Default 150

Kefir Questions

Kefir

All Questions

E3e82c4f21724d6b358b6e54ece89b26
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
249
by 0 · May 24, 2014 at 01:02 PM

Is there any? Delicious and easy to make.

70105fc3e1e789b9bebcae866b9e38e6
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
397
by 0 · May 16, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Hi, I was recommended kefir by an allergist to help my gut recover from a course of acne antibiotics I was on for a long time. I have been taking milk kefir for the last 2 weeks with no problem but yesterday I experienced painful cramps and... (more)

70105fc3e1e789b9bebcae866b9e38e6
user5000 0 · May 16, 2014 at 08:57 PM

@ rockingraquel 1. Yes. 2. It's my first time, only been doing it three weeks. 3. Rest of diet is good, following paleo closely. I didn't really slowly introduce it to me, I started drinking like half a glass straight away - but I was fine... (more)

70105fc3e1e789b9bebcae866b9e38e6
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
116
by 0 · May 05, 2014 at 03:36 PM

Hi I have some questions about kefir I have made some and put it in a bowl for later. Is it safe to store it in the fridge? I have the gains covered in milk in a jar in the cupboard. Isn't it expensive to always be buying milk to put... (more)

517fff5ce7e184cce773c039274a1335
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
663
by 0 · April 10, 2014 at 07:27 AM

I want to make some coconut milk kefir, but the only coconut milk I can find where I live shows the ingredients as coconut extract (sometimes coconut kernel extract) and water. Sometimes with extras like guar gum, etc. Needless to say, I will... (more)

best answer

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98
joanna_4 0 · April 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM

i use the trader joe's coconut milk for kefir. it works fine. i think it's just coconut and water. coconut extract is still coconut. the less ingredients, the better.

06b74856ce62123b5826c2ed1c643d92
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
171
by 0 · April 03, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Is it ok if i used grass-fed wholemilk for making kefir ( since I don't have acess to raw milk).

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173
Janknitz 0 · April 03, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Sure. Not everyone can access raw milk, and as long as you tolerate it, it's OK. It's a step better than conventional pasteurized milk. Drink up!

4610c234dfda2767451a57501aff983c
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
549
by 0 · November 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I got some quality kefir grains and raw goats milk, followed the portions and let it ferment for between 8 and 12 hours (this is how long it said to begin with), and honestly it tastes really bad. I was expecting more of a greek yogurt taste,... (more)

Medium avatar
samc 0 · November 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I tried for awhile to make my own and never liked the results. If I want Kefir I buy it now. First it wasn't sour enough for me, tasted like buttermilk, then it was close to good, just too thin for my liking and then the last batch went beyond... (more)

6324d46cff30de77af73ab4581a1c528
0
Votes
0
Answers
11
Views
2.7K
by 0 · October 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Is there any way? I've read some scientific articles that state probiotics are transient and don't permanently alter an individual's gut flora, but then I've also read the claim that kefir can colonize the GI tract. I cannot find this claim... (more)

A7c1857ce53fb11a9351d05718c7070d
Andy_16 0 · October 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I did a bit of research in the past regarding probiotics and their impact on the effects of alcohol consumption and seasonal allergies, you can have a read of my findings if you want. I also wrote a bit about soil based probiotics, which... (more)

E88e6b535f668c766a4e357720a6d208
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
1.4K
by 5 · September 06, 2013 at 03:50 AM

Hey, I've been paleo for about 2 months now, symptoms have varied from good days to bad days, mostly better:) Yet lately (the last week) I have not been hungry at all. I can eat maybe a few small snack sized meals per day and be full, where as... (more)

Medium avatar
April_S_ 0 · September 06, 2013 at 03:50 AM

When I was trying to gain weight, I had to force myself to eat. Normally, I would tell you to just listen to your body but if your goal is to gain weight (or at least not lose), then the most logical solution would be to try to eat more, even if... (more)

D9dcb356cd010da06bb7b8afa9cf556b
1
Votes
1
Answers
0
Views
160
by 5 · August 29, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Hi I have made some from full fat coconut milk, but was wondering what other folks are making it with or what you have all found to be superior from a taste point of view?? Whats the opinion on using organic cows milk to make it as someone with... (more)

C6648ab69e5a1560c7585fe3ba7108fb
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
751
by 880 · August 02, 2013 at 07:31 PM

Anyone else noticed dairy affecting their energy levels over time? I recently reintroduced homemade Kefir into my diet after a few months of not consuming it; for about a week, I was tired, achy, and generally sick-ish, which sounded similar to... (more)

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab
ROB_3 0 · August 02, 2013 at 07:31 PM

I experience the exact same thing. I really want to be able to handle dairy because it's such an easy source of calories and nutrition, but every time I reintroduce it in the form of goat yogurt and later cow yogurt, I get the dry mouth feel when... (more)

303da756656a877256622dd5dcf0a02e
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
1K
by 157 · August 02, 2013 at 01:27 AM

I tried making my own kefir coconut yoghurt using the body ecology starter and following the instructions that came with it but the yoghurt just doesn't get thick enough. Any suggestions from people that have done this before. I'm just using... (more)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23
MathGirl72 0 · August 01, 2013 at 03:49 PM

My homemade yoghurt is never as thick as the store bought. Gelatin works to thicken it, just make sure you buy quality gelatin. Let it sit in the coconut water to bloom, then heat.

658d24027e6712c9efa34e603ac28cd0
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
501
by 10 · July 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Hi Doctor Dave, We have just starting making whole milk kefir and really enjoying it, my wife, Judy, especially, because, she came from the south and loves buttermilk. I have also just started the paleo diet, your version, and have lost 8 pounds... (more)

62fafa8cb15af7c562fa8c270f7b6174
ccorradino 0 · July 25, 2013 at 06:06 PM

Home-made kefir is variable by its very nature. I use the values Cronometer.com pulls from the canadian nutritional database and accept it despite the fact that the kefir I drink these days is very different than I will drink in January due to... (more)

5f6d15c9dd935b6fed3623caf984c14e
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
185
by 429 · July 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM

delete delet...

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790
VB 0 · July 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM

I am not in CA, and I keep eating my kefir grains so... sorry cannot help you.

Bcd52745567da40c849c4aa31d3165dc
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
1.3K
by 0 · July 15, 2013 at 05:55 PM

I have been eating Paleo for over four months and all is lovely EXCEPT for (get ready) the hard stools I've been experiencing for 3 of those months! I'm in my early 30s, still breastfeeding a 19 month old, and have 1st degree bladder prolapse... (more)

Bcd52745567da40c849c4aa31d3165dc
Lillian_2 0 · July 15, 2013 at 05:55 PM

I wanted to post an update in case it's helpful for others. I dropped the probiotics, upped my fat intake and have seen definite improvement. I was already taking coconut oil in my tea, but I'm probably taking about 2-3 tablespoons of added... (more)

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
8.3K
by 3277 · August 25, 2013 at 07:41 PM

Pasteurized Kefir is 99% lactose free and has lots of probiotics , which of course are really good for you. Raw milk is raw, not pasteurized and its proponents claim it way better for you than heat treated milk. I'll be drinking at least 3... (more)

best answer

Af679502f1e31c0c59c79bd08f324b35
paint94979 0 · May 15, 2013 at 02:40 PM

Homemade Kefir made with raw milk is the best... Store bought kefir is loaded with sugar and only contains a few strains of probiotics where homemade kefir can close to 40 strains and it also has very minimal carbs and sugars. I got my kefir... (more)

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4
1
Votes
1
Answers
10
Views
3.7K
by 993 · May 23, 2013 at 09:04 PM

I found some organic raw grassfed kefir at my local Sprouts, I was looking forward to trying it, and when I did try it just now, it tastes yeasty and disgusting. Is this normal for raw kefir, or has it expired? I'm thinking of getting my money back (more)

75598193dfb909d763248d360c669c6b
David_29 0 · May 23, 2013 at 09:04 PM

Homemade Kefir does taste of yeast. That's because store-bought Kefir doesn't include yeasts due to their alcohol creation. These beneficial yeasts are great, but if you can't get past the taste stick to Lifeway. http://kefirprobiotic.com/ (more)

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
689
by 1321 · May 02, 2013 at 01:15 AM

The short of it: I want to give milk kefir a crack, but only every other day. And I need a plan to do it. The long of it (skippable): When it comes to the game of life I have recently fallen flat on my ass. I'll be returning to school for... (more)

best answer

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173
Janknitz 0 · May 02, 2013 at 12:01 AM

The variables you can play with are: 1. Temperature 2. Time (as the temperature goes up, the time goes down) 3. Volume Some people have a continuous thing going in the fridge where the fermentation may happen slowly, but they've established... (more)

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
702
by 2930 · May 02, 2013 at 12:59 AM

A batch of whole milk kefir I made smells and tastes a bit funny, and I will toss it. Should I get a new starter culture as well, or can I use it to start the next batch?

Af679502f1e31c0c59c79bd08f324b35
paint94979 0 · May 01, 2013 at 07:09 PM

Where did you get your kefir grains?

B120d28d9620626012de121b6075ce51
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
863
by 128 · April 30, 2013 at 10:12 PM

So its my first time making Kefir and after about 23 hours the raw pasture-raised milk from a local farm seems still a bit watery. There's yellow line across the top with white Kefir grains floating. I opened the airtight container and a breeze of... (more)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98
joanna_4 0 · April 30, 2013 at 12:14 AM

What kind of milk are you using?

B120d28d9620626012de121b6075ce51
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
1K
by 128 · April 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM

what's the difference? how do I get kefir grains? i do not know of anyone nearby that makes it

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173
Janknitz 0 · April 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM

You can buy grains and have them mailed to you on eBay and Amazon, look on your local Craigslist or ask on Freecycle. I got a good deal on Kefir grains, $6 from an Amazon seller including postage and the have been good, vigorous grains which are... (more)

Af679502f1e31c0c59c79bd08f324b35
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
3K
by 489 · April 21, 2013 at 01:32 AM

I just drank my first batch of Kefir and I was wondering if I should worry about the sugar content and carbs in the milk? 12g sugar and 12g carbs?

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793
Lumifer_1 0 · April 21, 2013 at 01:32 AM

When you ferment milk, the bacteria (and yeasts in kefir's case) eat the milk sugar. You will certainly have much less sugar and carbs in kefir than in milk, how much less depends. Generally speaking, the longer you've been fermenting (and the... (more)

4165a846f0be1ef87af69321c5e5c1bb
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
4.4K
by 5 · April 19, 2013 at 08:57 PM

Hi all - I'm very new to the Paleo lifestyle (in the middle of our first 30 days & loving it). I have two littles - my son, 3, drinks (store bought original/unsweetened) Almond Milk a couple times a day. My daughter is 13 months and we're in... (more)

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6
August 0 · April 19, 2013 at 08:57 PM

Pureed meat could work. Indeed, anything pureed could work, though as soon a she has enough teeth, she ought to have some tougher stuff the gnaw on. I bet she'd love some avocado. You may need to put a drop cloth underneath her in order to... (more)

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
682
by 974 · April 18, 2013 at 01:41 AM

Homemade RAW skim milk kefir worth it?

62fafa8cb15af7c562fa8c270f7b6174
ccorradino 0 · April 18, 2013 at 01:41 AM

Only if you're separating it yourself and keeping the cream for butter.

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
1.4K
by 580 · May 15, 2013 at 04:13 PM

Hi Guys, So my water kefir project has been going well for weeks, however without changing anything i i find suddenly my 2nd ferment kefir is not very fizzy at all.. im not sure whats going on here i even tried doing an extra day on the initial... (more)

best answer

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608
Tal 0 · May 15, 2013 at 04:13 PM

ive found the solution is molasses. It seemed even though i was producing great fizzy kefir for 2 months or so , the previous owner must have been using molasses so they lost their vigour over time. So long story short, unless your spring water... (more)

65b264d08baee91c52a4b7ea2d4a6665
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
2.1K
by 30 · June 01, 2013 at 07:57 PM

See title. I like to drink Trader Joe's dairy flavored kefir. It never occurred to me how much freaking sugar they add to this. One container= Apparently 92 grams! And I drank it. In fact, I drank it regularly. I weigh around 165-169 lbs, and... (more)

F1e1a3f9c2cbf71fed3d098eaad8d510
Mikey_4 0 · June 01, 2013 at 07:57 PM

OH NO YOU ARE GOING TO DIE AAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!