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Allergies and Dairy Products

It Happens Every Summer

You are only a few days away from the first
sneeze of summer, 2012. Although ragweed is
considered to be an autumn allergy, the first
pollens fill the air in mid-August.

Unless you live inside of an air-filtered
environmentally-friendly sterile plastic bubble,
you'll soon be breathing air filled with
ragweed pollens.

For me, the simple sound of a lawn mower
breaking the silence of Sunday morning
spring days once set me to sneezing.

Like swallows returning to Capistrano, my
annual 6 week season of sneezing, wheezing, and
sniffles would begin on the ides of April and
last until June 1st.

The Cure

After discontinuing all milk and dairy products,
the allergies were gone. There would be an occasional
tickle in the nose, and when pollen counts are high
there is an occasional sneeze, but wonder of wonders,
I now sleep through the night without medication.

No longer do I need Actifed-C with codeine.
No more antihistamines. No more nose spray.
No more expensive visits to allergists.

Milk and cheese. They made the difference.
Dairy consumption is what puts allergies over
the line.

If only my allergist had told me about this
publication when I was in my thirties in 1983:

"Dairy products may play a major role in
the development of allergies, asthma, sleep
difficulties, and migraine headaches."
- Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 1983;

In 1995, I read a revealing article in the
Townsend Medical Letter. I remember the moment
well. That was the last time I ate ice cream:

"In reality, cow's milk, especially processed
cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of
health problems, including: mucous production
...and allergies."
- Townsend Medical Letter, 05/95, J. Klotter, MD

I paid thousands of dollars to various allergists,
receiving treatment that did not work. Why did not
any of them tell me the following:

"At least 50% of all children in the United
States are allergic to cow's milk, many
undiagnosed. Dairy products are the leading
cause of food allergy...Many cases of asthma
and sinus infections are reported to be
relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy."
- Natural Health, July, 1994, Nathaniel Mead, MD

There is a simple cure.
Enjoy dairy-free/congestion-free allergy seasons!

Robert Cohen

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