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Who's Using Milk Kefir To Lower One's Hba1c?

Who's Using Milk Kefir To Lower One's Hba1c?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Who's Using Milk Kefir to Lower One's HbA1c? Living-by-the-beach Type 2 Well-Known Member which explains that one can lose a statistically significant number on one's HbA1c.. ! I am curious if any one here on this website is feeling the benefits from including a Milk Kefir in their diet?? Not even heard of it - but it looks good doesn't it - that is quite a step down. Living-by-the-beach Type 2 Well-Known Member I was reading @Mr Whippy here and he mentioned Milk Kefir then I looked it up and came up with the NIH link I think 1 point reduction for me on a HbA1c would get be being non-diabetic.. which explains that one can lose a statistically significant number on one's HbA1c.. ! I am curious if any one here on this website is feeling the benefits from including a Milk Kefir in their diet?? Hi. I used to drink kefir but I've been low carbing for around a year and cut out milk as it spiked me. I'm happy to give it a try and see what my readings are. I'd also like to hear if anyone else has tried it. Living-by-the-beach Type 2 Well-Known Member The process of making one's own kefir is that of changing a good quality milk into a kefir alters the sugars into acids that are all about probiotic enhancement of the gut biome. If you watch a video or two on Youtube you'll learn what is going on and how to do it. Best done at home as you'll have a better product.. The process of making one's own kefir is that of changing a good quality milk into a kefir alters the sugars into acids that are all about probiotic enhancement of the gut biome. If you watch a video or two on Youtube you'll learn what is going on and how to do it. Best done at home as you'll have a b Continue reading >>

Kefir And Diabetes - Cultured Food Life

Kefir And Diabetes - Cultured Food Life

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Type 2 Diabetes - Cure Or Control

Type 2 Diabetes - Cure Or Control

I am learning a great deal about the health benefits of consuming Kefir, and have come across a web site (one of many) that gives a partial list of health benefits. Here are some of the known Kefir health benefits: Strongest natural remedy against any allergy Strongest natural antibiotic without side effects Treats gallbladder, dissolves gall bladder stones Clears the body of salts, heavy metals, radionuclides, and alcoholic products Good bacteria in kefir are able to fight off pathogenic microorganisms Normalizes metabolism thereby can be used as for weight loss Has anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties Replenishes body of good bacteria after antibiotic Balances the microflora of the bodys digestive system Lowers blood lipid levels or cholesterol and fatty acids Treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Improves the brains neuro functions like reflexes, memory retention, attention, the five senses Lactic acid fermentation enhances the digestibility of milk based foods. People who cannot otherwise digest milk, can enjoy the vital calcium rich Kefir. Improves protein quality of milk, and enhances absorption and digestion Good bacteria manufacture B vitamins such as B3, B6 and folic acid. Healing effects on catarrh, digestive nodes, astral nodes, bilious complaints These are but some of the known known health benefits of Kefir. This is an IMPRESSIVE partial list of benefits from any one food and there are several websites and BLOGS out there spelling out the health benefits of Kefir and how to get started in using this wonder food. Here is another link to a BLOG I am following, and this BLOG will give you more detail on how to get started with Kefir and additional benefits of adding Kefir to your daily regimen. Thanks for reading my BLOG. I pray for all my reader Continue reading >>

Is Kefir Really Good For Diabetes?

Is Kefir Really Good For Diabetes?

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share on Pinterest The numberof men and women who are affected by diabetes is quite alarming. This is one ailment that really keeps the medical community worried. While treatments for diabetic people are there and new studies are being conducted, you may adopt additional steps to combat it effectively. Functional Nutrition is a new and emerging filed in nutrition where foods are used to treat disease at the cellular level.One type of food in these functional foods category is Kefir which may be beneficial in controlling diabetes. Kefir is a cultured milk product with yogurt like appearance but it tastes more sour and tart. It is also called Bulgaros. Usually, milk from vaccinated cows and goat is fermented with kefir grains. These grains contain healthy bacteria that cause fermentation and in the process infuse the resultant substance with probiotics (healthy bacteria), enzymes, and several nutrients. Consumable kefir is laden with nutrients like folic acid, vitamin K, and minerals like phosphorous, magnesium and calcium. It is also rich in digestible protein. Milk kefir is the most popular variant. However, water kefir grains are also gaining popularity. They are generally mixed with water and sugar solution to make a carbonated bubbly drink, a substitute for regular soda drinks. Kefir grains resemble small cauliflower florets. A number of clinical studies indicate that consuming kefir can be quite beneficial for those afflicted with diabetes type 2. As usage of kefir grains initiates the process of fermentation, both in water and milk, they generate lactic acid. This is deemed as helpful for people with diabetes. Consuming Kefir can help diabetics bring down the level of blood sugar levels owing to Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes - Cure Or Control

Type 2 Diabetes - Cure Or Control

I am going to be keeping closer track of my own BG levels and monitoring the effect that water kefir has on my readings. It is not an exact science and I realize my exercise program, my overall diet etc. play a significant role, however I have noticed a distinct BG lowering effect in my own readings since drinking water kefir three times every day and every other day making a whey protein shake using the left over kefir grains from each batch. I am going to keep the results and post them here for you after 3 to 4 weeks. In the interim, below these three important healing scriptures, is a link telling you about everything you might ask about water kefir. JOEL 3:10- "Let the weak say, 'I am strong.'" JEREMIAH 30:17- "For I will restore health unto thee and I will heal thee of thy wounds," saith the Lord. DEUTERONOMY 7:15- "And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness ." EXCERPTS: (Information posted here is a short excerpt from this site and I STRONGLY recommend you visit the link for more information) How is kefir consumed in other cultures?Water kefir is primarily used in the Latin culture to make a popular drink known as Tepache (which has grown in popularity recently) and also as the traditional water kefir recipe. Water kefir grains are usually known as Tibicos within the Latin community. It is also popular amongst those who are familiar with the Ginger Beer Plant, a very similar culture that has possible origins from Tibet. Water kefir is less well-known internationally than milk kefir currently, but is gaining popularity amongst the fermenting-savvy!Why is water kefir sometimes OK for diabetics to consume?The bacteria and yeast produce enzymes that break down the sucrose (the double sugar that sugar is composed of) into fructose and glucose. Fructose is dige Continue reading >>

Probiotics And Diabetes: What Amazing New Research Reveals

Probiotics And Diabetes: What Amazing New Research Reveals

Diabetes is a dietary and digestive disorder. Clearly, it’s about elevated blood sugar levels. But hey, it’s also more than that. The food we eat feeds the bacteria in our gut. Eat too many carbs/processed foods and you feed the wrong bacteria. Often, diabetics get the disease by doing exactly that. Too much sugar simply translates into the overgrowth of bad bacteria (like yeast). So, it comes as no surprise that probiotics (good gut bacteria) and diabetes are closely linked. Direct Impact Of Probiotics On Diabetes Probiotics play a huge role in digestion. Many of us are ignorant about the importance and benefits of probiotics. Probiotics, or good gut bacteria, should ideally comprise at least 80% of the total gut bacteria. If you are diabetic, adding probiotics, as either food or supplements, can change things dramatically. Of course, you also need to eat the right diet to feed the right bacteria after that. Some of the best probiotics for diabetics modify disturbances in their metabolisms positively. There is strong scientific evidence supporting the fact that consuming probiotics helps decrease the serum cholesterol level and improves insulin sensitivity. RELATED: Meditation And Type 2 Diabetes Probiotics and Diabetes: The Science Behind It How does probiotics help diabetics? Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in correct dosages and form, give you a ton of health benefits. Probiotic supplements have been proven to have positive effects on cardio-metabolic parameters in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. According to research conducted at Loughborough University, probiotics prevent insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is often caused by consuming foods that contain trans fats for a long time. The study found that a high trans-fat and process Continue reading >>

Kefir For Type Ii Diabetes

Kefir For Type Ii Diabetes

Milk kefir is an effective home remedy for type II diabetes. Milk kefir can be bought in health food stores, larger grocery stores, or it can be made without too much trouble at home. A connection has been made between the bacteria staphylococcus aureus and type II diabetes. If a person has diabetes because his body has too much of the bacteria staphylococcus aureus, or the toxins that result from it, then treating the staphylococcus aureus may solve the diabetes problem. The "good bacteria," Lactobacillus Casei, is one that fights the "bad bacteria" staphylococcus aureus. A good way to get this good bacteria is through milk kefir. How Do I Use Milk Kefir for Diabetes Type II? One cup of milk kefir should be consumed on an empty stomach daily for two months. If you are using store-bought milk kefir, you should make sure it contains, L. Casei. This bacteria is also found in some supplements and in some yogurts. Earth Clinic is grateful to P. Raghavan from India for bringing this remedy for type II diabetes to our attention. Have you tried milk kefir for type II diabetes? Please share your story with us! Posted by Harvey (Littlefield, Texas) on 06/09/2017 I have been drinking kefir for about 3 months now and still taking my insulin but have cut back about 4 units. I think it is still working so I will continue drinking it. Has anyone else found this in to be a factor in their regime? I tried the milk kefir to see if it would help my sister who is pre-diabetic. My glucose usually had been running at 99. I took the kefir every day for two months, as suggested by Raghavan, and my glucose dropped to 82. I now take it a couple of times a week, and my latest blood test this week shows a glucose level of 85. I use whole, organic grass fed milk and in 24 hours, it usually turns Continue reading >>

Kefir - Why You Should Make It And Eat It - Diabetes Cure Diet

Kefir - Why You Should Make It And Eat It - Diabetes Cure Diet

Posted by Catherine | October 28, 2015 | Changing your Lifestyle , Diabetic recipes | 0 | There are several types of kefir kefir grains, kefir cheese and kefir milk. Kefir becomes a fermented food which is also incidentally a probiotic by culturing fresh milk with kefir grains. Kefir grains are life colonies of over 30 bacteria and yeast living together in harmony in a stable symbiotic community. These grains are added to fresh milk to create kefir milk which in turn is used to make Kefir cheese.As a result of the fermentation process very little lactose remains in kefir. This makes it a great drink for those who are lactose intolerant. Kefir grains look like cauliflower! Thekefir grains themselves are actually a mixture of news lactic acid bacteria which comprise proteins lipids and sugar. The actual composition of kefir even when industrially produced is difficult to predict each batch is different due to a variety of reasons which include some of the kefir grains rise above the liquid or curds forming around the grain and the ambient temperature Kefiran gives it a rope-like texture and the grains can be white or yellow. It has taken the Western world considerable amount of time to accept that there are such things as good bacterias. Over the last 30 years there have been much more media coverage about probiotic drinks and yoghurts. So much so that these are often consumed on a daily basis. However kefir yoghurt is a superior product because it actually cultivates good bacteria in the digested gut. The western worlds view on bacterial cultures as beneficial medicinal remedies has taken considerable time due to the lack of correct education on good and bad bacteria. However over the last few decades there has been much positive publicity for probiotic yogurts and drin Continue reading >>

How Drinking Kefir Can Help Diabetics

How Drinking Kefir Can Help Diabetics

Kefir seems to have an answer to everything including diabetes. This is good news since according to a 2010 poll, there are already 285 million people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, which is the most common type of this disease. I am not diabetic, but I am a kefir fan and I want to know if kefir can indeed benefit even diabetics. I am just amazed at how many illnesses kefir can treat, and so I want to know if it can also help people suffering from diabetes. I do understand that there is no cure to diabetes. It is a chronic disease, which means once you have it, you have it for life. The goal of a diabetic and his doctor is to manage the disease in order to avoid diabetic complications and make life beautiful again. Such complications include a host of bad to dreadful news such as hypertension, stroke, heart disease and death. I want to see if kefir can help diabetics avoid these dreaded complications, and I have a simple 2-step plan to investigate this. One, I will try to understand what diabetes is and what diabetics need; and two, I will look into the different properties and capabilities of kefir that could address the needs of a diabetic. I am not a doctor. But although my investigation may not be as deep as a doctor’s would, it will be carefully researched, easy to understand and hopefully helpful for a person suffering from diabetes. That said, here we go. Diabetes is a condition where there is too much sugar in your body. Sugar tastes yummy, but if you have much more than your body needs, sugar will do a lot of harm to your organs and could lead to a heart attack. Normally, our bodies burn sugar so that there won’t be an oversupply of it. Our pancreas produces a hormone whose main task is to convert sugar (glucose) into energy for our cells. The hormone is c Continue reading >>

Kefir And Diabetes | Lovetoknow

Kefir And Diabetes | Lovetoknow

By Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D. Registered and Licensed Dietitian If you have diabetes, you probably know certain foods are better for blood sugar control than others. However, the benefits (or drawbacks) of consuming kefir may not be entirely clear. Believe it or not, kefir can be beneficial for people with diabetes. Why? One reason is kefir is rich in probiotics , good bacteria found in the gut associated with numerous health and wellness benefits. A 2015 study published in the Iranian Journal of Public Health found probiotics in kefir have anti-diabetic properties and can complement other forms of diabetes treatments. That's because HbA1C levels in people with type 2 diabetes (an indicator of diabetic blood sugar control) significantly decreased in the probiotics study group compared with a control group. A review published in 2016 in Diabetes Research and Clinical Care also found probiotics aid in type 2 diabetes blood sugar control by significantly lowering fasting blood glucose (the amount of sugar in your blood when you're in a fasting state). A review published in 2014 in Nutrition Journal points out probiotics appear to help increase insulin sensitivity through a host of factors, such as inflammation and oxidative stress reduction. Other components found dairy foods (in addition to probiotics) may be beneficial for people who have or are at risk of developing diabetes. A 2016 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found higher total dairy intakes, especially rich in yogurt (another rich source of probiotics), are associated with lower risks for type 2 diabetes. While all dairy foods seem to be beneficial for type 2 diabetes prevention, those rich in probiotics (yogurt and kefir) appear to be the most beneficial says another 2015 review . The Continue reading >>

How Drinking Kefir Can Help Diabetics

How Drinking Kefir Can Help Diabetics

(Research Ref:Diabetes is a clinical condition where your body fails to control the amount of blood sugar (glucose). Typically, the body autonomously regulates blood glucose levels with the help of the hormone insulin. Insulin transfers glucose from the blood into the cells for use in the production of energy. Diabetics have high blood glucose levels because of low insulin production (diabetes type 1), or their bodies cannot efficiently use the insulin produced (diabetes type 2). Spikes in blood sugars, if not addressed, can turn fatal. Normal blood glucose levels are between 1.4 mmol/L and 6.2 mmol/L but, people with diabetes have more than that. Two primary types of clinically diagnosed diabetes exist; Diabetes Type I and Diabetes Type II, however, a third type exists called gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women between 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. It is brought about by hormonal changes and poor insulin production; this type often goes away once the baby is born and normal insulin levels are restored. Kefir is a highly nutritious fermented drink produced from kefir grains that can be prepared with milk or without. Milk kefir, in addition to providing a probiotic blend of beneficial microbes and micronutrients (essential minerals and vitamins), also provides protein. Water kefir also provides the same nutrient composition save for the protein as it lacks milk. Kefir drinks are beneficial to the body physiology. Kefir drinks promote gut microbes and aids in the cellular absorption of blood sugar. When it comes to managing diabetes, Kefir drinks have a low to moderate glycemic index , and this implies that it helps control blood sugars. Furthermore, the lactic acid produced during fermentation lowers the pH of blood. This acidity favors glucose Continue reading >>

Foods That May Help Naturally Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Foods That May Help Naturally Lower Blood Sugar Levels

This post is to share research and evidence around foods which may help to give naturally lower blood sugar levels. Not only a post for mothers with gestational diabetes, but one for all the mothers that have had their babies and are now at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, or for anyone with type 2 diabetes. Please note that evidence for use in pregnancy or with gestational diabetes is lacking, therefore research links detailed are for studies in both animals and humans with other types of diabetes. However this information may still be beneficial for anyone looking for ways to naturally lower blood sugar levels including women with gestational diabetes and pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes. Apple Cider Vinegar A study in 2004 found that when 20g apple cider vinegar, 40g water, and 1 tsp saccharine were drunk before consuming an 87g carb test meal it raised insulin sensitivity, indicating that vinegar can significantly improve postprandial insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant subjects and helps to reduce spikes in levels. Vinegar Improves Insulin Sensitivity to a High-Carbohydrate Meal in Subjects With Insulin Resistance or Type 2 Diabetes A small study in type 2 diabetic patients found that drinking 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and eating 1 oz (a thumb size piece) of cheese lowered fasting levels by 4% (and up to 6% in some patients). Some ladies with gestational diabetes have had great success with apple cider vinegar and so it's worth trying if you have the stomach for it. Nuts It probably won't come as a surprise, but this meta-analysis of 12 studies find that tree nuts improve glyceamic control in individuals with type 2 diabetes, however there is a need for longer trials. Effect of Tree Nuts on Glycemic Control in Diabetes: A Systematic Re Continue reading >>

Is Kefir Okay On The Bsd

Is Kefir Okay On The Bsd

You are here: Home Forums Starting the BSD Is kefir okay on the BSD Viewing 21 posts - 1 through 21 (of 21 total) I have just been diagnosed with pre-diabetes I am 46 and I am desperate to get my levels down to normal asap and found the BSD and will be starting today. I have been drinking kefir daily for over a year and dont really want to give it up but I dont see it mentioned in the book and doing a search on the forums didnt give any useful results. I occasionally have kefir for breakfast and mix it with flax and chia. If you use the search function you will find it gets a regular mention on these forums. Suzcaps I make Kefir every day and as JulesMaigret says it is good with seeds. It is really similar to yoghurt which is included in the BSD. I particularly like it with ground flaxseeds and I also add Inulin as both give me extra fibre which I need because I still restrict carbs to under 50g. The flaxseeds are a particular favourite of mine and they thicken the Kefir so I can add other things. I often add fage yoghurt or mascarpone cheese as a topping and sprinkle on top of that some flaked almonds. Of course a few blueberries go well on top also. All very healthy and filling. The only thing I can see against kefir is the one cup has around 150 calories but it is rich in nutrients, depends how you want to use your calories if you are on 800. Not sure how much a cup of kefir is but that does seem a lot of calories and an awful lot of kefir. I have 100g a day at 53 calories which fits in very well with the 800 and I dont think I would want anymore. Husband has the same and that is the maximum he would have in a day. Carbs are a little higher than Fage Total Yoghurt but not a lot higher. I just googled it to find out what it was and that is what it said, like any comp Continue reading >>

Milk Kefir And Diabetes

Milk Kefir And Diabetes

While I’m confident you’ve heard of yogurt, you may not have heard of kefir – yogurt’s overlooked, underappreciated cousin. So today we're going to share everything you need to know about milk kefir and diabetes. In recent years, kefir has taken the world by storm as one of those ‘new' superfoods. Yet, while it might seem a new health ‘fad’ in the Western world, kefir is actually a very ancient fermented product originating in the Caucasus Mountains – a mountain range located in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Note: the info below refers to MILK kefir and it's benefits for type 2 diabetes. Water kefir is a very different product with different health benefits so we will cover it in another separate article. What is Milk Kefir? Kefir (pronounced ke-FEER) is a cultured milk product, similar to yogurt. It is made by adding ‘grains’ to animal milk, which ferment the product. Traditionally cow or goat’s milk was used, although special ‘grains' have been developed to make kefir even from coconut milk. These ‘grains’ are not like wheat or oats–they don’t have any carbs. Instead they are a matrix of bacteria, yeast, protein, lipids and sugars that look like cauliflower but feel squishy and gelatinous. The grains are put into fresh milk and left to sit at room temperature for 24 hours or so until a sour, tangy, thick (and slightly alcoholic) beverage is produced. During this time, the sugar (lactose) in the milk is fermented and converted to lactic acid. Milk Kefir Nutrition Facts The nutrition of milk kefir will vary depending on what type of milk is used – goats vs cows; skim vs 2% vs whole. In general, 6 oz kefir contains: 90-130 calories 3-6 grams fat 7-8 grams carbohydrates 6 grams sugar 6 grams protein Calories in differ Continue reading >>

Kefir And Diabetes -

Kefir And Diabetes -

I remember that day quite vividly. It was over ten years ago. It was February and bitter cold outside. I made myself a breakfast that I thought was healthy. Fiber One cereal and skim milk. Thirty minutes later a terrible feeling came over me, one that I recognized from having gestational diabetes with the pregnancy of my daughter. I had a blood sugar meter that I could test my blood sugar with, and when I saw the numbers my heart sank. I picked up the phone to call my brother-in-law, who was a medical physician. He very gently and kindly confirmed for me what I already knew. My blood sugar was too high and out of the normal range. These were diabetic numbers, but I already knew this. Devastated, I walked into the kitchen where my family was, and burst into tears. How could I have gone from running five miles a day and racing through life to having diabetes and high blood pressure? And then watching my family, one by one, deteriorate as well. It really broke me. I felt as though it was my fault and I could not find my way out of this situation. Having a four pound preemie who was delivered prematurely in an effort to save my life just heaped more guilt upon me as I watched her struggle to grow and thrive. It was these experiences that changed my life. Changed everything, actually, and caused me to cry out from a deep place in my soul for help. Standing on the other side of these experiences, though, has caused me to be so thankful for the pain they caused. A couple of months ago I was talking to my husband about these very incidences. Not only did I find the answers I was seeking, but I found more joy and understanding of our body and how it teaches us if we listen. Maybe It was because I can help others find answers with the things that have so effectively changed me. Continue reading >>

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