Children Dealing with Violent Rage Posted on May 1st, 2011
If you saw Oprah’s program a few days ago about a violent 10-year-old boy who tried to kill his mother, you were probably shocked. Zach and his mother Laurie tell the harrowing tale of a boy who was consumed with rage that seemed to come out of nowhere. Zach would decimate his bedroom in a matter of minutes when he had an over-the-top tantrum. The parents devoted their entire existence to keeping his behavior under control. Their family life was in complete disarray. The boy is currently on medication and uses his own technique of visualization and “white light” to keep the negative voices away. There are many deeply disturbed people walking around. There are others who are in stages of disturbance. When I saw the pictures of Zach as a young child, I immediately knew he was milk allergic. I know what you’re saying, “That Caroline always believes that everyone is milk allergic.” But in his case, the milk allergy can turn on uncontrolled behavior. I have been closely connected with the work of Dr Doris Rapp, M.D., a pediatric allergist whose groundbreaking work with children with allergies is legendary. When you see the U Tube video of children being neutralized in Dr. Rapp’s clinic for a variety of allergens, you’ll see that this can happen to anyone. Children can have violent temper tantrums to milk, corn, dust mites, molds, food additives and chemicals among other things. These symptoms can be “turned off” by neutralizing the child for specific allergens. Zach would benefit from such treatments. As I look at the footage of Zack now, while he is stable on medication, I ask the question, “Has anyone tested him for food allergies.” You’ll be fascinated by the work of Alexander Schauss, PhD and his book, ”Diet, Crime and Delinquency” which documents the violent behavior of prison inmates when exposed to specific foods. Food allergy is a big deal. It affects memory, behavior and energy. Get your kids tested. Find out if you are poisoning them with common grocery store items – almost the biggest culprit is milk.
Milk Alternatives Discussed on the Today Show Posted on March 23rd, 2010
Yesterday the popular Today Show featured a segment on alternative milks. Good for them. As a health educator with 27 years of experience dealing with people with food allergies, many people are allergic or intolerant to milk. This can manifest in watery eyes, weight gain or digestive and respiratory problems. It is interesting to note that Sweden has the highest milk consumption in the world and the highest rate of osteoporosis. Useful alternatives are rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk and coconut milk. I am not in favor of soy milk because of its estrogenic effect – an increase in estrogen activity. Soy consumption can suppress thyroid function plus block the absorption of iron and B vitamins. Soy infant formulas are now banned in Britain, Germany and Israel. Calcium is an essential mineral and necessary for bone health but calcium can also be derived from a variety of food sources such as nuts, vegetables and certain grains or a by taking a calcium supplement. The piece was well done and offered a wide range of milk alternatives but many of them also have downsides. Skim milk, one of the “featured milks” on the program also has its downside. It is still cows’ milk – minus the excess fat. Skim milk can still cause problems for milk-intolerant people. Find out the truth for yourself. First thing in the morning when your stomach is empty, sit down to a glass of milk, wait 20 minutes and note any of the reactions described above. This is called a “challenge test” which I describe in more detail in my book “The Body Knows – how to tune in to your body and improve your health.”