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Shannon Kamins

ALL ABOUT KOMBUCHA

GUT HEALTH The health of your digestive tract and gut flora directly correlates with your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The connection between gut and health has been overlooked in the past 50 years; however, it is increasingly gaining attention. Populations are experiencing increased instances of diet-related gut issues than ever before: Weight struggles & obesity affects 1 billion people Malnutrition & hunger affects 1 billion people Studies conducted by the Dannon Company in 2007 showed that: Nearly 90% of Americans deal with occasional problems with digestion 70% of women say digestive concerns negatively impact their daily lives Digestive...

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Shannon Kamins

SCOBY WHO? WHAT’S THAT IN MY BOOCH?

At Booch, we get so many questions about our SCOBY, such as: What is floating in my Booch? Does your kombucha have that SCOBY thing in it? Can I drink the SCOBY? We’re here to answer any and all inquiries you have about SCOBYs, to clear up SCOBY misconceptions, and to explain the purpose and functionality of this pancake, mushroom-like substance. (Though it is not a mushroom!) WHAT IS A SCOBY? SCOBY is the acronym for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. While a SCOBY does mimic a mushroom, there are no mushrooms in Booch. A SCOBY is the living...

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Shannon Kamins

MEET THE FARMERS AT LOCO FIELDS

We have partnered with Ryan & Mindy from  Loco Fields  for years now, and we continuously celebrate their unique offerings (like local organic ginger and turmeric root!!!) and even use it in our crafted kombucha and jun! Mindy and Ryan are dedicated growers, and I love seeing their faces either at the market, or bumping into them at events. On top of sourcing their locally grown organic ginger and turmeric root, we work with Loco Fields to source other locally available fruits like peaches and concord grapes, aronia berries, saskatoon berries and more. I will always remember one of the first times I...

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Shannon Kamins

BREWING YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA - THE ART

On January 28, 2018, Shannon Kamins, Founder and Master Fermenter of Booch, presented at the Guelph Organic Conference. Here’s an informative synopsis of her talk on a variety of kombucha-related topics, including on her inspiration figure, Dr. Masaru Emoto. A water researcher in Japan, Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work is often cited at Booch; all employees are familiar with his research, as it is the basis of everything the company does. Dr. Emoto photographed ice crystals under a microscope and has done extensive research on how specific sounds like music and words react with living molecules such as water. What he found confirmed Albert Einstein’s theory that everything is...

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