I IS FOR IRON DEFICIENCY
Millions of Americans suffer from a hidden disease called anemia. The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency. Red
blood cells have a life of about four months, and lack of iron leads to an inability to
manufacture new cells. Hundreds of ailments can result from too-little iron,
and milk consumption has been shown to cause intestinal bleeding, which ultimately
results in lowering one's hemoglobin count. The result: weakness, depression, irritability.
The cure: NOTMILK.
"Cow'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."
Journal of Pediatrics, 1990, 116
"Babies who are fed whole cow’s milk during the second six months of life may experience a
30% increase in intestinal blood loss and a significant loss of iron in their stools."
"...infants who consume cows' milk during infancy are at increased risk of developing anaemia. Breast milk is the ideal..."
Public Health Nutr, 1998 Jun, 1:2
"Children with iron deficiency had a higher intake of cow's milk compared to those
with sufficient iron. Intake of cow's milk is significantly higher in children with iron deficiency."
Acta Paediatr, 1999 Dec, 88:12
"Cow's milk-induced intestinal bleeding is a well-recognized cause of rectal bleeding in
infancy. In all cases, bleeding resolved completely after instituting a cow's milk-free diet.
J Pediatr Surg, 1999 Oct, 34:10
"Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is one of the most common food allergies in young infants...The
clinical presentation of these infants may be very traumatic to their parents, as
significant rectal bleeding is the most common symptom in this disease."
W V Med J 1999 Sep-Oct;95(5)
"In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of
health problems, including hemoglobin loss, mood swings, depression, and irritability."
Townsend Medical Letter, May, 1995
J IS FOR JUVENILE ILLNESSES
"Cow's milk allergy is a disease of infancy and
usually appears in the first few months of life. The evaluation of infants for possible cow's
milk allergy is one of the more common problems encountered by pediatricians."
Eur Sci Med Farmacol 1990 Aug, 12(4-5)
"About 20% of babies suffer from colic, or abdominal cramping and gas. Milk proteins
may be one of the leading causes of this digestive disorder."
Pediatrics, 1991; 87 (4):4
"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 of cow's milk."
N Engl J Med, 1998 Oct, 339:16, 1100-4
"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. Many cases of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be
relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy."
Frank Oski, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School Natural Health, July, 1994
"Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is a common disease of infancy and childhood. An
appropriate cow's milk substitute is necessary for feeding babies with CMA."
J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1999 Jun, 103:6
"Laboratory and clinical investigations over the past two decades have demonstrated
that food allergy plays a pathogenic role in a subset of patients, primarily infants and
children, with atopic dermatitis. Removal of the causal food protein(s) leads to clinical
improvement but requires a great deal of education because most of the common causal foods are ubiquitous in the food supply."
J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1999 Sep, 104:3
"Allergic asthma and rhinitis, atopic dermatitis (AD) urticaria and gastrointestinal allergy, are common
diseases of infants and children. Cow's milk appears to be the most common offending food
both in gastrointestinal and in cutaneous manifestations of atopic disease. It was recently
estimated that 14% of children suffer from AD and about 25% from adverse reactions to cow's milk.".
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci, 1998 May
K IS FOR KILLER BACTERIA
By the time one hears the snap, crackle, and pop from a bowl of Rice Krispies, that milk has
been pasteurized three times. Another secret the dairy industry does not want you to know.
Why doesn't the first time work, or the second, or third? Most people have experienced the
putrid smell of soured milk. Pour it down the drain on day eight. Imagine what you consumed on day seven?
"Salmonella are widespread in the environment and hence can enter the dairy factory from
various sources. Butter readily supports growth of salmonella at room temperature, but refrigeration
or freezing for brief periods does not eliminate it. Salmonella can remain viable in butter for up to 9 months."
Journal of Dairy Science 1992;75(9):2339
"A drop of sour milk may contain more than 50 million bacteria...certain bacteria, especially
organisms belonging to the genera bacillus and clostridium, have the ability to transform
themselves into small bodies called spores. The word spore comes from the Greek word for seed. The spore can often withstand drying, the temperature of boiling water (pasteurization), and the action of some germicides. When
suitable conditions return, the spore resumes
its vegetative form and the bacterium again returns
to the usual activities of its normal life cycle."
Modern Dairy Products, Third Edition
"Milk 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."
Journal of Environmental Microbiology. July 1987 (53)
"Listeria organisms excreted in cow's milk escaped pasteurization, grew well at refrigerator temperatures, and were
ingested by consumers."
New England Journal of Medicine, 1985, 312 (7)
"In 1992, 19,000 deaths were attributed to
infections caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms. They played a partial role in another 58,000
deaths that same year."
Your Health, June 1994
"Bulk tank milk from 131 dairy herds in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota were examined for coliforms and noncoliform bacteria. Coliforms were detected in 62.3% of bulk tank milk samples...noncoliform
bacteria were observed in 76.3% of bulk tank milk."
J Dairy Sci, 1999 Dec, 82:12
"There can be Chernobyl-like accidents. One of these occurred in the Chicago area in April,
1985. At a modern, large milk processing plant an accidental 'cross connection' between
raw and pasteurized milk occurred. A violent salmonella outbreak followed, killing 4 and making an estimated 150,000 ill."
Robert Kradjian, M.D.
The Milk Letter, August, 1994
"Raw material from animals which are inadvertantly contaminated with fecal matters during production will carry antibiotic resistant lactic acid bacteria into the final fermented products such as raw milk cheeses..."
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 1999 Jul, 76
"The administration of subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics to livestock introduces selective pressures that may lead to the emergence and
dissemination of resistant bacteria. The present
findings clearly demonstrate that antibiotic-
resistant bacteria in beef and milk pose a serious
J Food Prot, 1999 Jun, 62:6
"Food producers and consumers must continue
to take precautions against foodborne diseases,
and early diagnosis and appropriate treatment
of these illnesses are essential. Food products
and water can become contaminated with
microorganisms and toxins that make people ill..."
Postgrad Med, 1998 Jun, 103:6
"... curing alone may not be a sufficient pathogen
control step to eliminate Salmonella, Listeria, and
E. coli O157:H7 from cheese.
J Food Prot, 1998 Oct, 61:10
L IS FOR LACTOSE INTOLERANCE
Lactose, a milk sugar, is made up of two other
sugars, glucose and galactose. (Galactose has
been identified as a causative factor in heart
disease and cataracts). Most adults "lack" the
enzyme, lactase, to break down lactose.
Instead, lactose is broken down by bacteria in
the lower intestines. Bacteria gotta eat too, right?
Problem is, after bacteria dine, their own body
wastes combine with those sugars to ferment
into gas and toxins causing bloating and cramps.
"An estimated 50 million Americans experience
intestinal discomfort after consuming dairy products.
Symptoms include bloating, stomach pain, cramps,
gas, or diarrhea."
Postgraduate Medicine 1994;95(1)
"The disaccharide lactose is naturally present as
a component of foods in milk and dairy products.
In most people lactase activity decreases at the
age of approximately 2 years of age. After this
lactose intake can cause symptoms of bloating,
flatulence, abdominal pain and diarrhea due to
the lactose reaching the large intestine. This
phenomenon is called lactose intolerance. It is
generally recommended that these people
abandon the consumption of milk and dairy products.
Schweiz Med Wochenschr, 1998 Sep, 128:38
(Swiss Journal, published in German)
"Human adult-onset lactase decline is a biologic
feature characteristic of the maturing intestine
in the majority of the world's population."
Nutr Rev, 1998 Jan, 56:1 Pt 1
"Overall, about 75 percent of the world's
population, including 25 percent of those
in the U.S., lose their lactase enzymes after
J. of the American Dietetic Assoc. 1996; 96
"Lactose intolerance is widespread...Lactose
maldigestion may coexist in adults with irritable
bowel syndrome and in children with recurrent
abdominal pain. Management consists primarily
of dietary changes."
Postgrad Med, 1998 Sep, 104:3
"Lactose maldigestion may be a contributory
factor in children with irritable bowel
syndrome, and lactose avoidance in these
patients may reduce medication use to
South Med J, 1999 Aug, 92:8
"Lactose malabsorption and lactase deficiency
are chronic organic pathologic conditions
characterized by abdominal pain and distention,
flatulence, and the passage of loose, watery stools.
Once correct diagnosis is established, introduction
of a lactose-free dietary regime relieves symptoms
in most patients...who remain largely unaware of
the relationship between food intake and symptoms."
J Clin Gastroenterol, 1999 Apr, 28:3
"Females with lactose malabsorption not only
showed signs of irritable bowel syndrome but
also signs of premenstrual syndrome and mental
depression...Lactose malabsorption should be
considered in patients with signs of mental
Dig Dis Sci, 1998 Nov, 43:11
"Allergies and food intolerance together comprise
the manifestations of 'adverse food reaction'.
The best known and most common are: allergy to
cow's milk proteins, intolerance to lactose, and
gluten intolerance. Treatment of these conditions
is based on management of the diet by exclusion
(or reduction) of the responsible food or antigen."
Rev Prat, 1998 Feb, 48:4 (French journal)
M IS FOR MAD COW DISEASE
In 1907, Dr. Alzheimer published a treatise about
a disease that would one day carry his name. He
had two young colleagues who worked with him,
Dr. Creutzfeldt and Dr. Jakob, and they too
identified a similar brain-wasting disease that now
has Europe in a panic. The brains of cows turn
into a sponge-like mass and their behavior is
called "mad." The human variant of Mad Cow
Diesease has been named Creutzfeldt Jakob
Disease, or CJD. The protein causing CJD has
no DNA, and has been described as more like
a crystal than cellular material. In labs, 1000
degree Fahrenheit heat does not destroy this
protein particle. Some scientists say that once
infected, the incubation period can last anywhere
from one month to thirty years. As the human brain
turns into a sponge, this spongioform encephalitic
condition physically debilitates those so infected.
"Mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE) is a fatal neurological disease of cattle first
recognized in the United Kingdom in 1986...a
growing body of (still largely circumstantial) evidence
suggests that BSE may be transmissible to humans."
J Public Health Policy, 1998, 19:2
"Routes of transmission of bovine spongiform
encephalopathy have not yet been determined."
The Lancet, 1999 Nov, 354:9191
"The 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..."
Mad Cows and Milkgate, Virgil Hulse, M.D.
"In 1996, a new variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
(vCJD)-a disease that causes lack of coordination,
muscle twitching or jerking, dementia, and,
eventually, death-suddenly appeared in Great Britain."
Environ Health Perspect, 1998 Mar, 106:3
"Compelling scientific evidence suggests so-called
prion disease can and has infected humans...at present,
there is no reliable antemortem diagnosis, specific
treatment, or vaccine to prevent the disease. The
agent thought to be responsible for this unusual class
of disease is a rogue protein (called a prion) that,
unlike all other agents known to cause infectious
disease, contains neither DNA nor RNA. The "bad"
prion forms cause holes or a spongy appearance in
the brain in all disease variants, hence the generic
designation of spongiform encephalopathy."
Quintessence Int, 1998 May, 29:5
"Transmission of prions from infected cattle to
humans by oral intake seems not only possible
but also very probable."
Ann Ital Med Int, 1998 Oct, 13:4
"The outbreak of bovine spongiform
encephalopathy has had major impacts on the United
Kingdom dairy industry, including the loss of beef
from dairy markets, the culling of more than 900,000
dairy bull calves, the removal of all cattle more than 30
months of age from the human food chain, and now
slaughter of cohort animals. Impacts on dairy
marketing have yet to be properly assessed."
J Dairy Sci, 1998 Nov, 81:11
"Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease belong to a group of
degenerative neurological disorders collectively
known as the transmissible spongiform
encephalopathies. All the diseases have long
incubation periods which, depending on
the host, may range from many months to several
decades. Death is inevitable after a slow
British Med Bull, 1998, 54:3
"A 24-year-old vegetarian has been diagnosed
with Cruetzfeld-Jacob disease. Scientists fear
that milk and cheese may be the source of
London Times, August 23, 1997
N IS FOR NASAL CONGESTION
Those who finance milk congestion studies
often have little to gain by demonstrating that
milk causes mucous. The studies are poorly
designed, lasting for only a few hours. Long distance
runners know. Opera singers know. Broadway
actors and actresses are told not to consume
milk or dairy products or their voices will
become "phlegmy." Eighty percent of milk protein
is casein, a tenacious glue and allergenic protein.
Eat casein and you produce histamines, then
mucous. The reaction is often delayed, occurring
12-15 hours after consumption. Few people note
the ill effects because milk and dairy products
represent 40% of what the average American eats
(about 666 pounds per American per year), and
these proteins are continuously eaten. By
eliminating ALL milk and dairy for just one week,
most people note the differences, which include
better sleep, more energy, better bowel movements,
clarity in thought, muscle, bone, and back pain relief.
Oh, yes. NOTMILK means saying goodbye to
"Allergy 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 (< 45 min)
or delayed-type (from 2 hours to days). In the
challenge test, 10 hours after milk intake the
patient presented serous rhinorrea, sneezing
and nasal blockade."
J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol, 1998 Jul, 8:4
"...62.7% of the children were confirmed to
be allergic to milk..." (153 hospitalized infants
with pneumonia or bronchitis were tested)
Roczniki Akademii Medycznej 1995; 40(3)
"Cow's milk protein often persists beyond 4 years
of age. Clinical presentation changed over time: at
onset symptoms were prevalently gastrointestinal,
while at the end of the study there was an increased
frequency of wheezing and constipation and a
higher frequency of delayed reactions...infants with
persistent cow's milk protein intolerance exhibited
atopic disease: asthma, rhinitis, eczema."
Clin Exp Allergy, 1998 Jul, 28:7
"Cow's milk is one of the most frequent food
allergens. Whole casein appears to be highly
allergenic...85% of the patients presented
a response to each of the four caseins. "
Int Arch Allergy Immunol, 1998 Mar, 115:3
"Symptoms of milk-protein allergy include
cough, choking, gasping, nose colds, asthma,
Annals of Allergy, 1951; 9
"Symptoms seen most frequently in babies who
are identified as allergic to cow's milk included
diarrhea, repeated vomiting, eczem, recurrent
attacks of nasal congestion, and recurrent
Frank Oski, M.D., Don't Drink Your Milk
"Some textbooks of pediatrics either avoid
mentioning cow's milk allergy or only lightly
refer to it...On the other hand, there are those,
particularly among pediatricians, and to a lesser
extent among general practitioners, who
over-zealously label infants 'milk sensitive'
and who are inclined to recommend
discontinuing the use of cow's milk whenever
an infant has a gastrointestinal upset,
respiratory symptom, or a skin rash."
Allergies to Milk, 1980
SL Bahna, M.D., DC Heiner, M.D.
O IS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
American women have been consuming
an average of two pounds of milk per
day for their entire lives, yet thirty million
American women have osteoporosis.
Drinking milk does not prevent bone loss.
Bone loss is accelerated by ingesting
too much protein, and milk has been
called "liquid meat."
In order to absorb calcium, the body
needs comparable amounts of another
mineral element, magnesium. Milk and
dairy products contain only small amounts
of magnesium. Magnesium is the center
atom of chlorophyll:
"Osteoporosis is caused by a number of
things, one of the most important being
too much dietary protein."
"Countries with the highest rates of
osteoporosis, such as the United States,
England, and Sweden, consume the most milk.
China and Japan, where people eat much less
protein and dairy food, have low rates of
Nutrition Action Healthletter, June, 1993
"What appears to be important in bone
metabolism is not calcium intake, but calcium
balance. The loss of bone integrity among many
post menopausal white women probably results
from genetics and from diet and lifestyle factors.
Research shows that calcium losses are increased
by the use of animal protein, salt, caffeine, and
tobacco, and by physical inactivity."
Neal Barnard, M.D., Physician's Committee
for Responsible Medicine, Understanding
Health, December, 1999
"Dietary protein increases production of acid
in the blood which can be neutralized by
calcium mobilized from the skeleton."
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
1995; 61 (4)
"About 50,000 Americans die each year of
problems related in some way to osteoporosis."
Osteoporosis International 1993;3(3)
"Even when eating 1,400 mg of calcium daily,
one can lose up to 4% of his or her bone mass
each year while consuming a high-protein diet."
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
"Increasing one's protein intake by 100%
may cause calcium loss to double."
Journal of Nutrition, 1981; 111 (3)
"The average man in the US eats 175%
more protein than the recommended
daily allowance and the average woman
eats 144% more."
Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition
and Health, 1988
"Calcium intake demonstrated no protective
in preventing bone fractures. In fact, those
populations with the highest calcium intakes
had higher fracture rates than those with more
modest calcium intakes."
Calif Tissue Int 1992;50
"There is no significant association between
teenaged milk consumption and the risk of
adult fractures. Data indicate that frequent
milk consumption and higher dietary calcium
intakes in middle aged women do not provide
protection against hip or forearm fractures...
women consuming greater amounts of calcium
from dairy foods had significantly increased
risks of hip fractures, while no increase in
fracture risk was observed for the same
levels of calcium from nondairy sources."
12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women
American Journal of Public Health 1997;87
"Consumption of dairy products, particularly
at age 20 years, were associated with an
increased risk of hip fractures...metabolism
of dietary protein causes increased urinary
excretion of calcium."
American Journal of Epidemiology 1994;139
P IS FOR PESTICIDES & POSIONS
The higher up one eats on the food chain,
the more one consumes concentrated
toxins from flesh and body fluids of animals.
Eat one portion of broccoli or lettuce
and you'll ingest one dose of pesticides
and dioxins. After all, these chemicals are
in the environment. Ingest body fluids
from animals who eat thousands of doses,
and you deliver these same concentrated
residues of poisons to your own body.
"A 1988 FDA survey of milk samples from
grocery stores in 10 cities found that 73% of
the samples contained pesticide residues."
Environmental Contamination and Toxicology,
"In India, a seven year study of pesticide residue
in milk in 12 Indian states has attracted considerable
public concern. Over 50% of India's population
are vegetarians who consider milk an important
part of their diet...Dr. G.S. Totefa, who summed
up the report, pointed out that of the 2,205
samples of bovine milk, 85% of the samples
contained levels of HCH isomers above the
tolerance limits...the level of pesticides in milk
is intolerable and dangerous to human health,
and that the government has been generally
apathetic -- particularly regarding research and
development into alternatives to dangerous
Pesticide News, October, 1994
"In 1987, a multidisciplinary dairy project was
initiated at the Mahoning County Farm in
Canfield, Ohio...Residue determinations during
the first year of study clearly pointed out that
these soil residues from DDT represented a source
of pesticides which would contaminate livestock.
... grass was suspected to be a carrier medium for
the residues from the soil to the cows."
OARDC Research Bulletin 1190, 1987
"The pesticides chlordane and heptachlor cause
cancer, harm the immune system and may be
endocrine disruptors...their long half-lives ensure
they remain biologically active for decades...many
of the dairy cattle in Oahu were accidentally fed
pineapple leaves containing heptachlor residues.
As a result, the local milk and dairy supply
remained contaminated for years. Between 1981
and 1984, the legal standard for heptachlor
residues in food (0.3 ppm) was exceeded ten-fold
in milk and dairy products...Follow-up investigations
found that the breast milk of women who had
consumed local dairy products contained heptachlor
at levels averaging 200 ppm -- some cases
exceeded 400 ppm...breast cancer incidence
among Japanese women in Hawaii increased 42%
between 1970 and 1985."
Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 105,
Supplement 3, April 1997
"Indeed, the largest contributors to daily intake
of chlorinated insecticides are dairy products,
meat, fish, and poultry."
Living Downstream, by Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
"Atrazine is used primarily as a weed killer in the
production of feed corn. This highly toxic herbicide
has been linked to many kinds of cancer,
including cancer of the breast, ovaries, uterus,
and testicles, as well as leukemia and lymphoma...
European countries, including Germany, Italy,
Austria, and the Netherlands, do not allow the
herbicide to be used within their borders.
According to farming averages and data supplied
by the Vermont Department of Agriculture, Ben
& Jerry's farmers now use thousands of pounds
of carcinogenic atrazine every year."
Food and Water Journal, Summer, 1998
"Dioxins are highly toxic by-products of many
industrial processes e.g. chemical and municipal
waste incineration or production of chlorophenols.
These compounds penetrate the environment via
air, water and soil and are then incorporated in
food chains. The major source of human
exposure (90% of total exposition) is consumption
of a wide variety of common foods (meat, fish and
dairy products) containing small amounts of dioxins.
Food contamination with dioxins leads to enhanced
accumulation of these compounds in human tissues
to the extent of exceeding acceptable level."
(Polish Journal) Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig, 1999, 50:3
"Dioxins are the most deadly substances ever
assembled by man... 170,000 times as
deadly as cyanide..."
United Press International. March 11, 1983.
"The level of dioxin in a single serving of the Ben
& Jerry's World's Best Vanilla Ice Cream tested
was almost 200 times greater than the "virtually safe
[daily] dose" determined by the Environmental
Steve Milloy, author of junkscience.com
(Milloy tested samples of ice cream for dioxins.
The only major newspaper to report the story
was the Detroit Free Press). 11/8/99
"The only safe level of dioxin exposure is no
exposure at all."
Ben & Jerry's promotional literature
"The majority of toxic dioxin is and (or) has
been derived from industrial chlorination
processes, incineration of municipal waste,
and production of certain herbicides. The
lipophilic nature of dioxins results in higher
concentrations in the fat of animal and fish
products, and their excretion via milk
secretion in dairy cattle may result in relatively
high concentrations of dioxin contamination
in high-fat dairy products."
Journal of Animal Science, 1998 Jan, 76:1
"The primary source of dioxins (PCDDs),
dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and coplanar PCBs
for the general population is food, especially
meat, fish, and dairy products."
Chemosphere, 1998 Oct, 37:9
Q IS FOR THE QUIXOTE SYNDROME
Don Quixote rode the Spanish countryside
trying to fix the evils of the world by righting
wrongs. He tilted at windmills and dreamed
an impossible dream. So too do I dream an
impossible dream. I am Robert Cohen, author
of A-Z milk problems. If you've missed any
of the A-Z columns, they are now linked
at the center of the notmilk.com page.
My "impossible dream" will one day
become the dairy industry's nightmare.
Here are some of the things people say
about my NOTMILK mission:
"A new advocacy group calling itself the Dairy
Education Board, has been formed to attack
the dairy industry and its slogan 'Milk does a
body good.' Their main complaint is that milk
contains hormones, viruses, and chemicals. I
listened to their kick-off press conference this
morning and heard nothing but innuendo and
wild, unproven claims about milk."
Steve Milloy www.junkscience.com
June 9, 1998
"If we required any reminder of the need to defend
dairy products, we have received it in the person
of Robert Cohen...Cohen has demonstrated an
ability to take his allegations and spread them to
the public through the Internet and through
appearances on local radio and television programs.
The dairy industry needs to coordinate its response.
More than 40 trained dairy communications
professionals in the Dairy Resource Network work
behind the scenes with influential consumer media
to ensure that media have access to credentialed
professionals and understand the difference between
sound science and 'junk science' being pedaled by
Hoard's Dairyman, September 10, 1998
"Is Robert Cohen an enigma? Maybe. What's
important is that he knows his enemy well - far
better than we know ourselves. I 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."
American Dairy Farmer Magazine
Oct., 1998, Editorial by Teresa Von Wagner
"In his recent book, MILK - The Deadly Poison
(Argus Publishing, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
1998), Robert Cohen, a tenacious investigative
reporter, describes a level of corruption between
Monsanto, the FDA and the Department of
Agriculture that, in my opinion, warrants formal
investigation and action against several individuals
involved. This book documents how data were
falsified and studies fabricated, and tells how the
scientific community and public have been misled
regarding rbST, its effects on our health, and the
amounts of this hormone present in milk. Folks,
you won't believe this book. Robert Cohen gives
names, dates and document numbers that are
irrefutable. A few months ago I joined Robert
Cohen as a board member of his newly formed
Dairy Education Board. I strongly recommend
that you get more information on the dangers of
dairy products by reading Cohen's book, available
from the Dairy Education Board, 1-888-NOTMILK
Julian Whitaker's Health & Healing
(The largest medical newsletter in the world)
October 1998 Vol. 8, No. 10
"The colorful NotMilk.com site delights in
describing milk as a glass of 'pus with hormones
and glue.' Its creator, Robert Cohen, who calls
himself the Not Milk Man, keeps a list of
diseases on the site that he believes are caused
New York Times Magazine Section, p 38-43
Sunday, December 24, 2000
R IS FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHITIS
"Rheumatoid 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
Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition by George
Eisman, M.A., M.Sc., R.D.
"...43 patients with rheumatoid arthritis,
those assigned to a vegan diet...had
improvement in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms."
British Journal of Rheumatology, 36(1) 1997
"In the case of the eight year old female subject,
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis was a milk allergy.
After avoiding dairy products, all pain was
gone in three weeks."
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine,
"Controlled trial of fasting and a one-year
vegetarian diet eased symptoms of
The Lancet, 1991, 338
"In 1964, I learned of the experiences of
Dr. William Deamer of San Francisco. He
had pointed out the frequency of milk
protein's casual relationship to musculoskeletal
pain in children and especially the so-called
'growing pains.' Since that time, I have had
several children with what appeared to be
early rheumatoid arthritis relieved and
returned to good health by little more than
reassurance and careful dietary manipulation."
Don't Drink Your Milk, by Frank Oski, M.D.
"In systemic arthritis, like Rheumatoid, the
cause is coursing through the blood, and it
got there through the diet. When all of the
joints are involved, the cause is not physical,
but chemical. It's usually casein. (Eighty
percent of milk protein is casein).
I once saw a 65 year old man, Bob, who complained of neck stiffness and headaches.
His hands were so stiff and sore. Bob lived to play golf. I instructed him to give up all
milk and dairy products. Since giving up dairy products, he no longer experienced
pain and headaches, and his hands were also pain-free.
Joy, a 42 year old woman noticed that her knees were pain-free after eliminating dairy
products. Once, after drinking a glass of milk, her knees swelled within 20 minutes."
No Milk, by Daniel Twogood, D.C.
"There is a colossal amount of information
linking the consumption of milk to arthritis... and a multitude of other problems as
documented by Hannah Allen, Alec Burton, Viktoras Kulvinskas, F. M. Pottenger, Herbert M. Shelton, and N.L. Walker,
Fit for Life, by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
"Of the nearly 7 million Americans who have rheumatoid arthritis, most are women. Symptoms
are stiffness, aching muscles, fatigue, pain that accompanies motion, and tenderness. Nutritional
therapy, not drugs, is the cornerstone of alternative treatment. A treatment for arthritis
that relieves symptoms in a large percentage of patients is based on the theory that most arthritic
symptoms are allergic reactions."
What Your Doctor Won't Tell You, Jane Heimlich
"Certain foods trigger the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and eliminating these foods sometimes
causes even long-standing symptoms to improve or even remit entirely. It is important to avoid the
problem foods completely, as even a small amount can cause symptoms. All dairy products should
be avoided: skim or whole cow’s milk, goat’s milk, cheese, yogurt, cream, etc."
Neal Barnard, M.D. www.pcrm.org
Robert Cohen author of:
MILK - The Deadly Poison
Dairy Education Board
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