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You need to know how to meet your medical and/or mental health needs NOW. You're struggling to survive moment by moment. And you need your dignity.

You're rushing to appointments (the ones you remembered) and/or wondering which treatment to use. Meanwhile, your costs are rising, your needs are changing and you hardly know how to make sense of what to do first, second and later. What about the emotions boiling inside you? How can you calm down with all that's going on?

A former medical coder and medical writer, I've been in your position. I survived a life-threatening emergency with information only a person with my professional experience would know: How to find medical innovators, medical experts and charitable organizations willing to pay part or all of an applicant's specific medical costs, who has software to simplify medical appointment scheduling, a sensible list of items to pack for hospital stays, and more.

I knew that I'd pulled through because of my ability to connect with resources I needed. I knew that most patients lack that knowledge. I decided to provide it, to minimize your suffering.

I believe in empowering terrified, confused and unhappy people with dire diagnoses. I believe that patients should not suffer insults to their dignity in medical settings. I provide information that can help you to manage your problems better, maybe to end them, in the book.

Calm down. Organize your life better. You just might get your grin back.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Clearing Up Kombucha Confusion


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Once in a while some new fad runs wild and people are hurt in the process.

Kombucha Tea passion seems to have swept the "I'll heal myself" world into a bit of a tizzy. Let's take a moment to review relevant facts.

Kombucha might have potential to be a good thing, but some of the people making it are amateurs, ending up with just another sweet drink that harms them with too much sugar. That means risking new dental problems, unbalanced sugar level complications, and increased risks for hypoglycemia, diabetes candida and cancer.


Kombucha tea is traditionally made with white sugar and black tea (two nutritionless non-food items!). This mixture is put into a jar with a particular fungus. The fungus eats the mixture, creating an allegedly pro-biotic mixture that's fizzy (bubbly for you non-English speakers).

Some drinkers find the result "yummy." The problem is that Kombucha tea can't be made with other teas, honey or natural sugar. The white sugar and black tea combo seem necessary for this particular mixture to work. To really make it right, a "master" brewer is called for, to know just the right moment when it is really ready to stop fermenting.

By the way, the fungus "starter" is passed around from other people. You just can't know if it picked up something bad for your health due to traveling from house to house. The "unknown" factor can cause unforeseen problems.

Have you counted how many potential health complications I've referenced above? Care to wonder about what I haven't listed?

If you want an effective pro-biotic drink, ask a board-certified medical professional who practices organic dining for recommendations.

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To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
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Natalie Boecker said...

Cool blog! Natalie Boecker

Ruth Wellins said...

Well done Yocheved, well-written and to the point. Very best wishes,
Ruth Wellins

Yocheved Golani said...

:- )