i've tried to drink kefir a couple of times and
every time i try water kefir or coconut water kefir i get a really nasty yeast infection
thats definately the cause because i feel great and when i try to drink that it causes candida
does any one know whats causing this
i dont think its the Sugar because Sugar doesnt directly do that
the kefir works like a clock
i think its some yeast strain in the drink thats causing sensitivity
also i dont get that from milk kefir but i cant drink dairy every day. doesnt seem to be too healthy
i've no idea what could cause your reaction and i've never heard of water kefir anyway. but it sounds like you already know it flares up your yeast so stop taking it. aside from that, since you can't take dairy everyday, i think your best probiotic options are enteric coated Jarro-dophilus (my favorite) or dairy-free Bio K (expensive!).
You're experiencing die-off. This is normal. Start off drinking very small amounts of the kefir & work your way up according to your comfort level. If it causes you a yeast infection douche with 1/2 water, 1/2 peroxide. Do this as often as needed.
Kefir is one of the best things you can do to replenish the good bacteria. If good bacteria is moving in, the bad has to move out to make way for it. It'll need exit somewhere. This is why you would experience the flare up.
thanks for the reply. originally i thought its die off too but i am beginning to strongly doubt that since i am feeling fine in general and when i drink it i get bad candida and it would stay forever even if i had discontinued the kefir. i think there must be some yeasts in it that my body cant tolerate. i know most people use it to heal candida but in my case its a very strong reaction and it seems to cause it. i wonder if this has happened to other people as there is a discussion about kombucha and kefir for candida. but i am pretty sure its not a die off because its a full blown infection beyond anything i've ever had.
thanks for any input in advance
Zosimos below is right. And never douche (as mntioned above), it will throw your bacteria even more out of whackand may worsen the infection as your body will go on overdrive to replenish the yeast that your body needs. There are a bunch of strains of yeast and bacteria in water kefir, and it appears your body just doesn't like one of them. But there are also many different kinds of water kefir - not all are pure tibicos. You can try some from multiple sources, or - Trust your body and if there's a reaction, then get your bacteria from a different source :).