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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kefir Water (and Diabetes)

Thanks to Trish for sending me starter Kefir water grains, I've been drinking this delicious, fermented, probiotic drink a few weeks now. My kids seem to enjoy it also. I have not had much success with fermenting pickles, sauerkraut, on my Raw journey, so I am excited at how easy this is.

I am asked all the time about which probiotics I recommend. Till now I generally leave it up to the person to find one. I do like healthforce products which includes probiotics (see my recommended page).

For probiotics I like this drink the best of all.

I've been fortunate to get a few starters divided and out there. I wish I can divide for everyone, but when a give a starter I ask our mutual friends to pass them along for me. Trish will mail them to you if you are not local.

This video is excellent. The more I google water kefir, the more sites I find. So far I have followed this recipe in the video.

This makes me think a lot about yeast sensitivities and diabetes. Our American diets are so unnatural. Not only do I believe that diabetes and yeast problems come from too much sugar, but I do believe there is deficiencies in our diet.  When I diabetic tells me they are following a strict diet and still can't get their sugar down... maybe they are missing something? Like fermented food? What do you think?

Also, sprouted food is important is im portant for everyone including diabetics... It is simple to sprout.

If you are local and want some starter grains leave a comment. If I can't get you any, perhaps one of our mutual friends will be able to help me out in distribution.


  1. I am not local, but how can I get these in my area. I would love to try this.

  2. Truly Trish in my blog roll may mail you it.

  3. Hey, yeah I have lots of grains if anyone needs some. Just pay shipping!

  4. Trish, could you please send me some. I can't find contact info on your blog. Thanks!

  5. I would love you to send me some to start off
    with. My daughter is type 1 diabetic and I have
    read how kefir can benefit her by stabililizing
    sugar. My email is

  6. Trish (Truly Trish) may have some extra. See my blog roll. Or You may want to check google for the keifir lady. I don't have an extra right now. If I get some extra I will let you know.

    I am so curious to know how kefir helps your daughter. It will probably have enormous benefit for a type 1 diabetic. But I would love to hear first hand.

  7. This is a particularly specialist area and you need the correct equipment to perform the job. This company provide the type of thing you are looking for.

  8. So, even though the water kefir tastes sweet, it doesn't raise the blood sugar or stress the pancreas? Thanks!


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