Well Ms. Doula,even in the yogurt research that I've read clear distinctions are made between "probiotic" strains and typical yogurt strains, ie, the Bulgaricus ones.
In fact, Amnesiac (wish she were still here...oh well) sent me a great article that outlined how, in fact, the probiotic bacterium are antagonistic and vice versa to the yogurt type in cultures.
This is why I titled the thread "The Power of Probiotics" and not "The Power of Yogurt" because as of yet I do not believe that the typical yogurt cultures (Bulgaricus, Streptococcus Thermophilus, etc) are as beneficial to the body. Simply because what I culture is found in human bodies in permanent residence.
But this is just a hunch--- the research continues.
I want to see that kefir is truly "probiotic" (for myself)
Ultimately I don't care where the info goes between these two threads.
I'm just happy to be getting all of this--- yogurt, probiotic, kefir-- on the front page here-- generating interest...
....and good health for all, no matter what "culture."
I did post some discussion stuff on the Kefir thread--- some quotes from links that Quirky gave--- that have my analytical mind sparked.
I sure would like to hear more about your Kefir process, from where, when, why and how?
I said it before and I'll say it again, 90% of the illness, ill health problems that I see here would be cured by consuming some type of cultured food. So far we're just dealing with the dairy ones.