2010-01-30

whey to go -- ups and downs with cancer

1.27: whey to go -- ups and downs with cancer

. Health Canada usually agrees with usa`fda decisions;
but they disagreed about rBGH (recombinant bovine GH);
monsanto tried to encourage some agreement
by offering them funds to do their own additional research;
but they were so sure this was money-driven mad science
that they considered the offer a mere bribe .
. the director of monsanto reminds us that
biotech is only as good as its regulation;
which reminded me that when money talks,
it's because sex drive and population explosion
-- not monsanto, usa, or the fda --
is the real bully .

news updates about genetic modifications: gm watch

. whey protein isolate is touted as having anti-cancer potential;
but does that opinion still hold true
as the nature of milk is changed by unregulated science?
. when the cow hormone rBGH was increasing milk production
it also resulted in more IGF-1 in milk
that was said to be promoting the growth of
some cancers {prostate, breast, colon};
I wondered if, even after processing,
that could still be an issue for whey .

. whey contains igf-1 that increases igf-1 in the bloodstream;
[however, both sides of the whey debate
are saying that igf-1 from human and cow are identical
and some say that whey increases blood levels of igf-1
simply because whey is increasing the hgh (human growth hormone)
that igf-1 comes from in human blood .]

. HGH (human growth hormone) has a very short life;
most of it is used for producing IGF-1
(Insulin-like Growth Factor 1,
formerly known as Somatomedin-C)
which has an easily measurable lifetime .
. over-dosage of igf-1 is what turns careless hgh use
into the monster of insulin resistance:
this is due to high igf-1 having
the same effect as high insulin .

. one study found that in some groups
the use of low-fat milk could reduce the risk of colon cancer:
"(
A high ratio of IGF-I to IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3)
has been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
Intake of dairy food (especially low-fat milk)
was positively and moderately associated with
plasma levels of IGF-I, IGFBP-3, and IGF-I/IGFBP-3
[increasing igf-1 more than igfbp-3;
however, ]
among individuals with a high IGF-I /IGFBP-3 ratio,
intake of low-fat milk was associated with
lower risk of colorectal cancer .
) .


IGF-1 is like insulin: vital but dose is everything:
"(
Lifestyle factors that increase IGF-1 [and hgh]:
low-fat, low-sugar diets;
brief, intense exercise
(not aerobic exercise lasting over one hour);
not eating carbohydrates within 4 hours of bedtime.

Foods and supplements that increase IGF-1 [and hgh]:
whey protein;
dairy products (this may be from the whey)
creatine (5 grams per day);
use of arginine or ornithine at bedtime without competing amino's .

. substances to avoid while raising hgh with amino supp's:
alcohol;
Anti-cholinergic medicines (antihistamines)
--(Claritin, Clarinex and Allegra
probably do not affect natural HGH release) .
)

. lef.org has more suggestions for increasing hgh (and igf-1):
"(
. Losing abdominal fat;
avoiding high-glycemic loads
. Optimizing sleep habits
. Exercise training above the lactate threshold
appears to amplify the pulsatile release of endogenous GH at rest,
increasing total secretion for at least 24 hours.
. CDP-choline, arginine, ornithine, glycine, glutamine, niacin (vitamin B3)
can help support endogenous GH secretion,
assist muscle growth and recovery from exercise, and promote healthy sleep.
)
notes:

. nausea can be an indication of
an excessive level of HGH release? [1.29:
the subsequent excess of igf-1 causes insulin resistance
which then allows blood sugar to get too high .]

. hgh over-use can cause the liver to
over-produce glucose;
or, hgh-induced insulin resistance
is leaving no market for the
liver's normal amount of glucose production;
in any case, metformin can be of some help
by reducing the liver's output .

. underactive t4->t3 conversion
(a virtual form of hypothyroidism)
can be a sign of low hgh;
conversely, some uses of hgh have produced
hypothyroidism [from excessive igf-1?]

1.29: soy lecithin is routinely mixed with whey

. since soy lecithin is routinely added to whey,
and soy is a high-fat plant that accumulates dioxin,
I was concerned that dioxins could be a greater cancer risk
than any igf-1 dosage anomalies from whey itself .

. among soy bean meal samples reported,
the highest level of dioxin contamination was
14.68 ppt[parts per trillion] of 2,3,7,8-TCDD,
and had a total toxic equivalency factor (Teq) of 21.75 ppt.

Dioxins, PCBs (picograms) in fatty foods:
Eggs (2) 13
Milk (1 cup) 11
Vegetable oil (1 Tbs.) 1
-- this could be the worst-case scenereo;
nevertheless, the point is that aside from processing diff's,
the main route of dioxin concentration
starts with any biological process -- animal or plant --
that is accumulating lipids in the presence of dioxins .

. fatty substances are routinely added to animal feed
in order to reduce dust or increase pourability .
. these can easily be a source of dioxins in eggs .
[1.30: similar additives for fertilizers and pesticides
could be adding dioxins to soy beans .]