The Link Between Cow’s Milk And Autism


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.


  1. wm says

    TOTAL FAT 1G….2%
    SODIUM.130 MG..3%
    PROTEINS 1G….2%



  2. Muchiri says

    in African local communities, Cow milk is widely used on children including the autistic, what alternatives can you suggest

  3. Kerry Hickman says


    A few years ago when my son was 2.5 and starting to show signs of Autism I went on holiday to my brothers house in Jersey. Ben came walking into the bedroom one morning and said Good Morning Mummy, and I about fell out of bed. I’d never heard him put these words together, in the right context before, so there you go. I always wondered if those beautiful brown Jersey cows had something different to offer and now I know.


  4. Manish says

    Hi, I want to enquire that how can we develop language learning abilities in autistic children. Is the basic structure in brain which is underdeveloped in autistic children? My six year daughter seems to be having language disorder and if she is able to communicate she will be all right at least 80% compared to a normal child. Please help with the same.
    Manish Katara
    6/227 A, Vipul Khand,
    Gomti Nagar, Lucknow,
    UP – India.
    PIN: 226010
    Mobile number +91 9839911040

  5. Topala Eduard says

    This is a very frighten news. Can you tell me please if this BCM7 can be found in babys formula milk.If is so, i must change traditional milk formula (based on cow milk), for my second son, with an susbstitute, soia probably.Thank you in advance for answer.

  6. Mohammed says

    I have a 3.5y autistic child (my son) and he his on GFCF diet for about 3 months and i am shampooing his hair with an organic shampoo but i realized that it’s enriched with Chamomile Marigold and Whole Wheat Proteins! Is that will affect his GFCF diet. Your answers please, because I am very worried.

    Kind Regards

  7. aamir aziz says

    hope you are fine and enjoying life.thanks for the information regarding the consumption of cow’s milk to autistic children.i want to inform that i am from pakistan and usually people of sub-continent like to consume buffaloe milk rather than cow. the milkman usually deliver the milk at our doorstep and we boil that milk and then we consume it for the next few hour. the point is that my daughter is 07 years of age and autistic and still been unable to communicate/speak.she likes dairy products and we provide her.talking to the consultant engaged for her she opines that as long as she is able to digest those products there is no problem giving them to her.

    now i want your opinion that buffaloe milk we consume is not pasteurised,in your article you have mentioned that if the milk is not pasteurised it can be given to those children. and the foremost thing is it is the buffaloe milk we consume and not the cow’s.please comment and suggest.


    aamir aziz
    lahore pakistan

  8. halima says

    i am amther of 4years autistic baby boy.actually,i am very concern about i the casine diet.i ve never try it yet.i want to know more about it
    thanks alot

  9. admin says

    dear Manish,

    Your daughter would benefit from speech therapy programs. If those are not available
    I would suggest trying videos you can purchase on the GENERATION RESCUE website.
    The videos are called “Teach 2 Talk” . They have had much success with teaching children
    who have autism to speak. Please let us know how that works for you.
    Any other questions can be directed to our email address at

  10. admin says

    Hi Mohammed, Yes, in fact some shampoos and skin care may contain wheat proteins.
    My advise is always check ingredients for any food products as well as any products used
    on hair or skin. There are many books you can purchase on line which will list GF products
    and products that contain gluten. It’s a great resource to bring with you when shopping
    for these items.

  11. aamir aziz says


    reference to my earlier descriptive mail yet to receive any response from you,pl reply to my earlier email.thanks

  12. admin says

    Hi Halima, for more info on the Casein diet; there are several blogs about it on my blog website.

  13. admin says

    Hi Aamir, I did some research and found great benefits from drinking buffalo’s milk versus cow’s milk but still try not to feed your child all the time or constantly. “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Best to see if you take away the milk for 2 weeks and check if your daughter’s condition improved. Good luck!

  14. admin says

    Hi Topala, it is quite possible if the manufacturer (read the label to see where the baby’s formula made from) uses these type of cows. Do your research!

  15. admin says

    Hi Manish, the most intensive period of speech and language development is during the first three years of life, a period when the brain is developing and maturing. It is highly possible that also the brain or CNS is easily assaulted by chemicals (heavy metals exposure), viruses or blood chemistry deficiencies during this period. Therefore, the child would develops a learning speech disability. Then again, if you could “detox” the brain and fix the neuro-inflammation, the child could quickly adapt/improve his learning language ability especially if he is immersed in the rich environment filled with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others.

  16. margaret swyers says

    We are guernsey breeders. Our cows are a2 also. How do we get our milk out of the current dairy system and back into a golden guernsey market?

  17. Oddkin says

    I don’t know if it has anything to do with my aspergers’, but for a good while I’ve had these stomach issues -inflammation, bloating, stool problems- that I couldn’t trace back to any time or thing. One day I decided to stop drinking milk for a month, just to see what sort of effect it would have.

    I’m much better now and have switched to soy milk. It’s my ‘sliced bread’ in that I can have all the good things of milk (taste, nutrients) without the stomach problems. I don’t know how much 23 years of heavy diary consumption has ruined my insides but better late than never.

    If you have an autistic child who is very fond of milk (or this is you as an adult), just try it, you might find it a great alternative.

  18. Sonja says

    I’m studying Neuroscience. This is absolutely false. There is no known cause for autism. This is pseudoscience. Not one was there any reference of this grand experiments that make this incredible claims. Don’t be so naïve. Any person can use google scholar to look for information through peer reviewed journal articles. Look for yourself and you will find no such studies linking dairy milk to autism. As a vegan I believe there is a plethora of reasons to not consume dairy milk but consuming cows milk will NOT give your child autism.

  19. says

    Thanks Sonja. You are right that consuming cow’s milk would not give you autism per se and actually my point is that it can be contributor to autism condition.

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