Hi, I was recommended kefir by an allergist to help my gut recover from a course of acne antibiotics I was on for a long time. I have been taking milk kefir for the last 2 weeks with no problem but yesterday I experienced painful cramps and... (more)
Oddly, I stopped consuming kefir for the same reason! About a year ago, I purchased Goat Milk Kefir from Whole Foods. In about two days I had very loose stool and diarrhea.
The companies that sell the grains??? and the people throughout history who have made kefir must have to make the grains without existing grains so how do you make kefir grains at home?
So I've heard that when making kefir (water kefir specifically) the grains can die if the liquid isn't changed every 2-3 days. i was wondering what people's experience is with this? How long have you managed to have them last for? Do they really... (more)
I instantly changed from homogenized to raw milk and back to homogenized again for my Kefir Grains, would this process kill my grains
I like kefir… but not plain. Unfortunetly, the store bought flavored versions have upwards ogf 20g of sugar per cup. So I've been flavoring my own. Vanilla is nice; however I know vanilla extract has quite a bit of alcohol in it (you can... (more)
Hi I have some questions about kefir I have made some and put it in a bowl for later. Is it safe to store it in the fridge? I have the gains covered in milk in a jar in the cupboard. Isn't it expensive to always be buying milk to put... (more)
I want to make some coconut milk kefir, but the only coconut milk I can find where I live shows the ingredients as coconut extract (sometimes coconut kernel extract) and water. Sometimes with extras like guar gum, etc. Needless to say, I will... (more)
i use the trader joe's coconut milk for kefir. it works fine. i think it's just coconut and water. coconut extract is still coconut. the less ingredients, the better.
I got some quality kefir grains and raw goats milk, followed the portions and let it ferment for between 8 and 12 hours (this is how long it said to begin with), and honestly it tastes really bad. I was expecting more of a greek yogurt taste,... (more)
Is there any way? I've read some scientific articles that state probiotics are transient and don't permanently alter an individual's gut flora, but then I've also read the claim that kefir can colonize the GI tract. I cannot find this claim... (more)
Hey, I've been paleo for about 2 months now, symptoms have varied from good days to bad days, mostly better:) Yet lately (the last week) I have not been hungry at all. I can eat maybe a few small snack sized meals per day and be full, where as... (more)
Hi I have made some from full fat coconut milk, but was wondering what other folks are making it with or what you have all found to be superior from a taste point of view?? Whats the opinion on using organic cows milk to make it as someone with... (more)
Anyone else noticed dairy affecting their energy levels over time? I recently reintroduced homemade Kefir into my diet after a few months of not consuming it; for about a week, I was tired, achy, and generally sick-ish, which sounded similar to... (more)
I tried making my own kefir coconut yoghurt using the body ecology starter and following the instructions that came with it but the yoghurt just doesn't get thick enough. Any suggestions from people that have done this before. I'm just using... (more)
My homemade yoghurt is never as thick as the store bought. Gelatin works to thicken it, just make sure you buy quality gelatin. Let it sit in the coconut water to bloom, then heat.
Hi Doctor Dave, We have just starting making whole milk kefir and really enjoying it, my wife, Judy, especially, because, she came from the south and loves buttermilk. I have also just started the paleo diet, your version, and have lost 8 pounds... (more)
I have been eating Paleo for over four months and all is lovely EXCEPT for (get ready) the hard stools I've been experiencing for 3 of those months! I'm in my early 30s, still breastfeeding a 19 month old, and have 1st degree bladder prolapse... (more)
Pasteurized Kefir is 99% lactose free and has lots of probiotics , which of course are really good for you. Raw milk is raw, not pasteurized and its proponents claim it way better for you than heat treated milk. I'll be drinking at least 3... (more)
I found some organic raw grassfed kefir at my local Sprouts, I was looking forward to trying it, and when I did try it just now, it tastes yeasty and disgusting. Is this normal for raw kefir, or has it expired? I'm thinking of getting my money back (more)
Hi Guys, So my water kefir project has been going well for weeks, however without changing anything i i find suddenly my 2nd ferment kefir is not very fizzy at all.. im not sure whats going on here i even tried doing an extra day on the initial... (more)
See title. I like to drink Trader Joe's dairy flavored kefir. It never occurred to me how much freaking sugar they add to this. One container= Apparently 92 grams! And I drank it. In fact, I drank it regularly. I weigh around 165-169 lbs, and... (more)
What is the relative probiotic quantity, quality and benefits (pro's & cons) between Raw Milk and Store bought organic, grass fed kefir like:... (more)
I am going to buy kefir grains to make own kefir drink. But I am not sure if there is any quality difference between different kefir grains or is kefir grain always the same, no matter where you buy it? The question came out when I was looking... (more)