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.
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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?
It's a probiotic, but don't discount the substantial caffeine content and the fact that the calories are basically sugar. Either of those could also cause a burst of energy.
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 saw some Kombucha drinks that have only 2g of carbohydrates per 100ml. But instructions for making that drinks says that I need to add 70/100g of sugar per 1l. Adding not enough sugar could make drink poisonous because it could not be fermented... (more)
I am on day 1 of Paleo today. I want to try to do it with intermittent fasting but want to get through the initial misery of detoxing first. A little background about me. I am 37 years old and weight roughly 200 pounds at five feet seven and a... (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 transferred the jar where I'm growing my scoby to the pilot light on top of my stove and it seems to be doing better allready, but I noticed some of the scoby was submerged so I (stupidly) went in with a plastic knife and tried to bring it above... (more)
It's fine. You didn't hurt it.
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)
Hi, I know I have a leaky gut and candida. I've been treating the candida for over 6 mo now. I react to a lot of foods by acne/breaking out. I have been drinking water kefir without any problem. I had a problem with most veggies, but Betaine... (more)
I'm looking to measure my 'bucha's abv%... my question is if the data recorded with the hydrometer translates to abv% as it does with beer? Or, would there be a different equation to apply? I'm sure with a little basic chemistry knowledge this is... (more)
No, it doesn't translate correctly. The hydrometer readings taken before and after wine or beer fermentation are able to give an approximate abv% because nearly all the conversion is sugar into alcohol and CO2, and these give uniform, predictable... (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.
I have noticed whenever I drink kombucha, that I end up getting a bit of a headache afterwards. Any one know why this would be? I drink GT's Organic Raw so there is only 4 grams of sugar.
Possibly histamine intolerance.