Hello Radiant Bodies!
No cheese lover wants to hear that their most beloved protein will promote growth in cancer cells. Nor did the researcher who discovered it, Colin Campbell, a college kid born of a dairy farmer, trying to prove the superiority of animal protein. His experiments went sour. Not only did milk not do a body good, its primary protein was shown to be akin to pouring fuel on cancer. Dr. Campbell traced it to the casein which makes up 87% of the protein in milk and he explains how he not only turned cancer on in the lab, but turned cancer off by removing most of the casein. Added casein back to their diet, and at levels above 5% of total calories, cancer was turned back on! Could our cancer epidemic be reversed as simply as replacing animal proteins with plant proteins? Many are saying "yes!"
Kathy Freston interviews T. Colin Campbell, PHD, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, published in Huffington Post A Cure For Cancer? Eating a Plant-Based Diet and re-published on American Cancer Society's discussion board as Casein in Milk and Protein in General and Cancer (this version harder to read due to poor formatting).
"Our work showed that casein is the most relevant cancer promoter ever discovered." -Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD.
"Initiation occurs when chemicals or other agents attack the genes of normal cells to produce genetically modified cells capable of eventually causing cancer. The body generally repairs most such damage but if the cell reproduces itself before it is repaired, its new (daughter) cell retains this genetic damage. This process may occur within minutes and, to some extent, is thought to be occurring most of the time in most of our tissues.
Promotion occurs when the initiated cells continue to replicate themselves and grow into cell masses that eventually will be diagnosed. This is a long growth phase occurring over months or years and is known to be reversible. (CASEIN IS A PROMOTER)
Progression occurs when the growing cancer masses invade neighboring tissues and/or break away from the tissue of origin (metastasis) and travel to distant tissues when they are capable of growing independently at which point they are considered to be malignant."
"Among other fundamental effects, it makes the body more acidic, alters the mix of hormones and modifies important enzyme activities, each of which can cause a broad array of more specific effects. One of these effects is its ability to promote cancer growth (by operating on key enzyme systems, by increasing hormone growth factors and by modifying the tissue acidity). Another is its ability to increase blood cholesterol (by modifying enzyme activities) and to enhance atherogenesis, which is the early stage of cardiovascular disease.
And finally, although these are casein-specific effects, it should be noted that other animal-based proteins are likely to have the same effect as casein."
The article goes into how plant-based protein of "low biological value" reverses even cancer previously promoted with "high biological value" animal protein.
If you can't imagine a life without cheese, check out the fabulous cheeses made from macadamias and cashews at one of the Pixie Retreat locations, the place to grab organic plant-based food that will make putting the cows out to pasture so easy! Get Ya' Some!