Kefir

Some of you may already know about the benefits of kefir, but I thought I would share in case you may want to try it. Started taking kefir about 6 months ago after reading about the many health benefits on the Internet. Kefir contains certain healthy bacteria that is not available in yoghurt/probiotic drinks that you buy in supermarkets/shops.

Since taking it, I have noticed my digestive system is much better, never get heartburn or indigestion. Apparently, it also very good for liver problems. You can buy the kefir grains on the internet, they are not expensive, and you won't have to buy them again as the more kefir you make, the grains keep multiplying, and you can give some to friends/family to try. It's also very easy to make, you only need a couple of plastic jugs, plastic spoon and a sieve and you are ready to go. I use a blender and make milk shakes with it, delicious with strawberries, berries or banana.

Look it up on the internet, the list of health benefits are numerous, and you only need one glass a day.

Hope you are all keeping well.

Eirene x

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  • Thanks for the info I'll look it up. Any thing that helps the liver is a must. Sam

  • I will check that out to on internet - anything that is good for your liver I will certainly try.

  • Dear Eirene,

    Thank you for the above post, I am glad that Kefir seems to be helping you.

    However, it is wise to be cautious about the claims made for herbal remedies, particularly those advertised on the internet, as they can offer false hope.

    Many complementary and alternative medicines available suggest they can ease the symptoms of liver disease. Before taking any medicine or remedy you should check with your doctor that it is safe to do so, as most of these are processed by the liver, so they can be toxic to people with liver problems. Some can damage the liver and make you more severely ill.

    Licensing has been introduced for some traditional herbal medicines however; many herbal products are not classified as a medicine so there is no regulation of these products. This means you cannot be sure how much of the active ingredient you are getting or how pure it is. Unregulated products are not monitored or assessed for how effective or safe they are. Some remedies can damage the liver and make you more severely ill.

    As Kefir is fermented and is promoted as having ‘active’ or live bacteria in it, it is particularly important that you consult your doctor before starting the remedy as this may affect your liver condition.

    Kind Regards

    Sandy Forsyth

    Patient Support and Information Manager

  • Hi Eirene49,very interesting idea because I've just been bought a nutribullett blender. Will definitely look into it. You say it's good for the liver .nice tip.

  • Thanks! Been looking for this kind of info!