I just started drinking Kefir tonight actually. I went to Briar Patch and found an AWESOME coconut milk brand that has strawberry puree in it.. it's hardly sweet and mostly tastes like yogurt, but it does have a lot of good probiotics and is not dairy AND... it's Gluten Free too! So if you have trouble with milk, this brand should help. It's called "So Delicious" Strawberry Coconut Milk Kefir. It has 10 Active and Live cultures... It also says that coconut milk is naturally rich in medium chain fatty acids (M.C.F.As.) Two of the primary MCFAs found in coconut milk are known for supporting the body's immune system. Well I'm going to drink 8 ounces a day on top of the other suppliments I'm using.. it can't hurt.. I am really impressed with the taste because I was convinced it would taste like crud... BUT.. it DIDN'T!
Just sharing my experience with it... I really like it and I have to cut a lot of sugar out of my diet...
Diagnosed with U/C (Proctitis) January 31st, 2005, IBS on July 21st, 2006
Tapering down from 50mg of Prednisone which I started 6/30/09,... been in flare for over a year with bleeding and cramping, MEDS: Prednisone, down to 30mg currently as of 10/4//09, Denied Humira, trying for Remicade.. Apriso 4 pills 1x a day.. I take Xanax when needed and Ambien for sleep... Nexium in the am for heartburn due to Prednisone.. Wellbutrin XL 150mg.
SUPPLIMENTS: Probiotic pearls - 6 a day, Similase - one with each meal, L-Glutamine - 2tsp every morning, PSY-Stabil - 1 tsp 2x a day... Plus, NO Gluten, NO Dairy, Verrrry little unrefined sugar.