Sunday, 24 August 2014

Cow's milk, Constipation, Ischaemic Heart Disease & Type 1 Diabetes.

Hat-tip to Jamie Scott and https://twitter.com/_Jamie_Scott/status/503383804686262272 , which led to A1 threat to NZ dairy.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk

There are a few problems with feeding cow's milk to baby humans.

1. It contains bovine beta casein A1. During digestion, this is broken down into a 7-amino acid peptide chain beta-casomorphin7 (BCM7), which appears to cause issues (e.g. increased gut permeability) increasing the RR of diseases like Type 1 Diabetes and Ischaemic Heart Disease. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=A1[All%20Fields]%20AND%20%22beta-casein%22[All%20Fields]%20AND%20%22humans%22[MeSH%20Terms]%20AND%20%28hasabstract[text]%20AND%20%22humans%22[MeSH%20Terms]%29 A solution is to use A2 milk, or goat's milk which is apparently naturally A2. See also Further research for consideration in 'the A2 milk case'.


2. It's much higher in protein (4g/100mL) than human breast milk (1.1g/100mL), as baby cows are supposed to grow very rapidly, unlike baby humans. As 80% of the protein in milk is casein, and casein is joined to calcium as calcium caseinate, this increases the calcium intake, and too much calcium relative to magnesium is constipating. A solution is to increase magnesium intake, or dilute 1 part cow's milk with ~3 parts water & add some coconut oil, to get the fat content back up to 4.4g/100mL.

Continued on Cow's milk, Schizophrenia and Autism.

12 comments:

Charles Grashow said...

How about using goat's milk - which is A2 not A1

Nigel Kinbrum said...

That's a good idea - I'll add it to the blog post.

I don't know what went wrong, but you somehow became de-white-listed. You're now re-white-listed.

Charles Grashow said...

http://www.handpickednation.com/what-is-a1-versus-a2-milk/

http://www.larabriden.com/the-inflammation-from-a1-milk-is-mind-boggling/

http://www.maternity.org.nz/pdfs/THE%20A1%20vs%20A2%20MILK%20CONTROVERSY.pdf

Charles Grashow said...

http://keithwoodford.wordpress.com/category/a1-and-a2-milk/

Charles Grashow said...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/10412045/A1-threat-to-NZ-dairy
Sheep, goats, camels, buffalo and humans only produce beta-casein of the A2 type.

StellaBarbone said...

Is the a1/a2 distinction really meaningful?

http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v59/n5/abs/1602104a.html

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Your first link made me go "Oh, BUGGER!"

Your second link started off much the same, but everything changed, from "When digested, A1 beta-casein (but not the A2 variety) releases beta-casomorphin7 (BCM7), an opioid with a structure similar to that of morphine. Studies increasingly point to BCM7 as a troublemaker. Numerous recent tests, for example, have shown that blood from people with autism and schizophrenia contains higher-than-average amounts of BCM7. In a recent study, Richard Deth, a professor of pharmacology at Northeastern University in Boston, and his postdoctoral fellow, Malav Trivedi, showed in cell cultures that the presence of similarly high amounts of BCM7 in gut cells causes a chain reaction that creates a shortage of antioxidants in neural cells, a condition that other research has tied to autism. The study, underwritten in part by A2 Corp., is now undergoing peer review in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry." onwards.



Gold Top milk FTW!

"Richard Deth" - What an apt name. :-D

StellaBarbone said...

The cell culture work shows that there might be something to consider further, but doesn't convince me that this is a problem yet. I know that somewhere I read an article that implied that the A1/A2 controversy was all a marketing ploy.

Goat milk. Ewwww. Goat cheese, though, is delicious even though they both have that goat flavor.

billy the k said...

"Ah hah!  We do agree on something ELSE:
Goat milk? ➞ yuck!
Cow's milk? ➞ yum!
Low-temp pasteurized non-homogenized whole milk? ➞ yum-yum!
 ≥ 4% milk-fat Jersey cow milk ➞ triple-yum!

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Three neighbourhood cats regularly visit my garden. They must really love me - I give them Gold Top milk to drink!

billy the k said...

Hmm...what's the cat word for "yum"?
With a treat like that it's a wonder that only 3
neighborhood cats are regular visitors to
nigel the k's garden-of-earthly-delights...

Nigel Kinbrum said...

"Hmm...what's the cat word for "yum"?"
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!