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A noted medical doctor conducted a trial comparing Interferon, an immune strengthening product, to Kombucha. Arthritis patients showed greater improvement on Kombucha than Interferon. Kombucha Multiple Sclerosis patients had a whopping 80% greater improvement than the Interferon control group.
The Oriental approach is to prevent illness by treating the causes. In some rural areas of the Orient you pay the health provider to keep you healthy. If you get sick, the provider pays you. Works for me, how about you?
The Kombucha Record:
Most Westerners, especially the older generation, suffer
from multiple conditions. The American Association of Retired Persons
(AARP) reports this progression of ailments and years per 1000 people in
The U.S. Department of Health studied Kombucha drinkers in 1995. Prior studies indicated Seniors in the U.S. normally do NOT use alternative medical treatments. In this study they found Kombucha to be the exception with large numbers of people over 50 turning to Kombucha for health reasons. Their reason for doing so they said, "is that it works".
If they rely on traditional treatment they have a
medicine cabinet that is overflowing with prescription drugs to treat the
symptoms and more drugs to treat the side effects. For those into
holistic, homeopathy, natural and alternative healing the cabinet is filled
with vitamins, minerals, herbs and various supplements. Either way,
staying healthy is very costly, but hey, no one wants to be sick.
ADD and ADHD is affecting an alarming number of modern children. A recent newspaper article explored the possibility that nutritional deficiencies in the young people's diet could be responsible. Could Kombucha and the drops be useful in such cases? Maybe and if anyone has personal experience to share email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please.
An estimated 500,000,000 world wide drink Kombucha on a regular basis. Kombucha started catching on in America in the early 1990's and the latest estimate is there are over 3,000,000 now using the tea. Newspapers and magazines report that Kombucha is used by Daryl Hannah, Rita Coolidge, Madonna, Sharon Farrell, Lily Tomlin, Linda Evans, Graham Russel and Morgan Fairchild. Martin Landau during an interview said he had seen a movie director at lunch and complimented the man on his new facelift. The director replied that he didn't have a facelift-he was drinking Kombucha. You guessed it; Martin got a Kombucha mushroom for himself. But, enough name dropping.
A thousand Kombucha drinkers were surveyed and asked "why they were drinking
These are the major categories but the list goes on and on.
These same 1000 people reported an average of 6 benefits
derived from drinking Kombucha.
That's remarkable for a cost of $3 a month.
Those with any serious illness or disease should think of Kombucha therapy as a form of complementary treatment. It is to be taken in addition to orthodox treatment and won't interfere with other medications. Kombucha sometimes enhances the effectiveness of other medications and it is important to keep your health provider informed so dosage can be adjusted accordingly.
We believe that Kombucha can save you a lot of money in regaining and maintaining your health. It addresses the whole body's systems. Use it in conjunction with your present treatment and as you cure some ailments and bring others under control you can cut back on other supplements and prescriptions (with your Doctor's advice).
Many health care professionals are not up to date on non-traditional alternatives. Most could not or would not take the time to research Kombucha. We have therefore put together a brief explanation of Kombucha, see SYNOPSIS FOR DOCTORS. Feel free to print it out to share with your physician when seeking advice or permission on using Kombucha.
It takes about 15 minutes every 8 to 14 days for each mushroom you care for. Most people spend more time than that driving to the Doctor's office, waiting in the reception area then running to the drug store and waiting in line to pickup prescriptions. For those into supplements, think of the time spent pouring over vitamin catalogs and trying to keep up with the latest miracle product and fad of the day cure.
You gotta be kidding me is the reaction of most people at this point. Let's back up a bit and take a look at WHY people get sick. America is one of the sickest and worst fed nations on earth according to Doctor J. C. Nichols a noted medical writer. Doctor R. J. Williams, a University biochemistry professor, states that conditions generally attributed to "aging" such as impaired vision, hearing and memory; strength and endurance decline; insomnia; loss of libido and appetite for food; aches and pains; and increased tendency towards constipation, arthritis, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis, senility etc etc etc are actually related to cell and tissue mal-nutrition. The longer cells are provided with proper nutrition, the longer they will remain in good working order thus eliminating many of the above mentioned conditions. Deprive your cells of proper nutrition and illness will result.
Fermentation: The oldest reports of fermentation are of vinegar being used to preserve foods and dates back at least 10,000 years. The origin of the word is French "vin aigre" (sour wine). The Babylonians used dates to make wine and sometimes allowed the wine to over ferment thus creating "vinegar". About 4,000 years ago vinegar had become widely used in flavoring food, especially with the addition of spices such as saffron, garlic, tarragon etc. The Assyrians, Greeks and Romans regarded vinegar as an important medicine in addition to its preservative value. The Romans introduced vinegar into Britain. During the Great Plague, some enterprising robbers used vinegar to protect themselves from contamination while they robbed the homes of plague victims. Hence the nickname "thieves vinegar". Vinegar saved the lives of thousands during the US Civil War and in the Crimean and Boer Wars when it was used as a disinfectant.
I remember, as a high school athlete we drank a tablespoon of vinegar in a glass of water daily to improve our stamina. Recently I discovered that a vinegar beverage was mentioned 3,000 years ago as a strengthening agent for manual laborers. "Come hear, eat your bread and dunk it into your vinegar beverage" (the Bible, Ruth 2, 14. The farmer Boas, used these words to invite Ruth, later to be his wife, for a meal.
Kombucha is often compared to "mother of vinegar" but it is much more complex in its chemical makeup. Dr. Boris Wydoff was one of the Soviet Doctors who worked with their Olympic athletes from 1976 to 1979. He identified Kombucha as one of the reasons their teams were so dominate at that time. "I also utilized alternative and holistic medicines…a combination of things, not just one thing. More vitality, more energy, better performance."
The Kombucha fermentation process produces a variety of substances from
acetylcholine, which benefits the body's nervous system to choline, which
normalizes blood pressure and prevents hypertension.
Sounds “too good to be true” doesn’t it? I know when I
first looked into Kombucha I was skeptical. I have Osteoarthritis in both
knees and every time I stood up they popped and creaked. Stairs were
difficult and I had to stop evening walks altogether. We have pecan trees in
our yard and my son even bought me one of those wire basket pick up things
so I wouldn’t have to stoop over. Only minor relief had been achieved with
the other “miracle” products on the market. The price was right so I decided
to give Kombucha a try.
Some of you at this point may be thinking, "do I really want to drink tea that had a mushroom floating in it"? Consider this: penicillin was originally made from moldy bread. Quinine is made from tree bark. I don't even want to think about what vaccines and serums for shots are made out of.
Humans have been making beer for around 10,000 years. A living yeast culture is used in the fermentation process. The same is true in fermenting wine, vinegar and most alcohols. Yogurt, cheeses, kefir and sourdough breads also utilize living yeasts and cultures of bacteria. Don't forget sauerkraut, buttermilk and cultured butter. Without friendly microbes, humans and all other life forms could not survive for very long. Don't quote me on this but when I was studying for "Who wants to be a Millionaire" I believe one of the medical books said adults have around 3 pounds of "friendly" bacteria in their digestive system.
I like to think of the Kombucha mushroom as a highly efficient mini-chemical factory. For a little sweet tea and peace and quiet it's willing to work 24 hours a day producing babies and a tart fermented tea that has medicinal properties. The tea, when consumed in sufficient quantities by mankind, treats and prevents many conditions. If the drug companies could figure out how to manufacture the tea in a lab and patent it, they would.
As humorist Will Rogers might say . . . Kombucha does a lot of things for a lot of people everyday. It probably can't do everything for everybody everyday. We are confident enough, however, of Kombucha's healing and preventative powers that we offer the following guarantee:
Brew the Kombucha according to directions and drink a minimum of 12 ounces a day. At the end of 4 months, if you don't feel that you have significantly benefited from the Kombucha, send us a letter at:
You shouldn't pay for something that didn't work for you and we will cheerfully send you a refund check for the price of the Kit. FAIR ENOUGH?
Living with cancer and recovering from traditional treatment is perhaps the worse situation to be in. Researcher Enderlein reached the conclusion that the mystery of cancer can only be solved by biologists because: "living organisms can be combated by live matter only" and "deprive cancer of its environment, and it cannot exist". Please click on the CANCER icon for more in depth information on cancer. Even if you don't have cancer you will find this page interesting. Any cancer patient, or for that matter, person with a major dibilitating condition who cannot afford a Kombucha kit can receive one by simply paying the $7.85 shipping cost. Write me at the address shown above.
QUESTION: Can someone with Candida drink Kombucha?
QUESTION: If sugar and caffeine are necessary for fermentation how
can that be good for you?
QUESTION: How can Kombucha lower blood pressure
for those with high pressure yet raise blood pressure for those with low
QUESTION: Should the elderly and children avoid
Kombucha because of the alcohol content"
QUESTION: Does Kombucha cure Cancer"
QUESTION: What about the Kombucha pills, extracts
I realized after some research, however, that my initial reaction was wrong. There are claims that Kombucha drops (extract) is 60% to 80% as effective as the fermented tea. Many people undergoing treatment for cancer and other devastating diseases can not tolerate the acidity of Kombucha. Some diabetics are reluctant to drink Kombucha due to the sugar content. Others want a convenient alternative to take on trips or to work etc. Still others simply want the benefits without the work and responsibility of caring for Kombucha cultures. Pappy always said, da customer is always rite so gib em whut dey wants.
Our jumbo mushrooms have a much higher extract yield than the smaller mushrooms. This enables us to offer Kombucha drops (extract) at a very competitive price. See the KOMBUCHA DROPS section. We also include instructions for making your own Kombucha drops with your starter kit. It's actually very easy.
QUESTION: Will Kombucha help my LIBIDO?
Seriously though, when you eliminate aches and pains and flush out your veins and arteries the blood starts racing to all parts of the body. When that boost in energy kicks in you do need an outlet to burn off the excess energy.
When the body is functioning optimally, all the internal systems are in equilibrium, despite any variations in external factors. Referred to as homeostasis, it is in this optimal state that our body self regulates and self repairs efficiently. Homeostasis can become out of balance and less effective due to factors such as:
Attitude is all-important. Maintain a positive attitude, shun anger, don't carry grudges and above all else listen to your body. Take every improvement in your health as a victory instead of dwelling on remaining conditions. You are what you think and do so think and act positively and it will change your life.
Enough rambling and soap box speeches. If you are ready to order now click here: "Order Now" A detailed listing of the kits contents can be found at the beginning of the ORDER page.
For those needing more information on Kombucha we have pulled the story together from several sources and have included a sampling of testimonials from around the world. For those wanting to "really get into" Kombucha, we include a listing of books relating to Kombucha in your kit that we found helpful and informative.
There are Kombucha detractors
Click on the "About Kombucha" button.
SIDE EFFECTS WARNING
Those drinking Kombucha in sufficient quantities should experience increased energy and stamina, improved mood, stronger immune system, some weight loss, lower medical bills and vitamin and supplement savings. Many will experience improvement or elimination of a wide variety of medical conditions. A much improved "quality of life" is not uncommon.
© 2004 Cajun Ernie