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From John McDougall, MD
www.drmcdougall.com

Constipation

Not as life-threatening as diabetes, but for some as mentally and physically distressing, is chronic constipation. As a doctor who has cared for hundreds of children, I can tell you they suffer with pain, bleeding, hemorrhoids, and embarrassment. The causal effects of cows milk were clearly demonstrated in a study of 65 severely constipated children published in the New England Journal of Medicine.[21] These boys and girls complained of only one bowel movement every 3 to 15 days and many didnt even respond to strong laxatives (lactulose and mineral oil). Forty-four of the 65 (68%) found relief of their constipation when taken off the cows milk. Evidence of inflammation of the bowel was found on biopsy, and anal fissures and pain were commonly associated with the constipation elimination of the cows milk solved these problems. When cows milk was reintroduced into their diet 8 to 12 months later, all of the children developed constipation within 5 to 10 days. For constipation alone cows milk should be banned from the School Milk Programs, worldwide.

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