Dairy and Esophagitis

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  I read what Robert Cohen sends me because he is a scientist and what he teachers is backed by science. Given America’s love affair with milk, it is an inconvenience association Robert describes between dairy and many chronic diseases.  Take a look at this, hot off the press:

“….Elimination of cow’s milk induced clinical and 
histological remission in 65% (95% confidence interval 
42%-88%) of children with EoE in whom it was attempted. 
This approach offers distinct advantages over other 
dietary treatment approaches for the initial management 
of children with EoE. The role of eliminating cow’s milk 
alone for the treatment of EoE warrants further prospective
study…..”

 

Tarring & Feathering Gastroenterologists

I still have not forgiven one entire field of
specialists who keep ignoring this key piece of
evidence regarding their patient’s bowel movements:

“Mycobacterium paratuberculosis RNA was found in 100%
of Crohn’s disease patients, compared with 0% of controls.”
– D. Mishina, Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA
:93: September, 1996

Experts (gastroenterological researchers) estimate
that one out of every 2,500 Americans are afflicted
with a condition called Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

The symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis include
an inflammatory condition of the esophagus, difficulty
swallowing food, and heartburn.

For those doing the math, one out of 2,500 would add
up to about 125,000 suffering victims in our national
population of 314,000,000 Americans.

Becoming a gastroenterologist is a crappy job, but
somebody’s gotta do it. I’ve always wondered why a
young medical school student decides to make all
sorts of future crap his career, but I suppose that
it is something like getting picked last for co-ed
dodgeball in high school gym class.

With an improper protocol regarding Crohn’s Disease,
irritable bowels, and ulcerative colitis treatments,
it is no surprise that gastroenterologists have gained
my disdain, but this solution to a widespread problem
is the cure that these doctors never considered in
medical school. The cure:

If something is hurting you, stop doing it.

If your headache does not leave after banging your head
against the wall for two hours out of every day, then
get yourself a hammer. If one food group continues
to make you ill, then eliminate it.

Today’s study appears in the December 1. 2012 edition
of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterological Nutrition.

“Cow’s Milk Elimination: A Novel Dietary Approach 
to Treat Eosinophilic Esophagitis.”

Chicago-area researchers (Department of Pediatrics,
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,
Chicago †Children’s Gastroenterology Specialists, S.C.,
Glenview ‡Department of Pathology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.) simply removed
cow’s milk from children affected with eosinophilic
esophagitis and determined:

“Elimination of cow’s milk induced clinical and 
histological remission in 65% (95% confidence interval 
42%-88%) of children with EoE in whom it was attempted. 
This approach offers distinct advantages over other 
dietary treatment approaches for the initial management 
of children with EoE. The role of eliminating cow’s milk 
alone for the treatment of EoE warrants further prospective
study.

Can medical treatment get much simpler?
Perhaps, but such therapy does not reward
gastroenterologists with cash flow. Do not
expect this “cure” to receive much publicity.

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com
http://www.Twitter.com/TheRealNotmilk

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