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  • More Energy, Lose Weight, More Fun Anyone?

    I know it's hard to lose weight.  Everything is stacked against you.  There's not enough time to exercise or prepare fresh meals.  Everything is go, go, go.  I get it.  You are just trying to get by each day.  But let's say you could control more of what you buy and eat.  How do you think that would make you feel?

    If you just eliminate these 3 things for the next 30 days, you will lose weight, have more energy, sleep like a baby, feel less bloated, less inflammed, etc.  I have been living this way for many years and I feel like a vibrant 20 year old.   I am never tired during the day, am happy, love what I do, have enough energy to exercise (1 to 2 hours a day, 5 to 6 times a week) and get a deep 7 1/2 - 8 hrs. sleep virtually every night.  YOU can have this too!

    Here we go:      NO SUGAR (Including fruit except for an organic apple or berries just after a meal)  

                               NO STARCHES (Including gluten [breads, pasta, soy], rice, corn, potatoes, yams, squash)

                               NO ALCOHOL (Sorry wine lovers)

    All of these 3 things convert to sugar.  Sugar in this form is your enemy.  Don't worry, your body will convert protein, complex carbohydrates and fats into glucose (sugar) for fuel.  You will not be glucose depleted.  Your energy will be sustained at a constant level throughout the day.  Forget those afternoon naps or needing to pump yourself up with energy bars or drinks.  You won't need those anymore.

    It's so simply yet people tell themselves that they CAN'T do it.  You'd be surprised.  It's a conscious choice.  Look at it this way ..... if it doesn't work for you after 30 days then go back to your old habits.  However, if you do like the results, you will make it a way of life.   That's what happend to me.

    By The Way - I do see a Naturopath in the San Diego area named David J. Getoff (www.naturopath4you.com / 619-441-8700).  I see him every 3 months for the past 10 years and pay him to keep me healthy.  Not only does he have a private practice but also lectures MD's and PhD's on nutrition and supplements and teaches at the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation in Lemon Grove.  [This is a great place to learn about nutrition, supplements, bodycare & household products, etc. and the cost is minimal.  Check out www.PPNF.org for upcoming classes.  There is so much good information that I keep retaking the 6-week course.  Maybe I will see you there!]

    On David's website there is a 30-day "Diet" - http://www.naturopath4you.com/21DayDiet.htm that goes into more detail.  I practice this on a daily basis and have been for the past 8 years.  I think you will find that you will never want to go back to your old eating habits again because IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE HEALTHY!  

  • Kombucha on Tap

    Kombucha on tapEvery year there seems to be a new cutting-edge diet or exercise that emerges and tells us that, what we are currently doing needs a change.  Unfortunately, many of these health fads fade away as the newest philosophy or study takes the stage.  Let’s be honest, it’s hard to keep track of all the health dos and don’ts we read on the Internet.  Sometimes, they are better off being ignored.  One trend that shouldn’t be ignored, but in fact recognized is Kombucha on tap.  It is growing in popularity and popping up in health food markets all over the United States.

    We are proud to offer Anne's Kombucha onb Tap throughout San Diego, Temecula and Southern California.  See where it's offered on tap and learn more about www.KombuchaOnTap.net.

    Here is why:

    Health food markets have discovered a social aspect of drinking Kombucha among the health conscious demographic.  Yogis, athletes and health conscious people are getting together and enjoying pints of Kombucha similar to the way many enjoy pints at the pub.  It’s a way to be social without experiencing the detrimental health effects of alcohol.  This trend has grown so much over the past few years that even bars are carrying it for the social individuals who don’t want to get intoxicated.  Just like beer, Kombucha tastes more sparkling and alive on tap.  Unlike beer, Kombucha has many health benefits.

    Kombucha on tap

    Kombucha from the tap provides you with all the same wonderful nutrients but with much more effervescence, than Kombucha from the bottle has to offer.  When you drink from the tap, you are taking in all the nutritious acids and friendly bacterium naturally existing in Kombucha.  You are also helping the environment because many places that offer Kombucha on tap provide you with a reusable or recycled container.  It’s a win-win, protect your body and protect the environment.

    Kombucha is perfect after a morning yoga session or with friends on the weekend.  If you’re a Kombucha fan or if you’re in the mood to try something different and healthy, grab a glass of Kombucha on tap and taste a drink that everyone is craving.

  • What Is A SCOBY?

    What is a SCOBY you ask?  SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of friendly Bacteria and Yeast.  Sounds great, right?!  But with all the healthy drink choices you have, and all the marketing techniques why should I choose this?  And what does it really do for me?  Probiotics are recommended to keep up the good bacteria in our bodies, that help break down food, and much more.  The SCOBY metabolizes the organic sugar and the caffeine in the organic green and black tea resulting in a beverage that contains billions of probiotics, vitamins such as B, C, amino acids and enzymes.  The healthy benefits that SCOBY offers is impressive.

    What is SCOBY? Let Anne's Kombucha enlighten you.

    We all know that healthy living awareness has quickly entered all of our lives.  Healthy alternatives, all natural and organic protein shakes, delicious teas and organic tea leafs to name a few.  We make healthy choices every day and one of these can be found in Komboucha.  This drink has a SCOBY in it, which is very beneficial for everyone.  The SCOBY is rubbery in texture, looks like an off white/white pancake.  This substance takes your delicious tea and turns it into a vitamin, mineral, and healthy, living organic acid your body needs and welcomes.  To further your knowledge on the question on, “What is a SCOBY?”  keep reading.  In the United States we have identified amazing benefits found in this tea:

    Detoxification:  The enzymes reduce the pancreatic load and ease the burden of your liver.

    Healthy Joints:  The glucosamines within the SCOBY found in Kombucha can be used to prevent arthritis.  With a natural relief that can be comparable to NSAIDs the use of Hyaluronic acids help with lubrication of connective tissues.

    Digestion health:  The probiotics offered within the SCOBY helps fight harmful yeast, promotes healthy bacteria within your stomach lining and other digestive tracts, as well as aides in mental clarity and benefiting your mood.  Eating healthy benefits you in more ways than we realize!

    Immunity boost:  With all the great things this drink offers, this sums it up.  With everything wonderful offered in this drink, you will have a better immune system and your body will have an excellent source of amino acids, enzymes and other products, otherwise not attainable without taking a supplement.  So next time someone asks you, “What is a SCOBY?” point them to this blog post, and then skip on over to Anne’s Komboucha for a delightful refresher with many benefits!

    What is SCOBY? Let Anne's Kombucha enlighten you.

    So next time someone asks you, “What is SCOBY?” point them to this blog post, and then skip on over to Annes Komboucha for a delightful refresher with many benefits!

  • Popular Kombucha Flavors

    At Anne’s Kombucha we are kombucha connoisseurs, so we want to introduce you to you some popular kombucha flavors.  Of course Anne’s Kombucha is our favorite kombucha so we will take you through some popular kombucha flavors that we make, but there are some other flavors out there that we enjoy as well.  There are many varieties of kombucha and all of them have a unique flavor and quality based on the brewing process and ingredients.  Enjoy!

    Popular Kombucha Flavors brought to you by Anne's Kombucha

    Ginger

    Ginger is not only a popular kombucha flavor for its unique flavor profile but also for its healing abilities that have been used since ancient times.  For over 2000 years, Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to promote energy circulation in the body and increase our body’s metabolic rate. Other reported benefits includes effectiveness for reducing nausea and digestion issues, as well as improving absorption of stimulation of essential nutrients in the body.  Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory and a natural powerful painkiller.  It strengthens the immune system.  The organic freshly pressed ginger root in Anne’s Ginger Kombucha adds spice and slightly sweet notes to this kombucha tea.  This was the very first kombucha flavor we made over 6 years ago and is still our personal everyday beverage.  We just love ginger!!!

    Blue Green Algae

    Blue green algae is one of most nutrient dense foods on the planet and it has been dubbed as a superfood.  In Anne’s Kombucha we include Wildcrafted Organic Klamath Blue Green Algae, USP Certified Organic Spirulina, and Super Soft Cell Wall Chlorella all of which contains vitamins, minerals, simple carbohydrates, lipids and biologically active enzymes that are great for your health.  Blue Green Algae is 70% vegetable protein and contains a high concentration of nutrients – over 65 vitamins, minerals and enzymes and the complete spectrum of eight essential amino acids and ten nonessential amino acids…and they are all easily absorbed by the body.  It has a slightly natural sweet taste, beautiful blue-green color.  Our personal experience has been to drink half the bottle 45 minutes to 1 hour before working out and the remainder within 60 minutes after exercising.  Love it and love the results!

    Cranberry Lime

    The combination of organic cranberries and organic lime in this popular kombucha flavor is the perfect combination to wake up your senses and energize your day!  Cranberries are full of antioxidants, which protects cells from damage by unstable molecules called free radicals.  Drinking cranberry juice has been shown to block urinary infections by binding to bacterial so they can’t adhere to cell walls.  The National Institutes for Health is funding research on the cranberry’s effects on heart disease, yeast infections, its potential against cancer, stroke and viral infections.  We use organic dried cranberries lightly coated with organic sunflower oil and organic apple juice to balance the tart flavor.  We think this is one you will enjoy especially as an afternoon non-alcoholic beverage.

    Pineapple

    We love pineapples for their sweet and tart tropical flavor, so it was a no-brainer to infuse this awesome flavor into our Kombucha.  We add organic raw pineapple, blended in our Vitamix and mix it with our Kombucha Tea base to make this flavor stand out.  In addition to being a popular and delicious flavor, raw pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, a mineral necessary to build bones and connective tissues as well as bomelain enzymes to help prevent bruising and reduce age spots and fine lines.  It lessens the risk of hypertension, maintains good eye health, prevents plaque and keep teeth health, is effective in reducing constipation and irregular bowel movements.  Pineapple contains enzymes that make skin elastic, improve skin hydration, and remove damaged and dead cells.  Thus, it helps us achieve a clear and glowing complexion.  It’s a wonderful flavor for non-Kombucha drinkers or children who are not used to the sweet and sour taste of a tradition Kombucha Tea.

    Watermelon Ginger

    There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cold watermelon, and the same goes for this refreshing flavor of Anne’s Kombucha.  One of the main health benefits of watermelon is its status as a powerful antioxidant, found in vitamins A & C, which helps to neutralize free radicals that can lead to inflammation, general sickness and chronic illnesses such as stroke or heart attack.  Lycopene, a carotenoid found in abundance in watermelon provides additional cancer fighting health benefits of watermelon.  It is also known to have fat burning benefits due to its high water content which makes your metabolism work more efficiently.  In this flavor, the ginger gives some soft heat while the watermelon adds a refreshing sweetness.  Its perfect harmony makes watermelon ginger a very popular kombucha flavor!

    Not only are the flavors of Anne’s Kombucha delicious, but they are also as healthy as you can get!  Anne’s Kombucha is gluten free and does not contain any GMOs, colors, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners.  Bottoms up!

    To learn more about Anne’s popular Kombucha flavors, visit www.anneskombucha.com

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  • The Power of Flower Essences in Kombucha

    If you’ve ever tried Kombucha, you know that Anne’s Kombucha is more than just a step above the rest. What is it that makes Anne’s Kombucha so much more energizing and refreshing? Anne’s secret is flower essences! Anne’s Kombucha is the first Kombucha on the market infused with organic flower essences.

    Flower essences of kombucha

    What are flower essences?

    Flower essences are the blossoms of plants prepared from a sun infusion in a bowl of water, then further diluted and preserved. These preparations embody the distinct imprint, or energetic pattern of each flower species.

    In holistic healing flower essences are used in vibrational medicine. Vibrational medicine incorporates the use of chi energies within living organisms such as plants, gemstones and crystals, water, sunlight, and even the foods we eat.

     

     

    What flower essences does Anne incorporate in her Kombucha?

    Anne’s Kombucha contains six flower essences, each chosen with a specific purpose to benefit the body and mind.

    Cherry Plum: Cherry Plum is one of the first European trees to flower in spring, often starting in mid-February. The flowers are white and about an inch across, with five petals. We add cherry plum essence to assist in composure during challenging times. Cherry plum supports the ability to see life in a positive, broad perspective.

    Clematis: The name Clematis is the Ancient Greek for “a climbing plant”, most probably a periwinkle. There are over two hundred and fifty species, often named for their originators or particular characteristics. The clematis flower is added for concentration and creativity. Clematis essence helps support the body on an energetic level.

    Impatiens: Impatiens is often used as an herbal remedy for the treatment of bee stings, insect bites, and Stinging Nettle rashes. They are particularly used after Poison Ivy contact to prevent a rash from developing. Impatiens is valued for encouraging patience and empathy towards others. This flower essence supports relaxation of both the emotional and physical body.

    Olive: The olive is one of the oldest cultivated plants of the Mediterranean and is thought to have been grown at least 5000 years ago in Egypt and on Crete for its highly valuable oil. The Olive flower essence has the power to restore peace to a distressed and tired mind, and give strength to an exhausted body. It is especially beneficial for people who have suffered from stress, trauma or illness for long periods of time.

    Rock Rose: Rock Rose is a small family of plants known for its beautiful shrubs, which are profusely covered by flowers at the time of blossom. Rock rose flower essence inspires courage and calmness and helps the body maintain present awareness.

    Star of Bethlehem: The Star of Bethlehem flower restores the body’s ability to heal itself; supports inner strength, vitality and mental clarity.

    Dr. A.M., a family practitioner from New Mexico, has been incorporating various flower essences into his practice for years and sees his patients returning again and again for more essences. “The flower essences make available natural healing for anxiety, stress and depression,” Dr. A.M. said. “Our patients LOVE them!”

    Flower essences of kombucha

    What’s new at Anne’s?

    Today, these essential flower essences can be experienced in 3 new ways with Anne’s Kombucha in her 3 new Kombucha flavors: Original, Watermelon Ginger and Pineapple.  So start enjoying the benefits of these organic flower essences today with a revitalizing bottle of Anne’s Kombucha.

    To learn more about Anne’s Kombucha, visit www.anneskombucha.com

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  • Gatorade VS. Anne’s Kombucha

    1965, Gatorade has been the revolutionary “sports drink” for athletes around the world. What you may not know is that Kombucha has been around since the Tsin Dynasty (221 BC) and was said to have magical powers enabling people to live forever. Although that isn’t true, it is valued for its harmonizing effects on the body and soul. Both of these drinks have been around for a while and give many benefits to people today.

     

    Now let’s compare the pro’s and con’s of both:

     

     

    Now in response to some of those cons, we would like to rebuttle:

    1. Yes, it’s acidic (3.75), but it turns alkaline in the body, just like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar which is highly beneficial since disease such as cancer, viruses, pathogens cannot exist in an oxygen-rich environment.

    2. Kombucha is at 0.004% which is considered Non-Alcoholic.

    3. As far as allergic reactions are considered, anyone can be allergic to anything.  However, we have never heard a case where anyone was allergic to Kombucha.  It’s been around for over 2000 years.

    4. Yeast and Bacteria to some may seem like a con, but it would not really be a “Con” if you are looking for the types of benefits kombucha gives.  These are friendly bacteria and yeast that work together in perfect harmony to metabolize the sugar and caffeine to grow and the by-product is the healthy beverage we’re consuming.  Under “Pro’s” it’s gluten free, vegan, as well as GMO-Free, etc. that we have already mentioned.

    As you can tell there are many more pro’s in Anne’s Kombucha that will be beneficial to the body. It is tough to find a single product with all these benefits to one’s wellbeing. Although Gatorade has some good qualities, it is mostly beneficial to athletes who are in training or competing. It is mostly used to re-hydrate and fill the body with electrolytes while your body is using them in physical activity. Anne’s Kombucha is beneficial throughout one’s whole life. From detoxifying the body to enhancing the mood to aiding in cancer recovery, Anne’s Kombucha can be helpful in anyone’s life. So get off the couch and grab an Anne’s Kombucha at your local store: http://www.anneskombucha.com/where-to-buy/

    For more information about benefits of Kombucha, visit: http://www.anneskombucha.com/

     

     

  • Anne’s Kombucha : Cranberry Lime

     

    Anne’s Cranberry Lime Kombucha

    Have you ever heard of kombucha?

    Note: If you have ever purchased kombucha, you would have noticed that you grabbed it from the refrigerated section. Thus, I strongly suggest that you serve and drink it cold as well. Also, there will be some residue on the bottom, so do shake gently. Tilt the bottle a full 180 degrees vertically 4 times, alternating once you see the residue sink to the other side. Think about the times when you were young playing with those snow globes.

    Smell: Upon bringing the my tasting cup towards my nose, the scent is a sweet sour. I’m reminded of the asian plum drinks that are found at local stores. I’m tempted to start pair this drink with shabu shabu or hot pot.

    Taste: Sour as my nose suggested yet not over powering. My taste buds could pick up hints of cranberry and barely lime. Well done here Anne.

    Texture: Smooth, even with the substrates within floating around; we’re talking about 1 billion organisms here. The acid produces a sensation like that of soda, after swallowing. Imagine a light fizz on your tongue and throat, less pronounced than that of carbonated water.

    Cranberry Lime Kombucha

    The sourness is a result of the fermentation using what Anne describes as “SCOBY” which is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of friendly Bacteria and Yeast.  The culture metabolizes the nutrients and sugars found within the brewed tea. The result is a lightly sparkling, sweet/sour drink that contains enzymes and billions of probioitics. These micro-organisms ultimately support digestion and metabolism, and boosts the immune system as well as the body’s energy level.

    Cranberry Lime Kombucha

    Anne’s Cranberry Lime Kombucha is made by hand with the finest organic ingredients and flower essences as shown in this picture above. Notice how every ingredient is organic. If this drink was made using sugar instead of cane juice, the final product would not have been the same.

     

     

  • What Is Kombucha??

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    The Kombucha mushroom, a fermented yeast enzyme tea, is thought to originate in Asia during the Chinese Tsin dynasty in 212 BC.  This Eastern Tea was referred to as the Remedy for Immortality or the tea of Immortality.  With the extension of trade routes it spread to India and Russia through travelers and traders.  Kombucha resurfaced in Japan between the Wars after a Japanese visitor to Kargasok (Russia) found this fermented tea drink responsible for their astonishing health, longevity and well-being.  A Korean physician may have introduced it to Japan by the name of Kombu around 415 AD.

     

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    Today the tea – once routinely used by Samurai – is widely used again in Japan.  Kombucha appeared in Germany about the turn of the century from Russia.  The fermented tea drink became quite popular across Europe until World War II with the shortage of tea and sugar.  For hundreds of years a tea has been made from Chaga (a birch-tree mushroom) by the Russian peasants of the Alexandrov district near Moscow to cure cancer.  There is speculation that the Kombucha mushroom is related to the Birch-tree mushroom.   People in Russia have a long tradition of using a healing tea called “Tea Kvass” made from a “Japanese Mushroom”.  From Russia it spread to Prussia, Poland, Germany and Denmark. Today it is known and consumed around the world for its extraordinary health benefits.

     

     

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    Anne’s Kombucha is a raw, freshly brewed, naturally effervescent fermented probiotic drink made by hand from sweet tea and a Kombucha culture known as a “Scoby” (Symbiotic Culture Of friendly Bacteria and Yeast).  The culture is alive and is a co-dependent blend of healthy bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms.  Scoby is also referred to as a culture, mother, and baby.  Although there is little published research on Kombucha, the fact that it is still here today after 2000 years is a testimonial in itself and that millions of people throughout the world have found it to have great value for it’s amazing health benefits.

     

    Check out Anne's Kombucha drinks at www.anneskombucha.com.

     

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