GT Dave’s Australian podcast

Australian podcaster Kriben Govender is a Food Scientist and Gut Health Advocate. He is the founder of Gut Health Superstore, Nourishme Organics. His purpose is to share the importance of gut health in addressing many different health issues. His podcast series explores how you can improve your health and well-being by focusing on your gut.

On the March 3, 2020 episode, GT Dave on Life, Kombucha and Medicinal Mushrooms he interviews kombucha industry legend GT Dave.

The hour-long interview covers the following topics (time-codes in parens).

  • GT’s Origin Story (1:30)
  • GT’s first kombucha Brew (6:10)
  • Brewing kombucha is like growing a plant (7:00)
  • GT’s proudest offering – his Gingerade flavor (8:00)
  • The spirituality of kombucha (9:00)
  • “Kombucha loves simplicity” (10:30)
  • Basic kombucha recipe (11:30)
  • Kombucha fermenting time (13:15)
  • Second fermentation -“Permission to Play” (13:45)
  • Mothers and daughters (14:00)
  • Mutant kombucha cultures (14:15)
  • Food as medicine (16:40)
  • Plant-based eating (17:20)
  • Immersion in nature- “Nature is the greatest healer” (17:50)
  • GT’s morning routine (19:50)
  • Morning smoothies (20:30)
  • Meditation (21:20)
  • GT’s exercise routine (21:50)
  • Gratitude (23:50)
  • Empathy (26:30)
  • Homebrewing to commercial enterprise (28:40)
  • Staying true to kombucha (31:30)
  • Keeping the integrity of real kombucha and kefir (32:30)
  • GT’s and Hannah Crum- Kombucha Standard of Identity (36:40)
  • Short cut kombucha (38:10)
  • State of the Australian kombucha market (39:30)
  • GT’s concerns about the kombucha market (40:00)
  • GT’s thoughts on kombucha and alcohol (41:40)
  • GT’s health trends for the future (45:20)
  • Medicinal mushrooms (46:30)
  • Water kefir- More beneficial bacteria than kombucha (48:16)
  • Wild coconut yogurt (49:00)
  • Water Kefir – Bifidobacteria and Tryptophan (51:27)
  • Benefits of water kefir (52:00)
  • Mushrooms and PTSD (52:49)
  • Plant medicines and mental health (55:00)
  • GT’s top health tip (57:05)

Listen to the podcast here: GT Dave on Life, Kombucha and Medicinal Mushrooms.

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