Kefir, apart from probiotic bacteria, contains beneficial yeasts.
That is why it is essential to introduce for people with yeast overgrowth.
Fermented foods are essential to introduce to the GAPS diet from the very beginning and kefir can be managed after whey and yoghurt have been successfully introduced.
Supplementing with probiotics in general will allow beneficial flora to do its job primarily in the upper parts of the digestive system which does not generally reach all the way down to the lower bowel however, fermented dairy will carry probiotic microbes all the way down to the end of the digestive system.
The grains originated in the Northern Caucasus Mountain region, where local people have been using the culture for centuries – perhaps for up to one and half to two thousand years.A healthy human gut contains plenty of beneficial yeasts, as well as beneficial bacteria and other microbes.In order to get rid of the “bad” yeast, we need to replace it with the “good” yeast.Whilst yoghurt carries some very beneficial forms of beneficial flora, Kefir has been known to carry colonies as large as 27 different strains or more, many of them of which have great yeast killing properties.Fermentation predigests the dairy, making it easy for our digestive systems to handle, that is why fermented foods are easily digested by people who have digestive disorders.