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Posted June 15, 2013: by Bill Sardi
Childhood (Type 1) diabetes is becoming more prevalent. There has to be a cause, yet for inexplicable reasons the obvious is not considered.
A report published in The Daily Mail (UK) says Type 1 diabetes appears to be spread by an infectious agent, which is a correct statement, but then goes on to quote investigators who point to “an infectious agent carried by a wild animal.” Wild animals? It is children in more advanced countries, not kids living in remote less civilized areas that come down with diabetes.
A report published late in 2012 in Scientific American said: “For reasons completely mysterious… the incidence of Type 1 diabetes has been increasing throughout the globe at rates that range from 3 to 5 percent per year.” The report goes on to say: “The search for a culprit resembles the next-to-last scene in an Agatha Christie mystery – the one in which the detective explains which of the many suspects could not possibly have committed the crime.”
Fortunately Scientific American provides a comment section and this is what one participant said: “I am very surprised that the author does not even mention cow’s milk. Studies published in various journals …… have suggested an association between cow’s milk and Type 1 diabetes. As we scan the globe it is clear that the more cow’s milk is consumed the higher the incidence of type 1 diabetes. Finland, one of the top consumers of dairy has the highest rate of diabetes. Japan is just the opposite. Without mounting evidence, one may say that feeding a child cow’s milk is borderline criminal these days.”
The rates of Type 1 diabetes in the world vary widely. In Sardinia (an island off the coast of Italy) the rate is 36.8 per 100,000 per year and in Finland 36.5 per 100,000. Contrast that with China and Venezuela which have a rate of Type 1 diabetes ~0.1/100,000 per year.
A growing body of evidence points to a small bacterium (mycobacterium) in cow’s milk that destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and induces Type 1 diabetes. While evidence was already pointing in the direction of mycobacterium paratuberculosis, a bacterium in the environment, the journal Medical Hypotheses published a report in 2006 directly pointing to para-TB as the trigger of Type 1 diabetes. The same author of that report wrote in the same journal in 2008 that para-TB is not only responsible for Type 1 diabetes, but also for “a multitude of autoimmune diseases” including Crohn’s disease. Even stronger and more recent evidence points to para-TB as the culprit that causes Type 1 diabetes.
Indeed, the worldwide incidence of Type 1 childhood diabetes increases with consumption of dairy and animal products whereas plant foods appear to protect against this disease. Part-TB survives heat Pasteurization and is commonly found in store-bought milk.
Disease investigators have even tracked down part-TB as the cause of other autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s disease, sarcoidosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and multiple sclerosis via what is called “heat shock protein 65.” In other words, the precise trigger for these autoimmune disorders is now known. This same heat shock protein, produced by para-TB, is also suspected in cases of autism.
Milk cow’s pick up this bacterium from the soil as they eat grass. Part-TB is now more widespread than previously imagined. Infected cows produce millions of para-TB bacterium in their feces and can excrete up to 15 gallons of contaminated manure each day, enough to produce 25,000 infective doses per day!
Para-TB is also found in infant formula, meat and drinking water as well as cow manure.
But researchers keep explaining away the link between cow’s milk/para-TB and Type 1 diabetes, saying an outbreak of childhood diabetes in Sardinia was an unexplained exception. But then an outbreak of Type 1 diabetes in a pediatric population in Italy was also confirmed — triggered by para-TB.
How many more outbreaks of Type 1 diabetes have to be linked to this bacterium before public health authorities recognize Pasteurized cow’s milk poses a serious health hazard?
The problem could be temporarily resolved by using antibiotics aggressively among herds of cattle, but that would predictably produce antibiotic-resistant strains of part-TB that would then wreak havoc over milk-drinking human populations.
Supplemental vitamin D appears to be a strong preventive agent as well as therapy for active cases. An effective daily dose appears to be 2000 international units for children.
About 6 billion gallons of milk are sold in the US annually. That makes for about $12 billion in milk sales annually. There is obvious protection of the dairy industry as sales of milk and milk products are in decline. How much longer will the dairy industry be shielded from disclosure their products spread disease?
Each year type 1 diabetes costs this country $14.4 billion (11.5-17.3) in medical costs and lost income. For every dollar of milk sold another dollar is spent treating Type 1 diabetes. That does not include the cost of other autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s, thyroiditis, sarcoiditis and multiple sclerosis. ©2013 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.
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