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 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.
Camel Milk USA currently has many exciting things happening
with camel milk. Dr. Hinkle's current efforts include:
- Working with camel
owners here in the
U.S. to set up dairies and working with labs and the FDA to get test
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
could happen by late spring 2012. “Many
been waiting for this to further their investments in the camel milk
industry here in the U.S.,” states Dr. Hinkle. She
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
collect blood and urine samples from camels to be frozen and
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
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,
pancreatic, stomach, brain and breast cancer have been exceptional.
of camel urine antibodies is for cardiovascular disease; it
acts as a
stimulate to strengthen the heart muscle. Camel milk also has been used
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
textile design studies. The camel’s coat has the ability to
Dr. Hinkle wants to look at working with textile products that can be
individuals who have sensitivity to the sun, such as patients with skin
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
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
camel milk helps with the diabetes in the animals and the antibodies
camel have the ability to penetrate a cancerous tumor cell and destroy
Hinkle is very excited to be conducting this study, and this will open
whole new market here in the U.S.
for the milk.
- Dr. Hinkle is currently developing a line of
products with the camel milk. She has seen so many positive results
with the pets and has had hundreds of requests for the milk for pets.
The pet products should be on the market by mid-summer 2012.
- Working to stop the pegging of camels around
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
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
- 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
Brown and Cheers
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
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.
- Dr. Hinkle is currently
working with an international dairy to
develop a special powdered milk that will have the colostrum added for
the autistic children and hopes to have it available by Fall
- In March 2011, Dr. Hinkle
was a guest on the Luis
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
Dr. Hinkle's schedule and the ongoing studies she is involved in, a
consultation must be scheduled. For appointment times and
is happening with camel research at the moment and Camel Milk USA
the way here in the U.S.
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
- 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.
"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
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
“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.
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
as the camel milk. “The llama is in the camelid
the milk tests much the same as the camel milk with
says Dr. Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle is working with water buffalo
and donkey farms here in the U.S. studying the donkey and water buffalo
milk. “The results have been better than I could
imagined,” states Dr. Hinkle. The donkey milk is
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
the donkey milk compared to only 3 times more in camel milk when
compared to cow milk. It is also very high in antioxidants
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
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
percent higher in fatty acids and 40 percent lower in cholesterol than
cow milk. These fatty acids are so important for the gut and
brain. She has many autistic children on the water buffalo
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
is experimenting with extracting the liquid antioxidants from the rice
and making it into concentrated drops. There is so much
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.
Dairies Producing Camel
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
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.
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
How Can You Help?
- Baby camels are being born
across the U.S. and the milk is
flowing. There are
several groups of camel breeders across the U.S.who
now have camel milk
available. There are so many people who email and call daily
the milk but the camel milk test kits must be finished before the milk
sold nationwide. Several states allow for the sale of the
milk raw while
many others do not. Therefore, test kits must be designed to
test the milk
for antibiotic residue so that the public is protected from tainted
of the camel owners that are members of the American Camel Coalition
test their camel for diseases but the milk must also be
tested. Several of our dairies now pasteurize their milk and we are
starting to purchase freeze-dry machines as well so that the powdered
milk may be offered for sale. Dr. Hinkle cautions that it is illegal to
sell milk that is raw across state line. Even when the test kits are
approved, it still will be illegal to sell raw milk across state lines.
Much research has been done in the Middle East with the pasteurized
milk and patients are experiencing positive results.
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
has training in Radiology, and an associate degree of applied science
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
Spas, The American Massage
Therapy Association's Massage
Journal, The Olive
Leaf extract by Dr. Morton
Wall Street Journal as well
other newspapers across the U.S. Dr. Hinkle is available for
teaching and speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad.