Why take chances with your health?
Dr. Brent a Bauer, an internist at the Mayo Clinic says:
“until definitive studies quantify the risks and benefits of Kombucha tea, it’s prudent to avoid it.”
Dr. Bauer says that there are no studies you can trust.
Well duh, Dr. Bauer. Nobody is going to get rich selling Kombucha. I mean, there are successful companies selling Kombucha, but they are not BIG business.
Big Pharma really likes LARGE profit. Much much larger than the natural foods companies are making. Any study that proves the value of Kombucha could only damage their sales.
You might not find research studies on Kombucha, but you can find LOTS of personal testimonials.
I’d love to share my personal Kombucha story!
About 6 years ago, I found out that I was expecting another baby. My daughters were 8 and 11 years old, so the thought of starting over again made me feel a bit weary. I wasn’t nearly as overwhelmed as my doctor was though!
I had been living with auto immune symptoms for about 7 years, and my doctor insisted that I terminate the pregnancy. She was convinced that I would have a tough time carrying a child to term and an even tougher time raising one with my health issues.
Since I just could not come to terms with killing my unborn child, I decided against abortion.
Much to my surprise, my symptoms of pain and stiffness began to fade and then vanished over the course of my pregnancy. I had been managing my symptoms with diet, supplements and exercise fairly well, but about half way through my pregnancy, it was evident that I was not living with the symptoms any more.
I was healed by pregnancy!
Unfortunately, I had another issue to deal with. From conception, I was unable to hold food down very well. Eating was definitely a challenge. I had to force myself to eat, and then it usually came back up.
It was a long haul, but the morning after my little guy was born, my appetite returned to normal. However, the 9 months had taken a huge toll on my body.
My little boy was a high maintenance baby, and I had very little help since I lived in a very isolated area. Within 2 months, I got very sick with an abscess in my neck.
After a short hospitalization and VERY powerful antibiotics I was on the mend. Unfortunately, the antibiotics had totally wiped out my normal healthy gut flora.
I began to bleed from my rectum!
My doctor recommended surgery, but I was not about to agree to that without looking for alternatives.
While chatting with a neighbor at a community picnic, I heard about the magic of Kombucha tea. I went directly to the natural food store and bought my first bottle.
YUCK! The stuff tasted like vinegar! But hey, I’d try anything, so I kept with it. After a while the tea didn’t taste so bad, and much to my surprise I really began to enjoy it!
The bleeding from my bowel stopped completely. I was thrilled to have found such an easy fix to such a worrisome problem.
I found that if I ate processed foods or sugar, that the bleeding would start again. However, if I avoided sugar, ate whole foods, and made sure to get several large doses of Kombucha tea each week, I continued to heal.
Today, I crave Kombucha tea even though my bowel issues are long gone! I always keep it around for its nurturing benefits and it’s great for symptoms of indigestion. Even my kids know that if their tummy hurts, Kombucha tea will help.
This is just my story, but you can find many testimonials online from thrilled people who have discovered this powerful healing elixer.
Dr. Bauer sites homemade Kombucha as being dangerous because it has the potential for contamination. You can purchase quality Kombucha from many natural foods companies. My favorite is GT’s Synergy Kombucha.
If your budget will not support plenty of commercial Kombucha, then check out the information and starter kits that are available online.
Back to the question I asked you in the beginning of this post ….
Why take chances with your health?
Dr. Fred Bloem recently sent me an email message that shines a light on just how willing those in power are to take chances with your health.
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