269: Kombucha Questions Answered: Alcohol, Candida, Pregnancy, and More With Kombucha Kamp
I’m here today with a friend of mine who has been here before and I know you’re going to love to hear from her again. Hannah Crum, aka “The Kombucha Mamma,” pioneered Kombucha Kamp, an education workshop everyone interested in fermented foods should take. It started in 2004 out of her Los Angeles kitchen. Now, with her husband Alex, she’s created KombuchaKamp.com, the top educational site with a mission to change the world one gut at a time by providing quality information, quality cultures, and quality customer support around all things fermented.
Now Hannah and Alex serve as mentors and leading experts in the world of kombucha to millions all over the world through speaking, videos, and their amazing online community. I also love her award-winning Amazon bestseller The Big Book of Kombucha, which is an awesome resource to have in your kitchen.
Today, we’re nerding out on the science behind fermentation, what a SCOBY is, how to know if your kombucha is safe, and tips to help kombucha beginners and pros to get the best results.
Episode Highlights With Hannah Crum
- Whether kombucha is safe while pregnant or nursing
- What’s the deal with alcohol in kombucha (and is it possible to make alcohol-free kombucha)
- How much sugar really is in kombucha and other fermented drinks
- How to make a low/no sugar brew
- Ways to make a caffeine-free kombucha
- What you need to know about candida and kombucha
- Things to look for when choosing a SCOBY or kombucha source
- And more!
Resources We Mention
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