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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

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?

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Janknitz 0 · July 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I love coffee, and believe there are healthful benefits in coffee, but not sure how I'd like sour tasting coffee. It would be worth a taste.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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raydawg 0 · May 12, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Make your own. Use GT's (but get an unflavored one) as the seed for your own. It will grow very slowly at first, but once you have a SCOBY going, you'll have so much, you won't know what to do with it all. You just need some sugar and some... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

recently tried store bought kombucha. It gave me a burst of energy. What are the benefits?

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AxialGentleman 0 · October 09, 2013 at 2:40 AM

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.

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by 78 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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by 965 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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by 182 · about 19 hours ago

I've been hearing a LOT about Kombucha. What is it? What is in it? what is it used for? Thanks!

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Linds 0 · April 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I love it! It has helped heal my gut from chronic IBS symptoms. Kombucha is an all natural fermented tea full of probiotics and other healthy amino acids. It helps re-establish the natural ecology of the intestinal flora. Its probiotics help to... (more)

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by 20 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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greymouser 0 · April 15, 2013 at 5:27 PM

The making of kombucha involves the fermentation of sugar to alcohol as well as the fermentation of alcohol to acetic vinegar. The "SCOBY" is an abbreviation for "synergistic colony of bacteria and yeast" - the yeast eat the sugar and poop out... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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RK 0 · April 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Yay, you go girl! I'm 38, have 4 kids, been paleo for 3 years. I can finally keep up with my kids. :) Here is how my intro to paleo went: Day 1 -awesome Day 2 - headache Day 3-5 - I think I'm going to die Day 6 - feeling better! Day... (more)

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by 1003 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Branden_Byers 0 · April 07, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Opened kombucha will continue to ferment very slowly while refrigerated but it won't go bad for a very long time 6+ months. You could even leave it out at room temperature and it would last for weeks although it would continue to ferment and... (more)

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Scratch 0 · March 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM

It's fine. You didn't hurt it.

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Linds 0 · April 06, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I have a heating strip--it totally fixed this issue for me. You can get one here or you can go out to your local hardware store and find any comparable heater (probably cheaper). Ideally kombucha should be brewed around 75F. Lower temps are ok,... (more)

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by 78422 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 13, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Relax. http://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/your-urine-is-not-a-window-to-your-body-ph-balancing-a-failed-hypothesis/ (more)

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by 53 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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by 53 · about 19 hours ago

hi Ya'll, I am looking to trade a kombucha scoby (and starter liquid) for some water kefir grains. I already have some water kefir grains, but the wife wants new ones because the water kefir doesn't taste the same as a previous batch. they are... (more)

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by 53 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Kim_35 0 · February 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

The reaction to Saccharomyces B. is probably candida die off, which is good!

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by 3432 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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greymouser 0 · February 02, 2013 at 12:11 AM

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)

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by 1495 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Linds 0 · April 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Histamine is present in many fermented foods and too much histamine can cause some serious issues. If you have digestive issues like gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity, the symptoms will be worse in you then they would be in people without... (more)

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by 389 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Cryptical1 0 · January 08, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I've been brewing my own kombucha for several years now. My starter kit came from the www.happyherbalist.com (a very informative site). I brew mine in a 2 1/2 gallon oak cask with Royal Pu-erh tea. The tea is a little more expensive than tea... (more)

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by 671 · about 19 hours ago

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?

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Linds 0 · April 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I'm not sure, but they sure are tasty :)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Janknitz 0 · November 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

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.

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by 715 · about 19 hours ago

Saw kombucha mentioned in another post and remember a conversation with someone this summer who shot down paleo diet and claimed kombucha could cure anything including the clog in the kitchen sink. In searching however, there are plenty of... (more)

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by 748 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Savage_Paleo 0 · September 13, 2012 at 12:55 AM

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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by 338 · about 19 hours ago

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.

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Dragonfly 0 · September 10, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Possibly histamine intolerance.

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