Problems caused by or associated with Milk Allergy
Allergic reactions causing liver damage has been well known for centuries and Hippocrates in his Hippocratic writings (Penguin Classic Edition, Page 136) written in the 5th century B.C. describes a case of jaundice caused by consuming beef & milk. Similarly in Ayurveda, milk and milk products are discontinued in patients with disorders which are marked by an increase in mucous and in liver disorders.
Dr. Frank Oski, the late Director of Pediatrics, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, wrote a book titled "Don't drink your milk!" This pioneering book written more than 40 years ago, described in detail, the diseases caused by taking cow's milk. These included leukaemia, ear infections, nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, skin problems, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, breast cancer, and auto immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma. He also found that cow's milk caused gastrointestinal bleeding in babies leading to iron deficiency anaemia.
Allergy to cow's milk and beef gelatine is normally unsuspected and undiagnosed, and is a common cause of many health problems including stomach pain, peptic ulcers, hyper-acidity, gas, flatulence, hiatus hernia, inguinal hernia's, chronic diarrhoea, Ulcerative colitis, Type1 (childhood onset) diabetes, asthma, blocked nose, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, eczema, depression, hyperactive or aggressive behaviour, backaches, infertility, endometriosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, multiple myeloma, Rheumatoid arthritis and nephrotic syndrome.
In my experience over the last 35 years, I have found milk allergies to be associated with a wide range of illnesses, (some of which are mentioned above) which respond well to the complete stopping of dairy products.
I have successfully treated thousands of patients with stomach problems like hyper-acidity and peptic ulcers who have not responded to repeated courses of antacids and anti-ulcer drugs, in whom I diagnosed milk allergy through their iris by telling them to stop milk and milk products. This is contrary to conventional ulcer treatment where cold milk is often prescribed as a part of the treatment. To stop the patients milk, is an effective measure if he has a milk allergy and the patient recovers promptly without needing any drugs.
This antigen antibody reaction then occurs in other parts of the body creating a diverse variety of problems. Milk proteins, contain amino acid sequences which are also present in some proteins which are present in the body. If antibodies are formed which recognize these sequences in the body's proteins then these antibodies attack the body causing a series of diseases called "auto immune diseases". This often occurs in the synovial tissue of joints attacking it and causing Rheumatoid arthritis. Such reactions, can also cause diseases like cardiomyopathy, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, Hashimoto's disease which affects the thyroid gland causing hypothyroidism, and breast problems like fibroadenosis which may progress to breast cancer. When it affects the ovaries it can cause poly-cystic ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), in the uterus it can cause fibroids and endometriosis.
If this reaction takes place in the sinuses, it causes sinusitis. If it occurs in the lungs it may cause asthma or bronchitis. If it occurs in the brain it may cause memory loss, dyslexia, depression, attention deficit disorders (ADD), transient ischemic attacks and in late cases may even cause a paralytic stroke. Such reactions can occur in any part of the body creating a wide variety of disease syndromes.
When we stop taking the offending proteins, the cells of the body which produce these antibodies gradually stop producing these antibodies and with total abstinence from all milk products the antibody gradually disappears from the blood. If this abstinence is continued the cells which produce these antibodies may go into hibernation and stop producing these antibodies. At this stage occasional accidental exposure to small amounts of milk protein may not produce any symptoms but repeated and frequent intake will probably bring back the allergy in its full form with all its manifestations. For many people the consequences are serious enough for them not to take the risk which is akin to playing Russian Roulette!
Prognosis in patients who totally abstain from milk productsWhen patients with a milk allergy stop taking milk and its products, the symptoms, specially the gastro- intestinal symptoms like hyper-acidity, heartburn, flatulence and abdominal discomfort show a discernible improvement in 3-4 weeks.
A marked improvement in other problems follows in the next 2-3 months. It usually takes 18 to 24 months for all the symptoms to resolve with total abstinence from all milk products. In people who do not completely abstain from milk products this recovery process is longer. Every exposure whether intentional or accidental, minor or major, causes a recurrence of the symptoms which flares up for 3-4 weeks and then gradually resolves. Sometimes these effects can be mitigated by use of the appropriate homeopathic medicines.
Sections given alongside will give detailed explanations on each issue. Please read carefully.
Milk allergy today is a serious problem which is affecting an increasing number of people all over the world.
It causes a wide range of problems which can be alleviated or cured by stopping milk products.
If you have been diagnosed with a milk allergy you need to completely abstain from all milk products to allow your health to recover.
The chapter on food allergies will help you understand how allergies work.
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