Saturday, October 3, 2009

ANMA ND Millie Hinkle's Camel Milk Cure-All Therapy:

here, I quote from a recent Salisbury Post article covering an ND's assertions about camel milk [I highly recommend visiting the article for some REALLY ODD pictures; see 001., below]; and I visit that ND's commercial web-site to see what else she's claiming [see 002., below]:

001. the Salisbury Post's Shavonne Potts (? ?) writes in
"Practitioner of Natural Medicine Researching Camels' Blood, Milk, Urine as Potential Cures":

"Millie Hinkle says camels are good for what ails you. In fact, Hinkle, who practices natural medicine as a doctor of naturopathy [an ND!], says the animal's milk, blood and even urine may have healing properties that can help people with a host of medical problems [a cure-all claim!...] 'camel's antibodies can go into the blood, the body and the brain and destroy toxins,' Hinkle said [really!]. Hinkle said the milk and blood have properties that can cure diseases or disorders from autism to diabetes. She and other proponents even tout its benefits for treating cancer. But some scientists are skeptical [yeah, baby!]. Dr. Wei Jia, who researches the health effects of certain foods, said he would not believe any animal's milk or blood would have significant anti-cancer effects on humans. 'We know it does not cure these diseases,' said Jia, co-director of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Center for Research Excellence at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis [...] Jia said he wouldn't think an animal's milk, blood or urine would have health benefits for humans. 'That's far from being likely. It's probably not true,' he said [hooray for PLAUSIBILITY!...] Hinkle says camel antibodies are smaller than any other mammal antibody, which means they can enter tissues and cells that other antibodies can't [...] the goal is to put the blood and urine in pill form or a concentrated amount in capsule form [$$$]. 'From that, they can rehabilitate an immune system,' Hinkle said."

Note: I commend the author for obtaining expert opinion on this matter.

002. ND Millie Hinkle writes at "About Camel Milk USA and Dr. Millie Hinkle":

002.a. per her biography:

"Millie Hinkle, ND, DH, HHP, has been in practice since 1987. Having received her training in the U.S., Germany, and France, she is board-certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Association. Other certifications include a Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She also holds a nursing degree, has training in radiology, and an associate degree of applied science in dental hygiene. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. She has also held memberships in the National Health Federation, the American Preventative Medical Association, and the Coalition for Natural Health."

002.b. and per the section "Facts About Camel Milk":

"here are some interesting medical facts about camel milk [...it's] easily digested [...] antibacterial and antiviral [...] anti-tumor [...having] apparent positive effect on breast cancer [...it] has been used for centuries to treat liver disease, and studies have been performed for hepatitis and liver cancer with promising results [...it] protect[s] against types of cancer [...] camel milk has been used to cure the following illnesses [...] autism [...] milk allergies [...] tuberculosis [...] Crohn's disease [...and this ND has said] 'the health benefits for diabetes, autism, cancer and many more illnesses are endless' [and that's a cure-all!]."

Note: these are quite incredible cure-all claims.
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