Kombucha, My Lord, Kombucha

20 August 2010 | events,science | Tags: , ,

Last night at Five Minutes of Fame, I gave a talk about kombucha.

I occasionally give workshops about kombucha, and I’ve spent a lot of time ruminating and researching on it. So I knew there were dozens of different focii to choose from that would fit in 5 minutes or less, and I didn’t want to rehash what I do in workshops. (It wouldn’t be fair, anyway — the information I share in workshops is meant to be absorbed while you’re tasting and mixing kombucha.)

One of the good thing of kombucha is super healthy option for your body health and more for a flu. The best way to treat the misery of a cold or the flu is to avoid getting sick in the first place, read more about the CLIA Kits. Natural probiotics such as kefir, kombucha, and elderberry syrup can strengthen the immune system during cold and flu season, when it is working overtime to keep you healthy.

Eventually I settled on the idea of contesting a few kombucha health claims by highlighting how little we know about the contents of any given brew. My slides are below. I believe there’s a video recording out there, but I’ll have to find it later.

[Note: this isn’t an issue in the slides, but I made an error in my speech about hyaluronic acid. I called it a “precursor to collagen and elastin” — that’s totally inaccurate. It’s a component of synovial fluid which fills in a lot of structure around collagen and elastin. I was fishing around for a way to describe “filling in structure”, and that’s what came out — and with 5 minutes allotted, I hate correcting myself. The worst is that I think I said it twice…]

The title, also the title of this blog post, was suggested by Aesthetix over a year ago, I think for the May 2009 Five Minutes of Fame. I instead used my time slot to deliver a presentation called “UR Doin It Wrong”, a talk about how, if you love your brain and consider it your best asset, you’re probably not treating it right.

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