Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kefir Who?

Okay, so blogger is being SO slow lately... or I am just extra impatient. Sorry everyone, I just can't seem to find a minute to sit down and blog this summer.
Just a quick post here...
This stuff has seriously given me a NEW life. My Aunt Barbara recommended it to me during the 4th of July weekend. THANK YOU!!! I have had stomach problems ALL of my life and nothing has really helped it until.... KEFIR!!! I have not been sick for almost 3 weeks now!

I used to get sick about every other day from different foods I would eat. If I got sick, it would last for a few days at least. I've always been told I have an ulcer or I can't handle greasy/spicy foods or that I should get checked to see if I have diverticulitis or irritable bowel syndrome or even a gluten intolerance. My symptoms have always been inconsistent with any of these problems. And chocolate KILLS me. :( Well, I ate THREE OREOS yesterday and I feel fine. This actually could be a bad thing...

Before, I would just avoid the foods that made me sick, but over the last couple years that list is growing while my incidences of sickness were greatly increasing. I have been so sick this last year and especially the last 6 months that it has been interfering with daily activities and definitely dictating what I do (and don't do). Now, I haven't immediately re-introduced every irritating food back in my diet yet, no way, I am not that crazy. I'm going to take it slow and maybe in a few months I might be able to have a taste of what I have been craving most: SALAD!

I have more energy than I've had in years. My digestive system has been out of balance to say the least and Kefir can help restore the balance. It helps you digest your food, which I know my body hasn't been doing well. If a food made me sick, I would know it about 10 minutes after eating it. Oh, the avocado egg rolls at Aggy's Sports Grill still give me nightmares!

But, start out slowly... it made my stomach feel so good I drank too much the first four days and I broke out in a SERIOUS rash. YIKES! Now I am drinking about 4 ounces every 3 days and I hope to increase it as my body can tolerate it.

What is Kefir? In a nutshell, some SERIOUS probiotic yogurt-type stuff.

This is the kind I have tried, I like the blueberry. I got it in the organic section of our local Smith's Marketplace. $3.49 for 32 ounces.

Seriously, I feel like a NEW person! Dear Aunt Barbara, I owe you BIG TIME!!!!!!:)

Okay, gotta go, Kaia and Beck were tucked into bed and they just came downstairs... AGAIN!


  1. LOVE Kefir. I drink it daily and I swear it makes a huge difference. BTW, my WalMart carries it for about $2.50, so check there. It's so much more expensive at the other stores around here, too. Pomegranate is my favorite.

  2. Lara!! This is why blogging is SO awesome! I am definitely checking Wal-Mart! And Pomegranate? OKAY!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Tawnya told me all about your conversation today and I cannot wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to buy some tomorrow.

    and yes, blogger is driving me NUTS lately!

  4. I am so glad there is something that helps you. :O) Love ya and can't wait to see you at the end of the week.

  5. So glad you are feeling better!

  6. How cool! I had never heard of kefir until we moved to Poland and it's a very normal drink here. Since my husband went on his protein diet last year he's been drinking kefir every morning and often for snacks, too. I guess I should start drinking it too... (he usually drinks plain, which is probably why it hasn't appealed to me...)

    So awesome that you found something that helps with your stomach! Congrats!

  7. They should seriously start paying you for advertising! ;)

  8. So glad you are feeling better and found this!! Probiotics changed my life about 3 years ago. Best. Thing. Ever.

  9. I'm glad you are feeling better. I've never heard of Kefir before.

  10. I'm glad you're feeling better. I didn't realize you'd been so sick!

    ps. I'll be in Utah from Aug 1-16. Let's wreak havoc. I have a friend on the Logan Police Force who said he's going to watching for me so we'll have to be sneaky.

  11. I'm so glad for you! And I am going to get some, too.

  12. DEDRA!!! You and me, let's do something! :) That would be AWESOME.

  13. i'm so sorry you were having stomach problems. that's such a bummer not being able to truly enjoy food. but glad the kefir is helping you out! hopefully now you'll be able to eat the things you love!

    BTW, gave you a blog award! hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

  14. I have a terrible stomach -- well, I did I should say. It has been so much better -- practically normal! -- since I started taking probiotic supplements. So glad you found some that work for you. xo style, she wrote

  15. I've heard good things about yogurt helping the digestive system. I'm so glad it has worked for you.


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