Several weeks ago Denise, introduced me to Jun Kombucha. During a visit she offered me a sample from her jar. Explaining the great probiotic effect the drink was providing her I decided to give the stuff a test. Here is what happened and why I’m sold on this great brew.
My weight loss journey is anything but over. Since dropping 240 lbs. my new goal is to discover how best to feed this body I know have. The joy I’ve discovered in my daily exercise is reward enough for all the work that went into this project. The downside is the constant battle to stabilize my weight.
The weight watcher points program has provided the best simple guideline for the vegetarian/vegan food program I most enjoy. That said, I do best on one meal a day with fresh raw veggie snacks in the evening. Most days I eat my one meal sometime between 2 & 4pm. Even small amounts of nuts, grains, or beans will cause my weight to tick up. Keeping within my daily points dose not seem to make a difference. One of the worst offenders is beans of any kind. Even the smallest serving of beans, which I love, and my weight will bounce up.
That is how it all stood the day Denise offered me my first taste of Jun Kombucha. I was on an upswing needing to have a raw food day or two to drop the 5 pounds that had crept on over the past week. After sampling the Jun and finding it delicious Denise and I enjoyed our time together cooking in her kitchen. She put out a lovely light meal we all enjoyed. I declined her offer of a starter for the Jun kombucha not knowing how it would react in my body.
Later that afternoon I had one of the best clearing of my bowels I’d experienced in ages. It was not liquid or uncomfortable, just a healthy clearing of every bit of waste in me. That evening I used my normal amount of the LBF #1. Upon rising my regular morning movement was fantastic. Again I want to say, it was a healthy clearing of waste not the least uncomfortable. After my morning sprint on my treadmill I stepped on the scales and was floored to discover I was down 5 lbs.
My body let go of everything it had been holding, those 5 lbs. I was needing to drop to maintain were gone. I would have been on Denise’s doorstep with my cup in hand if she did not live a whole hour away. It would be the weekend again before we would be able to make a return visit. During the week even with extended effort on the treadmill, walking on the trail ect my weight still was trying to tick back up those five pounds. By Wednesday I had not choice but to do my raw food day and easily dropped back down.
Saturday we secured my SCOBY along with directions for making Jun. I’d watched a few videos online during the week so was ready to get started.
After several weeks of Jun my gut health has never been better. I even enjoyed a bowel of chili with beans and lost 1.5 lbs. the next day. This was a first for beans. My issues now are to not overeat while I experiment on the food I can now eat. I’m using about 6 oz of Jun a day. Not really sure how much I need to use but with a full cup of Honey in each jar I’m a bit careful not to overuse the stuff. It is also sooo nummy. There is a nice fizzy effect that is such a treat. The warmer weather is allowing the mix to be ready in 4 or 5 days. Denise had told me that in the colder winter months it could be 10 to 15 days to get a good brew ready.
Over the years I have use some of the most expensive probiotics on the market in an attempt to repair my gut health. One dose of Jun Kombucha proved more of a benefit that months on the probiotic capsules. Once you secure your starter SCOBY you will be on your way. I’ve seen several places online where they are selling the SCOBY. Try a Google search. Do share your experiences with me, I’d love to hear if you find the Jun as helpful.