Podcast Episode 4: Food Part Two

This week’s episode is part two of a three-part nutrition series. Last week we busted food myths and this week we discuss the foods to mostly avoid for optimal health.  Next week in our final part of the nutrition series we’ll discuss the foods to eat.

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Kombucha: Yay or Nay for Alcoholics?

NOTE: All articles are my opinion based on my research, experience in nutrition consulting, work in the field of substance abuse treatment, and my own recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.

To say that Kombucha has become very popular in recent years is an understatement. You could consider it promoted to superfood status now. It occupies an entire refrigerated end cap at my Whole Foods. You can find it “on tap” at various stores and restaurants. Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. The variety of fruity and zesty flavors you find in Kombucha comes from a second fermentation when fruit and spices are added. Many people attribute great healing properties to Kombucha including boosting immune function, preventing cancer, improving digestion, and helping the liver. Continue reading Kombucha: Yay or Nay for Alcoholics?