i have been restricting dairy from my diet for over a year now. I recently introduced kefir made with goats milk. I have come out in loads of hives all over my chest and forehead, is this reaction to be expected or is it just an intolerance to milk?? i dont want to use soy milk either as i am trying to avoid oestrogenic foods. any thoughts??
because kefir has YEAST in it and I am VERY allergic to yeast.
I dont know why they are not telling people it has yeast
in it. MANY that have rampant candida are allergic or
sensitive to yeast. Some are not, and do very well with kefir.
Some however can get mighty sick from kefir.
I used kefir for 2 days, and has such asthma, hayfever and throat swelling it was terrible. I thought it was a healing crisis so kept at it. I eventually stopped and got better days later.
I am fine with diary. I make my own homemade yogurt, and had
terrible healing crisis with this, but then better.
I did not have the ashtma or throat swelling.
When I had candida really bad, yeasty breads sent me into an asthmatic state for hours, as well as throat swelling.
Kefir I read has a yeast that is like the sacromecies cervesais.
This is like brewers yeast or bakers yeast. I am allergic to this.
I would def get off it and use the homemade yogurt.
I had an allergy to dairy when candida was at its worse.
Some dont do well with dairy, blood types O. I am a blood type B.
Some are just allergic to dairy, or sensitive to it.
SOME though are fine with dairy once the good bacteria in their intestines is restored. Some get an allergy to dairy AFTER a course of antibiotics, or after many courses of antibiotics, this is because antibiotics wipe out ALL friendly bacteria, which you may know. Restore good bacteria in you, and you may be fine to tolerate dairy. I am not a fan on too much dairy, but some do very well with dairy.
> I dont know why they are not telling people it has yeast
> in it. MANY that have rampant candida are allergic or
> sensitive to yeast.
Who is this 'they' you are referring to? There is plenty of info around stating kefir has yeasts in it.
It is no secret kefir has several types of yeast organisms in it. If people do their due diligence and read up on kefir they will find links to Doms Kefir In Site. He has lists of all the organisms that are natural to both milk kefir and water kefir on his site. Inputting 'kefir' on google for instance will not fail to bring up Dom's kefir site.
From all my research on kefir, I read that it
has sacremecies cervasaie. This is like the bakers/brewers yeast strain. I am fine with sacromecies boulardi though.
From all the products I have tried, and the die-off I have had,
I dont think what I had from kefir was die-off. It was like
a reaction I get when I ingest bee pollen, a throat and lung reaction. Or when I am around pollen, breath it in.
It was severe, like get me up to the hospital severe.
I also got this from Miso, miso has aspergillus orzaye in it, I am allergic to this as well.
I would never use kefir again, unless I new for sure
it was a die-off. I believe it was a alerrgic reaction.
Until I cleaned my colon I was allergic to dust, pollen, tomatoes, strawberries, pasteurized milk, oats, wheat, and the list goes on. So I understand how horrible allergic reactions can be. Best to avoid those things that cause such reactions, even if someone thinks it is good for you. Well, dust isn't good for anyone, but tomatoes? LOL.
26 years ago my internist found a spot on my lung he assumed was TB. He prescribed a course of daily antibiotics for an entire year.
Three months after I finished the course I came down with Epstein-Barr Syndrome, and was left with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the next 5 years.
Still, my immune system was evidencing damage by the antibiotics even seven years later, because less than tow years after recovring I'd say 95% from CFS, I suddenly had svere allergies. 85 out of 100 things I was tested for I had a reaction. This confirmed my now severe allergies.
Before this time I might have had mild to moderate pollen allergies for two weeks out of the year. But suddenly my allergies over the next 6 years would cycle from January through June--and they were severe.
I gave myself allergan injections for six years & then my allergies returned to mild and just 2 - 3 days out of the year.
Health is in a state of flux, so now my allergies scattered throughout the year might be 2 - 3 weeks if added up--but still an improvement from the worst.
But also my allergist recommended that I do research on leaky gut syndrome, and so I did, and went on anti-dandida diets (candida--something I knew was out of balance from all the antibiotics eyars earlier) three different times over the years.
Now my wife & I are preparing to try out the Eating for Your [Blood] Type diet soon.
Meanwhile I just ordered both milk & water kefir grains (just arrived today) to more regularly replenish probiotics into our diets.
Don't know anything yet. Just starting out this new phase, but I do know that while such things as antibiotics & steriods have their place, whole foods, and superior preparation techniques before the advent of refrigeration worked successfully long before modern medicine.
The reason I began browsing this forum, I was wondering if anyone here has tried the diet according to blood type. Type O is recommended to stay away from kefir, but when the book was written in 1998, only kefir from starters (not from grains) not a true kefir was available through standard commercial sources. So I was wondering if anyone here with Type O was using milk or water kefir grains without negative effects.
My goodness you have had a rough time
The question you asked is the same Q I was wondering about.
Actually my daughter had glandular fever / Epstein Barr and so chronic fatigue.... her GP said she was just a BIT STRESSED but a naturopath picked up the virus thru irodology, thankfully!(confirmation by blood test followed)
My daughter went on quite a hefty regime of herbs and homeos which started turning her health around THEN she found a great chiro who works on hip alignment and cranials and suggested she go on the O diet as she is an O , as am I.
Great success with O diet, follows it religiously she does!
She had some Kefir recently and went off it very quickly as said she was unwell from it.
I am an O and LOVE Kefir and want to keep drinkin it, so if you find out a way to be an O and drink Kefir, please tell!