|Definition:||(noun) A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.|
|Usage:||In a somber tone, the charlatan proclaimed that he could cure the woman with only a banana peel—for a small fee, of course. Discuss.|
Milk kefir is, to put it lightly, an acquired taste. Sour and pungent, milk kefir is a cultured dairy food originally from the Caucuses – the region where Europe meets Asia. There it has been traditionally heralded as an elixir of long life and health. It seems that there’s wisdom in this tradition: milk kefir is rich in beneficial bacteria, phosphorus, vitamin K, biotin and folic acid – nutrients that are essential to health and well-being. A single component of milk kefir – kefiran – may prove particularly beneficial as it successfully protects beneficial bacteria from damage in the hostile environment of the digestive tract1.