Once again, we’ve been had
For over a century now, the “allergy” concept has been used by both practitioner and afflicted as a scapegoat for every unpleasant, anomalous reaction that humans and pets have to varying innocuous stimuli. When no other explanation is forthcoming, people just throw up their hands and say, “well, I must be allergic” and all thoughts of anything except management and/or avoidance stop instantly. If the progenitor of the “allergy” idea didn’t have in mind empowering a multi-billion dollar industry, he might as well have. One hundred and thirteen years on, the “allergy” lie is as profit-making as it is beloved and endemic.
For those seeking to establish health independence for both their dogs and themselves, there is a way to look at “allergies” that benefits US, rather than the sickness profiteers. Every time you hear the word “allergy”, think “temporary hypersensitivity”. The very WORD “allergy” has become a deliberate mental manipulation intended to ensure that everyone hearing it knows that this is a condition for which there is no known cause and which offers NO OPTIONS except: 1) avoidance of ‘offending substances’; and 2) suppression of symptoms with drugs or ‘natural’ remedies.
A substance is either problematic for all members of a species or it’s not, and if it’s not, it’s the individual that is the problem, not the substance. We have been led to believe that certain individuals are just ‘allergy prone’, like it’s something they are born with and can do nothing about. This is just nonsense. People recover from allergies all the time when they change their diets, and so do dogs when they are properly fed.
Does the body really attack itself?
The real explanation for “allergic” reactions makes a lot more sense and gives the body a lot more credit than the extremely illogical, unnatural, nature-hating idea that the “immune system” attacks itself. The body never does anything that’s not in its best interest. Bodies are not suicidal, they want only to go on living, as this is their absolute #1 biological mandate. When it appears that way to us, it’s only because we don’t understand what the body is up against, what it’s trying to do and what its real needs are. Medical practitioners, ironically, are the ones who are most in the dark about this.
When a reaction is very severe, such as in the case of anaphylactic shock, it’s because the body’s been pushed beyond its capacity to deal with the wastes and abuses it’s been subjected to, and in those cases all it takes sometimes is the tiniest little trigger to push it over the limit. When that happens, sometimes toxic intervention can be justified because shifting the burden temporarily to another part of the body (which is what drugs always do) can save the life of the person. Whether the person really would have died without intervention is not known, and many times these drugs are given when death would not have resulted, so we really don’t know to what extent they prevent death. We can only assume that there are times when the risk of death is great enough to justify the toxic ‘cost’ of the drug. However, in most cases of “allergic” reaction it’s NOT worth the toxicity because there is time to simply remove REAL causes and allow the body to heal.
(More information about the real cause of “allergies” is provided in my previous article about skin issues here: https://thomast40.sg-host.com/2015/the-truth-about-skin-problems/)
I have used the analogy of lemon juice many times but I think it is helpful so I’ll repeat it. Lemon juice does not sting when it is poured over skin unless the skin is raw and inflamed. It’s the skin that is the problem, not the lemon juice. When a dog is so toxic that a simple harmless substance like pollen or grass causes a reaction, it’s like pouring lemon juice over inflamed skin. Inflammation is what the body does when wastes are present, particularly where healing needs to be accomplished. Inflammation is the body bringing fluids to an area to dilute wastes, and heat to hasten their elimination. It’s the wastes that cause inflammation that puts tissues in a highly over-sensitized state, flaring at the slightest trigger.
In concept, there is no difference between a physical hypersensitivity and a psychological one. We understand that when a dog has a psychological hypersensitivity, it’s because something is wrong with the DOG. It’s true that the default setting in dogs is fear because generally anything they haven’t seen or heard in puppyhood they will be leery of as adults. But some dogs develop very strong fear reactions to certain sights or sounds, and dog trainers all know that although it can be difficult in some cases, these can be counter-conditioned. For the uninitiated, that means REVERSED. It’s the same with physical hypersensitivity. With psychological hypersensitivities, we have to wipe the mental slate clean by allowing the dog to associate the offending sight or sound with something pleasant or fun. With physical ones, we have to do something similar by cleaning out the BODY so that tissues that have been made hypersensitive from chronic exposure to circulating morbid wastes become normal, healthy and strong. There is only ONE way to do that, and it is with proper feeding such as is described in my book.
What becomes clear by comparing these two phenomena is that both indicate something is wrong with the dog in question, and it’s not something they were born with nor that requires lifelong intervention. It’s something that has real, identifiable causes and is reversible. And it also shows us that the stimuli are always harmless except to those dogs who have not yet resolved their pathological sensitivity to it. All we have to do in both cases is resolve the sensitivity, and the body ALONE can do this, when it is provided the correct raw materials (FOOD).
On the VCA’s website, an article by Drs. Catherine Barnette and Ernest Ward says, “Most allergies appear after the pet is six months of age, with the majority of affected dogs over age one or two”. And yet, in the next paragraph, the ONLY mention of cause is when the authors say that “some allergies are inherited”. I wonder why it takes 6-12 months for symptoms to appear if a condition is inherited, and isn’t it a little odd that the ONLY mention of cause talks about only “SOME” allergies? What about MOST allergies?
Like most others of its type, this article goes into every other possible aspect of allergies EXCEPT what might be CAUSING them. Do you see how this takes your power away? Do you see how you’ve very deftly been led AWAY from the direction that might hold the only REAL answers and into a direction that benefits those who are leading you? A few paragraphs of impressively arcane minutia about the body’s various microscopic parts and workings, and our attention is effectively distracted from simple explanations so that we don’t notice our wallets being lifted. Is there any other field of human endeavor besides medicine that so utterly and completely avoids contemplating the idea of CAUSE? Can you just imagine for a moment how much success bridge engineers or airplane designers would have if they didn’t look at causes when things go wrong?
Yes, it most definitely DOES take at least 6-12 months for most “allergies” to manifest and many don’t show up for a couple years. There’s a reason for that which offers a much easier and more realistic way to understand what’s really going on, and it puts the power back in YOUR hands. Here it is: The tissues that have hypersensitive reactions to harmless stimuli need time to become irritated and inflamed from constant exposure to internal pollutants, and that takes months or years of MIS-FEEDING (primarily) and other forms of maltreatment like medicating and vaccinating. THAT’S what an “allergy” is in a nutshell, and it is entirely preventable AND reversible.
Is “Allergy Testing” a good idea?
Allergy testing appears to be the real nail in the mental coffin because this seems to cement in a dog owner’s mind that there truly are no options besides avoidance and management. I have found that those whose dogs have all the signs and symptoms of “allergy” but have NOT been through the bank-account-tapping process of “allergy testing” are much more open to the possibility of reversal. Those dog owners who have the wisdom to flout an official “allergy” diagnosis and go forward with appropriate dietary changes are typically rewarded with a permanent cessation of symptoms. The more treatment a dog has undergone for his sensitivities, the longer it can take to reverse it and this can sometimes mean many months of ongoing symptoms while the body cleans out. But the process of detoxification is temporary! The alternative is permanent symptoms and expensive, time consuming, often futile “management”. As I hope you’ve surmised by now, “allergy testing” is a waste of money if you’re a dog owner, but a virtual guarantee of lifelong income if you’re a sickness profiteer.
That which causes “allergies” causes a great deal more
All conditions of the body are related to each other and to their real underlying causes. Skin issues are your dog’s ‘canaries in the coal mine’ because they signal, typically in young adulthood, disease that is forming in your dog’s body. They are typically the first outward manifestation of an internal state of toxemia. Skin issues need to be taken seriously because they portend much future suffering for you and your dog if their causes are not removed.
Addendum: This brief testimonial was posted on my Facebook group a couple days ago. It’s from someone who used “Glacier Peak Holistics” very expensive “Pet Wellness Life Stress Scan” to ‘determine’ which foods her dog should avoid. Her testimony and photo speak for themselves.
“Let me tell you, this “allergy” chart held a prominent place on my fridge for the past 3 years. I was chained to it. I’d freak out if someone gave him one of his “allergens”. Before I started him on this protocol, I’d keep a digital copy of this in my phone when I’d go to the store and buy meats or veg (I always used to mix it) for him.
I didn’t even realize that I haven’t paid a bit of attention to this paper in soooo many months. My little guy can eat all of the proteins and plants he couldn’t before. Nothing triggers scratching episodes so severe that he’d make his own skin on his stomach bleed anymore. No foods even trigger *mild* scratching. He’s free and I’m free of what we thought was a life sentence for him.
I’m so grateful to have stumbled upon this group (I don’t even remember how) and what it’s done for Marley. ❤️”