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Drinking More Milk Might Make Child's Ear Problem Worse

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Q. You wrote in your column that vitamin D might help prevent a child's ear infections. Parents might give children vitamin D-fortified milk thinking this would help, but it might make things worse.

Our grandson had recurrent ear infections. His parents removed these four foods from his diet: peanuts, dairy, wheat and corn. That took care of the problem.

A. Some research suggests that allergies may contribute to middle ear infections (otitis media). Common allergens include cow's milk and other dairy products and such foods could increase the risk of infections in susceptible children (Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Feb. 1992).

Although milk is usually fortified with vitamin D, it is certainly not the sole source. Other dietary sources are listed in our Guide to Vitamin D Deficiency, which also discusses appropriate doses.

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Shockingly, there's a possibility that the corn, soy, dairy and many processed foods, are creating allergies, digestive issues, and other problems at massively high rates due to the fact that they are genetically modified food; food that gets it's DNA manipulated in shocking ways, which is why they call it "Franken-food."

I had no clue that the wheat our grandmothers ate is totally different (modified) from the wheat we eat today. Think about it: when the GMO's (genetically modified organism) were introduced in the 1990s, that's when we started hearing about explosions in autism, peanut allergies, etc. Think about it: we never even heard of massive "peanut allergies" in kids before the 1990s... there was no IBS explosions as pediatricians are now seeing.

As a mother, my intuition is saying this is not coincidence. I'd advise all mothers to research GMOs for themselves and come to their own conclusions about what's best for their kids; go see the best holistic nutritionists and trust your own instincts as a mother.

I think it's also extremely disturbing that the food corporations do not want to label their food as "GMO" and allow the consumer to choose what they want to put into their own bodies. That practice alone rings alarm bells for me. For now, I'm trying to buy all foods that are labeled "Non GMO."

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