You’ve heard the saying, “Milk: It does a body good.”
Well, when it comes to helping heal cancer, it’s not exactly milk that can be an effective cancer treatment, but certain components found in both human breast milk and cow’s milk are highly effective cancer treatments.
Let’s take a closer look at how you can use them to boost your immune system against cancer and numerous other illnesses…
One of these miraculous milk components is bovine colostrum, the first breast secretion a newborn calf receives from its mother within the first 24 to 48 hours after birth. This remarkable substance is one of the most potent immune boosters you can take.
One-of-a-kind immune-boosting factors
Colostrum contains essential nutrients that help build a powerful immune system and encourage growth. And that’s not just true for baby cows — it works for humans, too — adults included.
In fact, the colostrum from cow’s milk is much higher in immune factors than a human mother’s colostrum! It’s the immune boosting properties that make colostrum an important cancer fighting weapon.
Colostrum, by the way, is found in the breast milk of ALL mammals in the hours after giving birth. Most of the research, however, has been conducted on cow’s milk.
According to Dr. Daniel G. Clark, author of the book Colostrum, Life’s First Food, “bovine colostrum rebuilds the immune system, destroys viruses, bacteria, and fungi, accelerates healing of all body tissue, helps lose weight, burn fat, increase bone and lean muscle mass and slows down and even reverses aging.”
Now that’s an impressive résumé!
The best OFFENSE really is a good DEFENSE!
You might already know that your body experiences abnormal cancer cell growth all the time. But if your primary defense against illness—your immune system—is healthy and strong, it simply destroys these cells before they have a chance to spread and do lasting harm.
One of the reasons the risk of cancer goes up as we age is that our immune systems wear out. Children naturally have stronger immune systems.
So, one key way to fight cancer cells is by strengthening your immune system. And colostrum could be a perfect way to help do this! Scientists have found that bovine colostrum contains compounds that can cause apoptosis—that is, natural cell death, the same as healthy cells experience. Cancer cells don’t die off the way healthy cells do, so inducing this natural process is a major goal of cancer treatment.
What’s more, colostrum is full of immune boosting transfer factors. These include hydrogen peroxide and protein molecules (antibodies) called immunoglobulins. Your cells naturally produce hydrogen peroxide to control metabolism and to fight germs. In his book Alternative Medicine, author Burton Goldberg explains that your immune system unleashes these substances to attack, destroy and remove invading pathogens.
But there’s another compound in bovine colostrum that’s a superstar germ fighter in its own right…
The first food may be the BEST food
to kill cancer cells!
Human colostrum contains a rich supply of the protein called lactoferrin. This single strand of amino acids has a remarkable ability to bind to iron.
Why is that important? Because in doing so, lactoferrin prevents cancer cells from using the iron for nourishment. Researchers believe this type of milk protein actually helps starve cancer cells to death safely.
Lactoferrin is found abundantly in the first breast milk from a mother who has just given birth. It immediately strengthens a baby’s immune system. But it’s not only found in “new milk.” It’s also found in the subsequent milk supply of both humans and cows. Mother Nature knew EXACTLY what newborns would need to stay strong and healthy!
Now scientists are finding out why this is so. A review of lactoferrin clinical studies published in the journal Biochemistry and Cell Biology showed that bovine lactoferrin significantly inhibited colon, esophagus, lung, and bladder cancers in laboratory rats.
In one study, Japanese researchers found that lactoferrin stopped tumor growth in laboratory mice. It also prevented cancer from spreading in these animals. The researchers studied the effects of bovine-derived lactoferrin on cells intended to mimic either skin cancer or leukemia. They injected mice with experimental cancer cells that are known to spread easily from the original tumor to other organs and tissues.
When researchers dispensed lactoferrin after tumors formed, they found it immediately started working to suppress tumor growth. Plus, they realized the spread of cancer cells to the lungs and liver was significantly less than in control animals that did not receive lactoferrin!
What’s even more amazing is that this one protein also has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. And just think—all of this is part of what bovine colostrum can do to help protect you from cancerous growths!
It’s like a natural all-in-one medicine cabinet!
A report from Zoltan Rona, M.D., published in the American Journal of Natural Medicine, says that bovine colostrum can also play a role in:
- Correcting leaky gut syndrome
- Healing wounds
- Metabolizing fat for weight loss
- Reducing major symptoms of allergies and autoimmune disease
- Reversing heart disease
- Treating diabetes
So, you might be wondering, “How can I get my hands on this stuff?” Well, bovine colostrum is commercially available in powder, capsule, and chewable supplements.
Dr. Rona says the highest quality colostrum is produced organically and should be free of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and other chemicals. Improper processing often produces colostrum products that are not biologically active. Dr. Rona said the substance can also be weakened when it’s formed into tablets or provided in a less concentrated liquid form. Dr. Rona recommends powder as the best form of colostrum for enjoying optimal health benefits.