My name is Mikala, I am 26 years old, married with three kids. Massage therapy is my background, and it introduced me to the world of natural healing, something I have become very passionate about. My whole life up until I was 18 I struggled with digestive issues. Then it was skin disorders. Then it was depression. For me, that was the last straw, I knew there was a better way. Suffering from my own health issues and coupled with my lust for learning, I delved in deep. I have since acquired many courses and a plethora of knowledge in nutrition, physical manipulative therapies, energy work, yoga, meditation and more. All of which have greatly changed the quality of my life experience. I am no longer just surviving, I am thriving!
Kombucha became one of the tools in my toolbox of Healing. This fermented, tangy, effervescent tea began to heal my gut, along with my skin, and the dark cloud of depression also began to lift. This is because Kombucha is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and acids. Being fermented, it also contains large amounts of probiotics which are microorganisms found in the large intestine that are responsible for digesting and absorbing food. Science has since discovered these microorganisms are important for more than just digestion however. This forest of gut bacteria is responsible for synthesizing vitamins, neutralizing toxic metabolic by products, producing neurotransmitters for the brain such as serotonin and also houses 80% or more of the body’s immune system.
Signs of poor gut health include, digestive disorders (diarrhea, IBS, constipation, bloating, gas and heartburn) skin problems (acne, psoriasis, eczema) autoimmune diseases, weight loss or weight gain, food intolerances and allergies, neurological disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD) fatigue and more. Due to poor diet, high stress, low physical activity and antibiotic use most people have poor gut health and therefore these symptoms.
On January 20th I am running a Kombucha Workshop where you will learn all about this fermented drink, how to brew your own and maintain good gut health. You will receive all the supplies, your own brewing guide, experience a kombucha tasting and discuss any questions. Give yourself the gift of health this year and sign up by contacting me at Mikala.firstname.lastname@example.org or finding me on FB or IG @Mikalasmusings.