subject: cancer

Breastfeeding Protects Women Against Cancer

Breastfeeding Protects Women Against Cancer

Cancer cure or prevention? An enormous amount of research and funding is channeled into finding a cure for cancer, yet less attention is paid to factors that prevent it. Certainly, there is not one magical practice to prevent cancer, as research shows that our cancer risk is influenced by many factors, one of which is breastfeeding. Read More...

Do Larger Breasts Make More Milk?

Do Larger Breasts Make More Milk?

Large breasts are often considered more attractive, but how about their function as organs destined to produce milk for the nourishment of the baby? During pregnancy and, particularly during lactation, women are mostly interested in their breasts as sources of food and growth signals for their baby. But, especially among women with breastfeeding difficulties, it is common for women to wonder, “If I had larger breasts, would I produce more milk?” Read More...

Prescriptions for Bovine Lactoferrin

Prescriptions for Bovine Lactoferrin

The anti-microbial milk protein lactoferrin appears to fight Crohn’s disease, necrotizing enterocolitis, diarrhea, cancer and osteoarthritis. As it also promotes bone growth it holds the promise of treating degenerative bone disease. This common protein may be just the prescription that the doctor orders. Read More...

Fermented Milk Prevents Tumor Growth in Mice

Fermented Milk Prevents Tumor Growth in Mice

A promising recent development for fighting cancer is the treatments based on activating the immune system of the patient to fight the disease. Investigators recently reported that laboratory mice fed fermented milk had slowed tumor growth due to modulation of the immune response and reduced inflammation. Read More...

Breastmilk as a Tool to Shed Light on Breast Cancer

Breastmilk as a Tool to Shed Light on Breast Cancer

When we discuss breastmilk we usually think of the baby. And rightly so, because this golden liquid contains all the nutrition, protection, and developmental signals the baby needs to grow healthily and appropriately. Research, however, is now starting to also consider the mother and ask what breastmilk can tell us about her health, the function of her breasts, her predisposition to developing breast cancer, and ultimately, the mechanisms that can lead to cancer. What is in the milk that can answer these questions? Read More...