Why is Cocomilk Kefir not always the same consistency? Why is it sometimes runny and sometimes thick? Cocomilk Kefir is made runny. Since the kefir is a live active food, It will still grow, fizz & thicken as it sets further in the tub. This thickening depends on the time passed since it was made; it also depends on any warming that occurs with handling. The thickening will just make more of the probiotics. If you like it thinner, just add a little of clean water (preferably spring water) and mix it well. If you like it thicker, leave it out of the fridge overnight; it will then thicken over the next few days.
What are common causes of bloating & reflux? In many cases, bloating occurs when foods such as starch or sugars are fermented at too quickly for dispersion &/or absorption - this causes gas/foam to build up (bloating) which may then promote simple reflux (heartburn). Long term heartburn may also lead to incompetence of the esophageal sphincter & then, acid reflux. One simple way to limit this cause of bloating is to limit the starches & sugars in your diet. The second way is to retard fermentation in the gut (especially the stomach). Eat more bulk fiber AND avoid mixing your starches & sugars with dense proteins or heavy fats in the same meal. Also, don't overeat (overfill) as this slows gas from gathering together & being 'burped' out easily. Often, this will encourage the stomach to empty before much gas is trapped. These simple ways have been known & documented since 1893. The following link displays a very early medical article describing fermentation during digestion. It's quaint but relevant - Click here (1893, Allan A Jones MD)