Kombucha – My Nighttime Hero
Last night at 3 in the morning, I woke up to a terrible cramping stomach ache. My savior – Kombucha!
Let me explain. Yesterday my ex was suppose to have my two boys for a bit, but when he called me to tell me he had the stomach flu, I knew I didn’t want them exposed to it. My oldest went over there after school anyways and later told me he wasn’t feeling good and that his stomach hurt. Needless to say, he stayed quarantined at his dad’s in the attempt to reduce the spreading. I may have been too late though because at 3am I woke up to heartburn, (which I very rarely get these days unless I eat lots of spicy foods, which I did as a late night snack. My bad.) that quickly turned into nausea, that quickly turned into my entire abdominal cramping. My first thought of what kind of “medicine” I could take to make it stop went to Komucha. I just so happened to have one jar of Gingerade Kombucha left.
I made my way to the kitchen, made sure the sink was cleaned out in case any accidents happened, and retrieved the golden elixir out of the fridge. I gently rocked it back so that when I opened it, it wouldn’t spray everywhere. (Side note: Never Ever EVER shake Kombucha. It will explode.) By this point I was completely doubled over from my entire stomach area being cramped and was shaking uncontrollably. I slowly started to sip on it. As I stood there, all hunched over, I could feel it’s effects starting to kick in. The enzymes and probiotics in the Kombucha were starting to do their job of balancing out my entire digestive track. I could feel the cramps starting to subside as it moved through me and the shaking stopped. The nausea stopped too thanks to the ginger juice. By the time I finished the bottle I felt good enough to be able to go back to bed with less risk of the possibility of spending the rest of the night in the bathroom.
The Kombucha had done it’s job!
Why am I telling you this? Well, I rarely get sick these days, but sometimes, things like this happen. I used to take over the counter medications and for something like this I would have taken Alka-Seltzer or even, yes, Pepto Bismol. Not anymore. Kombucha is an organic raw fermented tea that is detoxifying as well. So much goodness in one little bottle.
What are some of your favorite natural remedies to use when you are sick?