I fermented mine for 7 days and after drinking it, I'm now experiencing ear fluid congestion/stuffy ears. Is this a normal side-effect?
I devised a Modified program through trial and error that has worked wonders over the past five months. I eat mostly fish/chicken/grass fed beef at dinner, fruit in the morning, and salads with raw veggies for lunch. Snacks usually consist of a... (more)
I have not read anywhere that this is normal. This particular brand was the fizziest And the most bitter. About 1 hour after drinking about 2 oz I heard my stomach grumble and bubble. I didn't think too much of it because I was famished from not... (more)
I used chia seeds for the first time in a batch of homemade Kombucha on Thursday and by Friday morning I was having violent diarrhea, which lasted for two full days, approximately every 30 minutes. Other than the diarrhea, weakness from... (more)
You're not alone! For me it wasn't kombucha, it was chia seed pudding. While my reaction wasn't quite as strong as yours (thankfully), the general outline was the same. FYI: I've learned that I don't tolerate sesame seeds very well either.
Love Paleo but new to this community. Had just come off Jason Vale's wonderful 7 Pounds in 7 Days Juicing Program which I have successfully done a few times over the years to kick-start my summers. This time however I was a little constipated... (more)
- Probiotic Foods
- Fermented Foods
- Die Off
- Fermented Veggies
So, sauerkraut has, according to testing carried out by Dr. Mercola, a very high probiotic content (see links). My question is if these beneficial bacteria really survive to where they are supposed to go? I know that probiotic capsules such as... (more)
Most bacteria die in the stomach. But some make the trip, specially those imbedded in the kraut. More will make it if the eater has low stomach acidity. They then go on to populate the intestine under favorable conditions.
As far as I can tell, nobody has ever been able to demonstrate any sort of danger in eating the SCOBY/mother/slimy-pancake thing floating inside the jar. Surely eating the SCOBY itself provides more probiotics than the water the probiotics are... (more)
Of course there's no danger, it's food. But is there benefit beyond that obtained by consuming the kombucha? Nope. It's like eating the cow when you could drink its milk instead.
Is there any evidence that regularly consuming well-fermented Kombucha could cause liver damage? Found this: A case of kombucha tea toxicity. J Intensive Care Med. 2009. Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Cedars-Sinai... (more)
They seem to make the desirable fizzy&sour kombucha when fed white sugar. But with brown sugar, the water the kombucha is in remains sweet and flat.
A local kombucha brewery just launched their first coffee kombucha...They use coffee in place of the green tea. What is your guys' take on this? Would you try it? Isn't coffee essentially phytic acid juice?
Regarding kombucha: I love it! I've been drinking GT's Gingerade and I love it. Long (like 10 years) before I went (or even heard of) paleo, I stopped drinking sodas. In the last 6 months, I've discovered GT's kombucha and have fallen in... (more)
Just curious if anyone has had this reaction. I didn't have the reaction the first few times I drank it, now it seems that it causes leg cramps. Not severe, but they're unpleasant. Any ideas? I mean, obviously the quick n easy would be just... (more)
I just bought several bottles of kombucha from the food co op, & I noticed their expiration dates are all pretty close. The one I was drinking yesterday said it expires in a couple days!! And the kombucha I drank this morning I happened to... (more)
So I'm late to the kombucha party...I bought some at Whole Foods yesterday and had a few sips (and liked very much). I'm only planning on drinking an ounce or two a day for now to ease into it, but I was wondering about storage. How long will an... (more)
I wanted to start brewing my own kombucha, so I mixed my own sweetened with storebought kombucha in a glass jar which I covered with a piece of cloth, as per standard percedure, and the scoby is growing at half the speed of smell. I put it in... (more)
I have 4 different probiotics and provide hundreds of good bacteria for a strong immune system. You can grow at home for a lifetime with just a little care. I have water kefir grains, milk kefirgrains, kombucha scoby and jun scobies. My website... (more)
I have read that both water kefir and kombucha are very acidic. I make and drink both these brews and have found my system to have become quite acidic. I'm not sure whether this was caused by the fact that I stopped making my wheatgrass/vegie... (more)
I made some homebrewed kombucha, which is delicious, only problem is I'm reacting to the saccharomyces boulardii yeast in it. which makes sense since i reacted to the probiotic pill form of saccharomyces boulardii. I do have an overgrowth of... (more)
Since going Paleo, I'm no longer "backed-up"....however recently, things have been on the other side of the spectrum and I'm wondering if it's because I'm overdosing on probiotic foods. This has happened since I started making my own kombucha. I... (more)
Can anyone attest to the differences between a good batch of homemade kombucha and the stuff from the store? I am addicted to this drink (4-5 bottles/week), and am considering to learn how to make my own if it can be done just as easily and the... (more)
Has anyone come across data on the make-up of the actual kombucha scoby? I know people have come up with interesting ways to eat them. But what are you actually eating?
Hi all, I am a 22 year old mother of an 11 month old. I have lost 50lbs since giving birth by eating primal. It has been relatively easy, and I am slowly feeling less pain all over and my bowel movements went from diarrhea every day to 'normal'.... (more)
I have hemerrhiods thanks to 2 pregnancies and dry hard stools cause bleeding. But you should have this checked out by a doctor to be sure--sounds concerning.
I have been looking at brewing some Kombucha (and have also thought about bumping the alcohol in the brew to replace my vice for beer) and all the recipes say you need a starter or at least some Kombucha with the mother in it to begin. I was... (more)
I'm trying to get down to my ideal weight right now. I know it's recommended to avoid fruit when trying to lose fat so I don't have any fruits at all but like to buy the cranberry kombucha with 4 grams of sugar(per entire bottle) once a day. The... (more)
If you can use it to stay away from other, more sugary, fruits, I'd stick with it. 4 grams of sugar isn't very bad. In addition kombucha is acidic and may help you with digestion, which may in turn help you lose weight.
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