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Health Reasons to Avoid Milk and Dairy Products!
September 20th 1998
David Lawrence Dewey
"Reading provides knowledge...
knowledge leads to answers."
Note from David Lawrence Dewey:
Listed below are over 50 reasons to abandon milk and dairy.
Cohen says to abandon milk and dairy in all forms, but I do not necessarily agree with that.
My opinion is if the milk or dairy is 100% organic, small amounts of it are not harmful.
In my opinion, it is the anti-biotics and hormones that are shot into cows and grain laced with pesticides fed to cows that produce the negative health effects. Cohen makes some good points, but I think the latter has more to do with the problem than the milk itself. It is how natural and organic the milk is that is the difference.
Read the following information and decide for yourself.
The list was compiled by Robert Cohen, author of : MILK - The Deadly Poison
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In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production, hemoglobin loss, childhood diabetes, adult onset diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, varicose veins, kidney stones, mood swings,depression, irritability, allergies and many other health problems.
Here are research studies that show the correlation of milk to health problems.
Most formula fed infants developed symptoms of allergic rejection to cow milk proteins before one month of age. About 50-70% experienced rashes or other skin symptoms, 50-60 percent gastrointestinal symptoms, and 20-30 percent respiratory symptoms. The recommended therapy is to avoid cow's milk.
Pediatric-Allergy-Immunology, August, 1994, 5(5Suppl.)
BREAST CANCERHuman Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) and bovine IGF-I ( growth hormones given to cows to increase milk prodution ) are identical. Both contain 70 amino acids in the identical sequence that are seen in breast cancer cells.
CROHN'S DISEASEMycobacterium paratuberculosis is capable of surviving commercial pasteurization. Mycoplasma bacteria causing low grade mycoplasma pneumonia.
DIABETESThe National Dairy Board's Slogan, "Milk. It does a body good," sounds a little hollow these days. Milk in numerous studies is shown to cause health problems.
EAR INFECTIONSMilk allergies are very common in children. They are the leading cause of the chronic earinfections that plague up to 40% of all children under the age of six.
FATMilk fat has been identified as a cholesterol-elevating fat because it contains cholesterol and is primarily saturated.
GROWTH FACTORLevels of IGF increase in milk after cows are treated with rb GH. ( Growth Hormone )
HEART DISEASEMilk and milk products including cheese gave the highest correlation coefficient to heart disease, while sugar, animal proteins and animal fats came in second, third, and fourth, respectively.
For ischemic heart disease, milk carbohydrates were found to have the highest statistical association for males aged 35+ and females aged 65+. In the case of coronary heart disease, non-fat milk was found to have the highest association for males aged 45+ and females
aged 75+, while for females 65-74, milk carbohydrates and sugar had the highest associations.
Altern Med Rev, Aug, 3, 1998
IRON DEFICIENCYCow's milk can cause blood loss from the intestinal tract, which over time, reduces the body's iron stores. Blood loss may be a reaction to cow's milk proteins.
Chronic diarrhea is the most common gastrointestinal symptom of intolerance of cow's milk among children... cow's milk can also cause severe perianal lesions with pain on defecation and consequent constipation in young children. In young children, chronic constipation can be a manifestation of intolerance to cow's milk.
New England Journal Medicine, 1998 Oct, 339:16
At least 50% of all children in the United States are allergic to milk, many undiagnosed. Dairy products are the leading cause of food allergy, often revealed by constipation, diarrhea, and fatigue. Significant cases of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy.
Natural Health, July, 1994, Frank Oski, M.D.
Chief of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins MedicalSchool
KILLER BACTERIAMilk from cows inoculated with listeria was pooled for 2 to 4 days and then heated at 162 degrees Fahrenheit for 16 seconds in a high-temperature, short-time pasteurization unit. Live listeria bacteria was then successfully isolated from the milk after heat treatment in 11 of 12 pasteurization trials.
LACTOSE INTOLERANCEOverall, about 75 percent of the world's population, including 25 percent of those in the U.S., lose their lactase enzymes after weaning. Lasctase is required for digesting dairy.
MAD COW DISEASEThe destruction of milk from suspected cows was recommended in England to insure the public's safety... Experiments also indicate that temperatures reached during pasteurization of milk and household cooking does not kill the agent. In the United Kingtom on December 1, 1988, the government announced a ban on the sale of milk from infected cattle.
NASAL CONGESTIONAllergy to cow's milk proteins has been defined as any adverse reaction mediated by immunological mechanisms to one or several of these proteins. Reactions to cow's milk have been classified according on their onset as immediate ( 45min) or delayed-type (from 2 hours to days). In the challenge test, 10 hours after milk in take the patient presented serous rhinorrea, sneezing and nasal blockade.
OSTEOPOROSISOsteoporosis is caused by a number of things, one of the most important being too much dietary protein.
PESTICIDES AND POLLUTIONA 1988 FDA survey of milk samples from grocery stores in 10 cities found that 73% of the samples contained pesticide residues.
QUIXOTE SYNDROMEI have two Lasting impressions. One is that underestimating Robert Cohen's ability to damage the dairy industry is a big mistake. The other is a profound wish that the man was on our side.
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITISRheumatoid arthritis is more severe than osteoarthritis, is most common in the hands and feet, and is characterized by swelling of joints. Since this type of joint pain can be a symptom of a food allergy, dietary change sometimes has a profound effect. Dairy products, the most common food allergen, are one likely candidate as a contributing causative factor.
SUDDEN INFANT DEATHHypersensitivity to milk is implicated as a cause of sudden death in infancy.
TUBERCULOSISA Mycobacterium bovis-infected dairy herd of 369 Holstein cows with lactation duration between 200 and 360 days was tested... 170 cows had positive tuberculin test results, and 199 had negative results. Cows with positive test results produced less milk than did cows with negative test results...In this herd, tuberculosis was associated with a 4% decrease in milk production.
UTERINE AND OVARIAN CANCERThe uterus and ovary, like the breast, are hormone-sensitive organs. Not surprisingly, uterine and ovarian cancers are both linked to fatty diets in epidemiologic studies.
VITAMIN D-EFICIENCYExposure to sunlight provides most humans with their vitamin D requirement. They don't need it from milk.
WISCOWSINITISI have run into patients who undergo marked alterations in behavior patterns when ingesting dairy products, and whose behavior is totally changed by withholding them.
XANTHENE OXIDASEBovine milk is presently under investigation by this laboratory since it has been shown that milk antibodies are significantly elevated in the blood of male patients with heart disease.
YIN/YANGSignificant atherosclerosis is rare in peoples whose diet over the life span is predominantly vegetarian and low in calories, total lipids, saturated lipids and cholesterol.
ZITSAcne is an end-organ hyper-response to androgens...These data show that sebaceous glands are stimulated by androgens to varying degrees and support the theory of an end-organ response in acne.
Please visit Robert Cohen's site. He is the author of: MILK - The Deadly Poison
He is also the Executive Director of the Dairy Education Board which tries to educate the public on the negative health problems associated with milk and dairy products. His website is: http://www.notmilk.com
Do you know of a friend or family member with one or more of these milk- related problems? Do them a huge favor and forward this URL to them: http://www.dldewey.com/milk.htm
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