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CHELDT

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Dee.... you have mentioned that it is good to eat yogurt on a daily basis. My husband and I eat the Organic Plain Whole Milk Yogurt almost daily. What about the caisen? It is said that caisen causes cancer. What do you think about that?
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My recommendation is that dairy products are to be minimized and not consumed daily, with the exception of yogurt, which one can choose to consume daily, but it is not required. I am not completely convinced that casein causes cancer in all cases, and there is too much historical evidence of human yogurt consumption that suggests otherwise.  

You probably heard about casein causing cancer from a series of rat studies conducted by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University.  He published findings from these studies in his book The China Study. He was also featured in the 2011 documentary Forks Over Knives.

Campbell and his team exposed rats to very high levels of aflatoxin—a carcinogen produced by mold that grows on peanuts and corn—and then fed them a diet containing varying levels of the milk protein casein. In study after study, the rats eating only 5 percent of their total calories as casein remained tumor-free, while the rats eating 20 percent of their calories as casein developed abnormal growths that marked the beginning of liver cancer.  Dr. Campbell described that controlling cancer in those rats was “like flipping a light switch on and off.” All he had to do was simply alter the amount of casein the rats consumed.

Several critics have pointed out that the effects of casein—particularly isolated casein (the type used in the study), separated from other components of dairy that often work synergistically—can’t be generalized to all forms of milk protein, much less all forms of animal protein. A number of studies shows that the other major milk protein, whey, consistently suppresses tumor growth rather than promoting it, mainly due to its ability to raise glutathione levels.  Glutathione is a strong antioxidant that reduces the development of cancer cells.

I believe that every person is individual, and some can handle dairy better than others.  I would like to see a study of actual yogurt consumption and the effect of the casein with the whey as part of a healthy balanced alkaline diet.  Eating one serving of organic plain yogurt per day would certainly put the casein content in the less than 5 percent of calories category.

That is what I think about that.



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Thanks Dee!
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