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HOW TO MAKE KEFIR (Healing Food For Crohn’s and Other Digestive Diseases)

December 13, 2019

hi I’m Erica welcome to hack your health
in this video I’m gonna show you how to make kefir kefir is a fermented milk
product it’s similar to yogurt but it actually has more different kinds of
strains of bacteria so it’s really good if you’re healing your digestion because
it’s very helpful with repopulating the microflora in your gut. I used kefir
when I was healing from Crohn’s disease and I would drink it
or eat it with other things every day and I found that that was really helpful
with restoring my digestion. The difference between kefir and yogurt is
that in kefir in there’s bacteria and yeast; they work together to break down
the lactose in the milk and in yogurt it’s just bacteria so it’s a different
product and it has a different consistency. It’s more liquid than yogurt
is and in order to make it thicker you could add cream as well as milk. I was
using this on a specific carbohydrate diet, which is the diet that I used when
I was healing from Crohn’s and it’s not specifically legal on that diet, but the
reason why yogurt is legal is because it breaks down the lactose so I think that
it’s a good replacement for that that’s easier to make. So that’s up to you if
you’re during that diet. To make the kefir, you need a sieve that has small
enough holes that the grains aren’t gonna go through it and it should be
made out of plastic. So you need a bowl that’s wide enough to catch the stuff
from your sieve. You need a wooden spoon, milk, and your batch of kefir. If you
don’t have any kefir grains already you can go on Craigslist and buy them from
somebody because they’re hard to find from a store because it’s not regulated
because they’re a living thing. Once I’ve taken the kefir grains out of this I’ll
show you what they look like. So first you put the sieve in the bowl and then
you empty the kefir out into it. So the kefir is quite thick so it won’t
go through the holes by itself so that’s why you need to stir it. so this is the
kefir grain and you can see that there’s also- see this is a smaller kefir grain.
so they can be all different sizes and every batch that you make will grow a
few more these kefir grains because they’re eating the lactose so as they
eat they get bigger, so eventually you’re gonna end up with a lot of them and you
can give them away to someone else. so when you’re looking for a key for grain
this is approximately what its gonna look like. This is a pretty big kefir
grain so it might be like that there’s a few bunches that are smaller than this
one but this is approximately what they look like. so I always rinse off the rest
of the milk out of here so I’m gonna do that now. so once it’s rinsed off this is
what the kefir grain looks like and you can see that there’s a couple of smaller
ones that are starting to grow. so if you need to store it for any reason you can
put some milk in it over it and store it in the fridge for two or three weeks at
a time, or you could freeze it and then when they come out of the fridge of the
freezer they’re gonna ferment more slowly until they kind of get woken back
up again so you can store them that way, but they won’t ferment the milk as fast
as if you had never put them in the fridge until after maybe another one or
two batches to get going. so to start your first batch of kefir you just
put the grains into your container- you’re gonna want to use a glass container
because it’s not gonna leach anything like plastic or metal into the
kefir as it ferments. Metal can also kill the kefir grains so make sure that
whatever you’re using with your kefir is never anything metal.
so then you just pour the milk over the kefir. Make sure you don’t fill it
all the way to the top because as it ferments it can expand slightly so if
you were to fill it all the way you could end up with kefir leaking out
of the container. Then you can either put the lid on loosely so that any kind of
gas that’s produced can leave or what I like to do is just put a cloth over the
kefir and put an elastic on it. so once you made your kefir you put it in the
cupboard for about one or two days. The rate that it will ferment at is
different depending on the temperature of your house so if it’s warmer it will
go faster and if it’s colder it will go slower, and just make sure to check on it
every day and stir it because sometimes the top will start to create like a film
on the top and then when you stir it it’ll mix that back in. And then right
before it starts to separate you’ll know that it’s ready. so it should just look
thicker and the grains will be on the top and then you’ll know that it’s ready.
Thank you so much for watching and I hope you found this video helpful and if
you’d like to see more of my videos about healing from Crohn’s disease I
have a playlist about that on my channel and if you like this video please let me
know by saying like and if you’d like to see more of them please subscribe. Thank
you! Bye

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    Legal? Are there Diet Cops that Enforce these Laws?

  • Reply Rudy’s Woodwork March 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Did u ever try weathgrass juice it’s amazing to human health .. prefer fresh weathgrass..

  • Reply Marcus Mccunn March 8, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Hi thanks for your advice again. Haven't had a chance to email like I asked! If you remember. You look so healthy. Im in hospital just now waiting on surgery for fistula and small intestine piece to be removed , that's why I haven't emailed yet. Hope I will get chance to soon. 😊

  • Reply LJ March 8, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    You're so beautiful. I just had to say that.

  • Reply Oscar Martinez March 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    When did you introduce the kefir after a year or two on the diet?

  • Reply Lemur Lemiwinks March 9, 2019 at 12:40 am

    I made kefir a few years ago but I never felt like it helped my digestion. So I gave up because I couldn't figure out when the lactose was all gone. I either got gross curds and whey, or I didn't let it ferment long enough and the lactose wreaked havoc on my bowels.

  • Reply Simran Singh March 9, 2019 at 4:37 am

    You look so beautiful 😍

  • Reply Separate Alberta March 20, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for the video, Kefir and Kombucha are my new favorite drinks, they make me happier. lol

  • Reply Doug Cook March 24, 2019 at 5:22 am

    In London Ontario you can get Kefir and vegan Kefir at the superstore.

  • Reply Evening with Dante March 25, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Are you using raw milk? Or pasteurized?

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    Can I have bone broth available on online?? If yes which one to buy ?

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