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    Thanks, Laura! I've been wanting to make kefir and your video was great. Where does one get the initial kefir grains? I don't think any of our local HMNers make kefir, so that's out. Any ideas?

    Hi Micaela. Nourishing Traditions recommends G.E.M. Cultures and gives this phone number: 707-964-2922. I have not used them. I was fortunate to get mine from a friend who purchased hers from an Amish co-op.

    Thanks for posting this - I thought I was the only one who thought it smelled gross! Why is it so different than store bought kefir??!

    Just watched the video! Very good, clear and concise. Thank you!

    My kefir is still liquid and doesn't have grains in it - do I just keep letting it ferment? It's been 36 hrs

    Hi Monica. Not sure what you mean by doesn't have grains in it. Are you using grains? If you are, is your house really cold? Or, were your grains in the refrigerator for a long time? Sometims if they have been resting in the fridge it can take a few days for them to go to work, especially in a cold house.

    You had mentioned in a blog last year about how the benefits of Kefir had helped your husband to ‘seal up the gut’ and restore his health. Did he have IBD and what is meant by sealing up the gut? How long did it take? How is gut integrity maintained henceforth, by regular intake of Kefir and other probiotics?
    Thanks for your reply.

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