chicken feet have the potential to regenerate, including nerves, bone, and muscle,
ground-up preparations of this poultry waste product (in the past,
called Revital) can be used to promote regeneration and healing
in spinal cord injury (SCI). Given its potential, it was unfortunate that the
FDA stopped these efforts, spearheaded by veterinarian Dr. Harry
Robertson several decades ago.
the source material is easy because chicken feet are discarded as waste
products. The key to preparing this regenerative material is
removing all water at low temperature. Most dehydration methods will work because the proteins are stable,
Basically, the dehydration process causes the
water from the wound when the powdered chickenís feet preparation is
applied to join chemically and ionically with the amino acids. This
creates an electrical change by which a brief period of nerve bridging
takes place. When the preparation is repeatedly applied, this bridging
allows the formation of new nerves according to the already present DNA.
Due to the breakdown of the preparation in the binding process, there is
no immunological rejection.
Nerves are the most difficult of the various
tissue components to re-grow. For example, it is much easier to re-grow
bone than nerve, not so much because of speed but rather direction.
Although it is possible to re-grow nerves without sufficient genetic
encoding by using overriding electrical fields, such an alternative will
not provide full function and is less desirable. Through electrical
interconnectively, the natural means are preferable.
uncomplicated application procedure was simply to pack the preparation
into an open wound, which would then heal from the inside out. There was
no infection, and there was full restoration in animals.
the preparation should be packed into the open wound as soon as possible
after the injury. If this is not possible, an intervention is an option,
even to cut open and apply this preparation with the deliberate intent
of increasing the bodyís ability to repair from the inside.
Role of Folic Acid:
In addition, however, the chicken feet preparation can be eaten as
capsules or as mixed with other foods, an area that Robertson did not
explore. Although many people would consider eating the feet themselves
repugnant, some cultures do this and find this consumption regenerative
beneficial aspect relates to folic acid, an important nutrient involved
in DNA synthesis and a many other physiological roles. For example,
scientists have shown it to be important in preventing neural tube
defects. It is one of the most important and flexible components of
humic acids, key substances of soils and compost that have the ability
to absorb and work with minerals and other substances. Overall, folic
acid plays a critical role in regulation of healing in the body. Because
there are small amounts of the nutrient in chicken feet due to soil
contact, folic acid was consumed when native tribes ate chicken feet.
is time for us to open-mindedly revisit this simple, nerve-regenerating
therapy. Clearly, it would be relatively easy for scientists to checkout
the its potential using existing animal models and assessments for SCI.
There is nothing to lose except our belief that solutions for
complicated problems must also be complicated.