There’s a lot of good information on the net about milk allergies, what foods to avoid, average ages when milk allergies subside for a baby, specific definitions and so on. This page on Kidshealth.org has one of the best articles on specifics and details in that regard.
In this article we go a little deeper into underlying implications milk has on an unsuspecting public. We explore the darker side of milk allergies and will probably stir up a little controversy with the dairy association.
Milk is more damaging than the authorities would have us believe. It has been estimated that over 70% of the world’s population are unable to digest the milk sugar lactose, which has led some nutritionists to believe that this is the normal condition for adults. It has also been said that milk is the most common cause of food allergies. So if that’s the case, why is milk listed in the Western Food Guides, sponsored by western Government.
Asian Culture Provides Some Clues
Milk is not a part of traditional Asian culture as many Orientals can’t tolerate dairy, they say it’s only for babies. This makes a good case for breastfeeding as it has been proven that breast milk has exactly what an infant needs for immunity, and a complete spectrum of nutrients. Children need extra help before they reach six months and cows milk doesn’t have what they need. It’s great for calf’s, but not humans.
A startling statistic about milk has to do with breast cancer. (you’ll see the connection in a moment) Asian breast cancer rates are about one in 10,000 compared to Western breast cancer rates that go as high as one in ten!
Why Mention Cancer Rates In A Milk Allergy Article?
Many health problems are inter-related and have common root causes as scientists are discovering now. For instance chronic inflammation has been found to be a root cause in almost every serious disease. Many allergic reactions are an effect caused by inflammation, such as hives and asthma.
Symptoms of Milk Allergies
People who are allergic to milk react to the casein and whey proteins in milk. This is because the shape and size of those molecules can not be digested easily by humans. Nutritionists who rally against milk will tell you to eliminate dairy from your diet all together.
Any personal research you do on milk allergies will offer the obvious advice to avoid foods or allergens that cause reactions. We suggest you eliminate dairy completely to help with your allergies, but more importantly, to ward off serious disease, and that’s the reason why breast cancer is mentioned in this article.
The Breast Cancer Connection
Dr. Jane Plant, a scientist in the UK discovered a connection between dairy products and breast cancer. Her husband is also a scientist and together they made the connection between Asians and their low breast cancer rate (1 in 10,000) versus Westerners whose breast cancer rates are 1 in 10. Dairy is entrenched in the western food culture and pushed on us through the media.
Once Dr. Plant made this connection she immediately removed all dairy from her diet. Within weeks there was a noticeable reduction in her breast cancer lump and shortly there after, completely gone! She then told other women with breast cancer about her discovery and of the 63 women who listened, all of them survived!
You can pick up her book to get the full story. Your Life in Your Hands by Jane Plant is published by Virgin at £16.99 in the UK. Look for it on Amazon.
Milk Allergies and Intolerance
As stated before, over 70% of us are unable to properly digest lactose, the simple sugar in milk. Even if it doesn’t bother you, lactose is an incompatible food. If you consider that milk is thought to be the most common cause of other food allergies, then it seems logical that consuming an incompatible food will cause havoc in your body.
Those of us who are doing the research and watching what we eat are the rare exceptions. The reason we have problem foods on supermarket shelves is purely economical. Dairy has been around for centuries and in the last hundred years gained a firm grip in Government food guides, on our supermarket shelves and in our food infrastructure. It’s considered a staple because of the calcium content and other factors. Unfortunately, the basic molecular structure in milk is incompatible for humans.
Whether you’re concerned about milk allergies for teens or toddlers, the best course of action is to remove dairy from your cupboards. If the milk allergy is severe you will need to get good at reading labels to avoid the hidden milk ingredients disguised under different names. Here are a few milk related names to be aware of.
- Casein products
- Opta and Simplesse
There are other foods like sugar for instance that cause health symptoms too. But now that you’ve had a glimpse of the problems dairy can cause, maybe it will help you make better choices. Hopefully you’ve had some insights regarding milk allergies and this has helped further your quest.
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