BALM CASE STUDIES
Welcome to the BALM library, where we have compiled a collection of case studies that showcase the impact of Baking as Lifestyle Medicine (BALM) on people's lives. These case studies serve as evidence for the effectiveness of BALM in improving people's physical and mental health through the art of baking and consuming sourdough bread.
Our work is evidence-based, meaning that the insights and teachings we share are grounded in real-life experiences and outcomes. We have gathered these case studies to illustrate how our approach to baking can have profound effects on health and well-being, particularly for individuals who may have struggled with noncommunicable diseases or digestion issues in the past.
Why do we use single case study design?
- Individuality: Each person's experience with bread and baking is unique, and a single case study design allows us to capture the nuances and complexities of each individual's journey. This personalized approach helps us understand the varying ways in which BALM can benefit people's lives.
- In-depth understanding: Single case studies provide rich, detailed information about each participant's experiences and outcomes. This level of detail helps us gain a deeper understanding of the role that bread and baking play in people's lives, and how BALM can be adapted and tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual.
- Flexibility: Single case studies allow for flexibility in data collection and analysis, enabling us to explore a wide range of topics and questions related to bread, baking, and health. This flexibility ensures that we can continually refine and improve our understanding of BALM, incorporating new insights and discoveries as our work progresses.
- Ethical considerations: Many of our participants have shared sensitive and personal information about their health and experiences with us. A single case study design allows us to treat each participant's story with respect and care it deserves while also protecting their privacy and confidentiality.
As you explore the BALM library, we hope that these case studies will inspire you, challenge you, and deepen your understanding of the power of baking as a tool for promoting health and well-being. Our goal is to create a community of bakers who are empowered by the knowledge and evidence behind BALM, and who can share their own stories and experiences to continue shaping our understanding of the incredible benefits of sourdough baking.