Positivo wrote: Hey guys
I hoping people who have been drinking kefir for sometime can give me some info. I ve been drinking commercial kefir for about 2 weeks. Im still waiting for my grains to rehydrate which takes time. This week the kefir has been causing bowel movements and gas. The bowel movements arent diarrhea which is what I usually get if Im having a reaction to something like eggs and now eggplant. They are more like a softer/easy to pass stool. The gas is sometimes oderless and there was a day where I felt a cramp in my stomach. I have been doing some reading online and a lot of people seem to think that this is caused by the bacterial imbalance in the gut and the probitoics are fighting off the candida. When I first started drinking kefir I didnt really have any kind of reaction what so ever. So is the gas a sign of a reaction to kefir or is it the fact that kefir has probiotics and I have a bacterial imbalance in the gut?
I feel great overall but I know that I need the bacteria from kefir to make a full recovery so Im hoping someone with some knowledge on this can shed some light the topic?
I have felt cramps with my homemade kefir, mostly in the beginning. Surely it was fighting something. When I was using pasteurized (not ultra) goat milk kefir with bifidobacteria on it I noticed a real good change in the stool appearance and frequency. Basically one hour after I took the kefir I would go to the bathroom. This its significant to me because I have constipation.
It was when I switched to raw goat milk when the cramps became more intense I think. The bowel movement frequency slowed down again on that kefir, curious that raw kefir its not that good for me, maybe it was the added bifidobacteria. Now im taking kefir made with pasteurized cow milk and it seems to make me feel bloated and give gas. But im continuing with it because its a lot thicker than the goat kefir and sure it has a lot of cultures on it. Its tastes REALLY BAD compared with the goat one, though.
Maybe, what counts its the milk used.