When my grandson came down with an extended period of vomiting and diarrhoea, I thought I had better see what the latest news is on the issue. I found this article, provided by the South Australian Government, in their IMVS Newsletter 65 Autumn 2007. The article said that most causes of acute infectious gastroenteritis are viral.
It quoted a prospective case control study of paediatric diarrhoea from Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital showing that viral pathogens were detected in 71% of all infective diarrhoeal illnesses. It also said viral causes of diarrhoea infect nearly all children in the first few years of life.
What I was excited to read however, was that the main-stay of treatment is replacement of fluids and that while there are no specific antiviral agents available, a hyperimmune bovine colostrum has been shown to be an extremely useful prophylactic agent against rotavirus infection in children. How about that! Not new news for the Savvy team, but perhaps there are plenty of others, mums in particular, who are looking for simple solutions for their suffering child.
Bovine Colostrum is safe, non-toxic and can be consumed in any quantity without side-effects or drug interactions, and has been proven to be at least three times more effective than vaccination. Other articles we have written on the other benefits of colostrum are Colostrum And Macca: Natural Ingredients for Optimal Health; Immunity: What’s Your Back-Up Plan?; Tired of Being Sick And Tired? Avoid Allergies, Asthma And Sinus This Winter.
Colostrum is safe, non-toxic, non-allergenic and it has no side effects. The US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCIB) reported a US hospital study on the efficacy of a 2-month treatment with oral colostrum in the prevention of flu episodes, compared with anti-influenza vaccination. Part 2 of the study with 65 very high-risk cardiovascular subjects had a similar protocol and results. When evaluated after 3 months of follow-up it was found that Colostrum, both in healthy subjects and high-risk cardiovascular patients, is at least 3 times more effective than vaccination to prevent flu and is very cost-effective for immunity.
Colostrum is life’s first food and we believe it to be perfect for any sign of inflammation or immune attack. Colostrum contains special enzymes that prevent its immune and growth factors from being digested, enabling them to go to wok immediately. Colostrum’s timely rediscovery, with its great potential to fight disease, improve quality of life and increase longevity is unprecedented. It cannot be duplicated in a scientific laboratory, and therefore is only available as a food supplement. Colostrum’s unique combination of immune and growth factors are only possible from nature.
A recent article written by Robert Preston, ND, President of the International Institute of Nutritional Research states, “Bovine Colostrum is safe. It contains an unprecedented combination of nutritional factors with which to fortify the immune system. Colostrum is so harmless, it has been prepared by Nature as the first food for infants, intended as their total diet for the first 24 hours.” He states, “it would be hard to imagine any nutritional substance more natural or beneficial than Colostrum. It is safe for internal consumption by children, adults and animals.”
How much Colostrum should be taken and how often?
You should take enough of it to obtain results. You be the judge. If you are not seeing results with it, you are definitely not taking enough, or the quality might be inadequate. We have found that adults should begin with a fairly large dose per day, and the number of days will depend on the severity of the condition, and the person’s response. It can then be lessened to a maintenance level as long as it continues to produce results at the lower level.
We love this life’s first food, and the potential it has to give every family the ability to look after their children themselves, knowing they have a safe, non-allergenic way to achieve great results with a wonderful natural substance that has no side effects! Colostrum apparently has a sixteen hour half-life. It should be taken at least twice a day on an empty stomach with a full glass of water. Remember, Colostrum’s benefits are cumulative, so the longer and more consistent the use, the greater the benefits.
Most people who take Colostrum feel better right away; some go through a rough “healing crisis” reporting flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, coughing up phlegm, skin rashes and low grade fever. This usually lasts only a couple of days. When this is happening, the body is ridding itself of long-accumulated toxins, locked in the body’s tissues and fat deposits that have suppressed the immune system and encourage disease. Do not decrease Colostrum use at this time. In fact, this might be a good time to temporarily increase the dose of Colostrum. Most people with disease are feeling so bad anyway that the knowledge their their body is healing can pull them through the hard times.
Colostrum is not just for adults.
Colostrum’s test is in the undeniable health of children who receive Colostrum and breast milk from their mothers. These children using Colostrum experience less illness, increased mental acuity, higher IQs, and have stronger, more vibrant growth. Yet, even today, children face circumstances where it has not been possible to provide them with this wonderful natural food. Children who did not receive Colostrum and/ or where not breast fed for at least six months, can greatly benefit from the bovine source. Children’s age and weight need to be considered when administering colostrum as it takes less to be effective.
The simplest way to administer colostrum is to add it to a food such as formula, yougurt, milk or sprinkle on cereal. It is best to obtain the highest quality soluble colostrum. Colostrum, when properly produced, readily disperses in liquids and is highly effective. Some practitioners say that continual use of colostrum for children is unnecessary once they have recovered from what it is being administered for, since they naturally produce (within their bodies) colostrum’s components and recommend that colostrum’s use with children should be held for those times that colds, flu, viral or bacterial invasion or disease may be mitigated with its use or when antibiotics or drugs have compromised their body’s immune functions. I think this is a great idea, as it helps first of all build up a child’s immunity, and then can be used to counter any sign or fever, flu, diarrhoea or vomiting.
Let’s not forget our pets.
Veterinary use of bovine Colostrum with ageing and/or ailing animals (mammals) has proven to be very beneficial. Colostrum’s ability to stop disease is well documented and may even be more effective than with humans.
It is important for each one of us to take responsibility for our own health. If you are convinced by claims, testimonials or even research that a product will stop disease, you must make certain that there is also supporting research that the product does not destroy body tissue, interact with other drugs or supplements or create harmful side-effects in the process.
Colostrum, known for its powerful healing factors, give us a natural and safe answer for optimal health. Medical research reports, presented by doctors and scientists from major research centres, hospitals and universities around the world, state that the presence of such a wide spectrum of immunoglobulins, antibodies and accessory immune factors, found in Colostrum, offer tremendous possibilities in the prevention of an recovery from illness.
Colostrum’s immune factors not only boost the under-active immune system, but work toward regulating the over-active immune system (allergies and auto-immune disease). Colostrum’s growth factors favour tissue repair bringing many regenerative anti-ageing benefits. These growth factors help build lean muscle tissue, burn fat for energy, increase protein synthesis, build and repair RNA and DNA, increase uptake of glucose and regenerate nerve, skin, bone and cartilage tissue.
“I have had bowel trouble all my life. I suffered from ongoing pain in my abdomen and chronic fatigue. There were times when I had to drop of the rodeo competition due to explosive bouts of diarrhoea. Constipation sometimes lasted several weeks requiring continuous use of laxatives, stool softeners and enemas. This was followed by diarrhoea for a few weeks I had normal gastrointestinal function. No more diarrhoea. No more fatigue. No more constipation. The slight iron deficiency has normalised and I have energy to burn. I feel Colostrum is the most effective product on the market today. I have tried other brands of colostrum with little or poor results.” Evelyn T
“Because of colostrum, my vision has improved, my memory seems better, my gums have stopped bleeding. I have more energy and my muscles are firmer. It’s as though I’ve been working out at the gym for months. For the first time, my allergies are 90% better. I just can’t believe it when I look in the mirror. I look like I’ve had a facelift. Incredible. My fingernails and hair are healthy (thicker and grows faster). Colostrum is truly a miracle in my life. I am so grateful!” Deanna M
“I’ve taken 2 inches off my waist and increased my chest 1-1/2″ after a couple of months of taking Colostrum. My skin is softer with less noticeable wrinkles. My age spots have disappeared. If I feel a cold or flu coming on, I double-up on my colostrum and the symptoms are gone in an hour.” Alan P
“I am a non-insulin diabetic. I’ve been taking Colostrum for just over a month. I went to my doctor for my routine tests. My blood sugar levels had dramatically improved for the first time. This colostrum really works!” Pete W
“My story is very simple. I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knees and given a prescription for pain pills, but never took the first pill. I also had stiffness in my hands and sat each day working them by stretching them out and making a ball – back and forth. Then I was introduced to bovine colostrum. The first day I took three capsules in the morning, and three that evening. I took the same the next morning and suddenly realised that afternoon that the stiffness and pain in my knees was gone. Also, my hands were no longer stiff and sore. I have been taking colostrum for approximately six months now, and have no signs of stiffness or soreness in my hands or knees. Recently I injured my knee while working – x-rays were taken and guess what? Right, no signs of arthritis! Thanks to the use of colostrum, it sure feels good to be free of the awful pain I endured for many years.” Eileen J