What does BBC2 Trust Me, I’m a Doctor say about kefir?
Dr Michael Mosley of BBC2 Trust Me, I’m a Doctor performed experiments involving kefir in Jan 2017. Here’s what he had to say in BBC News, Jan 3 2017.
“The gut microbiome – the diverse community of bacteria that inhabits our intestines – is a hot topic in science right now.
Almost every day we come across headlines claiming that it has the power to influence our health in new and surprising ways, whether it’s our weight, our mood or our ability to resist infection.
is any of this actually possible?
To find out, Trust Me, I’m A Doctor set up an experiment in Inverness with the help of NHS Highland and 30 volunteers and scientists around the country. We split our volunteers into three groups and over four weeks asked each group to try a different approach that, it’s claimed, can boost gut bacteria for the better.
Our biggest change was in the kefir group.
These volunteers saw a rise in a family of bacteria called Lactobacillales. We know that some of these bacteria are good for our overall gut health and that they can help conditions such as traveller’s diarrhoea and lactose intolerance."
Which type of kefir is recommended by BBC2 Trust Me, I’m a Doctor?
Dr. Michael Moseley recommends kefir that is made in the traditional style. This is how we make our kefir here at Chuckling Goat! ; )
He says this: “If you want to try fermented foods to improve your gut health it’s best to look for products that have been made using traditional preparation and processing to ensure you’re getting the healthy bacteria you’re after.”
Kefir is a live culture fermented milk product, originating in the Black Caucasus Mountains. Our goats milk kefir is made by hand, on the farm, with pasteurised goats milk and live kefir grains. You can buy our drinking kefir in the UK, as well as our artisan kefir skin care, and have it shipped to your door anywhere in the mainland UK.
Our goats milk kefir is a natural choice for healthy skin, made with real kefir grains in the traditional style and recommended by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride. Our kefir is three-time winner of the Platinum Award from natural product expert Janey Lee Grace.
We are proud to be the only university-tested kefir in the UK!
Our co-director Shann Jones co-authored a scientific paper published in Frontiers in Microbiology Magazine, alongside Prof Jamie Newbold, head of the Institute of Biological, Rural and Environmental Science at Aberystwyth University. Chuckling Goat kefir was used in this experiment, which found that our kefir did increase fermentation in the gut in both hindgut (horse) and foregut (humans and dogs) digestive models.
The benefits of kefir increase when you both drink it and also apply it to the skin, in the form of our natural kefir lotions and kefir cleansing bars. All of our artisan kefir skin care is handmade on the farm, in small batches, and are free from any chemicals, dyes, perfumes, phthalates, parabens or petrochemicals.
To experience the maximum benefit of kefir, drink it every day for 21 days while also applying our skin care. Our combo pack is the easiest and most economical way to buy kefir in the UK, giving you a course of goats milk kefir made with real kefir grains, kefir cleanser and kefir lotion. We also package our artisan kefir skincare into tool kits, in varieties including Sensitive, Soothing and Break-Out (winner of the national Bronze FreeFrom Skincare Award for problem skin.)