It begins with Thanksgiving and stretches a few days past January 1st. This 40-day flood of milk protein includes egg nog, custards, ice creams, sour cream dips, pizzas, and milk chocolate. Children are home from public schools and college, and spend half of their waking hours laying on the couch, stoned after overdosing on naturally occurring dairy opiates.
Moms and dads go to work, unable to function efficiently due to the seasonal concentrated cow's milk morphines which are consumed without reservation. Tis truly the season to be jolly from drug induced melancholy.
Florida researcher, Robert Cade, M.D., and his colleagues identified a milk casomorphin as the probable cause of attention deficit disorder and autism. They also found Beta- casomorphin-7 in high concentrations in the blood and urine of patients with either schizophrenia or autism. (AUTISM, 1999, 3)
Eighty percent of cow's milk protein is casein. It has been documented that casein breaks down in the stomach to produce a morphine-like substance called casomorphine, an opiate.
As early as 1979, Panksepp, et. al., observed that casomorphin aggravated the symptoms of autism.(Trends in Neuroscience, 1979, 2)
In 1988, Gillberg, et. al., produced evidence of elevated levels of endorphin-like substances in the cerebro-spinal fluid of children with autism. (Aspects of Autism: Biological Research Gaskell:London, pp. 31-37).
Dr. Kalle Reichelt, University of Oslo, Norway, believes that milk casomorphins cause learning disorders in 25 percent of children. He writes:
"We therefore by and large treat with a strict diet free of gluten and milk proteins with reasonably good results. Note: diet must be strict and long term."
Search the Internet and you'll find many anecdotal stories from parents blaming their children's autism on milk and dairy products.
In May of 1996, Julie Klotter, M.D., wrote in the Townsend Medical Letter:
"In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production, hemoglobin loss, childhood diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, kidney stones, mood swings, depression, irritability, and allergies." Dr. Klotter was primarily concerned with adult reactions to milk opiates and milk proteins. Of her eleven symptoms, take note of numbers eight, nine, and ten. Mood swings, irritability, and depression. MID = autism.
Cow's milk opiates are not for human kids, and they're not for human adults. Unless you wish to display GAB (Goofy Adult Behavior), just say no to all dairy products.
Warning: addiction to opiates is not pretty. Neither is withdrawal. Your child will be angry. Scream. Be moody. Turn into a monster. You must be strong. Milk drinkers are drug addicts. It is no different for milk chocoholics. Recognize that all dairy products, even organic ones, naturally contain powerful morphine-like substances.
Thanks to dairy opiates, Tis the season for mental folly.