About Camel Milk USA and Dr. Millie Hinkle
Dr. Hinkle to Begin Study with Deer Milk
“There are several factors about deer milk that make it intriguing for research,” states Dr. Hinkle. “It has 10 times the calcium of other milks, it is low in lactase (even lower than camel milk), and it is high in the good fatty acids (almost 20% fat).” Deer milk also exhibits antimicrobial properties which Dr. Hinkle wants to look at for Lyme patients. “There are so many individuals with osteoporosis who could benefit from the high levels of calcium in the milk, but I caution patients about mixing milks. I do not recommend mixing any milk with the camel milk. The deer, donkey, etc. milk should be consumed at totally separate times of the day. Many people may be allergic to deer milk, and therefore would need to be tested. I always refer my patients to the camel milk first and foremost,” states Dr. Hinkle. “I am currently working with deer farmers in the U.S. to set up milking dairies.” A deer farmer can make up to $20,000 per deer per 5 month milking season. This could be a financial win to deer farms across the U.S. who have seen their businesses fail due to lack of demand for deer meat. “The deer milk would be much more profitable,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Efforts in Australia
Thousands of Camel Coming to America from Australia
Over the past 6 months Dr. Hinkle has been working with a representative for a group of investors from the UAE. “This group, Camilk, LLC, is looking to import thousands of camel from Australia into the U.S. over the next 5 years, according to their representative,” states Dr. Hinkle. “This will more than triple the camel population now in the U.S.,” notes Dr. Hinkle. The group has already established a dairy in Australia, Camilk, LLC. The operation there is slated to become the largest in the world over the next few years, according to the representative. Dr. Hinkle was also informed that Peter Nagy, dairy manager of Camelicious Dairy in Dubai, is slated to come on board in a managerial position in the near future. “This should be one of the largest operations in the world, and if Peter is involved, I see nothing but success for this dairy,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Dr. Hinkle is excited for the camel industry here in the U.S. as well. “I have worked with the representative of Camilk, LLC, here in the U.S. and this will be wonderful for the consumer,” states Dr. Hinkle. “The price of camel milk should become affordable for everyone and prices should drop drastically,” says Dr. Hinkle. “The milk will be available in stores across the U.S., not in just a few specialty stores. The importation of this large population of camel will improve our breeding stock here in the U.S., as well as drop the cost of purchasing a camel,” states Dr. Hinkle. “The camel industry has included a group of small dairies up until now. The importation of this many camel and a dairy operated by Camilk, LLC, will change the face of the camel industry in the U.S. for the future,” states Dr. Hinkle. “I am excited to see the camel industry that I started only 5 years ago in the U.S. expand this quickly to this extent. Welcome to Camilk, LLC, and congratulations in Australia as well.”
Dr. Hinkle Appeals to Australian Government to Cease Culling of Camel
Dr. Hinkle has appealed to the Australian government to consider forming an Australian Camel Commission to oversee the camel industry in Australia. A camel conference with experts from the camel industry worldwide should be convened in order to seek a resolution to the problem of culling of camel in Australia. “The situation with the culling of the camel has gotten out of hand. It is senseless to massacre hundreds of thousands of the beautiful animals,” pleads Dr. Hinkle. “I feel that the government spending of over 19 million dollars for the culling of the camel could be much better spent. Legislation and funding are needed for the camel industry in Australia. The potential to make billions of dollars from the camel industry in the future is there for the taking.”
Dr. Hinkle has worked with many of the dairies in Australia and other individuals in the camel industry in Australia. The small dairies are struggling against the laws governing the sale of the camel milk. There needs to be legislation that addresses the sale and transportation of the milk, pasteurization markers set, and dairies approved by the government. Funding needs to be made available for start up businesses in the camel industry and grants available for research with camel. There needs to be some leniency in the laws. For instance, the majority of the population is not near the dairies and the milk needs to be shipped to customers in a frozen state. There is not enough milk production at this time to warrant freeze drying the milk. (It takes 10 parts of liquid milk to make 1 part of a freeze dried or powdered milk.) There is not enough milk volume at this time to warrant the sale of freeze dried milk. The pasteurization machinery needed is very expensive. If milk is tested for all pathogens, then there is no reason that this milk cannot be sold and transported across Australia, whether it is raw or frozen, even if it must be labeled for animal consumption only.
The exportation of camel has decreased in the past few years due to the cost of quarantine for the camel. Some of these costs could be reduced or absorbed by the government to make the exportation of camel more desirable and affordable. The transportation of the camel and quarantine from Australia to the country of importation, such as the U.S., makes the price of a camel almost $25,000 or more here in the U.S. It is just prohibitive for most countries looking to import large groups of camel from Australia. Research facilities need to be established. This alone could bring millions of dollars of research money into Australia, as well as jobs for its citizens. Tanneries and meat processing plants need to be funded.
Experts need to be consulted for solutions to the problem instead of culling. The government is wasting 19 million dollars to destroy a valuable asset when it could be spending that money to make billions of dollars for the future of Australia, creating new jobs, and improving the economy of Australia. Instead of being destructive, Dr. Hinkle calls on government officials to look towards becoming constructive and productive in addressing the camel industry in Australia.
Efforts in Africa
Efforts in Somalia
Over the past few years Dr. Hinkle has received many calls and emails from camel dairies and camel owners across Somalia asking for her help. Dr. Hinkle has spent the past 6 months interviewing camel owners, dairies, and government officials in Somalia. The main concern voiced by the camel industry in that country is the need for pasteurization equipment and for an outlet for the sale of the milk. Dr. Hinkle’s assessment reveals:
“Somalia has more camel than anywhere else in the world,” states Dr. Hinkle. “But they do not have the market to handle all of the milk that could be produced throughout Somalia. Somalians want to be able to find markets outside Somalia in which to export their camel milk products. Hoof-and-mouth disease is found in Somalia, and although camel are not known to have hoof-and-mouth disease, this is a concern for any milk supply being imported into any country. Another problem is the lack of Grade A facilities and uniform sanitation and milk processing procedures and machinery across Somalia.”
- There is no uniform infrastructure of the camel industry throughout Somalia.
- Somalian Camel Commission needs to be formed by the government to include not only government officials but representatives from the camel industry in Somalia in order to:
- Assess the needs of the dairies with training and equipment
- Assess areas of improvement needed for consistent quality of a safe and drinkable supply of camel milk throughout Somalia
- Provide assistance for grants and loans to make sure that all dairies operate on a uniform standard throughout Somalia
- Oversee laws and legislation to benefit the camel industry in Somalia
- Establishment of milk processing plants and quality control needs to be implemented
Dr. Hinkle has met with FDA and USDA officials to help determine a solution for Somalian dairies. “Foreign dairies are required to go through the Third Party Pilot Program to enable their milk to be imported into the U.S.,” states Dr. Hinkle, “and this can cost over one million dollars per dairy, and each dairy must be reevaluated on a yearly basis. This would be prohibitive for dairies in a country such as Somalia.” Dr. Hinkle further notes, “There is a way however to package the milk throughout all of Africa and allow it to be sold to countries and governments that need the milk to prevent starvation and for famine victims. This can be done for a fraction of the cost needed for the usual routes of exportation of camel milk. Funding is needed to implement the project, but it is possible. Africa could possibly save itself from starvation, and Somalia could be a very big part of the solution.”
Dr. Hinkle Conducts Study with GcMAF Enriched Camel Milk
Dr. Hinkle’s GcMAF enhanced camel milk has shown favorable results with autistic children and Lyme disease patients. Dr. Hinkle has now expanded her study to include caner patients and patients with digestive disorders. “GcMAF is a D-binding protein that plays a vital function in our immune system. Viruses, bacteria and cancer cells release an enzyme called nagalase that affects our GcMAF levels,” states
Dr. Hinkle. Tests have shown that autism, Crohn’s disease, leaky gut, Lyme disease, Alzheimer’s, as well as cancer can result in elevated levels of nagalase and lowered levels of GcMAF. Low levels of GcMAF result in a weakened immune system. Dr. Hinkle combines specific probiotics in camel milk and a culture is grown for 48 hours. She then combines the camel milk culture with specific vitamins and a lipid and this mixture is then combined with fresh camel milk in a specific ratio of camel milk culture to fresh camel milk. “In the past the only way to improve GcMAF levels was through expensive injections, but we are now able to increase the levels with the camel milk culture formula,” states Dr. Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle will be expanding her study to include patients with other illnesses. “I want to examine the effect of the GcMAF enhanced camel milk formula on a variety of illnesses,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Dr. Hinkle Participates in Testing of MERS Vaccine in Camels
Dr. Hinkle has been asked for her help with providing camels for the testing of a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus vaccine by a major U.S. university. Dr. Hinkle states that the camels that have been tested here in the U.S. have shown to be free of the MERS coronavirus antibodies.
“We have a very small camel population here in the U.S. and none of our camels has shown evidence of the MERS antibodies, therefore we do not want to chance introducing those antibodies into our milk supply here, even for the testing of a vaccine," states Dr. Hinkle. "I have arranged for the testing to be conducted with groups of camels in other countries that have found evidence of the antibodies in their camels." Dr. Hinkle is working with her contacts in other countries and is looking forward to positive results from the study of the MERS vaccine.
Projects for Camel Milk USA
Dr. Hinkle has been asked to be a participant in a 3 year study involving camel milk and camel milk products with Qatar.
Dr. Hinkle is honored to have been asked to be the main speaker on therapeutic and nutritional values of camel milk in December, 2014 in Gujarat, India.
Dr. Hinkle and Camel Milk USA have been requested to be the main sponsor for the Camel World Trophy Race in Oman in January, 2015.
Dr. Hinkle also will be starting several new research projects: the first project is with soldiers who are experiencing Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) symptoms.
“I was contacted by a military hospital this past fall that wanted to study the effects of camel milk on soldiers with GWS symptoms, but the study was put on hold by the government. Therefore, I plan to start my own independent study starting in late January 2014 with a select group of soldiers and camel milk. I am looking forward to this because I have worked with a few soldiers who have returned from duty with these symptoms and we have seen such improvement,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Gulf War Syndrome Study Update
Dr. Hinkle has been working with veterans of the Gulf War and with soldiers currently returning from the Gulf region with symptoms similar to those of Gulf War veterans. She has expanded her study to include family members as well. “I am finding many of the same toxins in family members that are present in the veterans. The wives and children are exhibiting the same rashes, behavioral issues, etc. as the veterans” states Hinkle. The veterans are being detoxed for anthrax vaccines as well as other vaccines received. She is also finding elevated levels of petrochemicals, organophosphates, viruses and bacteria in the veterans. “I am so pleased with the progress that has been made on the camel milk protocol,” says Dr. Hinkle. “Since adding the camel milk elevated liver enzymes in these veterans has returned to normal, rashes have disappeared, sleep disorders have improved, gut issues have resolved and behavioral and neurological issues have lessened. It takes a specialized detoxification program and the camel milk to return these brave men and women to normal.”
Dr. Hinkle also will continue to work with autistic children and diabetes patients as well, but plans to further her research with camel milk and HIV/AIDS and hepatitis patients in 2014.
“We have seen such impressive lab results with hepatitis patients and HIV/AIDS patients who are on the camel milk protocol and want to reach out to both groups to aid in further research. We have seen these patients on the milk experience amazing results with their immune function,” states Dr. Hinkle. “I want to further the research with hepatitis as well as HIV/AIDS groups to see if even more progress can be made. We have seen such impressive results with HIV/AIDS-infected children on the camel milk in Africa and want to further that research.”
Dr. Hinkle Develops New Formulas with Camel Milk
Dr. Hinkle has been experimenting with several new camel milk formulas and has been very pleased with the results.
Dr. Hinkle Meets with Camelicious Dairy Manager, Discusses Setting Up Satellite Dairy in U.S.
- Dr. Hinkle has developed a formula to lower blood sugar levels further by mixing cinnamon with camel milk. “By mixing a pharmaceutical grade cinnamon in a specific ration with camel milk I have been able to lower blood sugar levels more than with the camel milk alone and more than with cinnamon taken as a side supplement with camel milk.”, states Dr. Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle cautions against mixing other supplements with milk. “Dairy can prevent the absorption of some herbs and specific supplements. The camel milk acts as a carrying agent for the cinnamon. The cinnamon must not be a cooking spice but a pharmaceutical supplement and must not be taken in capsule form. It must be mixed in correct ration with the camel milk.”, states Dr. Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle cautions that the cooking spice cinnamon can be toxic to the body and that anyone with a history of ulcers should consult their doctor before using any type of cinnamon.
- Dr. Hinkle has been experimenting with a combination of specific fatty acids and the camel milk and is pleased with her findings. “By combining a heavy coconut milk cream in a specific ratio of cream to camel milk, I have found that patients who were not able to tolerate the camel milk due to allergies were now able to tolerate the camel milk - coconut milk cream ratio when combined,” states Dr. Hinkle. “I have tested autistic children who were not able to tolerate the camel milk in the past due to rashes and behavioral issues from allergy to the camel milk. But they seem to better tolerate a combination of the milks. I do not use coconut milk. It must be a heavy coconut cream that is mixed in a specific ratio with the camel milk for the desired effect”, states Dr. Hinkle. Not everyone has tested well on the new formula but 25% more children were able to tolerate the new formula than the camel milk alone. Some children will also be allergic to coconut milk”, notes Dr. Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle noted that almond milk was tested but that it did not produce the same positive results as the combination of the camel milk and the coconut cream. Dr. Hinkle cautions that only the heavy cream for the coconut milk worked. She did not see the same results with a combination of coconut oil and the camel milk nor with coconut milk and camel milk but only with a heavy coconut cream and camel milk combination.
In August 2013 Dr. Hinkle received a request for a private meeting with Peter Nagy, the veterinarian manager of Camelicious Dairy in Dubai. Dr. Hinkle arranged for Mr. Nagy to tour the IDEXX labs that developed the camel milk test kit for the U.S. and she was able to meet personally with Mr. Nagy where she discussed the possibility of the Dubai-based dairy starting a smaller satellite dairy here in the U.S. She also had suggestions for uses of the Camelicious milk in other products. Mr. Nagy assured her that he would take her request for a satellite dairy back to his superiors at Camelicious. She is hoping that her request for a small dairy funded and operated by Camelicious will bring its' expertise and knowledge and research here to the U.S. "We greatly need the expertise and added knowledge of the camel milking industry that a dairy like Camelicious could bring to the U.S.," states Dr. Hinkle.
Camel Milk and Cancer Research
While working with cancer patients on the camel milk protocol, Dr. Hinkle became concerned that not all cancer patients tested well for the camel milk.
“Several cancer patients did not test well for the camel milk, but did test well for donkey milk,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Patients that tested well for donkey milk have had the same impressive results as those who tested well for camel milk. Dr. Hinkle has concerns for several reasons:
1. Camel milk can have elevated levels of iron, and iron can make certain cancer grow and spread.
2. Cancer patients are low in the amino acid glutathione, and donkey milk has elevated levels of glutathione.
Dr. Hinkle will be testing each patient that does not test well for camel milk to see if they have elevated levels of iron or heavy metals. “This can make a difference,” states Dr. Hinkle. “It may be as simple as addressing iron or heavy metal levels.”
“We have seen such astonishing results with patients on the camel milk and have heard from patients around the world who have benefited from the camel milk. Camel milk can enhance the effects of traditional cancer therapy as well as help with the negative side effects of some of the medication,” states Dr. Hinkle. She also notes that the patients on the donkey milk experienced positive results as well. Dr. Hinkle will be doing further research on this as well in 2014. “We will be looking at lab results for further information,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Efforts in the United States
Until recently, it was a felony to sell camel milk in the U.S. In April 2009, Dr. Hinkle introduced a proposal to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Committee on Interstate Milk Shipments in Orlando, Florida. The proposal was to change the law to allow the "camelids" to be included in the dairy laws governing the sale of milk. Dr. Hinkle gave an impassioned speech before the committee:
"How would you feel if your loved one was afflicted with diabetes and was very ill from the drugs prescribed for the diabetes? (A high amount of individuals react negatively to the diabetic medication.) How would you feel seeing a loved one lose an arm or a leg and eventually their life to diabetes when just a small amount of camel milk could supply all the insulin they might need daily? (There are 52 units of insulin per liter of camel milk.)
The proposal was passed. Dr. Hinkle says that this will now open the door for the testing of camel samples so that it can meet the FDA standards and for camel dairies to be set up here in the U.S.
"What a joy it would be to see your autistic child act normally with just a little camel milk on a daily basis. The health benefits for diabetes, autism, cancer, and many more illnesses are endless. Please pass this proposal and allow us to begin the long road to getting camel milk here and to finally conducting medically supervised studies here in the U.S."
Camel Milk USA currently has many exciting things happening with camel milk. Dr. Hinkle's current efforts include:
There is so much that is happening with camel research at the moment and Camel Milk USA is leading the way here in the U.S.
- Working with camel owners here in the U.S. to set up dairies and working with labs and the FDA to get test kits completed. The test kits must be completed before the milk can be sold commercially in stores. The kits test for antibiotic residue in the milk. She also is working with foreign dairies to meet the requirements needed to get their milk into the U.S. This is involved and time consuming, but is moving along quite well. Dr. Hinkle states that imported milk in powder form should be on store shelves within the next six to eight months. Dr. Hinkle just finished with the final phase of the milk test kit in April 2012, and now awaits the green light from the FDA for the milk to be sold in stores. This could happen by late spring 2012. “Many companies have been waiting for this to further their investments in the camel milk industry here in the U.S.,” states Dr. Hinkle. She is working with several large nutritional companies at the present time.
- Dr. Hinkle was asked to present the progress with the camel dairies across the U.S. before the FDA and the Interstate Milk Shipment Committee in May 2011 at the National Conference. Phase I of the milk test kit is finally underway and Dr. Hinkle is in charge of coordinating the milk from the dairies with the labs and the FDA. The dairies are excited to finally be able to move forward with the test kits and for the antibiotic residue and the somatic cell count.
- Working with autistic children around the U.S. and across the world with camel milk to determine the correct dosage, expected results, etc. Dr. Hinkle cautions that not every child can drink the milk and therefore she tests each child to determine if he or she is a candidate for the camel milk and the correct dosage needed. Each child is different.
- Dr. Hinkle states that the autism studies are going well. The first things that parents report noticing are an increase in verbal skills, better sleep patterns, disappearance of gut issues, more interaction with others and a better attention span. In many of the children, the seizures have ceased. Dr. Hinkle is currently involved with two international studies and one national study on autism and allergies in children and is looking forward to determining the role the camel milk plays in the health of each child.
- Dr. Hinkle has developed a new and more-effective protocol for camel milk for each illness and will publish it soon. Dr. Hinkle's new method gets beneficial results rapidly in comparison with the method of giving the milk. Dr. Hinkle cautions parents of autistic children that camel milk alone will not cure autism. The children in all of her studies have to be free of vaccines, heavy metals, insecticides, pesticides, drug residue and pathogens before the child can function normally on his or her own. There are very specific supplements and protocols for diabetes, autism, cancer, etc., that must be followed for the best results. A gluten-free and casein-free diet must be followed for autistic children and those with several other illnesses to see the required results.
- Working with eight major U.S. universities on research projects with camel milk. Dr. Hinkle states that at the present time, there are studies being done on such things as the effect of the milk on neurotransmitter levels in the brain, the effect of the milk on blood sugar level, the effect of the milk on the protein levels in muscle, the nutritional value of the milk, the coagulation effects of the milk in making cheese, etc.
- Dr. Hinkle has been asked to serve as a consultant on a study with allergies and autism with two major university medical centers in Saudi Arabia. She is looking forward to the results of the study. She also has been asked to sponsor a study with Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. with Crohn's Disease and then the study will expand to include food allergies and autism as well. This will be the first large-scale study with autism as well as Crohn's Disease in the U.S. Dr. Hinkle is looking for funding for the project and looks forward to getting the study underway.
- Collaborating with camel owners throughout the U.S.to collect blood and urine samples from camels to be frozen and used in labatory studies in the coming year. Camel blood and the urine contains unique antibodies that are smaller in structure than those of mammals and have the ability to survive both acid and alkaline environments. Due to the small size of the antibodies, they are able to pass through the digestive tract and reach the bloodstream in a stable form, penetrating the crevices of cancerous tumors and destroying them. Studies done in Belgium with camel blood antibodies and colon cancer and in Saudi Arabia with the nano-particles from camel urine with leukemia, lung, colon, pancreatic, stomach, brain and breast cancer have been exceptional. Another use of camel urine antibodies is for cardiovascular disease; it acts as a stimulate to strengthen the heart muscle. Camel milk also has been used in studies to lower cholesterol levels.
- Dr. Hinkle is working with specific camel dairies in a new study to increase the immunoglobulins in camel's milk. A combination of special herbs, seeds and oil is added to the camel's diet to raise the level of immunoglobulins in the milk. This is critically important for adults and children with immune system disorders such as cancer and autism. It should help with a boost to the immune system as well as enhance the health benefits of the milk. Dr. Hinkle is looking forward to the lab results of the milk.
- Gathering and carding camel hair for textile design studies. The camel’s coat has the ability to reflect sunlight. Dr. Hinkle wants to look at working with textile products that can be worn by individuals who have sensitivity to the sun, such as patients with skin cancer, to keep the rays of the sun deflected away from the body.
- Conducting a medical study with one of the top holistic veterinarians in the U.S. in the first domestic study on pets with cancer and the positive effects of camel milk. Things look promising for those people who really love their pets and will do anything to help them. The insulin in the camel milk helps with the diabetes in the animals and the antibodies from the camel have the ability to penetrate a cancerous tumor cell and destroy it. Dr. Hinkle is very excited to be conducting this study, and this will open up a whole new market here in the U.S. for the milk.
- Working to stop the pegging of camels around the world. This is a cruel practice and causes severe pain to the camel. Many camel are dying around the world from infection from this practice. Dr. Hinkle is working with rope manufacturers to obtain rope for making camel halters. Workshops are to be conducted and halters given away for free to any camel owners who will agree to cease the practice of using pegs. The practice of using pegs to lead the camel needs to be changed to a kinder, more humane method.
- Dr. Hinkle was contacted by the television show Drop Dead Diva to consult with them on a forthcoming show.
- Dr. Hinkle is featured in Bark magazine, consulted on an article that will be featured in Mental Floss magazine in the near future, and was featured in Grit magazine in June 2011.
- Dr. Hinkle is featured in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Animal Wellness magazine.
- She also is featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Shawati magazine. This magazine has the largest circulation in the Middle East.
- Dr. Hinkle was a guest on the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius radio in November 2010. Mr. Thomas was a regular on the Murphy Brown and Cheers television shows.
- In a recent study with 138 autistic children, Dr. Hinkle discovered that 100% of the children needed colostrum from the camel. "Camel colostrum is rare and expensive and is needed by the baby camel for immunity," states Dr. Hinkle. She currently is working with an international scientific group to develop custom made formulas for autistic children, chemically sensitive individuals, and cancer patients, using the patients' serum and the immunoglobulins from camel colostrum. Dr. Hinkle is excited to take part in this new and innovative therapy and is looking forward to the trial results.
- In March 2011, Dr. Hinkle was a guest on the Luis Jimenez Show, the #1 Spanish talk radio show in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The show also is heard worldwide via its website, making it the #1 Spanish talk show in the world online.
- Dr. Hinkle plans the first U.S. study with diabetes and camel milk. "We have had such great results with Type I and Type II diabetes that we are looking forward to a more-indepth study," states Dr. Hinkle. "Camel milk has approximately 56 units of insulin per liter," she explains.
- Due to the many calls and demands on Dr. Hinkle's schedule and the ongoing studies she is involved in, a consultation must be scheduled. For appointment times and fees, call 1-919-928-0821.
Efforts in Africa
The U.S. government agreed recently to offer aid to the African nations of Somalia and Ethiopia for their camel industries. Dr. Hinkle has been in contact with U.S. senators and congressmen from her state of North Carolina to try and give her perspective on the camel industry in Africa. Dr. Hinkle feels that she is qualified to give input from the side of existing dairies in Africa because she has been contacted by many of the dairies begging for her help in getting an outlet for their milk.
Dr. Hinkle is working to get the message to the proper political channels that there is already milk available from existing dairies in those countries, but not a market for the sale of the milk. Dairies contact Dr. Hinkle asking for her help with pasteurization techniques and machinery to freeze dry the milk, powder the milk and pasteurize the milk.
“People are starving in Africa and there are more camels in Africa than any other place in the world, but there is no infrastructure to get the milk from camel owners to the marketplace, and no outlet for the sale of the milk that is large enough to sustain the industry, unless something is done to create better methods of preserving the milk, and most importantly for an outlet for the sale of the milk,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Officials at the World Health Organization have stated in the past that the issue of famine and starvation could possibly be eliminated with camel milk. Camel milk is a complete food and therefore starving populations could live and even thrive on the milk. Powders or freeze-dried milk could be dropped by air into remote regions anywhere in the world, not just Africa, where there are starving people and then reconstituted with no worry about refrigeration or shelf life. Existing dairies, as well as new dairies in African nations, need pasteurization and freeze-dry machines. Governments need to set up an agency to oversee the proper sanitation and operation of these dairies. Loans need to be made available for new dairies, especially for women who in many cases are supporting families in those countries, as well as assistance or loans being made available for improvements to existing dairies to bring them up to the proper sanitation codes.
“I have been contacted by women from countries, such as Pakistan, Africa and Iraq, who own camels but do not have the funds to start a small dairy, even though they say that they have an outlet for the sale of their milk. There is no aid available. It is just unacceptable that financial aid cannot be found for these people who are doing nothing more than trying to have a better life for themselves and their children,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Dr. Hinkle feels that if freeze-dry machines could be made available to the dairies in Africa through some type of government assistance or loan, then if the dairies could work together to form an association or co-op that meets strict regulations governing camel milk, then freeze-dried or powdered milk could possibly be sold to organizations that work with the World Health Organization, where that milk could then be used to help end starvation around the world.
A company in Israel that manufactures portable machines has contacted Dr. Hinkle, and they want to expand into Africa. With these stations in place, any nomad or tribesman could lead their camels to the portable milking stations, milk the camels and leave the milk, which could then be kept cold until a truck collects the milk and takes it to a processing facility.
There are companies in the U.S. and Germany who make state-of-the-art freeze-dry machines as well as pasteurization machines that could be made available to dairies in these countries. There are IDEXX Labs located in the U.S. with affiliates worldwide that have developed test kits for camel milk that can be made readily available and used at any location, no matter how remote and at very little cost.
Dr. Hinkle hopes that her voice will be heard by government officials and that the correct action will be implemented. “The answer is not just new dairies, but to help the existing dairies as well. These dairies are begging us for our help,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Alzheimer's Study With Camel Milk
Dr. Hinkle has just completed a six-month study with a small group of Alzheimer's patients and camel milk. Dr. Hinkle worked with nine patients who were all in early stages of Alzheimer's and the results "were very promising," states Dr. Hinkle.
Dr. Hinkle used a specific protocol that she developed in combination with the camel milk. "The results were evident within a few weeks," states Dr. Hinkle. The following positive results were noted in all the patients:
"I am very pleased with the results of the study," states Dr. Hinkle. "But we need to see what the long-term benefits will be with patients and we also need to work with specialists involving a long-term study with more patients so that we may track those patients for several years. We know from recent research completed that camel milk antibodies are able to cross the brain barrier and therefore we can piggyback specific supplements and medications, etc., with each patient to cross the brain barrier in order to work toward improving the symptoms and to hopefully stop the progression of Alzheimer's," says Dr. Hinkle.
- Sleep patterns improved.
- Eating habits improved.
- Patients became more vocal and interacted with others more and were able to participate in conversations as well as remember conversations from previous days.
- There was less confusion, less repetition, less aggression and less mood swings within the first month.
- Patients were able to complete tasks and remain on target until tasks were completed.
- Memory recall improved when patients were asked to remember specific dates or events.
- Physical activity improved.
See her blog Camel Milk Health by Dr. Millie Hinkle for a more information on the Alzheimer's study.
Lyme Disease Patients Experience Benefits of Camel Milk
Dr. Hinkle has been working with Lyme disease patients for the last three years and the results have been impressive for many of the patients. Patients see joint pain decrease, sleep patterns improve, gut issues improve, rashes disappear and the ability to think clearly improves as “brain fog” lifts. Lyme patients are on antibiotics, which destroy much of the good gut flora, and the camel milk helps in keeping it in balance. Camel milk is known for its antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Dr. Hinkle is studying the effects of the milk on the Lyme spirochetes. She utilizes a specific protocol with the milk to increase the opportunity for more favorable results. Dr. Hinkle’s approach works to weaken the spirochetes so that more positive results are experienced by patients as the milk also provides support to the immune system. The results have been amazing.
Hepatitis Patients See Normal Liver Enzyme Panels on Camel Milk
Dr. Hinkle has been very pleased with the results she is seeing with hepatitis patients on the camel milk. She has witnessed case after case of hepatitis patients whose liver enzymes have been normal for the first time in years while on the milk. One 80-year-old patient’s test results were normal after 40 years of elevated liver enzymes after being on the milk for only two weeks. “The story is the same over and over and I am looking forward to working with more hepatitis patients and their doctors to hopefully give them a brighter future for their health.” Dr. Hinkle cautions that each case is different and that more studies need to be completed with larger groups of individuals. She is seeking funding for a long-term study on the effects of the camel milk in treating hepatitis and expects to see the same positive results she has noted so far. "The antiviral properties in the milk seem to dissipate the inflammation of the liver and the milk also provides many of the nutrients needed for healthy liver function,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Camel Milk, Donkey Milk Studies
Cytokines, Autism and Camel Milk Study
Dr. Hinkle has been asked to head up a study to be conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in which cytokines and the effect they have on the autistic child will be studied. The study will be based on the theory that newborns are over-vaccinated and these multiple vaccines cause overproduction of inflammatory cytokines such as gamma interferon. This overproduction of gamma interferon then triggers hyperproduction of cell surface receptors for these cytokines. These receptors are found mostly in the brain and gut. The extent of the reaction in each child is due in part to genetic factors. The overproduction of the inflammatory cytokines leads to hypersensitivity to many things such as food, chemicals, etc. One way to control this immune system response is to give the patient camel milk that has been enriched with antibodies against gamma interferon that will be absorbed through the digestive tract. Dr. Hinkle will be working with approximately 125 autistic children in this $5 million dollar study that will be the largest study so far in the U.S. with autistic children. “I am looking forward to the start of the study and to a positive outcome,” states Dr. Hinkle.
Donkey Milk Study
Dr. Hinkle is very excited with the newest study she is conducting utilizing donkey milk. “There is so much that is good about this milk,” states Dr. Hinkle. The donkey is the closest to the human in chromosomes (we share 60 chromosomes with the donkey). Donkey milk is high in the amino acid glutathione and in selenium, the mineral needed to make glutathione. Glutathione is often low in autistic children, cancer patients and diabetics. This amino acid helps to prevent free radical damage and is important in the detoxification of the liver. Glutathione also acts as a chelator for heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, etc. and other toxins.
Donkey milk is also high in Omega 3 and 6, which are needed for a healthy heart, brain and for healing gut tissues. Donkey milk is also rich in the enzyme lysozyme, which aids in destroying harmful bacteria in the gut. The donkey milk is high in vitamins, minerals and all the essential amino acids. Studies have shown that donkey milk stimulates the metabolism, which lowers cholesterol and triglycerides in heart patients. Donkey milk has also shown to work with the pancreatic cells to aid in the treatment of diabetes.
Donkey milk has 85% less cholesterol than cow milk. Dr. Hinkle has found that autistic children have responded in many cases better to the donkey milk than the camel milk. “There are children who did not do well on the camel milk who have tested very well with the donkey milk and I am looking forward to testing more children. Many autistic children seem to reach a plateau on the camel milk and the donkey milk may be the next step in moving them forward,” states Dr. Hinkle.
“I am conducting the first and only study with donkey milk here in the U.S. and I am impressed with what I am seeing and am looking forward to testing more children,” says Dr. Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle is now setting up donkey dairies across the U.S. as she did with the camel dairies. “The wonderful thing about the donkey milk is that it tastes so sweet and does not have the taste that many people did not like about the camel milk. There is no smell and the taste is delicious,” says Dr. Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle is currently accepting patients into this study.
Camel Milk and Maple Syrup Study
Since February 2013, Dr. Hinkle and Camel Milk USA have been involved in extensive research with camel milk and maple syrup. “The results have been absolutely amazing,” states Dr. Hinkle. “I have had such positive results with the camel milk in the treatment of ailments over the past four years, but the combination of the maple syrup paste with camel milk has taken the results even further.”
Studies at the University of Quebec and the University of Rhode Island led Dr. Hinkle to take a closer look at combining camel milk with maple syrup in some form in the fight against specific illnesses. Dr. Hinkle was able to isolate specific nutraceuticals and combine them in a paste form for each individual and each illness.
Dr. Hinkle cautions that it is not just combining camel milk and maple syrup that has resulted in such promising results. “It must be in specific amounts or dosages,” states Dr. Hinkle. A specific grade and specific dosage of maple syrup must be utilized, she explains, as well as specific nutraceuticals that are then combined into a paste and followed by a specific waiting period before taking a specified dosage of the camel milk.
Dr. Hinkle has tested more than 257 individuals with positive results across the board. Some of these results are:
Dr. Hinkle believes that the positive results she has seen with the combination of the maple syrup paste and camel milk results from several factors.
- Diabetes patients: Blood sugar levels stabilize much faster with better results. Many diabetics were able to discontinue medication and almost all are able to reduce their dosages of medication.
- Hepatitis patients: Liver enzyme functions improved in a very short time. Abdominal pain disappeared.
- Lyme disease patients: Less joint pain, brain fog cleared, fatigue was less within a very short period of time.
- Autistic children: The results have been impressive with faster responses than with camel milk alone. Quicker vocabulary responses, better sleep patterns, no spiking of blood sugar levels. Maple syrup is low in purines and oxalates as well.
- Alzheimer’s patients: Made more verbal progress and cognitive recall, as well as improvement in motor skills, than with camel milk alone.
- Cancer patients: Dr. Hinkle has started with the cancer patient study and looks forward to working with patients on the camel milk and maple syrup protocol. Camel milk in combination with maple syrup seems to enhance the effects of some cancer treatments while helping with the negative side effects of the traditional cancer treatments. Studies have shown that maple syrup is beneficial in slowing down the spread of cancer cells especially in the brain, prostrate and lungs.
Dr. Hinkle is looking for funding and patients for a further study with heart disease, because both maple syrup and camel milk have shown positive results in heart disease.
- Maple syrup and camel milk are both carrying agents and therefore are able to cross the blood/brain barrier and permeate cell membranes.
- Both camel milk and maple syrup have compounds like no other found in any other animal or plant that seem to help in the fight against diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and bacterial illnesses.
- Both camel milk and maple syrup are high in specific vitamins and minerals needed for proper immune system function.
- Both camel milk and maple syrup are important for thyroid and reproductive health.
Research on Other Milks and Products
Dr. Hinkle is currently working with several other milks and testing them with patients. She works with llama, donkey, and water buffalo, as well as the camel milk. “The llama is in the camelid family so the milk tests much the same as the camel milk with patients,” says Dr. Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle is working with water buffalo dairies and donkey farms here in the U.S. studying the donkey and water buffalo milk. “The results have been better than I could have ever imagined,” states Dr. Hinkle. The donkey milk is sweeping Europe; countries such as France, Belgium and Italy use the milk in hospitals with newborns to boost their immunity. It is high in immunoglobulins and protein. There is almost 5 times more vitamin C in the donkey milk compared to only 3 times more in camel milk when compared to cow milk. It is also very high in antioxidants such as vitamins A, D, E and calcium and phosphorus, and that combined with the fact that it shares 60 chromosomes with the human compared to only 52 from the camel, makes it an unbelievable choice for cancer patients and immune suppressed individuals such as newborns and autistic children. Dr. Hinkle has also been working with water buffalo dairies here in the U.S. and Canada to promote the water buffalo milk.
“Many patients who cannot tolerate cow, goat or camel milk do very well on the water buffalo milk. I have worked with the milk for patients on casein free diets for almost 30 years and they do very well on the cheese when they are not able to handle other cheese,” states Dr. Hinkle. The water buffalo milk is 50 percent higher in fatty acids and 40 percent lower in cholesterol than cow milk. These fatty acids are so important for the gut and the brain. She has many autistic children on the water buffalo milk as well as the donkey milk. She is also working with other food nutrients, such as the black rice and its extremely high level of antioxidants. She is working with one nutraceutical company that is experimenting with extracting the liquid antioxidants from the rice and making it into concentrated drops. There is so much happening in the world of alternative and complementary medicine, and Dr. Hinkle is constantly working to bring this information to her patients in the U.S. and around the world.
U.S. Dairies Producing Camel Milk
Dr. Hinkle receives scores of e-mails and phone calls daily asking for a dairy selling raw camel milk. Dr. Hinkle does not sell camel milk. She is involved in camel medical research with the milk and with patients around the world. Each state has laws that govern the sale of milk. According to the FDA it is illegal to transport or sell raw camel milk across state lines. Each state has laws that also govern the sale of milk, therefore individuals need to check with the government of each state to know what the laws are regarding the sale of raw camel milk within that state. Again, Dr. Hinkle does not sell camel milk nor is she responsible for anyone buying milk from dairies selling the milk and cautions each individual to be aware of the FDA and USDA laws governing the sale of raw milk. (Individuals drinking raw camel milk are doing so at their own risk.)
If you have purchased camel milk from a dairy that is not a member of the American Camel Coalition and are experiencing issues related to safety and/or health, you can contact Dr. Hinkle to set up an appointment for a consultation to discuss the problems. Her phone number is 1-919-928-0821.
Camel Milk Canada Campaign
Dr. Hinkle has been working with Canadian officials regarding the importation of camel milk into Canada. Dr. Hinkle has had so many heartbreaking e-mails and calls from Canadians seeking her help for their sick loved ones. Good news is finally here!! Officials from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the office of the Canadian Importation Specialists inform Dr. Hinkle that it is now legal to import camel milk into Canada. It is illegal to import raw milk into Canada but the pasteurized milk is legal to import to anyone in Canada who desires the milk from the U.S. Studies done in the Middle East show that pasteurization of camel milk has no significant effect on the insulin and nutritional values of the milk. "We have seen the same positive health benefits from the pasteurized milk as with the raw in the countries that require the milk to be pasteurized" states Dr. Hinkle. (Camel milk is pasteurized at a lower temperature than cow's milk.) Dr. Hinkle is working with the dairies here in the U.S. to make sure that they meet the requirements of the Canadian government. Also the Canadian government has agreed to allow for the import of camels from the U.S. into Canada. This will allow camel dairies to be set up in Canada. Dr. Hinkle is working with several groups interested in setting up camel dairies in Canada. She is working to make sure that all import requirements are met for camel from the U.S. into Canada. "I am very excited to have been a part of making this happen for Canadian citizens," states Dr. Hinkle. Contact Dr. Hinkle for more information on the import of the camel milk.
Camel Milk Malaysia
Dr. Hinkle is pleased to announce that she has joined in partnership with Vital Camel Milk Malaysia. She looks forward to sharing her research with the citizens of Malaysia. Camel milk and camel milk cremes and cosmetics are in great demand around the world. For more information about available camel milk products refer to: www.vitalcamelmilk.com and www.vitalcamelmilk.com.my. All certified products are available to order at www.vitalcamelmilk.com.my.
American-Iraqi Society of Camel Research
Dr. Hinkle has been appointed President of the American-Iraqi Society of Camel Research (AISCR). She is excited to be working with scientists and research specialists in the camel industry in Iraq to further the development of camel milk research with universities in that country.
About Dr. Hinkle
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.
Dr. Hinkle is nationally known for her work and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. She has lectured across the U.S. and Canada. She has had articles published about her works in Healing Retreats and Spas, The American Massage Therapy Association's Massage Therapy Journal, The Olive Leaf extract by Dr. Morton Walker, The Wall Street Journal as well as numerous other newspapers across the U.S. Dr. Hinkle is available for teaching and speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad.
|Facts About Camel Milk
Camel milk can be easily digested by lactose-intolerant individuals.
The lactoferrin in camel's milk has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It also has anti-tumor properties (Ueda et al., 1957).
Camel milk has an apparent positive effect on breast cancer (Eiseler et al., 1998).
Camel milk has three times the amount of vitamin C than cow's milk.
Camel milk has been used for centuries to treat liver disease, and studies have been performed for hepatitis and liver cancer with promising results.
Camel milk is rich in B vitamins and iron.
The immunoglobulins in camel milk have been shown to protect against types of cancer (Fage et al., 2005).
Camel milk has been used to aid in the treatment of the following illnesses:
Autism (Shabo and Yagil et al., 2005)
Milk allergies (Shabo et al., 2005)
Tuberculosis (Agarwal et al., 2005)
Crohn's Disease (Shabo et al., 2005, 2006; Donechenko, 1975)