What the heck is kombucha? A beginner’s guide.

Kombucha seems to be the latest hipster drink of choice. It is found in the drinks cabinet of your local cafe, the chilled drinks cabinet at the supermarket, and you can even find it on tap in some upmarket bars and pubs these days. But what exactly is kombucha? How does kombucha taste? What is…… Continue reading What the heck is kombucha? A beginner’s guide.

What is Milk Kefir?

If you’re exploring the world of fermented foods and drinks, you’ll no doubt come across talk about milk kefir. Milk kefir culture is increasingly popular due to its probiotic and antioxidant properties, its yummy flavor, and because it is super easy to make at home. This blog usually focuses on kombucha, but I came across…… Continue reading What is Milk Kefir?

Occasionally someone will react badly to kombucha

Are you wondering if you have a kombucha allergy? Or some sort of kombucha reaction? Sometimes when people start drinking kombucha they report feeling a bit unwell, or having a touch of “kombucha nausea”. For some people this sick feeling is a good thing – it’s your gut biome getting used to the new healthy…… Continue reading Occasionally someone will react badly to kombucha

Is Kombucha Healthy? A general introduction.

Are there kombucha benefits? Does drinking kombucha tea give you long life? How credible are kombucha tea health claims? Is kombucha tea healthy? Is kombucha probiotic? Is it an antioxidant? Why is kombucha good for you? IS kombucha even good for you?? What does the science actually say? The following article is adapted from the…… Continue reading Is Kombucha Healthy? A general introduction.

Effect of kombucha on rats with drug-induced type 1 diabetes.

Wrapping my head around the ins and outs of this week’s paper has taken me a bit more time than usual. There is a lot going on here, but come along with me and we’ll go on a journey of discovery together. If anything still isn’t completely clear, please leave a comment and I’ll have…… Continue reading Effect of kombucha on rats with drug-induced type 1 diabetes.

Myths and Truths about Kombucha

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…… Continue reading Myths and Truths about Kombucha

Does kombucha help wounds heal faster? Inconclusive.

[Note: The research paper I discuss in this post has since been retracted. It was retracted in November of 2016. Reasons for the retraction were not given. I discuss the retraction of scientific papers in this post here, and the link to the retraction is here.] Today’s paper can be found at the link: Histopathological…… Continue reading Does kombucha help wounds heal faster? Inconclusive.