Those who know me personally know my longtime struggles with trying to figure out WTF is wrong with my digestion. I’ve struggled with stomach issues for as long as I can remember. Usually it’s symptoms similar to that of a flu or food poisoning. This is usually brought on by anxiety. I’ve shared my struggles with anxiety here on the blog before.
Unfortunately, I typically deal with stomach issues about twice a month. When I was younger doctors prescribed me Vanax. How a doctor justifies giving a 17-year old Vanax is BEYOND my thought process? Long story short Vanax is very strong and did nothing but cover up my anxiety issues and further my issues with digestion. From the time I was 20 until now I’ve just learned to live with digestion issues. I no longer take western medicine but instead stick to essentials oils to help ease the discomfort.
Recently my sweet friend Christina introduced me to Kombucha. She told me about the benefits especially pertaining to healthy digestion. Here are some fun facts about Kombucha: “Kombucha is a fermented beverage of black tea and sugar (from various sources including cane sugar, fruit or honey) that’s used as a functional food. It contains a colony of bacteria and yeast that are responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with sugar. After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic), which are tied with the following effects:
- Improved Digestion
- Weight Loss
- Increased Energy
- Cleansing and Detoxification
- Immune Support
- Reduced Joint Pain
- Cancer Prevention”
Are you familiar with Kombucha? If so I’d love to hear your feedback? Also, i’ll make sure to keep you all updated.