Myths and Truths about Kombucha

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Kombucha: Myths vs. Truths

For today’s post we’re going on a little trip over to another blog.

Phoenix Helix is a blog which focuses on a primal/paleo approach to autoimmune issues.  I’m linking to Eileen’s site today because of her excellent blog post from 2013 titled Kombucha: Myths vs. Truths.

What I love best about this post is that as new information comes to light she goes back and corrects her original post.  How fantastic is that?!

Basically she goes through statements about kombucha that keep getting passed around, states whether they are a MYTH or a TRUTH, and gives a brief explanation.

So if you’ve ever heard that kombucha has no caffeine in it, (or no sugar, or no alcohol)*, and wondered if it is true, then head on over and see what Eileen has to say about it.

Phoenix Helix – Kombucha: Myths vs. Truths

Before you go, however, I do have one hesitation about her post.  Some of her information comes from an independent kombucha researcher named Michael Roussin.  From what I have been able to figure out, Michael Roussin conducted and funded his own research and sold his findings as an e-book.  I have found lots of kombucha websites linking to his information and his site, but all the links are broken.  His site, and all traces of his research, has vanished from the internet some time in the last 2 to 3 years.

Not having seen his research myself, I can’t comment on it at all.  But I will say that a couple of his findings, as repeated on Phoenix Helix, appear to directly contradict some of the published reports – e.g. whether or not kombucha contains B vitamins and hyaluronic acid.

So as in all things: read it, research it, and think for yourself.

*all myths, by the way

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