By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only


Dear Friends,

Should a group of carolers come to your door this New Year's
Eve, have ready for them hot soymilk flavored with maple
syrup, and a printout of the eight citations from peer-
reviewed scientific journals contained within this columm.

Give the gift of life. To help just one person, is to save
the world.

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O Little town of Death and Phlegm How still we see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep Your children sometimes

Clogged noses with congested lungs, Are nobody's delight.

Milk chocolate treats and cheesy snacks Ferment in thee to-

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"Symptoms of milk-protein allergy include cough, choking,
gasping, nose colds, asthma, sneezing attacks..."

Annals of Allergy, 1951; 9

"Hypersensitivity to milk is implicated as a cause of sudden
death in infancy."

The Lancet, vol. 2, 7160, November 19, 1960

"...62.7% of the children were confirmed to be allergic to

(153 hospitalized infants with pneumonia or bronchitis were
tested) Roczniki Akademii Medycznej 1995; 40(3)(Polish

"There was an increased frequency of wheezing and
constipation and a higher frequency of delayed
reactions...infants with persistent cow's milk protein
intolerance exhibited atopic disease: asthma, rhinitis,

Clin Exp Allergy, 1998 Jul, 28:7

"Those who consumed cows milk were fourteen times more
likely to die from diarrhea-related complications and four
times more likely to die of pneumonia than were breast-fed
babies. Intolerance and allergy to cow's milk products is a
factor in sudden infant death syndrome."

The Lancet, vol. 344, November 5, 1994

"Cow's milk is one of the most frequent food allergens.
Whole casein appears to be highly allergenic...85% of the
patients presented a response to each of the four caseins."

Int Arch Allergy Immunol, 1998 Mar, 115:3

"Allergy to cow's milk proteins...10 hours after milk intake
the patient presented serous rhinorrea, sneezing and nasal

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol, 1998 Jul, 8:4

"Formula fed infants developed symptoms of allergic
rejection to cow milk proteins before one month of age. The
majority of infants tested had two or more symptoms. About
50-70 percent experienced rashes or other skin symptoms, 50-
60 percent gastrointestinal symptoms, and 20-30 percent
respiratory symptoms. The recommended therapy is to avoid
cow's milk."

Pediatr.-Allergy-Immunol., 1994, 5(5 Suppl)

Have a very happy, very healthy, dairy-free New Year.

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK A-Z
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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