This is a 21-day course, consisting of four 900 ml bottles. We recommend that you consume 170 ml minimum every day, first thing in the morning before food.
Our kefir is pure and free from any flavourings or additives, to maximise the potency of the microbiotics. It has a naturally tart taste and fizzy texture.
PLEASE NOTE: Warfarin and kefir are not a good combination, as kefir is very high in Vitamin K, which de-stabilises the warfarin. However we have recently been informed that a recent generation of blood thinner called Edoxaban may not be antagonistic to Vitamin K, and therefore can be used while taking kefir. This is a conversation that you should have with your GP.
PLEASE NOTE: Kefir boosts your immune system and helps it work properly. This which is an opposite action to immunosuppressants, which suppress the immune system. Taking both kefir and immunosuppressants at the same time is like trying to drive your car with your foot on both the gas and the brake. If you are currently on immunosuppressants, you need to make a decision about which treatment path to choose; we don’t recommend taking both at the same time. This is a serious decision that you will need to make in cooperation with your GP.
What Is Kefir?
Kefir is a fermented milk product that originated in the Black Caucasus Mountains of Russia. Due to the health benefits of kefir, it is now a billion euro industry in Russia and Eastern Europe. Kefir has only recently come to the UK, where it is now available to buy online.
Kefir is a tart, fizzy beverage similar to drinking yoghurt in texture and consistency, but much more powerful and better for you. Whereas yoghurt has “transient bacteria” that are killed by the digestive process, kefir has “non-transient” bacteria that survive the digestive process and powerfully impact the gut microbiome.
Our kefir is a live product and will not go “off,” but will simply continue to ferment, getting stronger in taste and effect over time. We recommend that you consume 1/3 of a bottle (170 ml) every day, first thing in the morning before food.
To support the action of the kefir. we suggest that you avoid sugar, cow dairy and high-GI processed foods, and add good fats to your diet during this time. For more dietary suggestions, see our blog ‘The Farmers Wife’
How kefir can help you?
Inside your gut sits 2 kg of bacteria called the microbiome. Imagine your microbiome like the Amazon rain forest, full of lovely little life forms. This tiny inner ecosystem consists of trillions of friendly bugs, whose job is YOU! These little critters work hard every day inside you. They break down the food you eat, turning it into building blocks for bones, skin, muscle, organs. But like any ecosystem, this fragile natural ecosystem is vulnerable to damage. The things that damage your microbiome are antibiotics, sugar, stress, and environmental toxins. When you take antibiotics, for example, it’s like pouring bleach into the Amazon River. It hopefully kills the pathogens causing the infection – but it kills all the other bugs as well, causing long-term imbalance in your system. We call this “dysbiosis.”
Your skin is really just a map of your gut – and disorders like eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea are all autoimmune disorders, that sit in the gut.
This is why steroid creams alone will never work to completely resolve eczema, psoriasis, rosacea or acne. These issues are just symptoms of a deeper gut disorders. So you’re going to have to heal your gut, to heal your skin!
The best way to heal your gut is the powerful microbiotic action of kefir, which restores and re-populates the good bugs inside your system.
Kefir contains multiple strains of live friendly bacteria that replenish and restore your microbiome. The Good Skin Solution means drinking kefir and applying kefir skincare at the same time. This regime helps your gut biome and your skin biome – and gets great results!
How should you take your kefir?
We suggest that you drink 170 ml of kefir first thing in the morning before food. The idea here is that you’re giving those nice friendly bacteria a clear run at your gut, so they can settle in. It’s okay to drink tea or water with lemon first; just don’t have food.
Does kefir taste good? Not so much! Kefir is not a milkshake, but a medical food. It’s tart and fizzy. We make it completely free of sweeteners or flavourings, which decrease the power of the microbiotics.
Some of our clients find that they end up really craving the sharp, fizzy taste of the kefir on its own. If you’re struggling with the taste, try blending it up with a banana and sweeten with stevia to taste. If you flavor the kefir this way, please drink it immediately and do not let it sit overnight, as the fructose in the fruit will damage the microbiotics over time.
Stevia is the only sweetener I recommend using with kefir. Stevia is natural, comes from a plant, is zero calorie and is safe for diabetics. Most important, it does not damage your microbiome. In fact, stevia is not really a sweetener at all – it just stimulates the sweet sensors on your tongue. So you experience sweetness – with none of the downsides!
I do not recommend maple syrup, agave, or honey to mix with kefir. Maple syrup and agave are high GI, which disrupts your microbiome. Honey is a natural antibiotic, which interferes with the good microbiotics in the kefir.
What makes our kefir so special?
We make Chuckling Goat kefir in the traditional Russian style, by fermenting pasteurised goats milk with live kefir grains. This ensures that our kefir is very powerful, safe, and contains only the beneficial strains from the kefir grains themselves. Although the milk base is pasteurised, the kefir itself is a live product. Our kefir is safe for pregnant women, infants and elderly people with compromised immune systems.
Dairy products boost the power of microbiotics, which is why we choose milk for the base of our kefir. Scientists have found that goats milk is more beneficial to human health than cows milk. So that’s why we use goats milk! ; )
Kefir is far more powerful than a dried microbiotic. Kefir contains many different strains of live bacteria, thriving in their own environment. If you have been taking a powdered or pill-based microbiotic, you may stop; you will no longer need it.
Our kefir is made from pasteurised goats milk, so can be consumed safely by pregnant women, children and elderly people with compromised immune systems.
Our kefir has been tested and found to be effective by Aberystwyth University. It contains (among others) the following strains of friendly bacteria:
- Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens
- Lactobacillus kefiri
- Lactococcus lactis
- Leuconostoc garlicum
- Leuconostoc lactis
- Enterococcus faecium