Dogtor J’s To-do List
At the bottom of this page you will find my list of things to do that I have copied and pasted from a Notepad file on my laptop. I thought it would be interesting for you to see how I work and what I’m currently working on. Thoughts like those below usually come during an exam room lecture, while writing an Email or Facebook post, or on the ride home from my hospital. I’ll dash to my laptop or make a note on the iPhone so that I don’t forget. Revelations come at odd times sometimes. They often end up on this list and get erased as I get to them. It’s a simple system and has worked pretty well for the past 10 years.
So much to know, so little time.
DogtorJ.com really being one big blog, I thought I would post this to-do list so that the reader can get a taste of where the site is headed and gain a better hold on the universal nature of The GARD. I could spend every moment of each and every day studying and writing about this expansive topic of food intolerance and its applications to every disease known to man and his companions. But at the time of this posting, I am still a practicing veterinarian in my single-man hospital – my “laboratory” as my father calls it – where I have witnessed firsthand so many of the medical miracles about which I write.
Now, I’ve never done anything “experimental” or unethical like some may envision when they hear that word “laboratory” in a medical context. I can assure you, no pet has ever been put in harm’s way by simply eliminating the top four food allergens – wheat, dairy, soy or corn – and observing the results. (However, it is not uncommon for mothers to voice their concern about removing wheat or dairy from the diets of their children. I send them elsewhere for more proof when needed.) Likewise, the use of vitamin supplements, antioxidants (C, E, grape seed extract), essential sugars, and omega three fatty acids have never hurt anyone or anything when applied appropriately and in proper dosages. These are natural components of our innate immune system – the part that prevents damage from occurring before the adaptive immune system (antibody formation) is required.
The GARD came first
Thankfully, for the first 8 years, I focused entirely on the use of the elimination diet (The GARD) with no regard for supplements. I can honestly report that the biggest leap in health improvement comes from the elimination of bad things, not the supplementation with good things. Doing both together makes the most sense – and yields incredible results – but I can accurately state that I based The GARD on clinical responses I saw and the testimonials I received while employing the elimination diet by itself. Thankfully, this levels the playing field for the afflicted. Not everyone can afford health care or hundreds of dollars in supplements. But, everyone can afford to stop eating pizza, donuts, those “triple coronary bypass” burgers they hawk at every intersection.
Sadly, I was as ignorant as the next guy when it came to vitamin, minerals, omega threes, antioxidants and the vital roles they play in our day-to-day lives. But in the past three years, I have tried to educate myself about these essential nutrients as well as research the value of utilizing other alternative medical modalities, such as chiropractic, essential oils, magnet therapy, biofeedback, the Rife machine, and more.
It’s a work in progress
It’s a full time job investigating all of these adjunctive therapies, integrating them into my message and reporting them to the reader, especially when my inability to type is taken into consideration. Succinctly put, I can’t type worth a flip. (So when you see typos, please keep that in mind.) I think many would call this a cosmic joke, just like my extreme fear of speaking that preceded the current years of being regularly tossed before groups of people/veterinarians, radio listeners and television audiences…and really enjoying myself. A passion for a topic really changes things.
So…here is what I am currently working on. I call it my to-do list and keep it in an MS Notepad file and I thought I would just post it here and update it regularly to give you an idea of what is coming on DogtorJ.com. It may also serve to give you some direction in your own research. The Internet is an amazing tool and our ability to gain information is only limited by the kinds of searches we do. If you can think of something on which you want more information and can come up with a key word or two, you’ll have your answer in moments. The key is to know what it is you need to know. That’s where I hope to come in – to help you know what rocks to look under.
Dogtor J’s To-do List
Here it is, basically cut and pasted from my laptop. I modify the list multiple times per day and will update it regularly here on the site. If you have not found what you are looking for on DogtorJ.com and want to have me look into something for you, please shoot me an Email using the link above the top menu and I will do my best to jump on it. After all, that’s how I’ve gotten this far – trying to answer every question that gets thrown my way.
Once we have the base of knowledge that the study of food intolerance affords us, we can dig deeply into the medical mysteries that have stumped us for years. Unless we really need to name each and every virus and bacteria that nature and our body possess, there are no more deep secrets in medicine. We know what these guys do and, more importantly, why they do what they do. We just have to know what’s making them so angry.
The following research topics will give you more clues:
*History of the “Big 4” – New page, more details
*How the GARD was developed – the history of The GARD; How Dr. Dodds and I met
***Start the Blog! DONE. Needs refinement, tho.
***Drug addiction and food intolerance. BIG connection!
***Left-sided afflictions – write about the fact that sooo many things hit the left side first.
**Put “What are the “big 4″” under What is Food Intolerance section?
*Allergies vs intolerance – some don’t form antibodies! This is bad news.
***Sjogren’s Appetizer – dry eye, Cocker’s food allergic breeds, lectins; vaginal dryness in people
***What is the leaky gut syndrome? DONE
**fluoride – as a carcinogen – cancer and autoimmune diseases; meat and bone meal in dog foods; Rottie bone cancer
***Fluoride anesthetics – possible problems after anesthesia-> autoimmune events 3-4 weeks later due to fluoride
*Coming soon- Candida Appetizer (opportunist vs. pathogen); treat primary issue, candida goes away… IF immune competent!
*Barrett’s esophagus Appetizer – precancerous change; parallels smoking->lung cancer; metaplasia: role of Helicobacter!
*”Secondary food intolerance” – write about lectins derived from our eating animals that consume wheat, corn, soy, etc.; facebook posts: child who can’t eat corn-fed animals due to asthma attacks! Eggs affected, too.
*Candida, yeast – secondary problems they cause.
*Pleomorphic bacteria in lumbosacral and sacroiliac disease (e.g. Brucellosis); SI and LS dz can be rheumatoid!
*Soy, corn, wheat in chicken feed and the use of VINEGAR to prevent villous atrophy in chickens on these commercial feeds; Italians and celiac disease and their coping mechanisms (wine, vinegar).
*Wall paper glue, gluten, and the use of vinegar to clean the residue off the walls; Borden and Elmer’s glue
*Facebook discussion – Mother reporting asthma in kids given corn fed beef; mother reporting reaction to eggs from soy-fed chickens. “Secondary glutenization”
*ONE BYTE SNACKS – set up the section with one-liners/fun facts
*Raw milk issue appetizer – A1 vs. A2 cows; The “milk devil (BCM7); zoonoses from cow’s milk…BIG issue! (Dr.s Oski and Blaylock – bovine leukemia virus causes leukemia in primates!!!)
*Dystonia – Write about the dramatic response to gluten-free diets. (Google gluten, dystonia)
*Hip dysplasia – Write expanded paper. DONE
*Juvenile bone diseases – Write paper relating grain-laden puppy foods to this category of conditions; food allergy breeds affected most; orthopedic seminar: Why collagen comes apart!
*Collagen disorders – expand Ehlers-Danlos paper; more on pleomorphs.
*Collapsing trachea syndrome – a collagen disorder in small breeds; less joint issues because of size; heart valves, discs, knee cap luxation vs. hip dysplasia. All about patients size and stress on the part but mechanism is the same!!!
*Cherry eye – early collagen issues in chondrodysplastics (English bulldogs)
*Infertility in dogs – mycoplasma; why dogs are born with eyes closed! Tear duct infections – direct vs. retrograde up the tear duct from nose.; tetraccycline works! “Angel eyes” -> tylosin is an antibiotic that kills pleomorphs
*Flea control – Why do we insist on pouring carcinogens all over our pets? Revolution/Advantage Multi are NOT pesticides.
*Heartworm disease – Why dogs become symptomatic in Spring; role of pleomorphs (Wolbachia)
*GMO foods – Expand Future Plagues area.
*Pancreatitis – type one diabetes’ evil twin: same disease, different cells; lectins and zonulin’s influence
*Atopy – How it develops and why inhalant allergies ALWAYS follow food allergies
*Epiphora – Why dogs respond to tetracycline and “Angel Eyes” (tylosin)…Pleomorphs acquired from birth canal
*Panosteitis – Viruses vs allergic (eosinphils involved in both…more closely related than we think!)
*Pannus in Shepherds – similar to trachoma in people…Chlamydia!!! Responds to GARD…pleomorphs hate gluten, et al
*Epilepsy – Better explain glial cell dysfunction…why lectins damage their ability to control glutamate at synapse
*Peripheral neuropathy – Viruses and lectins and how the GARD stops this
*Crohn’s – the milk connection – casein (and gluten) + mycobacterium paratuberculosis; used to be old Jewish people, now 18yr olds
*Vaccinosis – much more serious than once thought
*Vaccine-induced sarcomas – when did we stop talking about the FeSv. vaccine sets the stage, not “causes”
*Old dog encephalitis – Is it the distemper virus? Is this the K9 equivalent of adult (>65 yrs) onset epilepsy in people?
*Lyme disease – The perfect example of the MO of pleomorphic bacteria
*Celiac disease- term is almost “useless” now. It’s all about ‘gluten sensitivity
*Modify cancer appetizer
*Perfect storm medicine – Most diseases are multiple things coming together (e.g. SIDS)