Kefir for Health: A Fermented Alternative to Yogurt

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Posted by Azure (Richmond, VA) on 05/20/2008

I just wanted to share about another ebay store that is tremendous for finding kefir, kombucha, you name it. They are very knowledgable.


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Posted by Maria (London, UK) on 03/19/2008

Does anyone know where to get Kefir grains in the UK? Many thanks. Regards, Maria


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Posted by Helen (Beirut, Lerbanon) on 04/02/2008

Hi, if anyone needs any information about Kefir or needs to get the kefir grains ,just go to kefir _making group one of the'Yahoo groups ,there you can get it ,all of them they use it and will give it to you for free (if you are in the same erea)the natural kefir grains are not for sale ,by the way it's good for immunity and for the digestive system it's a Probiotic ,it contains good bacteria , vitamins , minerals, amino acids,and digestive enzymes ,for any more information about kefir you can contact me anytime.

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Posted by Emilia (Vancouver, Canada) on 02/13/2007
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I am using kefir (fermented drink) for a long time. I am making it by myself. From the country where I am coming (Macedonia) it is very a popular drink and considered very healthy. But also you can find it in the healthy stores. It helps with constipation, regenerates intestinal flora. It is very good for the skin. When you apply on the face before going to bed, after few days you will notice the results. Clean and more firm skin. Looking very youthful.

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Posted by Dawn (Holland, NY) on 03/23/2007
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Kefir is great for lots of things. I've been using it to help my daughter's LGS. It helps you lose weight, detoxes your liver, restore intestinal flora, allergies, and so much more. It coats your intestines and helps your body break down foods. I drink 2 C a day. If you are just trying it out you might want to start with 2 oz a day and slowly increase it. I wouldn't recommend the store bought kind in the US. It only has 4 different bacteria in it. If you make your own Kefir it was over 30 things that are great for you. Plus if you are lactose intolerant, you can handle Kefir.


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Posted by Jim (St. Louis, MO) on 04/01/2007
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I have had a worsening case of suborrheic dermatitis for several years. It started around my upper lip and chin and ended up in my ears. Prescriptions mildly controlled it, but not well, are expensive, and frankly I don't trust them very much. I tried several reccomended natural and "home" remedies, none of which worked very well. And then I started drinking kefir, a cultured milk beverage. I started drinking it because it's really tasty and I can digest it (I'm lactose intolerant), but found that when I drink it regularly my suborrheic dermatitis goes away. When I don't drink kefir for several days it starts to come back. Typically I've found myself drinking a 32 oz. bottle every two to three days. I've tried a couple of brands, but the Helios brand seems far superior to the other brand I tried (which I had trouble digesting). So I really reccomend it. At the very least, you'll be drinking something that tastes great and is good for you (live foods rock). And if it works for your skin ailements too, all the better. Good luck!


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Posted by Petra (Windhoek, Namibia) on 05/21/2007

I think Leo from Brazil is looking for water kefir, which is different from the one cultured in milk or yoghurt.


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Posted by Leo (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 04/20/2007
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I'm residing in Brazil for the last year and using Kefir in water and brown sugar, it is great and healthy. this may I'm moving back to Toronto Canada and don't know where to find it there. could you please let me know of anybody who make use of it there so i can get some? Thanks, Leo

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Posted by Carolyn (Hollywood, Florida) on 07/23/2007
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My very restricted vegetarian diet with sea salt and turmeric, has helped my MRSA boils condition tremendously, but I wanted to tell you I just began making and drinking kefir. After only one day, the wannabe boil which was trying to form on my bottom for over a month, receded and is extremely small now. I bought my kefir "grains" from Mike who is in Daytona Beach, Florida and who does NOT overcharge for the grains or postage as do many people on the net. His website is www.bacteriapimp.com and he also sells on eBay which is where I found him. He has Kombucha grains too, which I have not tried as yet because I am getting used to making kefir correctly. Kefir contains approx. 30 kinds of good bacteria and helps to jumpstart the good bacteria in the gut. Mike gives a lot of good information and he is a truly kind and wonderful caring human being. Anyone can please write to me anytime. My skin is clear now and my energy is back. Is my diet icky??? YES. Does it work to inhibit boils? YES.

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Posted by David (Terry, MS) on 12/22/2007
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I managed to give myself a yeast infection with an overzealous attempt at home-brewed root beer. I don't know how serious this sort of infection is, but I finished it off by drinking lots of water and lots of a cultured yogurt product called kefir. The idea was to flush the yeast, dead or alive, out of the gastrointestinal system and replace/combat it with the bacteria in the cultured kefir drink.



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