Bovine Colostrum, 1-TDC and Gemmotherapy to the RESCUE!
Stephen R. Blake, DVM, CVA,CVH, Usui Reiki Master
Lao Tzu said it thousands of years ago. We have ONLY three things to learn in this life; Keep it simple, be patient and compassionate. Imutek Bovine Colostrum fills all three. It is so simple to use and understand, it is patient with the body in its healing properties and it does no harm (compassionate).
The use of bovine colostrum as a nutritional supplement in medical treatment dates back to thousands of years B.C. Ayurvedic doctors have used it for physical and spiritual purposes for 6000 years. Bovine colostrum was used in the United States, and all around the world, for immune problems, prior to the discovery of sulfa drugs and antibiotics. Countless scientific studies and human clinical trials worldwide have proven bovine colostrum to be safe and therapeutic.
Colostrum is called the first milk because it is the first milk or food all new born mammals receive the first 3 days of their lives. It contains all of the nutrients to sustain and protect the newborn in its early development. All factors of the immune system are included in this amazing package, I call The Forgotten Miracle.
The bovine only supplies Colostrum to its young at birth, and there is no placental transfer of antibodies. The human infant gets 60% of its antibody protection via the placenta and 40% from the mother’s milk during the first two day after birth. From my experience the Feline and Canine are more like the human species, and can survive without Colostrum. The studies that have been done on human’s show that children who are breast-fed have higher IQs and less neurological dysfunction than children who are not breast-fed do. Breast-fed babies are one-fifth to one-third less likely to die of SIDS. Formula-fed infants are 10 to 15 times more likely to become hospitalized when ill than breast-fed infants.
The fact that bovine Colostrum is not species specific means that it can be used in all mammals even Dolphins. I have also used it in birds with good results. The source of the Colostrum is the most important factor in choosing Colostrum. I recommend Imutek Bovine Colostrum which is produced from grass fed cows in the United States free of antibiotics, hormones or pesticides.
When Colostrum is collected, the calves are given their needed amount of Colostrum so that their health is insured and the excess Colostrum is collected for nutritional support products for both people and animals. The Dairyman’s herd is his main concern and the collection of Colostrum is always secondary.
The preparation of the Colostrum is the second most important factor in selecting Colostrum. It should be kept refrigerated at all times and not exposed to excessive heat. It should be tested for bioactivity, tested for the presence pesticides, antibiotics, BST, heavy metals and certified for human consumption, to insure that there is no contamination.
Over the past 15 years I have used it extensively in my general practice. I have found it is complementary to homeopathy, acupuncture, Bach Flowers, glandular therapy, Aromatherapy, massage, Rieki and nutrition. All of these modalities have benefited from bovine Colostrum, in one way or another. I have found that Colostrum to be the best topical agent for healing any possible wound in half the time any other products I have used over the past 40 years. The Colostrum contains If (Epithelial growth Factors), IgF (Insulin-like Growth Factor), Transfer Factor, IgG (20 times that in human milk), PRP, etc. Research over the past few decades has revealed that bovine Colostrum contains more than 80(some estimate 250) substances.
I have found that puppies and kittens that are not thriving respond within days to supplementation with bovine colostrum fed four times per day, mixed with water. I dose them at 1/8th to ½ tsp depending on the size of the newborn. Once they are stable, I reduce the frequency on once per day and the amount to 1/3 tsp up to 25 pounds per body weight believe that colostrum from their mothers is not adequate or not being utilized by the newborn. The dose that I recommend is 500 mg per 25 pounds of body weight in a dog or cat and 500 mg /250 pounds of body weight in a horse.
Palatability in the canine has been 100% and 90% in the feline. I recommend using the powdered form of the colostrum for ease of use and cost. Colostrum has a very specific effect on the gastrointestinal tract and I have found that it improves the integrity of the intestinal mucosa better than any product I have ever used.
It facilitates the balancing of the intestinal flora, stabilizes the immune status of the gut and aids in digestion and for motility of the bowels. Since 70% of the gamma globulin come from Pyres patches in the intestinal tract, and 90% of all toxins, bacteria, virus and fungi enter the body though the gut, it only makes sense that we should concentrate our effort in this organ system.
My rule of thumb is that all sick animals go on colostrum and especially chronic ones. Due to the growth factors in the colostrum it will increase the healing response by 50% or more, than with out it. Due to the drop in growth factors with aging, all of my geriatric cases go on colostrum and the owners 99% of the time comment on how much more energy the old guys and gals have. My conclusion is that many of our animals are deficient in the enzymes, growth factors, and immunologic components, necessary for them to respond to the homeopathic remedy in an optimum way. I have found similar situation in cases utilizing other modalities, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, Bach flower and Aromatherapy. The point that I am trying to make, is that bovine colostrum will compliment any modality you are using, and with confidence that it will don no harm.
For hypersensitive patients, I start them out on a pinch of colostrum to make sure they do not over react to the healing potential of the colostrum. Once they are on it and not over reacting, I start increasing the amount gradually to a dose of 1/3 tsp per 25 pounds of body wt per day. For 99% of the cases, I start them on 1/3 tsp per 25 pounds of body weight once per day. I always tell the client to give the colostrum at least one month to evaluate its effect. I have had patients that respond in one day and some may take several months. My personal experience was immediate for my acute problem and 2 years for a 20-year-old chronic problem.
My experience thus far, has shown that a pet’s need for any particular supplement can be reduced or eliminated, once they have been on colostrum. This is probably due to the increase in the absorption of substances from the gut, better efficiency of tissue repair from the growth factors, and a healthier immune system from the immunoglobulins and immune factors provided by the Colostrum.
One of my most dramatic cases was a case of little dog named Struppi, who was dying of an undiagnosable condition. His mom contacted me and said that she needed help. I was at a time in my life where I could not take any more clients due to my own health issues and told her to start him colostrum until I could consult with her in two weeks time. By the time I started consulting with her, he had improved to the point where she was no longer thinking he was dying. As it turned out he was suffering from a vaccine induced autoimmune disease state and needed the colostrum to help him recover.
I have had hundreds and hundreds of exciting success stories but I always make sure that people know that it is not a panacea but rather a source of a micronutrient that their pet may need to heal itself. For more information on Nature’s Forgotten Miracle, you can go to my website http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/health-tips/colostrum/
Another great way to prevent and treat your animal buddies, is with 1-TDC http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/products/tdc/ and Gemmotherapy http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/health-tips/gemmotherapy/ . You are more than welcome to check out both of these amazing products and make them a part of your daily practice of preventive health care for your best friend.
My wolf buddy, Journey loves his colostrum, Gemmotherapy, 1-TDC Here he is giving me a BIG wet ONE for being the veterinarian who told his Mom about Nature’s Forgotten Miracle Bovine Colostrum, 1-TDC and Gemmotherapy.
UBUNTU, I am because we are,
Please pay it forward,
Dr Blake and Dr. Louie