Kefir Grains - Helping With Digestive Diseases
by Erin Schroeder
Drinking water kefir cleans out the digestive tract and fights off a number of
infections that can occur as a result of a poor diet and stress, which weakens the
immune system and leaves you open to not only airborne and communicable
pathogens, but also digestive diseases caused by the inability of the body to break
down foods and dispose of waste, reducing the likelihood of intestinal blockage that
can cause them..

A poor diet consisting of saturated fats, processed sugars, and little exercise, as well
as a number of meats that are difficult to digest can result in blockage of the
intestines, resulting in a number of digestive diseases or even various cancers which
could be prevented by eating a balanced diet high in fiber, whole grains, fresh fruit,
and vegetables, taking exercise as well as adding probiotics to your diet.

Kefir, which was discovered by tribes in the Caucasus mountains and is Turkish for
"feel good", restores the balance in your natural ecosystem by working with the
"good" bacteria which is already present in your intestinal tract, breaking down foods
which are ordinarily difficult to digest with powerful enzymes. It also contains
anti-tumor properties and though it is not a cure-all for digestive diseases, which in
the advanced stages may require surgery and/or doses of strong medicines, it can
help with them and, if taken early enough can prevent them from occurring in the
first place.

What probiotics do is support digestion by breaking food down into their component
parts and work with the body's natural bacteria for complete absorption into the
body. They also act to crowd out pathogenic bacteria that can build up due to stress
and other factors, resulting in constipation, diarrhea, IBS, ulcerative colitis, colonic
cancer and other negative intestinal disorders brought on at times by stress, a poor
diet, and high doses of anti-biotics which can kill off both good AND bad bacteria in
the digestive tract. In an imbalanced state the intestinal walls cannot be rebuilt as
they do naturally in 3 to 5 days, and set the stage for these harmful bacteria to build
up and wreak havoc on the digestive system.

When probiotics are assisted in balancing your digestive system by crowding out the
pathogenic bacteria and preventing infection, then bacteria fermentation of dietary
fiber and short-chain fatty acids can occur, which is essential for the production of
new cells to regenerate the intestinal tract itself. Kefir grains can facilitate this
balance, as well as other probiotics and a healthy diet of plenty of whole grains, fruit,
vegetables and fiber, as well as plenty of water and regular exercise, all of which is
common sense and much-touted by all health professionals, minus the recent
emergence of probiotics as an assist to a overall healthy lifestyle and improved
digestive system.

To your health,
Erin Schroeder
Sarasota, FL

About The Author

Erin Schroeder

to learn more about getting your own so you can make your own water or coconut kefir to drink and benefit from all
its healthy probiotics.
Probiotics such as water kefir are
very beneficial in balancing your
digestive system and have a few
different ways of doing this. There are
a variety of bacteria and
microorganism in the digestive tract,
and 400 species of intestinal flora, 30
or 40 of which are 99% of the
bacteria found in humans. There are
"good" (friendly), "neutral", and
"bad", pathogenic bacteria lining the
intestinal tract. In a healthy body
80% of the bacteria are "good"
and/or neutral, and 20% are "bad",
or pathogenic.
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