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Dairy Products and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Research published in the "Lancet Medical Journal" described a small group of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in Norway. For four years, they experienced substantial improvement by excluding milk and wheat from their diets. Reintroducing these foods into their diets caused an increase in pain.

Those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are not alone in their sensitivity to milk. According to the "New England Journal of Medicine", July 30, 1992, studies suggest that a certain milk protein is responsible for the onset of diabetes because patients produce antibodies to cow milk proteins.

Milk’s vices are many. As strange as it may sound, the digestion of milk proteins can create an addictive substance that acts like endorphins, our own personal narcotics. The same can be true of gluten and wheat. These endorphins have the ability to disrupt brain chemistry and cause addiction.

I am sorry, but this has to be said: Two years ago, the average liter of milk in America contained 323 million pus cells. Sick and infected cows have cell counts above 200 million. A count of 323 million is not even healthy by dairy industry standards. Drinking pus is a bad idea for anyone. It is a terrible idea for someone with Chronic Fatigue.

If you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, consider giving up all dairy sources for a one month period of time to see if you feel a difference. If you are worried about your bones becoming brittle because of a lack of dairy in your diet, consider this: According to Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., “…countries with the highest dairy consumption, such as the United States and Sweden, because of their high animal protein diets, have the highest rates of osteoporosis, a disease involving the weakening and potential breaking of bones.” You should supplement calcium and vitamin D with a good herbal and whole food vitamin source instead of milk.

Heidi Whitaker is an author, popular speaker, and co-founder of Heidi's books and seminars have given hope to countless people who suffer with autoimmune diseases like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To download a free copy of her book "Conquering Autoimmunity" visit