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Thanks for the link thats great, have found someone who will do it.
The instructions on the dried grains say I can only use them for 6 batches. Do you think I can use them for more?
Do I have to be concerned over whoI get it from? Is it possible for the Kefir to be contaminated with other harmful bacteria that I dont need in my gut?
Kim, I'd be very curious to know what benefits you feel you're getting from the kefir and from eating the kefir grains (I know you said you're eating them because you're taking antibiotics, but wondered if there were any other noticeable results besides renewed flora). I've just spent a bunch of time over at Dom's site, and am looking forward to getting my kefir grains from kat. I've been a drinker of commercial kefir off and on - the best brand I've had is Helios (which as it turns out does have at least one of the yeasts and some other cultures not found in most commercial preps). I liked the taste and its effects, but am very curious to experience the difference between that and real, traditional kefir
I was curious about Russian claims for kefir and found this amusing quote from one website:
A study on the effects of kefiran in laboratory rats showed kefiran can significantly suppress increased blood pressure and also reduce serum cholesterol levels in SHRSP/Hos rats, when subjects consumed excessive dietary cholesterol. The study also explains kefiran supplementation had the ability to significantly lower blood glucose in KKAy mice. In addition, the administration of kefiran in constipated SD rats caused an obvious improvement in the levels of faecal moisture content and wet weight of faeces.[SIZE=-1][/SIZE] The latter is obviously useful for correcting constipation.
Other research found that kefir stimulated body cells to produce 14 times more Interferon-beta, a vital glycoprotein excreted by body cells to combat viral infection, and possibly combat cancer cells. The active substance in kefir in this case, which other fermented milk contain, was found to be sphingomyelin [SpM].[SIZE=-1][8b][/SIZE] However, interferon-beta stimulation by SpM in other culture milk-products including yogurt only i.ncreased body cell to secrete 2 to 3 times more than normal activity.
It is worth mentioning that positive influence of kefir on gastrointestinal tract is incomparable with other dairy products. Besides the above mentioned positive influence of kefir on human organism, it also has immunopotentional facilities, has a positive influence on people who suffer from chronic tire as it has а sedative effect on neuropsychic sphere. <---- I have no idea what this means
- Kefir contains high quality protein so much necessary for children in the period of their active growth.Besides kefir is an unchangeable source of calcium for children.
- Kefir is an easy way of acceptance of calcium to human organism.
- Kefir is a full source of vitamin B necessary for the normal functioning of childrens nerve system.
lol kim, the way Cheney changes his mind he might add that to his protocol soon and we can all have some fun!
Well, I'll come right out in the open and say I wouldn't have slept for the last two years without my mj preparations! (It's legal in my state with a scrip, which I've got.) It's also helped with the nausea, takes the edge off nerve-pain, and really helps my attitude. Now I find that it also helps you resist EBV; my question to you, Kim, is why did you quit? I don't use it during the day except sometimes when I'm really crashy and can't think anyway, then it's a break from nausea and helps me get my mind off the discouragement track. But mainly, it's the only sleeping aid I've used that's reliable, doesn't make me groggy in the mornings, and doesn't do my liver harm from regular use - not to mention being a great spiritual ally. (I know I wouldn't have slept otherwise because occasionally I try going without to see where I am. Where I am = sleepless.)
I am interested in trying live grain kefir for my GI problem as I could not find it in the health food stores .If somebody can send me some, I will be more than happy to pay the shipping costs. Thank you.
Hi albellenfant, where are you?
I know where to get some in UK, and there is a couple of people here (US) that have said they have grains to spare