Consideration 26 - Milk - the greatest TWEAKER in the World. The Third Platform for Evolution

Milk – the greatest TWEAKER in the World. The third platform for evolution

Built to benefit.

Nutrition scientists have stated that there are 100,000 ingredients in breastmilk.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233768110_Human_Milk_Composition

Medical researchers have stated the there are 1,000 ingredients in breastmilk.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586783/

Why and how did these ingredients get into breastmilk?

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Breastmilk is fed several times a day for several months. Nature is asked the question, what do we put in milk? If an ingredient in breastmilk can save a life, then the genes that produced this ingredient will be retained in his/her offspring because of the survival of this individual. If an ingredient can increase the chances of an individual producing offspring or more offspring, then the genes that produced this ingredient will be retained in her/his offspring and will provide benefit for future generations. Harmful ingredients that are produced by the gene pool will disappear because the individual died or did not reproduce.

The infants that have this protection survive, those that do not have this protection may perish. Milk is built to benefit

Other ingredients may be beneficial because they have other properties. The battle against disease has a defensive component. If a disease cannot penetrate the intestinal wall because the intestinal wall is to strong, then disease is thwarted.  These ingredients may “tweak” the building of bones blood and the other organs or structures. They may assist the absorption of nutrients from food. They may provide replacement strategies for missing nutrients. The feel of the skin that Dr. Sears talks about or the improved eyesight that he talks about are examples of the tweaking infant’s skin and eyes. These ingredients provide the third stage of genetic evolution for the development of the species. This additional stage provides evolutionary advantages if the infant nurses. The first stage is the genetics that come with the egg and sperm.  The second stage is the ingredients that the embryo gets from the blood while inutero.

 In the last two stages, it is relatively easier to add an ingredient that will accomplish something, than to come up with a gene that will redesign an organ in a beneficial manner.

If all this evolution talk has put you off, you can think God made this milk. 

The individual must be successful for this gene to be remembered.

Mammals have a low birth rate compared to insects or reptiles. A successful rearing of mammalian offspring is necessary when a low birth rate occurs.

   The history of milk has a record of success over 200 million years. It is a proven grower of infant. Evolution developed milk is vastly superior to any man made substitute.

Milk has the ability to bring new ingredients which aid survival and reproduction. This extends the power of the evolutionary process to solve problems of infancy as long as the child nurses. Milk is altruistic.

There is a class of foods that is called “generally regarded as safe”.  This class of foods are not required to go through an extensive testing as other foods. Milk has a 200,000 year history of success in feeding growing mammals. This history weans goat milk should be given “generally regarded as safe” [gras] status.