FISH EGGS, PROTEINS, & HOMOGENIZATION
- A human is not a fish, but we share many of the
same basic mechanisms common to all living creatures.
Some fish lay a staggering amount of eggs. Most eggs are
consumed by creatures both large and small. I recall
the story of a fifty-pound ling that had over 25 million
eggs within her body. Nature finds a way to allow a mere
handful (finful?) of eggs to survive so that they grow
into adults and propagate their species. That is nature's
way. Big numbers. Long odds. How many human sperm are
produced to fertilize one egg? About 300 million for each
reproductive action, yet, only one is destined to achieve
that final purpose for which it was so designed.
A human body manufactures protein messengers in much the
same spirit. Proteins are delicate necklaces, composed of
different colored pearls and beads called amino acids which
occupy assigned places in sequence.
When digestive acids and enzymes break down proteins, the
amino acids are used as building blocks for the body's new
proteins. When an intact protein is delivered from one part
of the body to another, it conveys an unbroken and
Milk from one mammalian species to its young is the
perfectly designed mechanism that delivers lactoferrins
and immunoglobulins to that happily receptive infant.
Nature's way is to produce many more proteins than are
required. The wisdom of this mechanism takes into
account mass destruction. Enough protein messengers
survive to exert their predetermined effects.
Homogenization insures that nature's perfect plan is
made even more efficient. Too efficient, in fact.
Homogenization defeats the perfect plan. In homogenized
milk, an excess of proteins survive digestion. Imagine
an environment in which 20 million ling eggs become
fertilized to grow into adulthood?
Homogenization is the worst thing that dairymen did
to milk. Simple proteins rarely survive digestion
in a balanced world.
When milk is passed through a fine filter at pressures
equal to 4,000 pounds per square inch, the fat globules
(liposomes) are made smaller (micronized) by a factor of
10 times or more. These fat molecules become evenly
dispersed within the liquid milk.
Milk is a hormonal delivery system. With homogenization,
milk becomes a very powerful and efficient way of bypassing
normal digestive processes and delivering steroid and
protein hormones to the human body. Homogenization is
technology's way of improving upon nature.
Through homogenization, fat molecules in milk become
smaller and become "capsules" for substances that bypass
digestion. Proteins would normally be digested in the
stomach or gut. By homogenizing milk, these proteins
are not broken down, and are absorbed into the bloodstream.
In theory, proteins are easily broken down by digestive
processes. In reality, homogenization insures their
survival so that they enter the bloodstream and deliver
messages. Often, the body reacts to foreign proteins
by producing histamines, then mucus. Occasionally, the
cow's milk proteins resemble a human protein and become
triggers for autoimmune diseases. Diabetes and multiple
sclerosis are two such examples. The rarest of nature's
quirks results after humans consume homogenized cow's milk.
Nature has the best sense of humor, and always finds a way
to add exclamation marks to man's best punctuated sentences.
One milk hormone, the most powerful growth factor in a cow's
body, is identical to the most powerful growth factor in
the human body. We drink her milk. We homogenize her milk.
We create a mechanism by which nature's architectural
plan increases the size of the building.
Girders are stretched. Muscles cannot handle the extra
weight. Supporting structures degrade from within after
a lifetime of stress. Bones degrade. Buildings sag.
Osteoporosis results. Is tall better? Not when the original
perfect plan is compromised. Homogenization defeats
that original plan by delivering growth hormone-rich fuel.
Two Connecticut cardiologists (Oster & Ross) once
demonstrated that impossible-to-survive milk proteins
did in fact survive digestion.
They don't teach this in medical school, folks.
Doctors believe that milk proteins cannot possibly
survive digestion. They are wrong. The Connecticut
cardiologists discovered that bovine xanthene oxidase
survived long enough to compromise every one of
three hundred heart attack victims over a five-year
Their findings were confirmed, and published in 1981
in the Proceedings of the Society for Experimental
Biology and Medicine (vol. 163:1981):
"It has been shown that milk antibodies are significantly
elevated in the blood of male patients with heart disease."
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) had not been discovered
when Oster and Ross made their magnificent observations
and conclusions. Xanthene oxidase did not set the scientific
community on fire. Two many syllables for headline writers.
Insulin-like growth factor presents the same problem. Cancer
has just two syllables. IGF-I has been identified as the key
factor in the growth of every human cancer.
Homogenized milk is rocket fuel for cancer. One day, hopefully
sooner than later, the work of a credentialed scientist will
reach a committee of men and women at the Karolinska Institute.
On that day, the world will recognize that cow's milk was never
intended for human consumption. That resulting Nobel Prize will
create a planet of soymilk drinkers.