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Patty B.
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/9/2006 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
When I start to feel that burn or pain from reflux I get a big glass of kefir and I start to feel some relief. Does anyone else try kefir?
Kefir is fermented milk. It is about as thick as buttermilk and has abunch of those yogurt enzymes plus more. It is recommended to take after you have been on antibiotics to help replace the flora of your gut. Also seems to be thick enough to coat your esophagus. Sometimes it is all I can consume.
In Canada I buy Liberty brand organic Kefir, it comes in different flavors. Not a brand endorsement just what I like and can find at the grocery store.
Patty B.

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CathyA
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   Posted 11/9/2006 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Patty,

Since I have IBS too, I've tried to eat yogurt, and more recently kefir. I don't eat it as much as I should, because it tends to give me heartburn. But I wonder if that's because the kefir I buy has too much sugar in it? Does your's have any added sugar?

Patty B.
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   Posted 11/9/2006 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Cathy-
I can't find a flavored Liberty brand container right now to see if it is sweetened with sugar but I suspect it is--I'll get back to you on that.
But the unflavored kind lists no sugar in the ingredients:organic partly skinned milk,bacterial cultures - but 6grams/175ml in the Nutrition Facts bar.
Another brand, Elwest, lists a hosts of ingredients:skim milk, cream, water modified corn starch, gelatin,guar gum, pectin, potasium sorbate (a mold inhibitor it says-blek), bacterial culture.--11grms sugar/250grms(1cup) on the bar. I don't like this kind at all.
Both are said to be made from original Russian recipes.
I hope that helps you.
All I know is that I feel much better after drinking it and will often have many cups a day--the drawback is the price however -one 454gram (a little under 2 cups) of Liberty Kefir is $2.99 Canadian--but like I said it is often all I can drink or I'll have some if I feel some problems starting.
You can get the bacterial culture in a health food store, I believe, and grow your own.
Patty B.

When I put my foot in my mouth I hope someone will tell me before I wiggle my toes.

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