Connect with us


Proven Facts On Why Kefir Is A Healthier Choice Than Yogurt



Kefir is basically fermented milk. It can be animal based — using cow, goat, or sheep milk — or plant based — using rice, soy, almond, or coconut milk — but cow and goat milk yield the best results. Kefir is made from a culture called the kefir grain. This grain consists of lactic acid bacteria, yeast, and polysaccharides which ferment the milk to produce a creamy product called kefir.1 It has a milky, yeasty aroma and a creamy consistency similar to that of yogurt and a slightly sour taste, sort of a mixture between buttermilk and sour cream.2

advertisement - learn more

Kefir is a super probiotic as it contains about 30 different probiotic strains (bacteria and yeast).3 These probiotics act as good bacteria that support digestive health and also help to strengthen the intestines by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria. Kefir is also highly nutritious as it contains protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin K, vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.3 One thing to note is that kefir made from plant based milk such as coconut milk will have a different nutrient makeup compared to that of animal based kefir.

History of Kefir

Kefir has been around for centuries and it originated in the Northern Caucasus Mountains in Eurasia. It is said that Kefir was first used by the shepherds in the Caucasus Mountains. They would add kefir grains to goat or cow milk and let it ferment for several days in a goatskin leather bag. It is most popular in places such as Russia, Southwest Asia, and Eastern and Northern Europe.4

Benefits of Kefir

Supports Various Bodily Functions

Kefir helps to improve the function of several organs in our bodies: the gallbladder, the liver, and the heart. It can also improve the metabolism and circulation of blood and oxygen in different cells in the body, including the brain.5

Anticancer Properties

advertisement - learn more

Research has shown that kefir is able to slow the growth of cancer cells in rats. This is because kefir contains a variety of probiotics, which detoxify the colon as well as stimulate the immune system.6 However, this study has only been conducted on animal cells. Research has not been carried out in humans to see if the same results are yielded.

Antibacterial Properties

Certain probiotics in kefir help to protect against bacterial infections in the gut. Research has shown that kefir is able to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that cause illnesses such as Salmonella and E.coli poisoning.7

Lower Cholesterol

Dairy products are known to lower cholesterol because of the good fat they contain. When ingested, kefir provides the gut with an abundance of good bacteria (probiotics), and research has shown that these probiotics are able to break down indigestible carbohydrates.8 This results in the formation of short chain fatty acids, which is known as good cholesterol. The good cholesterol helps to decrease the presence of bad cholesterol in the blood.8

Kefir vs Yogurt

Kefir and yogurt both result from the fermentation of milk and so have similar textures and taste. They provide some health benefits such as supplying the gut with probiotics, but kefir contains several strains of good bacteria such as Lactobacillus Caucasus, Streptococcus species, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, Torula kefir, and Saccharomyces kefir that are not found in yogurt.9

Yogurt works by cleaning the digestive track and providing food for the good bacteria that live there. It contains transient probiotics, meaning that the bacteria will only last a few days in the gut and hence one would have to eat yogurt daily to experience its digestive benefits.10 The good bacteria in kefir, on the other hand, colonize the intestines with potent friendly bacteria that can get rid of the toxic organisms.

Another advantage kefir has over the yogurt is the ease of digestion. This is because the curd size of kefir is smaller than that of yogurt and hence is a better option for babies, elderly people, and people who suffer from chronic digestive disorders.10  Many people who are lactose intolerant report being able to eat kefir safely as well.

How Kefir Is Made?

Kefir is so simple to make that it can be done right at home. Kefir is made from kefir grains, which can be found at health food stores. Just add one teaspoon of the grains to the milk of your choice, whether it is cow milk or coconut milk, and let it sit out at room temperature for 24hrs. During this time, fermentation of the milk takes place by the healthy bacteria and yeast present in the kefir grains.11 The finished product will result in a thick milk product that has a tangy taste. It is then strained to get rid of the excess grains, which can be reused approximately every 24 hours to make more batches. It is then ready to drink.

How Can Kefir Be Used?

Once kefir milk is made, it can be used in a variety of ways. You can incorporate in into your breakfast by using it in cereals and smoothies, or it can be used as a yogurt substitute. It can also be used as a buttermilk substitute, making it a great option for pancakes or other baked goods. For savory options, it can be included in pasta sauces, salad dressings, and herbed cream cheese. Last but not least, it makes for a great dessert, as it can be used in recipes such as ice cream and fruit flavored cream cheese or delicious baked goods like cakes, cookies, fruit tarts, and many others .11

Does Kefir Have Side Effects?

Kefir is more or less safe for all adults but may cause intestinal cramping and constipation in some persons when they first use it. Caution should be taken with children, however. Children as young as 1-5 years old may take kefir but can only consume it for a period of up to 10 days at a time.12 With regards to pregnant or breastfeeding women, not enough information is available to know whether of not it is safe for them, so it is best for these women to avoid kefir. Persons with compromised immune systems should not consume kefir either, as it contains active and live bacteria which can feed bacterial and fungal infections.12


You don’t have to give up your love of yogurt, but try adding kefir to your diet, as it contains a range of benefits. It is the ultimate probiotic compared to other fermented dairy products that will support and maintain digestive health. Not only will it be tummy friendly, but it can also help to lower cholesterol, along with improving overall health.


  1. Nummer, B.A. (2004). Fermented Foods: Kefir. National Center for Home Food Preservation. The University of Georgia.
  1. Joe Leech, D. (2015). 9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Kefir. [online] Authority Nutrition. Available at:
  1. The Science of Language Self-Study | LinguaLift Blog. (2012). Kefir: The history of the magical grains. [online] Available at:
  1. Skovmose, E. (2009). What is Kefir? Published by Midvalleyvu Organic Foods
  1. Protective Role of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Colon Cancer. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. American Society of Clinical Nutrition. 2001.
  1. Carasi, P., Díaz, M., Racedo, S., De Antoni, G., Urdaci, M. and Serradell, M. (2014). Safety Characterization and Antimicrobial Properties of Kefir-Isolated Lactobacillus kefiri. BioMed Research International, 2014, pp.1-7.
  1. Health Benefits. The Body Ecology Diet and Kefir. Published by Body Ecology. Unknown.
  1. Kefir vs Yogurt. The Body Ecology Diet and Kefir. Published by Body Ecology. Unknown.
  1. Skovmose, E. (2009). What is Kefir? Published by Midvalleyvu Organic Foods.
  1. Christensen, E. (2014). How To Make Milk Kefir — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. [online] The Kitchn. Available at:
  1. (2016). KEFIR: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings – WebMD. [online] Available at:

Free David Wilcock Screening: Disclosure & The Fall of the Cabal

We interviewed David about what is happening within the cabal and disclosure. He shared some incredible insight that is insanely relevant to today.

So far, the response to this interview has been off the charts as people are calling it the most concise update of what's happening in our world today.

Watch the interview here.
advertisement - learn more


Family Constellation Therapy & It’s Role In Healing Autism



In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Trans-generational traumas add to our toxic burden and predispose us to illness. Misfortune or unresolved conflict in our ancestry can create disturbances which filter down into the psyche, nervous system and metabolic functioning.

  • Reflect On:

    What conflict exists in your ancestry? Could it be impacting your family's health?

Family Constellation Therapy, sometimes known as Systemic Constellations, was created by Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist. This amazing method is used to uncover the source of chronic conditions, illnesses and emotional difficulties that may have roots in the inter-generational family systems, rather than the individual, and may be connected to a key stress event.

Could resolving past family trauma help unlock the symptoms known as autism? Sadly, some form of autism is now observed in 1 in 55 children and is growing at a rate of more than 1,100 percent. Western medicine focuses on medication to suppress symptoms and alternative approaches focus on treating the underlying biomedical, physical, psychological and environmental causes of autism.

However, illness not only originates in our physical body, but can also originate in our energetic and spiritual body as well. So, it becomes imperative that we treat the entire person for a fuller recovery.

“Autism spectrum disorders can only be fully healed by restoring the self-regulation of the system and making it fully functional.” – Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt

This moving and powerful work in the family’s energetic field is also referred to as “the knowing field.” And, is used to examine the emotional factors connected to conditions such as illness, allergies, alcoholism, ADHD and autism. Some parents of children on the autism spectrum have experienced profound transformations as a result of this work for themselves, as well as for their families.

These children are often the recipients of unhealed trans-generational family issues because of their extraordinary energetic sensitivities.  This perpetuates their illness.

advertisement - learn more

Family constellation therapy work, focuses deeper on the ancestral family blueprint – the family soul. Our souls carry information from one lifetime to the next and from one generation to the next.

Children often hold the energetic field of their ancestors. This appears especially true with children with autism, because they are super-sensitive and spiritual souls. Who, often become unconsciously entangled with others in their family in the name of belonging or wanting to help restore balance in their family system. The purpose of a Family Constellation therapy session is to reveal that hidden dynamic and point the way toward resolution. And, there are often magical improvements in these children when we resolve issues in the family history.

The Forgotten One

One of the participants in a group “Michelle,” has a brother with severe autism who couldn’t speak and was very self-destructive. She was afraid that he could never live a more “normal” life because he refused all biomedical treatment and other therapies offered to him. In the initial set-up, the facilitator had Michelle, her brother, and both parents of her family represented  in “the field.”

The participant representing her brother was hiding under a nearby chair and was rocking back and forth. Both parents were standing in the field, seemingly disinterested in what was going on. The sister (Michelle) kept looking down at the floor. Later in the set-up, it was revealed that the sister was looking down at a baby—a baby who had died of birth defects three generations ago. This baby hadn’t been properly acknowledged or mourned.

In essence, the brother with autism had taken the place of the “forgotten” baby. Representatives for the great-grandparents (the forgotten baby’s parents) were brought into “the field.” Then, the baby was embraced by the parents and a short dialogue was exchanged. The baby reported that he felt more at ease, relaxed and became more comfortable. A healing took place that was so profound.  A year later, “Michelle” reported that her brother was starting to take a more active role in his recovery and was beginning to accept treatment.

War and Mental Illness

“Andrew,” a man in his twenties who was diagnosed with Asperger’s, participated in my group. He claimed that mental illness and psychosis ran in his family. He cried as he explained that he was taking multiple medications for bi-polar disorder. He claimed it was difficult for him to hold down a job.  He often felt very alone. He stated that he did not have a good relationship with his parents. He said that his mom was “crazy.” The parents divorced when he was very small and he blames himself and his issues for why they split.

In the initial set-up of “his field,” Andrew was represented along with mental illness and his parents.   As it unfolded, it became more obvious that something profound had happened in the past. Mental illness began taking on characteristics of a war and hidden dynamics were revealing themselves.

Later in the set-up, Andrew’s representative started choking, like he was trying to catch his breath. He was mumbling, “I deserve death because I have killed others.”

It was uncovered that his great-great grandfather was in World War I and was killed during a mustard gas attack. Andrew was doing service to the family out of deep love. He took on the feelings of the victim and the perpetrator, which caused him deep inner conflict. Hence, he was carrying the burden of mental illness and autism. In doing this soul work, Andrew was able to find resolution for himself as well as all the members of his family.

In conclusion, trans-generational traumas add to our toxic burden and predispose us to illness. Misfortune or unresolved conflict in our ancestry can create disturbances in the family field, which filter down into the psyche, nervous system and metabolic functioning. Children with health issues are particularly sensitive to such disturbances.

Therapy and biomedical interventions may even succeed better after a healing Family Constellation session with an experienced facilitator. Fortunately, it is never too late to heal wounds from the past. Constellation work is unique in that any living family member can do this intervention for the benefit of all.

Learn more about my family’s healing journey (including everything that has worked for me and many of my clients) in my book Healing Without Hurting. And to receive more info on how you and your family can overcome ADHD, apraxia, anxiety and more without medication SIGN UP HERE.

Free David Wilcock Screening: Disclosure & The Fall of the Cabal

We interviewed David about what is happening within the cabal and disclosure. He shared some incredible insight that is insanely relevant to today.

So far, the response to this interview has been off the charts as people are calling it the most concise update of what's happening in our world today.

Watch the interview here.
Continue Reading


What If Everything We Know About Depression Was Wrong? [Video]



In Brief

  • The Facts:

    There is a lot more to depression than currently meets the eye. If it is a chemical imbalance in the brain, then there is still something that is causing it. It's time to dig deeper and shed some light on this issue that affects millions worldwide.

  • Reflect On:

    Why are we more depressed now more than ever? Our current society isn't set up for us all to have a fair chance of living the best possible life imaginable.

It is no secret, the amount of people who are suffering from mild to severe depression is astronomical, at an all-time high. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that over 300 Million people around the world have some form of depression. Not to mention many sufferers go undiagnosed. What is going on here? Science tells us that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, but why are we seeing the rise illness at such alarming rates? Perhaps, it’s time to rethink what we think we know about depression.

Is it possible that it is not our brains that are causing us to be depressed, but rather our society? We do not have our basic needs met, we have to work hard to afford to live, often doing jobs in which we have no passion for. We have debt that keeps us completely enslaved to this whole never-ending cycle, and through all this, we are expected to be feel good?

Whether we are working a job with a 6-figure salary or a minimum wage job, many of us are still depressed. Money won’t make us happy, although this is what we are often led to believe. Even those pulling in large salaries find it difficult to find the time to spend with their families, or do something that they are passionate about or brings them joy.

Why are we the only species on the planet that has to pay for our food, water, and shelter? This is such a simple question that is rarely asked.

Now this isn’t to say we blame our society for how we feel, because ultimately WE have control over how we feel. It’s simply that our environment makes it no easier. True peace, is found within, yet our society is pushed to be so distracted that we find little time to go within and find that peace. Instead we’re in constant survival mode.

Opening Up The Dialogue

The video below is a brilliant explanation by author, Johann Hari. He describes an alternate view of what is really causing us to be so depressed in the first place. He has suffered from depression as well and was convinced that this issue was all in his head — the chemical imbalance we hear so much about. He felt it was a sign of weakness and was ashamed of his condition.

advertisement - learn more

After being prescribed anti-depressant medication and being on the highest dose possible, Hari was still suffering. This is what led him to realize that there had to be more to this issue than a chemical imbalance. After all, what kept causing these feelings to reemerge?

Check out the video below to hear the insight he’s gained after years of studying the true causes of depression.

Where Do We Go From Here?

By talking about this issue, in-depth, and opening up this dialogue, perhaps we can gain new insight in regards to what we can actually do to begin to try and solve this problem. We don’t have to live a life of despair and hopelessness, there are solutions to this issue and at the very least it’s worth a shot, especially when it seems as though all else has failed.

If there is a chemical imbalance within the brain, something has caused that, and as said in the video, there are a number of different things that may be contributing to that. Lack of nature, connection, purpose, holding on to grief, shame, and trauma. As mentioned, we also spend little time turning within and truly reflecting on self. This is probably the greatest relief found in moving beyond depression.

Can we find out what is truly ailing us in order to let it go so we can move on with our lives and thrive as we were meant to?

Much Love

Free David Wilcock Screening: Disclosure & The Fall of the Cabal

We interviewed David about what is happening within the cabal and disclosure. He shared some incredible insight that is insanely relevant to today.

So far, the response to this interview has been off the charts as people are calling it the most concise update of what's happening in our world today.

Watch the interview here.
Continue Reading


U.S. Hesitates To Approve Resolution To Promote Breastfeeding In Order To Protect Corporate Interests



In Brief

  • The Facts:

    At a World Health Organization meeting, The U. S. Delegation was the sole objector to a resolution to encourage breast-feeding, in favor of corporate interests.

  • Reflect On:

    When will we, as a collective, be able to take our power back from corporations so that they can no longer have a negative influence on the health and well-being of humanity?

Let me know if you’ve seen this playing out in the geopolitical arena before:

  1. A proposal is made to a large governing body that is in the interests of humanity
  2. A state power objects because the proposal is not in the particular interests of corporate sponsors of that state power
  3. A battle ensues, where the virtually self-evident truths of what is of interest to humanity are countered by arguments of cunning deceptive pretense
  4. Whoever is most powerful wins the battle regardless of the cogency or sincerity of their respective arguments

Familiar? Sure it is. It plays out weekly in the headlines, across a swath of issues of human concern: our health, safety, freedom, and prosperity. Let’s take a look at the latest example concerning a breastfeeding resolution made recently to the World Health Organization.

1. The Proposal

According to this New York Times article, a resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly. Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.

Elisabeth Sterken, director of the Infant Feeding Action Coalition in Canada, said four decades of research have established the importance of breast milk, which provides essential nutrients as well as hormones and antibodies that protect newborns against infectious disease.

2016 study in The Lancet found that universal breast-feeding would prevent 800,000 child deaths a year across the globe and yield $300 billion in savings from reduced health care costs and improved economic outcomes for those reared on breast milk.

It is a matter of debate whether the World Health Organization is fundamentally working on behalf of humanity, but in the case of this resolution, it appears that its passing would clearly have both health and economic benefits for the people of the planet.

advertisement - learn more

2. The Objection

Before the resolution was brought to the floor the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations. American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.

The State Department declined to respond to questions, saying it could not discuss private diplomatic conversations. However the Department of Health and Human Services, the lead agency in the effort to modify the resolution, explained in an email that,

“The resolution as originally drafted placed unnecessary hurdles for mothers seeking to provide nutrition to their children. We recognize not all women are able to breast-feed for a variety of reasons. These women should have the choice and access to alternatives for the health of their babies, and not be stigmatized for the ways in which they are able to do so.”

Ah, the care and concern over human welfare by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services is heart-warming, especially as an organization so fastidiously sucking the golden teet of large corporations.

3. The Battle

Ecuador, which had planned to introduce the measure, was first confronted by the American delegation. If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. In addition to the trade threats, Todd C. Chapman, the United States ambassador to Ecuador, suggested in meetings with officials in Quito, the Ecuadorean capital, that the Trump administration might also retaliate by withdrawing the military assistance it has been providing in northern Ecuador, a region wracked by violence spilling across the border from Colombia, according to an Ecuadorean government official who took part in the meeting.

The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced. The showdown over the issue was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from the United States. Health advocates scrambled to find another sponsor for the resolution, but at least a dozen countries, most of them poor nations in Africa and Latin America, backed off, citing fears of retaliation, according to officials from Uruguay, Mexico, and the United States.

During the deliberations, some American delegates even suggested the United States might cut its contribution to the W.H.O., several negotiators said. Washington is the single largest contributor to the health organization, providing $845 million, or roughly 15 percent of its budget, last year.

“We were astonished, appalled and also saddened,” said Patti Rundall, the policy director of the British advocacy group Baby Milk Action, who has attended meetings of the assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, since the late 1980s. “What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young child health,” she said.

4. The Outcome

In the end, the Americans’ efforts were mostly unsuccessful. It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them. A Russian delegate said the decision to introduce the breast-feeding resolution was a matter of principle.

“We’re not trying to be a hero here, but we feel that it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries, especially on an issue that is really important for the rest of the world,” said the delegate, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

He said the United States did not directly pressure Moscow to back away from the measure. Nevertheless, the American delegation sought to wear down the other participants through procedural maneuvers in a series of meetings that stretched on for two days, an unexpectedly long period.

The final resolution preserved most of the original wording, though American negotiators did get language removed that called on the W.H.O. to provide technical support to member states seeking to halt “inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children.” The United States also insisted that the words “evidence-based” accompany references to long-established initiatives that promote breast-feeding, which critics described as a ploy that could be used to undermine programs that provide parents with feeding advice and support.

Theatre Of The Absurd

It is worth reading the New York Times article itself to see that, while it does clearly lay out the egregious abuse of power that corporations can bring to the political area, the main purpose of the article was to blame Donald Trump for the entire arsenal of strong-arm tactics, even framing the corporations fundamentally as bystanders.

If you are able to disentangle the anti-Trump rhetoric, what you will find underneath is a kind of ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ playing out in front of our eyes, again and again, where there is a clash between good (in the interests of humanity) and evil (in the interests of the few). I can’t help but think that at some transcendent level, this drama continues to play over and over again in the media to somehow wake us up to this reality we have been condoning; that we as a collective have been willing to give our power over to corporations to act against the best interests of humanity simply for their own profit.

If so, it’s time for us, as individuals and as a collective, to take our power back and create a world where large corporate entities are dissolved or stripped of the power to continue to negatively impact the health and well-being of humanity.

Free David Wilcock Screening: Disclosure & The Fall of the Cabal

We interviewed David about what is happening within the cabal and disclosure. He shared some incredible insight that is insanely relevant to today.

So far, the response to this interview has been off the charts as people are calling it the most concise update of what's happening in our world today.

Watch the interview here.
Continue Reading
advertisement - learn more
advertisement - learn more



Watch: Exclusive Uncut Interview With David Wilcock'Disclosure & The Fall Of The Cabal'

Enter your name and email below to watch the interview.

You have Successfully Subscribed!