There is a rage going on in the probiotic world which originates from Donna Gates, creator of The Body Ecology Diet. After discovering the healing abilities of kefir on the digestive tract and mucous membranes in general, Gates was gifted a kefir culture on a retreat in Japan. Regular consumption of kefir builds up communities of depleted friendly micro-organisms in our bodies, this pushes out in-grown colonies of pathogenic yeast. Gardens of diverse, friendly bacteria are vital for strengthening our immune systems. They also protect us from pathogenic bacteria (very good on a trip to the tropics!), help us to efficiently absorb nutrients from our food and ultimately assist with healing all kinds of digestive disorders, allergies, chronic fatigue and much more.