Cow Kefir

Hi, I just went through the foods list and on the foods to avoid it has cow kefir. I have been reading on other Candida diet sites that Milk Kefir is beneficial for the candida diet. Why is it on the foods to avoid list?

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Hi there,

Have you looked at the pasture raised docs recently posted here? If the milk is the healthiest possible and then converted to kefir, there is a good chance that some people will be able to healthfully enjoy it.

Fermentation makes dairy products much easier to digest than non fermented. However dairy can still be inflammatory and it can be delayed, and/or chronic/accumulative so hard to identify. When healing from intestinal inflammation it is likely a better bet to use water kefir and also to consider including properly simmered bone broth from pasture raised animals (to help heal the gut and offer other benefits as well)

Because of the potential for reactions to be delayed, many people have issues with dairy and don't know it. Not only can reactions be delayed but if we are eating something that we are intolerant to and we eat it all the time, our symptoms may be chronic and low grade and therefore difficult to identify. For example, you may have been eating dairy for years and also had pain in your joints or depression for years. If you stop eating dairy, and notice your symptoms go away, you might not realize the connection unless you were looking for it.


If you have any doubt at all about your ability to tolerate dairy, you can expect to gain an accurate observation of your true reaction to it by abstaining from all dairy for two to (ideally), four weeks and then reintroducing it to see how you feel. Be sure to record your reactions in your diary. If you believe you may have a dairy intolerance, the best way to determine this will be to eliminate ALL dairy for four to six weeks and carefully observe (using your diet diary) how your symptoms change during this period. Using a symptoms and diet diary will help as you observe any benefits from eliminating it. Then be sure to track your response as you reintroduce it.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers,

Tarilee

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