Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Let My People Free
I just read this post on Go Dairy Free and I'm a little freaked out by it. I could feel my heart rate going up as I read it. Basically it says that there has been a rise in Milk Allergies in children since farmers began treating their cows with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Other countries have banned the hormone, but the US has not.
I have heard of children who are allergic to milk having no problem with raw milk from organic farmers who do not administer rBGH to their cows. I've always been scared to even try it. I have an appointment with a naturopath on Thursday and I'm going to chat with her about it. She's by far the most knowledgeable in our community about allergies. She's the one who originally helped me narrow down Lily's allergy to either milk or wheat.