Like Julia Child before me, I enjoy cooking with wine, and find that it works just as well as a companion as it does an ingredient. But every once in awhile I’ll find the wine rack empty. This is unfortunate, but there are a couple of great substitutes already in your pantry perfect for deglazing.
My understanding is there are no clinical trials or sound scientific evidence to substantiate the numerous claims – my investigation supports that. That is not to say there are not any benefits from drinking the tea; it simply means there is no evidence that proves the benefits claimed. Eventually that will change, and I look forward to finding out.
As always, if you consistently consume roughly the same amount of kombucha – it’s not an issue, as your dose will already account for it. However if you occasionally binge, I would recommend testing weekly and often. If you’re really keen, keep a food diary and get an INR test the day after having kombucha. This way, you can work at determining if the kombucha is the cause or not. What constitutes a “binge”? I don’t have the data to say, but 2+ cups when you don’t do it regularly is a good place to start.
There is strong medical evidence available that suggests one of the simplest, most natural, and perhaps even most effective ways of dealing with digestive problems such as IBS, candida, acid reflux, Crohn’s Disease, and leaky gut could be fermented foods.
Commercial yogurt in the US is made from pasteurized milk which is inoculated with a select variety of fermenting lactobaccilli, which I suspect is why the author poo-poos it – because it’s not the wild, all-natural, found on your fruits and vegetables wide variety of yeasts and bacteria you’d get elsewhere.
If you eat raw fruit and veg you probably get plenty of said raw, natural microbia. Ever notice that grapes appear to have a sorta dusty appearance ? That’s mostly yeast. Rinsing doesn’t remove most of them. Same for plums, cherries, cabbage, and most any other fruit or vegetable you can think of, it’s just more visible on red grapes. Eat raw fruit and vegetables as well as fermented food, and don’t worry so much about probiotics.