The conventional medical perspective on immune mediated disease is disheartening. Once the diagnosis has been made, the clinician realizes a cure cannot be expected. The best that can be hoped for is the initial control of symptoms with drugs that act high up in the inflammatory cascade, with the risk of serious consequences down the road in the form of cancer, infection, or metabolic derangement. Any benefits from diet change are off the table unless the patient is “lucky” enough to have a simple allergy, for which hydrolyzed novel protein diets can be prescribed.
This perspective stands in contrast to the holistic perspective, which is ironically much more informed by current medical research that reminds us there are two immune systems, each responding to a different dietary and herbal treatment strategy. Problems relating to the Innate immune system are almost wholly diet-dependent, much more common, and are often able to be rapidly cured with herbal medicines once an animal is fed appropriately.
Only problems of the Adaptive immune system bear any resemblance to what the conventional practitioner has in mind, but here too diet is critically important, and can be curative when used with appropriate herbal medicines.
Diet change is thus a key initial consideration in the management of immune mediated disease. Exactly what diet the patient responds to can rapidly tell the clinician which Chinese medical diagnosis they are dealing with, and the herbal strategy that will be most helpful in expediting a cure. At the end of this webinar, no longer will the holistic veterinarian have to anguish over which of dozens of formulas holds the best promise of curing their patient. Formula selection will be rapid and the results gratifying.