By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only


Some people call it "Cheesehead syndrome."

"I have run into patients who undergo marked alterations in behavior patterns when ingesting dairy products, and whose behavior is totally changed by withholding them."

Letter, Pediatrics 1979;64(5) John J. Murray, MD

"The FDA still cannot honestly assure the public that milk is safe."

Rep. Ted Weiss, chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee on Human Resources. Reported by AP 8/6/92

"These dairymen are organized, they're adamant, they're militant, and they - they're massing an enormous amount of money that they're going to put into political activities, very frankly."

Secretary of the Treasury, John Connally to President Richard Nixon, from the Watergate Tapes, March 23, 1971 (after President Nixon had received a $3 million cash gift from dairy-industry representatives in the oval office).

"My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies."

W.C. Fields

"Cow's milk in the past has been oversold as the perfect food, but we are now seeing that it isn't the perfect food at all and the government really shouldn't be behind any efforts to promote it as such."

Benjamin Spock, M.D., Los Angeles Times, November 18, 1992

"I would call milk perhaps the most unhealthful vehicle for calcium that one could possibly imagine, which is the only thing people really drink it for, but whenever you challenge existing dogma...people are resistant."

Neal Barnard, M.D., Director of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

"So don't drink milk for health. I am convinced on the weight of the scientific evidence that it does not 'do a body good.' Inclusion of milk will only reduce your diet's nutritional value and safety."

Save Yourself From Breast Cancer, by Robert M. Kradjian, M.D.

"Cow's milk is not suited for human consumption. Milk causes constipation, biliousness, coated tongue, headache, and these are the symptoms of intestinal auto-intoxication."

Back to Eden, by Jethro Kloss

"Everyone that useths milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."

King James Version of The Holy Bible, Hebrews: 5:13-14

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK A-Z
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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