GcMAF/Goleic/Bravo Probiotic – a few tips

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For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

GcMAF:
GcMAF Cancer:

1.  Method of administration

What’s in this post can be found on the gcmaf.eu website, but I wanted to share a few tips on how to use GcMAF/Goleic:

1.  Goleic can be administered the following ways:

– by injection, intramuscularly into the underarm (see gcmaf.eu website for method).  Another site to consider is near the spleen – check with gcmaf.eu.

– intravenously – you will need to find a sympathetic integrative practitioner who’s willing to do this for you

– by nebuliser.  This is a gizmo that’s used to vaporise medication and is usually used by asthmatics.  Yes, there are macrophages in the alveoli of the lungs, and goleic has the right molecular size to be used in a nebuliser.  The dose is 0.5ml of goleic in 5ml of sterile saline.  You cannot administer GcMAF (the old style) via nebuliser.  You can only do it with goleic.

– by suppository.  This is especially good for people with liver or pelvic mets.  I don’t know how you can get GcMAF/goleic suppositories though – contact gcmaf.eu

2.  Do NOT:

– inject goleic/GcMAF into tumours – you can seed the tumour.

3.  How much?

– GcMAF/goleic may be dose-dependent.  The minimum dose is 0.25ml.  The maximum daily dose is 2.2ml (the whole vial).

4. How often?

– the ideal is daily but not everyone can afford the expense.  Once every 3 to 4 days is acceptable.

2.  GcMAF may not work

I met two people at the Immune Biotech clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland, for whom GcMAF worked.  One had stage 4 ovarian cancer, and the other stage 4 prostate cancer.

These are the only two people whom I know of that it’s worked.  I know that Immune Biotech has published a study on the efficacy of GcMAF, but I’ve heard rumours that these people may have come to the clinic from German cancer clinics, so that it was the German cancer clinic treatments that were working.

I know of more people for whom GcMAF did not work, even though they were injecting 0.5ml every 3 days.

There are a number of reasons why GcMAF may not work:

– Vitamin D Receptor not compatible with GcMAF

– immune system status not able to support optimal macrophage activity, and inhibiting any GcMAF activity.  The only way you can find out your immune status is to get blood tests for it.  And then you have to correct the immune-system imbalance in order to get your macrophages up-and-running.  These tests are not done at the GcMAF clinic.  By immune system tests, I refer to the interleukins, the NK cells, the histamine level, the nitrosamine level.

– GcMAF used as a monotherapy.  Despite what the website states, I do not personally believe that GcMAF can be used on its own as a single therapy.

So if you’re thinking of going to the GcMAF clinic, I suggest you get some references, and speak to these references personally.

Please also check out the Facebook site:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/439553602725764/?fref=ts

3.  Other types of GcMAF

There’s the European version of GcMAF sold by ImmuneBiotech, and the version by Sansei-Mirei in Japan.  A number of people have told me that they use the Japanese version because they believe it’s more stable and more powerful.

4.  Bravo Probiotic

Bravo Probiotic now comes in an Easykit.  It is definitely easier to culture than the old form.

However, there are some disadvantages to this EasyKit:

(i) with the old kit, you could re-culture both compounds and stretch the cultures for longer.  This was not recommended by Bravo Probiotic, but I know people who did this, especially for those who got the old Maf314 cultures.  With the new kit, you cannot re-culture from an existing culture.  This pretty much ties you into buying replacements, whereas with the old kit, you could stretch out the cultures.  So in one fell swoop, Bravo Probiotic have managed to stop people from re-culturing (and sharing cultures) as well as tying you into their programme.

(ii) we don’t know how much colostrum is in the EasyKit.  With the old kit, colostrum had to be added in separately so we knew the exact amount in it.

(iii) the old kit had a third compound of probiotic powder that had to be sprinkled on the final mix.  The EasyKit does not have this third compound – does that mean it’s not as effective?

Wow! Easy Kit – the new, easier, faster way of making Bravo Probiotic!

Updated March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

If you’ve read my posts on Bravo Probiotic (aka GcMAF yoghurt, and previously known as Maf314 yoghurt), you’ve probably wondered at the time-consuming process to make it.  I liken the process to musical chairs with yoghurt.

https://bisforbananascisforcancer.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/supplement-gcmaf-yoghurt-with-thanks-to-peter-trayhurn/

https://bisforbananascisforcancer.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/bravo-probiotic-gcmaf-yoghurt-maf314-someone-find-me-a-camel/

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The old way of making Bravo Probiotic (GcMaf yoghurt/Maf 314)

Well, I think I’m excited as I’ll ever be – the gods at Bravo Probiotic have heard my cries and come up with a new, improved version, called Easy Kit.

Like it says on the tin, Easy Kit puts the EASY back into yoghurt making.

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The cost of Bravo Probiotic — GcMAF Yoghurt — Maf314 — someone find me a camel!

For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

Updated 21 June 2014 – there is a new version of Bravo Probiotic called EasyKit – like it says on the can it is easier to prepare and is also slightly-cheaper because it comes with colostrum already included.

Updated 21 March re. daily cost of Bravo Probiotic, with adjustments for interest rates and also addition of US$ cost.

I’ve previously posted about Maf314 (which is the original version of Bravo Probiotic).

Now thanks to the generosity of friends and family who donated to my cancer-fighting fund, I’ve been able to afford a new set of Bravo Probiotic cultures.

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GcMAF at work — Bravo Probiotic — myths of the dangers of dairy products for cancer patients (a talk by Prof. Marco Ruggiero)

For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

Please note:  The opinions expressed in this talk are academic considerations only and they are not intended to represent medical advice to anyone. If you need medical advice, please refer to your healthcare professional.

To listen to the talk:  https://soundcloud.com/bisforbananascisforcancer/02-12-ruggiero-gcmaf-in-action

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The GcMAF clinic in Switzeland

What is GcMAF and what is its role in cancer?

GcMAF is like a hormone, a neurotransmitter, a messenger that our body uses to promote wound repair, immunity and improve immune surveillance.

The concept of being cancer-free does not exist.  We always have cancer cells in our body, even from the moment we are born.  This is different from having a cancer that has a mass and infiltrates in our body.  The reason we do not have cancer of this sort is due to a mechanism called immuno-surveillance – the immune system is able to recognise cancer cells and destroy them.  This is called the induction of apoptosis provoked by the immune system.  But sometimes the immune system is no longer able to recognise and destroy the cancer cells and the cancer cells form a mass that we define as a tumour.

GcMAF was discovered by Prof Yamamoto in 1994.  Professor Ruggiero collaborated with him in 2010.

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GcMAF (Maf314) cheese

Updated March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

I reported at the start of the year that I had a glut of GcMAF yoghurt, and offered it to anyone who wanted some, but there were no takers.

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Help! I’m drowning in GcMAF yoghurt!

The thought of pouring all that goodness down the drain broke my heart, so I had a brainwave, and decided to turn it into a drained cheese, and ice-cream.  I went onto the internet, and found several recipes for kefir cheese, and it looked fairly easy to make.

GcMAF Cheese is not cheese made with rennet. Instead, it’s the equivalent of cottage cheese, made by draining the yoghurt through fine muslin and a strainer, so that the solids get left behind.  I used three layers of muslin or cheesecloth (I boiled the cheesecloth and washed it to make sure I got all unwanted residue out).

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The start of GcMAF Cheese. GcMAF yoghurt poured into a strainer lined with a triple layer of cheesecloth.

I let it drain over several days, adding more whenever the level dropped – the resulting ball contains about 2 litres of concentrated GcMAF yoghurt.   The whey collected in the bowl underneath and I drank that.

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GcMAF cheese after several days of draining and topping up.

I then chopped up chives, and added crushed garlic and seasoned it with salt, pepper and olive oil.

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The “cheese” has the texture of Philadephia cheese spread.  It is slightly tangy, with a little whiff, but not as pongy as goat’s cheese and should work well as a dip for carrot and celery sticks.  Or just imagine spreading that cool softness on a piece of hot buttery toast … umm.

Update 25 Jan 2014 – someone in the household ate the whole bowl of GcMAF cheese in one day, and reported that it made him feel sick, and he also got the squits – well, serve him right for being so piggy!  It just shows how potent GcMAF is!

[next episode – GcMAF ice-cream and blueberry compote]

Fulda 2013 conference #2: GcMAF (Professor Ruggiero)

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The Christmas Market at Fulda

 

Updated March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

Updated 16 Mar 2014 re. vortex mixer

I’d previously written on GcMAF:

Supplement:  GcMAF and Supplement:  GcMAF yoghurt and my latest post, a talk given by Professor Ruggiero at the GcMAF clinic in February 2014.

Well, at the Fulda Integrative Cancer Conference 2013, I finally got to meet the famous Professor Ruggiero, who is the scientist behind the latest research on GcMAF.

(Professor Ruggiero is that rare beast, the research scientist who has also practiced as a radiologist, so he understands cancer in a way that very few pure research scientists do, having been at the coal face of cancer treatment.)

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image credit: copyright Prof. Ruggiero

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Supplement: GcMAF yoghurt — Maf 314 — Bravo Probiotic

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GcMAF yoghurt success!
MAF314 (large jar left), Compound 2 (large jar right), Compound 1 (small jars front)

Updated March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

Update 8 May 2014: Bravo Probiotics (the maker of GcMAF yoghurt) now have a new EasyKit that contains powdered colostrum – it signficantly cuts the time needed to make the yoghurt and also the cost of the yoghurt as liquid colostrum is very expensive.

Updated 22 March with new, cheaper source of liquid colostrum in the UK

Updated 16 March 2014 with information on yoghurt makers, and links to more recent posts on Bravo Probiotic

Updated 20 Feb 2014:  Please note that there is a difference between the propagating process for Maf 314 and Bravo Probiotic.  For Bravo:  Compound 1 must be cultured afresh each time from the powder and not from the yoghurt.  Compound 1 contains GcMAF.  Compound 2 can have a life-cycle of up to 8 weeks.  Therefore it is necessary to buy the Bravo Probiotic culture if you want to do this properly, you can’t rely on a culture that is a year old (like I have).  I highly-recommend buying a culture from Bravo – that way, you know that the GcMAF and probiotics are active.

Updated 26 January 2014 with more photos about the ideal vs the actual real-life process of making GcMAF yoghurt, and observations from the Fulda Integrative Conference 2013.

And there are 3 videos on how to make Bravo Probiotic, check out:  http://www.bravoprobiotic.com/index.php/storage-of-products/9-sezione1/6-2-how-to-prepare-bravo-probiotic

See also my post (March 2014):  GCMAF AT WORK — BRAVO PROBIOTIC — MYTHS OF THE DANGERS OF DAIRY PRODUCTS FOR CANCER PATIENTS (A TALK BY PROF. MARCO RUGGIERO)

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I’ve blogged previously about GcMAF, a protein in our immune system.

GcMAF stands for glycoprotein macrophage activating factor.

GcMAF activates macrophages (white blood cells that eat cancer cells).    However, viruses and malignant cells like cancer send out an enzyme called Nagalase that blocks production of GcMAF.

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