Home of the good bacteria


Welcome to the home of good bacteria.

Kefir and yogurt are among the the healthiest food on earth. With the help of the good guys, the live bacteria aka live active culture, anyone can take a small step at attaining good health. However, this is only so when the product you choose says "live bacteria, or active culture, or live culture". Our products have live culture thus you get the full benefits from yogurt. Not only that, we use natural ingredients for most of our products - brown sugar, fresh fruit, farm fresh milk, natural sugar replacement(stevia), and organic eggs to name a few.

Just because it is healthy does not mean it is boring. At Yoggie's, we make sure that you get to love being healthy and say "it's so yummy!" all the way home.


But don't just take our word for it, take a look at some of our products:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

On Kefir and Cancer

Here are 2 other researches done and published by the International Journal of Oncology.  Note however that studies could be done with the use of cultured kefir and not the kefir grains which most believe are more potent.

You may want to view them so I posted the link on their titles:

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How Kefir Helps in the Osteoporosis Treatment

Copied en toto from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25278298

 2015 Feb;26(2):589-99. doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2908-x. Epub 2014 Oct 3.

Kefir improves bone mass and microarchitecture in an ovariectomized rat model of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Abstract

Kefir treatment in ovariectomized (OVX) rats could significantly decrease the levels of bone turnover markers and prevent OVX-induced bone loss, deterioration of trabecular microarchitecture, and biomechanical dysfunction that may be due to increase intracellular calcium uptake through the TRPV6 calcium channel.

INTRODUCTION:

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to an increased fracture risk. The incidence of osteoporosis increases with age and occurs most frequently in postmenopausal women due to estrogen deficiency, as the balance between bone resorption and bone formation shifts towards increased levels of bone resorption. Among various methods of prevention and treatment for osteoporosis, an increase in calcium intake is the most commonly recommended preventive measure. Kefir is a fermented milkproduct made with kefir grains that degrade milk proteins into various peptides with health-promoting effects, including immunomodulating-, antithrombotic-, antimicrobial-, and calcium-absorption-enhancing bioactivities.

METHODS:

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of kefir on osteoporosis prophylaxis in an ovariectomized rat model. A total of 56 16-week-old female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into 7 experimental groups: sham (normal), OVX/Mock, OVX/1X kefir (164 mg/kg BW/day), OVX/2X kefir (328 mg/kg BW/day), OVX/4X kefir (656 mg/kg BW/day), OVX/ALN (2.5 mg/kg BW/day), and OVX/REBONE (800 mg/kg BW/day). After 12-week treatment with kefir, the bone physiology in the OVX rat model was investigated. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to investigate the possible transport mechanism involved in calcium absorption using the Caco-2 human cell line.

RESULTS:

A 12-week treatment with kefir on the OVX-induced osteoporosis model reduced the levels of C-terminal telopeptides of type I collagen (CTx), bone turnover markers, and trabecular separation (Tb. Sp.). Additionally, treatment with kefir increased trabecular bone mineral density (BMD), bone volume (BV/TV), trabecular thickness (Tb. Th), trabecular number (Tb. N), and the biomechanical properties (hardness and modulus) of the distal femur with a dose-dependent efficacy. In addition, in in vitro assay, we found that kefir increased intracellular calcium uptake in Caco-2 cell through TRPV6 calcium channels and not through L-type voltage-operated calcium channels.

CONCLUSION:

The protective effect of kefir in the OVX rat model may occur through increasing intracellular calcium uptake through the TRPV6 calcium channel.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Everything On It - A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness


Don't you ever wonder why, despite their effort to eat right,  some  people still get sick?
Here's the thing about staying healthy - everything contributes to it.  You know, not just your food.  It's your lifestyle - your food, your job, your residence, your activities, your relationships, your soap,  your makeup, etc. etc. etc.
Yup.  You heard it right.  Why do I say this?  Because it is the truth.  The decisions you make determine your health.  Thus to me, health is a matter of choice  Decisions are done every single minute of your life.  When you eat, you decide what to eat, what time to eat, where to eat, who to eat with, to clean the dishes right after or not.  When you walk, you decide to go left or right, go up the stairs or ride the elevator, go to the park or to the mall.  When you work, you decide whether to call someone first or write an memo, to type for the boss or remind him of his next appointment;, for artists,  to draw a dribble line or dribble; for nurses, to give this guy his meds or to check on the vital signs of another.  When you go home, will you ride the bus or a taxi? Will you go straight home and buy Junior's school supplies at a nearby store, or buy them before you go home?   Those are but a few choices we make each day.
For a healthy lifestyle, I constantly remind myself (and bug my family with it) everytime:
1.  Diet - low fat (except for kefir and yogurt), low salt, moderate sugar, high fiber, all natural.  But, I take soda once a month and indulge in some dessert that I love every 2 weeks.  Otherwise, a bite or two of anything sweet will be enough for me in a day. I take a dose each of garlic, papaya and herbalberry capsules every single day 15 minutes before breakfast.  Of course, I take my milk kefir.  2 cups at least a day.  when I don't feel well, I take an additional 2 cups.
2.  Exercise - a few minutes of dancing to my favorite music specially the ones that my zumba instructor plays, house chores, walking the dog,
3.  Work and relations- I choose to make and deliver yogurt and kefir where I get to meet other people.  I feel good when I am able to help others.  When I want to cry, I do.  crying keeps the endorphines out.
4.  Hygiene - the daily bath, kefir on face and body, use of all natural soap, shampoo, feminine wash, body scrub and honeymilk lotion are part of what I do. The chemicals you get yourself in contact with will definitely end up in some part of your body which will most likely give you a not so pleasant reaction.
5.  Home - we recently transferred to a place that has lots of trees, minimal air and nose pollution, with a friendly neighborhood.  How does this affect health?  Well, it's stress free living in a clean environment.
Even the switch I made with my wifi connection is part of it.  Lesser stress means lesser chance of getting ill.
Now you know my secret.  Mind you I haven't gotten ill for the longest time.  Just a few hours of cold or cough.  But that's about it.  How about you?


Jane

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Budwig Diet and Kefir

I found an article about Budwig diet and Kefir cheese.  Here it talks about how kefir can be used in the diet to help cancer patients.  Read on.

http://www.naturalnews.com/025266_oil_cancer_food.html

Basically, the article tells about how to use kefir with budwig.  Also, it provides recommendation on what to eat during the diet - I couldn't really call it a diet as it is not a temporary thing but an altered eating habit.  I think that's more acceptable.

Another thing i noted is the recommendation of doing enema.  Unlike Dr. Gerson who recommends using coffee though, Dr. Budwig endorsed the use of flax seed oil in the procedure.  Those to me may require more convincing but two of my clients have been doing it for some time now.  They say it really feels so good after.  Care to try?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flaxseed in the Budwig Diet: Oil or Whole?


People who follow the Budwig Diet are posed with a problem of finding a suitable flaxseed oil.  In the first place, the oil is not popular in the Philippines and so there are but a few sellers.  Secondly, even if they do find one the oil easily becomes rancid when exposed to light and oxygen.  Third, it is temperature sensitive.

The solution I'm thinking of is to buy whole flaxseed and then extract the oil. It should be extracted using the cold pressed method and used within a week or two at most.  It should be stored in dark bottles to keep the light away from it and it should also be kept inside the refrigerator.

The criteria for choosing the best flaxseed oil are:

1.  Organic as much as possible.
2.  It should be as fresh as possible. (specially if organic flaxseed oil
is not available)
3.  Should be stored in dark bottles and kept under refrigeration.
4.  Should be cold pressed as the alpha-linolenic acid could be destroyed by heat.
5.  It should be hygenically prepared.

I hope that helps.


disclaimer:  pic is not mine.  imported it from http://barbaramendeznutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/flax-seed-oil.jpg.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pictures from 3rd Soft Cheese Workshop

Sorry, this is long overdue.  Here are the pics from last week's workshop.    Next workshop is on Sept. 22. check out our announcement at www.yogurtstation.blogspot.com.





The workshop started off with making cheese per se.  We needed to do this because we wanted to let our attendees bring home the cheeses they had made.









Our students getting a hands-on activity at making cheese.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

3rd Soft Cheese Class

Soft cheese workshop on August 25. Please let me know if you want to attend.


Venue: Villa Regina Pasig, 9 am to 6 pm (we expect it to extend beyond 6 though because some cheese takes a long time to drain). 
Topics: food safety and the following soft cheeses: cottage cheese, mascarpone, feta, yogurt cream cheese, ricotta, cultured buttermilk
Worskshop Fee: 6,500.00. we can only accommodate max of 10 persons. 
Inclusions: all ingredients (milk, acids, rennet, etc), use of all needed equipment (stove, pots, etc), kit, recipes, certificate, tortilla chips for snack with your cheese, packed lunch


We normally do a working lunch in order to maximize the time.  Let me know if you're interested to attend.  Contact me at yoggiestation@gmail.com or the our Yoggie's Yogurt Station Facebook Account.  

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