Interviewer: Someone might say, I can't take dairy. I'm lactose intolerant. I have problem with dairy. Does that still apply with the cow colostrum that you're talking about?
Dr. Keech: So that's a food allergy, right? What is a food allergy? A food allergy is caused by a TH2 immune response. So, if people are allergic to dairy, or allergic to any foods, that's what's happening. They're having a TH2 immune response. A dairy allergy is causing IGG antibodies to be produced, causing a good allergy, okay? It could be an airborne or pollen allergy cause IGG antibodies, depends on what the allergy is. It's still a TH2 response. Now, like I said, if you take cow colostrum containing the peptides, one of the functions of the peptides is to down-regulate the production of particular TH2 cytokines, so you stop the propagation of that type of cascade, and the cytokines that cause TH2 production. Antilicone 4, 5, 9, 13. That, those levels have to be high in order for the reaction, the TH0 cells, the immature native T cells to form TH2 cells. If those levels of those particular cytokines are not high, the reaction doesn't progress. Now, colostrum peptides, they trigger, a lot of them trigger the G-protein coupled type receptors on the receptor sites of the activated T-cells. And those particular receptors are responsible for modulating different levels of cytokines. I think 2012, the Nobel Prize was given in chemistry for a couple of US scientists who figured that out. Cause we really, it was only recently that we've kind of understood, how cells produce cytokines, and kind of work. How does the communication work within cells? The fundamentals are understood, but the details needed to be worked out. So this is new stuff that we're working out. Understanding the immune system. It's new technology. We're getting a better handle on it now, and one of my messages is to try to communicate that to doctors and to the consumers about this is how the immune system works. And understanding a little bit about it can help us a long way. Why are we sick? Well a lot of the reasons why we're sick is because our immune system is out of balance. The key is to put it back in balance. Not boost the immune system, not suppress the immune system, but keep the immune system functioning like it should be. And if that's the case, like I said, you lower the probability of becoming symptomatic. So, you can take cow colostrum into humans. You can take goat colostrum, and I think there are small amounts of that available too, for humans. Because the peptides are exactly the same, the growth factors are the same too. It's just the immunoglobins are different. But, by taking peptides into a gut that is permeable, even if bovine IGG gets into the body, the peptides themselves will actually down-regulate any type of immune response system caused by that passage. So, somebody with leaky gap issues can take it, if you take a colostrum that still has the peptides in it. Now, not all colostrums are created the same. But the production of colostrum can be different. If you have a colostrum company that's removing the peptides because they want a high IGG type concentrate, because that's what colostrum is. But that's one fifth of colostrum. The most important component of colostrum are these peptides. And if you remove that through filtration processes in the processing plant than that's not good because if bovine IGG gets into the body, the peptides aren't there, it's not going to balance that system. So, whenever you want to get a colostrum, you want to make sure that it has high levels of natural peptides. It hasn't been changed. Because, the best thing to do is just take stuff that's natural. Don't adulterate it, don't change it that alters the chemistry. The best thing is to take stuff that's as natural as possible, and the less it's processed the better. Now why do we process colostrum? Why don't we take raw colostrum? I wish we did. I wish everybody could take raw colostrum from the dairies, but nobody has access to a dairy farm right next door. So the next best thing is to produce a powder out of it, so when you produce a powder you have to have low heat treatment, low pressure processing, gently produce a powder that's safe, that meets the food regulations in terms of pathogen control, chemistry, and no contaminants. It meets food safety regulations, then people can take that as a powder because a powder lasts a lot longer than raw colostrum. I mean, I'm from a dairy farm. I was brought up as a kid on a dairy farm. I was always, I would go, and my job as a kid, my brother was milking the cows, and I'm the second brother, I get to feed the cows. That's the lower form of thing to do. Because my brother was milking the cows, I actually ended up feeding the cows. I would carry these buckets of this yellow milk stuff, and I would go feed the cows. And I knew from back then, and I'm old, I'm 44 now, so in the early 70s I was feeding cows the calves this colostrum and I know they really liked it, and they did well on it. Um, but, um I understand the industry because I'm from a dairy farm, I fed cows colostrum, and then, I'm from New Zealand. People think I'm from Australia but I don't care. I'm from down under. And my parents, and their parents, were always dairy farmers. So I understand the system. So I knew this was important, this colostrum. And it's different from milk, so I ended up just learning more about it. Studying it, you know. Went to a few colleges, then went, hey wow, full circle, I'm selling this stuff that I used to feed cows back in the 70s. But do what you do well. Don't claim to be an airline pilot or anything, I just do what I do well. I enjoy it. I like helping people you know? I get letters every day from people saying thank you I feel so much better these days I started on the colostrum, and I'm less symptomatic. That's great, and the big push these days is in the medical field, because doctors are understanding the immune system more and more. They understand the value of healing the gap, and how to do that from taking colostrum supplements and its fun. And I like talking about it. I could talk about this for hours.
Interviewer: I can tell.
Dr. Keech: I come in here, and I don't have a script. I just sit down and talk about it for hours. So it's fun.