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Originally published July 15 2015

Special breast milk component protects and repairs infants' intestines

by Lance Johnson

(NaturalNews) Without a strong colony of beneficial microbes present in the human gut, the immune system is weak and defenseless. Specific supportive microbes react to stress signals in the body and hasten the production of antibodies to fight infections. When these friendly microbes are depleted by things like antibiotics, we are more prone to infection and illness, over and over again.

Pathogens and other toxins from food and water can readily penetrate the gut wall if the microbial defense system of the human gut is depleted, unbalanced. Building that network of beneficial microbes should be a parent's first priority when their infant is brought into the world. That's why breastfeeding is so important. Breastfeeding support should be the center of focus in preventative medical care and immunology - long before vaccines are even mentioned. The quality of breast milk and the colonizations of beneficial microbes in the gut is what determines an infant's immune system and its ability to face potential pathogens in life.

Breast milk component repairs intestinal cells

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have isolated a specific component of breast milk that protects the gut wall of infants. This top notch breast milk component even repairs intestinal cells when they are damaged by toxins and invading pathogens.

This special component is called the pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (PSTI). The amount of PSTI is seven times greater in colostrum which is the yellow-colored medicine produced by a mother's breasts in the first few days after birth.

The Queen Mary scientists have found that PSTI protects the lining of the newborn's gut in profound ways. This is important especially since the newborn's body may have already been burdened and shocked by the chemicals in a vitamin K shot, which is a medical procedure routinely forced on babies born in a hospital.

The Queen Mary scientists examined the effects of PSTI in the lab on actual human intestinal cells. When they damaged the intestinal cells, they witnessed PSTI from breast milk coming to the rescue, moving toward the damaged area. The PSTI helped form a natural protective barrier and helped heal the intestinal cells. Furthermore, the PSTI showed promise for preventing future damage by preventing the intestinal cells from self-destructing under pressure. The researchers discovered PSTI can reduce damage of the intestinal cells by 75 percent!

PSTI protects infant's gut wall from toxins found in vaccines

Normally found in the pancreas, PSTI helps protect the organ from the vicious activity of its own digestive enzymes. Once PSTI enters the infant's gut, it serves a similar purpose, protecting the gut wall from unwanted toxins found in food, water, baby formula, hospital feeding tubes, or vaccines. A mother's breast milk is loaded with quality PSTI so her newborn can establish a well defended gut which is the center of the immune system.

"We know that breast milk is made up of a host of different ingredients, and we also know that there are a number of health benefits for babies who are breastfed," says lead author of the study, Professor Ray Playford of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary, University of London.

"This study is important because it shows that a component of breast milk protects and repairs the babies' delicate intestines in readiness for the onslaught of all the food and drink that are to come.

"It reinforces the benefits of breast feeding, especially in the first few days after birth."


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