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Crohn’s and Kombucha

Crohn’s is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is thought that Crohn’s disease might be an autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, causing inflammation. In most Crohn’s patients, the condition produces stomach pains, diarrhea, vomiting, or weight loss. It can also create problems outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritic pains, inflamed eyes, tiredness, and issues with concentration.

The connection between Crohn’s disease and Kombucha is not completely clear, However, the beneficial qualities of Kombucha tea have been well documented for a full century, mostly by German medical research of Crohn’s. They were found to be helpful in cases of digestive disturbances, constipation, hemorrhoids, kidney stones, gall bladder problems, and inflammatory bowel diseases. We cannot guarantee that drinking Kombucha will help improve Crohn’s disease, but we can tell you some facts about it that may make it worth your while.

How Kombucha Works

Kombucha tea has many beneficial qualities. Not only does Kombucha help to introduce friendly intestinal flora for proper digestion, but it can also help the body to release and eliminate toxins and boost your immune system, allowing the body to begin to heal itself. Some people are known to drink Kombucha when a digestive upset occurs; this is where Kombucha can be useful for Crohn’s patients and possibly bring them some kind of relief. It is always important to speak to your Gastroenterologists and tell him/her that you are drinking Kombucha. In some cases, your medical professional may advise you to avoid ingesting this substance.

If you are trying Kombucha for the first time, you probably want to find something already brewed and easy to drink like a Kombucha tea.

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