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Inflammation Reduction After Drinking Kefir

Inflammation Reduction After Drinking Kefir… 
Hi Deborah,
Hope you are all well there?
Just placed my regular order 👍
Had some good news this morning from my crohns nurse specialist.
Obviously haven’t been seen since 2019 due to covid but recently had a telephone consultation.
Mentioned I was drinking kefir daily and we decided to test a stool sample again to check my inflammation levels. Had gone up in 2019 to 506 but she’s just emailed me with the result – now 274 😮
Am so pleased as your kefir is definitely helping reduce the inflammation. Hopefully it will continue to reduce it some more.
Thanks SO much for your wonderful product. Don’t know why it’s taken me so long to discover it 😂
Best Wishes,
Debbie 💐😊
Real kefir made from grains has anti inflammatory properties… not just because it contains lots of gut friendly bacteria – but that the exopolysaccharide kefiran – (only present in kefir from grains) is able to act like a soothing balm on an inflamed intestinal tract, to bring it back to normal.  Blood tests are a good way to measure inflammation markers, and generally a sign of inflammation in the body is a warning.  To find a natural wholesome food that can contribute to the reduction of intestinal inflammation is in very special!
Is it backed by science? Yes: research by  K L Rodrigues 1J C T CarvalhoJ M Schneedorf investigating the anti-inflammatory effects of real kefir in a laboratory environment have been able to identify the ability of real kefir achieved positive results in their tests

Of course, the real proof is in everyday life.  And hearing back such positive news from one persons experience could offer hope to many more.

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Real Kefir vs Covid Study

Kefir Vs Covid

Real Kefir vs Covid Study
Learn about the immune protecting properties of real kefir (made from grains) in scientifically proven research
We provide a link to the full study – but here are a few snippets here to get you as excited as we are about the scientifically tested effects of real kefir on various bodily functions to help potentially protect against the effects of covid 19.

What does the real kefir vs covid study tell us?:
“With respect to human health, kefir has antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory potential. Kefir has been shown to inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme levels, cholesterol metabolism, accelerate wound healing, suppress tumour
growth, and cause alterations in the immune system to improve asthma symptoms and allergy.”

“Kefir and its probiotic contents can modulate the immune system to suppress infections from viruses (e.g. Zika, hepatitis C, influenza, rotaviruses).”

“Kefir can act as an anti-inflammatory agent”

“It has been postulated that some COVID-19 patients die after the massive inflammatory response resulting from a cytokine storm … Kefir can inhibit the activity of proinflammatory cytokines. Using kefir (and its byproducts) as an inhibitor of
proinflammatory cytokines in COVID-19 patients could be a viable policy.”

References: Reham Samir Hamida, Ashwag Shami, Mohamed Abdelaal Ali, Zakiah Nasser
Almohawes, Afrah E. Mohammed, Mashael Mohammed Bin-Meferij,
Kefir: A protective dietary supplementation against viral infection,
Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Volume 133, 2021, 110974, ISSN 0753-3322,

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Boost your Gut – protect against covid

Protect your gut from covid

Boost your Gut – protect against covid.  An article in the Daily Mail online reports recent scientific studies suggesting that people with healthy gut microflora could be better able to fight off an attack of the corona virus, compared to someone with an impaired gut micro-flora.

A gut that functions normally and has a rich and diverse range of friendly bacteria is better able to support the body’s overall immune system and potentially better able to resist infection.
Drinking kefir is a good way to obtain a diverse range of good bacteria.  It is a low cost, natural food that could boost your gut and protect against covid.  Kefir made from grains is the best quality you can get.  It provides a naturally fermented range of good bacteria, good yeasts, enzymes and beneficial exopolysaccharides.  Real kefir’s acidity and sour taste can also help reduce bad bacteria and repopulate the intestines with good bacteria.  How long this takes varies from person to person and how much kefir is consumed each day.

A balanced, nutritious diet and eating fresh fruit are other simple measures also reported to make a difference.

Ferment your own (so cheap to do) or buy our premium kefir – and drink some every day.
Stay safe and stay well!

Links are provided above to scientific studies investigating the benefits of drinking kefir. In our opinion, kefir made from grains offers the best gut boosting support.  Photo shows MD Deborah with kefir grains that have been fermenting in organic cow’s milk.

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Milk & More Doorstep Delivery

Milk & More milkman

Milk & More Doorstep Delivery

As of 30th November 2020 our original, organic cow’s milk kefir will be available in 500ml size glass bottles! These will be available exclusively through Milk & More ( the online fresh groceries morning doorstep delivery service (aka the milkman!).

It is exciting to be supplying a business we admire.  One that provides an essential service (especially during lockdown), in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

From Monday Milk & More customers will be able to enjoy the taste and goodness of real kefir, delivered to their doorstep.  Nourish Kefir is produced in our artisan dairy in South Croydon. We ferment real live kefir grains in organic cow’s milk.  We believe this is the best quality kefir and provides a naturally abundant and diverse range of gut friendly bacteria.  So it’s the same great tasting kefir – now in glass bottles!

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Kefir deliveries… an update from us

Nourish Organic Kefirs

Kefir deliveries… and update from us

As mentioned before we are still producing kefir this week – unless we are instructed to close.
Staff are working at increased distance and wear masks and gloves and washing their hands frequently.
We have received many orders since last week and I need to ask you to bear with us.
Not only are we under pressure to keep up, which we will try to do – but the courier firm has informed us that unfortunately they cannot guarantee any deliveries at this time!

So, we will dispatch when we can and we will inform you about delivery of your order as soon as we can.
If the courier network fails we may be forced to stop sending drinks by this method and we will see if we can implement something else?

So far we can still post starter cultures. As long as you can source milk these are a good option, value for money and keep kefir on tap!

Like you, we don’t know any more than this. My team are amazing and doing their best to carry on. We will update if we have any further news.
Stay safe, Deborah x

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Keeping safe, calm and carrying on…

fermenting kefir grains

Keeping safe and fermentation of kefir grains

Dear Friends,
We hope you are keeping safe and well during this worrying time.
At Nourish Kefir we are very serious about our fermentation of kefir grains, our kefir production, hygiene and food safety.
We are taking extra precautions to keep our staff safe and our kefir drinks in perfect condition for you.

As long as we are able to secure our supplies of British Organic cow’s milk and fresh British goats milk we will continue to ferment our kefir grains and production.
We are a small team, and everyone here is doing such a great job – and not letting fear take over.

I believe drinking kefir at this time is a very positive support to the immune system by supporting the gut – 70% of the immune system is in the gut!

If you have any questions do get in touch.
Take care, Deborah

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Organic and Free Range Milk

Free range organic cows

Organic and Free Range Milk question.
I love this email we received the other day.  It is heartwarming that someone cares enough to ask about the welfare of the cow’s and goats – an excellent question.  I just replied to Aimee and decided to share this with you:

Good evening,

I absolutely love kefir and I love your kefir the taste is impeccable. The only query I have is the
organic cows/goats milk, does it come from free range cows/goats who are treated well and kept well?

Many thanks,


Hi Aimee,
Many thanks for getting in touch, and so glad you love Nourish Kefir 🙂
Yes – I can provide assurance of excellent animal welfare for our organic cow’s and goats milk.  Yes both are free range, and mostly pasture fed – except when the weather prevents them from getting outside.  Goats are a bit fussy and like to be in doors… but they are given good care and the freedom to roam, explore and live happy and healthy lives!
A few years ago I was at a cow’s milk conference and they were talking about the high rainfall – especially in Ireland – and how perfect it is because the grass is growing with natural water – not having to be watered – like they have to do in warmer countries.  In the UK we still get good rainfall and this contributes to lovely fresh grass and organic pastures are of course free from nasty pesticides – I think we forget about these things.  And the hedges are allowed to grow – which supports that natural wildlife habitat – which is so critical for balanced ecology.  People are so worried about antibiotics – but there is much more going on on the planet.  Well looked after cows and goats are less likely to need any treatment.  And if an animal does become unwell it is removed from the supply – so it has a chance to get well and then later provide milk again.
I love organic milk because it is so much more than just milk.  We notice changes too at different times of year and it connects us all to the planet and where are food comes from.
We are passionate about making the best kefir -and all our kefir grains are organic too – we have been growing them for years in organic cow’s and goats milk…
It’s really great that you care, it is important, and we are doing our part to be responsible producers as are the organic farmers and growers who feel the same way.  We are all connected.
Have a lovely weekend,

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Your Kefir and gut health questions

Deborah answers your kefir questions


Do you have any questions about your gut health and kefir, let us know?

Deborah experienced profound changes and healing of her crohn’s disease and IBS through drinking kefir.  She had been suffering for more than 10 years with symptoms of IBS and crohn’s.  Since discovering kefir in 2006 her health returned and she started Nourish Kefir to provide authentic kefir for people who wanted to improve their gut health Deborah has supported thousands of customers on their journey to a happy gut.
Her suggestions are practical and easy to implement straight away.

If you have any questions related to kefir let us know…

Send your questions by email – up to 8th September.  Please provide a brief outline of your symptoms for a particular gut health issue.
We will collate all the questions and then answer them in a video blog – that we will put up on the website youtube page mid September.

Deborah has been featured on BBC Radio 4 – The Food programme, Channel 4 Superfoods and on the BBC World Service in March talking about kefir and gut health.

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£20 off first order at Farmdrop

Get £20 off your Farmdrop order

Get £20 off your first order at Farmdrop using the code NOURISH

We are very excited to let you know that Farmdrop is now selling Nourish Kefir…
To celebrate this, Farmdrop have agreed a special offer of £20 off your first order – pretty good offer when you consider how much there is to choose from!

Farmdrop offer our full Nourish Kefir range – yes even our yummy smoothies…
Just check that you are in the delivery area for Farmdrop to make sure they can reach you.  They deliver from 7am to 10pm to work addresses as well as home addresses – which is handy!

Farmdrop also like to support local producers – which is really great – on their website they say:

“local means that the food you order is grown or produced near our Hub. Then delivered direct to us from our farmers and food makers. When you buy local food, you’re directly supporting small farmers and family businesses who care about getting you the best food they can make (or grow) – and it hasn’t travelled as far, so it’s much fresher, tastier and healthier.”

Farmdrop is based in North London and Nourish Kefir is made about 12 miles away at our dairy in South Croydon.  We are a ‘small producer’ as it’s a family business that started in 2007.  We are the original, authentic fermenters of REAL kefir drinks are made with fresh organic cow’s milk or fresh goats milk.

When we say REAL – what we mean is that we ferment actual live kefir grains – 6 days a week!  We are the only UK commercial producer to do this.
And what do our drinks taste like?  Refreshingly creamy, smooth and delicious!
And the reason why we ferment in this authentic way is because it is the very best quality kefir you can drink – the ones made made with actual kefir grains.   There is no yoghurt bacteria in real kefir – it’s worth knowing the difference!

Hope you get to take up the offer !