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Can I Drink Kombucha On A Macrobiotic Diet
Kombucha: There appears no good evidence that kombucha is good for anything but is good to be avoided. It has some relationship to molds but I can find no literature relating kombucha to sarcoid. ...Read more
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Fermented drink: Made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Some reports of adverse effects like stomach upset, infections an allergic reactions. Often brewed at home under non sterile conditions, making contamination likely. If ceramic pots used then lead poisoning may be a concern. I will advice not to used specially if you have arrhythmic heart problems. ...Read more
Could drinking kombucha tea once, day before blood work was done, raised my GGT to 157 following day?
That'd be a first: You're the guy with the elevated RDW, correct? Some folks always run a high GGT -- it's genetic. Your ropinirole isn't noted for raising GGT but medications can do this unpredictably. More worrisome causes of high GGT include liver tumors -- these would typically also elevate your alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more
I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?
Epididymitis infec-: Tion. Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Consider using natural antimicrobials such as olive leaf extract and/or colloidal silver. A natural doc or practitioner can guide you in the use of those things. Peace and good health. Probiotics are helpful w/antibiotics but get multiple strain ones, not one or two strains w/high numbers. ...Read more
Prescribed 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety...took one right after drinking a whole store bought kombucha just saw label says trace amt of alcohol- freaking out
Is it safe to drink kefir milk, kombucha tea or apple cider vinegar with Barrett's esophegus and endoscopy also showed mild reflux?
Sure: These are innocuous things for which pop health claims are made. ...Read more
I drank 16oz kombucha yesterday & also 16oz today bec I liked the taste. Since drinking it yesterday have gas+stomach pain+intermittent nausea. No diarr?
I am searching for an alternative to daily diet soda for my 82 yr old father. Is kombucha a better alternative?
Kombucha--watch out!: Kombucha tea is made by fermenting sweetened black tea with a flat, pancake-like culture of yeasts and bacteria called the "kombucha mushroom." different kombucha brews may contain different types. Since cultures ; preparation methods vary, kombucha tea may contain contaminants such as molds and fungi, some of which can cause illness. See: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects. ...Read more
Safe in moderation?:
Kombucha contains alcohol but generally less than 1%. Experts have differing opinions on the safety of alcohol in pregnancy. Many feel none is safe but studies suggest 2 drinks a week is safe. One would need to have 5-6 kombuchas to equal one beer, so one a day is probably safe, but it might be wise to minimize in 1st trimester. See http://slate. Me/1be8iat
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Is kombucha safe after the first trimester? The bottle says it has "trace amounts of alcohol." is it best to avoid it altogether?
Can too much probiotic cause diarrhea? Today I've had a probiotic pill, a kombucha drink and yogurt. Then soon after the yogurt experienced "d"
Probiotics have not been shown to be beneficial, the commercial messages notwithstanding.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Would you throw kombucha into the mix (like yogurt or align) for curbing GI issues like diverticulosis, heartburn, irregularity, bloating?
I wouldn't: I have not found it to help. ...Read more
I had several sips of kombucha, which has a little alcohol, but I'm supposed to take Metronidazole 500mg tonight. Will this give me bad side effects?
How long between: When you took sips of alcohol and when you are scheduled to take Metronidazole? Given the fact that there is only a small percentage of alcohol in kombucha, and that alcohol is metabolized relatively quickly, there should not be a problem, especially if you are taking them several hours apart. ...Read more
Always check with: Your doctor first on how anything you take affects your INR and platelet time. The more Vitamin K activity, the more it will affect this. A teabag is similar to a teaspoon of loose tea leaves. So volume of leaves will determine strength of tea, and how long you seep it, and how concentrated it is. How much you imbibe (total volume.) Google it to find out kombucha specifics & discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
I had colon polyps removed Almost a year ago and have been taking kombucha could it help prevent colon cancer if taken daily?
One line answer NO: KOMBUCHA, a fermented fungus tea used as health supplement in varieties of diseses from cancer to HIV etc has no scientific proof. Only one that benefits are the one that sells, risk outweighs the unproven benefits If you have colon polyp go for scheduled endoscopic removal, get them analyzed & follow your MD s advise. ...Read more
I have short segment Barretts. Is Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Water and Kombucha safe with Barretts. I have read that they alkali the stomach?
Diet and Barretts: The apple cider vinegar and lemon water are rather acidic, so I would worry that they would cause more problems for your esophagus/stomach. I would speak with your GI doctor to see what specific foods he/she recommends. ...Read more
Depends: If you are using it for bowel regularity, any yogurt with active cultures will do well. If you are doing it to supplement clostridium difficile treatment, the two options are lactobacillus or saccharomyces cerevisiae - you doctor can prescribe them. The main contraindication to either is if you have an impaired immune system. ...Read more
Bad idea: The "macrobiotic diet" is almost 60 years old. People died from its1960's form from scurvy. It was hyped in the 1980's by a physician who fooled himself into thinking he'd cured his cancer; despite the internet claims, he is dead of it. The principal 1990's proponent of using the diet against cancer died of cancer just afterwards. If you want a "natural" diet, get with a holistic evidence-based dr. ...Read more
For teeth - yes: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read more
No: The science is in evolution, but given choice of a "super-size" with 1000 calories that do not satiate you, or an artificial sweetener, take the latter. Moderation of the artificial sweeteners is likely going to be the real "key." Start introducing more water into your day. ...Read more