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IBD Sufferers: Kefir may modulate microbes in your gut, reduce bloating and improve your quality of life

Kefir IBS and IBD

Kefir and IBD

Great news for Inflammatory Bowel Disease sufferers (IBD) or those wanting to optimise their gut health.

A recent randomised control trial has shown that Kefir may modulate microbes in your gut, reduce bloating and improve your quality of life.

What is Kefir?

Kefir is a fermented milk product, made by the people of central Eurasia. Within this region Kefir is prized for it’s health benefits - with the word Kefir translating to “feel good”. 

It contains a vast array of microbes, that have been shown to populate the gut. Having the right balance of microbes in your gut may help to treat a range of different health issues, improve your mood and manage weight.


The study was published in the Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology in January 2019. The researchers found Kefir to modulate gut microbiota, with regular consumption improving IBD patient's quality of life within the 4 week period.

Read Study here:

Read more about the other benefits of Kefir here

The best news of all, is that Kefir, is very easy to make.

Making Kefir is as simple as adding Kefir grains to milk or nut milk and letting them ferment on your bench top. Your kefir grains will continue to grow and provide you with a life time of home made probiotics.

Check out beginner friendly Kefir Making kit including recipe book here :


With Gratitude, Grace and Love



Kriben Govender


Author: Kriben Govender

Food Scientist and Founder of Nourishme Organics



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