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Unless you live inside of an air-filtered environmentally sterile plastic bubble, you'll soon be breathing air filled with tree pollens and grass pollens.

For me, the simple sound of a lawn mower breaking the silence of a Sunday morning once set me to sneezing.

Like swallows returning to Capistrano, my annual six-week season of wheezing and sniffles would begin on the ides of April and last until June 1st.

The Cure

After discontinuing ALL milk and dairy products, the allergies were gone. There would be an occasional tickle in the nose, and when pollen counts are high there is an occasional sneeze, but wonder of wonders, I now sleep through the night without medication.

No longer do I need Actifed-C with codeine. No more antihistamines. No more nose spray.

Milk and cheese. They made the difference.

If only my allergist had told me about this publication nearly twenty years ago:

"Dairy products may play a major role in the development of allergies, asthma, sleep difficulties, and migraine headaches." - Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 1983; 19(9):806-809

Seven years ago, I read a revealing article in the Townsend Medical Letter. I remember the moment well. That was the last time I ate ice cream:

"In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production...and allergies." - Townsend Medical Letter, May, 1995, Julie Klotter, MD

I paid thousands of dollars to various allergists, receiving treatment that did not work. Why did not any of them tell me the following:

"At least 50% of all children in the United States are allergic to cow's milk, many undiagnosed. Dairy products are the leading cause of food allergy...Many cases of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy." - Natural Health, July, 1994, Nathaniel Mead, MD

There is a simple cure. Enjoy a dairy-free, allergy-free spring!

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