- May 20, 2013 at 10:14 am #104831
Recently I have been on a mission to support my system rather than to specifically eradicate candida (this is on the back burner for now until I can bounce back from this candida-diet induced slump). I have been taking a product called Immuno-gG recenty by BRC as recommended by my naturopath. It has immunoglobulin G isolated from bovine colostrum. It appears to be assisting my immune system somewhat as, between that and my regular dosing of kefir/probiotics, my tonsils are finally beginning to become less swollen after about 10 months of chronic inflammation.
I am going to switch over to proper organic goat colostrum rather than take the Immuno-gG. It would seem to me to be beneficial to get the whole range of benefits from colostrum rather than just Immunoglobulin G.
This post, really, is just to let you guys know that I have been doing some reading into colostrum and the stuff seems fantastic. It is an absolutely excellent supportive tool to assist you in reaching all-around good heath. Not only does it have antifungal properties, but it has also been scientifically proved to decrease gut permeability, it has extensive anti-inflammatory properties, and also assists in Th1 immune activation (ref). I can’t find a bad review of the stuff. What’s best, is that I can’t appear to find any reports of possible negative side effects.
The thing that I like most about it is that it doesn’t require me to find some far-flung biochemical process going on in my body to treat with some specific or obscure supplement. It appears to just provide a really good platform from which your body can implement its own healing. I have seen testimonies of people who have been suffering with CFS (my main complaint) for 20+ years getting significantly better after using colostrum for only a few months.
The product I have ordered is called Mt. Capra Goat Colostrum. The reason I have chosen goat over bovine colostrum is the greater similarity between goat-human milk/colostrum as compared to bovine-human.
I’d love to hear from anyone else on the forum who has tried it. I’d also like to get some opinions from the experts (Able, Raster, Jorge) as to any prior knowledge that you might have of its benefits or downsides.
EDIT: I also forgot to add that colostrum assists in the production of glutathione – the natural enzyme produced in the body that assists in the natural detoxification of heavy metals, amongst other things.May 20, 2013 at 10:41 am #104832
mrs.candidaMemberTopics: 53Replies: 452
This is great Cheesy, I too have changed focus away from Candida and onto gut repair. I have decided to try the GAPS diet. It has me making a lot of bone broth, which I’d like to recommend to you. I make the recipe from Healing Traditions, when I drink it I feel euphoric, and sometimes I get my favorite kind of die off, were you suddenly must nap for 2 hours straight. I think I can actually feel the healing.
I’m holding off on colostrum until I meet with my naturopath, but it sounds like it should be my next step.May 20, 2013 at 10:53 am #104833
mrs.candida;43352 wrote: This is great Cheesy, I too have changed focus away from Candida and onto gut repair. I have decided to try the GAPS diet. It has me making a lot of bone broth, which I’d like to recommend to you. I make the recipe from Healing Traditions, when I drink it I feel euphoric, and sometimes I get my favorite kind of die off, were you suddenly must nap for 2 hours straight. I think I can actually feel the healing.
I’m holding off on colostrum until I meet with my naturopath, but it sounds like it should be my next step.
I did start making bone broth quite a while back, but it is honestly too much work for me to keep up! I borrowed my parent’s pressure cooker to speed the process up, as it is a much more viable option leaving something on the hob for 2 hours rather than 12 to 24. Moreover, when I did this I got a much better gelatine. However I don’t live anywhere near any butchers so getting a good number of bones for me either requires a trip into town or cooking a lot of chickens.
I have looked into the GAPS diet before and it appears to make a lot of sense to me. You can’t argue with the sheer number of testimonials. I’m just not quite ready to give up on the candida specific diet yet, and am hoping that the use of supportive supplements and the very slow introduction of sf722 should win the war over the coming months.
I have had a lot of those ‘healing’ naps recently. I find it really nice to do some quiet sitting meditation for 15 to 20 minutes then immediately get into bed and close my eyes for 30 to 40 minutes (with an alarm on). The meditation puts me into a relaxed state and the subsequent nap allows me to capitalise on that state. I often wake up feeling fairly refreshed.
If your naturopath recommends L-Glutamine for healing the gut you should tread carefully. I have read some worrying things about ammonia production in L-Glutamine and the ability for it to create a beneficial environment for candida. Might be worth looking into if this comes up for you.May 20, 2013 at 11:18 am #104835
kjones02ParticipantTopics: 79Replies: 315
Cheesy, I bought some a little while back that I have in my cupboard, the Mt. Capra Colostrum. I wasn’t quite sure about it yet, and I haven’t taken it everyday, but I noticed if I am having a D-spell that it does calm down my intestines. It is like l-glutamine to repair the gut permeability, like you said. So, essentially, it is good stuff, and you get the Immunoglobulin and lactoferrin properties. So, I think you should tolerate and feel good taking it!
However, right now, I am getting my instructions and supplements from the doc today, so I am following a different plan hoping that this should help. I am hopeful because he is very knowledgeable, and raster is doing so well today that I will get there.
I was gone for the past weekend. My stomach had its up and down moments, and I did have a couple no-no items, but I survived. I was just exhausted; I have def. been wearing myself out by doing these craft fairs lately. After this month, I am just taking orders on my site, but I got to make some money to help myself out!May 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm #105099
I’m pleased to hear you’ve found a structured path, kjones!
I just thought I would update this post with this information I found… very interesting indeed:
http://www.icnr.org/testimonials/what-doctors-are-saying-about-colostrum.htmlMay 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm #105113
kjones02ParticipantTopics: 79Replies: 315
Thanks Cheesey! I started doing with all these supplements on wednesday, so I am just taking it day by day now!May 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm #105223
jameskepParticipantTopics: 25Replies: 220
The harmful metabolites and damaging enzymes that candida produces is going to continually cause gut inflammation. So the “fungal” candida has to be to a minimum before it will be effective to work on gut repair. Candida its in fungal form should definitely be to a minimum because of the way it produces the damaging enzymes that inflamme and damage the gut tissue/lining.
Candida in its fungal form can utilize amino acids to produce ammnoia. This ammonia is what helps neutralize harsh acids and provides a more hospitable environment. Its what also impairs our beneficial digestive acids. The most effective candida programs will use L-glutamine towards the end of the program when the fungal candida has reverted back to its yeast form. It will be much more effective this way. L-glutamine will be of little to no benefit if someone has too much fungal candida.
Carefully read this study:May 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm #105226
approximately_meMemberTopics: 28Replies: 186
Are you implying then, James, that both colostrum and l-glutamine would be utilized by candida in its pathogenic form?
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