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Seminar on Immunoglobulin-rich Milk (IgCo)

January 7, 2009

Dr. Amy Goleta-Dy of St. Luke’s Medical Center Pediatric Oncology Department announces a product presentation and information dissemination seminar on the varied uses of Ig-Co, the colostrum-based milk product developed in New Zealand. The nutritive bovine milk packed with disease-fighting immunoglobulins (antibodies) will be the central topic in conferences slated in the following dates and venues:

1. January 16, 2009, 5:30 p.m. at Villa Caceres, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
2. January 18, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at Casablanca Hotel, Penaranda, Legazpi City
3. January 24, 2009, 3:00 p.m. at Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City

“The newly introduced product is helpful for a lot of medical conditions including those with diabetes, asthma, allergies, patients with disordered and depressed immunity (immunocompromised,) cancer patients on chemotherapy, and those with chronic kidney problems and osteoporosis.” Colostrum Conference in Bicol (10/28/08, mesiamd)

Open to the public (free,) the seminars are suggested for those who might benefit from taking IgCo and those who want to promote the product in their respective communities. For more information contact: Dr. Amy Goleta-Dy at 09178126135 or Agnes at 09175802301 (Photo Credit: Tambakothejaguar) =0=


Colostrum Conference in Bicol

October 27, 2008

The special antibody-rich, nutrient-packed milk called colostrum is produced by mothers in the first 72 hours after delivery. The milk contains valuable disease-fighting immunoglobulins (Ig) which support the body’s defense system, foster cell division, tissue growth, and body repair. Complementing the campaign that breastfeeding is best for babies up to two years, recent studies reveal that colostrum has other uses beyond the baby’s first few days of life.

Bovine colostrum (from cows) together with skim milk has been developed by Creeyan Laboratory, a company in Auckland, New Zealand. The company manufactures the Smart Naco Colostrum Product (SNC,) a novel immunoglobulin-colostrum (IgCo) milk that can help improve immunity, shorten recovery time from infections, repair arthritic joints, prevent and treat osteoporosis, lessen allergies, and delay the aging process. The main bioactive ingredients of the melamine-free SNI/Ig-Co include immunoglobulins (IgGs,) lactoferrins, proline-rich peptides and growth factors.

The newly introduced product is helpful for a lot of medical conditions including those with diabetes, asthma, allergies, patients with disordered and depressed immunity (immunocompromised,) cancer patients on chemotherapy, and those with chronic kidney problems and osteoporosis.

Dr. Amy Goleta-Dy, a UP Ibalonian and prominent pediatric-oncology specialist of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Manila who actively uses SNC/Ig-Co for her patients in the Cancer Foundation announces that SNI Philippines will present its product in Bicol to familiarize local doctors of the varied uses of SNI/Ig-Co.

The conference will be in Villa Caceres on October 30 at 5:30 PM in Naga City followed by another on October 31 in Chowking Pacific Mall at 5 PM in Legazpi City. All doctors, healthcare workers, caregivers and interested patients are invited. (Photo Credit: CreeyanLabs/ SNI Philippines) =0=


Philippines’s Melamine Scare: 2 Million Kilos of Milk Imported From China This Year

September 25, 2008

It took nearly two weeks before Philippine authorities finally revealed that there had been 2 million kilos of milk imported from China from January to August this year. As the scare of melamine-contaminated milk exploded in the news, about 53,000 children, mostly from China, have been sickened by the adulterated milk which causes urinary malfunction and kidney stones. There are some reports of death.

Melamine, an industrial chemical used for the manufacture of plastics, has been added to milk to make it appear thick and proteinaceous. (see blog entitled “Import ban of 30+ generic drugs from India & melamine-contaminated milk from China” dated September 17, 2008.

The first reaction from the Philippines was to monitor the milk being sold in the market which is flooded with smuggled goods. The Department of Health (DOH) announced later that hospitals are being watched for sickened children that could be linked with melamine. Not until today, September 25, 2008, there was no mention by the Bureau of Customs that milk from China has in fact entered the country.

In a memorandum circular issued to all Customs district and port collectors, Morales said that all existing licenses of Chinese milk and dairy product importers have been revoked and canceled following the Department of Health’s ban on the importation, distribution and sale of milk and dairy products from China.

“I issued the circular adopting the order of the DOH to ensure that there would be no more importations of milk and dairy products from China,”—Customs Commissioner Napoleon Morales PDI (09/25/08, Ortiz, M)

Here are some questions worth thinking about. Why is testing for melamine being done only now when the scare has been there for sometime? Until now why is there no laboratory result? How many of the milk comes from Sanlu, the main manufacturer of the melamine-tainted products from China? Have the authorities also tested smuggled milk that’s not part of the imports the government has identified? Has there been any report of children getting sick from ingestion of milk from China? Why did it take the government too long to inform the public of these milk imports? How can the government make dissemination of information faster? =0=

Safety standards required for RP’s first human milk bank

August 15, 2008

If we have blood banks, why can’t we have milk banks as well? That’s exactly what the launching of the first human milk bank in the Philippines is all about. Some 200 mothers in Makati, Metro Manila lined up in Guadalupe Nueva barangay hall to donate milk for babies whose mothers are unable to give them. The collected milk will be sent to Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila where a pasteurization machine and freezers are available to preserve milk up to 6 months. ABS-CBN (08/15/08)

The human milk donation project supports Bill 1696 called Expanded Breastfeeding Act,” which encourages the founding of lactation areas in government offices, public and private places to help mothers continue breastfeeding after they resume work after delivery.

“By the beginning of the twenty-first century, human milk feeding was once again the recommended method of infant feeding. Experts recommend breastfeeding exclusively for six months and the introduction of age appropriate foods with breast milk to remain in the diet for two years and beyond. When maternal milk is inadequate or lacking particularly for high risk or premature infants pasteurized donor milk is the next best option. Donor milk banking plays an important role in meeting these recommendations.”
—Human Milk Banking Association of North America

The idea of donating milk is a good one. Yet, just like blood, it has safety concerns that must be addressed. Human milk is perishable and care must be followed to keep it fresh while preventing it from spoiling. Since human milk has the potential to transmit diseases and carry maternal medications that can be harmful to the babies, screening of donors by interviews, physical examinations, and laboratory tests are needed.

Newborns particularly those who are born premature, don’t have fully developed disease-fighting immune systems, making them susceptible to milk-borne illnesses. Therefore, there must be standards and safety guidelines to follow for both milk donors and recipients. Taking safety as a priority, the collection, milk-shedding campaign, storage, processing, preservation, and distribution of donated milk must be monitored and regulated. =0=

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