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Robert Cohen

I IS FOR IRON DEFICIENCY

Dear Friends,

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 cows 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."

Pediatrics 1982;89(6)


"...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 Lincoln Lampert


"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 problem."

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 weaning."

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 relieve symptoms."

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 depression."

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 progressive illness."

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 infection."

London Times, August 23, 1997 Michael Hornsby

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 nasal congestion.
"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) (Polish Journal)


"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, sneezing attacks..."

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 bronchitis."

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."

Science 1986;233(4763)


"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 osteoporosis."

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 1979;32(4)


"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, 1991; 47


"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 pesticides."

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 Protection Agency."

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 dairy detractors."

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 (888-668-6455). www.notmilk.com"

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 by milk."

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 causative factor."

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, 1985, 78


"Controlled trial of fasting and a one-year vegetarian diet eased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis."

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, among others."

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 cows milk, goats milk, cheese, yogurt, cream, etc."

Neal Barnard, M.D. www.pcrm.org


Robert Cohen author of:   MILK - The Deadly Poison

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