I have not started making kefir yet. My naturopath told me that I am way overloaded with mucous and congestion so he doesn’t want me to do any dairy at all.
I can’t have any dairy at all either!! I actually went off dairy about 3 or 4 months before I finally figured out I had Candida. Dairy is something I have a reaction to.
BUT…Shannon, have you heard of Water Kefir Grains? They call them SKG Sugar Kefir Grains. I can’t do the milk kefir, but I can handle the water kefir just fine, and if you can’t do the other, then you should totally get these and start making them!! I actually just figured out how to get them going, and I’m praying their going to be a big help.
You should look into getting some of this started right away. A lot of us can’t do dairy, but most people can do the SKG. I ordered mine off of Amazon.
Really you should try and check it out! 🙂 http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefir-faq.html#ingestingkg This site is very helpful!
I think I have a ice cream maker too somewhere?! Guess I should get it out!
Sorry to hear you are congested! That is no fun! When I was figuring this all out, I was SUPER sick too. Major congestion! I just wanted to take my lungs out and unfold them in the sun!! But, after being on the diet, it went away, rather quickly actually.
I couldn’t do ANY dairy! I tried the Greek yogurt, but had reaction to that as well, so no dairy for me. But…I hope it works for you! If anything, you might try holding off on any dairy just for a bit to see if your congestion clears up? Just any idea? I’m no pro either…as we both know since I got yelled at the last time I said something!!! Haaaaaa!!! So, don’t listen to me!! 😉 Just the kefir, listen on that one note!! 🙂