Sjogrens & Kefir

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Hi, is it safe to drink Kefir with SS. I make my own Kefir, but have read that you shouldn't use probiotics if your immune system is compromised, which it is with SS.

Thanks for any advice you can give.

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    Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder like Grave's disease, Hashimoto's or Type 1 diabetes. These disorders are characterized by an over-active immune system targeting body tissues like the salivary glands or tear glands (Sjögren's syndrome), the thyroid (Hashimoto's) or the pancreas (diabetes).

    A compromised immune system, also known as an immunodeficiency, is when your immune system is under-active and can't defend your body efficiently enough against pathogens like bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Where you prescribed immune suppressants to ease the symptoms of your SS?

    I have Grave's disease. I have made kefir at home and consumed it for years. I typically have a small amount each day and have not observed any adverse effects.

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    Dan73 gives a good description of the difference between autoimmune disease (Sjogren's) and compromised immune systems.

    Personally, i start almost every day with plain, whole fat Bulgarian yogurt made where i live. Tho i'll eat a handful of nuts and maybe some greens w/olive oil at the same time, the yogurt is the first thing into my system. It hasn't aggravated my Sjogren's at all. Back when i made my own kefir, i drank it plain. If you do that & don't add sugar/fake sugar, it should be fine.

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