For a kid (and parents), having a milk allergy requires constant vigilance, close monitoring of food choices, and learning to live with a certain level of anxiety about the potential of being exposed to milk. In the United States, about 3 percent of young children (close to 500,000 kids) have a milk allergy, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Can We Eliminate a Milk Allergy?
Young kids are the most likely to have a severe milk allergy. Research suggests that allergy symptoms for kids who are allergic to milk appear to lessen as they grow older. But some level of an allergic reaction to milk can continue into adulthood.
What if we could eliminate a milk allergy? It could make life a lot easier for kids and parents, help little ones get the calcium they need from dairy sources, and prevent severe reactions to exposure to milk in any form. But is there a way to eliminate it, or is it something you just have to live with?
Avoiding Milk Most Common Approach to Managing Milk Allergy
For those who are allergic to milk, most doctors simply recommend avoiding dairy products and anything that may contain milk. That’s tough when you think about common kid-friendly foods that contain milk like cereal served with milk, chocolate milk, cheese pizza, and ice cream.
It’s possible to avoid these foods, but dietary alternatives to getting adequate calcium needs to be considered. Avoiding milk all-together can be tough when food products like artificial butter flavor, baked goods, caramel candies, and chocolate contain milk. Did you know even some types of lunch meat, hot dogs, and sausages contain milk? It’s not that easy to avoid milk, especially for a kid.
Foods Baked with Milk May Help Treat Allergy
When Joseph Weaver and his parents learned of an experimental treatment to deal with his milk allergy, they were willing to give it a try. He was among a group of 88 children allergic to milk to participate in a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers wanted to find out if eating foods baked with milk could help treat kids with an allergy to milk.
First, Weaver ate a few crumbs of a muffin baked with milk. With no reaction after 15 minutes, he ate more, and eventually gobbled up six muffins made with milk without an allergic reaction. When researchers discovered that some kids like Weaver could eat foods baked with milk, they continued to introduce other foods baked with milk.
Kids who tolerated muffins baked with milk went on to eat cookies and cake made with milk within a year without an allergic reaction. Within three years, about 60 percent of these kids were able to eat cheese pizza, ice cream, yogurt and skim milk without any of the typical milk allergy symptoms. Keep in mind that some kids early in the study couldn’t even tolerate a few muffin crumbs made with milk, and others did not progress beyond eating foods baked with milk without an allergic reaction. Researchers found that some kids can overcome their allergy to milk faster using this process. However, they emphasized that this experiment was conducted under close supervision with trained medical professionals and should not be done without consulting a doctor.
Another Way To Eliminate A Milk Allergy
If even a few crumbs of muffins made with milk trigger an allergic reaction, or the slow and uncertain process of outgrowing a milk allergy seems to be inadequate, there is another way to treat an allergy to milk. It’s The Allergy Kit.
The Allergy Kit was developed by Dr. Ynge Ljung after treating patients for nearly 20 years using acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, and alternative healing practices. With extensive experience using Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) to help treat patients with an allergy to milk, Dr. Ljung developed a unique process that helps minimize or eliminate milk allergies more effectively than NAET and give kids and parents the peace of mind that a little milk isn’t going to lead to a hospital visit.
Want to stop worrying about your milk allergy? Use The Allergy Kit. We’ll walk you through the process to treat your milk allergy, heal your body, and improve your quality of life.