Guest Post…

We’re trying something new and fun for the blog today. The following information comes from a wonderful patient who was willing to share a process she found was good for her health. This blog entry isn’t necessarily meant to endorse this process but solely to stimulate you to put on your thinking cap about all of the potential chances out there to make good choices for your health. For this patient it was finding this kefir.  There is always something more you can do for your health . Thanks CM for sharing!

Having been diagnosed over 20 years ago with an auto immune disease, I have always been on a search for good health. I have always taken a probiotic for good digestive health in some form or another. Doing research for another alternative of probiotic I came across an article for Water Kefir. It comes in a grain form and adding liquids and a few ingredients and letting it set on the counter for a few days you have your elixir. I was not quite sure if I was getting any noticeable benefits until I was in the hospital for a few days and forgot to take it each day for several weeks. Starting up a new batch, my favorite with coconut water and FRESH cut up pineapple I started to see a very noticeable improvement, especially in my skin and hair. My completion took on a glow and my hair textured and shine improved and I have many good hair days and of course the best of all, good potty habits! I have also eliminated any heartburn which I had suffered with for years. My husband also started taking it and stopped, you know how men can be. He has since restarted a few months ago and is a true believer. He will even take some with him when he travels with great success with his digestion! I found that drinking it in the morning or midday will also give me a great natural pick me up, just not too close to bedtime.

Using the Kefir Grains to make Water Kefir is actually pretty easy. And the best part is you can grow as much as you need, and then keep making a fresh batch of Water Kefir for your entire family to enjoy each day.

Here’s how you do it in 4 easy steps…

Step 1: Add Ingredients

Add the following ingredients to a clean quart sized canning jar…

1 quart of spring water
1/3 cup organic brown sugar
1 tsp of molasses (optional)

Mix ingredients until all the sugar is desolved

Step 2: Add Kefir Grains

Add 1/4 cup Kefir Grains.

Place a cap on the jar and let it sit for 48 hours so it can ferment and create the Water Kefir.

After 48 hours, taste test it. If its too sweet, let it go another day. They can ferment up to 5 days.

Step 3: Strain Water Kefir

When the Water Kefir is cultured to your liking, you can strain out the grains, and now you can drink the Water Kefir.
Step 4: Rinse & Repeat

Rinse the grains well with room temperature water and repeat the process using the grains.
…See how EASY that is?

You and your family can drink it every single day and it will only cost you just a few cents per day.

For more information : http://www.waterkefirgrains.com

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2 Responses to “Guest Post…”

  1. A Table in the Sun Says:

    I will concur about the tremendous health benefits of kefir. I have tried both water kefir and milk kefir, but have personally found the most benefits with the milk kefir. My health improvements have been remarkable. I have struggled with gut issues and insomnia for about 4 years now, but those little kefir grains are kicking butt! I sleep like no tomorrow now, am better able to tolerate stress, and have a more cheery mood. By the way, I am still dairy intolerant (all kinds) so I simply eat the grains, and dump that precious kefir down the sink. I think I will someday be able to tolerate it….but not yet.

    • wstedeford Says:

      That’s wonderful! My patient swears by them. They aren’t traditionally Chinese medicine but between your experience and hers my interest is definitely piqued!
      And, as soon as I have a moment, I am looking forward to visiting your blog. Thanks for commenting!


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