Posts Tagged ‘human milk’

New Evidence On Benefits Of Breast Feeding

Researchers in Switzerland and Australia have identified proteins in human breastmilk — not present in cow’s milk — that may fight disease by helping remove bacteria, viruses and other dangerous pathogen’s from an infant’s gastrointestinal tract.

I didn’t think this was really news, as disease fighting antibodies has long been touted as a benefit of breastfeeding. However, this study has identified WHY this is the case. Human milk contains 2 sugar-based proteins that is lacking in cow’s milk. Previous studies have shown that these proteins can block certain receptors in the GI track that are main attachment sites for E. coli, Helicobacter pylory and other disease-causing microbes, which then prevents infection. Since cow’s milk lacks these proteins, it does not offer the same protection from disease.

Read the entire article here. 

Can Breast Milk Cure Cancer?

Recently I have read some amazing stories showing how breast milk was killed cancer cells. I know how great breast milk is but I didn’t know it was this good. It does make sense though considering formula fed babies are 9 times more likely to develop childhood cancers than those babies who were breastfed.

Below are several fascinating articles showing how human milk has been used to treat and cure cancer.

Here is a story of a research student who accidentally made such a discovery. He had been looking for how mother’s milk fights viruses in tissue culture. The virus is introduced into the cancer cells (or the culture) and treated with milk components to see if there is an increase of viral destruction. What resulted was the cancer cells completely dying.

Another fascinating article about the same researcher with some very interesting information on what makes breast milk so special and powerful. I have also learned that she later conducted a study with 40 cancer patients, treating their cancer with the breast milk component. Over a period of time 80% were cured of cancer, and 2 years after the study concluded, the cancer had not returned.

Another story of a scientist who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Knowing the benefits of human milk, he was able to get a friend to donate 2 oz of breast milk a day. While drinking the milk, his PSA level, used to detect prostate cancer cells, neared the normal level. Once the mother weaned ending his access to breast milk, his levels increased. Then he obtained a prescription to get breast milk from a milk bank and once back on the breast milk, his PSA levels improved again.  

If I or a family member ever gets cancer (God forbid), I pray that I will have easy access to breast milk.

Breastmilk can cure/treat a host of common illnesses and conditions including colds, burns and eczema. Please see my article on Breastmilk Cures.