Do you think a person can drink to much kefir and have to many probiotics in his system? My instructions that came with the grains, were to drink the kefir for 20 days, and then to break for 10 days... but I haven't read that anywhere else.
I don't think you need to take a break. Some of the bacteria is transient and you are going to lose a lot of the flora in the stool. So I don't see how it could build up to dangerous levels. You should still make sure to get enough fiber in your diet though to feed these and other strains of beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
I'm hooked on the taste in fruit smoothies, guacomole and other dips, and cooled slightly soups - it gives a great tang... I think you can add it to most anything you would add milk too. It might be a good substitute for mayo too. Any other ideas for use?
Some people mentioned that cultured longer it turns in to a cheese-like consistency. So what about kefir cheese and crackers? You can blend in a little high ligan flax oil for a nutty flavor to make a dip. Or blend with a little oil and stevia to make a frosting that you can use on carrot cake or something.
My understanding is that it is best for us when we drink it the last thing at night of first thing in the morning... but when I am taking a break from it I like to use the kefir in other ways for the taste and creamy texture.