Does drinking kombucha really fix everything that's wrong with your body and your mind?

- Sarah Chan, Piano Teacher & Social Advocate

“Kombucha tea is a fermented beverage made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. The scientific evidence behind kombucha is few and far between, but it has been around for centuries and recently regained popularity. Although kombucha has numerous health claims behind it (i.e. improved liver and pancreatic function) the reports are largely anecdotal (one’s personal experience). 

Kombucha is a great source of probiotics (good bacteria for your gut) and may leave you feeling a little more ‘regular’. You could also find a healthy dose of probiotics in things like yogurt, kefir and fermented vegetables (sauerkraut or kimchi).  

I can assure you IF kombucha could really fix everything that is wrong with our bodies and mind, it would not be sold for $6 a bottle; dietitians & physiotherapists would be looking for new jobs (probably selling Kombucha) and antidepressants would be a thing of the past.”

- Megan Wallace, BSC, RD

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