Drinking Kefir when you have a cold

Drinking Kefir when you have a cold sounds like a bad idea. In fact, Traditional doctors suggest we avoid cold and sour drinks when you suffer from cold or cough.  But, is this suggestion valid in case of kefir?

After all, kefir is fantastic when it comes to fighting infection.

Check out this video to find the answer.



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What about traditional wisdom?

Traditional wisdom should not be ignored entirely. But at the same time, before we accept a suggestion, it is essential to find out why and how it came from the first place, i.e. context. If our context is still the same as what they faced in the olden days, then it is perfectly valid to follow the age-old advice.

I have seen at least a dozen or more cases where drinking kefir helped people recover from their fever much fast.

I also had this first-hand experience. In the past, a fever would put me out of action for a whole week. But the last time it came, I doubled my dose of milk kefir and was able to get back to normal within three days.

So my suggestion is to experiment and test this idea for yourself before you accept it or reject it.

As always, start with the basic steps of figuring out which kefir is the right option for you. If you are new to kefir, contact kefirwala, and we will help you identify the best form of kefir for you. Then you can start fermenting kefir and consuming based on our dosage guide to get the best results in the safest manner possible.

If you have completed your first two weeks with kefir, you can increase the dosage to 100 ml or more.
If you have high temperature/cough/cold, take a 50ml 2-3 times a day with food. Consult your doctor before you make any new additions to your food, especially when you are unwell.

Most doctors would not know about kefir, so you will have to tell them “probiotics, like curd”.


SriHari, aka Kefirwala, started using kefir in 2015. He was struggling with multiple health issues which seemed to bring down his digestion and energy levels. After experiencing the effect of kefir first hand, he decided to tell others about it. He ferments, and he writes, and he dances and teaches Somatic movements.

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