Doctor insights on:
The Disadvantages Of Kefir
Probiotic, vits, min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium, b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more
Not relevant, sorry: Kefir is not a weight loss agent. Big people get big by eating big people food...wheat, sugar, potatoes, fruit juice, soda, artificial sweeteners...etc. If you are serious about losing weight, then stop eating these highly addictive foods. Then calories, time of day, and even amount of food is no longer important....your body will seek the weight it wants to be. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more
Against some: Kefir has probiotics which are "good" bacteria. Probiotics have been shown to be helpful in shortening the time course or minimizing the severity of certain kinds of diarrhea but not all types. Consult your physician to determine if probiotics will be effective for the type of diarrhea you have. ...Read more
What's the difference between taking a probiotic in pill form, and consuming fermented foods high in probiotics like kefir?
Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. Pros and fermented foods have similar qualities but look for higher number of strains in pros rather than higher amounts. They interact. ...Read more
Weight loss: The best thing for weight loss is to burn more calories than what you take in. Eating small portions of well balanced meals and exercising regularly will keep you fit and healthy. Kefir is a good source of calcium, try to drink the low fat one, has less calories. Take care! ...Read more
Kefir milk: Has reduced lactose, the sugar in milk, due to fermentation with the kefir grains, which contain lactic acid producing bacteria and some yeasts. The milk is usually allowed to ferment at room temperature overnight and results in a somewhat acid milk like thin yogurt. Formula is usually recommended for infants until 12 months, but then it can be used in place of milk in a child's diet. ...Read more
Many say yes: Kefir contains natural robotics which help to establish, support, and nourish the body friendly bacteria. The average person has 3 pounds of bacteria in and on them. Usually we live in balance with these, but some times 'bad' bacteria get inside us, upset that balance and make us sick. With fruit it tastes good too! ...Read more
Should be fine: Assuming you are otherwise in good health, it should be fine to drink kefir and eat yogurt as part of a balanced eating plan. ...Read more
Both together: Probiotics consumed as food very important for welness, immunity, gut anti-inflammatory. In addition extra high dose quality probiotics proved to be benefical as prevention and adjunct treatment of inflammatory bowel problems. Yes, combine both Kefir 4 oz + Pomograneye juice 2 oz, Danactive + VSL#3 450 bil daily as breakfast. Add fresh produce, Fish, flax, (products as VSL, Visbiome- good. ...Read more
I gather that slippery elm should be taken two hours after medication. Does the same thing apply to taking it two hours after probiotics/kefir?
Slippery: I am unaware of any source that recommends that slippery elm interferes with kefir or probiotics. ...Read more
I'm on tinidazole and drank some sweetened kefir which I did not know had some alcohol in it. Is the content significant enough to cause a reaction?
Azoles: If you drank enough alcohol to interact with tinidazole you will know about it very quickly. The degree to which you will react will depend upon the quantity of alcohol you consumed. If you are now having abdominal pain and are nauseated, you are having an antabuse-like reaction. ...Read more
Coconuts: Coconut and coconut products are not restricted during pregnancy. Kefir and yogurt products are not restricted as long as the products have been pasteurized. Since fermentation is involved using a premade product may be better than homemade depending on the sterility of your home based equipment. ...Read more
Etoh in kefir: From what I just found out by googling the alcohol content of Kefir it depends on how it is made. Amazing what u can find on google. Try it sometime. The highest % ETOH is 3%. So convert your source ETOH % to how much you drink a day and see if you exceed 4 Oz of ETOH a day. If not should be OK. Seems like a lot of kefir. Cheers! ...Read more
Drank 1/2 cup plain kefir in morning. At night, feel gassy, not normally gassy or lactose intolerant. Not drinking again! Will it go away?
Kefir=fermented milk: Agreed that a rechallenge may cause similar symptoms. Fortunately, assuming normal GI transit, you should be feeling better pretty soon. ...Read more
Usually ok: Most commercially available kefir in the us contains little or no alcohol. If it's homemade or imported, it may have significant alcohol content. Taking alcohol with ssris is not recommended — you certainly should not become intoxicated while on an ssri. But small quantities of alcohol in fermented foods is generally not a problem. ...Read more
Yes: Fermented foods contain an amine called tyramine which can cause your blood pressure to elevate significantly. However this usually occurs when you take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (anotherclass of antidepressants) and ingest tyramine. If you plan to consume fermented foods on a regular basis it would be wise to monitor your BP and to consult your physician. ...Read more
Kefir + SSRI: The degree of interaction depends on which ssri you're taking: some like Paxil (paroxetine) r associated with sedation; others like prozac, with stimulation; & others r neutral. Kefir does contain some alcohol, but kefir made commercially has less than 1% alcohol; so u would have to drink a fair amount on an empty stomach for there to b a major concern. Check with prescribing doc for more info. ...Read more
Hi dr I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?
Probably: Probiotic usually contains no dairy. The amount of lactose is usually much lower in yogurt such as kefir but I have found that the more liquidy yogurt may not be tolerated by some lactose-intolerant people and thus you will have to find out yourself as to which brand or type of yogurt you can tolerate. Another approach would be taking lactase tab prior to consuming dairy. ...Read more
What effect, if any, does the use of probiotic supplements or probiotic-containing foods such as yogurt and kefir have on the immune system?
I have a C Diff infection, my second one and I read that florastor is good for that but I also take Align and Kefir. Is is ok to add Florastor?
Sounds fine.: There would be no harm in taking all of that together. ...Read more
Is it ok to put probiotic supplements in milk & drink the the curdled milk the next day? I don't have kefir grains? Will this process develop some grain?
Take probiotic tab or capsule in between meals.
Plain yogurt 8 oz twice daily.
Do not mix milk with anything.
Probiotics are bacteria or yeast having beneficial effect on digestion & immune function by binding sites on mucosal surfaces & by producing chemicals that inactivate or kill pathogens. ...Read more