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Dr. Luc Montagnier, human milk, and oxidative stress


"Immunotec Congratulates 2008 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, Dr. Luc Montagnier." He won the prize for his 1984 discovery of hiv. Immunotec is a company that sells a product called Immunocal, which is a protein isolated from whey. see
In this long advertisement, they mention that Montagnier (along with two others) edited a book called, "Oxidative Stress in Cancer, AIDS and Neurodegenerative Diseases," (1997) A chapter in this book is called, "Nutriceutical Modulation of Glutathione with a Humanized Native Milk Serum Protein Isolate." Humanized native milk??? Hm.....methinks they are talking about human milk proteins (made by a cow)? Cloned milk? One way to get human milk proteins is to genetically engineer the embryo of a dairy cow to produce such substances as lactoferrin, alpha-lactalbumin, etc. Normal cows make very little lactoferrin or alpha lactablumin. One biotech fix for that is to create a cow that makes human proteins.
So we have a nobel prize winner in medicine, whose name is being used by a company to support the use of whey proteins in the treatment of hiv/aids. Hm.......so exactly why aren't hiv positive mothers allowed to breastfeed in the USA? Oh yeah, I forgot, we have a man-made genetically engineered whey protein that imitates human milk proteins to treat hiv/aids. The belief is that breastfeeding transmits disease? The scientists say that the mammary gland manufactures proteins to prevent or treat disease. Yet somehow when it comes to hiv/aids that system doesn't work and instead we should buy the imitation human milk proteins. Fascinating how we debunk nature/breastfeeding and place our beliefs on the altar of our science gods. So we go out and buy us some denatured whey protein but we spurn breastfeeding.
Copyright 2009 Valerie W. McClain

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