frailstar said:docj077 said:frailstar said:lol So naive. First of all here is, in simple terms, how Type 1 diabetes works.
- A baby is not nursed long enough and is fed cow's milk protein, perhaps in an infant formula.
- The milk reaches the small intestine, where it is digested down to it's amino acid parts.
- For some infants, cow's milk is not fully digested, and small amino acid chains or fragments of the original protein remain in the intestine.
- These incompletely digested protein fragments may be absorbed into the blood.
- The immune system recognizes these fragments as foreign invaders and goes about destroying them.
- Unfortunately, some of the fragments look exactly the same as the cells of the pancreas that are responsible for making insulin.
- The immune system loses it's ability to distinguish between the cow's milk protein fragments and the pancreatic cells, and destroys them both, thereby eliminating the child's ability to produce insulin.
- The infant becomes a Type 1 diabetic, and remains so for the rest of his or her life.
The process boils down to a truly remarkable statement: cow's milk may cause one of the most devastating diseases that can befall a child. I'll let that sink in for a while and beg you in the mean time to pick up a copy of The China Study and educate yourself on diet and disease. What's it going to hurt? Read it and then tell me why this guy Colin Campbell is the biggest jackass in the world. You won't, because you're afraid that you're wrong and you can't have that.
And as for the vegan diet being dangerous and the bullshit about me not getting enough iron and crap, NOT TRUE. This is a big ol' myth. The only nutrient vegans may lack is B12 and that can be taken in pill form from a vegan source. I can also get it from nutritional yeast. Please stop telling people things that aren't true. In fact the opposite is true. I don't even take a daily vitamin and I am fine, better than fine in fact. I would be more worried about our non-vegan friends, as you will soon find out...
I'm about to scan in and post a nutritional breakdown of a vegan meal compared to a non-vegan meal. It clearly shows who's really lacking in vitamins. lol I can't believe some of the things people still think. It still amazes me.
Wow, you really have no idea how Type I Diabetes works. I have at least 5-10 studies right in front of me that demonstrate that the vast majority of patients with type I diabetes have had recent viral infection from coxsackie, echovirus, or epstein-barr viruses. In fact, studies have shown that viral infection of beta-cells within the pancreas induces type I diabetes. The viruses often contain genetic sequences that are very similar to genetic sequences within the beta-cells. Thus, you end up with an autoimmune disorder as the body can't tell the difference between viral code and human genetic code.
The most common progression of type I diabetes includes viral infection, cold/flu like symptoms, excessive thirst and urination, and finally a diagnosis of diabetes. There are a whole list of diabetogenic viruses that are accepted by the medical community as being highly infectious to the pancreatic islets.
Northern European ancestory and having the HLA subtypes HLA-DR3, DR4, and DQ are the factors that lead to the greatest chance of viral infection leading to an autoimmune disorder.
It isn't the milk. Not even close.
That's one thought on it, that imo is wrong. Meanwhile Type 1 diabetes continues to grow in this country. Start reading on page 187 in The China Study and then tell me I'm wrong. Or at least debate why the book is wrong. Let's have a discussion about it, I'd like to know a different view on this books, knock it off it's pedestal.
You have your view, but unfortunately, I have the studies that demonstrate the molecular mimicry through viral infection right in front of me. In fact, it's even mentioned in many textbooks. Mimicry through bovine milk proteins is a less accepted hypothesis in the medical community.