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Glucagon Insulin Amylin Somatostatin Pancreatic polypeptide. Oski states in his book that up to 10 percent of all children in this country suffer from a syndrome known as "recurrent abdominal pain of childhood. Harmful bacteria produce their own acid environment in the mouth and are the cause of various dental diseases. A type of regulation which names and defines specific activities that constitute the practice of nutrition, but does not usually exclude or criminalize those who practice without having obtained the credential. Good to hear from you, Michael. Do not worry about the dental part of the post. Each species of mammal produces its unique type of milk designed specifically to strengthen the immune system and provide nourishment for their babies, which are weaned after their birth weight has approximately tripled.
All the patients were taken off milk and given folic acid a B-vitamin and ascorbic acid vitamin C , both of which combat the action of XO. The results were dramatic. Chest pains decreased, symptoms lessened, and each of those patients is doing great today. Oster's article states that Dr.
Oski warns, "The consumption of cow milk from an early age may have life-long consequences One pathologist has reviewed the heart vessels of over 1, children and adolescents who had died as a result of accidents These children and adolescents had not died as a result of disease, yet many of them showed signs of diseased arteries in the heart The majority of children with normal blood vessels had been breast-fed; the majority of children with diseased vessels had been fed cow milk or cow milk based formulas.
It is therefore reasonable to conclude that the differences between human milk and cow milk were responsible for the early changes in the coronary arteries. But don't we need to drink milk to get calcium? The best way to add calcium to your diet is to eat more fresh green vegetables.
Cow's milk is high in calcium, but Dr. Ellis explains, the problem is that it is in a form that cannot be assimilated very well by humans. Ellis states, "Thousands and thousands of blood tests I've conducted show that people who drink 3 or 4 glasses of milk a day invariably had the lowest levels of blood calcium.
Ellis adds, "Low levels of blood calcium correspond with irritability and headaches. In addition, the low calcium level in milk-drinkers also explains why milk-drinkers are prone to have muscle spasms and cramps. Since calcium is necessary for muscles to relax, a lack of calcium causes muscle cramps, etc. One of the most serious problems caused by a calcium deficiency is osteoporosis, a condition characterized by the loss of 50 to 75 percent of the person's original bone material.
Their bones become brittle and easily broken. They can crack a rib from something as minor as a sneeze. Our pervasive dairy advertising has led to one of the most commonly held, and solidly disproved, fallacies about bones, which is that the best way to build strong bones is to increase calcium consumption by drinking plenty of milk. Actually, the consensus among leading medical researchers is that the best way for most people to increase their calcium level and strengthen their bones is to reduce their protein intake, and specifically to reduce consumption of animal products.
Research has conclusively shown we can do more to increase the calcium level in our bones by reducing protein intake than by increasing calcium intake. The reason is that animal products and other sources of high protein are very acidic, and the blood stream must balance this acidic condition by absorbing alkaline minerals such as calcium from the bone structure.
Thus, numerous studies, including those published in the Aug. Indeed, the Journal of Clinical Nutrition article found that by age 65, meat-eaters had five to six times as much measurable bone loss as vegetarians.
Speaking of minerals, another serious problem caused by consumption of cow's milk is iron-deficiency anemia. Oski notes that 15 to 20 percent of children under age 2 in the U.
Cow's milk contributes to this condition in two ways. First, he notes that cow's milk is extremely low in iron, containing less than 1 milligram of iron per quart. Because of this, he writes that it is estimated that a 1- year-old would need to drink 24 quarts of cow's milk a day to meet his iron requirements, which would be impossible.
He states many infants may drink from one to two quarts of cow's milk a day, which satisfies their hunger to the point that they do no have the appetite to consume enough of other foods that do have a high iron content. The second way that cow's milk leads to iron-deficiency anemia in many infants is a form of gastrointestinal bleeding caused by increased mucus and diarrhea associated with dairy consumption.
The diarrhea impairs the infant's ability to retain nutrients from his feedings. In addition, the changes produced in the gastrointestinal tract by the allergic reaction result in seepage of the child's own blood into the gut. This loss of plasma and red cells leads to a lowering of the infant's blood protein level and to the development of anemia.
The mucus created by dairy products causes other problems as well. It is well-known that dairy products cause excessive mucus in the lungs, sinuses and intestines. Ellis notes this excess mucus in the breathing passages contributes to many respiratory problems and that mucus hardens to form a coating on the inner wall of the intestines that leads to poor absorption of nutrients, which can cause chronic fatigue. This mucus also causes constipation, which can lead to many other problems.
Two very common problems with infants are colic and ear infections, both of which can be caused by cow's milk. Medical studies have found cow's milk can contribute to these problems either directly, when the infant drinks cow's milk, or indirectly, when the infant breast feeds from a mother who has been consuming dairy products.
Colic, suffered by one out of every five infants in the U. Concerning ear infections, Dr. Northrup states, "You just don't see this painful condition among infants and children who aren't getting cow's milk into their systems. The Natural Health article also notes, "Removing dairy from the diet has been shown to shrink enlarged tonsils and adenoids, indicating relief for the immune system. Similarly, doctors experimenting with dairy-free diets often report a marked reduction in colds, flus, sinusitis and ear infections.
Another common problem for children is the bellyache. Oski states in his book that up to 10 percent of all children in this country suffer from a syndrome known as "recurrent abdominal pain of childhood.
The simple solution was to remove all milk and milk-containing foods from the diet and watch for signs of improvement. The Natural Health article also notes that antigens in cow's milk may contribute to arthritis and osteoarthritis. In a study published in Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, when people with rheumatoid arthritis fasted on water, fruit and vegetable juices, and tea for seven to ten days, their joint pain and stiffness were greatly reduced. When they ate a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet including only milk and eggs as animal foods , the symptoms became aggravated and they remained ill.
A report in The New England Journal of Medicine also notes that cow's milk can contribute to juvenile diabetes and autoimmune diseases by impairing the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin. The Natural Health article also states a study published in Nutrition and Cancer found a link between consumption of cow's milk and butter with the risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.
The article adds, "High levels of the cow's milk protein beta-lactoglobulin have also been found in the blood of lung cancer patients, suggesting a link with this cancer as well. Oski's book also cites studies by two scientists from the University of Michigan who have conducted extensive research on factors associated with multiple sclerosis. You can read more about the myths of IGF-1 later in this article. It might help a little to know that growth hormone in milk is not there to make the calf grow any faster.
IGF-1 insulin-like growth factor 1 is a peptide hormone just like growth hormone, but the two hormones are not the same. Even though there is an observed connection between IGF-1 levels in the blood and the development of certain cancers explained later in the article this fear of IGF-1 in milk is unnecessary.
This could simply be due to the fact, that concentrations of IGF-1 in milk is much lower than the concentrations of IGF-1 in our own digestive fluids present in our gastrointestinal tracts . The amount of IGF-1 in milk is simply too small to have any relevance.
As a parent, you might be extra concerned about what your kids gets exposed to, making you consider even minute amounts of hormonal exposure undesirable, and then choosing not to use formula. That worry is understandable, but there is no reason for it; even though IGF-1 is more resistant to heat treatment than bGH, it is broken down during the special heat treatment that infant formula undergoes .
A rise of only 14 micrograms per liter blood  which already contains between and micrograms per liter  but a rise nevertheless. This kind of rise in the circulating levels of IGF-1 is not a unique consequence of drinking milk. There are lots of foods that boost our own production of IGF An intervention study from showed, that a daily intake of 50 grams of soy protein raised the level of IGF-1 in the blood by 21 micrograms per liter .
Since soy contains no IGF-1, the rise must have been due to it being able to boost the pituitary production. Generally it seems that our own production of IGF-1 is dependent on our intake of protein . Whether this comes from animals or plants is irrelevant, and it is reasonable to believe that a low production of IGF-1 is a sign of malnutrition — especially in the elderly .
But why are we so concerned about IGF-1 at all? Basic scientific misunderstandings are at the root of most health myths. When it comes to disease, one of the most predominant is, that complex diseases have a single cause. Many believe that diabetes is caused by sugar or even carbohydrate intake, that salt is the cause of high blood pressure, and that IGF-1 causes cancer. But cancer — as with any of the aforementioned ailments — is a multifactorial disease  and any form of cancer is most likely caused by a host of interconnected factors.
So when someone claims that one thing — for instance growth hormone or IGF-1 is the cause of cancer — it is always untrue and easy to disprove. What we know is that a high level of circulating IGF-1 might increase the risk of one type of cancer in the prostate — not cancer in general. That high IGF-1 levels might promote a single type of cancer is a hypothesis, not a fact, and under all circumstances a growth factor as this one would most likely only play a part of an intricate confluence of factors.
Most claims that IGF-1 is the primary cause of any cancer is based on cell studies, which can never be relied upon to establish cause and effect in the complex interactions inside the human body. Cell studies can only give rise to hypotheses or help to explain the mechanisms behind and observed correlation that can be subsequently tested in further scientific studies.
These scientific studies have been done and they show among other things that even when the contents of IGF-1 in the blood is raised a bit, the intake of low fat dairy milk is associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer — in particular in people with a high level of circulating IGF-1 in the blood . This is the exact opposite result of the hypothesis that milk consumption causes cancer in general and, in the context of the mentioned article, that this process is driven primarily by IGF In the end our primary concern is to know whether certain foods increase the risk of cancer — and not whether certain components of our food does so in isolation or in a petri dish.
Before describing what we actually know about the connection between milk and cancer, we have to first turn our eyes to the last group of milk hormones: A lot of the milk that we drink comes from pregnant cows and as with humans, this means that the levels of circulating estrogens are higher than normal.
Since that which happens in the blood is usually mirrored in the milk — in cows as in humans — the milk of cows pregnant in the third trimester contains as much as twenty times as much estrogen found in milk from non-pregnant cows. A new study in mice  tested whether the amount of estrogens found in regular dairy milk from pregnant cows had any effect on the circulating levels of estrogens and the genitals of the mice.
After that, the mice were given times as much estrogen as they had found in the milk samples with the highest amount of estrogen. Only when the amount of estrogen reached times the amount found in milk, it became possible to detect effects on the blood and genitals. This observation is really no mystery: Everything that we absorb across the gastrointestinal membrane is transported directly to the liver through the portal vein system before it enters the general circulation.
That the liver is so effective at metabolizing steroid hormones is also the primary reason that bodybuilders usually have to inject steroids instead of ingesting them. If they do ingest them it is because the steroids have been chemically modified to be able to resist the passage through the intestines and liver, which is also the reason why ingestible steroids can have a toxic effect on the liver .
Not many docs know this in my experience so I doubt the public will any time soon. Also, this is the problem with WAPF: Nonetheless, I chose it hehe! When we were writing the first edition of our book, it was commonly accepted that the Delta-6 Desaturase D-6 D enzyme was a very sluggish enzyme. D-6 D is the first step in the metabolic chain of the EFAs. It works on both omega-6 linoleic acid and omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid to remove 2 adjacent hydrogen atoms and replace them with a double bond.
If the D-6 D reaction does not work well, the metabolites produced lower down in the chain will be meager or absent. At the time of our first edition, it was estimated that a person would have to increase their intake of alpha-linolenic acid by fold in order to get adequate EPA and DHA.
In the second edition of our book, we therefore recommend classifying EPA and DHA as essential fatty acids 1, pp , You are right that most docs do not know this, but apparently neither do the Paleo-fitness folk. We thought of K2 primarily as a calcium-tissue blocker.
It prevents deposition of calcium in soft tissues, notable in blood vessels and cardiac valves. Thus, we cannot help you with any references you require. Ottoboni A, Ottoboni F. Although I became toothless by age 25 better with no teeth than rotting ones and dental topics hold no interest. Do not worry about the dental part of the post. Instead read from the Lipodomics section through to the end. This will describe the self-healing system we all have within us.
It works for ALL chronic inflammatory diseases. It can only help you. You are right about flax oil — very high omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid ALA compared to omega-6 linoleic acid LA. Flax seeds and fax oil are exceptions, along with chia seeds, to the proscription against seed oils.
There is a problem, though. It appears as though there is only one omega-3 fatty acid that can counter the inflammatory effect of linoleic acid. That one is EPA. To be on the safe side always take an amount of fish oil or krill if you prefer equal to that of flax oil along with the flax oil.
The villainous nature of LA is its carcinogenicity. You are absolutely correct, and it is an extremely important observation. See the response to your last comment. My wife suffered from persistent gum disease over a 5-year period.
She dreaded the dentist and no matter what medicine and treatment they provided, nothing stopped the steady deterioration of her gums.
Reluctantly at first because of her media-driven fear of Fat. Well, lo and behold, her last visit to the dentist, 6 months after the nutritional switch, left her and her dentist dumbstruck! Her gums were totally rejuvenated with only minimal signs of any previous distress.
The dentist actually called her staff in to witness the improvement. No one could believe it. My wife explained the dietary shift and they all shook their heads in disbelief.
Bless you, Joe, for sharing your story of the wonderful relief from gum disease your wife experienced after changing to a LCHF GF diet. You will never know how many people you will have helped by telling your story.
It is not only dental problems but the whole host of chronic inflammatory diseases including reversal of type-2 diabetes that the body can cope with and repair if given the right nutrition. You will never regret the dietary change, Joe. Healing is not a rapid process.
Some chronic conditions may take a matter months or years to mend. So keep heart and enjoy. It can only get better. One of the first benefits I noticed when I went low carb was that dental cleanings were a breeze, with almost no plaque, which my long time hygienist was quite surprised by considering how much I tended to have before on the SAD diet. So, for the uneducated caveman who read through this whole page and still dont understand AA or DHL etc etc. Switching diets to cut out as many Carbs as possible, Enjoy fatty foods as much as possible, get tablets for A D and K2 vitimins as well as Omega 3, and the body will start to repair years of damage??
When cooking, we tend to use a lot of vegitable oil in our house, I couldnt work out if this is a very bad idea or not.
Many thanks, Mark, for the courage to tell us that you do not understand this post. If you do not understand, then there are many others who also do not understand but who are hesitant to admit it or just do not care. It is our job to learn how to explain better. The metabolism of the essential fatty acids and their key to self-healing is a very complex subject.
It is difficult to understand and difficult to explain. We are still learning, so let us try to help you understand what we have learned. If we do not succeed, please let us know so we can try again. First, there are three basic requirements for healthful nutrition: The first and third requirements are generally accepted as true; it is the second requirement that is baffling.
So let us talk about the essential fatty acid EFAs and optimum health. There are two families of EFAs, the omega-6 family and the omega-3 family.
An explanation of the omega system 1, pp for naming fatty acids and the chemical differences between the two families could be helpful but are not necessary for the following discussion.
For good health, the amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 in the diet should be approximately the same. That is because each counters the effects of the other. As a result omega-6 has been labeled bad and omega-3 good. They are unusual omega-6 FAs in that they have very important beneficial anti-inflammatory functions only when dietary carbohydrates are restricted or absent. They are not formed or are inactive with high-carbohydrate diets.
When omega-6 linoleic acid LA and its metabolite arachidonic acid AA are in excess in the diet, they cause chronic inflammation, which, if severe enough, causes chronic disease cardiovascular diseases, type-2 diabetes, cancer, etc. In fact, LA that is not counterbalanced by EPA has been shown to be a cause of prostate, breast, and colorectal cancers 1, p The presence of chronic inflammation in the body, which is usually silent until chronic illness occurs, prevents the body from healing itself.
The only remedy is to correct the dietary insult of excessive omega-6 by reducing dietary omega-6 and increasing dietary EPA and DHA. Mark, we hope the above explains why the use of vegetable seed oils as human food is ill-advised. Do not use vegetable fats. Use only animal fats in food and food preparation with the exception of virgin olive oil for salads and coconut oil for frying these are fruit oils, not seed oils.
Too much is as harmful as not enough. It is of extreme importance not to get burnt.. If not possible-then supplement. Apart from Olive Oil…only used cold…not cooking. My cooking fats are coconut oil, ghee, high smoke point and butter. Vitamin K2 mcg or more Magnesium mg Iodine at least mcg, recommend 1 mg Vitamin C 1 g Hope this helps with basic understanding, Mark. Michael, it is great to read your comments for Mark. You are to be commended for the study you have put into learning about your health.
It can only benefit you — and others you share your study with. Clinical tests can only identify the amount in the blood, but cannot tell how much is available in bones and cells.
A good way to make sure that your magnesium stores in bone and cells are full is to go by the consistency of your bowel movements. If they are well formed and not watery, take an additional milligrams of magnesium each day until they do become slightly watery. Stop at that point and reduce your intake by the last few hundred milligrams of magnesium. That should be your average daily requirement. An easy way to do this is by adding one teaspoon of milk of magnesia about milligrams magnesium nightly at bedtime until you reach the endpoint.
And if somebody else read it, it may be beneficial to understanding. Apart my from physical conditions CHD …me,me me! I have struggled with GAD general anxiety disorder, which has robbed a big junk of my life 22 years and 11 months …I remember the day it struck. It is abating gradually with a partner, who puts no pressure on me and supports me. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Price An appropriate beginning for a study of why prehistoric humans had such good dental health is the work of Weston A. Regeneration of Teeth Damaged by Modern Diet: These data were in accord with the concept that the human body is capable of self healing if given the proper nutrition Michael and Mary Dan Eades The second visit in our study of why prehistoric humans had such good dental health is Protein Power 2 by the Doctors Michael and Mary Dan Eades.
A brief excerpt follows: In reading through the roll call of these disorders, the following sentence leaped out at me: A Test of Nutritional Scientific Validity: What Makes Imperfect Teeth? The role of diet: