Bovine Colostrum & Autoimmune Disorders
What is an autoimmune disorder?
The immune system is a collection of specialized cells and chemicals that fight infection-causing agents such as bacteria or viruses. An autoimmune disorder occurs when a person's immune system over-reacts and mistakenly attacks his or her own body tissues. These disorders can affect one organ in the body (organ specific), or multiple organs or systems may be affected (non-organ specific). There are approximately 80 different autoimmune disorders which range in severity from mild to disabling, depending on which system of the body is under attack and to what degree.
Some autoimmune disorders include:
•Rheumatoid arthritis - affects the joints, causing inflammation and deformation
•Fibromyalgia - affects the muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints, causing chronic pain and tenderness at specific sites in the body
•Multiple sclerosis - affects the nervous system, causing numbness, paralysis and vision impairment
•Chronic fatigue syndrome - affects the brain and multiple body systems, causing incapacitating fatigue and problems with concentration or short-term memory
•Lupus erythematosus - affects connective tissue and can strike any organ system, causing joint inflammation, fever, weight loss and facial rash
•Diabetes (Type 1) - affects the pancreas, causing thirst, frequent urination, weight loss and an increased susceptibility to infection
•Addison's disease - affects the adrenal glands, causing weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and sometimes darkening of the skin
•Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) - affects intestinal tract, causing diarrhea and abdominal pain
•Scleroderma - affects the skin and other structures (often joints), causing scar tissue
•Psoriasis - affects the skin, causing thick and reddened skin scales
What triggers Autoimmune Disease?
Approximately 50 million Americans, 20 percent of the population, suffer from autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected, especially during their child-bearing years. The development of an autoimmune disease may be influenced by the genes a person inherits, combined with the way in which the person's immune system responds to various environmental triggers. Some autoimmune disorders are known to either begin or worsen with certain triggers, such as viral infections. Other factors that have be shown to contribute to autoimmune disease are leaky gut syndrome, aging, chronic stress, hormones and pregnancy.
Leaky Gut Syndrome plays a major role
Experts now believe that leaky gut syndrome, which is not considered a disease itself, plays a significant role in autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, scleroderma and others. Before you think "Oh, I don't have leaky gut syndrome," you should consider how very common it is. Approximately 70% of the population has it. If you have consumed substances that damage your intestinal lining, including antibiotics, steroids, soft drinks, alcohol, non-¬steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen or aspirin) or prescription pain medication, alcohol, chemical hardeners used in canned foods, wheat proteins that contain gluten, or refined foods, then chances are great that you have some degree of leaky gut syndrome.
Leaky gut syndrome, also known as intestinal permeability, is a condition in which the lining of the intestines is more permeable than normal. This means that there are large pores or spaces between the cells that make up the intestinal wall. This compromised intestinal barrier means compromised immunity, since infectious pathogens (including bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and fungi) as well as allergens can move through these enlarged holes within the intestinal wall and take up residence in your body. As the body pours more and more of these substances into the body, auto antibodies are created, and inflammation becomes chronic. The type of autoimmune disease that can develop depends on the location of the inflammation. For example, inflammation that affects a joint can result in rheumatoid arthritis, and when it affects the blood vessels, vasculitis may occur.
It is becoming clear in recent research that there is a relationship between gastrointestinal health and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Kent Katz, MD, discussed this relationship in a 1989 article, pointing out that many intestinal disorders have rheumatologic manifestations and vice versa. He then postulated that rheumatoid arthritis may be related to altered intestinal permeability. This hypothesis was examined further by Dr. Patrick Rooney, MD, of McMaster University in Canada, published in a 1990 article. It is known that many common intestinal flora can cause reactive arthritis when the gut barrier is breached. While there is no known connection between rheumatoid arthritis and gut abnormalities, a similar condition, ankylosing spondylitis, a rheumatic condition of the spine, has been linked to ulcerative colitis. Dr. Daniel Hollander, MD, of UCLA reported in 1999 that gut permeability is increased in patients with Crohn's disease, and furthermore that the extent of the increase in gut permeability is directly correlated to the severity of the disease.
According to Dr. Donald Henderson, a highly-respected gastroenterologist, "Colostrum is the ideal solution for leaky gut syndrome. Because colostrum reaches the gut while its components are still viable, its immunoglobulins and other immune factors can attack the offending pathogens in the intestines and prevent them from causing darnaqe.”
Colostrum to the Rescue
Research shows how specific components within colostrum may benefit individuals with autoimmune disease. Colostrum contains immune factors which can regulate the immune response, growth components to help repair damaged cells, and anti-inflammatory substances to reduce inflammation that is characteristic of autoimmune disorders.
PRP: Proline-Rich Polypeptides
Colostrum contains PRPs (Proline-rich peptides); also known as Colostrinin, a powerful immune modulator which can help tone down the overactive immune response found in autoimmune diseases. It acts by preventing the overproduction of lymphocytes and stimulating the production of helper and suppressor T cells.
Researchers in Warsaw, Poland reported in 1993 that the regulatory substance PRP, found naturally in colostrum, offers enormous possibilities to support the body's thymus gland in balancing the immune response, especially in cases of autoimmunity where the immune system is overactive and attacks the person's own body. This research shows that PRP's therapeutic value in treatment of autoimmune disorders is also non-species specific, meaning that the PRP in cow's colostrum can benefit humans.
Immunoglobulins and Lactoferrin
Immunoglobulins and Lactoferrin, both found in significant amounts in colostrum, show effective action in inhibiting viruses and bacteria within the body. This action can be important in autoimmune diseases, as many autoimmune disorders are triggered or worsened by viral or bacterial invaders.
Immunological studies show that multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease triggered by a virus infection. In 1984, Dr. Takusaburo Ebina of Tohoku University School of Medicine in Japan gave his patients colostrum orally to investigate its effect on the course of the disease. He reported some improvement in the condition of MS patients taking colostrum rich in IgA containing anti-measles lactoglobulin. Also, no side effects were observed in colostrum recipients.
Lactoferrin restores the humeral immune response, which is an immune response that is mediated by T and B cells.1 Lactoferrin is shown to minimize viral and bacterial infections, especially in immuno-compromised patients, which can thereby reduce potential triggers for autoimmune conditions. In 2001, researchers in Britain published results of a study showing that lactoferrin inhibits the production of local proinflammatory cytokines, TNF-α and interleukin 1-β. To limit the inflammatory response is important in many autoimmune conditions, as the inflammation creates pain and complicattons.
Various types of growth factors in colostrum should help repair the damage of autoimmune diseases. Epithelial growth factor (EGF) may help reverse the destruction of skin cells that can occur with lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Transforming growth factor (TGF), found in two forms in colostrum, can help reverse protein breakdown and stimulate tissue repair. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF- 1) can help stimulate glucose transport in diabetic patients.
Colostrum's growth factors have anti-inflammatory action and also help repair damaged cells in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, which decreases cellular spacing and prevents further leakage of toxins into body. Colostrum naturally contains EGF, which research shows can actually help grow and repair intestinal tissue.
Several studies have shown that taking pain relievers, also known as NSAIDS, over a short term of 1-7 days increases gut permeability (leaky gut) by approximately threefold. We previously demonstrated how leaky gut syndromes can lead to autoimmune diseases. However, when colostrum is taken along with the NSAIDS, there is not any increase in gut permeability! In a clinical study, Raymond Playford and his team of researchers at the Imperial College School of Medicine (London) conducted studies showing that colostrum keeps the gastrointestinal tract from becoming more permeable, even while taking NSAIDs. They attributed this anti-inflammatory response to the numerous growth factors that occur naturally in the colostrum. Unlike other therapies, colostrum is the only known natural substance that has the capability of healing the GI tract and preventing it from becoming too permeable. Thus, colostrum may have the potential to slow or stop the progression of an autoimmune disease that progresses as a result of leaky gut syndrome.
In a clinical study reported by Drs. Alejandro and Fabiola Nitsch, MD, from the University of San Carlos, Guatemala Medical School, colostrum-derived protein derivatives, termed "Infopeptides" by Dr. Nitsch, have been shown to reduce inflammation, edema, pain and fever in a variety of conditions. When these Infopeptides were tried on patients suffering from chronic rheumatoid arthritis as well as therapy resistant osteoarthritis, patients experienced significant improvement and sustained benefit with prolonged therapy. Dr. Nitsch also pointed out that the benefits of such a treatment regimen are low cost, oral administration, and the absence of side effects.
Colostrum contains components that help to regulate the body's inflammatory response, helping to reduce it when over-stimulated, as it is in autoimmune disorders. In 1993, Dr. Donald Murphey of the University of Texas Medical School created an experimental inflammation model using subcutaneous air sacs placed in the backs of rats into which carrageenan is then injected to cause inflammation. Colostrum injected into these sacs showed a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect over controls, as measured by polymorph nuclear leukocyte (PMN) migration into the affected area.
Dr. Marc Feldmann, MD, of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London has shown the relationship between tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) and rheumatoid arthritis, as reported in articles published in 1996 and 1998. He showed that the pro-inflammatory cytokines associated with rheumatoid arthritis can all be turned off if TNF-α is neutralized and that patients with both rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease benefit when treated with TNF-a blockers. Then in a 1998 report by Dr. E Buescher of the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, it was demonstrated that colostrum contains, along with TNF-a itself, TNF-a receptors which bind to and alter TNF-α activity. This may be one mechanism for how colostrum produces its anti-inflammatory action.
Natural Delivery System
Most important is the natural delivery system provided by the mammary gland to ensure that colostrum reaches the portion of the gastrointestinal system where it can do the most good. When colostrum is secreted by mammary cells, it does so by what is called apocrine secretion. This means that colostrum is collected in a globule in the mammary cell that is surrounded by cell membrane. When the globule is released into the mammary duct, the cell membrane remains around the colostrum, protecting it until it reaches the intestine where it can be absorbed by the body. Dried and defatted colostrum products lose this protective membrane, leading to degradation of colostral proteins in the stomach.
Colostrum which has the membrane phospholipids reconstituted, however, retains the protective membrane and is much more effective. Sovereign Laboratories Colostrum-LD® products utilize Liposomal Delivery or LD technology, a bio-identical delivery system in which the membrane phospholipids are reconstituted to protect the colostrum and enhance delivery for all nutrients. This enhanced delivery makes colostrum’s components up to 1,500% more bioavailable throughout our body systems and helps to ensure that the gastrointestinal tract receives the immune and growth components necessary to fight off leaky gut syndrome and protect against auto-immune disease.
These representative studies indicate that colostrum can provide support for individuals with autoimmune disease. Colostrum may potentially slow or stop the progression of the autoimmune disease, by healing injury in the gastrointestinal tract and eliminating the leaky gut connection to the disease. Scientific research and clinical studies show evidence of the powerful immune and growth components in colostrum which can regulate the overactive immune response as well as heal tissue damage caused by autoimmune disease.
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Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases PRP from colostrum can work as a regulatory substance of the thymus gland. It has been demonstrated to improve or eliminate symptomatology of both allergies and autoimmune diseases (MS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and myasthenia gravis).
Any autoimmune diseases can be managed if the diet given to the gut is right because 70 per cent of the immune cells are housed in the gut lining. If the gut is inflamed or irritated or agitated, naturally it will not produce sufficient immune cells and therefore the immunity becomes even worse.
- Cut out flour and sugar because these are inflammatory foods.
- Get rid of gluten from your kitchen. ...
- Eat the right fats. ...
- Eat the rainbow. ...
- Check for hidden food allergens with food sensitivity testing.
- Keep your intake of nightshades (tomato, eggplant, peppers, etc.)
- Addison disease.
- Celiac disease - sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy)
- Graves disease.
- Hashimoto thyroiditis.
- Multiple sclerosis.
- Myasthenia gravis.
- Pernicious anemia.
Bovine colostrum has shown some promising results in reducing inflammation and symptoms in both animals and humans. In murine models of colitis, BC and its components have been shown to prevent or reduce chemically induced colitis [39,41,42,43,44,45].
The results strongly suggest that colostrum from immunized cows may have anti-inflammatory activity in a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis.
Sarsaparilla and yarrow are commonly thought to treat autoimmune symptoms by purifying the blood and reducing joint and muscle inflammation. Sarsaparilla has been used all over the world as a folk remedy for gout, arthritis, fevers, digestive disorders, psoriasis and other skin diseases.
Rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and psoriasis were the most common conditions. No single autoimmune disease was reliably prevented by vitamin D supplementation. Only when the numbers of all the autoimmune diseases were combined did researchers see a benefit.
Avoid high doses of vitamin C, beta carotene, cat's claw, echinacea and ginseng, among others. Why add fuel to the fire? Doing so may cause you to slip out of remission and into more misery.
There are no cures for autoimmune diseases, but symptoms can be managed. Everyone's immune system, genetics and environment are different. That means that your treatment must be unique.
Even better, as Joe experienced, juicing and eating greater amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables can have a positive impact on many autoimmune conditions.
Autoimmune disorders in general cannot be cured, but the condition can be controlled in many cases. Historically, treatments include: anti-inflammatory drugs – to reduce inflammation and pain. corticosteroids – to reduce inflammation.
- Joint pain and swelling.
- Skin problems.
- Abdominal pain or digestive issues.
- Recurring fever.
- Swollen glands.
A review and meta-analysis on the association between severe COVID-19 and autoimmune disease “showed that autoimmune disease was slightly associated with increased risk of severity and mortality of COVID-19” (7).
- Type 1 diabetes. The pancreas produces the hormone insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. ...
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) ...
- Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis. ...
- Multiple sclerosis. ...
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) ...
- Inflammatory bowel disease. ...
- Addison's disease. ...
- Graves' disease.
May Prevent and Treat Diarrhea
These types of bovine colostrum are considered hyperimmune and could be an effective way to treat certain infections in humans, such as those caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Shigella dysenteriae bacteria ( 14 , 15 , 16 ).
Bovine colostrum contains growth hormone that is essentially identical to human IGF-1. Fibromyalgia expert Dr. Mark Pelligrino says that 75 percent of his fibromyalgia patients report improvement in their energy level and ability to concentrate when taking bovine colostrum.
In conclusion, our trial demonstrated that colostrum supplementation decreased previously elevated intestinal permeability and was able to restore it to a predetermined normal limit within less than 3 weeks of relatively mild supplementation.
When taken twice a day, most children and adults should notice results within four to six weeks after they first use colostrum.
Growth factors like platelet-derived growth factor, which helps regenerate bone and cartilage tissue. That's why colostrum is so effective at increasing mobility in joints.
Colostrum and its other beneficial factors have the potential to manage and regulate autoimmune/inflammatory response which is believed to be the cause of arthritis. Our holvita colostrum may help patients suffering with arthritis to relieve joint pain and other symptoms associated with this condition.
“Research shows that colostrum can restore a leaky gut lining to normal permeability levels, and reduce movement of toxins and gut microbes into the bloodstream.”
Colostrum's other components may offer further benefit to people with MS, as it offers immune protection against pathogens due to its high anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties as well as the ability to raise energy levels by boosting the depressed immune system.
Bovine colostrum protects a newborn calf from infections as it adjusts to life outside of the mother's womb. In human uses, bovine colostrum is good for maintaining health and preventing disease. Proteins and peptides. The protein content in bovine colostrum is 15%, much higher than the 3% found in mature cow's milk.
Colostrum keeps your immune system in balance.. It stimulates an under active immune system, and more impressively, it can suppress an overactive immune system.. In autoimmune disorders the immune system attacks healthy tissues of the body.. Strengthening the immune system keeps the body protected from invading pathogens and stimulates the natural healing process of the body.. This immune factor was found to have the same ability to regulate the immune system as the hormones of the thymus gland.. More impressive, however, in relation to autoimmune disease, is PRP’s ability to “turn-off” the immune system.. It contains a compound known as PRP (proline-rich peptide), which has been found to help balance the overactive immune response in autoimmune diseases.. The problem comes when a weakened immune system allows for cancerous cells to spread and destroy other healthy tissues.. Because heart disease resembles an autoimmune response in this way, colostrum PRP can help limit the severity of the disease by toning down the immune system’s attack on damaged heart tissue.. It can stimulate an under active system into dealing with disease causing organisms and it can also suppress an over active system that results from autoimmune disorders and allergic reactions.
• Rheumatoid arthritis - affects the joints, causing inflammation and deformation. What triggers Autoimmune Disease?. Leaky gut syndrome, also known as intestinal permeability, is a condition in which the lining of the intestines is more permeable than normal.. Colostrum contains immune factors which can regulate the immune response, growth components to help repair damaged cells, and anti-inflammatory substances to reduce inflammation that is characteristic of autoimmune disorders.. They attributed this anti-inflammatory response to the numerous growth factors that occur naturally in the colostrum.. This means that colostrum is collected in a globule in the mammary cell that is surrounded by cell membrane.. Scientific research and clinical studies show evidence of the powerful immune and growth components in colostrum which can regulate the overactive immune response as well as heal tissue damage caused by autoimmune disease.
UPDATE 7/2016:It’s been almost 2 years since I wrote this post and it has consistently been the most popular post I have ever written.. I was desperate for help and wanted those words to be in my vocabulary too!The post was all about a new supplement she had been taking that had healed her gut and changed her life — bovine colostrum.. Bovine colostrum does the same thing, just in cows.. If you have severe intolerance, Surthrival recommends taking a lactose digestive aid along with your colostrum dose for several days while initiating it into your system.. The first two days I experienced flu-like symptoms and just didn’t feel well.
Colostrum keeps your immune system in balance.. It stimulates an under active immune system, and more impressively, it can suppress an overactive immune system.. In autoimmune disorders the immune system attacks healthy tissues of the body.. Strengthening the immune system keeps the body protected from invading pathogens and stimulates the natural healing process of the body.. This immune factor was found to have the same ability to regulate the immune system as the hormones of the thymus gland.. PRP is able to stimulate T-cell precursors to form helper T-cells, prompting the immune system into action against pathogens.. More impressive, however, in relation to autoimmune disease, is PRP’s ability to “turn-off” the immune system.. It contains a compound known as PRP (proline-rich peptide), which has been found to help balance the overactive immune response in autoimmune diseases.. The problem comes when a weakened immune system allows for cancerous cells to spread and destroy other healthy tissues.. Because heart disease resembles an autoimmune response in this way, colostrum PRP can help limit the severity of the disease by toning down the immune system’s attack on damaged heart tissue.. Studies show that PRP has the same ability to regulate activity of the immune system as do hormones produced by the thymus gland.. It can stimulate an under active system into dealing with disease causing organisms and it can also suppress an over active system that results from autoimmune disorders and allergic reactions.
Not only essential to mammals in the wild, humans also must receive colostrum from their mother’s milk during the first few feedings in order to build and develop their immune system.. Colostrum is so critical to the development of the immune system that researchers speculate the substitution of formula is associated with the increased occurrence of chronic conditions in children.. Breast feeding supplies the essential nutrients needed for the development of tissues and organs and provides the bioactive compounds required for a baby to develop a healthy immune system.. Researchers suspect that the highest concentration of colostrum contained in milk at birth supplies the newborn with the majority of its immune defense properties her body requires.. From birth an individual’s body is intrinsically designed to protect itself from these metabolic concerns by building a strong surveillance system known as its immune response.. Bovine colostrum increases the body’s natural production of GcMAF and may possibly benefit individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome and infection ( 1 ).. Protective effects of human milk antimicrobial peptides against bacterial infection.
You might be wondering how colostrum can help with Leaky Gut and autoimmune diseases?. I recommend colostrum as a daily preventive for Leaky Gut and currently, Immune Tree has the 6-hour colostrum you’d want to try first.. If you already have Leaky Gut or an autoimmune disease, follow my 4 R Protocol to repair damaged intestinal cells, then follow with daily use of colostrum.. Fortunately, nature literally designed a super food called colostrum for the very purpose of healing leaky gut syndrome.. For quite some time now, colostrum supplements have been hailed as fail proof superfoods that aid and heal gut health, build immunity, help prevent osteoporosis, and are anti-inflammatory.. Over the years, adults too have been prescribed colostrum supplements to heal their gut and build immunity and there is more and more demand for it everyday.. Although bovine colostrum is slightly lower in nutrients than human colostrum, it still contains growth factors, immunoglobulin antibodies , and lactoferrin that support optimal health.. The benefits of adding colostrum powder to you or your kids diet is becoming more well known as an essential step to heal a leaky gut.A recent study about the prevention of the influenza episodes comparing colostrum with vaccination in healthy and high-risk cardiovascular patients found that those who took oral colostrum over the span of a 2 month period were 3x less likely to contract the flu as opposed to those who received the flu vaccine.. Understand the role of bovine colostrum in the healing/prevention of Leaky Gut Syndrome.. Though you could probably eventually heal your leaky gut by eating colostrum along with every allergenic meal, you will heal the fastest if you avoid your biggest food sensitivities.. Without a doubt, colostrum healed my leaky gut and all food allergies I previously had.. When I consulted my gastroenterologist about my parasitic infection and leaky gut, he said they dont treat parasites and they dont believe in leaky gut.
Colostrum and breast milk (from cows and humans) stimulates the newborn's immune system; as yet, unidentified proteins speed the maturation of cultured B Lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) and primes them for production of antibodies.. Studies with human volunteers found that the preservation of the biological activity of IgG (Immunoglobulin), in the digestive secretions of adults receiving bovine Colostrum orally, indicates passive enteral (intestinal) immunization for the prevention and treatment of acute intestinal diseases.. Researchers reported that Colostrum stimulates maturation of B Lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) and primes them for production of antibodies, enhances growth and differentiation of white blood cells.. Growth factors in bovine Colostrum were found to be very effective in promoting wound healing.. Bovine Colostrum contains high levels of growth factors that promote normal cell growth and DNA synthesis.
Regular use of bovine colostrum brings about a wide spectrum of anti-aging benefits, including: Bone growth & density. Muscle growth & support. Anti-cancer defense. Increased insulin sensitivity. Anti-obesity defense. Anti-inflammatory protection. Cholesterol reduction. The immune and growth factors in bovine colostrum, Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-l and IGF-2) and Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-alpha and TGF-beta) have regenerative effects which extend to nearly all structural cells of the body.. Human studies found that supplementation significantly decreases blood sugar levels without increasing insulin secretion even with very high levels of insulin resistance; and that bovine colostrum can decrease levels of blood glucose and ketones, as well as reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, all of which may cause complications in Type 2 diabetic patients.. INHIBITION OF CANCER CELL DEVELOPMENT Cancer cells are continuously created and destroyed in the human body, and cancer only truly manifests when a weakened immune system allows the cancerous cells to multiply out of control, spread and destroy other healthy tissues.. The Proline-rich Polypeptides (PRPs) in colostrum help regulate the thymus gland; PRPs can both stimulate a weakened immune system and/or balance an overactive immune system, as is the case of many allergies and autoimmune diseases.
The first 6-8 hours of milk is called “colostrum” while the milk after that is called “transitional milk.” According to both Dr. Greene and Dr. Oz , colostrum contains many immune factors and over 200 nutrients that feed good bacteria within your body.. Immune Tree Colostrum is the only supplement that has been verified to be 6-hour colostrum.. Again, Immune Tree colostrum is ahead of the pack with their colostrum being sourced from herds of cows that are grass-fed.. Immune Tree colostrum is the only legitimate 6-hour colostrum from grass-fed cows.. If you are taking colostrum powder, zonulin doesn’t have an opportunity to cause Leaky Gut and resulting autoimmune diseases.. I recommend colostrum as a daily preventive for Leaky Gut and currently, Immune Tree has the 6-hour colostrum you'd want to try first.. If you already have Leaky Gut or an autoimmune disease, follow my 4 R Protocol to repair damaged intestinal cells, then follow with daily use of colostrum.
Because 80 percent of your immune system is within the gut lining, any imbalances you have in your microbiome can contribute to the development of an autoimmune disease, Dr. Safdieh says.. Environmental factors, such as the overuse of antibiotics, can also affect the bacteria in the gut and increase the risk of autoimmune disease, suggests a review in Gut Microbes .. “Stress has an impact on the microbes within our guts, and the balance of microbes has an effect on our moods.. A large cohort June 2018 study in JAMA showed that patients with stress-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder, have an increased risk of autoimmune disease.. These gut microbiome tests give doctors an insight into whether you have inflammation in the digestive tract, which can indicate autoimmune issues.. It’s important to re-populate the gut microbiome with good strains of bacteria if you have autoimmune issues, Dr. Safdieh says.
My philosophy with my version of carnivore is that I eat carnivore whenever possible, and if I’m in a situation where it’s absolutely impossible or if I simply don’t want to then I don’t.. The situations where it’s absolutely impossible or that I simply don’t want to eat carnivore don’t end up happening too often, and I just let it happen if it happens!. I feel my best when I eat as closely to a carnivore diet as possible, which makes me want to stick with it, but I allow flexibility for social engagements if needed.. What do I eat on my carnivore-ish diet?. The BKN products are technically carnivore because they’re bee products, but most people don’t consume honey on the carnivore diet.. I notice that when I consume plants or other carbohydrates, I have more inflammation the next day, I don’t sleep as well, my brain doesn’t feel as clear, my emotions feel all over the place, and my digestion is not ideal.