Background: this email is dated 17 November 2015 at 4.50pm. Sarah lives in South Australia. The Research References on this site provide the scientific basis for each condition that pure high peptide colostrum has helped Sarah deal with.
Thank you for the follow up. Everything has arrived safe and sound, including the bonus tub which arrived yesterday.
You've mentioned previously you like to hear people's experiences with colostrum, well here's mine....
From as far back as my early teens I've had issues with my skin. Not so much acne all over my face but I'd always had at least one or two spots on my face that would look more like a skin infection (red/angry/sore) than acne. A doctor put me on antibiotics which I took for around four or five years. I never really noticed any difference - I still had the breakouts even while on the medication. I also had many bouts of unexplained tummy pain, like a feeling of nausea for days at a time.
Fast forward to my mid-thirties and I still never really had clear skin. I was a single mum with four children, studying full-time at university. Half way through my four year degree was when everything came to a head. On top of normal study stress, my grandfather and uncle passed away and my brother-in-law was hit by a car and in hospital in a coma with a brain injury. This all happened within a month. Following this, my skin had developed what looked like a cross between cystic acne and eczema along my jaw and down both sides of my neck. Around the same time, my doctor had called me in to explain I had changes in my cervical cells following a pap smear and in three months' time if there was any progression I would need surgery.
I felt like my body was being poisoned. So I started to do some research.
I learnt that gluten and dairy were the two biggest allergens so I decided to cut these out of my diet. Within three days, the redness in my skin subsided. I decided to have a food intolerance test to determine exactly what foods were causing a problem. Turns out it was gluten and dairy as well as wheat and oats. I cut these things out of my diet completely for three years. Cervical cells returned to normal, my digestion was noticeably better but I still had the occasional skin flare up, dry angry patches in one area or another which would sometimes take a couple of months to heel. This frustrated me as I knew for this to appear externally, it meant something internally was still not right.
Having breastfed four children, I knew the benefits of colostrum and decided one day to see if there was any research on using colostrum for skin conditions. This is when I came across your website and decided to give it a try. I ordered it in bulk - a big investment considering I didn't know if it would make any difference. I'm glad I did, as it took three months before all areas of my skin were finally healed. For the first time since I was twelve years old, my skin is completely clear and has remained that way for the past six months. I've even been able to re-introduce those foods I was intolerant to with no reaction.
Initially I was taking a tablespoon in the morning and a tablespoon at night. I know Charles, your advice was to start off slow...but I'm not very patient in that regard! Anyway, there were no adverse effects and I now take just a tablespoon in the morning, increasing that if I feel a bit run down. I'd like to add since taking the colostrum I have only had one cold - with the symptoms lasting only one day.
I believe gut health is the answer to so many health issues. For me, cutting out the foods I had developed an intolerance to was only half of the solution...after all those years on antibiotics, my gut needed to heal. As good as my diet was, getting the nutrients out of all those 'superfoods' I was eating wasn't going to happen until my gut had healed. And that is what colostrum has done.
So Charles, I am an avid believer of colostrum and talk to many people about it. There are two cases in particular I was hoping you could help me with. I have a friend with a 12 year old boy with terrible eczema on his legs to the point where his skin is scarred from the lesions. Doctors have given steroid cream and his legs often need wrapping in cold towels for relief. He and his brother are also often hospitalised with asthma. I've talked to their mother about colostrum for the last year but don't want to cross the line and be too pushy. So I was wondering if you had research findings on the topic of colostrum for eczema and asthma that I could pass on.
Also, I have a sister-in-law with MS. I know colostrum would be of great benefit to her because of how it helps to regulate the immune system but I would like to show her some research to back up what I'm telling her. Do you have anything you could send my way?
Comment: information provided to Sarah re both these enquiries.
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