photo by Jessie McClain
According to the NIH a stem cell "has the ability to divide (self-replicate) for indefinite periods" and "under the right conditions, or given the right signals, stem cells can give rise (differentiate) to the many different cell types that make up the organism."
Stem cells are found in embryonic tissues but they are also found in various tissues of the adult. Some cancer research of the mammary gland has focused on the stem cells located in the ducts and lobules of the breast. At the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, they state, "cancer is a stem cell disorder."
There are references to research done years ago. So it has been well-known that the human mammary gland has stem cells. The focus of the cancer researchers is when these stem cells go haywire. Medicine only sees disease, injury. Reality surrounded by sickness, pain, injury distorts the vision of a normal functioning body. Meanwhile, cell scientists looking for a medium that creates growth/life found that human milk works well as a reagent. It's antigenic, a material for some medical test kits (ELISA/EIA). Human milk is a great substance to make monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies. The infamous Pharm Woman patent (patent #4977137) owned by Baylor College of Medicine claims that, "Mammary secretions from goats, sheep, cows, and humans stimulate the proliferation of various cell lines growing in culture" and human lactoferrin (a component of human milk) "appears to be a potent activator of thymidine incorporation into DNA in incubated rat crypt cells." When we, humans, breastfeed our babies, we pass on our DNA. When we use man-made formulas, we pass on genetically engineered DNA from various organisms. We assume it is safe because we believe that all of this is tested. The reality is that infants are part of a grand experiment in the manipulation of DNA. The monitoring of health effects is after-marketing survelliance. When an infant dies, who asks and documents how that infant was fed? We d not see the impact of artificial infant feeding because we do not document it. We do not document it because we believe that in a modern society, it doesn't matter how you feed a baby. We believe in the "choice." I chose to smoke at the age of 15...was that really a choice? Or was it a society so manipulated by the tobacco industry that as a teenager I believed it was cool to smoke. How many men and women believe that breastfeeding is "disgusting." Is that a natural reaction or a result of a society manipulated by the infant formula industry? As individuals we make choices assuming we have free will. We are like puppets on a string, dancing to the tune of an industry that makes billions. Our free will is nothing more than the imagery the industry has planted in our heads. And this industry only plants with genetically engineered material."
Copyright 2008 Valerie W. McClain