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Camel Milk Dosages

I recently received a call from a frantic parent of an autistic child.  The parent had obtained camel milk from a dairy, and was told by the dairy owner that she should give her child 1 pint per day of the camel milk.  The child became very ill and was admitted to the hospital.  The parent wanted to know what to do.

 Let me state that I am the person solely responsible for each and very person in the U.S. being able to obtain camel milk.  I am also responsible for each and every dairy in the U.S. being able to operate and to sell the milk.  There would be no camel milk nor camel dairies in the U.S. selling the milk if I had not personally had the law changed to allow for the milk to be sold and for the dairies to operate.  I am also the person who has conducted the majority of the medical studies and research with the camel milk here in the U.S. and am involved with studies in other countries.  I have personally worked with hundreds of patients on the camel milk.  Therefore, I think that I am well qualified to speak on the dosage of the milk for medical purposes, instead of someone blogging or a dairy owner selling the milk for profit.

 Therefore, let me state once again, as I have in the past, that the dosage for every single person and for each illness is different.  There are specific medications and supplements that should not be taken with the milk over an extended period of time, as well as specific supplements and/or medications that enhance the effectiveness of the milk for each illness.  Also age, weight, and other medical factors of each individual must be taken into consideration.  The dosage must be adjusted according to these factors.

 For instance, one child was low in iron and was on an elevated dose of iron prescribed by his doctor.  The child started taking the camel milk after the parent read about it on a blogging site and was advised by members on the site to give the child the milk.  The child developed an infection from a cut and the infection spread throughout his body and the child almost died.  The fact is that the camel milk is high in iron and should not be taken with supplements high in iron.  A fact that most nonmedical persons do not know is that elevated levels of iron can cause a small bacterial infection to spread throughout the body and the patient can develop septic poisoning which can result in death.  This was the case with this patient, but luckily the parent called me and I spoke with his physician and the child recovered.  The protocol for each patient and each illness is different.  Schedule a consultation if there are questions.  It is better to be safe than sorry.