Saturday, May 26, 2012

Probiotics and Kefir

Well some how and I don’t remember now I have stumbled across something I have never heard about. That would be KEFIR. After I stumbled across it I started doing some reading and that was like 3-4 weeks ago. The more I read the more I believe this is for me. I have been having so many health issues since last June (2010). I have prayed and asked God for wisdom to know what I needed to do and to give my Dr’s the wisdom they needed to know what is wrong so we will know how to treat the problems. I really believe He has answered my prayers in more than one way.

So I started reading about this kefir and just got more and more excited. So last week I finally decided OK it’s time to order some kefir grains to get me started. I got my grains in the mail about 4 days ago I think it was. They were VERY tiny ones. They were put in a ziplock bag and put into a bubble envelope so they could have just been mashed and mashed and mashed until they were all to pieces. I was told they would grow to keep feeding them so that’s what I am doing. The first batch of kefir took around 30 hours to make. Then I drained off the kefir (which is the liquid that is some times thick) to get the grains out to start another batch with.

They’re so tiny it’s hard to get just grains because I am afraid I will crush them to pieces so I have been trying to get very gentle with my stirring of them in the strainer. Sad smile

So I put my grains in the 2nd batch and it didn’t take nearly as long to get thick. It was thick by 24 hours but I did let them stay a little longer than that. I am going to post some links in case anyone is interested in learning about this. You could also just do a google search for making kefir. They have all sorts of recipes and everything. They make butter, sour cream, yogurt, kefir water, cream cheese and I don’t know what all else with it.

I want to do this for my health and for my families health since it' seems to be soooooooo good for you and helps boost the immune system from what I am reading.

HERE is some info.

AND some more on MAKING YOGURT

MORE INFO on making kefir.

You can also watch YouTube videos of making it.

REALLY GOOD SOURCE Your kefir might be a little high to get you started out BUT it will last forever if it’s done right and tended to.

One lady I email on yahoo groups lives in Alaska and she said she didn’t send out grains that wasn’t as large as jelly beans! WOW how nice!

More talk of kefir making







That should get you going if you’re interested in this subject.

Happy growing your kefir!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wheat Belly Lifestyle, Sewing Room, and Health

Well the last time I posted was almost a month ago and I figured I might better get on here and tell you all I am still around and still doing the Wheat Belly thing. Winking smile

I have lost 25 pounds now and hubby has lost about 40. He is a little more active than I am at this point, so I can see why he’s losing much more.  I can’t remember if I said this in the other post I made or not but I am having some health issues so that’s interfering with me as well. My Dr. said when I went last week that my iron level had been wayyyy too high for the past 3 times she’s had my blood work done and now she’s wondering what’s going on with that. She said if it’s what she thinks it might be I will have to go get blood drawn off ever so often to keep the iron level down. Anyway I am staying soooo tired and drained. I’ll be so glad to get back to feeling like doing something. 

Although I did actually feel like mowing the lawn yesterday and that’s a BIG accomplishment for me these days. Hubby got someone in here back last year in the fall and had the pines cut on our property and the guy was suppose to come back and push up the piles so they could be burnt but he hasn’t came back. I had a walking track and it was covered in limbs and brush after all of this. So after I mowed I started trying to clean up my walking track so I could mow it and keep it up for the summer. So now today and I am basically doing nothing. Hubby got up early this morning and finished cleaning out the walking track and finished mowing it as well. I had gotten it way over half way done before I just ran out of energy yesterday. 

My Dr. also gave me some of Dr. Wilsons adrenal builder supplements to take and yesterday was a week that I have been taking those 3 times a day. I sure hope that get me fixed up because every evening about 2-3 p.m. I feel like someone has drugged me and I can’t hardly stay awake!

Anyway enough about all of that because I know folks don’t want to hear all about my illness.

I haven’t been doing any projects but I am sure itching to start one. I have so many things that need doing and fixing. I need to finish painting my kitchen and take the wall paper off my bathroom walls. I’ve also got some sewing I’d like to do and the sewing room needs finishing up as well.

Oh I do have ONE project I have been trying to work on when I am able. Hubby leveled off the ground area for me and I started laying the stepping stones and the bricks for a small patio out by the pool.  I have an iron table someone gave me that I wanted to use to put our things on by the pool and so I am doing the little patio to sit the table and chairs on.

I’ve been online a lot getting recipes for our new lifestyle. I’ve got a few good ones that are keepers. I bought the Kindle version of Secrets to Controlling your Weight Cravings and Moods. By Maria Emmerich and she has a lot of recipes in there to. I also like Maria as well as Dr. Davis. They have so much knowledge and I have learned so much from them and still learning. I also ordered her other book about Healthy Metabolism but it hasn’t came in yet. I didn’t get that one on the Kindle. Someone has given me a Kindle and she hasn’t sent it to me yet but I bought the Kindle version and downloaded the Kindle App for my computer! How cool is that? Then when I get my Kindle I can put it on it.