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Shannon Kamins

KOMBUCHA (kom-BOO-cha) - WHAT’S IN IT FOR YA?

Kombucha has been called everything from a fad to a health elixir to a cancer cure. There have been many scientific studies conducted to delve deeper into these claims and to figure out how each ingredient in the drink helps the body. And making an informed decision when choosing the right brand with the right ingredients can help create a healthy body, mind, and soul.    What is Kombucha? Kombucha -- a probiotic drink that restores the body’s natural microbiome and improves overall health -- is reported to have originated in northeast China about 220 B.C., spreading to Japan in 414 A.D. as...

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SAY HELLO TO YOUR GUT MICROBIOTA!

  What exactly do microbiota and microbiome mean? Which parts of the body are included in the gut? What kinds of organisms call the gut their home? Why is the gut getting so much attention these days? Let us find out…   In this blog, we regularly talk about the gut and the trillions of bacteria that have a profound impact on our overall mental and physical health. But some of the scientific terms can get a little confusing. So, in this blog post, we explore the various technical terms used and understand their exact meanings and impact on the...

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DOES MY ENVIRONMENT AFFECT MY MICROBIOME?

Image © Andrew Wyton   Scientific studies have proven that eating a diverse and probiotic-rich diet leads to healthier gut bacteria. But what effect does exposing oneself to different environments have on the gut microbiome? We live in a clean world but should we not? Should we get dirtier to get healthier?   We come into this world with a certain microbiome makeup influenced by our genes and delivery method. Once here, our environment – diet, culture, geography, hygiene, antibiotic usage – changes our microbiota over a lifetime. And any imbalance (dysbiosis) between the gut microbiota and the body affects our mental...

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Shannon Kamins

PSYCHOBIOTICS / PSYCHOBIOME: A LOVE LETTER FROM BOOCH TO YOUR GUT

  It is the season of love! And we would like to showcase our love for the gut bacteria and the hard work they do to keep us healthy and happy. Love is a key ingredient in Booch’s kombucha and jun. Let us tell you about the benefits of love and positive energy, in addition to probiotics, on your gut and mind.   Psychobiome (psychology+microbiome) includes all the gut bacteria that influence the communication between the gut and the brain and affect mental health - how we feel, think, and act. Psychobiotics (psychology+probiotics) are the specific subtypes of probiotics and prebiotics...

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