Saturday, April 3, 2010
For those of you that don't know, I have been struggling with stomach issues since shortly after I lost my sweet baby girls. Antibiotics caused the original problem, and I have been on three different rounds of antibiotics since, nothing has worked. Antibiotics have just torn my stomach and intestines up more. Now, I am all for antibiotics, you should take them if you need them, but I think in my case with this particular problem, it has just made matters worse than actually helping. Here's a little info on kefir's health benefits.
"Easily digested, it cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins. Because kefir is such a balanced and nourishing food, it contributes to a healthy immune system and has been used to help patients suffering from AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, and cancer. Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system has benefited many who suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
The regular use of kefir can help relieve all intestinal disorders, promote bowel movement, reduce flatulence and create a healthier digestive system. In addition, its cleansing effect on the whole body helps to establish a balanced inner ecosystem for optimum health and longevity.
Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Its excellent nutritional content offers healing and health-maintenance benefits to people in every type of condition."
Pulled from kefir.net