Post-Polio Letter from
Thank you, Mary, for allowing me to post your experience
with Kombucha Tea.
From Mary's original contact
"By way of chatter, I raised Kombuchas
for about ten years, beginning in early 90's with a starter
from East Earth Trading Company.
"At the time I
was dealing with Post-Polio Progressive Muscle Atrophy with related
arthritic changes and depression. The Kombucha had a marked
and rather immediate positive effect on the joint function and
depression/energy levels. It has made a big difference in my
quality of life!
"During recent major cancer
treatments, I witlessly let mine go dry, and the ones I had frozen
awhile back do not produce the right fermentation smell in tea
solution so I'm not trusting them."
And from the
permission letter, 3/7/04:
"Since I've just finished a
course of radiation treatments which came right after a very rough
seven months of vile chemo
drug combination, (Cisplatin/Topotecan), I'm quite enthusiastic
about using Kombucha, especially for its' detoxification properties.
A lot of the battle with cancer is the recovery from the
treatments and their damaging toxins. Kombucha seems to me
admirably suited to helping the body recover and regain a functional
"I'll let you know if I notice marked
"Like the Post-Polio
problems, this is an area that isn't particularly well-served by A.M.A. style medicine. Having been helped so much by other
people's suggestions and experiences, I'm always glad to contribute
any bits that might help others."
Thank you again,
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