With Biestmilch I came in touch already a lot earlier, namely at the end of nineteen eighties. Back then I was drifitng around the pharamceutical industry, a short adventure as this world did not suit my temperament. I was in charge of studies which should elucidate the effect of an oral immunoglobine concentrate made of Biestmilch in AIDS patients. As I know today, the study could not hit the target. You cannot consolidate the immunity of patients whose immune system is not working anymore. There was noth left to activate.
The company did not pursue the product, And I myself, I understood little of immunolgy and even less of Biestmilch. Today after all these years that I have worked and struggled with Biestmilch, and still do, Biestmilch for me belongs to the very few substances which is able to positively influence the inflammatory milieu, in which our cells permanently float.
Regardless of age, body weight and body size Biestmilch modulates the inflammation in our body, it activates as well as calms you. It uniquely influences our stress system.
The story I would like to tell you is the one of the orbit in the universe of biology that biestmilch is moving along. It is a long story, one I can only touch on here. It is one thing to analyse biestmilch as a substance and break it up into its individual parts. However, that would be like having “reckoned without our host”. Rather, approaching biestmilch also means occupying yourself with your own body, with the physiology holding us together deep inside. You could compare this process with an expedition.
For our forefathers Biestmilch was a foodstuff and a cure
Fresh biestmilch contains everything a newborn child requires. It contains sufficient fat, bacterial microflora, immunglobulins, hormones, vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, mucopolysaccharides and a large number of cell communication molecules. In the first five to six days after birth, it is slowly converted into milk and then loses its unique character. Although it is possible to break down biestmilch into its individual parts, we will not, however, learn its great effects by doing so. The way Aristotle put it also applies to Biestmilch: “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.
Up to the first third of the past century, biestmilch was to be found in the kitchen and was recognised as a cure. Even today, recipes can be found for dishes containing flour made with biestmilch. People who have tried them go wild about them. There is nothing better than baking the plaited bun, for example, with biestmilch.
At the beginning of the past century, it was still easy enough to get fresh biestmilch. Today, it has to be declared as a foodstuff and processed accordingly. However, I’ll get to that in a minute. For our ancestors, it was a valuable foodstuff and cure. It was valued and reserved for offspring, the ill, the elderly and ailing children. The knowledge about its potency has become lost to us today. There are now only a few isolated cases of people who bear the knowledge of its distinctiveness within themselves. In our latitudes, many farmers dispose of it as soon as the calf has received its share. On the contrary, Biestmilch is traditionally deeply rooted in the Arabaic world, in the Chinese and Ayurveda medicine.
Our cells express sensors for nutrients
One discovery that could turn out to be ground-breaking for further research into food and that could initiate a reversal of trend in nutritional science is the observation that all of our cells carry sensors for the molecules of the foods. In this way, food initiates varied communication processes and effects in the organism.
This theory is very similar to that of allocating precisely such a sensory system to the immune system that the organism allows the perception of microorganisms and to communicate with them. If a sufficient number of molecules interact with the corresponding sensors or receptors on the cells, then signalling pathways in the cell are activated. This results in the cells changing their activity status and their function. In this way, metabolic processes, for example, can be switched on or off, immunity promoted or impaired and even the activity of the nervous system can be influenced.
My preliminary conclusion from the initial research results is that, on the one hand, we need to regard our food as one unit and, on the other hand, as a composition of biologically active molecules that interact with our body cells. Food is thus much more than merely a source of calories; it modulates the regulation processes of our organism. Research has now taken the first step towards rethinking. Nevertheless, the complexity, texture, form and function of our food will confront us with unanswered questions and contradicting scientific models for many years to come.
Modern times and the increasing dominance of natural sciences have pushed this substance aside. Its diversity and its broad spectrum of active molecules are difficult to tackle for most research approaches. For this very reason, published studies rarely give justice to it, for everything that breaks out of linearity proves difficult for Western natural science to tame.
This is why we also find it difficult to understand the effects of foodstuffs in all their complexity: to understand how they nourish us and guarantee our wellbeing and to comprehend what in the end constitutes its quality. This also has to do with the fact that our knowledge of physiology of the healthy organism is still very limited because, for many centuries, we only occupied ourselves with pathology, i.e. the sick body. It wasn’t until recently that scientists started to look at food from a different perspective, to see them rather as a multitude of bioactive molecules that interact with our body.
On this site you will read about regulation agian and again. One can only understand biestmilch if one comprehends the organism as a regulatory system that, in every moment of our lives, works on maintaining the equilibrium (homeostasis) of the organism. Being in balance means feeling well. Biestmilch increases the sensibility for our own body and helps us to understand our physiology better.
Biestmilch is a network of biologically active molecules
If we want to get to grips with Biestmilch, we have to accept it as a substance that, thanks to its wealth of different bioactive molecules, can communicate with the corresponding sensors or receptors on the surface of the various cells. Yet the positive effect of Biestmilch on the immune system is merely one aspect of it. Biestmilch stabilises all mucose membrane surfaces which, in turn, facilitate, filter and promote communication with our environment as and when required, depending on the context. Biestmilch stimulates the regeneration of all rapidly replicating tissues. This applies to the immune system as much as it does to the nervous system and the endocrine system.
It is our food rather than medicine that keeps our bodies in balance and make us more resilient. Our food provides us with strength and energy and supplies us with the degree of immunity that enables us to coexist and collaborate with the myriad of microorganisms surrounding us.
After all, Biestmilch is a substance that is capable of modulating inflammatory processes by supporting all systems of the body that trigger, regulate and control inflammations. The regulatory systems with which Biestmilch interacts are the nervous and immune system as well as the endocrine system. These three – familiar to most people as the stress system – run through this book as an underlying thread. At the cellular level, Biestmilch modulates the inflammatory micro-environment of the cells. Depending on the state of activity of the inflammation, Biestmilch either activates or suppresses this environment and thus promotes the establishment of a new state of equilibrium.
All of the effects I will now touch on are based on the principle of modulating inflammation.
"Nourishing" with Biestmilch means preventing illness.
If we regard Biestmilch as food, then it does what other good foodstuffs or food products so: prevent disease and keep us well and healthy. All foodstuffs, Biestmilch included, pass through the mucose membranes in the mouth, stomach and intestines, where they interact with the huge immune system of the gastrointestinal tract, which acts as a kind of filtering system. All foodstuffs are suitably processed to infiltrate the overall communication system of the body by means of active transport mechanisms. When that system works smoothly, we feel well.
"Prevention" with Biestmilch equals quality of life
Preventive effects are much harder to assess. As the future is always uncertain, we will never know what would have happened if we had gone down different paths in our past life. We now have empirical data from field studies of other cultures and societies that show how our lifestyle can influence life and death. We can look at our own statistics that now go back approx. 50 years and alarmingly prove how chronic diseases spread. This includes cardiovascular disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, tumours, allergies, multiple sclerosis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease – a list of diseases that do not necessarily have to be fatal, but do have an enormous influence on our quality of life.
Studies indicate that our lifestyle has much more influence on the course of our life than we previously assumed. Genetic predisposition is only one factor in how we live and die. What and how we eat can increase the probability of living a better and longer life and experiencing a less miserable death.
As previously mentioned, these diseases are based on genetic disposition and chronic inflammatory processes. The quality of our food and the amounts we eat are of great importance to our well-being, our life expectancy and prevention of chronic medical conditions.
Our lifestyle, according to studies, seems to have much more influence on the course of our life than previously assumed. We therefore not only inherit how we live and die. The way we eat can increase the probability of living a better and longer life and experiencing a less miserable death. Biestmilch has great potential to exert a positive impact on the quality of life and the aging process by helping to prevent destabilisation of the inflammatory cellular system and thus the development of chronic states of inflammation.
"Healing" with Biestmilch is a means
of modulating immunity and stress levels
At this point, a new chapter begins that really warrants separate treatment in a different context. For this reason, only a brief sketch will be given here, for the sake of thoroughness. Biestmilch is an excellent therapeutic agent for all chronic diseases, and that is something that should not be overlooked here either.
For more than 100 years, we have tended to regard the immune system as merely a defence and control mechanism. This view of the immune system cannot explain the many immune regulation disorders we find ourselves confronted with today. Instead, this attitude impedes our view of any new approaches to therapy.
Our immunity has an impact on a whole host of different physical and mental phenomena such as pain, appetite, sleep, tiredness, exhaustion, motivation, fever, inflammation, healing, metabolism, allergies, a-topical eczema, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease and much more besides.
This potpourri of symptoms, feelings and diagnoses can only be comprehended in relation to the immune system if we consider the immune system as a regulatory system and immunity as a physiological state engendered by it. This makes it easier to understand the chronic diseases of our time and the reason why Biestmilch deserves a firm place as a remedy in today's world.
Stress impairs immunity – and impaired immunity creates stress
Besides the phenomenon of immuno-regulatory diseases, acute and chronic stress significantly contributes to impairment of our quality of life. All of the prevailing diseases of our society have some stress-related component, because dealing with stressful situations is very exhausting for all systems of the human body. When it reaches the point where the burden of stress causes illness, some form of chronic inflammation is always part of the problem. People in the privileged position of being able to avoid exposure to stress are very rare. For this reason, the only option most of us have left is to alter our lifestyle accordingly. Biestmilch has the power to have a long-term positive effect on our quality of life. This is where treatment meets prevention.
In every other respect, the same principle mentioned above applies here too: Biestmilch modulates chronic inflammatory conditions and has a long-term positive effect on the course of chronic illnesses. It is one of the very few substances with a holistic healing approach to both immunity and stress levels – a remedy and a foodstuff with no documented side effects.
Biestmilch is collected from cows
All mammals, including humans, produce colostrum (Biestmilch). The dairy cow produces a surplus of Biestmilch (bovine colostrum). Other grazing animals not farmed to supply us with milk need their colostrum for their offspring. At the time a calf is born, each cow produces about 12 litres of Biestmilch. About two litres are fed to the calf within the first half hour of its birth. About three hours later, the calf receives another two litres. The remaining eight litres can then be turned into high quality powder.
Biestmilch is the very first food a new-born receives and calves receive their initial immunity from drinking colostrum. But Biestmilch not only kick-starts the immune system. It also activates all bodily organs. Grazing animals have a natural flight response and are drawn to follow the herd immediately after birth. Bovine colostrum is essential to their survival.
I too was one of the doubters.
Today I cannot imagine not taking my daily Biestmilch. That was not always the case.
At the start of my journey of discovery, I was quite convinced, as young and robust as I was at the time, that I had no need to take something like that on a daily basis.
It was not until I experienced a surprising lift in performance during one of my endurance races that I began to rethink my view of Biestmilch. I suddenly found myself coping much more easily with the hilly sections of the race. I was amazed, since back then it was still a mystery to me as to how it all worked. My texts are also about unravelling that mystery for others.
Over the years, Biestmilch has made me very robust. I cannot remember when I last had the flu. Gum disease has long become a thing of the past for me and cold sores only flair up when I am under extreme stress. If I do feel the start of any blistering, it is pain-free and stays below the surface of the skin. After a slight tickling sensation, the herpes virus causing the symptoms tends to disappear.