Milk: The Deadly Poison

This is the title of a book by Robert Cohen, first published in 1998. This book is quite accurate in its scientific investigation of one of our many corrupt cover ups that occur in our government and industry. This is not the first writing on the subject. Don’t Drink Your Milk, another great book, was published in 1992 and written by Dr. Frank Oski, physician and chief of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Medical Center. I thought I would relay a few of the highlights that these two doctors found regarding the negative effects that the consumption of milk has on our health…

Humans are the only animals that drink another animal’s milk. It is just not in nature’s plan—not even with raw milk. On the other hand, breast milk given by mother to infant, not only supplies the new born with the mother’s immunities, but studies have shown that a breast fed baby averages a 10% higher IQ than those fed cow’s milk. In addition the mother must not drink cow’s milk herself.

Now enters our real villains, companies like Monsanto. Genetically altering cows is not only bad for the cow, but for the cow’s milk. Then this company comes up with bovine growth hormone, BGH, aka BST, to increase production and profits. Unfortunately they have now found that this hormone passes on to the human that drinks it. The poor cow has a 50-79% increase in mastitis requiring antibiotics which, again, show up in the milk, and in the milk drinker.

In addition, milk has a high sugar content which is proven to contribute to Type II Diabetes. In Finland, which has the world’s highest rate of dairy consumption, the diabetes rate in children is six times that of America. Studies at Harvard and Roswell Park Memorial Institute have found up to a 300% increase in ovarian and prostate cancer in adults that consumed milk.

If you take time to read any of the literature that I have mentioned, you will find that there are other goodies that are allowed to be in milk, coming from the cow and its environment. Some of these goodies include blood, bacteria, white blood cells, pus, pesticides, herbicides, and pollens. When I was practicing orthodontics I would take a look at the younger siblings of my patients. If they were primarily mouth breathers, especially with dark circles under the eyes, I would suggest stopping milk. The parents would be amazed at the improved health after following my suggestion. Almost always when a teenage patient suffered from acne, milk was the cause.

Uninformed “experts,” including many doctors, believe that we need milk for calcium. Contrary to that belief, excessive dairy consumption actually interferes with calcium absorption. In fact, studies have shown that the countries with the most intake of dairy products have the most osteoporosis. Cows are much smarter than we. They get their offspring off milk and into vegetables quite soon. That is where the calcium is.

In my TMJ/TMD practice nutrition is a major factor in elimination of pain and inflammation. I have found natural cures to be much longer lasting with truly wonderful side effects.

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Tennis Elbow Anyone?

What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is similar to its counterpart, Golfer’s elbow. The primary differences between these conditions are the location of the pain and the activity that leads to injury. However, both conditions are caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, leading to inflammation and pain around the elbow joint, commonly called tendonitis. Tennis is one common cause of tendonitis, but many other sports and work related activities can cause the same problem.
The cause of tennis elbow can vary from a single violent action (acute injury) to, more commonly, a repetitive stress injury where an action is performed repeatedly and pain gradually develops. In an acute injury of the elbow, inflammation occurs without substantial tissue damage. However, in a repetitive stress situation a person may experience damage to the tendon and surrounding soft tissue causing tissue degeneration over time. Inflammation from acute injury often responds quickly to rest and anti-inflammatory treatment. However, if the injury is due to tendon tissue degeneration, treatment will be longer and will be focused on improving the strength of the tendon as well as rebuilding tissues.

Tennis Elbow Symptoms
With tennis elbow the pain is on the outside of the elbow and may radiate down the forearm into the wrist. It can be common to have pain and/or weakness when turning a door knob, holding a coffee cup or shaking hands.

Treatment for Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow does not usually cause any long-term disability. However, the condition may become stubborn and proper rehabilitation will help alleviate the symptoms and get you back to life again.

Rest and Reduce Inflammation: The first step a person should take if tendonitis is suspected is to stop the activities that cause the pain and inflammation. Use a topical cream containing Arnica to begin to reduce the inflammatory process quickly.

Laser Therapy to Heal the Damaged Tissue: Ending the pain caused by tennis elbow requires healing the damaged tissue. Class IV laser therapy is an excellent method for this, because it is presently the only form of therapy that can both reduce inflammation and heal tissue simultaneously. Laser treatments at Align Healing Center are done with the K-laser 1200 a Class IV Laser. This laser does not cut or burn but is gently absorbed by the tissue. During Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, increasing metabolic activity and improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, scar tissue and pain.

Correct the Mechanics of Motion: Assessing the forearm, elbow, shoulder and spine for proper postural feedback is done to diagnose and correct improper alignment. After proper alignment is restored, specific muscular taping is applied to improve circulation and insure proper motion on a daily basis. Lastly, specific strengthening and stretching exercises are prescribed. By strengthening the muscles and tendons involved with tennis elbow, you can prevent the problem from returning.

At Align Healing Center we are having great success not only treating tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, but also treating plantar fasciitis, sciatica, shoulder and neck pain, migraines, arthritis, carpal tunnel, post surgical pain, sports injuries and more; even long-term residual pain. Ar¬thritis and degenerative disc disease sufferers can see long term benefits from this treatment without any of the negative side effects experienced with the long term use of medications.

Dr. Niele Maimone, DC is the owner and founder of Align Healing Center in Danville, CA. She has been active in our natural health & wellness community since 1999. For more information or to set up a consult call 925.362.8283 or visit www.alignhealingcenter.com.