Nutrition & Food – a sketch on a messy subject!

Nutrition* is called the 4th discipline of triathlon. This may infer a very misleading connotation of the importance of food for all well-being. I consider nutrition as the foundation on which our well-being and our ability to perform and adapt to environmental conditions is built. Food makes us what we are from an evolutionary standpoint and from an individual perspective. If we go back in history and evolution respectively it was men’s skill to be able to cook and thus create food that endowed him mostly with the independence of the place, climate and vegetation.

What characterizes food that ultimately nurtures us?

Food as we understand it finally alters into nutrition by being processed from the organic, either from an organism as a whole or from an organism’s derivatives. We eat plants and meat, both have been living organisms. We eat eggs, cheese, potatoes, flour, drink milk, juice etc., all are life derivatives. What all of our nutrition has in common are in fact that they are composites, be they processed or not. Within the broad spectrum of foods salts as minerals may take a special place. But you never eat them alone, they are an essential component of our cooking recipes. You never eat them solo, that’s not healthy at all and tastes terrible.
So nutrition is always a composite never a mono-substance, the composition makes the taste and the efficacy. Single substances such as vitamins and the whole range of supplements (amino acids, L-carnitine, niacin, glutamate, creatine, zinc, selenium etc.) taste terrible therefore they come in capsules or tablets, or the powder you get needs to be mixed with something that makes these mono-substances – all offspring of the chemical laboratory – eatable. If you look into the literature, from an aspect of healthiness they are all questionable.

As I mentioned before processing food which in the end means nothing more than cooking is a delicate skill. It needs experience to create tasty and healthy meals that nurture our body and mind instead of harming it. We all know the convenient foods in the market that made and make us sick. Our Western culture suffers tremendously from bad nutrition encouraged by the wrong scientific assumptions.
Yes, food can make you sick and it can be your remedy. Cooking is an art, it is intuition and experience, a tradition carried on from one generation to the other. Many of us are so alienated of the value of the different ingredients of quality cooking. I think we have to rediscover this forlorn knowledge to recover from most of our modern diseases.
But that’s not trivial, you can so easily turn good food into bad nutrition by destroying its texture and its ingredients and make it inefficient for your body, not to mention the inadequate treatment and use of ingredients.

Do you trust medicinal products more than food or why Biestmilch should be part of your daily diet

Biestmilch is a composite, it is complex and organic. It is food. It is modulating, it is not about replacing x amount of something. It is not a supplement designed in a lab.
First to mention, for the offspring Biestmilch is the essential sip into life. It truly nurtures, it gives all to the offspring it needs. It’s the first nutrition we get in touch with. It turns all the organ system into functioning mode, the metabolism, the immune system, nerves, locomotion, blood vessels etc.

But what is its use when we grow up?
Biestmilch is able to nurture you your whole life through. It is preventive helping you to build year by year a more solid base on which your performance can prosper. Also in adults Biestmilch influences all the organ systems from metabolism to cell regeneration, from immunity to stress susceptibility.
Of course, Biestmilch cannot move mountains. It is like with all foods, it is a build-up process throughout life. Compare it with endurance training. If you want to stay fit or even increase fitness you have to work for it on a regular basis your whole life through, you can never stop.
If you decide yourself for Biestmilch, you should stick with it, and consider it as integral part of your diet plan. The science behind Biestmilch is as vague as it is behind all nutrition. There are trends and fashions that pretend to be based on solid science. In the field of food and nutrition marketing is stronger than science. You have to learn to rely on your very own experience, explore yourself. Try to find out what it means to feel well, and see whether Biestmilch can help you. It’s such a powerful nutrition independent of age.

A subject on it own is the science around nutrition & food. Here are some musings in its briefest form.

Why eludes nutrition science until today?

Natural sciences look at the mono-substances our nutrition is composed of. Experiments are performed in the vial, in the animal and finally field studies look at humans to deliver the proof of concept. Then conclusions are made by the individual scientists. Until today research on nutrition is lacking a defined frame of reference and a clear hypothesis to start off from.
Science and nutrition has not got a solid relation yet, it resembles more an arbitrary meet and greet. Science seems not to know how to study nutrition and how to rid it from the experiences of thousands of years. Nutrition is a messy subject, and Western science does not like this. Western science want to exclude experience and the observer from the equation, impossible I think, especially when it comes to food. Status quo is currently that one substance is scrutinized by researchers and then conclusions are drawn that are mainly based on association and not on causation. We, the non-expert, the outsiders are left behind, our vision gets blurred by the power of the scientific word.
History is rich with stories of wrong conclusions made. Until now science doesn’t really know how to study nutrition in its complexity. The solution is not decomposition.
As long as we don’t know which parameters or patterns of parameters we need to observe and measure that then allow us to outline a study design, select the collective of people, determine the statistical methods, and reduce the complexity of the composite accordingly, the results we are confronted with must be doubted. Until now we are more or less left to our own devices and experiences. The motto still is »explore yourself«!

*This article is collection of thoughts and does not claim anything like being complete.



Susann is the biest prototype and head of the team. She is Austrian, has studied medicine, meaning she is a medical doctor and the Biesters' alpha wolf. Susann continuously produces new ideas, is strong in making concepts and is practically always ON FIRE. Without her BIESTMILCH wouldn't be where and what it is today, and anyway - not possible.

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  1. Your perspective is a convenient one for the lack of evidence of colostrum in relation to sports nutrition. There is evidence based research on sports supplementation that has been done in the double blind placebo controlled format that is considered the gold standard for all research. You can consult to scour research (or lack thereof) on any supplement that you are considering for enhancing your athletic performance.
    Beyond sports nutrition and considering food as nourishment and healer, nothing will replace a diet that sticks close to nature, contains a variety of foods in their whole form which are eaten in a relaxed state.

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