|By Robert Cohen Executive Director|
Tonight's talk (November 6, 2002) at the University of Ireland at Cork is: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Infectious Disease? http://www.ucc.ie Professor Eamonn Quigley, who delivers this lecture, should consult with his colleague, Professor Fergus Shanahan, a scientist investigating the use of various strains of bacteria to cure irritable bowels and Crohn's Disease. http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/news/news.asp?id=1591 Please send Dr. Shanahan a copy of this column, with your comments. His Email address: F.Shanahan@ucc.ie Dr. Shanahan is beginning a one-year clinical trial of Crohn's Disease in three European nations, Ireland, Spain and Finland. This Irish scientist will be dosing his patients with good (probiotic) bacteria in an attempt to cure them of Crohn's Disease. Problem is, his experimental protocol was designed to administer the medicine with milk, which very well may have been the etiology of the original problem. It has been well established in scientific circles that mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Para-T) infects dairy herds, giving cows Johne's Disease. This bacterium is then passed on to some humans in the form of irritable bowel syndrom, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's Disease. Six years ago, the National Academy of Sciences published shocking news about Crohn's. Dr. Shanahan must have been out to lunch, stuffing himself with corned beef and cabbage, followed by a pint or more of Tullamore Dew, when the September, 1996 issue of NAS reported: "Mycobacterium paratuberculosis RNA was found in 100% of Crohn's disease patients, compared with 0% of controls." Many a good Irishman wants nothing to do with British culture, but an article in the February, 1998 issue of the British Medical Journal should not be ignored by Dr. Shanahan. Author J. Hermon-Taylor wrote: "Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis crosses the species barrier to infect and cause disease in humans." Perhaps the good Irish doctor should carefully read this limerick, just written by the Notmilkman: There's a dumb doc from Cork lacking clarity, Who's not heard of an orc, that's named Para-T. He gives patients a pill, which they swallow with swill, To the suffering, this physician lacks charity! For more information of milk and Crohn's, see: http://www.notmilk.com/c.html Recognizing that milk, cheese, and ice cream can cause the most irritable of diseases due to the presence of Para-T, Dr. Ira Shafran (Orlando, Florida) treats every one of his Crohn's patients with two antibiotics intravenously. This man of medicine recognizes the milk connection, and enjoys a 95% cure rate. Write to me privately for contact information.
Robert Cohen, author of: MILK A-Z
Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dairy Education Board
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