Inflammation and Pet Food Intolerances
Pet Food intolerances: What Is Inflammation?
Modern medicine has come to completely distort the meaning of all symptoms the body manifests during any illness. Inflammation is the process by which the body "repairs" the injury which is present.
When taking an anti-inflammatory drug, you block the natural response of the body, and this seems to be the cause of the continuous and evident increase in chronic and / or degenerative diseases. In practice, by inhibiting the body’s natural defensive response to unhealthy stimuli we prevent it from eliminating them, forcing the defense system to develop a new balance and resulting in an increase in chronic and degenerative pathologies.
Consider this metaphor: A city’s waste removal takes place in an incinerator, which emits smoke, heat, noise and disturbing emissions, with obvious inconveniences. Likewise, inflammation causes pain, illness and discomfort. But if we "turn them off", do we really think we have made the right decision?
Just as switching off the incinerator will leave the waste in the city, thus polluting the environment, so blocking inflammation with drugs will leave harmful toxins inside the body.
The situation is even worse if the pathological stimulus persists, as this forces the body to adopt a chronic inflammatory process. This process is disabling and painful, but it is effective (if the waste continues to be produced, the incinerator will be obliged to operate continuously).
Anti-inflammatory drugs should be prescribed exclusively for those cases where the cause of the inflammation cannot be removed, or when it is unknown and unidentifiable.
Pet Food intolerances
The body responds to food allergies and intolerances by means of inflammatory phenomena and / or increased secretions and excretions. It’s not difficult to deduce that these two mechanisms are exactly what the body applies to defend itself from substances it recognizes as toxic: it either expels them with secretions and excretions, or "burns" them with an inflammatory process.
Such phenomena can affect any organ, as each individual manifests differing sensitivities. Consequently, dogs and cats are affected (mostly chronically) by otitis, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, gastroenteritis, cystitis, nephritis, arthritis, etc.
A food to which the body is intolerant will cause an acute inflammatory process every time that food is ingested. If this food is part of a daily diet, the inflammatory process will of course become chronic. If you don’t remove the cause, you can’t eliminate the effect.
Anti-inflammatory drugs should be prescribed exclusively for those cases where the cause of the inflammation cannot be removed, when the inflammatory phenomenon excessively weakens the state-of-life, with autoimmune diseases, or when the cause is unknown and unidentifiable.
Fortunately most inflammatory processes currently affecting dogs and cats are caused by pet food intolerances; consequently it is sufficient to eliminate "harmful" food from the diet without the need for anti-inflammatory drugs, as the inflammatory process will then spontaneously and quickly regress.