|By Robert Cohen Executive Director|
Casein: the fountain of mucus
Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo Jo) died with finger marks on her throat, evidence of how, in her final moments of life, she had choked herself, gasping for precious breath. She had no chance to survive. The bronchioles of her lungs were filled with mucus, and on his autopsy report, the coroner described her internal organs as "acutely congested." Flo Jo's last meal was pizza. Fifteen hours after ingesting that mozzarella cheese, a brick-sized lump (250 cubic centimeters) remained undigested in her stomach, causing systemic distress and congestion. The autopsy revealed: "Kidneys: Section shows marked acute congestion...the pyramids of the kidneys are congested." Kidney congestion was not the cause of Flo Jo's death. It was merely one of many symptoms of cheese consumption. Flo Jo tested positive for one over-the-counter drug in her system, Benadryl, an anti-histamine. Eighty percent of milk protein is casein. Casein triggers histamine production, which in turn, triggers mucus production. Flo Jo choked to death on the internal secretion of her own thick, viscous body fluids. Which brings up to the New Jersey NETS newest basketball star acquisition. During the off-season, the NETS signed Alonzo Mourning to a contract. Alonzo is a 6' 10" center who averaged over 20 points and ten rebounds per game during the first eight years of his illustrious all-star career. His presence is just what the doctor ordered for the New Jersey Nets franchise, who have for two years in a row been the bridesmaid, and not the bride, when it came to to winning an NBA championship. Unfortunately, last year, the doctor ordered that Alonzo Mourning not play basketball, for acute kidney disease threatened to end his life. Kidney disease often leads to anemia, and Alonzo Mourning also suffers from anemia, the subject of yesterday's notmilk column: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/1431 Anemia results from low levels of hemoglobin, a protein in blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body. Milk and dairy products often cause intestinal bleeding, usually not detected, resulting in iron loss. Flo Jo's kidneys were "acutely congested." The cause of Alonzo's kidney disease is not the point of this column. The hope is that Alonzos's kidneys function to the best of their potential. With congestion, the kidneys will be compromised. The system will be compromised. The man's life will be in danger. Most people give Alonzo Morning very little chance of playing an entire season. I give him an enormous chance, if only he eliminates all milk and dairy. No ice cream. No pizza. No Parmesan cheese on his pasta. Alonzo Mourning's doctor knows more about kidney disease than any living physician. His attorney and agent got Alonzo the best of the best in Dr. Gerald Appell. Trouble is, Dr. Appell will not find this information in a medical journal. He and other doctors would refer to Flo Jo's congested kidneys as "anecdotal" evidence, not scientific evidence. No such kidney study has ever been performed. No such study has ever been funded by the dairy industry, or by any other group. Curing Alonzo's kidney disease might be as simple as eliminating one food group from his diet. Alonzo Mourning's agent Grace Castro (305)-476-0095 x-114 Dr. Appel (212) 305-3273 For More on FloJo click here.
Robert Cohen, author of: MILK A-Z
Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dairy Education Board
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