Arguments for an Organic Hormone Free Milk
Stand / Letzte Aktualisierung durch Elisabeth Rieping 23.02.2008
Stichworte: Schwangerschaftshormone, Progesteron, fetal proteins, pregnancy, Brustkrebs, breast cancer, Milchkonsum, Milchwirtschaft, Jane Plant,Maria Rollinger, organic hormone free milk, hormonfreie Biomilch, Gesundheitspolitik, health care policy,[for?]tenny In the sixties of last century, fetal proteins were found in liver cancer patients (Abelev GI). Currently, fetal or embryonic proteins have been describedfor many cancer types. Out of those, for many it is known that progesterone influences their development and progression. Progesterone is the steroidhormone that is released during pregnancy. However, this finding did not lead to a search for progesterone or progesterone receptors in patients withcancer, because most of them are beyond childbearing age.At some point, however, it became evident that some prominent cancers, like breast, prostate and colon cancer, were extremely rare in populations thatdid not use milk or milk products as food. One example are East Asians. It became evident that Japanese, who reach an age comparable or higher thaninhabitants of Western industrialized countries, did not show these diseases prior to adopting Western nutrition, especially
the use of milk-based food.
How could this finding be explained?
Naïve in the science of milk production, one would assume that progesterone production is stopped and milk production starts at the end of pregnancy.This notion is wrong. It is indeed possible to gain milk during pregnancy. And as it is possible, it is done in order to produce the maximum amount of milk by keeping cows pregnant almost continuously throughout their life span, thanks to artificial insemination and hormonal manipulations via their nutrition. About 40% of the milk produced today originates from pregnant cows (Rollinger M 2004
). This milk is a major source of progesterone in our daily nutrition.We are confronted with milk products or milk-derived products in many processed foods like frozen dinners, sauces, cakes, sweets, drinks to nameonly few. As a result, children, as well as female (not pregnant) and male adults produce fetal proteins. For cancer patients, progesterone is especiallydangerous, because progesterone is a hormone that originally stops the human body’s immune reactions to the embryo. In the same fashion it also protects the cancerous tumor from the immune response. This is reflected in a raise of the tumor marker CA15-3, which is linked to the embryonic protein called MUC1 (Zhang K 1997).
Arguments for a Organic Hormone Free Milk von Elisabeth Rieping