I was 14 when I got sick with Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease, and am now 39. Since diagnosis, I've tried all manner of drugs and non-drugs for treatment. Drugs have been profoundly problematic for me as their severely intolerable side effects led to new medical issues, both short-term, and long-term (osteoporosis and ultimately, a "crash" deterioration that required surgery to remove my colon).
Some of the non-drug treatments have provided vague moments of respite, but when I recently began taking The Cultured Coconut during a family visit, I experienced tangible, unmistakable improvement in what I find to be some of the most uncomfortable symptoms of my condition (I’ll spare you the digestive minutiae!). I’ve tried other probiotics before, but this formulation has the notable impact I was waiting for. The correlation seems clear: when I had to leave Nova Scotia and no longer had access to this kefir, my digestion promptly deteriorated. In my case, there’s a ceiling on the improvement I can experience, having already lost my (irreplaceable!) large intestine.
I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if I’d had access to this product when I was a sick teenager. I hope for others who suffer from intestinal diseases that they may find The Cultured Coconut upon the onset of sickness, possibly changing the course of their illness.
So...I got strep throat for the first time in my life. In fact, when I went to get my prescription, I realized standing there at the drug counter that I’d never done that before. There could have been another time, but my mother thinks that the last time I had a prescription was when I was 6 years old.
Anyway, my intention was to take The Cultured Coconut after I was done the penicillin. I’m on day 5 and was feeling pretty crappy still. I actually felt a lot worse, especially at night. I went to the doctor again and he advised me I should take probiotics at the same time instead of after. Having almost never been sick like this...I just didn't know. So, I came straight back to Kredl's Corner Market and bought a bottle.
I don’t know if this biologically makes sense, but it has been about 2 hours since downing a couple of TBSP and I feel soooo much better. Like for the first time in 5 days I can fully swallow. Maybe it's the antibiotics that just finally kicked in and pushed over the hump, but holy cow...seems like quite a coincidence.
So I asked Linda if there was science to backup whether it was their kefir that could have had this effect so quickly and she responded immediately with information from third party studies...it was no coincidence.
For one year now, I have been struggling with cramps, bloating and terrible digestion issues. I've been back and forth to doctors, for tests and scans. They cannot find anything wrong with me, except I may have IBS. So, I've cleaned up my diet and taken natural supplements, increased fiber, still not much improvement with bloating, and feeling full each time I eat (even if I small meals). I've tried many probiotics and yogurts. You name it. Nothing worked.
The other night, I had the pleasure of meeting your nephew, Caden and he told me about your products. I immediately purchased a bottle at Pete's. It's been 7 days now, and my symptoms are almost gone! This product is AMAZING! Could it be that simple as needing good bacteria to maintain a healthy gut and intestinal health? After one year of discomfort and struggling, I finally feel like myself again! Thank you so much for this product! I will spread the word of The Cultured Coconut and be a customer for life!
I have struggled with diverticulitis for a few years and after several attacks I had a resection done in 2014. I started using your product in 2015 after another episode. I am happy to say that I have been symptom free for over 18 months and I owe it to this wonderful dietary supplement. Every time I hear someone say they have a digestive issue I recommend they start with taking your kefir! Thanks for improving my health in such a significant way.
I've finished my first bottle of your kefir and I can't stop raving about it. After three years of PPIs to help my stomach issues (which only worsened them), then not getting any results from OTCs like Zantac, and no relief from probiotic capsules, I really thought I'd suffer forever. I'm so happy I was wrong. I'm so happy I picked up your kefir and gave it a chance. Pain, bloating, heartburn - GONE. I have my appetite back. I am sleeping better. I feel more energetic. I am SOLD. Thank you!
I love the taste but I would take it daily, even if I didn't.
I have been using it for my immune system which was distorted after being in hospital ten days for pneumonia, and receiving massive IV antibiotics (seven different types). I became allergic to one and had another two and a half weeks of skin burning and itching from my feet to my neck. After all that, I was tired beyond anything and had a bad cold that wouldn't go away.
One month of using this product has made such a difference, and I will continue to use it and promote to everyone.
After having severe acid reflux; a major Gastric blowout and being put on prescription drugs (that weren't working while waiting for a CT scan), I decided to go and purchase another bottle of DGL. I really wanted to deal with this the natural way. Even though DGL didn't work well the last time I used it, I thought I'd try it again and that's when I met this wonderful informative woman at a health food store. I learned so much about my stomach and how it works.
It was during this visit that there happened to be a bottle of "The Cultured Coconut " kefir on the counter. I questioned it and she explained what it did. I decided against it, until a gentleman behind me told me his (acid reflux) story and how it helped him. I thought, what the heck, and bought a jar which led to another jar and so on. I actually wrapped a jar in bubble wrap and took it to NFLD during xmas vacation! I was not going without it!!! It was like a miracle drug to me and still is!!!
I have been very pleased. I discovered probiotics after a nasty bout of diverticulitis. I had been on antibiotics for months and it had wreaked havoc on my body. I was still in constant pain. After several weeks of probiotics, I got better and now I enjoy the best gut health I've ever had.
The coconut kefir is a better source than the expensive capsules. It is far less costly and there are many more active strains, with far more bacteria per dose. So more benefits with less cost. Plus it supports local business. Unlike capsules, which may have traveled far and lost potency, with your product I can be sure I'm getting what I need. Plus kefir is a better source in general. After all, the pills are a somewhat artificial version of what your product does naturally, with better effect.
THANK YOU so much for your amazing coconut milk kefir. My daughter had been suffering from severe stomach pains for over six months now. Many visits to the doctors office and emergency with no answers.
She began taking your kefir two weeks ago and has not had any pains since that first day.
She has her life back and your kefir has been a blessing. I am so fortunate to have met you and have learned so much from you. My daughter will see a GI specialist in four months. I cannot wait to tell him/her about your kefir and how it has helped my daughter.
Words cannot express how grateful we are - thank you!
This is such a powerful kefir that in days, it has made a big difference to my health. It really is medicinal grade! And it tastes good.
We are really loving the coconut milk kefir, I love the fact it is organic and brewed from milk kefir grains... our clients are so happy, we carry it in the clinic and all of the client feedback is positive!
Thank-you Linda for bringing us this superior product!
I have been on this coconut kefir for about three weeks now....my tummy is thanking me!! More important is my dogs are all on it as well! And now their tummies are happy! Love that it is organic and fermented with real kefir grains!! It tastes wonderful as well!
A GREAT PRODUCT!! I have been using it for a week now, and have really noticed a difference in how I feel. Way more effective than other kefirs I've tried.
Thank you! Love it, delish! We use it in our smoothies everyday, and it makes them so tasty and creamy!
I have heard of the benefits of organic coconut milk kefir from listening to Donna Gates/Body Ecology show on Hay House radio in the States. I am so glad you are in business and wish you all the best!
Finished my first bottle!! In love with your product!!! Delicious and fresh - thanks, Linda!
I began taking Artisanal Cultured Coconut Kefir during a prolonged digestive system flare-up. Initially, I was only able to take about 10 cc at a time, but could feel each dose easing the stress on my bowel. I currently take 1 ounce daily to keep my digestive system as happy as possible and enjoy the coco-nutty astringent palette-refreshing finish. The kefir seems to have also improved my ability to tolerate antibiotics.
- Lea Anne
I've long enjoyed kefir from the health food section of the grocery store, but this is something else entirely, and nearly ruins the grocery store stuff for you. In a class by itself. Also my dog is INSANE for it.
- Joanne K.
When I was on a pretty serious antibiotic protocol, Linda couldn't have been more wonderful in helping me understand kefir and how it works. I made the most delicious smoothies with it! I finished the series of antibiotics and the kefir kept me healthy throughout. I intend to keep using this wonderful product!
- Joanne B.
I noticed my sugar and carb cravings were reined in after starting to take probiotics. Shortly thereafter, I found The Cultured Coconut kefir. What timing! I love the taste and much prefer getting the benefits in a food rather than a pill form. More and more, I realize that gut health is the key to overall health!
This is the best tasting Kefir ever! And extremely well-priced. Linda is very kind, helpful and knowledgable.
I will be a regular, that's for sure! Thanks for creating a superior product!!!