Our experience helping adults and children with constant congestion, post nasal drip, tonsilitis, ear infections, bronchitis, and irritable bowel leads us to believe that cow milk products are often implicated in these health problems. Large commercial dairy farms use hormones, antibiotics, and the cows suffer from a lack of green pasture; so there is a quality issue involved with most dairy products. Here is a dramatic case that illustrates the problem some people have with dairy.
Having “no energy, strength or desire to go on”, a lady came to our office to see what nutrition therapy could do for her. She had a chronic cough (literally every 30 seconds!) though she never smoked. She was told she had asthma. After a few weeks of following the diet and supplement recommendations that were based on comprehensive lab testing, she was off her asthma medications. Her coughing stopped when she discontinued eating all dairy products. After four months she reported that her “energy was greatly improved” and she is back to exercising every day. An added plus is that she lost 21 pounds.
Other foods can contribute to congeston as well. Our nutrition consult includes taking a diet history which is the first step in detecting problem foods in a patient’s diet.