Thursday, July 23, 2015


Kefir is a cultured product similar to Yogurt, but not as thick.  It is high in vitamins and minerals and is one of the most probiotic rich foods that you can find.  You can make kefir out of Cow's milk, goat's milk, or coconut milk with a kefir starter kit purchased at your local health food store or online.

The reason why kefir is such a great food to include in your diet is because of it's positive affect on the microbiome found in your gut.  Over 75% of our immune system is located in our gut.  When our microbiome is compromised, from antibiotics, antibacterial soaps and gels, environmental chemicals, or a diet high in processed food, our immune system can't function properly.  This can lead to conditions like leaky gut, candida overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome and any number of auto immune diseases.  Adding healthy bacteria into our gut by consuming fermented and cultured food like kefir can improve our immune system, heal digestive issues, fight allergies, kill candida, and support detoxification.  The Journal of Dairy Science published a study that showed regular kefir consumption stopped breast cancer growth in mice.  Now that's what I call amazing!

Now everybody go make some kefir from the instructions on my previous post and get healthy!

Best to you,
Jennifer Mattinson
Holistic Health Coach

-For more in-depth information about kefir and it's amazing health benefits, check out this article by Dr. Josh Axe.

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