentation Class ($65 Value)

During two-and-a-half-hour classes, Tamara Wolfson demonstrates how to turn local, organic fruits and vegetables into fermented foods packed with probiotics. Students will be able to sample dishes such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and brined garlic as well as fermented drinks such as kefir and ginger beer. Wolfson also discusses some of fermentation’s health benefits and suggests ways to apply Taoist concepts of balance to our relationship with food. Classes take place Thursday, September 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, October 13, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More class dates may be added as needed.

Tamara Wolfson, MS, LAc

Bee venom doesn't sound like a medicinal substance, but to alternative practitioners such as licensed acupuncturist Tamara Wolfson, it's a cocktail of healing compounds. At Living Medicines Holistic Center, Tamara uses the venom treatment—known as apitherapy—along with honey, royal jelly, pollen, and beeswax to treat ailments that range from arthritis to multiple sclerosis. Today, the method of using bee venom is sometimes called "nature's Botox" and has even earned attention from mainstream publications such as Allure magazine.

Though apitherapy has become a core modality for this practitioner, she also offers community and private acupuncture, diet consultations, and herb therapy. For the past two decades, Tamara has devoted herself to understanding how the body heals through food, and she teaches clients how to eat their way to better health with seasonal dishes and fermented drinks. In order to further help clients, Tamara posts resources on her website for them to use at home, such as tips for creating a holistic medicine cabinet or an entirely edible fort.

Tamara Wolfson, MS, LAc

Bee venom doesn't sound like a medicinal substance, but to alternative practitioners such as licensed acupuncturist Tamara Wolfson, it's a cocktail of healing compounds. Going back as early as at least 3,000 BC, ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Chinese doctors used the venom—known as apitherapy—along with honey, royal jelly, pollen, and beeswax to treat ailments that ranged from arthritis to multiple sclerosis. Today, the method of using bee venom is sometimes called "nature's Botox" and has even earned attention from mainstream publications such as Allure magazine. Practicing inside Living Medicines Holistic Center, Tamara integrates various hive-sourced substances into her therapies, which include community and private acupuncture, diet consultations, and herb therapy. She also posts resources for clients to use at home, such as tips for creating a holistic medicine cabinet or an entirely edible fort.

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