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Can you drink Kefir while sick or right after? I currently have the flu (influenza not stomach)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 11, 2013 at 11:48 PM

It is day four into this flu from hell. Without thinking I drank some kefir this morning. Not really sure how my body will react if at all. Any thoughts?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on January 12, 2013
at 02:36 PM

Wisper~ http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/news-archive/2006/is-vitamin-d-an-antibiotic/

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on January 12, 2013
at 11:33 AM

Also didn't know. But the point remains: I doubt a sudden increase in D-vitamin consumption will make any improvement on short-term health. My understanding is that fat soluble vit intake increase takes weeks or even months to start showing their effect.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on January 12, 2013
at 03:21 AM

I had no idea I will have to do some research thank you!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on January 12, 2013
at 03:07 AM

D3 can have antibiotic-effects and it gets depleted when the body is under stress. More info at www.vitamindcouncil.org

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on January 12, 2013
at 12:42 AM

I'm not sure what an acute increase in a fat soluble vitamin like D would accomplish.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on January 12, 2013
at 12:28 AM

Get your blood level up to 60-80 ng/ ml and you may never get a cold or the flu again. Haven't been sick in over 3 years since I did this.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on January 12, 2013
at 12:13 AM

I should do that I run low on D as it is in the NW

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on January 12, 2013
at 12:12 AM

I just hope my amped up immune system knows the difference

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on January 12, 2013
at 12:06 AM

Sure why not? Probiotics will only help.

Try upping your vitamin D to 40,000 IUs for a few days and you may recover faster.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on January 12, 2013
at 12:42 AM

I'm not sure what an acute increase in a fat soluble vitamin like D would accomplish.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on January 12, 2013
at 12:28 AM

Get your blood level up to 60-80 ng/ ml and you may never get a cold or the flu again. Haven't been sick in over 3 years since I did this.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on January 12, 2013
at 11:33 AM

Also didn't know. But the point remains: I doubt a sudden increase in D-vitamin consumption will make any improvement on short-term health. My understanding is that fat soluble vit intake increase takes weeks or even months to start showing their effect.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on January 12, 2013
at 03:21 AM

I had no idea I will have to do some research thank you!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on January 12, 2013
at 03:07 AM

D3 can have antibiotic-effects and it gets depleted when the body is under stress. More info at www.vitamindcouncil.org

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on January 12, 2013
at 02:36 PM

Wisper~ http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/news-archive/2006/is-vitamin-d-an-antibiotic/

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on January 12, 2013
at 12:13 AM

I should do that I run low on D as it is in the NW

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306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on January 12, 2013
at 03:43 AM

I would not drink anything cow milk based during a respiratory illness, as it increases mucus production. I can't see any harm in water kefir, though.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on January 12, 2013
at 01:13 AM

you'll probably be fine unless you start throwing up. then i wouldn't eat anything.

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on January 12, 2013
at 12:12 AM

I guess you're going to find out, but I would think it would help. Feed the good bugs, not the bad ones.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on January 12, 2013
at 12:12 AM

I just hope my amped up immune system knows the difference

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 14, 2013
at 12:43 AM

Of course, drink away. My doctor said kefir helps contribute to a strong immune system.

If anyone is looking for some I have 4 different probiotics, water kefir, milk kefir, kombucha and jun scobies.
My website is https://sites.google.com/site/desertoasisbuckeye/shopnow where you can order online or you could mail a check. Let me know if you want to order some. You can pick up in Buckeye, AZ or I can mail your order.

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