Rejigging my freezers to accommodate the fall harvest (what goes in there now, feeds us for the year) and contemplating the stacks of colostrum I’ve got tucked away.
Anyone that keeps cows usually has some colostrum squirreled away. If not, they’ll usually know where to get some in an emergency.
Why? Because it can be the difference between life or death. Because baby animals need colostrum very shortly after they’ve been born or they die. And if they don’t die, they are almost always stunted, immunologically depressed wisps of what could have been.
This precious elixir, produced by all mammals as the first food for their young, is full of antibodies and integral nutrients and bacteria that populate the gut with beneficial organisms.
Funny, then, that we can appreciate it’s necessity in animal husbandry but when Nestle says their powdered soy formula has all a human needs, nobody bats an eye.
I was fed soy formula. Chances are if you’re a child of industrialization, your mamas were conned, too. Shall we just pretend this had no effect on our bodies? After all, we’re just human animals, much more evolved and civilized compared to a pig or elephant or cow. We won’t die on the spot and nobody will ever prove anything nutritionally with definitive science.
The profiteers lie and lie and lie and nobody is going to ever save you. It may not be soy formula for you, but the onslaught of fake food, empty nutrients, and the complete ignoring of basic human biology march on. Take your health in your own hands and toast your resolve with the colostrum you never got, or, if you were lucky enough for such a foundation, save your cup for me.