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ISF13+
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   Posted 8/12/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anybody heard of this tea and/or drank it?  It's supposed to be really good for inflammation and over-all health.  One of the providers I work for makes it and is always trying to get me to drink it.  You grow the bacteria starter and mix it with green tea, vinegar & sugar.  Let that brew for about 10-days and there you have it.  I've tasted it a couple of times and for myself, haven't been able to get past the taste but supposedly it could be sweetened more.  It's also hard for me to get past the sight of having this fungus like bacteria floating around in it.
 
So, I'm just curious to know if anybody else has tried it or heard of it.
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


RedAdmin
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   Posted 8/12/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
When you metioned the stuff floating, I think I remember something like this. I could never get past the taste, sugar does not help it one bit. Other than that I am sorry to say I cannot give any other information.

Good luck.
Red (Lee Ann)
    "No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear." - Edmund Burke


ISF13+
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   Posted 8/12/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
The taste AND the floaty is what gets me everytime too.  She just keeps insisting that it's the answer to all my problems. 
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


Bammer
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   Posted 8/12/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   

There was a thread awhile ago about mushroom tea. I used to make Kombucha tea and drank it for a number of years. I made it with cranberry juice and ordinary tea, no vinegar. At the time I felt good, didn't know I had Crohn's if I did back then. Know a number of people who made and drank it. Some thought it did wonders.

Now I drink Goji juice, maybe because it's easier.


57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009


Zanne
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   Posted 8/12/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Weird that this would be posted now. I just read about this in a book, not about CD, but it has probiotics in it. I saw some in a store and decided I would try some. Well of course it spilled in my reusable bag, in my trunk, all over my expensive fish. I swear, not more than a couple of teaspoons got out of the bottle, it still had the plastic seal around it. But, I have not been able to clean the bag, I can still smell it when I open the trunk of the car, and I was only able to save the fish because it was double wrapped! My hands smelled like it for the rest of the day. I did try to drink it, but there was just no way that it was going past my nose. Maybe for people who don't have to drink all kinds of other foul liquids, but not for me.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


pb4
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   Posted 8/12/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink chamomile on a daily basis, it's clinically proven to aid with menstral cramps (and is known to aid with stomach issues/inflammation of the intestinal tract).

:)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 8/12/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
it has really taken off in health food stores. there are tons of brands out there now and a whole bunch of flavors too. some are good, some are bad. the taste takes some getting used to, especially for those from the west as we are not used to fermented foods. it is supposed to have proboitic properties, like all fermented foods. i drink it on occasion, but perhaps not often enough to notice any positive response.

yes, it is supposed to be easy to make. it is on my "to do list" of things to experiment with, but my current kitchen is just too small to do it. i believe i have a recipe or two for it somewhere. i'd rather make it myself cos you can control the ingredients and it is like pennies to make compared to buying it in the store for $3+. and like making your own yogurt, you use the old batch to brew the new, so you always have your own starters.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


ISF13+
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   Posted 8/13/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Well, it does make me feel better to know that you'all have at least heard of it.  Reading your various responses and experiences with it will help me to determine IF I really want to try it or not.  I'm wondering though if I should run it by my GI doc first????

Thanks everyone!


Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


RedAdmin
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   Posted 8/13/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I would run it by your GI first. Just because something works for one of us does not mean it will work for many of us. I know people who swear by Alo Vera and I cannot drink it, does more damage than good. Depends on where your CD is and how bad it is.
Red (Lee Ann)
    "No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear." - Edmund Burke


Laslow
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Total Posts : 25
   Posted 8/14/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My uncle had terminal esophagus cancer. He was told he wouldn't last 4 months. His family did some research and found a tea recipe that the native Cree Indians used for illness. He drank it for 2 months and the Dr couldn't believe that his cancer was going away. It might have been a miracle but it could have been the tea,

I should get the recipe and post it. It was 100% natural!! but apparently iT tasted awfull

Jay
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