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Camel Milk USACamel Milk USA, a company founded by Dr. Millie Hinkle, ND, is devoted to the research, development, sales, and promotion of camel milk and camel milk products in the United States.


About Camel Milk USA and Dr. Millie 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.

2014 Projects for Camel Milk USA


2014 is going to be an exciting year for Camel Milk USA and Dr. Millie Hinkle. Dr. Hinkle’s book will be published in March 2014. 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.

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 Meets with Camelicious Dairy Manager, Discusses Setting Up Satellite Dairy in U.S.


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.)

"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."

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.
Dr. Millie Hinkle

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.

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 diaries 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.

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.
  1. Maple syrup and camel milk are both carrying agents and therefore are able to cross the blood/brain barrier and permeate cell membranes.
  2. 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.
  3. Both camel milk and maple syrup are high in specific vitamins and minerals needed for proper immune system function.
  4. Both camel milk and maple syrup are important for thyroid and reproductive health.
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.

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.

Camels on a Farm


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

Here are some interesting medical 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)