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Why Kefir is an Essential Food for Anyone Trying to Shed Pounds

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Tired of struggling with your weight? You’re not alone. Find out how kefir can be your best ally in any healthy weight loss plan.

Here’s a well-publicized and sobering fact: Over 60% of Americans are overweight, and childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions.

As a result, obesity related diseases like diabetes and heart disease are on the rise.

Why is this happening?

Most people would agree that weight gain and chronic disease are often a product of lifestyle.

Here are the major poor-lifestyle contributors to weight gain:

While the World Health Organization says that obesity is on the rise worldwide due to processed foods, there is more to this picture.1 It’s your inner ecosystem.

Your inner ecosystem is the healthy microflora (good bacteria and yeast) that live in your intestines and keep you healthy and strong. They keep you in balance, including your weight. And yet, all of the above mentioned items: processed foods, sugar, stress and environmental toxins kill your healthy microflora.

This creates an imbalanced inner ecosystem that can lead to weight gain and other states of illness or disease.

The Key to a Healthy Inner Ecosystem

So how do you create a healthy inner ecosystem? Reducing stress and following a Body Ecology lifestyle is critical to making this happen.

You can read more in: 8 Common Misperceptions about Obesity and Why Body Ecology is the Ideal Obesity Solution

If you really want an easy way to boost the health of your inner ecosystem, fermented foods and drinks are tops on the list of healthy foods.

Fermented foods and drinks are full of healthy microflora (also called probiotics). In fact, the RIGHT probiotics can actually help re-colonize your inner ecosystem with the good bacteria and yeast you need to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.

The right probiotics are those that are: (1) native to your intestines and (2) work in harmony with one another.

A great way to get the right probiotics for your inner ecosystem health is by drinking kefir.

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Two Ancient Secrets For Weight Loss Revealed:

While kefir has been around for thousands of years, it's actually one of the best kept weight loss secrets -- but most people don't realize that there are two types of kefir and when you drink each depends on the state of your digestive health. The two types of kefir are:

  1. Milk Kefir – calming, soothing milk kefir has been shown in recent studies to help with weight loss and maintenance.2

    Keep in mind that we recommend you don’t add milk kefir to your diet until you’ve completed the initial, healing stages of the Body Ecology program (called “stage 1”), so that you can build up beneficial dairy-loving bacteria first.

  2. Young Coconut Kefir – You can start drinking Young Coconut Kefir right away to get the benefits of healthy probiotics. In addition, this will help re-populate your intestines with dairy-loving bacteria. Then add the milk kefir a little bit each day to “train” your microflora to the new dairy food and your chances of digesting it will be much better.

With milk kefir and Young Coconut Kefir, you get the beneficial bacteria and yeast that researchers are finding so crucial to immunity, weight loss and maintenance. And just for a fringe benefit, both milk kefir and Young Coconut Kefir have beauty and anti-aging benefits too!

A Craving for Balance

Your body craves balance, above all else.

When it is NOT getting the proper nutrition, your entire system falls out of balance, and pathogenic bacteria and yeast, like candida begin to dominate your gut.

These pathogenic microflora thrive on processed foods and sugar, and can create powerful cravings for more food. Your stomach may be full, but your body is hungry, because it isn’t getting and absorbing the nutrients it desperately needs.

A vicious cycle of cravings, eating, more pathogen overgrowth, and weight gain ensues.

Making Your Own Milk Kefir and Young Coconut Kefir

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You’d be surprised at how easy it is to make your own delicious milk kefir. Try Body Ecology Kefir Starter today to start experiencing the amazing benefits of this ancient superfood.

The bad news: commercial probiotic products, including milk kefir and yogurt are inferior products when it comes to getting the right probitoics to build your inner ecosystem.

To find out what you need to know before buying commercial kefir and yogurt, read: Why Dannon Activa™ and Other Mass-Market Probiotic Products are Not as Healthy as You Think.

The good news: we created a Kefir Starter with the best probiotics to build a healthy inner ecosystem…that is perfect for your budget because you can make it at home!

Body Ecology Kefir Starter is packed with probiotics native to the human digestive tract and that work in harmony with one another. Using kefir starter with our easy directions for making milk kefir and making Young Coconut Kefir is fun, easy, economical (you can make 7 batches with each packet!) and far superior to any ready-made kefir you’ll find in stores.

Since we know that not everyone has time to find and crack young green coconuts to make Young Coconut Kefir, we created Coco-Biotic for those who crave health AND convenience.

Whether you do it yourself or go for convenience, you owe it to yourself to stop dieting and start building your inner ecosystem....with good, healing foods and the beneficial bacteria and yeast that will help keep you in balance.


  1. BBC News. Eat less processed food, say experts. March 3, 2003.
  2. FOCUS ON DAIRY RESEARCH. November 2004.
  3. Propionic acid beverage could boost satiety, by Jess Halliday

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  • hightider

    I started making kefir one month ago and now no longer have to take probiotic capsules or dramamine for an upset bloated stomach after eating. As a skeptic, I am surprised at how effective it is; gave starter to a friend and she feels the difference too. I buy frozen wild cherries, blackberries, and blueberries and add to my kefir with some mashed very ripe banana. That makes a satisfying meal or snack by itself.

  • mepatri3

    For the most part this is a good article. However, there's no need to "train" your microflora as this piece indicates. Homemade kefir that's been cultured for at least 24 hours at between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit in most cases will be very potent and will immediately start to populate your gut with beneficial bacteria and yeast strains. It will have eliminated nearly all of the lactose fatty chains that cause digestion problems. The idea is to get going as quickly as possible and build up your gut flora community. Don't use a starter. Purchase your own grains to receive the most potent and beneficial milk kefir possible.

  • Jo Rowe

    I have only recently discovered Kefir after a UK programme which highlighted the benefits in terms of good bacteria. I sent off for Kefir starter grains and have been making this for the last week. Can't believe how easy it yoghurt but with a slightly sour taste. Great to be consuming something that has some health benefits and has no additives. A good snack too ...mixed it with some stewed plums...delicious and an easy probiotic addition to a healthy diet/lifestyle..can see it as a regular daily intake. There are some very good websites to look at. Donna Schwenk's Cultured Food Life is very informative. Look and enjoy. Good luck

  • JayJay

    Tammie due- Try adding a tablespoon of chia seeds to your kefir. Let them sit while you shower or get dressed for about 30minutes. They will congeal and solidify the milk kefir. You can add vanilla, cinnamon and ginger along with a packet of stevia in the raw. It is good, healthy and filling. I can eat only 8-10ozs of this in the morning and go many hours before I need to eat anything again.

  • http://google Helen Ferguson

    I live in north Cyprus and saw Dr Oz on TV he talked about Kefir being the best probiotic to take. I recently had a colonoscopy and polyps removed, my Dr said I have many diverticula and suggested I take probiotics several days per month. After Dr Oz programme I went to my local supermarket and found Kefir straight away. I took the first of it this morning - so now I wait to see the benefits.

  • Greg

    Me and my wife have been making water kefir and milk kefir for a couple of months now and like it a lot. We also have a new batch of Kombucha brewing.

  • http://why kefir is an essential food for any one to shed pounds Tammie due

    I drink kefir every morning and with 1 1/2 hours i am starving

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