Am curious, did your Kefir grow ok in goats milk? Mine is now 4 days old and has gone crazy! Gowring like mad. Was this your experience.
Dont fully understand your question relating to leaky gut. Are you saying when you drink Kefir milk that you experienc LG symptoms?
PS Just posted this!
No replies to my orginal post, however in the interum I went ahead and tried making kefir using goats milk.
Infact I took the 2 starter packs/grains that Maren sent me and initiated two seprate cultures. One using Goats milk, and the other Camel milk that is sold here in the middle east. (the later does not have lactose that creates reaction in me, thus I found a super alernative to cow milk)
I began the camel milk culture first, followed a day later by the Goats Milk.
The camel milk culture is comming along slowly. The kefir it produces (day 4) is still runny and almost milk like. It seprates nicely into curd/whey/and kefir, but is generally runny. The Kefir grains are multiplying slowly but steadly.
Teh goats milk sample is another story. It has gonbe WILD!! Day three has it producing THICK CREAMY awesome kefir. The critters them self dont seem much bigger than the day 4 camel milk sample, but the quality of kefir is waaaay diffrernt/superior.
So filks there you have it. Goats milk does work VERY well!
Im intruiged to find Thick creamy type stugg around the kefir grains when emptying the jar after 24 hours. Much much thicker thna thew already thick kefir that it has produced.