lonelygirl wrote: Since I am allergic to nutritional yeast I thought I’d ask if anyone out there has had a bad reaction to Kefir. I have heard that Kefir contains the same yeasts and might cause an allergic response. I really hope this is not the case because I know Kefir helps with candida.
If by the term, “nutritional yeast” you’re referring to Brewer’s yeast, then no, kefir and Brewer’s yeast are not the same and do not contain the same bacteria. You may receive a reaction from kefir, but it’s usually because of intestinal disturbances caused by the beneficial bacteria combined with Candida albicans, or it’s just die-off symptoms which kefir can definitely cause. If you decide to try it, you should start with a very small amount such as only a few sips.