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Will Kefir help my poop?

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Created December 11, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Been Paleo for 10 weeks. I love it. Plenty of energy, feel healthy, require less sleep,but can't remember my last solid shit. I just ordered some Kefir grains and plan on making some coconut milk kefir to get some good gut flora. Has anyone had a similar experience? Cow milk vs. coconut ?

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on January 18, 2013
at 03:09 PM

Thanks for the advice. I have gradually added Kefir to my diet, 5 days a week or so. As I have fermented both dairy and coconut milk longer it has, in fact, become more binding. Been having "normal" movements for the past week.

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on January 09, 2013
at 09:45 AM

Dunno anything about kefir so will just post a comment. Are you getting enough fibre? If you are not vlc or ketogenic, consider eating more fruit. Best to eat them for breakfast on an empty stomach. And eat more veggies with your meat. I also find that coconut oil keeps me regular, even if it's just cooking with it! Though a tsp in my green tea in the morning has me dashing to the loo.

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on December 12, 2012
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The longer I ferment dairy kefir, the more "binding" it is. A common experience from what I've read. Also too much at once is binding (though if you're new to kefir, it can cause diarrhea -- start with small amounts until your body adapts).

If you ordered dairy kefir grains, then they need lactose (milk sugar) to survive. Coconut won't feed them for more than a few days. You can alternate between dairy milk and coconut, but to keep your grains optimally healthy and balanced, feed them dairy milk. If you ordered water kefir grains, they can eat the sugar in coconut milk, but won't thrive in dairy milk.

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on January 18, 2013
at 03:09 PM

Thanks for the advice. I have gradually added Kefir to my diet, 5 days a week or so. As I have fermented both dairy and coconut milk longer it has, in fact, become more binding. Been having "normal" movements for the past week.

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on December 12, 2012
at 06:55 AM

Your gut may still be healing or there may still be some sort of food in your diet causing it.

Removing eggs and nuts really helped my digestion alot where it's certainly more "solid" down there haha

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on March 14, 2013
at 12:26 AM

Let it ferment longer for harder stools or drink less per day. I hope this helps.

I have 4 different probiotics, water kefir, milk kefir, kombucha and jun scobies if you want to try something new.

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.

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on December 11, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Are you eating a lot more fiber than before? Try a banana, it always works for me.

Kefir is good for you and may help. It has the opposite effect on DH.

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on December 11, 2012
at 03:32 AM

that depends on what it needs help with. kefir is pretty good at changing light bulbs and landscaping.

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