Feeding dogs and cats: the deprivation diet

deprivation diet

The deprivation diet

The deprivation diet is the simplest tool to identify what’s hurting our pets. Apply this easy experiment when faced with a chronic problem, simply eliminating the daily food: the results are easily visible. This method is in fact increasingly becoming the most effective tool in diagnosing food allergies and / or intolerances. The various tests offered on the market, on the other hand, are NOT reliable, providing qualitative but not quantitative answers for both allergies and intolerances, composed of very long strings of irrelevant positives which thus prevent an effective usage of the results.

The increase in food intolerances

The exponential increase in food intolerances can only be explained by the progressive and increasingly heavy use of chemistry and pharmacology to increase growth rates, or reduce parasite and weed contamination, in crops, fruit, vegetables, meat, milk and eggs; what this does is turn all foods into carriers of substances which, with differing times and methods, reach pretty much the complete population within all the countries where this model is applied.

Consequently, food intolerances have increased exponentially over the last 50 years, and it is now difficult to find animals or people who don’t suffer problems with one or more foods. Moreover, since many intolerance symptoms are not easily connected with food, many Doctors and Veterinarians don’t have this perception, leading to the fear that the phenomenon is universal and undiagnosed in the “civilized” world.

Having lived as a boy in the 1960’s I can certify that food intolerances did not exist, and not because they were unknown or undiagnosed but simply because they were not present.

The real cause of delayed onset

The delayed onset (described by the specific experts as the “loading phase”) would, instead, be due to the progressive accumulation of residues of chemical or pharmacological substances contained in the food until the manifestation of toxicity.

This would also explain the progressive disappearance of symptoms with the deprivation diet (“discharge phase”) following the equally progressive reduction and disappearance of the toxins from the body.

  • This would furthermore explain the subsequent period of “tolerance” which emerges when reintroducing the food which caused this, this being the time necessary for the toxin to again accumulate and manifest its harmful action.
  • One can also easily explain why the defined sensitization period is notably variable: the response to each morbid stimulus differs from one individual to the other, perhaps being harmless to one and severely toxic to another.