Poking in here
I realize it has been a while since any bumps on this thread, but I had to poke in. In fact, I just registered for this forum all because of THIS thread!!!
I am a 30 year old very happily married mother of three beautiful daughters. DH has the WORST eating habits IN THE WORLD. I used to eat really pretty healthy before i met him :P Then I started to just "go with the flow" or make things that made him smile so here I am, 60 lbs. heavier with a huge variety of health problems. I can't say my poor eating habits made me sick, but they sure didnt' keep me healthy! I am currently recovering from my 2nd surgery in less than 2 months.
Long story short, I've been on the look out for healthier options and ways we can handle fixing this mess of a body without so much work or energy that I can't manage to do it in my current state of health. I started making my own kefir about a month ago and we are all in love.
Totally and completely! DH is THE PICKIEST eater in the world and even he will talk up kefir to anyone we chat with, lol. I make daily smoothies for lunch. 2nd graders is in the fridge for her after-school snack and DH"s is in the fridge for after work.
I have been slowly converting my family and friends over to the kefir way of life
I recently also started working with an alternative health provider to try to improve my overall health while my several doctors work on fixing my many symptoms. I finally got to a point where I figured nothing else was working. So far I'm optimistic. Nothing is incredibly better yet, but nothing is worse either (well, besides the surgeries, lol).
My most recent surgery was a week ago -- an emergency appendectomy. I was put on 5 days of hefty antibiotics because my appendix had been oozing bacterial secretions into my abdomen without having even ruptured. Not quite bad enough for an extended hospital stay, but enough to amp up the antibioitcs. Then a few days later the surgeon called to say they had cultured my urine in the ER and it came back with a massive urinary tract infection. So they upped my antibiotics to 10 days. The great story is that with the kefir on board I only have a mild yeast infection (in the feminine region, ya know) and no oral thrush! I've been on so many antibiotics in the last year or two that the yeast infections were getting really out of control. Since starting the kefir if I have to go on antibiotics I may add in some vinegar to my bath water (AMAZING at helping to clear up or prevent yeast overgrowth as well) but I've had no more than a little discomfort. Hooray!!!!!
SOrry. If I hang around here too much you'll come to realize very quickly that I have a hard time saying anything in a concise fashion. And right now I'[m on some percocet (long story -- surgery related) which makes me VERY talkative. DH and all the kids are asleep so you ladies caught it this time :P
I'm so excited to start trying more kefir recipes. I stumbled in here looking for a good sourdough recipe. Can't wait to try!!! It may be another week until I really have enough daily kefir to continue our daily smoothies *and* play with bread.