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#41 allrighty

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:55 AM

I noticed my grains didnt expand much..... who knows why?
Did anyone who made a batch, add salt? And what sugar did you use?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:31 AM

refined white sugar, no salt, raisins. that's about it really.
mine didn't expand much either. maybe you have to make a couple more batches first?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:26 AM

I noticed my grains didnt expand much..... who knows why?
Did anyone who made a batch, add salt? And what sugar did you use?


Hi Guys,

This was posted previously in this thread:

Here is the 24 hour recipe I use and it's very basic for a single person and I recommend 1/2 gallon mason jar:

1. limit to one cup of grains. The grains will multiply so either eat the extra or throw it out. In the beginning definitely EAT the extra grains... that will speed up the process of healing you. After the first week or two you wouldn't need to eat the extra grains if you didn't want to. The grains are just flavorless polysaccharide made by the friendly bacteria, kind of like rice.
2. For one cup of grains add about 20 oz of water (so you'll end up drinking about 16 oz when finished) about 3-5 tablespoons organic sugar (depending on the strength your particular culture)
3. Important: then also add 1 tablespoon of high mineral sugar. I use blackstrap molasses and it makes it grow like crazy! not to mention... it also adds good minerals to your kefir that you will aso be drinking it.

So your adding 4-6 tablespoons of sugar (3-5 organic cane sugar, and 1 mollasses)

4. Let it brew for about 24 hours with a coffee filter and rubber band on the top so it can breath. You can taste test to see where you are. If you let it go to 100% it will turn into vinegar and harm the culture and it may never recover and you would just need to order some new from ebay. I'd say it's best to drink it when it's about 65% fermented... it's just slightly sweet at that point but not too vinegary.
5. For the last two hours (or so) of fermentation you can seal off the jar with a lid and then it will make it an effervescent drink like champagne due to pressure build-up which adds a nice touch.
6. I just pour it right out of my 1/2 gallon jar into a glass and drink it and then start over again.
7. If you need to slow down the process just put the jar in the fridge. You could fill it with water and some sugar and leave for a week and it would probably be totally fine and return to normal outside the fridge. I've heard the freezer works too for longer trips but never tried it. Just know you can always spend $10 and get a new batch on ebay.

Keep in mind this is medicine to heal you. It tastes pretty good when done right, but the point is not to taste good, the point is to deliver tons of awesome probiotic to your gut.


I do not add salt to mine. I also have at least a cup of grains in my jar... not just a tablespoon
The grains do not "expand" they grow over time because some bacteria keep adding polysaccaride to them.
I add molasses which I have found makes the kefir grow really fast... I think because of the extra minerals.
Try to add in some mineral-rich sugar in some batches to keep the culture healthy.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:33 AM

ok, so after having drunk water kefir for the past two days my skin has gotten noticeably worse.
I suspect it's the sugar. I will continue drinking it but I do't know for how long.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

Water kefir doesnot work for every one.

Homemade Kefir from organic milk is more potent and easier to make. Dairy kefir requires different type of grains. You can add raw manuka honey to make it tasty. Some say to give a gap of one week after every twenty days of drinking as it contains little alcohol.

Water kefir doesnot work for everyone.

Kefir from organic milk is more potent and easier to make. Requires different types of grains. You can add raw manuka honey to make it tasty. Also give a gap of one week after every twenty days of drinking as it contains little alcohol.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:05 AM

BUMP. This thread has been really interesting to me.

But can drinking water kefir help those whose acne is hormonal?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:06 PM

Dont know? I am getting used to the tatse even thought it looks like muddy tap water lol

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

ok, so after having drunk water kefir for the past two days my skin has gotten noticeably worse.
I suspect it's the sugar. I will continue drinking it but I do't know for how long.


In the beginning sugar can trigger acne because of course it feeds the acne bacteria. Once you have healed your ecosystem, the acne bacteria anywhere in your body is held in check by your immune system. Your immune system is 70% the status of your intestinal flora. As far as water kefir goes, make sure you are letting it ferment until it's about 70% done... it should not taste too sweet. If you want you can actually just let it settle, the pour off the top and just drink a little and eat the new grain growth. You just need to get TONS of good bacteria in your system. That is the solution. Water kefir is the best and truest way I've ever found of doing that. So in your case you should go out to the store and buy some of the best probiotics you can find and keep poppin those pills too along with water kefir.

BUMP. This thread has been really interesting to me.

But can drinking water kefir help those whose acne is hormonal?


yes. do a google search of "probiotics hormones". in addition to those connections to hormones, probiotics also help release more nutrition from your food, like omega 3 fatty acids which are also crucial for hormonal health.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:16 AM


ok, so after having drunk water kefir for the past two days my skin has gotten noticeably worse.
I suspect it's the sugar. I will continue drinking it but I do't know for how long.


In the beginning sugar can trigger acne because of course it feeds the acne bacteria. Once you have healed your ecosystem, the acne bacteria anywhere in your body is held in check by your immune system. Your immune system is 70% the status of your intestinal flora. As far as water kefir goes, make sure you are letting it ferment until it's about 70% done... it should not taste too sweet. If you want you can actually just let it settle, the pour off the top and just drink a little and eat the new grain growth. You just need to get TONS of good bacteria in your system. That is the solution. Water kefir is the best and truest way I've ever found of doing that. So in your case you should go out to the store and buy some of the best probiotics you can find and keep poppin those pills too along with water kefir.


thanks a lot for the heads up. I noticed my second batch does indeed taste less sweet. I have to dilute it with mineral water though otherwise I couldn't stand the taste for long. I've never liked the taste of champagne and water kefir sure tastes like it.

how much water kefir would you recommend to drink by the way?

Edited by Demorph, 02 July 2012 - 09:17 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:15 PM




Yes im very interested! Ive tried everything and want to give this a shot!!!Would you mind explaining the process of how to make it? Or where can i buy it already made?
Thank you..

me as well. I dont mind ordering it if you can give some tips?


There are a lot of useful videos on youtube about brewing water kefir and other general information. Everything you need should be there.

I've just ordered some and I'm feeling good about it. Even if it doesn't help my acne at all, at least it's healthy. Posted Image



Hi All,

Here are some of my tips on the subject:

--Yes agreed, just go to youtube and search for "water kefir". You will find a bunch of instructional videos.
--All you need is...
--a big jar with lid for sealing... half gallon jar recommended because the kefir bubbles and can soak your coffee filter
--coffee filter
--organic cane sugar and some darker sugar like coconut palm or molasses for minerals
--wooden stirring spoon (don't use metal because it electrocutes the bacteria)
--plastic fine mesh filter optional for pouring back and forth (again, don't use metal)
--NOTE: for the first five days you will be gassy while the new bacteria eat any extra food matter inside you (so drink it at night I guess). This is a great sign! It shows that it's actually working. After this initial period, the gas will disappear forever... so totally push through and you will see amazing results!
--You can buy readymade water kefir in the store, but I found it to be ineffective just like most probiotic supplements... as if it didn't have much bacteria in it. This is why water kefir is the best solution. It is the real deal, you can see it bubble you can see the clouds of good bacteria.
--ALSO NOTE: it only took a couple days for me to see that all acne completely stopped forming. HOWEVER, my existing acne still had to go through it's normal life cycle, but after that existing acne healed, there was no more acne at all because no new acne formed at all anymore. Water kefir does not necessarily speed up the healing of the existing infections... it prevents new infections from every occurring in the first place.


Hope that helps... it's totally worth trying... it's really cheap and I'm reporting that it's like the magic bullet that I sought for 20 years.


How much kefir do you recommend that I drink in a day? Like, one 8 oz. glass, for example?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:38 PM

BUMP.

How's the water kefir going for those of you all who are trying it out?

How much are you all drinking in one day?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:18 PM

Has anyone else yet tried this? I want to hear feedback from others.
Whenever i take anything "alive": kombucha, probiotics, greek yogurt. I seem to breakout. I have never held out long enough to see if it was just an initial breakout. Is it possible that water kefir could do worse for your skin? Probiotics can be detrimental too. right?


This is the problem that I'm having right now. I've gone long enough (1 full month) to see if it was just an "initial" breakout, but sadly, it does not seem to be the case.

I drink water kefirs and I get a wild breakout of small whiteheads all over my face and and cysts along the jawline. It's been like this for a full month now and I am starting to get really fed up. I'm considering stopping, but does anyone know if it just takes more perseverance, or should I jump ship at this rate?

p.s. oh and I broke out REALLY hard when I took probiotics at megadoses.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:57 PM

yes, i have come to the conclusion that probiotics do not work for me. I tried taking them for well over a month and nothing worked. I don't believe it is an imbalance of good bacteria in my system. I think my problem is mainly hormonal cause my dad and grandpa had the same acne from 16-20. Just like me. I'm almost cured because i drink green tea everyday (anti-androgens), get lots of fiber (fruits, vegetables, glucomannan, and psyllium) and have done multiple liver flushes. (liver is one of the most important organs, controls hormones and countless other things). I also masturbate less.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

well I've been taking it for a month and all i've gotten are breakouts. I'm gonna stop for a week see it clears up my face. if it does, then I'll try taking it again for a bit to see if I break out again. that way I'll know for sure.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

well I've been taking it for a month and all i've gotten are breakouts. I'm gonna stop for a week see it clears up my face. if it does, then I'll try taking it again for a bit to see if I break out again. that way I'll know for sure.



Hi guys,

I'm sorry to hear it's not a silver bullet for you. But it's not for me either. I don't eat dairy and I stick to a low carb diet. Dairy is the worst culprit I have ever found for acne... it messes with your hormones, increases your dht etc. If one eats a high carb diet (maybe even moderate carbs) and eats a lot of dairy then probiotics is not going to solve the issue. Carbs in general are really bad for health. Eating a high carb load is maybe the most stressful thing you can do to your body... increases cortisol which is connected to bad health effects and dht as well. Another thing is that I'm 34 and some of you are younger with different hormone levels. For me, cutting out all dairy resolved my acne by 80% and going low carb solved the rest... but i would still break out sometimes and it was really hard to control. Then when I found water kefir and added that in, for the first time in my life my acne completely disappeared, and I also found that I could now eat some carbs. However, I still find that dairy will make small pimples form with a few days. If I could send a message back to my younger self it would be to go low carb, cut out dairy, eat lots of greens or algae to alkalize, take herbs to lower stress hormones like ashwagandha (at night because it makes you sleepy) and take water kefir.

Best of luck to everyone.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:53 PM


well I've been taking it for a month and all i've gotten are breakouts. I'm gonna stop for a week see it clears up my face. if it does, then I'll try taking it again for a bit to see if I break out again. that way I'll know for sure.



Hi guys,

I'm sorry to hear it's not a silver bullet for you. But it's not for me either. I don't eat dairy and I stick to a low carb diet. Dairy is the worst culprit I have ever found for acne... it messes with your hormones, increases your dht etc. If one eats a high carb diet (maybe even moderate carbs) and eats a lot of dairy then probiotics is not going to solve the issue. Carbs in general are really bad for health. Eating a high carb load is maybe the most stressful thing you can do to your body... increases cortisol which is connected to bad health effects and dht as well. Another thing is that I'm 34 and some of you are younger with different hormone levels. For me, cutting out all dairy resolved my acne by 80% and going low carb solved the rest... but i would still break out sometimes and it was really hard to control. Then when I found water kefir and added that in, for the first time in my life my acne completely disappeared, and I also found that I could now eat some carbs. However, I still find that dairy will make small pimples form with a few days. If I could send a message back to my younger self it would be to go low carb, cut out dairy, eat lots of greens or algae to alkalize, take herbs to lower stress hormones like ashwagandha (at night because it makes you sleepy) and take water kefir.

Best of luck to everyone.


How much kefir do you recommend that I drink in a day?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

How much kefir do you recommend that I drink in a day?



I usually end up (for just myself one person) leaving in the jar, one cup of grains, 4tbs sugar, 1tbs molasses, and about 16 ounces of water. I would say you would probably want to drink 8-16 oz per day, and if your grains start to grow larger than about 1 cup, then you can eat the excess grains too. How much you drink kind of depends on how much water you put into your batch. So perhaps, and 8oz batch might have the same amount of probiotic as a 16oz batch... so it's just up to you. The amount of kefir grains and the amount of sugar are the keys, and the water amount is kind of variable. Hope that helps.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

I'm now on day 2 of drinking 500ml of Kefir water each day. Results are positive with a couple of new spots today, compared to maybe 6 on a normal day. My skin is very inflamed and I'm using just pure jojoba and this maybe purging a little, so I'm hoping for more positve results in a day or so.

Also, I am not following any diet restriction at all and eating junk food.

My Kefir was made with the grains, 1000ml of filtered water, 3 tablespoons of golden caster cane sugar and some Sun Maid Natural dried raisins. Left it for 48 hours and then into the fridge. Drinking 500ml in 3 equal amounts spread out over the day.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:56 AM

I tired this, my acne cleared up but not the blackheads n whiteheads, they r a mess

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:21 AM

That's awesome! I drink kefir sometimes but never heard of water kefir. Would taking a probiotic supplement also help? I'm currently taking one and it was pretty inexpensive.