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Cow Milk is Enough for daily Iodine intake: There is NO Alternative

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Iodine

Tata,Reliance and every other Salt Giant in India talks of Iodine in the salts they make. From Doctors, dietitians to Govt of India, everyone go gaga over Iodine salt.

How healthy it is?

As per this report, cooking with Iodine salt and chlorinated tap water creates toxins!

It is always good to use Sendha Namak/Rock Salt for daily salt requirement in cooking.

The Salt Game : Iodine salt with chlorinated tap water creates Toxins

So what if not salt? How do we get Iodine intake?

Well, I was taught by my grand-parents that गौ-दुग्ध is सम्पूर्ण आहार. So I take help of गौ माता.

I am not talking about pasteurized dairy milk but raw milk from desi bos indicus cows giving A2 milk as prasad.

Here is the interesting study showing link between Iodine and Cow milk.

Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study.

This study might be talking about Iodine but it is not just about it! As i said,  गौ-दुग्ध is सम्पूर्ण आहार. Cow milk is the complete diet.

This will help you to understand:

  1. Why raw cow milk is must during pregnancy?
  2. Why raw cow milk is must for kids in growth phase (up to age 12)
  3. How cow milk can play role in chronic hormonal imbalance symptoms

Research


Milk-alternative drinks do not replace the iodine in cows’ milk

Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/mediacentre/press/2017/milk-alternative-drinks-do-not-replace-iodine-cows%E2%80%99-milk

Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

In the first study of its kind in the United Kingdom, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the iodine content of 47 milk-alternative drinks (including soya, almond, coconut, oat, rice, hazelnut and hemp, but excluding those marketed specifically at infants and children) and compared it with that of cows’ milk.

Researchers discovered that the majority of milk-alternative drinks did not have adequate levels of iodine, with concentration levels found to be around 2% of that found in cows’ milk. Cows’ milk and dairy products are the main source of iodine in the UK diet however findings from the study show that most milk-alternative drinks are not an adequate substitute.

Iodine is required to make thyroid hormones, and is particularly important during pregnancy as it is essential for normal foetal brain development. Previous research in this area by the University of Surrey has shown that low iodine status in pregnant mothers is linked to lower IQ and reading scores in their children (up to 9 years of age).

Iodine concentration of milk-alternative drinks available in the UK in comparison with cows’ milk

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/iodine-concentration-of-milkalternative-drinks-available-in-the-uk-in-comparison-with-cows-milk/C0EB7183E42B81548331405F83332258

Iodine deficiency is present in certain groups of the UK population, notably in pregnant women; this is of concern as iodine is required for fetal brain development. UK milk is rich in iodine and is the principal dietary iodine source. UK sales of milk-alternative drinks are increasing but data are lacking on their iodine content. As consumers may replace iodine-rich milk with milk-alternative drinks, we aimed to measure the iodine concentration of those available in the UK. Using inductively coupled plasma-MS, we determined the iodine concentration of seven types of milk-alternative drink (soya, almond, coconut, oat, rice, hazelnut and hemp) by analysing forty-seven products purchased in November/December 2015. For comparison, winter samples of conventional (n 5) and organic (n 5) cows’ milk were included. The median iodine concentration of all of the unfortified milk-alternative drinks (n 44) was low, at 7·3 μg/kg, just 1·7 % of our value for winter conventional cows’ milk (median 438 μg/kg). One brand (not the market leader), fortified its soya, oat and rice drinks with iodine and those drinks had a higher iodine concentration than unfortified drinks, at 280, 287 and 266 μg/kg, respectively. The iodine concentration of organic milk (median 324 μg/kg) was lower than that of conventional milk. Although many milk-alternative drinks are fortified with Ca, at the time of this study, just three of forty-seven drinks were fortified with iodine. Individuals who consume milk-alternative drinks that are not fortified with iodine in place of cows’ milk may be at risk of iodine deficiency unless they consume alternative dietary iodine sources.

Cow Milk, BAMLET and Cancer Prevention

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We cut short feeding duration for petty things like career, beauty and money.
We also don’t have access to ethically procured A2 milk from lovable mother Gau.

Mother’s milk has HAMLET. Cow’s raw milk has BAMLET.

Both can control cancerous nature of the cell.

And we cry increasing numbers of cancer cases. 🙁

“Breast-feeding has also been reported to protect against development of immunological diseases, such as allergy (Ahmed & Fuchs, 1997; Saarinen & Kajosaari, 1995), infantile diabetes mellitus (Gerstein, 1994; Mayer et al., 1988) and inflammatory gastrointestinal disease (Koletzko et al., 1989). These results imply that factors in milk may help optimise the function of the immune system and regulate cell populations that results in les risk of tumor development and less risk for abberant immunity in the rapidly growing neonatal intestinal tract.”

 

“These data indicate that BAMLET triggers lysosomal cell death pathway in cancer cells, thereby clarifying the ability of alpha-lactalbumin:oleate complexes to kill highly apoptosis-resistant tumor cells.”


Research


Breast-feeding, HAMLET, and cancer

http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~andersh/research/milkcancer.asp

HAMLETs effect against tumors in vivo

To date several studies have addressed the ability of HAMLET to kill tumor cells in vivo. Early attempts in mouse models were thwarted as we realized that serum (especially serum albumin) induces a partial inactivation of HAMLET based on binding to the fatty acid in HAMLET. The attempts that have since been done have addressed topical or mucosal administration of HAMLET.

Walter Fischer, then in Bergen, Norway, used HAMLET in a model where tumor tissue from patients with glioblastomas were transplanted under the skull of rats. In this model one dose of HAMLET was infused in the brain through a pump and tissue was tested for apoptosis induction and the rats were monitored for survival. HAMLET treatment delayed death of the rats and the most important finding was that when investigating the brain tissue they found that apoptosis was only induced in tumor cells, no healthy brain cells were affected (Fischer Cancer Res 2004). This indicated what we already know in vitro, that the protein only attacks tumor cells, and indicated that little side effects may be expected should this be used for treatment purposes. Walter, now in Copenhagen, Denmark, is currently planning a patient study in patients with glioblastomas.

In a second study, Lotta Gustafsson together with Irene Leijonhufvud conducted a study on benign papilloma virus warts. Papillomas are a benign tumor form where the skin cells are transformed by virus infection and the hypothesis was that this transformation may make them susceptible to HAMLET treatment. A population of individuals having a major problem with recurrent warts were treated topically with HAMLET and it was found that HAMLET was effective in eliminating warts and that this effect had a long lasting effect (Gustafsson NEJM 2004).

Recently, Anki Mossberg together with Bjorn Wullt performed a study on 9 patients with transitional bladder carcinomas (tumor of the urinary bladder) (Mossberg Int J Cancer 2007). They instilled HAMLET in the bladder of patients in the week preceding surgery and evaluated the tumor morphology by endoscopic photography and apoptosis-induction in biopsy tissue. They found that a reduction in tumor size was seen in 8 of 9 patients and that apoptosis was detected in the tumor tissue but not in the adjacent healthy tissue, indicating that HAMLET is specifically tumorigenic also in vivo. This study was followed up by a study in mice (Mossberg, J Urol, 2010) using the MB49 bladder carcinoma model. In this model they showed a delay in tumor development when HAMLET was instilled in the bladder.

In a study from 2014 Puthia et al (Gut January issue, 2014) it wa shown that HAMLET could be used to prevent and treat colon cancer in APC/Min-mice. HAMLET was given perorally and showed a reduced progression of tumor growth and an increased survival when given as a prophylaxis and reduction of established tumors when given as treatment. HAMLEt accumulated only in tumor tissue and only healthy cells were observed to be apoptotic.


BAMLET activates a lysosomal cell death program in cancer cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053771

A complex of human alpha-lactalbumin and oleic acid (HAMLET) was originally isolated from human milk as a potent anticancer agent. It kills a wide range of transformed cells of various origins while leaving nontransformed healthy cells largely unaffected both in vitro and in vivo. Importantly, purified alpha-lactalbumins from other mammals form complexes with oleic acid that show biological activities similar to that of HAMLET. The mechanism by which these protein-lipid complexes kill tumor cells is, however, largely unknown. Here, we show that complex of bovine alpha-lactalbumin and oleic acid (BAMLET), the bovine counterpart of HAMLET, kills tumor cells via a mechanism involving lysosomal membrane permeabilization. BAMLET shows potent cytotoxic activity against eight cancer cell lines tested, whereas nontransformed NIH-3T3 murine embryonic fibroblasts are relatively resistant. BAMLET accumulates rapidly and specifically in the endolysosomal compartment of tumor cells and induces an early leakage of lysosomal cathepsins into the cytosol followed by the activation of the proapoptotic protein Bax. Ectopic expression of three proteins known to stabilize the lysosomal compartment, i.e. heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70), Hsp70-2, and lens epithelium-derived growth factor, confer significant protection against BAMLET-induced cell death, whereas the antiapoptotic protein Bcl-2, caspase inhibition, and autophagy inhibition fail to do so. These data indicate that BAMLET triggers lysosomal cell death pathway in cancer cells, thereby clarifying the ability of alpha-lactalbumin:oleate complexes to kill highly apoptosis-resistant tumor cells.


Raw Milk Fights Cancer? Who is Hamlet and Bamlet?

Raw Milk Fights Cancer? Who is Hamlet and Bamlet?

Milk Protein Kills Cancer Cells and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Milk Protein Kills Cancer Cells and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Milk Protein protects against Cardiovascular Diseases

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Cases of thrombosis are increasing day by day. I never heard about this in past 30 years but within last 2 years, heard and observed in close circles.

Thrombosis : The formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel.

Due to this, cardiovascular risk increases many times. Chances of acute and sudden heart attacks are high. In case of pregnant lady, miscarriage happens.

Right now, Aspirin Therapy is used to avoid miscarriages in pregnant women. No one knows side effects yet.

Here is the solution. Include desi cow’s milk and ghee in diet. Although below research does not specify type of milk and from which breed, I suggest Raw milk from Desi Indian breed (Bos Indicus). Procure milk for the sake of medicine. Do not hurt the calf’s intake. Let the cows be in stress-free environment. Enough fresh water, enough fresh air, enough grazing, enough exposure to Sun.


Research


Dietary Maillard reaction products and their fermented products reduce cardiovascular risk in an animal model

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(15)00349-5/fulltext

The Maillard reaction is a chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars that results in browned foods like seared steaks and toasted bread. When proteins and sugars are mixed together and heated, new chemical compounds are formed. Some are responsible for new flavors and some, according to a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science®, may protect us against cardiovascular disease.

This research shows that:

“Dietary compounds formed in milk-based products lowered serum total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and triglycerides in mice. These compounds also protected against acute pulmonary thromboembolism as well as aspirin, but without the possible bleeding consequences often observed in aspirin therapy.”

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What vegans miss due to sentimental extremes?

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Most of us, grew up in urban landscape, cannot connect with real rural life easily. But since, we all are humans, goodness persists in whatever diluted form it can. Good that goodness persists? Unfortunately, sentimental goodness is not good for long term future.

For example: Vegan Tribe among Urban youth.

1) I appreciate their concern for animal slaughter
2) I appreciate their love for vegetarian food, trend that world must adopt asap, to stop processed food in veg and non-veg domain
3) I appreciate their concern about unethical dairy practices, trend that world must stop.

But, I humbly disagree with their sentimental attitude to completely discard ethical dairy from food intake on various grounds like

– Gau’s milk is only for calf
– Human’s milk is for human, animals for animals’ children

They do not understand patterns here because of their urban induction.

– Human mother can lactate up to 3 years from child delivery but she does not exclusively feed infant for full 3 years. Only first 6 months exclusive feeding is must. After 6 months, other foods must start for two reasons

1) To avoid indigestion due to over-feeding of milk
2) To accelerate growth

After 6 months, feeding continues for at least 18 to 24 months to maintain and train immature immune system. But it is mere supplement, not a main food.

Go and see what happened to formula-fed children. Many of them suffer from Autism and/or other immune system disorders. US govt has to run breastfeeding campaign to stop this over-feeding nonsense.

Let us come to the point of sentiments and rational practice.

Gau gives enough milk for her calf. In ethical gau shala,

For first 15 days (This time varies with breed and local practices), no one lactate milk for human use. All milk goes to calf like our mother lactate us for first 6 months.

Later, two udders are always dedicated for calf. In famine condition and certain seasons (Time around Shiv Ratri and month of Shravin) also, full milk is kept for calves. Only two udders are lactated for human use. This is to avoid indigestion of calves. To accelerate their growth. To save their lives!

What vegans miss by their sentiments?

Life enriching nectar from mother. You may replace milk by physical means by adding artificial supplements or alternatives in diet but you miserably miss Prana shakti showered by mother. No artificial supplements or other food can fulfill it.

Gau Dugdh Chikitsa

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I read Today that Amul crossed Rs 23000 Cr turn over! 😀 lol
Gau mata’s color, her daily routine, her affinity with calves and other Gau(s) of Gau-shala – all these affect medicinal value of milk. Mother kept in assembly line type milk factories, mother tied in filthy backyard, mother kept ready for slaughter-house, cannot help much…
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Such level of specialized treatment was known to our forefathers. Not so long ago! This graphic is based on paper published in 1929!

मातृप्राण (Maternal Microbes) drives immunity development

In my native culture, pregnant mothers are asked to eat ghee based food during last trimester. Along with it, curd rice.

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I am sure similar regimes must exist in all cultures who prefer intellectually and physically strong generations. Ask your grandmother, she can guide. Her is the last generation with traditional legacies.

Ghee and Curd when produced from Zebu cattle (Indian breed), it is rich in GUT-friendly microbes. Healthy food for mother ==> Good immunity of child. This is because Zebu cattle’s physiology allows her to transform maximum प्राण from the Sun.

Basically, everything sums up as Prana.

प्राणवान mother = Child with great immunity. प्राण is cellular intelligence that helps to identify and act upon non-self matters and purge them.

Ghee and Curd are full of प्राण.

“During gestation, a mother’s microbiome shapes the immune system of her offspring, a new study in mice suggests. While it’s known that a newborn’s gut microbiota can affect its own immune system, the impact of a mother’s microbiota on her offspring has largely been unexplored.”


Research


https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/aaft-mmi031416.php

Mom’s microbes influence her offspring’s immune system, mice study shows

 Credit Mercedes Gomez de Agüero, Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg, Kathy D. McCoy, and Andrew J. Macpherson

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Mercedes Gomez de Agüero, Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg, Kathy D. McCoy, and Andrew J. Macpherson

During gestation, a mother’s microbiome shapes the immune system of her offspring, a new study in mice suggests. While it’s known that a newborn’s gut microbiota can affect its own immune system, the impact of a mother’s microbiota on her offspring has largely been unexplored. Here, Mercedes Gomez de Agüero et al. infected the guts of pregnant mice with E.coli engineered to dwindle over time, allowing the mothers to become germ-free again around the time they gave birth. This temporary colonization of E.coli in the mother affected the immune system of her offspring; after birth, the offspring harbored more innate lymphoid and mononuclear cells in their intestines compared to mice born to microbe-free pregnant mothers. Similar results were seen when pregnant mothers were temporarily colonized with a cocktail of eight other microbes. An RNA analysis of offspring born to gestation-only colonized mothers compared with controls revealed greater expression of numerous genes, including those that influence cell division and differentiation, mucus and ion channels, and metabolism and immune function. By transferring serum from bacteria-colonized pregnant mice to non-colonized pregnant mice, the researchers found that maternal antibodies likely facilitate the transmission and retention of microbial molecules from a mother to her offspring. The results of this study add another surprising chapter to the growing body of literature surrounding the effects of the gut microbiota on immune functioning.

Children and Hospital Stay (Avoid) : Gut Microbes

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30% of US children are now delivered at home or at small facilities. They have started realizing costly side-effects of hospital birth.

In our local villages practices, there is no mass-assembly like place for newborns and infants. Instead, they (mother, infant and caretaker – just three) live in highly customized सूतिका गृह for 1 to 3 to 6 months. No issue like what is mentioned in this article.

There are specifications mentioned in Ayurvedic Samhitas about architecture and facilities for सूतिका गृह. It demands research efforts from us.

गौ-गोबर,घी,दही,मूत्र,दूध – without them, it is difficult to build healthy and life-enriching सूतिका गृह

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On the other hand, we have cruel practices glorified.

The antibiotics given to many killed mother’s bacteria, and bacteria in NICU took over

“Babies typically get their gut bacteria from their mothers during childbirth. Premature infants, however, receive antibiotics during their first week of life to prevent infections, and these antibiotics eliminate many of the microbes the infants receive from their mothers.

As a result, microbes from the NICU colonize the digestive tracts of premature infants, the University of California, Berkeley, researchers found.”

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This is the reason we don’t expose kids to strangers and strange places in their initial years. It is not about infection but mental and प्राणिक exposure to non-compitable humans and places. This is the reason, for first 6 months, don’t expose infants to unknown strangers. Only mother, mother’s mother and father. And grand-parents.


Research


Gut Bacteria in Preemies Altered by Hospital Stay, Study Finds

The antibiotics given to many killed mother’s bacteria, and bacteria in NICU took over

Gut bacteria in premature infants don’t come from their mothers, but from microbes in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), a new study finds.

Babies typically get their gut bacteria from their mothers during childbirth. Premature infants, however, receive antibiotics during their first week of life to prevent infections, and these antibiotics eliminate many of the microbes the infants receive from their mothers.

As a result, microbes from the NICU colonize the digestive tracts of premature infants, the University of California, Berkeley, researchers found.

The researchers swabbed the most-touched surfaces in an NICU and collected fecal samples from two premature infants in the unit. The surfaces checked for microbes included the sink; feeding and breathing tubes; the hands of health workers and parents; incubator access knobs; and keyboards, cell phones and other electronic equipment at the nurses’ station.

The researchers found that the gut bacteria in the two infants were similar to those found on the surfaces in the intensive-care unit. The most abundant types of gut bacteria in the infants were similar to those found on feeding and breathing tubes.

The study was published recently in the journal Microbiome.

“The most common species found in our study — Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli and Bacteroides fragilis — all have been associated with disease in preterm infants, but can also be commonly isolated from healthy infants and adults,” study author Brandon Brooks said in a journal news release.

“The strains found here are largely opportunistic, lacking many of the really nasty genes found in ‘outbreak’ versions of their respective strains,” Brooks said. “The bacteria would need to be further tested to fully understand [any potential threat].”

Both infants in the study were healthy when they left the hospital.

https://consumer.healthday.com/caregiving-information-6/hospital-news-393/gut-bacteria-in-preemies-altered-by-hospital-stay-study-finds-684245.html

The human milk microbiota

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So far, we were told that Mother’s milk is sterile. Absolutely pure.
And with this image, we also strive for Dairy milk. Pasteurized! Sterile. No bacteria at all!

That is the level of modern scientific temper we are proud of. 🙂 And investing heavily so that our kids are groomed under it. 🙂 (This does not mean I do not respect science and her achievements. Just a direction and outlook to look at nature is wrong).

In Ayurvedic understanding, no organism is harmful. Everyone is doing their job (or following their Dharma). Bacteria in milk are necessary. They are their to help the consumer of the milk.

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“Culture-dependent and -independent techniques have revealed the dominance of staphylococci, streptococci, lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria in this biological fluid, and their role on the colonization of the infant gut. These bacteria could protect the infant against infections and contribute to the maturation of the immune system, among other functions.”

It is high time we get rid of this germ-phobia. ASAP. Sooner the better.

The way mother’s milk helps infant, Gau milk helps adults.

On immediate basis, dairy milk should be replaced with raw milk from Gau shala where ethical practices are followed (Calf’s milk is not snatched. No hormone injections are used. Machines are not used for milking etc)


Research


The human milk microbiota: origin and potential roles in health and disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22974824

Human milk has been traditionally considered sterile; however, recent studies have shown that it represents a continuous supply of commensal, mutualistic and/or potentially probiotic bacteria to the infant gut. Culture-dependent and -independent techniques have revealed the dominance of staphylococci, streptococci, lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria in this biological fluid, and their role on the colonization of the infant gut. These bacteria could protect the infant against infections and contribute to the maturation of the immune system, among other functions. Different studies suggest that some bacteria present in the maternal gut could reach the mammary gland during late pregnancy and lactation through a mechanism involving gut monocytes. Thus, modulation of maternal gut microbiota during pregnancy and lactation could have a direct effect on infant health. On the other hand, mammary dysbiosis may lead to mastitis, a condition that represents the first medical cause for undesired weaning. Selected strains isolated from breast milk can be good candidates for use as probiotics. In this review, their potential uses for the treatment of mastitis and to inhibit mother-to-infant transfer of HIV are discussed.

Cow’s milk protects against HIV

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Ideally, you want to prevent the AIDS virus from entering the body in the first place, so it would be best to somehow make the Trojan horse strategy impossible for HIV.

In prevention, Lactoferrin plays vital role. Lactoferrin (LF), also known as lactotransferrin (LTF), is a multifunctional protein of the transferrin family. Lactoferrin is Nature’s Premier Immune-Boosting Protein.Human colostrum (“first milk”) has the highest concentration, followed by human milk, then cow milk (150 mg/L).

Potent antiviral effects have been described for lactoferrin. Human cytomegalovirus, human herpes simplex virus-1, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the virus responsible for AIDS) all have been inhibited by lactoferrin in laboratory experiments. Viral infections are believed to be involved in the etiology of certain types of leukemia. In an experimental model in which mice are infected with a virus that produces conditions similar to leukemia, mice given lactoferrin fared significantly better than control mice in terms of the degree of illness.

We discussed lactoferrin here: http://prachodayat.in/lactoferrin-cow-milk/

Those children are real healthwise unfortunate whose mothers could not naturally lactate. They miss real nectar in form of mother’s love, her colostrum.

For a healthy Citizen, promote the message! Mothers must must feed their milk to children! Once their lactation cycle is over, switch to desi indigenous Gau-milk.

Here is another study glorifying Cow milk value in our life.


Research News


Cow’s milk protects against HIV

Melbourne researchers have developed cows’ milk that protects human cells from HIV. The milk contains antibodies which defend against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

The next step will be to develop it into a cream which women can apply to protect themselves from contracting HIV from sexual partners.

Melbourne University’s Dr Marit Kramski and colleagues found that using cows to produce HIV-inhibiting antibodies is cheaper than existing methods.

They worked with Australian biotechnology company Immuron Ltd to develop the milk. The scientists vaccinated pregnant cows with an HIV protein and studied the first milk that cows produced after giving birth.

The first milk, called the colostrum, is naturally packed with antibodies to protect the newborn calf from infections. The vaccinated cows produced HIV antibodies in their milk.

“We were able to harvest antibodies specific to the HIV surface protein from the milk,” said Marit, who is presenting her research this week as one of the winners of Fresh Science — a national program for early-career scientists.

http://www.sciencealert.com/milk-protects-cells-against-hiv


Research Papers


Hyperimmune bovine colostrum as a low-cost, large-scale source of antibodies with broad neutralizing activity for HIV-1 Envelope with potential use in microbicides.

Bovine colostrum (first milk) contains very high concentrations of IgG and on average 1 kg (500 g/L) of IgG can be harvested from each immunized cow immediately after calving. We used a modified vaccination strategy together with established production systems from the dairy-food industry for the large-scale manufacture of broadly neutralizing HIV-1 IgG. This approach provides a low-cost mucosal HIV preventive agent potentially suitable for a topical microbicide. Four cows were vaccinated pre- and/or post-conception with recombinant HIV-1 gp140 envelope (Env) oligomers of clade B or A, B and C. Colostrum and purified-colostrum IgG were assessed for cross-clade binding and neutralization against a panel of 27 Env-pseudotyped reporter viruses. Vaccination elicited high anti-gp140 IgG titers in serum and colostrum with reciprocal endpoint titers of up to 1×105. While non-immune colostrum showed some intrinsic neutralizing activity, colostrum from 2 cows receiving a longer duration vaccination regimen demonstrated broad HIV-1 neutralizing activity. Colostrum-purified polyclonal IgG retained gp140-reactivity and neutralization activity and blocked the binding of the b12 monoclonal antibody to gp140, showing specificity for the CD4 binding site. Colostrum derived anti-HIV antibodies offer a cost-effective option for preparing the substantial quantities of broadly neutralizing antibodies that would be needed in a low-cost topical combination HIV-1 microbicide.

http://aac.asm.org/content/early/2012/05/30/AAC.00453-12.abstract

Lactoferrin

Infants receive valuable assistance from their mothers breast milk to combat infection and disease during the critical neonatal period when their immune systems are not yet fully functional. While breast milk contains a myriad of biologically active molecules, one in particular, lactoferrin, has recently received extensive attention from research scientists, health practitioners, and the general public.

Why all the interest? Well, to begin with, anecdotal evidence of healing attributed to lactoferrin when taken as a nutritional supplement is plentiful. Some accounts with respect to cancer, immune deficiency and other afflictions are described as nothing short of miraculous. From a more scientific perspective, basic research on the molecular, cellular, and physiological properties of lactoferrin has increased tremendously in the past few years as the results of each new study generate further interest and excitement. So great is the promise of this protein  discovered over 30 years ago  that research is being encouraged by the National Institutes of Health. Here, I describe biological characteristics and properties of lactoferrin as revealed in recent scientific studies and include a sampling of the therapeutic miracles attributed to it.

 

The Skim Milk Hoopla

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Once upon a time in India, selling skimmed milk was an offence. There was a law to restrict selling of skimmed milk (milk remained after removing all fats).Not only due to law but citizens were wise and knew that skimmed milk is nothing but greed-based scam.

Now, skimmed milk is marketed and sold predominantly as health drink. 🙂 😀 lol

If you are recommended by your doctor for it or you are under delusion due to heavy marketing, please stay away!! It is white poison for you!

Your skim milk, organic or not, is a highly processed food. When your milk is pasteurized it undergoes high heat, killing all the microbes, good and bad. This leaves the milk inert and toxic to the human digestive tract leading to lactose intolerance, allergies, and a whole host of other issues.

Homogenization makes the milk a uniform thickness by putting the milk though a high pressure process to reduce the size of the fat particles. This process puts the milk at risk of rancidity.

Finally, the skimming process not only strips the milk of essential saturated fats, fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K2 and healthy cholesterol; but also most reduced fat milks have powdered non-fat milk added which contributes toxic nitrates and oxidized cholesterol.

In our tradition, churning is prescribed method. Churning gives ghee and butter milk. Both healthy. Good for body.

Overall, it is foolish to give high price for junk milk. On top of it, to sell you junk, dairy promotes worse than slaughter type torture on milch animals.

Ref: http://holisticsquid.com/skip-the-skim-milk/

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