Habit #1 – Drink Goats Milk Kefir
Drink 170 ml of goats milk kefir, first thing in the morning, before food.
A daily dose of kefir will begin to fully reboot your microbiome. As your skin is just a map of your gut, healing the gut is the first step towards resolving your skin condition.
Conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne are not just skin conditions; they are all autoimmune conditions, that stem from the gut. That means that creams alone will never clear the skin condition – you must heal the gut in order to heal the skin. Drinking kefir is the fastest and most effective way to accomplish this.
Healthy skin is a space grab. It’s a matter of keeping the population of good bugs in your gut and skin biomes high and taking up the space, so the bad bugs can’t get a toe-hold. Like planting green manure to prevent weeds coming in, you are preemptively seeding your gut with good flora, so the pathogens are crowded out. Kefir will effectively introduce these powerful good bacteria into your system, where they will take over space from the pathogens that are breeding there at the moment.
Try to source kefir that is unflavoured, (sugar and fruit flavourings will degrade the power of the probiotics) made with real kefir grains and goats milk. I recommend that you drink 170 ml of goats milk kefir first thing in the morning, before food, to give all those good bugs the clearest possible run at your gut, without food getting in the way.
You can buy goats milk kefir ready to drink, or purchase grains and follow the instructions that come with the grains to make your own. If you do make kefir at home, please observe “best practice” food safety precautions to make sure that your home-made kefir is safe, and ferment your kefir until the pH is below 4.5 This is the level at which most bacterial pathogens are unable to survive.
Kefir is – shall we say politely – an acquired taste. It’s extremely tart and fizzy. On the farm we always say that if it doesn’t stand the hair up on the back of your neck, it’s not doing its job!
If you need help to make it more palatable, you can blend it with the fruit of your choice, and sweeten with stevia to taste. Do not sweeten kefir with honey, as the natural antibiotics in honey will kill the good probiotics in the kefir.
If you blend your kefir with fruit, please consume it immediately. Do not let it sit overnight, as the fructose will degrade the power of the probiotics over time.
Chuckling Goat’s ready made kefir can be ordered directly from the farm and shipped to your door.
Kefir Pina Colada
170 ml (6 oz) of kefir
15 g (1 tbsp) coconut oil
¼ tsp Stevia, added to taste. Start with a pinch, and work up gradually. Stevia is many times sweeter than sugar.