Meat And Milk: Carriers Of Dangerous Pathogens

The opinion persists that chronic degenerative diseases are normal signs of aging and only occur more frequently because we are getting older. This worldview keeps cracking due to new research results. Particularly interesting are the new findings that show how the consumption of meat and milk combined with a lack of exercise can lead to the typical diseases of old age in a previously unknown way.

Meat and milk – healthy or harmful?

Meat has been a controversial food for decades. Aside from the ethical questionability of eating it, there is some evidence that meat can be detrimental to health.

We have already reported on associations between meat consumption and an increased risk of cancer, between meat consumption and an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, and between meat consumption and inflammatory bowel disease.

However, the risk of these diseases from meat consumption is very likely to increase only when meat is eaten in excess, when it is industrially processed or consumed in poor quality, and when it is combined with an overall poor diet and lifestyle.

Are you also programmed for milk?

However, milk still has a predominantly excellent reputation. Most people are programmed through advertising, the media, doctors, etc. in such a way that the belief that milk is good for them is deeply rooted in them.

And indeed, lactose intolerance and milk protein allergy only affect a small part of the Central European population. So why worry about the milk?

Here, too, we have often written about the rather subtle harmful effects of milk, which appear in significantly more people than the noticeable symptoms of lactose intolerance or milk protein allergy that appear immediately after milk consumption.

In many people, milk leads to chronic congestion in the airways and/or digestive problems (which have nothing to do with lactose intolerance). The consequences are often recurring colds, sore throats, nasal polyps, middle ear infections, and – if the milk affects the intestines – chronic constipation up to diffuse headaches.

In the case of problems of this kind, it is extremely worthwhile to experiment without dairy products for a period of two to three months, for example. Symptoms often improve in a much shorter time – of course only if the milk was actually responsible for the symptoms.

In addition, the negative influence of milk on some forms of cancer has been scientifically proven, as we have already explained here, and milk on acne.

Yet another aspect is now appearing on the scientific horizon that explains how meat and milk can be detrimental to human health.

Meat and milk transport pathogens into the consumer’s body

Pathogens* Pathogens appear – like stowaways – to get into the body of meat and milk consumers together with animal proteins. There – so it is said – they would then be able to trigger all health problems in the long term, which are known today as chronic degenerative diseases of civilization.

*pathogen = pathogenic, harmful

Alzheimer’s: a consequence of meat and milk consumption?

In Alzheimer’s patients, for example, there are sometimes more than 100 pathogens in the brain. Germs that have no business there. Germs that, contrary to all explanation models, have apparently overcome both the intestinal barrier and the blood-brain barrier and have latently infected the brain largely unnoticed by the immune system.

The excessive formation of antimicrobial protein plaque (amyloid β-protein), which increasingly restricts brain functions in Alzheimer’s disease and triggers the typical symptoms of dementia, is probably just an attempt by the body to eliminate the pathogen or the infection to keep in check.

But how did the pathogens get into the body in the first place?

For years, scientists have frantically searched for the source and route of infection, but with seemingly no results. In 2005, a scientific article was published that formulated the hypothesis that the main route of infection might be through food (Bardor, 2005). However, this aspect is still ignored by large parts of science today.

Milk and meat: the cause of many diseases?

According to Bardor and colleagues, germs are introduced into the human organism through the consumption of mammalian meat, which then leads to infections, which in turn can be the starting point not only for Alzheimer’s but also for many other chronic degenerative diseases.

The meat (or the milk) serves the pathogens as a kind of Trojan horse with which they can enter the human body unnoticed by the immune system.

The weak point of the Trojan horse is the so-called SIGLECs.

Every animal and human cell forms very specific proteins on its surface. The structure of these proteins shows the immune system whether it is an endogenous cell, a substance that is beneficial to the body, or perhaps an enemy, i.e. a foreign cell or a harmful substance such as e.g. B. poisons or pathogens.

The SIGLECs mentioned representing an important part of these surface proteins. There are 14 mammalian-specific SIGLECs. The first SIGLEC, SIGLEC-1, was discovered in 1986 (Crocker, 1986). In the course of the article, two SIGLECs, in particular, will be discussed, SIGLEC-5 and SIGLEC-12.

The term SIGLEC is an abbreviation for “Sia-recognizing IG-like LECtins” (sialic acid-recognizing lectins). The main task of SIGLECs is to regulate the body’s immune response. How do the SIGLECs do that?

Purpose of the SIGLECs: Protection against autoimmune reactions

Harmless germs such as B. Beneficial intestinal bacteria attach themselves to the SIGLECs of the intestinal cells without destroying them. In this way, the innate immune system recognizes that these gut bacteria are harmless and is reassured.

Dangerous germs, on the other hand, damage the SIGLECs and consequently alarm the immune system.

SIGLECs are also found on the sex cells, i.e. on sperm and egg cells. This is to prevent different species from breeding with each other. Animal sperm, recognizable by its unique SIGLEC structure, would therefore be rapidly killed in a human uterus.

Cells in particularly sensitive organs such as the brain have an extraordinarily high density of SIGLECs. One advantage of this large number of SICLECs is that the affected cells are better protected against autoimmune diseases, i.e. against attacks by the immune system on the body’s own cells.

In a healthy body, diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s are precisely prevented by this mechanism. For example, there are over 100 million SIGLECs on a single nerve cell in the brain – a well-established protective mechanism of the brain against erroneous attacks by its own immune system.

SIGLECs as a Trojan horse for pathogens

Unfortunately, some pathogens have learned to camouflage themselves. They hide under their host’s SIGLECs. Herpesviruses, for example, hide – unmolested by the immune system – behind the SIGLECs of the affected person.

Although humans are infected, they initially remain asymptomatic. The immune system does not notice anything and therefore does not raise an alarm. One speaks of a latent infection. Only in special situations (stress, weakness, etc.) do the viruses come into action and, in the case of the herpes virus, lead to the outbreak of cold sores, shingles, etc. – depending on the type of herpes.

This can be done in a similar way with animals, e.g. B. cattle: Bacteria have learned to remain hidden behind their SIGLECs. The cow is not harmed, nor is the bacterium attacked by its immune system.

In the latent phase, there is no serious danger for either cattle or humans. Bacteria and host live in a kind of compromise: both survive and can reproduce.

It only becomes problematic when the pathogens are exchanged via the food chain, for example when humans eat beef meat. Eating meat can therefore be risky.

However, this was not always the case!

Milk and red meat: Not humane food

A so-called evolutionary “bottleneck” in the distant past is said to have made us more susceptible to the SIGLEC infection route.

About 2 million years ago, almost all of humanity was wiped out by the malaria strain P. Reichenowi. The malaria pathogen lodged itself behind SIGLECs-5 and -12 but remained deadly for the people of the time even in this latent stage.

Only a small part of the former humanity is said to have survived this catastrophe (Hawks, 2000; Varki, 2009) – and precisely this survival of only a few specimens of a previously large population is referred to as an “evolutionary bottleneck”.

But why did some people survive?

The survivors had a very special advantage, a mutation. They lacked SIGLECs #5 and #12, so the malaria parasites had nowhere to hide and were therefore unable to maintain, let alone multiply, in the body.

Of course, the survivors were not only resistant to the form of malaria described, but also to all pathogens that could hide behind SIGLEC-5 and -12. And because these few survivors are the ancestors of all 7.2 billion people alive today, none of us have SIGLEC-5 or SIGLEC-12 anymore. At the same time, we all have immunity to P. Reichenowi malaria.

That’s not bad in relation to this particular malaria. But there is a small problem: SIGLEC-5 and -12 have now completely disappeared from all human cell surfaces. However, all other mammal species still have SIGLEC-5 and -12 – and so do those mammals whose products (milk and meat) are consumed today.

In the course of all these many years (since the malaria catastrophe), the immune system should actually have learned to no longer recognize foreign SIGLEC-5 and -12, which enter the organism with milk and meat, as being foreign to the body.

But that never happened. Why not?

Possibly because the milk of foreign mammals was never part of human nutrition in the primeval past and the immune system did not have to deal with it either. And it is likely that red mammalian meat was never consumed as frequently and in such large quantities as it is today.

How meat and milk can make you sick

However, behind their SIGLECs 5 and 12, cattle or pigs harbor various germs that are mostly harmless to them. Comparable to the human herpes infection described above, they are infected with almost no symptoms (latent).

Bovine SIGLECs hide e.g. E.g. bacteria such as E. Coli, tuberculosis pathogens, or streptococci – i.e. germs that the animals harbor in their intestines because they need them for their digestion.

If a person now eats meat or dairy products, the germs attached to SIGLEC-5 and -12 find a new host in him.

The human innate immune system cannot distinguish these two SIGLECs from its own when they come in from the outside and treats them like the body’s own protein. You remain completely undisturbed. As a result, they not only get deep into the human organism but are also built into the body’s own tissue (Pham 2009). A not entirely healthy intestinal barrier (leaky gut) should favor this process.

What is particularly fatal about this infection in humans is the high SIGLEC density in the brain. Because components of the foreign SIGLECs are built into the human SIGLECs.

Now, where there are naturally many SIGLECs, many foreign SIGLECs can of course also be installed – including their bacteria in their baggage. And that is, unfortunately, the case in the brain, so that the increased consumption of meat and milk can certainly be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.

However, not only the brain is susceptible to SIGLEC-5 and 12-mediated infections, but also almost all other human tissues (Tangvoranuntakul, 2011).

Chronic inflammation is the cause of many diseases

If for whatever reason, the human immune system weakens, these invaders can awaken from their dormant state. They come out of hiding and begin to spread in the human body. Lyme disease, tuberculosis, and many other bacterial infectious diseases are said to have originated here.

But even before the outbreak of the disease, i.e. in the latent infection stage, chronic inflammatory processes occur that go unnoticed by the person concerned.

The innate immune system does not recognize strangers. However, the adaptive immune system senses the danger (Hedlund, 2008) and identifies the foreign SIGLECs as suspicious.

It is put on a slightly increased alertness, in a so-called low-grade inflammation or cold inflammation. This slightly increased activation of the acquired immune system ensures the constant presence of certain antibodies in the blood (Varki, 2009), which permanently provokes low-grade inflammatory processes.

Although these do not trigger any acute symptoms, it is known that chronic, low-grade inflammatory processes are at the beginning of many chronic degenerative diseases. These include, for example, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, arthritis, neurodermatitis, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

In the meantime, we also know that chronic inflammatory processes also play a very important role in many other chronic diseases, e.g. B. in diabetes, in some types of cancer (e.g. colon cancer), in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arteriosclerosis, fibromyalgia, Bechterew’s disease, tinnitus, asthma, acne, psoriasis, celiac disease, allergies and many more.

Consequently, among experts, the consumption of mammalian meat combined with a lack of exercise (see below) is discussed as one of the most important factors for the aforementioned low-grade inflammation (Paddler-Karavani, 2008).

SIGLECs: to blame for childlessness?

It even goes so far that the SIGLECs are held responsible for unwanted childlessness. If a man namely regularly z. B. eats red meat, and foreign SIGLECs are partly built into his sperm.

The woman’s uterus then does not recognize “human sperm” in it, since it has surface proteins from other mammals. The cells mistakenly recognized as foreign are attacked by the woman’s antibodies, which have become active in the uterus (Ghaderi, 2011).

So what could you do to prevent the installation of foreign SIGLECs in your own body?

No more meat and milk?

Every animal protein contains SIGLECs. Consequently, the transmission of SIGLECs and thus possibly the germs hidden underneath them can only occur through the consumption of animal protein.

To put it plainly: the consumption of animal protein – this has been proven for mammalian meat and milk – always harbors the risk that foreign SIGLECs can enter the consumer’s organism unmolested and even be incorporated there, which leads to the described effects of latent infection.

Whether species-appropriate free-range farming, wild or industrial factory farming – the way of life of the animals probably plays no role in the SIGLEC aspect.

By leaving out mammalian meat and milk, you largely dry up the source of infection described.

If you have previously consumed large amounts of mammalian meat and milk, you can quickly clear the infection as follows:

The 30-day program sets you free

Abstain from any mammalian protein for a period of 30 days. Barring other reasons, you can continue to eat poultry, eggs (both always of good origin), and wild fish.

After 30 days, your organism has eliminated most of the foreign SIGLECs (Bergfeld, 2012) and you are human again from a cell-biological point of view: Your organism then exchanged the foreign SIGLECs that it had previously ingested for its own SIGLECs.

But be careful: If the SIGLECs are eliminated, the pathogens hidden behind them become homeless and can now freely enter your bloodstream. The immune system now has full access to these pathogens and will take care of them.

However, depending on the number of pathogens now circulating in the body and depending on the state of your immune system, the latter could also be overwhelming, so you should support your immune system as much as possible.

The SIGLEC-free diet

Vegetable proteins, on the other hand, are completely free of SIGLEC-5 and SIGLEC-12 and are therefore completely harmless from the SIGLEC aspect.

The following animal protein sources are also low in foreign SIGLECs (Schauer, 2009):

  • Poultry: ostrich, chicken, turkey, duck, pheasant, etc.
  • Fish, Haddock, Shellfish
  • reptiles, amphibians
  • Insects, larvae, worms

Sport protects against foreign SICLECs

Apart from a SICLEC-poor diet, physical exercise can also protect against SICLECs – even if they are consumed.

In addition, meat should only be consumed after a strenuous workout. Then the questionable components of the third-party SIGLECs are burned – to put it simply – since they are practically so-called sugar residues.

Without previous movement, however, the consumption of meat and milk – possibly even for breakfast, as is customary in the western hemisphere – is problematic.


So if we eat mammalian meat and dairy products every day and do not exercise enough and intensively beforehand, we are constantly exposing ourselves to a dangerous source of infection and putting our acquired immune system in a low-level permanent alarm position, which is the starting point of most modern civilization diseases.

Without the consumption of mammalian protein, neither foreign SIGLECs nor the pathogens hidden behind them get into the body.

You can almost completely eliminate foreign SIGLEC components that are already integrated into your own body and also nested pathogens within 30 days by avoiding mammalian protein.

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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