A dairy free diet is a health choice that many parents of Autism make. The studies surrounding wheat and dairy as causing adverse reactions in Autistic children are numerous and even those without Autism are hopping on the gluten and dairy free diet. A new study is claiming that cow’s milk is a cause of Autism and several other diseases and disorders.
Milk from a particular cow – A1 Cows – which is consumed by millions of people world wide is claimed to be a contributing cause to Autism, according to Dr. Keith Woodford, a professor of Agribusiness. Dr. Woodford says that there is a protein in A1-Cow’s milk that is causing Autism, Schizophrenia, Diabetes, inflammation and heart disease. This protein is not found in A2 Cow’s milk, however. Making the switch from A1 to A2 type milk have a dramatic, positive effect on your health.
Why is A1 milk bad for us?
There is a protein, BCM7 that is found in an abundant amount in the urine and blood of A1 cows. This protein is known as an opitate and has negative effects on the immune system, especially in the Autistic and Schizophrenia bodies. According to Dr. Woodford, injecting animals with BCM7 triggered a development of diabetes.
What’s the difference between A1 and A2 cows?
Along with there being BCM7 traces in A1 and not in A2 cows, A1 cows tend to be the more modern breeds of cow. A2 cows are the older breed of cows including Asian, African, and Jersey cows.
How do I know which kind of milk my child and I are drinking?
It’s difficult to know which cow you milk came from. The safest route would be to switch to goat’s milk or sheep’s milk, both of which do not show traces of BCM7. Oat, rice, and soy milk are also fine substitutions if you wish to avoid BCM7 intake.
Are there any other problems with milk that I should know about?
Nothing that’s been completely documented yet. However, Dr. Joseph Mercola says that autistic children should avoid pasteurized milk. He says:
Over the last six months I have come to realize that the major reason why autistic children need to avoid milk is because it is pasteurized. The pasteurization process turns casein into a very dangerous molecule that can further precipitate the brain injury. If the children are fed real raw milk this will not occur.
Whether you’re a parent of Autism, a young adult with autism, or just a health conscious individual who is very attentive to what goes into your body, monitoring and changing your milk intake could have dramatic health benefits.