In 1992, at the age
of 46, and after decades of
constitutional abuse, Crohn's Disease hit me with a debilitating
vengeance. Crohn's Disease is a serious
illness consisting of a chronic inflammation of all or part of the
intestines. If it's severe enough, you can die from it. The symptoms
vary in intensity among sufferers, but for me, it involved great pain,
general fecal incontinence, dangerous weight loss, and a necessary
self-imposed confinement. Additionally, it caused fatigue, depression,
pervasive weakness, and was a destroyer of my life's quality.
When I first went
to the Doctor for treatment of this condition, the GI
(gastrointestinal) specialist immediately and reflexively put me on a
6-week regimen of the steroid Prednisone, and then followed this with
large, daily doses of the sulfa drug sulphasalazine. A testament to
the toxicity of these dangerous prescription drugs is that I began 8
full years of a misery so complete, absolute, and progressive that I
began to wonder how life could be borne at all.
I was in hell.
Around 1998, in the
6th year of this constant and unending torment, I started having
periodic bouts of partial bowel blockage that would compel me to drive
myself to the hospital emergency room, literally on the verge of
screaming. Again, there was more Prednisone, which merely took the
edge off my continuing torture.
I felt I was dying.
I was constantly ill and beset by sores, rashes, and open lesions. My
weight was in a downward spiral. Moreover, my hopefulness was
destroyed by a platoon of Doctors and specialists making every
indication that everything that could be done, was being done, short
of surgery to remove large sections of my bowel. I had that
to look forward to...
distraction, and curious that diet was not even mentioned in the
course of years of my unsatisfactory treatment (except to do nothing
special regarding my diet!), I began to research my medical
predicament on my own. I was immediately shocked to discover that
there is a whole other nutritional community out there that had much
better information on my predicament than I had! Why, it was
common knowledge to every holistic MD, every
herbalist, and even every giggling high school girl clerking the local
health food store that Prednisone and sulphasalazine were, assuredly,
bad for the gut in the short and long term.
credible community advises that the "Gut" is the first and most
important line of medical defense. A sick gut at any location is in
fact made only worse by painkillers and steroids! Also, they inform
conclusively that relatively disease free guts were under
constant attack by antibiotics, much too
liberally prescribed, chlorine in the tap water, and other needless
environmental insults that our un-enlightened flesh is heir to.
These drugs make
the individual sicker because, despite the fact that they can reduce
the trouble causing inflammation and make one feel a little better -
they throw out the proverbial healthful baby with the
bath water. In fact, they make the disease worse. In the
first place they too blithely kill the very necessary good
bacteria along with bad bacteria. In the second place, the
Prednisone suppresses the entire immune system so the whole individual
is vastly more prone to opportunistic disease and infection of all
The "good" bacteria
are symbiotic animals evolved to live with us - in our gut - and they
are the best defense we have against a plethora of parasites, toxins,
and infectious microbes. The ever-present Candida, for example,
proliferates when not held in check by the gut's good bacteria.
Candida produces colonies of yeast that take up parasitic residence in
the lining of the colon. These little bits of yeast not only decrease
the functionality of the affected gut and provide for more illness,
they are also absorbed into the blood stream to take up residence in
the liver, spleen, kidneys or even the vagina. These harmful disease
germs, liberated by the prescribed drugs, are not
good friends and neighbors. The result of this yeasty mess is
a "leaky gut".
proliferation can also cause other problems: Osteoporosis, diabetes,
high blood pressure, Fibromyalgia, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome, and
arthritis. That list just goes on and on.
It is no stretch to
reiterate that a healthy gut pre-supposes a healthy individual, and
that a healthy gut is the first line of defense in a program of total
health. As an aside to the reader, perhaps it is the bowel
and not the cardiovascular system that should get the
obsessive attention that the heart and lungs, surely, do.
returning to the hospital for the usual appointment, I confronted my
HMO doctor with this new information, and explained to him how it
seemed to completely dovetail into my own, vast, experience with what
I must now identify as the "Prednisone Lie". Each of the 6 times I had
been placed on the steroid Prednisone, I was told that it would "beat
back the Crohn's disease" and that after a few weeks of "healing"
(ha!) I could come off the dangerous steroid, and although the Crohn's
would probably return, it would "not be as bad." It was a lie,
reader - well meaning or not.
In confirmation, I
had noticed that after any of the subsequent Prednisone treatments I
received that the returned Crohn's disease would actually be worse!
Sulfa drugs and steroids were making my disease more severe. There was
no "healing." There was no "real" remission! I would anticipate the
Prednisone for some small temporary relief, ignoring the probability
that I would actually feel worse after the Prednisone. Was there not
something else? Was there not some other way?
At this point, I
began to beg the Doctor for anything that might help. He looked me
right in the eye, and, apparently oblivious to what I had told him,
suggested a steroid enema!!! I hung my head and walked out of his
office. He asked me where I was going. Not breaking stride, I muttered
that maybe it was he that was in need of that steroid enema...
I've never been
back to the doctor again for treatment of my Crohn's disease.
Instead, I went on a campaign of intense research, open-minded
evaluation, and "what-the-hell" experimentation.
Now, I know that
"what-the-hell" experimentation is exactly what the medical community
uses as an excuse to demonize food supplements and nutrition therapy;
however, I would not have had to "experiment", at all, if more
Doctors had not dug in their arrogant heels by refusing to
pursue cross-training in alternate nutritional disciplines. Good
reader, I was driven to experimentation!
Searching the web,
reading books on alternate medical methods, hanging out at the local
health food store, and trying all sorts of different herbal and
dietetic regimens put my doctor's reluctance into an unsettling new
light. I can understand how any MD might be loath to have an
association with many of the more far-out "crystal squeezing" and
"aura examining" approaches. Most of these approaches are likely born
of arguable quackery. But I was very disconcerted to
discover that some very mainstream advice my doctors should have been
giving me - could have been giving me... they were not. All of the
things that they should have been telling me would not compromise best
practice, denigrate their science, or get them in trouble with an
For example: My
Doctors could have told me that the sulpha drugs they gave me kill the
little critters that produce Vitamin K - another side effect of their
anti-symbiotic process. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting.
Vitamin K is crucial for people with colitis or the more serious
Crohn's. As I am a prone bleeder, which my doctors knew, they should
have been telling me to take a supplement for K - like Alfalfa, a
quality source. They said NOTHING about Vitamin K. This is hardly best
practice, and was not good science.
Everyone with a gut disease such as mine should take a supplement of
chromium amino acid chelated or polynicotinate daily to increase the
number of insulin receptor sites. This is an easily implemented aid in
sugar metabolism to facilitate a digestion system already under
extreme stress. This is not snake oil, good reader: this is science
with citation. Not a word from my HMO Doctors about chromium,
example: Acidophilus & other cultures should be taken daily to help
replenish the good bacteria that the sulpha drugs wipe out so
indiscriminately. Not one of the 8 or 10 doctors that I had over those
8 years even mentioned one of these things. And believe me, I asked.
More importantly, I listened.
I no longer have
Crohn's... What did I do?
I'll tell you what
I did, but it would be irresponsible of me if I did not tell you what
I am not. I am not a doctor. I am a
retired Army Helicopter pilot who can read, study, and keep an eye to
a scientific approach. I have no special qualifications except I am
trained to teach High School Physics, Chemistry & Biology. So,
consider this only as a good faith report from the field on an
approach to Bowel disease that worked for me & 100's of others over
the years that took my advise.
Moreover, I'm not
shilling for any health food companies or getting any compensation for
suspicious endorsements. Nor am I grinding any kind of personal
axe...well, except to put the evil Big Pharmz industry out of
Please give a try
to as many of the following recommendations as you can. I've listed
them here in what I believe is some kind of importance, but if you
only want to try ONE, do not pass on the Bovine Colostrum. That was
the corner-turner for me! However, there is one WARNING associated
with both bovine and goat colostrum. There is some evidence that
Johnes' Disease in ruminate animals can be transferred to humans in
milk and colostrum, and supposedly can cause Crohn's. The opposing
view is that Johnes has several characteristics or markers not found
in human Crohn's. The Johns microbe is initially transmitted from the
animals udders that are contaminated with feces. For this reason the
big colostrum providers are being very careful with cleanliness and
animal testing, but some small, unscrupulous, or no-name provider
might not be so careful. I believe the vast majority of people with
Crohn's are like me and had the disease long before ever trying
colostrum. If Crohn's actually does come from dairy than I had to
have contracted it from milk. I don't know if there are actually any
documented cases where a person started taking colostrum and then
contracted Crohn's, but just to be safe I recommend the following:
a. Only take
Colostrum if you already have bowel disease -- don't take it if you
are otherwise healthy.
b. If you take
colostrum for Crohn's, only take it for the first few months to get
things under control while the slower therapies like diet change and
supplementation have a chance to work. I actually quit taking
colostrum, long before I ever heard of Johns' disease, because I
didn't really need it.
c. Only go back to
colostrum if you have a flare-up.
d. Only buy
colostrum from the two or three major brands -- like "New Life" bovine
or "Garden of Life" goat colostrum...there are other good brands.
Colostrum is a
miracle substance. It's that initial shot of Colostrum in its mother's
milk that gets the newborn antelope or zebra from the surface of the
savanna and, within minutes, running with its mother from the hyenas
and lions! Without it, it is barely be able to stand and would die
almost immediately. Colostrum is a promoter of immune enhancing
qualities facilitating natural chemical health mechanisms. These
mechanisms cover the anti-viral, the anti-bacterial, the
anti-inflammatory, and the anti-fungal. Additionally, Colostrum is a
potent anti-oxidant. This is only the tip of the iceberg as regards
what I must testify now to be some extraordinarily efficacious stuff!
This is not new
information. Humans have long known the benefits of bovine Colostrum
as a quality promoter of natural health and real healing. The upper
castes in India have been using the substance for thousands of years,
and this is remembering the strong vegan contingent that India
supports. In other words, even a vegetarian can consume it with a
clear conscience. And don't worry about the calves getting shorted
their share of Colostrum. The calves are not affected the same way
bees are not affected regarding their honey. There's always enough
Colostrum the same way there is always enough honey. Nature makes more
The kind I take is
called "New Life" Colostrum. I chose this brand because my research
indicated that I could have some assurance that I was actually getting
what I was paying for. This should always be a concern when buying a
consumable, as we shall see. (Some of the vitamins, herbs, and
supplements that are commonly bought and discussed here, are often
not only worthless, they are extremely harmful! This practice is more
insidious than one would imagine.)
New Life Colostrum
is packaged as gelatin or lipid capsules, which should be taken on an
empty stomach to facilitate their release in the intestine, rather
than in the stomach. Don't take liquid or powder forms...they are for
weight-lifters not for gut disease.
Unlike some of the
harsher therapies I endured that required massive doses for weeks or
months to see barely perceptible improvement, the Colostrum worked
overnight for me!
ladies and gentlemen: this reporter thinks that the garden-variety
individual could expect at least a 50% and as much as a 70%
improvement in their colitis or Crohn's, overnight! I say this based
upon myself and many others, but I would additionally say that the
garden-variety Crohn's sufferer would see a 70% to 90% improvement in
72 hours. A sample of a few is not science, I know. Still, it
happened to me and others!
You should slowly
wean yourself off the Prednisone and stop taking sulphasalazine the
day you start taking the Colostrum. Three days on Colostrum would be a
good test, and if it does not work for you, you can go back to your
old medications. But this reporter predicts that you will not go back.
Prepare to be amazed!
Note: Please check
with your doctor before discontinuing any medications (especially
Prednisone), or starting any new ones. Prednisone, and other
cortisone-based drugs, must NOT be discontinued suddenly!! Dosages
must be slowly reduced to avoid serious complications.
Prepare to feel
better physically. Prepare to have your depressions disappear because
Colostrum safely promotes the production and enhances the longevity of
serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Necessary for many other
important functions, these are also Nature's very own feel-good drugs.
If you could buy them on the street they would be illegal. Colostrum
helps the body make the stuff. And Instead of laying around and
drooling with the usual drug treatments for depression, eat Colostrum
and have the justified compulsion to Rock around the Clock! I did! I'd
predict that you would, too!
Depending on how bad off she is will determine how big a dose she
should "Front-Loads" with. (Front-Load means take really big doses
at first to really hit the problem with a BIG hammer & then after a
few days or weeks or months you can slowly drop back to a much
smaller daily dose). Don't be afraid of big doses of colostrum...it's
So anyway, if she is in really bad shape I would take at least 8
capsules on an empty stomach mid-morning & mid-afternoon (no food
for at least an hour either side of taking Col.) for a total of 16
If she is in better shape then she might try 5 or 6 caps twice daily
w/o food. Then in either case she can slowly drop back to a daily
maintenance dose of 2 caps twice daily --- take the larger doses for
as long as you want or try to drop back as quick as you can...it is
up to you & your gut.
Hopefully she will do all those other things that work slower...but
eventually she can stop taking colostrum all together as long as she
keeps up the other supp's and foods that she should be doing
anyway. Like Fish oil, a good Multi, Digestive enzymes , probiotics
(good gut bacteria) & staying away from SUGAR..
2. Flax seed & Fish Oil
Flax seed, ground
fresh in a coffee grinder is then eaten right away in something cold.
This is another substance that heat degrades. This is a very cheap way
to get a portion of the required amounts of the Omega-3 fatty acids.
The research that I've done indicates that if healthy people ate 2
or 3 tablespoons of freshly ground flax seed every day, they might
never develop any kind of bowel disease, MS, or cancer. This is
because Omega-3 promotes good flora and fauna in the gut. One of these
"good" bugs converts lignans into two of the strongest cancer
inhibitors known to man. Plus it supports the structure and function
of the Myelin sheath to combat MS.
Krill & Fish Oil is
a superior form of Omega-3's. EPA and DHA (the two forms found in
Krill & fish oil), each have magical properties. EPA is the precursor
to the beneficial prostaglandin-3 (see "Fat Facts" paper) which
reduces inflammation, platelet stickiness, and allergic reactions.
DHA is the "brain food for babies" fatty acid. Every pregnant and
nursing mother should take supplemental DHA in the form of fish oil or
Krill oil. DHA is not only good for the developing brain but is also
good for the old person's brain to avoid dementia. I would
avoid DHA by its self. Always
take with EPA.
3. Fiber Formula
Freashly ground flaxseed is the
Cadillac of Soluble/Insoluble fiber. But never buy PRE-ground
flaxseed, it has too much oxidation. I great way to start the day if
you have bowel disease is to take a big dose of fiber first thing in
the AM. I like 2 Tbls of freshly ground flaxseed mixed with a big
Tbls of "Soluble Fiber Formula" ...containing things like psyllium,
acacia gum, oat bran, apple fiber, apple pectin BUT NO preground
flaxseed. Always drink lots of water with fiber.
4. Red wine
One small glass of
red wine, once a day with a meal. That's one four-ounce (4 oz.) glass.
Not two glasses because you're a big guy. Not an eight-ounce glass.
Not a couple of indiscriminate pulls from the bottle. A small amount
of dry, dark Red wine facilitates the gut in a manner that complements
the Colostrum. The reader can see how close to the top of the list
wine is to get an idea regarding its effectiveness.
5. L-Glutamine (DO NOT pass on this one)
A very cheap Amino
Acid that helps grow new muscle and intestinal mucosa cells, making
the villi longer and more efficient, which increases absorption of
nutrients and protection from toxins. L-Glutamine is particularly good
for autoimmune diseases like crohn's and the associated
depression...it easily passes the blood brain barrier so it is a
powerful brain tonic by converting to glutamic acid (cerebral
function) & GABA. The purest and cheapest is in scoopable,
powder. Even thought the year supply, 1000 gram size is cheaper, if
you buy the 500 gram and take a 3 gram dose it will last about 6
months -- you do this because it is sensitive to
moisture contamination...so don't leave the lid off or have wet
hands. In fact, for this reason I take the capsule form.
The tips of the
intestinal villi have to be regrown every day...so if you really want
to get serious, I would take L-Glutamine the way weight-lifters take
it to help grow more muscle by growing longer Villi. So to regrow
(heal) your gut why not try taking 6 to 9 grams of L-Glutamine on an
empty stomach (it's very cheap) in 2 divided doses..
6. Olive oil
Olive oil is one of
the few fats that is good to consume. It is not in the same class as
hydrogenated vegetable oil which the body treats like an ecological
disaster - pasting the vicious substance on ones artery walls in the
form of a thick plaque and leading to a HOST of other medical
problems... Hydrogenated vegetable oil deserves a critical essay all
already appreciate olive oil consumed cold, as in a salad vinaigrette;
however, it is even more important to use olive oil for frying and
baking because it and Macadamia nut oil are the only true
mono-unsaturated oil (Omega-9). Poly-unsaturated oils (Omega-6) like
corn, soy and safflower, when heated, produce a toxin called lipid
peroxide that causes CELLULAR DAMAGE. And don't be fooled by claims
that canola oil is mono-unsaturated. That is only partially true. This
is because all vegetable food oils are a combination of mono
unsaturated to poly-unsaturated oils at different percentages with a
small percentage of sat-fat thrown in. Olive and macadamia nut oils
are 76% and 80% mono respectively, with less than 10% poly. The
percent of mono in canola oil is 54% with 37% poly -- so I guess,
technically, it can be called a mono-unsaturated oil at 54%; however,
that undesirable 37% poly looms large and is available to turn into a
toxin (lipid peroxide). Next the true poly-unsaturated oils soy and
corn are at a mono to poly percentage of about 60/25%, making them
VERY toxic when heated. Now consider safflower oil with a whopping 80%
of its content available for toxin production!
cottonseed oil! Homo Erectus was never meant to eat cotton. Besides,
it is necessary to soak cotton with several times the amount of
insecticides as most crops, especially any other "fiber" crops. Yet,
the cotton seed is allowed to slip through without meeting the more
rigorous toxicity standards that food crops have to meet.
Inexplicably, it does wind up in our food.
One might wonder!
What if one uses canola oil cold, before the poly-unsaturated oil
(Omega-6) is turned toxic by cooking heat. Well, the problem now is in
order to fully utilize the all-important Omega-3 in our diet, we want
as close to a ratio of 4:1 as possible. That's 4 "Omega-6" to 1
"Omega-3." Because the cheap Omega-6 is found EVERYWHERE, the average
American diet is an unbalanced ratio of 20:1. One begins to see that
one wants to make a concerted effort to eliminate poly-unsaturated
Omega-6 Food-Oil from their diet. So, use OLIVE OIL for everything!
7. Filtered Tap Water
Stop drinking plain
tap water and cooking with it. Use water filtered with reverse
osmosis or the highest rated carbon filter you can find... never use
distilled... it leaches minerals from your bones. Reverse osmosis is
very low on trace minerals , so replace with trace mineral drops. Tap
water is really not clean enough to bath in, anymore. Tap water has
become such a noxious cocktail of animal hormones, hormone mimics,
antibiotics, fluorine, and chlorine that it could be the eventual
death of us all. A "death" presently indicated by E-coli 0157, created
by over-use of antibiotics, and which no synthetic drug on Earth can
8. Chromium Amino Acid Chelated (Albion
There is some
controversy concerning the safety of picolinate -- so there is no
point taking a chance when there are several other forms...in
particular, my favorite, amino acid chelated. Polynicotinate is also
Taken at a dosage
of 400 micrograms daily. Buy a good brand in a health food store or a
trusted location on the Web. Avoid brands that contain dicalcium
phosphate: it blocks the use of several other key vitamins. Also
avoid calcium carbonate: some forms contains Lead!
As it does in
"Tums" and some other antacids, the carbonate prohibits the acid in
the stomach that is required for some vitamin use and mineral
absorption. The human body does not absorb the calcium in "Tums" as
the ads say. The stomach acid that is required for the body to utilize
the calcium is neutralized by the carbonate, rendering the calcium
useless to the body. In another time and place one might say that
getting the necessary calcium via a Tums tablet is a rank obfuscation
- a lie by another name.
Most people with
digestion problems suffer from too little acid anyway, not too much
acid, especially as the sufferer gets older. Tums may be a detractor
to health. I've sworn off them completely, and I'm not looking back.
But then, I don't get indigestion anymore, anyway.
9. Acidophilus/ Digestive Enzymes
I've found the
non-dairy forms to be the best. However, the best & cheapest way to
get a broad spectrum of probiotics (10) is consume 1 or 2 cups of
plain Kefir. Usually only found in health food stores, Kefir is
"Super Yogurt"-- higher in protein and probiotics, yet lower in
lactose. If you don't use Kefir then it is best to use what is
called a "Heat Stabilized Probiotics" or "Freezed-Dried Probiotics" in
capsule form (I would avoid tablets). Take a broad spectrum
Digestive Enzyme Formula just before each Fat & Protein meal.
Fresh Garlic is
best. And isn't it interesting how sulpha drugs are harmful to the
gut, but sulfur FOODS like garlic and onions are natural antibiotics
that sooth and help heal the colon?
11. Green Foods/Algae
There are numerous
good green food formulas along with various combinations of green
foods like spiralina, chorrella, and blue green algae. Again, if you
want the best (also the most expensive) meal replacement green food
like "Living Fuel Rx" is the complete package. It along with Kefir,
fish oil, and freshly ground flax seed can stop Crohn's in its
Most black and
green tea have extremely high levels of fluoride. One needs to find an
organic tea or extract that is grown in a fluoride free area of the
world. Incidentally, never use sodium fluoride dental products.
OK - this is a
tough one. Never use Saccharin, Equal or refined sugar. The hazards of
these substances is well known and well documented. Refined sugar,
thought safe as mothers milk, if discovered today might even be
labeled as a hazardous food substance - right up there with the
dreaded MSG (monosodium glutamate). Refined sugar is too much, too
fast, too soon and causes a pancreatic freak-out of insulin production
every time it is consumed.
extract, instead. It has no calories and is "glycemic zero." It can be
found at numerous locations on the Web and at your local health food
store. It is a great substitute for "Equal" because it's natural.
The reader is
reminded that Saccharin, Equal (aspartame) or refined sugar - like
aspirin, hydrogenated vegetable oil, Pepsid AC - and a thousand other
ubiquitous everyday items that seem innocuous - are not harmless at
all. They are not found in nature, so they put a huge strain on a
confused liver and digestive system that for 2 million years of
evolution on the Serengeti plains as a hunter/gatherer, never saw
anything remotely close to a Tylenol or a Twinkie.
If the reader feels
they must continue to use sugar, then use a form with a low glycemic
number like Tupelo honey. This should be kept to a minimum; however,
especially if you have heart disease because even low glycemic
fructose causes your very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) to increase
which can exacerbate heart problems. I don't mean to insult the
reader's intelligence, but let me explain a little bit about the
glycemic numbers, how they pertain to sugar, and like Paul Harvey, a
little bit of the rest of the story...
The lower the
glycemic number of the sugar article, the less insulin has to be
arduously manufactured by special bodies on the pancreas to deal with
it. Insulin, remember, maintains a thin range of the level of raw
sugar in the blood... the lower that glycemic number, the
better...<BUT> there is one fallacy, Low glycemic fructose can have a
very low # like 32 but it still contributes to Fructose-induced
Insulin Resistance So use Stevia or Xylitol. Remember, insulin makes
The rest of the
story? The reader must use caution in a sugary subterfuge of real
corporate chicanery. An evil trick the 'wholesome' juice manufacturer
(like Ocean Spray) will employ is to advertise the health benefits of
"100% Juice" sweetened with fructose. The only problem is that the
sweet substance that they are using is a cheap concentrated grape
juice, which still has a high glycemic value of close to 90. In other
words, Ocean Spray's "fructose" is almost as bad as table sugar, even
though it is still, technically, 100% juice.
14. Multiple Vitamins/Minerals/Trace
Taking a quality Multiple Vitamin or Mineral is
essential. A health food store quality multivitamin/mineral is what I
would recommend. Read LivingTree Root # 004, "This is What's Wrong
With Centrum" at
http://www.alienview.net/ALLT1.html. Again, like with the
chromium, I prefer Amino Acid Chelated minerals. Liquid trace mineral
drops, a good sea salt or sea veggies like kelp are necessary to get
trace minerals. In addition to the multi take the following: 1).
B12 -- take a very large dose ( 1000 to 5000mcg) of the preferred &
most active form, Methylcobalomin in a sublingual tab ( under the
tongue )...never waste your money taking a tablet you swallow...
Sublingual Methyl. B12 is dirt cheap. 2). Calcium/Magnesium -- take
about 800mg cal & at least 800mg mag. If you can handle more
magnesium without getting diarrhea then take a total mag of 1000mg.
The two best forms are Amino Acid Chelated or Citrate. The AA
chelated is less likely to cause diarrhea at the higher doses.
At last and
finally, we come upon the most successfully campaigned razzle-dazzles
of all time. It's a cruel, dirtily fought campaign of bald-faced lies,
clever obfuscation, and crass influence peddling. Behold the men
behind the marketing who knowingly and inaccurately pontificate, "Milk
does a body good."
Dairy is an
inefficient and unhealthful way to try to get calcium -- primarily
because the percentage of magnesium is too low. You need at least a 2
to 1 (Cal/Mag) ratio, and many holistic types feel it should be closer
to one to one. Also the pasteurization process destroys any good
bacteria and healthful characteristics along with the bad bacteria.
The raw milk people say that the good bacteria protect you from the
bad, plus the protein and cholesterol have not been damaged. I
suggest you research
www.mercola.com for straight raw milk info.
So, the dairy
industry gives pause and has us beg the question. Why consume a food
like milk that is not good for you (lactose intolerance, bad
cholesterol, homogenization atomizing the fat into perfect little
plaque scales to plug up the reader's arteries... Don't get me
started... After a very young age, milk is more indigestible and is an
overall detriment to health. Never drink milk again, and never look
So... Got milk? I
sincerely hope not...
A great milk
substitute is the previously mentioned Kefir. It is thick & sour (
fermented ) so if you add ice water and Stevia to sweeten ...it taste
great. However, if you add extracts ( vanilla, etc.) you can make a
milkshake tasting drink that kids love better than ole' boring milk.
That's more than
enough regarding my struggle and relief from my Bowel disease. It is a
relief that I hope I was able to share with you if you are a fellow
sufferer; at least 1 in 10 of you are.
Truly, I was living
a hell on Earth until I discovered Colostrum. In turn, the nutritional
community that turned me on to Colostrum has turned me on to a host of
other quality-of-life enhancing substances that I can take with a lot
more safety (and a lot more effectively) than Prednisone or
sulphasalazine. These new nutritional substances have been a true
corner-turner for me!
Sincerely, I now
understand that old cliché, "A new lease on life," as I never have
before. In fact, it's no longer a cliché: I have that new lease on
life. I think the suffering reader can have it, too.
Worryingly, I also
have a new appreciation for irony. How is it that the 8 or 10 doctors
attending me - who saw me suffering for almost a decade - could
remotely fail to even hint at the relief that I
had to find entirely by myself? HOW?? WHY??
The implications of
that are puzzling, disappointing, and more than a little troubling...