By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only



How do many doctors keep up to date on the latest medical
news?  By reading the Townsend Medical Letter, a newsletter
written by doctors for doctors.

In the May, 1995 issue of this prestigious newsletter,
physicians, who had not placed strong emphasis on nutrition
in medical school, were at last getting an accurate and
unbiased message concerning milk.  Many M.D.s who subscribe
to this trade journal drank their first sip of milk's great
controversy.  The Townsend Letter included a brief column on
the dangers of cow's milk.  This medical newsletter gave
credit to good marketing by the dairy industry, which
informs us to drink milk because it is "wholesome and
necessary." The newsletter responded to this marketing
message, this way:

"In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk,
has been linked to a variety of health problems."  Among
those problems attributed to milk and dairy consumption by
this medical newsletter written by doctors for doctors,

1) mucus production     2) hemoglobin loss     3) diabetes
4) heart disease        5) atherosclerosis     6) arthritis
7) kidney stones        8) mood swings         9) depression
10) irritability       11) allergies

Here's how to contact the TOWNSEND MEDICAL LETTER:

Phone: 360-385-6021     Fax: 360-385-0699

Nine months before the Townsend article appeared, the seed
to this story was planted in the August, 1994 issue of
Natural Health.  In an article entitled "Don't Drink Your
Milk!" author Nathaniel Mead describes "nature's perfect
food" as being linked to a great number of serious health
problems.  Mead's article begins by including a quote from a
Washington, D.C., pediatrician by the name of Russell Bunai,
M.D. When asked his opinion on what single change in the
American diet would produce the greatest health benefit,
Bunai responded:

"Eliminating dairy products."

Mead interviewed Frank A. Oski, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who stated:

"At least 50 percent of all children in the United States
are allergic to cow's milk, many undiagnosed.  Dairy
products are the leading cause of food allergy, often
revealed by diarrhea, constipation, and fatigue. Many cases
of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be relieved
and even eliminated by cutting out dairy.  The exclusion of
dairy, however, must be complete to see any benefit."

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK - The Deadly Poison
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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