Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Miraculous Healing Power Of Aloe Vera

Most of us know about Aloe Vera's magical ability to heal skin problems: sores, cuts, scrapes, bites, and lesions.

However, not many people are aware that Aloe Vera, when taken internally, has a stunning reputation as a healing substance for all kinds of illnesses and degenerative conditons.

In this two-part post, I'm going to quote Andreas Moritz , Doctor Jon Barron, and Doctor Jeri Heyman. Andreas and Jon Barron are known to most CureZone regulars. Jeri Heyman is the CEO of a company called Herbal Answers. I found her article in a recent newsletter from the Grain and Salt Society. And, of course, I'll also talk about my own experiences with Aloe Vera, including how I grow it for my own consumption.

Let's begin with a passage from THE KEY TO HEALTH AND REJUVENATION by Andreas Moritz, who has a very popular forum here at CureZone.

"Aloe Vera juice, when taken internally, has been found to be effective in almost every illness, including cancer, heart disease, and AIDS. In fact, there is hardly any disease or health problem for which Aloe Vera has not been proved successful."

"It is helpful for all kinds of allergies, skin diseases, blood disorders, arthritis, infections, candida, cysts, diabetes, eye problems, digestive problems, ulcers, liver diseases, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, kidney stones, and strokes, to name just a few."

"Aloe Vera contains over 200 nutrients, including the vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, Folic acid, calcium, magnesium, oopper, barium, sulphate, 18 amino acids, important enzymes, glycosides, polysaccharides, etc."

Andreas adds that Aloe Vera is one of the few substances that can be used to heal radiation burns caused by X-rays or nuclear disasters. He notes that Aloe Vera, when used regularly, reduces the scaling and itching of psoriasis, and greatly improves the appearance of the skin.

Here's a passage from a recent newsletter by Doctor Jon Barron:

"Aloe has been well known for centuries for its healing properties, and both oral intake and topical dressings have been documented to facilitate healing of any kind of skin wound, burn, or scald -- even speeding recovery time after surgery."

"Situations to try it on include blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, urticaria, athlete's foot, fungus, vaginal infections, conjunctivitis, sties, allergic reactions, and dry skin."

"Internally, Aloe Vera is showing real promise in the fight against AIDS, and that virus has become undetectible in some patients who used it on a regular basis, due to its immune system stimulant properties."

"It also seems to help in cancer patients (including lung cancer) by activating the white blood cells and promoting growth of non-cancerous cells."

"Other situations in which it appears to work when taken internally, include intestinal worms, indigestion, colitis, hemorrhoids, liver problems such as cirrhosis and hepatitis, prostate problems,and as a general detoxifier."

That's the end of Part 1. If any of that information resonated with you, I hope you'll read Part 2. I'll quote Doctor Jeri Heyman, and tell you how I grow my own aloe, and how I eat it.

PART TWO:

in Part 1, I quoted Andreas Moritz and Jon Barron about the amazing healing properties of Aloe Vera.

Here are some passages from a recent newsletter of the Grain and Salt Society (where I buy my Celtic seasalt). The column was by Doctor Jeri Heyman. In it, she quotes from a book by Dr. Robert Davis entitled, ALOE VERA: A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH.

"Fresh Aloe Vera is profoundly anti- inflammatory. The Aloe plant contains naturally occurring plant sterols that act similarly to synthetic steroids in blocking inflammation. Fresh Aloe's largest polsaccharides enhance the immune cells inflammation-control mechanisms."

"Aloe Vera is tissue-regenerating in three different ways. The large polysaccharides, unique to fresh, raw Aloe Vera, have been demonstrated to stimulate the release of growth factor by the immune cells, thus stimulating new tissue production."

"A different size polysaccharide in Aloe, directly stimulates the tissue production cells to produce new tissue. And third, the Aloe plant contains plant-growth-factors that act like human growth factors to stimulate the regeneration of tissue."

"The constituents in fresh Aloe Vera can directly enhance the immune cell function up to 10 times greater than normal. This helps to clean up the digestive and elimination systems. The immune cells can gobble up to 10 times more unwanted yeast, fungus, and undigested food when enhanced by Aloe."

"Aloe Vera is the most penetrating substance on Earth. It catapults itself into cells 5 times more easily than water, bringing nutrients into cells and encouraging the outflow of toxic waste."

End of quotes. Now I'd like to tell you how I grow my own Aloe Vera, and how I eat it.

About ten years ago, a friend here in Florida gave me an Aloe Vera plant. I transplanted it to a larger pot, and put it out on the screened, back porch of my condo. It wasn't long before little baby Aloe plants were poking their heads up through the soil, right beside their mother.

So I bought a big grow-box, and transpanted the Aloes into it. They thrived! Every now and then, I would cut a stalk and rub the soothing gel on my face. But in those days, I wasn't eating it.

By 2003, my single plant had reproduced itself thousands of times. I now have three large grow-boxes full of Aloe Vera on the back porch, and two window-size boxes. And in just the last month, I've given away five more window boxes full of Aloe plants to friends. Some of those Aloes are big and strong enough to fight off muggers. I'm amazed every time I walk out there!

About a year ago, I began eating the gel. This was before I'd read any of the material I just quoted to you. My intuition told me to do it -- and I listen to my intuition.

I cut a piece of Aloe stalk about 4" long. Then I slice it vertically, and peel back the sides. Messy business! Next, I put the aloe stalk in my mouth, gel side up. and use my top front teeth to scrape the gel into my mouth. I swizzle it around my mouth for 30 seconds or so, and then swallow it. And, of course, before I ever cut it, I say to the Aloe, "You are my food. May the best of you, become the best of me." That's my Grace for all meals!

Next, I rub the mostly gel-less stalk on my skin: different parts on different days. If you've never rubbed fresh Aloe Vera gel into your skin, then you have a blissful experience ahead of you.

I do that every day. In the late 1990's, I wondered why I was growing so much aloe on my porch. Now I know! Often, we prepare ourselves for important changes, months or years or decades before they're needed -- or at least, I do.

Yes, you can buy Aloe Vera juice at health food stores. But it's expensive, and may well be diluted. I advise people to grow their own. Aloe Vera is a VERY easy plant to grow. It needs no TLC; just some water when it gets dry.

You can't grow ten year's worth of Aloe Vera overnight. I advise you to buy a half-dozen or more plants, and transplant them into a large grow-box. A year from now, you'll need two grow-boxes. They don't need lots of sunlight. Bright light is sufficient.

If any of this information resonated with you, give Aloe Vera a try. You can always use a good bottled product until your garden takes off. If I suffered from any of the conditions mentioned by the Doctors, I'd be taking Aloe Vera in some form every day.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not Milk

 
 

Milk and dairy products cause heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis -- interview with Robert Cohen

by Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor www.naturalnews.com

The following is part three of an interview with Robert Cohen, author of "Milk, the Deadly Poison," and www.Notmilk.com

Mike Adams: What is it that drove you to have this kind of interest and energy to pursue the truth about milk and dairy products?

Robert Cohen: Three little girls named Jennifer, Sarah, and Lizzie -- my daughters. I wanted them to have healthy bodies. I wanted them not to live four years of high school life with zits all over their body like their dad did. And you know something? They've been zit free! No acne, and if you look at my book, Milk A to Z, I take every letter of the alphabet and fill in something about milk. Z is for zits, and we know that these cows are actually being milked before they give birth, and that milk is different milk -- it's milk instructing mammary tissue to grow. Little girls have changed these days, but we find that with the secretion of all of these androgens, the cows are constantly using the androgens to produce other hormones. Teenage acne is improved the second we give up milk. It takes a couple of weeks, and the acne's gone. And these androgens stimulate the sebaceous glands, which are the glands that cause the acne, cause the zits.

So we find a dairy link to a number of human conditions. And I'm not the first to say this -- Dr. Spock said this. Dr. Spock sold 75 million copies of his book on child care. The only book that sold more than Dr. Spock's book in history is the Bible. Dr. Spock said that no human, no child, no adult needs cow's milk -- it's a deception on the government's part to promote. And we're learning, as I've said, more doctors are learning today something they were not taught in medical school. You want to look at the etiology of allergies and diabetes? You look at diabetes, you look at the New England Journal of Medicine, July 31, 1992 -- right there, you can look it up! It said that exposure to these bovine proteins, bovine serum lactobumin is a trigger for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and a few months later, October of '92, Scientific America talked about the dairy slogan,"Milk, it does a body good." It said, "Milk, it does a body good -- it sounds a little hollow these days."

Mike Adams: Can you give a brief summary of -- you've mentioned a few here, diabetes and acne, heart disease is mentioned in your book quite prominently -- but what other chronic diseases are, say, aggravated or even caused by chronic milk consumption?

Robert Cohen: Well, you know, that's an interesting question. Let's look at the Big Five -- in America, the number one killer is heart disease, and then we've got osteoporosis and cancer, and diabetes and asthma. We look at nations where they drink milk, we find these diseases are common. We look at nations where cheese consumption has tripled in the last 30 years, like England and France and Canada and the United States, we find also a tripling of asthma and breast cancers. Guess what country has the highest rate of breast cancer? Number one in breast cancer rate, Denmark, followed by Norway, followed by Holland, followed by Sweden -- are you detecting a trend?

Mike: Milk consumption.

Robert Cohen: Let's play some more trivia with you, Mike. We know breast cancer -- what country has the highest rate of heart disease?

Mike Adams: Well, I'm still thinking the United States.

Robert Cohen: Nope! Denmark, Norway, Holland and Sweden -- you're going to get it sooner or later! Bone disease, heart disease, breast cancer -- see where are we going with this? --highest rates of dairy consumption. We're seeing absolute correlations between these diseases and dairy consumption, and I can give you the reason. We have much more than just national epidemiological studies -- we have mechanisms by which these diseases occur, in breast cancer and every cancer, thousands of things cause cancer. Every time we pick up a newspaper there's a new thing identified as causing cancer.

But thousands of things cause it -- once you get it in your body, one thing makes it grow, and the one thing that makes it grow is the most powerful growth hormone you make in your body called insulin growth factor. And remarkably, the greatest miracle of science, of nature, is that this hormone in a cow's body and in a human body is identical. As a matter of fact, out of 4700 different species of mammal and hundreds of millions of different proteins in nature, there's only one hormone in the entire animal kingdom that is identical between two species -- human and cow IGF-1, which has been called the key factor in the growth and proliferation of breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, every human cancer.

Mike Adams: Now of course, the dairy industry says that all of these hormones are destroyed through pasteurization and they don't get absorbed by humans who consume their products. We know that's not true, but why is that?

Robert Cohen: Let's analyze that statement, because maybe they're right, and if they're right, that means breastfeeding doesn't work. So if you're thinking that breastfeeding doesn't work, then go ahead and drink your cow's milk, but if by some remote chance you're thinking, Well, maybe breastfeeding does work, well by drinking the cow's milk you're breastfeeding, and you're taking the hormones, and in a very efficient way, more efficient than even nature, because nature finds a way to make lots of something. Like, if you look at fish, at codfish -- they're laying tens of thousands of eggs. Some species of fish lay over half a million eggs, because the fish, somehow there's some innate knowledge that has determined that most of those eggs are going to be eaten by predators. Most of those eggs will not survive to become new baby fish.

Well, the body works the same way -- you make millions and millions of sperm. You make millions and millions of cells. You make enough so that something survives. And in the case of this hormone, IGF-1, your body is constantly making it, and it's broken down very rapidly, or bound to other protein receptors. But in the case of cow's milk, we've improved upon nature -- we have cow's milk where normally these proteins are gone very rapidly. We homogenize milk - in other words, we take the milk and make the fat molecules between 10 and 100 times smaller. We make many more of them -- a pint of milk can contain a trillion tiny fat molecules. They envelop and protect these hormones, which naturally, most of them are destroyed. So now we have a mechanism by which we double the amount of this powerful growth hormone in your body, and where it usually is broken down in less than a second or two, it now remains active for up to 30 minutes. When it finds an existing cancer, which is also common, that is the turn-on mechanism. And that's why the nations that are drinking the most milk today and eating the most cheese are the ones with the highest rates of every human cancer.

Mike Adams: Let's just clarify for the consumers out there which products have these hormones in them. Because it's not just liquid milk. It's everything that's dairy, right?

Robert Cohen: Yeah, that's right! Everything that's dairy. You've got liquid milk in cheese, and sour cream, and butter. That's what milk is. When you use 21 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter, or 10 pounds of milk to make a pound of hard cheese, or 8 pounds of milk to make a pound of sherbet...

Mike Adams: You're concentrating all of those...

Robert Cohen: You're concentrating the hormones, you're concentrating the dioxins, you're concentrating the saturated fat, which we know is good for you of course. That's what milk is, and that's what these dairy products are -- concentrated milk products. If you've got one unit of something bad, you don't want to have ten units of it concentrated.

Mike Adams: Indeed. There have been companies, of course, independent dairy producers, who have been producing milk, and putting right on the label that this is produced without bovine growth hormones.

Robert Cohen: But there's really no difference to me between the bovine growth hormone, which has been genetically engineered, and the naturally occurring growth hormone. It's all the same.

Mike Adams: I've recommended to readers they take a 30-day no-dairy test. Seven days is also plenty, if you're aware of your body, to see the difference, but what can people really expect to change. You've mentioned some of the things, but what about the long-term health improvements? If someone gives up milk, what can they expect to happen in a month or in a year?

Robert Cohen: Well, you know, it's interesting you ask that question, because the Townsend Medical Letter, which is a doctor's letter written by doctors for doctors, over 180,000 get it, in the May of 1995 issue, they talked about cow's milk, the symptoms, that they've been linked to a variety of health problems -- mucus production, hemoglobin loss, allergies, and numbers 8, 9, and 10 on their list were mood swings, depression, and irritability. Now, you think about people who have mood wings, depression and irritability, and many people blame it on Epstein-Barr virus, being middle-age crisis prone.

Mood swings, depression and irritability -- you take estrogen every day, with progesterone and melatonin and all of these different female hormones that are coming from pregnant cows, and it's going to mess you up. I can't even tell you what it's even going to do to you. But I know that we become very hormonal, depressed, mood swings, depression and irritability -- give it up. It really is an easy solution. You can spend thousands of dollars with your doctor, and take all sorts of medication, and give kids Ritalin, but there's no need for it! Just go not milk -- completely dairy-free.

Mike Adams: Right! It is amazing -- so often, people go to their doctor and they get drugs, just to mask the symptoms caused by simple dietary choices.

Robert Cohen: And they teach the doctors none of this in medical school, although many of them are learning on their own. They're learning because they go with their patients and they say, "Stay off the milk for a while." And they do, and they get dramatic results, especially with attention deficit disorder, autism -- we're seeing such dramatic changes in children who go completely dairy-free.

Mike Adams: What about the long-term prevention of chronic disease?

Robert Cohen: There's a place on this planet where they have more people living over age 100 than anywhere else, where the average woman lives to age 86, where people don't even need x-ray machines because they don't get breast cancer or osteoporosis. That place is 160 islands between Japan and Taiwan called Okinawa. Now the book was written by Wilcox and Suzuki called "The Okinawa Plan," and you read that these people are eating 1/20th the amount of calcium that we do, yet they don't get bone breaks.

And you'll read the analysis of calcium intakes all over the world -- South Africa they're eating under 100 milligrams a day, in America 980, and yet we have 14 times the rate of pelvic fractures. It's not the calcium you eat, it's not the cow's milk you eat -- it's the protein, the animal protein that causes the acid condition in the blood which your body must neutralize, and it does so by leaching calcium from your bones. And this is the real science -- this is not the goofy milk mustache ad marketing -- this is the real science that you find in peer-reviewed scientific journals, the truth that most Americans are not getting.

Mike Adams: And yet most Americans think if you have fragile bones or the symptoms of osteoporosis, you have to drink more milk!

Robert Cohen: Which is accelerating the bone loss because of the tremendous amount of sulfur-based amino acids.

Mike Adams: And of course, there are lots of prescription drugs they can take to further mask those symptoms.

Robert Cohen: Which is a shame because they cause a cascading of events. I mean, look at what women take to prevent bone loss -- Premerin? You know what Premerin is? Premerin is one of the number-one prescribed drugs in America. It is what it sounds like -- Premerin -- pregnant mare urine. It comes from horses -- they keep horses in bonds, hooked up to devices that collect their urine. If you scratch one of those little yellow pills, it smells just like pee. That's what it is, the estrogen from pregnant mares, and you know what? We're not drinking estrogen from pregnant mares, but we're drinking estrogen from pregnant cows in the form of their milk. Again, before they give birth they have milk, and that milk is containing female hormones to stimulate their own mammary tissue to grow larger. That's why our little girls look different today.

Mike Adams: Let's see, we're getting our food from cow pus and our medicines from horse urine, something's wrong with this picture, huh?

Robert Cohen: Wonderful world we live in, huh? Progress.

Mike Adams: Let's talk about infant mortality with cow's milk too...

Robert Cohen: Well, it's interesting you mention that. The American journals really don't like to pick on the dairy industry, and reject many of these articles, but we find, there's a really great journal, one of the world's respected journals, called the Lancet, the British journal. And the Lancet, June 4, 1994, I believe it was, they published a study on sudden infant death syndrome showing that the lung tissue in the cells shows bronchial inflammation similar to asthma from dairy proteins. So children are having their last meal before they die, and what it is, is a bottle of cow's milk formula. And the children fed cow's milk -- the Lancet since 1960 has been doing a series of articles on sudden infant death and showing that hypersensitivity to milk protein is implicated as a cause of sudden infant death syndrome.

Mike Adams: Let's talk about marketing. The dairy industry, for many years, they focused on the message that milk gave you healthy bones. And now recently, they're focused on weight loss -- milk is a weight loss drink, which I find somewhat hilarious...

Robert Cohen: Yeah, of course! You drink something with a lot of calories and a lot of fat in it with growth hormones, of course you're going to lose weight! Makes all the sense in the world. As a matter of fact, little infants, they're supposed to have half their weight after three months -- of course, they double their weight, don't they, after three months? A weight-loss product -- that's absurd!

Mike Adams: How do you think the dairy industry, I would say, gets away with making these implications and sort of these claims in their marketing and advertising? How can they do this?

Robert Cohen: Well understand that on this planet we've got about a quarter of a million different journals, and it's really easy to get something published. And, what differentiates one publication from another is the PC -- you know what the PC is? It's not the personal computer. It's the press conference. What you do is you throw a press conference in the Plaza Hotel in New York, and you invite the key members of the press, and make them know that at lunchtime they're having giant shrimp cocktail and roast beef. They're going to be there to report the story, and you give them a really beautifully prepared press kit, and you've written the story for them, and it's in the papers the next day, it's on television, and that's how America's perception constantly is stroked. And when they have a half a billion dollars a year budget to constantly promote these things and produce these stories and these phony studies, hey -- that's just what they do. They do it well.

But you know, it's funny, sometimes the dairy industry is the gang that couldn't shoot straight. Remember that movie? Robert DeNiro, it's a movie out of the 70s about the mafia, and everything they do they do it wrong? The dairy industry has done these milk mustache ads, and one of the ads, when you talk about strong bones, had the cast of the one of the doctor shows on TV, with the three doctors posing with x-rays of their body. And in all of the bodies, the hips were deteriorated with bone disease -- very funny. Two male doctors, one female, and they were all female doctors with shriveled-up hearts that you could see, deteriorated bone density.

Mike Adams: But the average person wouldn't recognize that, right?

Robert Cohen: No, but they do things, again, to just shoot themselves in the foot. They hire vegans to do milk ads, they hire people who are already sick from milk. Larry King -- can you imagine him doing a milk mustache ad right after he had triple-bypass surgery? Every day the average American is eating from milk and dairy the same cholesterol contained in 53 slices of bacon. You do that all your life, by age 53, you have the same cholesterol as contained in a million slices of bacon, and you wonder why heart disease is America's number one killer.

Mike Adams: What about all the science the dairy industry produces to claim milk is good for you?

Robert Cohen: You know something interesting? The dairy industry sponsors studies, and as a researcher, I could design any study I want to and prove anything I want to based upon the parameters of the study and the species of mammal I use. But the dairy industry has done studies with humans, and they say, "Here's a glass of milk. Drink the glass of milk." And the subject does, and ten minutes later -- "How do you feel? Do you have mucus? No? Great." Headline in paper because they've got a great press conference: "Drinking milk does not cause mucus."

Now, you say that to any marathon runner or triathelete or opera singer or Broadway star, they know that using dairy products causes mucus. They have to stay away from it or they're not going to be able to perform. And that's not a scientific study, that's just something they just know. It's a given! Yet, the study, the science shows that drinking milk doesn't cause mucus. Well, I told you the reaction to bovine serumlactobumin, to casein, the milk protein casein, the histamine production takes 12 to 15 hours. So, you're not going to keep a subject in the laboratory for 12 to 15 hours. "Drink a glass of milk -- do you have mucus? No? Great. Milk doesn't cause mucus." Of course it does! And it causes asthma attacks, and it causes these allergic reactions.

And Flo-Jo's autopsy -- go to notmilk.com, and right in the middle column you'll see Flo-Jo with the results of the autopsy, and it's just terrifying what this does, and how it kills six to eight thousand Americans every year! It's not going to kill everybody who eats a slice of pizza, but everybody is going to have the histamines and the mucus.

Mike Adams: Well, hey, Big Tobacco says nicotine isn't addictive, Big Sugar says sugar doesn't cause diabetes and obesity -- why not the dairy industry saying that milk doesn't create mucus in the human body, huh?

Robert Cohen: Well, they can get away with it, and again, these other industries don't finance the amounts of studies -- Robert Heaney gets $7 million a year at the University of Creighton to put out stuff like this, and every month it's another study -- it doesn't cause breast cancer, it doesn't cause allergies -- it's nonsense. We have thousands of studies that show that milk is just something we should not be consuming.

Mike Adams: So, is the consumer any better off to go for so-called natural milk products like organic milk?

Robert Cohen: Let me say something that most people do not understand. You will not find one, not even one molecule of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone in any glass of milk consumed in America today. Because the bovine growth hormone that has been genetically engineered is injected into the cow's rump. By the time it works on the cow's brain, it stimulates her to make milk containing more of those naturally occurring hormones. So whether you're drinking organic milk, or milk from cows treated with that hormone, the milk that results is going to be exactly the same. Exactly the same hormones -- the genetically engineered cows will give you milk with more hormones, but you won't be drinking genetically engineered hormones. You'll just be drinking more of those naturally occurring hormones.

Mike Adams: So it's just a concentration difference.

Robert Cohen: It's just a difference of number of those hormones. It's all the same hormone in the milk -- genetically engineered milk does not contain genetically engineered hormones. It works on the brain to stimulate the cow to make milk containing more hormones. But it's the same hormones you would get in an organic glass of milk, and those hormones are dangerous. The good old wholesome milk hormones are dangerous. The ones that we thought were so wholesome are so dangerous, and shouldn't be in your body.

Mike Adams: I gave up milk years ago, and after doing so, my sinuses cleared up, digestion was much easier, I had more energy, less fatigue. It was an amazing transformation.

Robert Cohen: Well, it's something you noticed, and it's something anybody will notice right away. You can read the propaganda from the dairy industry, and you can go to my website, http://www.notmilk.com, and read. I've written a column every day for the last 5 years. But when it comes down to it, you are your best doctor. Try seven days -- don't eat any dairy products -- no milk or cheese -- 7 days. And on day 8, go treat yourself to pizza, and have ice cream for dessert, see what happens on day 9.

Mike Adams: If you dare, right?

Robert Cohen: Well, during the first 7 days, the mucus, the phlegm -- you're going to lose three to four quarts of mucus that are clogging your kidney, spleen, pancreas -- all your internal organs. You don't even know it's there! Because it's what the average American eats every day. When you cleanse yourself, it's like a fog lifts out of your body.

Mike Adams: Did you say 3 quarts -- how much mucus did you say there?

Robert Cohen: Three to four quarts. Can you imagine? It's evenly dispersed throughout all of your internal organs so that your kidneys are a sponge for mucus. I have an autopsy of a very famous American athlete. Go back to Flo-Jo when she won her gold medal in the Olympics, and she died after she did a milk mustache ad, after she ate pizza -- fifteen hours after she had her last meal, she died and in her stomach were 250 cubic centimeters of undigested mozzarella cheese, 15 hours after she ate it, and the body was in such distress because it couldn't break that down that her body produced a tremendous amount of histamines, which made a tremendous amount of mucus. She had one drug in her body, Benadryl, which is an antihistamine -- she knew she was congested.

And the coroner slicing through her kidney described the thick, viscous phlegm that came out of the kidney, the entire lungs, the trachea and the tracheal-bronchial tree were acutely, in the coroner's words, were acutely congested from mucus. She even had finger marks on her throat, and that pizza she ate, she ate her last meal at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and died at 6 a.m. the next day -- 15 hours later, that mozzarella was still not digested, and the congestion from that… that's why I say seven days no dairy, have pizza for dinner, ice cream for dessert, the next morning, you're going to wake up so congested, so mucusy, it's depressing what it does to you. You diminish your lung capacity, sexual drive, it messes you up in the toilet -- it's nice to be dairy-free for that week, because once you see both extremes, I can't imagine how anybody would go back to using dairy products.

Mike Adams: Isn't it true that drinking milk even increases body odor and makes you stink?

Robert Cohen: The Japanese used to call Americans "the butter people." Because they could smell us -- they could smell the rotten, putrefying milk and dairy in our skin, and I eat entirely a plant-based diet now, and when I lecture, when I go on tour, I can smell people, and it really is in the sense of smell. But you don't know it until you live that lifestyle, and then it's like a secret handshake that people from the planet vega have! Vegans can smell other people…they know.

Mike Adams: It's funny that you mention that -- I was thinking about that this morning, riding on a bike trail, and I can smell people as I pass them, and it's not only just from their diet but also the laundry detergent they use with fragrance, just loaded up with fragrance.

Robert Cohen: You can smell it coming out of them. And it really is something….you are what you eat. I find, if you were to ask me the key to health, the key to health versus disease, is animal protein is very different from plant protein. And for years, vegetarians would argue that it's the same protein -- you get everything the same! It's not the same protein. Animal protein has a lot more of two amino acids - one is methianine, and the other is cysteine, and those two amino acids have as their central atom sulfur. Now, imagine the smell of rotten eggs infusing into every cell of your body. The sulfur rotten egg smell is what we smell. It's what vegans or vegetarians smell on meat-eaters. And the more chicken you eat, the more you're going to stink. And the more you're going to stink and your own body fluids are going to stink. That TV show Sex and the City had a very special episode regarding that, but we may not go into that in this interview.

But vegans, people who are eating a plant-based diet, are eating very clean fuel for their bodies. And of course, milk is liquid meat. Milk and dairy products are the worst form of these polluting substances. Not only with the tremendous dioxin level, but with the tremendous amount of sulfur. You don't want that rotten egg smell -- that's what accelerates heart disease, and that's what accelerates bone loss. So that's why we find the people living in nations where they eat the most dairy products are the ones with the highest rates of osteoporosis and heart disease. That's the reason.

Mike Adams: It's interesting too that when people go off of milk for a period of several months, they will find their taste changes, and then if they were to take a sip of milk again, they would find it rather disgusting. I've heard this from many people, I've experienced it myself.

Robert Cohen: Right. That's true.

Mike Adams: What happened with you in that regard? Did you ever go back and try a sip of milk?

Robert Cohen: No, I did not, although I was eating, a year after I made the discovery, I was still eating milk chocolate, and that was my weakness, without recognizing that it takes 4 pounds of milk to make one pound of milk chocolate. So, I was getting it in different forms. I would occasionally eat a slice of bread that had milk powder in it. Now, I'm pretty obsessive about it. I have zero dairy, and I haven't had any for six or seven years, but I've occasionally made mistakes, but not of recent times. Do I salivate when I see pizza? Absolutely. Do I remember how delicious it was? Sure. I cook pizza at home, and now most restaurants will make you a cheeseless pizza. You can have a lot of fun with a cheeseless pizza.

Mike Adams: I do soy cheese pizzas from time to time, but try to stay away from pizza in general. But I agree with you -- the idea of sinking your teeth into a pile of cheese still sounds good.

Robert Cohen: You know something? These foods are delicious, but, I don't want to necessarily see you live to be 100 years old. Living to be 100 or 110 is not the top priority. The important thing is not living a long life -- it's dying well. Because the average American spends 10 to 20 years dying and suffering, and giving all of your money back to your doctor in that period.

Mike Adams: What kinds of additional information can people find at your website, http://www.notmilk.com?

Robert Cohen: Well, you can have a little bit of fun, and you can read, right in the middle up top, the average pus count in your milk. If I held out a glass of milk and said, "Here drink this, it has only 100 pus cells," you wouldn't do it, but the average quart of milk sold in America last year contained 319 million pus cells. That's the average quart of milk. But you can go right down the list, which I've included on the column, and you can see that the state of Maryland has 350 million pus cells in a quart of milk. You can see that the state of Mississippi has 442 million, in the sate of Mississippi, it would be illegal to sell milk if it were in Europe or in Canada -- 400 million is their magic number.

Mike Adams: So why does this vary from one state to another, Robert?

Robert Cohen: It varies because of geographic regions -- generally, the hotter you get the more bacterial count in milk, the more ulcers the cows get on their udders, the more mastitis, the more pus they put into the milk. These are sick animals.

Mike Adams: I think most people who aren't familiar with this subject would expect that somebody is in control and making sure that pus isn't going into the drinking milk.

Robert Cohen: But that's what milk is. See, a cow filters through her udder every single day 10,000 liters of blood. And milk, white milk, is actually dead white blood cells, and they're somatic cells, or pus cells. That's what milk is -- it's pus. Pus is not dangerous -- it's not one of the dangerous things in milk, it's just disgusting. But it's delicious -- ever eat pus mixed into sugar and freezing it? Ice cream, but it's yummy! But what else can you find on the Not Milk site? There's a whole expose I've done on some of the goofy milk mustache ads.

You can also find a wonderful letter written by a breast cancer surgeon to his patients, Dr. Robert Kradjian. I call the Famous Milk Letter, right at the very top of the page, and it's explained in layperson's terms how milk is something that causes a number of discomforts and diseases for people. The root of childhood allergies, of eczema, of earaches, of bedwetting, and again, this is not me saying it -- I'm just a guy bringing all of these things together. The chief of pediatrics of Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Frank Oski, wrote a book about milk, and it was called "Don't Drink Your Milk," because of what he observed over his entire career milk did to children. Nothing good about it.

Mike Adams: Speaking of books, what books can people find through the traditional channels -- Amazon or Barnes and Noble, that you've authored?

Robert Cohen: I've just written a new book called "God's Nutritionist." And it's really a very special book. It's based on the work of the most translated author in history of American literature, a woman by the name of Ellen White, who over 100 years ago was writing about vegetarianism and animal rights, and she actually started a movement in America that now includes 13 million vegetarians, and it's called the Seventh-Day Adventists. So, that's my new book, "God's Nutritionist," I have a book called "Milk A to Z," I have, of course, "Milk: the Deadly Poison," which is of course a very subtle title, and I have a new one coming out called "Food for Thought." In any event, that's the agenda, but "God's Nutritionist" is doing very, very well. It's a bestseller already.

Mike Adams: Do you think your message is getting across to more and more people? Are you getting through to people, or are people just, they don't want to hear this?

Robert Cohen: For the most part people don't want to hear this. For the most part pizza and ice cream are too delicious! But, those people who do hear it, and who really do take the message, the type 2 diabetes goes away. The heart disease is a dramatic change. The allergies go away, the congestion goes away, and you've experienced it yourself, Mike. You're a great spokesperson for this. Those people who do it find that things change.

Mike Adams: Just to wrap this up, Robert, http://www.notmilk.com is your website. You have daily articles there, and do you have an e-mail newsletter?

Robert Cohen: I have an e-mail newsletter, you can subscribe to it, it's free, and it's probably the largest daily newsletter on the internet. Many thousands of people read my letter every day, and I've got some good columns coming up. Quite often my columns end up as front page news in different newspapers. I spend full-time doing this.

Mike Adams: And people can look for "God's Nutritionist," and the upcoming title "Food for Thought."

Robert Cohen: "God's Nutritionist" is 500 quotations about vegetarianism, and it also contains quote from scientific journals supporting vegetarianism.

Mike Adams: And they can find that through all the traditional channels?

Robert Cohen: It will be in any bookstore -- Barnes and Noble, Amazon, of course.

The Miraculous Power Of Prayer

Dear friends:

Back in the mid-1990s I began attending the Pine Castle United Methodist Church in Orlando, Florida. Although as a kid I had been raised a Methodist, I knew that the UMC denomination as a whole had gone liberal, but this particular church had a Spirit-filled pastor who believed and honored the Bible.

One day a member told me about another member of the church who had a ministry of healing. As you should know, this is one of the gifts, or manifestations, or the Spirit described in 1 Corinthians 12, along with the gift or miracles and seven other gifts, for a total of nine. Oddly, these gifts are sometimes denied, or explained away, in the apostate church today, but they are real nevertheless.

The person I was told about was a layman I would soon come to know and appreciate, a man named Jack McGuire. I discovered that Jack was real and the report about him was very real.

Now, some 13 years later, Jack has just completed a book about his amazing life and experiences, titled "Jesus and Me." The book is well-written, easy to read, and is a compelling page-turner.

Jack is allowing me to offer it free online to the public, and my Webmaster friend, Mike Vest in Virginia, has put it on my Web site for me. I am thrilled to be able to make it available to you.

This 60-page book is an amazing testimony of the truth and unchanging nature of God's Word and promises, and the power of faith in that Word. I pray many will be blessed and edified by it, and that many bodies will be miraculously healed.

The book is at http://choicesforliving.com/docs/Jack_McGuire_Jesus_and_Me.pdf

May God and His Word be glorified.

God bless you,

Jim