Fermented Foods: On Kombucha and Enlightenment February 19, 2014 • 2 Comments I am a big fan of G.T. Dave’s Kombucha. I discovered it years ago and became addicted and started buying it by the case (it’s a lot cheaper that way). Then, Lindsay Lohan claimed it made her drunk in a car accident and – poof – they removed it from the shelves. For months, loyal devotees would visit the empty space where the Kombucha once resided and ask, “When is it coming back?” I know this because I was one of them. It’s pathetic, but habits make you behave in strange ways. Imagine your favorite Starbucks drink vanishing into thin air. For the uninitiated, Kombucha is a fermented drink, full of pro-biotic goodness. I have to admit, it is an acquired taste, a bit like fizzy vinegar. Addictive, in a weird way. Healthy, in a good way. Fermented foods re-introduce beneficial bacteria and enzymes into the body, aiding in digestion and overall health. My favorite flavor is Cosmic Cranberry because it isn’t too sweet. Today, my daughter texted me this photo of a label on GT Dave’s Kombucha, which further cemented my devotion. I thought I would share it here for inspiration: Perhaps it is the placebo effect, or just plain belief, but I honestly feel better every time I drink a bottle. Have you tried Kombucha yet? Just so you know, it can be a little odd the first time, espeically if you get a globule of the SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). Keep drinking! It’s part of the experience. To your fermented health! -db Who is Dianna Bonny? Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.