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It's been about a week since I took the dogs off commercial food and started feeding them my own recipe, so it's time for an update on what happened. Since this describes medical conditions, it will by necessity be a bit indelicate.

1. The first night, the younger male dog, Reo, the healthiest of the lot, got a case of the runs and was in and out all night. No surprise; it was a big shift in diet. The surprise was that the other two had no such reaction, and after that one night, that was the end of it for Reo, too. That argues that he had more unbound toxin in his system than the other two, so he purged fast.

2. On the second day, the female dog, Diamond, actually spent more time off the couch than on it. She seemed to be hurting less.

3. Skip ahead a few days: Diamond's limp is almost gone. She is being careful with her foot, but doesn't seem to be in any pain. She's moving well, and has much more energy. The lump in her side, supposedly a benign fatty cyst, is half the size it was only a week ago.

4. The oldest dog, Clyde, is about 16 years old, and has a crippled hind leg from getting nearly stomped to death by a deer about a decade ago. When he came here to live with me, he could barely walk and lately had done nothing but lie about and sleep. We figured he was just old and worn out. Wrong. Yesterday, when I brought him his dinner, he stood up on his hind legs to beg for it. A week ago, he could not have done that. Today, he ran with the other dogs. I've never seen him run before.

Evidence is that the toxic food thing has been going on for a very, very long time. Supposedly, the melamine tricks tests for protein content (the amine part, I guess), so it was being added to allow a supplier to foist off an inferior product. Somebody just got extra greedy, and the toxicity crossed a tolerance threshold. (Of course, there also may be another agenda and this is just plausible deniability, but I'm not ready to go there quite yet.)

Does anyone else grok the fact that many of us grew up eating off of melamine and it is still a commonly used material for plasticware?

Phase 2: Get the plastics out of the human food chain, use a similar detox strategy and see what happens. My turn under the microscope.

But now I know the things I know,
And do the things I do;
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you!
-- Dorothy Parker

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rasputen
May. 15th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
neighbor, I dont know who you are nor do I care to name you, but if you dont mind I would like to add you to my LJ friends list as your energy and words give me strength to embrace surrender, I hope my poor words convey the respect intended.
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keter_magick
May. 15th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
Thanks
Adding you, too. Well met, we. :o)
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