Ailment: Acid Reflux
Remedy: Kefir (water kefir)
What water kefir is, its' numerous benefits, how to make it, and where to get it
Comment posted by John of Perth, Western Australia, Australia on 17 April 2018 at 20:36 4983
Hi all, I am 37 years old and I suffered extreme Irritable Bowel Syndrome for the last 3 years. I got to the point of panic attacks from the gut pain and not being able to sleep because of the intestine pain and extreme heartburn. I reached 57 kg of body weight and was on the verge of anorexia. I was prescribed pantoprazole and esomeprazole that made my situation worse as they stopped my stomach acid, allowing undigested proteins to reach my intestine and feed bad bacteria. The result was even more pain and bloating. Mine has been a long recovery journey started with a careful fodmap diet which helped. The next step was overdosing vitamin b12 injections under strict supervision of my gastroenterologist and God bless him this worked. I started meditating and this got rid of my panic attacks and decreased my perceived chronic gut pain. Lastly my girlfriend bought some kefir sachets that we successfully grew in organic soy milk, as I am lactose intolerant. I can testify that the kefir worked wonderfully for me! My reflux was gone in just 2 weeks and my toilet habits become regular and not painful. Kefir is a wonder of nature and I would suggest to anyone to try it. Just test it carefully first to see how you react to it, but is generally well tolerated. Use a multifaceted approach to your IBS that covers your diet, mind and gut flora.
Comment posted by Deb from Philly of Austin, TX, USA on 8 January 2015 at 5:53 3132
So far, after 1 month of drinking water kefir daily, my acid reflux is almost gone, but not completely. When I went on vacation (away from the water kefir) it came back quickly. It has gone away again with 3 days back from vacation drinking water kefir again.
Comment posted by Pat of Orange, CA, USA on 29 October 2013 at 15:58 1507
I have been drinking kefir water for about 3 months. I have had IBS all my life. I am 70 years old and have taken drugs for acid reflux for 35 years. Since I have been drinking kefir I have no bloating, very little heartburn or gas and no constipation. I have my life back. Try it you won't be disapointed.