This is a story about a mom who found a miraculous treasure while trying to heal a sick child. This ancient treasure helped her daughter and others and so inspired was the she that she committed to sharing this good news with as many as she could. So she set off on a quest to help heal the nation of South Africa – one tummy at a time, to share the knowledge and the blessings of life carried by a collections of tiny microorganisms called kefir.
This ancient treasure known as KEFIR is a fermented beverage and it’s AWESOME! I’m that mom, my names is Bronwen and when I saw what kefir did for my children I knew I’d found something miraculous. My daughter had suffered with tummy problems, now known as IBS for quite a while and I wasn’t sure how to help her. Once she started consuming kefir regularly she experienced so much relief I had to pay attention. I too benefitted from drinking kefir as it sorted out a constipation issue I sometimes experienced. This stuff was amazing. The research started and I was blown away. These tiny living microorganisms were the answer to many of the health problems I saw people experiencing. I knew I had to get as many people as possible to try kefir.
I have been an entrepreneur most of my life and in 2015 I decided to make my passion my business. Having something I believed in as much as kefir I decided to make kefir full time. The name nume S.A. came from a word my little boy used to call food when he was a baba. He’d ask for nummi-sa. I loved it. Turned out it wasn’t as easily said and soon nummi-sa became nume S.A.
In the early days of kefir fermenting it was just my daughter and I harvesting batches of milk kefir early in the mornings before she had to go to school. We prayed for water kefir cultures (aka grains) and shortly afterwards they manifested. This meant I could also help people who didn’t drink milk.
nume S.A. PTY is an artisanal business based in Mnandi, Centurion, Gauteng. What started as a small seed of light has grown into a thriving artisanal business. The more I’ve learned about the importance of our gut microbiome, the more passionate I became. Our gut area is so important. When things don’t work properly we get sick. When we don’t eat living foods as part of our diet we get sick because things don’t work properly. Fermented foods give life – literally.
I am blessed to have an amazing team of individuals who help me bring the best, most alive kefir to you. We get the importance of gut health and want as many South Africans as we can to know how to look after their gut and to give them access to quality gut health products and services. Kefir is what we do. It’s our specialty but I also know how difficult it can be when you first start out on your gut healing journey. There is so much to learn and so many things you’ve never heard of that you now need to find. I have added links to some of these products to help you along the way and will add more as I find them.
I would also like to invite you on a journey with me to learn about the importance of a healthy gut – from the mouth to the stomach, intestines, colon and all the way to the exit. There is too much illness in the world that has no place here. We get to choose to live better, healthier, balanced and happier lives. We get to #BeLoveSeeLoveDoLove for ourselves and others.
nume S.A. has just entered a new phase in 2021 and I am now taking the dream for a healthier and happier nation to the next level. nume S.A. is now Nu Me S.A. and our mission to is build a healthier and happier South Africa one microbiome, one gut, one person at a time.
Your health and wellbeing is our intention. Our fermentation facility is fully compliant with FSA certification for food safety and HACCP and my business is SARS and CIPC compliant.
Bronwen del Paggio – mother and entrepreneur
WHAT WE DO
Gut health and probiotics
Why is it so important?
We don’t have a health crisis; we have a food crisis.
We are eating foods that damage our gut and poison the microbes. If the food we eat does not kill the beneficial bacteria, then we starve them to death by not eating enough prebiotics.
Or we wipe them out with antibiotics, over-use antibacterial soap, hand sanitizers and other environmental toxins. We are literally waging chemical warfare on ourselves.
This results in – depression, anxiety, food intolerances, inflammation in the gut, joints and body, sleep disorders, constipation and unlimited allergies. The list just goes on. IBS is the manifestation of an imbalance of microbes in the gut microbiome.
Could your gut’s ecosystem be out of balance?
When your gut is off balance, it doesn’t work properly, which manifests into the symptoms listed above.
In today’s current world health crisis, you cannot afford to have a compromised immune system.
Did you know that your moods, brain functionality and mental well-being is influenced by our gut microbes who manufacture most of our FEEL-GOOD neurotransmitter serotonin? Seeding and feeding the microbiome will result in healthier and happier people.
On the other side, many diseases, particularly stomach and immune diseases can be traced back to not enough good bugs being hosted in your gut. Microbes are also often called bugs.
Kefir is made up of billions of good bioactive compounds, comprising of mainly lactobacillus species. Probiotic diversity is key when it comes to gut health. You want as many different types of good bacteria as possible, there must be enough of them and you want them to be absorbed easily by the gut.
SO, WHAT IS KEFIR?
Kefir is a fermented beverage, which is an ancient functional food. Kefir is a mesophilic symbiotic culture (Scobie), a symbiotic culture of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts embedded in a matrix of proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides (thank you Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefir) working together to benefit the host (our gut, mouth, skin).
Kefir contains large varieties of beneficial microbes. Milk kefir has been known to have around 30 different types of bacteria and water kefir 12.
Kefir is a source of nutrients (Proteins, calcium, phosphorus, B12, Vit K, magnesium, Vit D).
There is information that says that the word ‘kefir’ comes from a Turkish word meaning ‘good feeling’.
Our Kefir cannot be
Compared to yogurt. Kefir contains billions more probiotics per ml.
Priced like a milkshake or drinking yogurt which is made in less than a day.
Be compared to a mass produced kephir
Our Company will
Follow all safe food manufacture processes as laid out by the authorities
Pay our team/workers
Obey the law
Be SARS compliant
Honour one another in our sphere of influence
Our Company will not
Compromise on the power of the product by cutting corners to cut down on price
Make or sell an inferior product
Devalue the traditional process to fit into the mainstream