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Welcome to BOOCH Manila: A Quick Primer

July 11, 2015 Queen B

A big THANK YOU to our first supporters, this site is for you!

I hope to start a blog on the site, to share my own experiences with Kombucha, in the hopes of also informing and inspiring you all onto your path to the BOOCH REVOLOOCH ;)

This will also be a vehicle for me to share more articles and insights about Kombucha, so watch out for Information Overload!  :D

To get things rolling, here are some excerpts from "The Art of Fermentation" by Sandor Ellix Katz (my hero)

"Kombucha is a sugar-sweetened tea fermented by a community of organisms into a delicious sour tonic beverage, sometimes compared to sparkling apple cider...

"No other ferment even approaches Kombucha in terms of its sudden dramatic popularity (at least in the United States). Kombucha has enjoyed acclaim in many varied locales, widely promoted as beneficial to health, notably in Central and Eastern Europe over the course of the last century, and its use has been growing in the United States since at least the mid-1990s.

"Like any ferment, it contains unique metabolic by-products and living bacterial cultures that may or may not agree with you. Try some, starting with small servings, and see how it tastes and feels to you.

"Many enthusiasts regard Kombucha as something of a miracle cure-all. Harold W. Tietze, an Australian promoter of Kombucha, writes that he has received reports of Kombucha being used to effective treat disorders including arthritis, asthma, bladder stones, bronchitis, cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, edema, gout, hay fever, heartburn, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney problems, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, prostate disorders, rheumatism, sleeping disorders, and stomach and bowel disorders. Herbalist Christopher Hobbs recorded the following additional claims from discussions on an Internet bulletin board: Kombucha is said to cure AIDS, eliminate wrinkles and remove liver spots, reduce hot flashes during menopause, and help muscle aches, join pains, coughs, allergies, migraine headaches, and cataracts. While people suffering from each of these conditions may indeed feel that their conditions improved by drinking Kombucha, 'there is no scientific data to back up any of these claims,' writes Hobbs. We cannot expect foods to be panaceas.

"One common explanation of the healing power of Kombucha is that it contains glucuronic acid, a compound produced in our livers, which binds with various toxins for elimination. Gunther Frank, a German promoter of Kombucha's health benefits, explains: 'Kombucha does not target a specific body organ, but rather, influences the entire organism positively by…the detoxifying effect of its glucuronic acid.'"

TMI? :D

In case you want more… here's an info graphic that might explain things a little easier

Thank you to the Tremendousness Collective for the awesome infographic

http://tremendo.us/work/what-the-heck-is-kombucha/

 

Join me in my BOOCH Revolooch… More blog posts to come soon.

Anytime you have any questions, drop me a line at queenb@boochmanila.com

 

Love & Light,


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