Tuesday, June 2, 2009

kefir'ed

I did some research and found that drinking coconut water kefir can be really beneficial to those dealing with yeast. It's also good for achy joints and a host of other things.

So I got myself some kefir grains and some coconut water and let it ferment away for a day or two.

Drinking 2 oz. at each meal is plenty and I was skeptical at first that it could do anything but I'll try just about anything these days so long as it makes sense to me and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Well, it sure is working. The last few days I've been off my feet from the "die-off" reaction. I can tell it's doing it's job by the way I'm feeling. It's the same way I felt when I first started the meds to get rid of the yeast.

I've made so much progress since the beginning of the year. From being at the point where I'd nearly faint if I was on my feet for more than 5 minutes to now being able to make it through the day without being off of my feet for most of it. I can go on outings and can generally care for my daughter without much fatigue!

I'm so thankful. I am too afraid to hope this is the end of my illness but I'm cautiously thinking maybe this is the beginning of finally getting a handle on it.

2 comments:

  1. Heather, we are so encouraged to read that you're making such progress. Praise God! I totally understand that fear, though, of whether this is truly the end of your health struggles. Praying lots for you.

    Oh, about the kefir... I don't know how it works exactly, but is this the sort of thing where the more you make, the more "starter" grains you have? If so, would you be willing to share a few kefir grains with me?

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  2. yay i'm so glad. i hope it works!

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