It Happens Every Spring
"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."
- Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 1994
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Pitchers and catchers have reported to just about
every major league baseball team's training spring
training site. Next week, all position players (with
the exception of a man nicknamed A-Roid) will show up.
Red-breasted robins will re-visit old neighborhoods,
So too will chirping nest-building sparrows. Purple
croci (crocuses) will bloom, and bullfrogs will
awaken from their muddy hibernations and croak to
recrudescing waterfowl. Late Spring will cause humans
Unless you live inside of an environmentally
sterile air-filtered plastic bubble, you'll soon
be breathing air filled with tree pollens and
For me, the simple sound of a lawn mower
breaking the silence of a Sunday morning
once set me to sneezing.
Like swallows returning to Capistrano, my
annual suffering from wheezing and sniffles
would begin in Spring and last until June 1st.
After discontinuing ALL milk and dairy products,
the allergies were gone. There would be an occasional
tickle in the nose, and when pollen counts are high
there is an occasional sneeze, but wonder of wonders,
I now sleep through the night without medication.
No longer do I need Actifed-C with codeine.
No more antihistamines. No more nose spray.
Milk and cheese. They made the difference.
If only my allergist had told me about this
publication thirty years ago:
"Dairy products may play a major role in the
development of allergies, asthma, sleep
difficulties, and migraine headaches."
- Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 1983;
Nineteen years ago, I read a blockbuster article in
the Townsend Medical Letter. I remember the moment
well. That was the last time I ever ate ice cream:
"In reality, cow's milk, especially processed
cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of
health problems, including: mucous production
- Townsend Medical Letter, May, 1995
I paid thousands of dollars to various allergists,
receiving treatment which did not work. Why did not
any of them alert me to the following:
"At least 50% of all children in the United
States are allergic to cow's milk, many
undiagnosed. Dairy products are the leading
cause of food allergy...Many cases of asthma
and sinus infections are reported to be
relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy."
- Natural Health, July, 1994, Nathaniel Mead, MD
There is a simple cure.
Enjoy a dairy-free, allergy-free spring!
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"A new study found that a mother's diet affects her baby's
allergies. Which can only mean one thing: My mom ate cats."
- Jimmy Fallon