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Kombucha and Dreams

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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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I drank some kombucha last night before I went to bed, and I had very vivid dreams for several hours this morning, though I can only remember some of them.

I used to keep a dream journal regularly, and still record them sometimes. I've recorded at least a few hundred dreams since about 2002 or so, and many of them were lucid. But I got bored with it I guess and stopped doing it, and when I stopped bringing awareness to my dream habits, I stopped remembering much of them, until most nights I don't remember any dreams now. But last night was unusual.


I remember once I ate a raw morel too. I had very vivid and earthy dreams that night, about hunting in the woods for morels. I talked to someone else once about morels, and I asked him if he ever ate one raw. I didn't mention that I had, but he said that yes, he had, and that it gave him crazy dreams that night! So I told him that the same thing happened to me.


So this all got me to thinking ... I believe some times that big Hollywood movies have grains (sometimes very large grains) of truth embedded into them, as if to suggest radical things to the public's consciousness without doing it in a threatening way to their belief systems. In the new Star Wars movies, it's said that "the force" comes from tiny organisms in the bloodstream. Maybe this was inspired by the micro-organisms in the kombucha and raw morels that have caused my dreams to become very vivid?

I also have been waking up, and while still in a trance-like state, half asleep, I've had two "voices" suddenly press themselves into my consciousness that told me things that were accurate, such as that someone was coming and would be there soon, and sure enough as soon as I got up my mom and brother had arrived to visit.


I did a Google search and found that others also have associated kombucha with changes in their dream habits:

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Are you drinking the Kombucha right before bed? It is possible for Kombucha to improve your brain function so that you are more aware of your dreams. If you don't want to remember your dreams, I suggest stopping drinking it by 2 PM every day. Kombucha is a wonderful drink, full of phytonutrients, trace minerals, and great stuff!



Anyway, I just wanted to share this.
edit on 24-3-2014 by AquariusDescending because: typos




posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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I just began to drink GT's Kombucha. Might not be the full on real thing but it does help bring things to an ease. I have drank a bottle (different flavors) for a several nights (unknowingly). But I have noticed that my old dream habits have come back after years of getting a couple dreams here and there. The lucidity of them has been cranked to full blast from my personal experience.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 04:55 PM
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I was drinking GT's too but it was too expensive ($4-5 a bottle), so I just started making my own. When I was doing research for that, I learned that GT's is probably pasteurized because the yeast continues to ferment the sugar into alcohol on the shelves, and the government was not happy. It was when I started drinking my own raw batches that I really started noticing some changes.

I think eating raw anything makes light years of difference versus eating the processed version.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 05:06 PM
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Wow, I'd like to try this. My dreams are usually pretty strange and vivid to start with. I might have a dream that changes the world. Thanks for this thread.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 06:25 PM
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What does kombucha taste like? Is it nasty? It looks nasty.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 01:56 AM
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Yes it does look nasty, but you get used to it and I'm starting to almost think of it as a pet. That I eat (drink). The taste depends and you can add lots of things to it (ginger, berries, fruit juice). I make mine with green tea and when you take a drink, at first it has a sour bite, and then kind of tastes like slightly sour apple cider. After brewing for a week it still has all the sugar in it, only broken down into more easily digestable forms. If you let it sit for much longer than a week, the sugar is converted into a chain of things, and it begins to smell, and then taste, more and more vinegar-like from all the acetic bacteria in it. But all the bacteria and yeast in it are the beneficial kind.

www.phoenixhelix.com...

After you get a scoby (and I got mine from dumping a store-bought bottle into a bowl with green tea and letting it grow over time), then all I would do is make a glass of green tea as you would normally drink a cup of tea, put a tablespoon of sugar in it, and dump it into an empty bowl to cool to room temperature. Just repeat that, dumping as many glasses of green tea into the bowl as you want to turn into kombucha. Then when it's all room temperature, take your scoby out from the bowl it's grown in and put it on top of your bowl of fresh green tea. And the kombucha from the bowl it was taken from can be drank.

The scobies will look all different kinds of ways. I have three of them now and two of them are pretty clear, gelatin-like discs that float on top. But they don't have to be clear, they don't have to float, they can be all wrinkled up into a mass and have strings of yeast floating off of them. Just do a Google image search and you'll see the variety you can have, and it all represents different strains and combinations of beneficial bacteria, so every batch is different your starter and environment determine all that. If the scoby goes bad (from being dried out or not being acidic enough, and neither should be an issue if you have a healthy scoby in the fresh tea), then it'll have mold grow on top of it exactly as bread does. But I haven't had that happen yet and all I do is dump it from one bowl to another and let it sit out in the open. All the beneficial bacteria take care of themselves.




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