O Little Town of Bethlehem (Notmilk version)




From: "Robert Cohen" <notmilk@e...>
Date: Sat Dec 25, 2004 12:14 pm
Subject: O Little Town of Bethlehem (NotMilk Version)

O little town of Death and Phlegm
How still I see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
Your children sometimes die.

Clogged noses and congested breath
Are nobody's delight.

Milk chocolate treats and cheezy snacks
Congest thy lungs tonight.

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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 milk..."

(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, eczema."

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 blockade."

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.
Make today's column a Christmas gift to your dairy-using
friends and loved ones!

Robert Cohen