Message from a reader: Kefir and probiotics

Kefir and Probiotics – No Gallbladder

Few days ago, I received a message from a person named Syl with a subject line of: new found relief from no gallbladder symptoms. He/She mentioned Keifer, which I think he/she refers to the ready-to-drink Kefir as he/she also mentioned probiotics.

I haven’t tried Kefir as I was not able to find one in Cebu, Philippines. But I posted something about Yakult – Probiotic Drink that become part of my daily drink – one Yakult bottle a day.

Here’s the full message:

Message Body:
Hey – Just stumbled across your blog while looking for something else online – and -as I too went through a nearly identical experience (almost 5 years ago) with having my gallbladder out and then being back in trouble again. . .I had to share something with you. Just a few weeks ago, I spoke with a doc and our conversation just happened to take us into the area of my digestive and intestinal issues after having my gallbladder removed. She told me to try something – said that only one person she has shared these tips with did not get relief. She told me to drink Keifer (pourable, live culture yogurt) and take probiotics three times a day. Within a couple of days, I experienced a DRASTIC improvement in bowel function, I lost the constant abdominal bloat and discomfort. .. Now, weeks later, I have had a couple of bouts of diarrhea – but that is NOTHING compared to what I had been experiencing. I was sure the caustic mess moving through my intestines would ruin me – depriving me of a long life -and certainly a happy one. I am SO GRATEFUL to have found this solution. P.S. I don’t do the probiotics and keifer three times a day now – usually just with my breakfast.
Hope this works for you too. It’s one thing to have to watch the fat -we all need to do better with that anyway. But to be able to eat regular food – and not have those horrid irritable bowl symptoms. . . AWSOME!!!

It seems that Kefir and probitics provide positive benefits to us with no gallbladder.

Has anyone without gallbladder tried Kefir?

One thought on “Message from a reader: Kefir and probiotics

  1. Hi, I just came across your blog now when browsing. I had my gallbladder removed about 14 years ago. Got used to life with being careful about what I ate or paying the price of multiple trips to the bathroom if I ate particularly fatty foods. Sugary foods were a killer too.
    Anyway a few months ago I decided to try Kefir as I heard great things about it. I purchased the grains (homemade is superior to bottled) and started to make it and consume it daily. Had awful cramps and gas initially (was warned this can happen until your body adjusts) for a few days and then everything settled, I can tolerate fatty foods more. My bowl movements have normalised. I feel great, no bloating, am less fatigued. Just overall I feel healthier. I don’t know if it’s real or placebo effect but either way, my quality of life everyday has improved. Wish I had known about kefir years ago. I may have still had a gallbladder as it was bad diet that caused the problems with it in the first place.
    Anyway just thought I let you know my experience of having no gallbladder & the benefit I had with Kefir.

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