|By Robert Cohen Executive Director|
AN ENDANGERED SPECIES
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Most adults have had little or no exposure to the world of RUGRATS. My nine-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, is helping me to write today's column.
"Lizzy, in fifty words or less, please tell my readers about the RUGRATS."
"Okay, Dad. Rugrats are babies, except Angelica who's three. They talk like grown kids but their parents cannot understand them but they can understand each other. Tommy and Chuckie wear diapers and are best friends. Tommy has no hair. The cartoons are on NICKELODEON."
Thanks to Elizabeth. If you haven't been reading VARIETY you might not be aware that there'll be a feature RUGRATS film released around Thanksgiving. At that time we'll be inundated with RUGRAT toys and RUGRAT paraphranalia. Until that time, we will have to rely upon NICKELODEON, children under the age of ten and the dairy industry. The dairy industry? Yep! They just produced their new 'GOT MILK?' print advertisement, and guess who's wearing those offensive symbols of milk consumption? Babies not old enough to walk, that's who.
America has been treated to many offensive milkstache ads. Clinton wore a milkstache, and it is documented that he is allergic to milk and dairy products. Spike Lee wore one, and ninety-five percent of African Americans cannot tolerate lactose. Flo Jo wore one, and her autopsy revealed the presence of Benadryl, an antihistamine. Flo Jo obviously had mucus. Casein is a tenacious glue and mucus producer and represents eighty percent of all milk protein. Larry King posed for his after having triple bypass surgery.
The average American each day of his life eats (from his milk and dairy products) the equivalent cholesterol contained in 53 slices of bacon. Nice work, Larry. Last month we revealed that Buffy the Vampire Slayer would never drink milk or eat dairy products, yet she wore one too.
This time we have a potential health crisis. The dairy industry must be held responsible for future diagnosed cases of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Melitus (IDDM). By painting milk mustaches on infants, their message is clear. They are representing that their product is safe for infants. In the center of their ad, wearing a diaper, with ten little hairs protruding from his yet to be developed baby-like skull is Tommy with a chocolate milk mustache. The question, GOT MILK?, is framed by the dairy message:
An article titled "More Evidence that Milk Causes Diabetes and Anemia" in Prevention and Medicine (Autumn, 1992, page 13) revealed the following:
"It has long been suspected that cow's milk proteins are a principal cause of diabetes in children, and a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine adds more support for this explanation. In comparisons of different countries, the prevalence of insulin dependent diabetes parallels the consumption of cow's milk."
The actual study appeared in the July, 1992 issue (Volume 327) of the New England Journal of Medicine. The journal article presented evidence implicating cow's milk as the cause of diabetes in EVERY ONE of 142 diabetic children in the study. Each child produced antibodies to bovine serum albumin. The antibodies which were naturally produced to fight this invader then turned on the children's own insulin-producing beta cells which are located in the pancreas.
The Journal of the American Dietetic Association (Volume 16, December, 1993) supported the conclusion of this study and suggested that the avoidance of cow's milk products during the first few months of life may help reduce the incidence of IDDM.
The most respected pediatrician in American history, Dr. Benjamin Spock, heartily endorsed this conclusion. He went one giant step further. In the final version of his classic child care book, he adamantly stated that cow's milk was unsuitable for human consumption, at any age.
IN THE ABSENSE OF SUCH SUPPORT FOR THE DAIRY INDUSTRY, AND WITH SUCH OVERWHELMING MEDICAL EVIDENCE LINKING MILK CONSUMPTION TO DIABETES, IT IS CLEAR THAT LAWS SHOULD BE PASSED TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. CIGARETTES CONTAIN CANCER WARNING LABELS AND ALCOHOLIC PRODUCTS CONTAIN WARNING LABELS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN, SO MILK PRODUCTS SHOULD CONTAIN WARNING LABELS FOR CHILDREN UNDER ONE YEAR OF AGE.
PRINT A RETRACTION OF THIS AD!!!!!!!!!!
Does the "SYSTEM" work? We are about to find out. I hope that you are up to the challenge. Many people ask, "What can we do?" I have traditionally answered, "Not much. It's up to you to take back your own health."
The dairy industry has used their milk mustache ads to send their unhealthy mode of brainwashing to all Americans. Phonies and ignorant dupes as well as money-hungry celebrities have worn milk mustaches, betraying those who look up to them as role models.
Now is the time to act. EMAIL a copy of this column to everybody you know. The world must learn of this danger and betrayal. Is there anything more important than the health of our children?
Then send a hard copy by certified mail to your member of Congress.
As one voice, we can make a difference. There are thousands of people who receive this newsletter. Can I expect seven letters? Seven hundred? I ask for no donations, just active participation! Please take a few minutes to help save a life. Please do your part and help bring health to all people.
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Robert Cohen (1-201-871-5871)
Dairy Education Board
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