Heartburn, Acid Reflux or Leaky Gut? Try Making Kombucha!
“Millions of Americans suffer from low energy, digestive discomfort, and trouble losing weight. Many also experience achy muscles and joints, skin problems, headaches, and even frequent colds.
“If you’re experiencing any of these health issues, the real problem may be Leaky Gut,” says Dr. Steven Gundry.
According to Dr. Gundry — who has studied leaky gut for over 20 years — certain foods can cause tears in our gut lining. This, in turn, allows toxins to enter our body that lead to digestive discomfort, food cravings, fatigue, weight gain, and even more health issues.”
Nowadays, more and more people are becoming sensitive to more and more foods. It seems harder and harder to get enough probiotics every day in order to process or digest the foods we eat. Often we end up with Heartburn, Acid Reflux or sometimes even Leaky Gut Syndrome.
I’ve found adding Kombucha to my daily routine to be a tasty way to increase the healthy bacteria for my insides. Kombucha is fermented tea packed full of probiotics and nutrients. It contains B vitamins, provides yeasts and healthy bacteria promoting general health. I drink Kombucha’s specifically for its good bacteria aiding my digestive system and to boost my immunity.
Normally, Kombucha is made with sweetened green or black tea. However, personally I have a sensitivity to both green and black tea. This is what pushed me to find a good tasting tea for my homemade Kombucha. I started with Chamomile tea, a lovely light taste, then Jasmine tea, which has more taste and a tangy twinge to it and finally, decided on Red Rooibos tea.
Red Rooibos also has good digestive health properties and relieves allergy symptoms. It is a natural and safe antihistamine. Helpful for seasonal hay fever and asthma. Red Rooibos helps promote sleep and improves the quality of sleep for those who suffer from insomnia.
The final verdict? Red Rooibos Kombucha is perfect. The flavor is a phenomenal robust outdoor flavor and the raw honey gives it a lightly sweetened taste. The health benefits of fermenting the tea using a live Scoby along with the health benefits from the tea itself makes it perfect Kombucha.
Here’s my healthy homemade Red Rooibos Kombucha recipe – makes 1 gallon of delicious and nutritious Kombucha:
√ Bring to a boil 32 ounces of filtered or distilled water.
√ Turn off heat and add 6 TBS Red Rooibos tea, steep for 15 minutes with lid on. (Keeping the lid on helps keep more flavor in the tea.)
√ Filter tea into 1 gallon jar, add 22 oz. raw honey stirring until honey is dissolved.
√ Add 32 more ounces of ice water stirring which cools the tea.
√ Add and stir 3 TBS white vinegar (keeps the right Ph balance).
√ Finally, add your Scoby. (I usually fill the jar to a full gallon with my filtered water along with my Scoby.) Refer to “The Big Kombucha Book” by Hannah Crum and Alex LaGary of the Kombucha Kamp.
√ Put a Kombucha cloth over the top and wait 10 days. It’s delicious, nutritious and good for your body.
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Reference: Gundry MD Is there a solution for Leaky Gut?