Milk Sales Decline, Health or Business Decision? Posted on August 18th, 2009
According to a recent article in The Economist, there is a crisis in dairy farming. Since January 2008, milk prices have fallen by nearly half from $20.50 per hundredweight (45kg) to $11.40 as global demand has dropped significantly and milk intended for export has spilled back in to the domestic market. I would like to think that this is a sign that people in large numbers are beginning to realize that cow’s milk may not be a healthy product for everyone but the drop in milk consumption it is more likely a case of hard-hit dairy farms being subsidized through the USDA.
As an allergy-testing technician, nutritionist and health expert I see thousands of people with milk allergies – runny noses, clogged ears, stomach aches, breathing problems and weight gain not to mention puffy eyes and snoring. I would urge the farmers to consider raising goats or sheep. The milk and cheese from these animals is well tolerated. New born infants respond well to goat’s milk when they are shown to be allergic to cow’s milk. My book The Body Knows: How to Tune in to Your Body and Improve Your Health offers information about environmental sensitivities and the case for food allergy avoidance.