Kefir benefits?

Asked on January 31, 2016
Created October 23, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I just read a site that says, you don't agree that kefir provides benefits. I thought kefir was full or probiotics.. How is it you believe it is not good for us? thanks Jane



on October 23, 2012
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on October 23, 2012
at 11:40 AM

A concern I've read before is kefir has yeast fermentation which could feed fungus.

Here's one example from Paul Jaminet of the Perfect Health Diet who seems to prefer bacterial fermented vegetables over yeast fermented foods.

Re kefir, I am not opposed to it in general, but I think people who have fungal infections would do well to avoid yeast-fermented foods.

Why may fermenting be harmful? For the same reason probiotics may be harmful. You can introduce a pathogenic bacterium along with the probiotic ones.

Overall, fermented vegetables and probiotics seem to be beneficial to most people most of the time, but we can???t exclude an element of risk.

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Since you do have a long-time fungal infection ...
You might try a turmeric / black pepper / milk or white vinegar facial on the redness. You can use the same paste as a toothpaste. Probiotics, fermented foods, and an oral probiotic like Blis K12 are helpful. Good oral hygiene is important.

Kefir and many fermented cheeses have yeast/fungi and can exacerbate these infections. I would stay away from yeast fermented products, use bacterially fermented products only.



on October 23, 2012
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