A smoothie recipe I recently created suiting our back to school schedule. If there was ever a week I didn’t need 12 hour day technology problems it was this last one.

I found a black rice extract (a difficult product to find), a link is included in the pic below. Amazon also has one from Bulk Supplements but I have found the quality from Bulk Supplements to be iffy at times.

It makes a pretty potent maf, I’ll describe potent in the video but you must be familiar with Bravo Yogurt™, Gcmaf  or other maf products to recognize the effects. If in the event you find it too powerful add a small amount of avocado oil which will not affect the taste (high in oleic acid and much more palatable than olive oil when added to a milk product). Whether it be from the addition of Skyr organisms or the black rice extract I do not know but my motto is, if it isn’t harmful try it. Let them do the studies to determine the source of the benefit regarding kefir and black rice extract.  The point is; it’s a dual fermentation.

Not going to make any claims aside from the anti-oxidant increase and the known effects of fermentation. 

I’ve included the basics in a photo format for your convenience. There are no amounts except for the black rice extract, it will depend on the size of your glass container. Use within 4 days.

If you want to measure the effects on blood sugar levels my suggestion would be no additional diet changes overall for at least four weeks to get an effective assessment.

About yogurt

I would like to add that when it comes to yogurts like Skyr, Chobani etc. (Greek yogurt) or those that promote the benefits of high protein content, this type of yogurt is a cost cutting product. Not against them, use them sporadically, not my go to type of yogurt. Usually when I want a Greek yogurt I drain the acid whey myself. I try different yogurts for the culture variations.

The higher value content is the lactose and the acid whey (a waste product for this type yogurt) in terms of health and cost. Production costs are lower due to the nutrient dense substances being removed. In other words be aware of consumer claims that benefit the producer more than the consumer. If you have a difficult time with casein proteins remember that is the protein content. It’s difficult to condense in a paragraph but think ‘table salt’, cereal and the history of other processed food items when considering a perceived benefit and the most valuable components have likely become a commodity. Skyr yogurt was founded by investment capitalists and Greek yogurt explosion of recent years is reduction in production cost. Educated guess, best benefit, heirloom cultures, less added sugar.

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Kefir and Black Rice Extract Dual Fermentation Benefits

Administration of a mixture of 5 to 20 mL of kefir with black rice extract—1 : 1/kg bw—during four weeks enhanced by up to 199% and 2330% of the Langerhans islet in the pancreas and insulin-positive β-cells, respectively, in diabetic rats. The concentration completely reversed the pancreatic damage induced by STZ-NA (Streptozotocin-nicotinamide), achieving a similar effect to the glibenclamide, an antidiabetic drug of the second-generation sulfonylureas class that reduces blood glucose by increasing insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells. The effect was attributed to the proton-radical scavenging activity from alcohol and phenolic compounds present in the beverage. This finding demonstrates that the antioxidative capacity must be a significant factor in promoting the homeostasis of insulin production by the pancreas. The study did not test a formulation without adding black rice extract therefore it is impossible to determine how much of this positive effect on β-cells can be attributed to the kefir alone. Indeed, the addition of black rice extract increased by 56.8% the antioxidant capacity of the beverage compared to the kefir alone. Read more…

Kefir Benefits For Diabetes

  • With the addition of black rice extract, enhances Langerhans islet in the pancreas by approx. 200% and insulin-positive β-cells over 2000%

Alternavita: All you need to know (critical info in a nutshell)..... by focusing exclusively on these foundational health and immune development issues up to 90% of chronic conditions can be eliminated.

WHO STATEMENTS: 2017 Millennium Goal

  1. Breastfeeding,
  2. food (security)
  3. and water security (sanitation)

are major protective factors against malnutrition and critical factors in the maturation of healthy gut microbiota, characterized by a transient bifidobacterial bloom before a global rise in anaerobes. Early depletion in gut Bifidobacterium longum, a typical maternal probiotic, known to inhibit pathogens, represents the first step in gut microbiota alteration associated with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Later, the absence of the Healthy Mature Anaerobic Gut Microbiota (HMAGM) leads to deficient energy harvest, vitamin biosynthesis and immune protection, and is associated with diarrhea, malabsorption and systemic invasion by microbial pathogens. A therapeutic diet and infection treatment may be unable to restore bifidobacteria and HMAGM.


Researchers found that malnourished children’s microbiota failed to follow the healthy pattern they identified in healthy children. The microbiota of malnourished children is immature, lagging in development behind that of their healthy peers. Supplementing these children’s meals with widely used therapeutic foods that increase calories and nutrient density reduces deaths from malnutrition, but it does not fix their persistent microbiota immaturity.

“Perhaps more insidious than slowing growth is malnutrition’s effect on less visible aspects of health, including impaired brain development and dysfunctional immunity, which follow these children throughout their lives”.

The Father of The Microbiome

Dr. Jeffrey Gordon


SIBO can cause severe malabsorption, serious malnutrition and immune deficiency syndromes in children (non breastfed) and adults. 

Prognosis is usually serious, determined mostly by the underlying disease that led to SIBO.



The WHO recommends that immunization or treatment be orally administered due to economic, logistical and security reasons. Furthermore, this route offers important advantages over systemic administration, such as reducing side effects, as the molecules are administered locally and have the ability to stimulate the GALT immune responses  (Levine and Dougan, 1998Neutra and Kozlowski, 2006Bermúdez-Humarán et al., 2011).



For ANY infectious or parasitic disease to start, it is ALWAYS a requisite that the host suffer IMMUNODEFICIENCY. At the same time, infectious and parasitic diseases themselves cause additional IMMUNE SUPPRESSION and more MALNUTRITION. This immune suppression is SECONDARY to the accumulation of free radicals, especially oxidizing species, that occurs during and after infectious and parasitic diseases.

Clinical Aspects of Immunology and Biochem J.


Current IBD Research 2016

Currently available treatments for IBD, which target the systemic immune system, induce immunosuppression, thereby exposing the patient to the risk of infections and malignancy. The interplay between the gut and the systemic immune system determines the final effect on target organs, including the bowel mucosa. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are associated with an altered systemic immune response leading to inflammation-mediated damage to the gut and other organs.

Clinical & Translational Immunology (2016)
Gastroenterology and Liver Units, Department of Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Most importantly, the immune modulatory agents used today for IBD do not achieve remission in many patients.

Not all IBD patients benefit from currently available drugs. Young people with IBD do not want to be on long-term drug therapy. Oral immune therapy, while not yet studied in large cohorts of patients, may provide an answer to this unmet need.

Clinical & Translational Immunology (2016)
Gastroenterology and Liver Units, Department of Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel


Tolerance is the ability of the immune system to ‘see’ and respond appropriately. Without galactose (a necessary sugar) the immune system can not 'see'. Your immune system would not be able to function without galactose Your body wouldn’t know which cells are “good” and what cells are “bad.” Your body wouldn’t know who the invaders were and which ones should be attacked by antibodies. As you will learn the importance of these ‘sugars’ in gut microbiota health is a rapidly expanding field of research, only recently discovered, including HMO's (human milk oligosaccharides).

Why galactose? Milk sugar aka lactose has been shown to be very beneficial for the human body though unlike sucrose, lactose is made up of glucose and galactose. There is no fructose in lactose. It is a healthy disaccharide sugar. Galactose is known as the “brain sugar” and supports brain development of babies and children. Galactose helps triggers long-term memory formation. Galactose has been shown to inhibit tumor growth and stop its spread, particularly to the liver. This beneficial sugar can also enhance wound healing, decrease inflammation, enhances cellular communication, and increases calcium absorption.
What does immune ‘tolerance’ mean in simple language?
Immune tolerance, or immunological tolerance, or immunotolerance, is a state of unresponsiveness of the immune system to substances or tissue that have the capacity to elicit an immune response in a given organism. The Th1 cytokine profile is vital for clearance of certain organisms and ancillary immune activity, and a limiting effect on this cytokine profile may result in reduced chances for overcoming infections especially intra-cellular organisms residing within macrophages. Effective clearance will depend on appropriate macrophage activation (which occurs through IFN≥ release by Th1 and NK cells) and production of nitric oxide. If this pathway is disrupted IFN≥ secretion is blocked, impairing macrophage activation. Persistent blockade of these inhibitory receptors has lead to the breakdown in immune self tolerance, thereby increasing susceptibility to autoimmune or auto-inflammatory side effects, including rash, colitis, hepatitis and endocrinopathies. Many drugs may cause checkpoint blockade toxicity including pharmaceutical drugs termed ‘immuno therapy’ by pharmaceutical companies, these include Mab drugs and cancer treatments. Checkpoint Inhibitor–Induced Colitis: A New Type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Madeline Bertha, MD MS, corresponding author1 Emanuelle Bellaguara, MD, Timothy Kuzel, MD, and Stephen Hanauer, MD ACG Case Rep J. 2017; 4: e112. Published online 2017 Oct 11. doi: 10.14309/crj.2017.112 PMCID: PMC5636906 PMID: 29043290

The Elderly

Mammal milk is required for enhanced phagocytosis as shown by research, especially in the elderly. Whole fat mammal milk can actually restore phagocytosis in senescent cells in the elderly. Phagocytosis, by which immune cells ‘eat’ bacteria or infected cells, is one of the mechanisms that help to resist infections. Lactic acid bacteria strains like acidophilus also increases phagocytosis.