Cow’s Milk Causes Problems for Asthmatics



No Dairy for Asthmatics


Choices N* Nutrition ( One thing no one addresses with asthma, generally is the problem of allergy. Take a look at the school lunches painstakingly prepared by the school staff to meet the FDA serving size requirements yet often have asthma triggers or other kinds of allergy triggers that students and parents are unaware of existing. Milk is a prime example of an allergen for many children and adults, but due to the power of the dairy industry, we would  rather “squeeze the utter issue” with more milk than to provide less allergen  options for children to whom milk itself is a toxic substance; better known as lactose intolerance.

Lactose intolerance is fairly well-known, it is the sugar in the milk itself that is not  digested well enough  in certain individuals causing allergies and various illnesses.  More recent studies show that the sugar in the milk really isn’t the health issue, it is the casein (the majority protein found in milk) being species specific for the cattle which naturally have the enzyme in their stomachs to digest the milk. We, humans, do not have these enzymes therefore, in all humans casein can cause a wide variety of recognized illness from asthma, arthritis, diabetes and even attention deficit disorder and autism. There there are plant-based milks which are deliciously tasting, and excellent source of the same nutrients we seek from cow’s milk and can serve as a good substitute for sensitive children having these sensitives. If not plant-based, other alternative s could be buffalo milk, camel milk and goats milk.  the proteins in these milk are more closely related to mother’s milk and is easily digested.



Goats Milk Alternative to Cow

We have been brain washed to think we have to have milk in order to get protein and calcium, but the difficulty our digestion system goes through to break down the cow’s milk  triggers the stomach to produce excess acid. In order  to neutralize the excess acid, our system  takes calcium out of the bones because the calcium in the cow’s milk is still undigested and not yet available.   Consequently the net calcium, once absorbed, is nearly equal to  the calcium it took to neutralize the acid.  In other words no benefit to the body, and exercise in futility. Milk has calcium, but due to how we digest it, is not a good source for humans because we do not have calves rennin (the enzyme to digest cow’s milk) in our stomachs.

The plant-based milks do not trigger a high acid load to digest and so the calcium can be used at a far greater and higher rate than cow’s milk. Not to mention individuals of African and Eastern European descent may have severe adverse consequences from drinking cow’s milk. Drinking cos’s milk often triggering diarrhea (creating dehydration) or extreme constipation from its consumption. This is not lactose intolerance it is the problem with the casein. Cheeses have a much higher  casein content  than milk. Although European cheeses, milks and butters do not have the same adverse effect.



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Parents who know not to serve milk at home, may find their children sickened not due to pathogens but because of their inability to handle milk. Why do the children drink the milk at school? Because even to a person who shouldn’t drink milk, it still tastes good, wanting to fit in, peer pressure and the endorsement of the schools and FDA. Not to mention, the dairy industry has often billboards and TV ads inundating parents and children. Are the schools  flagging children who should not drink milk?  Are they offering choices?  these are questions worthy of inquiry and parents insisting upon answers.

If we keep students well, the parents can keep them in school so let’s work with parents and identify health issues so that all students can get a meaningful education by absorbing as much information as is given to them.

Milk has additional triggers for asthmatic individuals.  Milk creates phlegm, but in asthmatics, the amount of phlegm it creates is different.  It is thicker and more profuse than one not sensitive to milk and makes the child’s breathing that much more difficult. Whether milk is in a glass, carton, in yogurt or ice cream or an additive hiding in other foods, it is a trigger for sensitive individuals. How many people are sensitive to milk is like saying how many people are not also cows? The fact is that it is not the ideal food we have been led to believe. Outside of Northern Europeans who made it through the winter living off of dairy products, the rest of us do not fair as well.



European Cow

Additionally, American cattle and European and East African cattle are not of the same genetic type: there two genetic groups for identifying the beta casein in the milk— one is type A1 the other type A2 cattle and in American we have the type which causes the most aggravation to good health which is type A1. Type A1 has been identified at causing these diseases: autism which we also see lesser symptoms in children with Hyper-Active Attention Deficit Disorder, Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is preventable as it did not exist in Asian populations prior to the adoption of the Western diet, particularly dairy. Children getting cows milk too soon even from mothers while nursing their children, pass the whole casein protein  unchanged into the mother’s milk. The antibodies in the baby tries to get rid of it and produces antibodies against it but the pancreas Beta cells which produce insulin are shaped much like the casein protein and are destroyed along with the insulin producing cells thus causing Type 1 Diabetes.

Whereas all children who drink mother’s milk or are nursed and their mother’s drink milk, do not become Type 1 Diabetics, it has been shown among those who do not drink milk or give milk too early to their children, the incidents of Type 1 Diabetes is nearly non-existent. Young infants do not have what is called “gut closure” so whole protein molecules can be absorbed without any digestion. As a baby matures in the gut, somewhere between one and two years of age, the gut is able to better handle the casein in milk but it is never optimal.   However, at this point, the risk to the child of Type 1 Diabetes development is lessened. However, to parents who do not want to risk it and who have Type 1 Diabetes themselves or a history of this in their families, it is not wise to drink milk at all.


Cows milk causes diabetes and other diseases

Yet milk continues to be given to children who have developed Type 1 Diabetes. Why? The alternatives which are out there: soy, almond, coconut, rice, goat, buffalo, camel milks never have the side effect. These milks are often sweetened with added vanilla to make them more palatable. Almond milk is generally the most liked of the list above and once one adjusts to the flavor, it is easy to like it without the vanilla or sweetener.  Even if your child has nut or soy allergies, there are still other options. As mentioned before, if we drink milk for calcium, these milks offer absorbable calcium which outshines cows milk hands down.

When one considers the difference in cost to the health risks from cow’s milk, it is something that we should as a culture move away from or demand that the Type A2 cattle replace the Type A1 we currently have in the U.S. In Europe the incidence of autism is much more rare as well as Attention Deficit Disorder. Genetically we are most similar to them so it is diet which is making the difference and studies have shown that the difference is the kind of milk we are drinking.

Many parents think that constipation in children is normal. But it is not. It is the side effect in casein-sensitive children of European ancestry. As mentioned before, in African Americans, it produces diarrhea and a gas explosion. Milk is also less tolerated by those of American Indian or Asian descent. Why we serve it at all is a wonder. Due to the problem of milk providing less calcium than you think to individuals who even produce more acid than is normal, children who should otherwise have strong bones may also be at risk for fractures more than if they were on plant-based milks. Both almond and soy milk are higher in calcium than cows milk and for women who are more at risk of fracture than men as they age, should be used in place of milk. In which case, osteoarthritis is usually relieved. Milk is not the health-giving food we have been conditioned to believe it is. As milk triggers high acid in the stomach to digest casein, that doctors continue to recommend to drink milk to coat the stomach is beyond belief. If you have ulcers, milk is not what you should have unless it is a plant-based milk.

Article Submitted by: Sally Bode

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