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FOr those of you that dont know.. I have been drinking only kefir for about a month.. so here are the results.. I have been sick for a while, not been able to tolerate alot of food(gluten ,fruit blah blah ect..) run down, lowered sex drive, lost my get up and go,severe bowel issues,thyroid issues ect.. anyways the result have been that my bowels are starting to work again(its gonna take a while) My sex drive is over the top( my husband is very excited about that one) and my energy is coming back!!! My boobs have perked up and my skin is much more vibrant, my scalp doesnt itch and my hair has been growing like a weed , . Best part is that I feel the life coming back into me.. I am gonna keep on doing this, eating only small amounts of food like veggies and fruits, but mostly kefir (about a half gallon to a gallon a day) and I know its only gonna get better!!!
 

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Very interesting. You mentioned several symptoms that I have; I'm pretty sure that I have adrenal fatigue. Are you following the milk fast protocol (complete fast before starting, resting as much as possible) that was discussed here earlier, I think GaleForce posted a link to her site with the info., or just drinking kefir and eating a little fruit and veggies? I'm getting desperate for a solution but I'm also breastfeeding and ds reacts to dairy in my diet but does seem to tolerate raw kefir so I'm not sure if I could pull this off right now. Dh would think I'm crazy, or crazier than i already am, but if it helped with my sex drive he'd probably help me make the stuff <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Oh, why are you just eating veggies and fruit and not meats or eggs? Are they raw? Just curious about all this.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Very interesting. You mentioned several symptoms that I have; I'm pretty sure that I have adrenal fatigue. Are you following the milk fast protocol (complete fast before starting, resting as much as possible) that was discussed here earlier, I think GaleForce posted a link to her site with the info., or just drinking kefir and eating a little fruit and veggies? I'm getting desperate for a solution but I'm also breastfeeding and ds reacts to dairy in my diet but does seem to tolerate raw kefir so I'm not sure if I could pull this off right now. Dh would think I'm crazy, or crazier than i already am, but if it helped with my sex drive he'd probably help me make the stuff <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Oh, why are you just eating veggies and fruit and not meats or eggs? Are they raw? Just curious about all this.</div>
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I'm trying to dig up all of my posts on Adrenal Fatigue to start a thread - I wonder if this improvement has to do with yeast issues? The yeast symptom list includes bowel troubles, fatigue & itchiness, among a ton of other unpleasant symptoms. It sounds possible since the kefir helped.
 

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Congratulations! BTW, do you make your own kefir or do you buy? I tried buying raw kefir once and it was AWFUL - all lumpy and yellowish. I couldn't drink it at all, it ended up going down the sink. Please tell me that's not what raw kefir is supposed to be like!!!
 

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Dang. That's pretty incredible. I definitely felt a difference after a month of an exclusive milk diet, but nothing like that. That's fantastic!
 

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Wow! Congratulations!<br><br>
I've been tempted by the idea of doing a milk diet. Here's my problem: I'm not willing to do it in the summer, because a) I'm extremely physically active in the summer (I just got back from biking to our farmer's market, pulling dd2 in a trailer: an 18 mile round trip); b) there is *such* a vibrant selection of local foods here in the summer, I hate to miss out on that. In the winter, I'm not as active and there aren't as many local foods (other than meat and dairy) available. So, what I'm pondering is, is it worth it to do it in the winter when the milk isn't at it's early-summer nutritional peak? And, should I supplement with CLO if I do it in the winter, as I typically use lots of CLO in the winter?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Congratulations! BTW, do you make your own kefir or do you buy? I tried buying raw kefir once and it was AWFUL - all lumpy and yellowish. I couldn't drink it at all, it ended up going down the sink. Please tell me that's not what raw kefir is supposed to be like!!!</div>
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sounds like maybe it was really overfermented kefir. the raw kefir i make (or made, rather, until my grains got contaminated<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ) is not like that at all.
 

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i wonder if the farmer we purchase milk from would be able to provide me with enough milk to go on a kefir fast. hmmm.
 
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