Many years ago I used to be overly enthusiastic about the use of antibiotics. The slightest hint of something and I was convincing my doctor to give me a new prescription. I thought I could never miss a day of work or go down for any reason and antibiotics was my go-to treatment. As a result, I effectively killed a lot of the good bacteria that would have strengthened my immune system and helped to keep me healthy.
After researching this extensively, I worked hard to locate and buy some of the highest quality probiotics, which I took with some success. However I have discovered an even better means of creating a healthy gut and stronger immune system.
Probiotics in capsule or any kind of oral form usually provide anywhere from one to maybe as high as ten different strains of good bacteria. Some of the best brands offer as much as 50 billion active cultures. But if you make your own kefir, you can get active cultures in the trillions with over 30 different strains. It’s incredible. And it is super easy to make.
And of all of the various supplements and things I have tried to bolster my immune system, this one thing has had the most beneficial effect and has done more for my health than anything else I have done.
You’ll need raw milk (goat’s or cow’s milk) and kefir grains to start. If you don’t have access to raw milk, you can use regular milk, but try to get milk that is minimally pasteurized if you can. The grains are re-used, so you only need to get these once. I take this every day and it has made a HUGE difference. I highly, highly recommend it to anyone.
Here are a couple of videos that I watched to learn how to do it. It is really easy.