By Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M.

This is a syndrome that has been experienced for many years. This may be seen in dogs, cats, horses and probably people.

It really is not known why this happens, but over the last 44 years of practice, I have found a way, to not only identify this syndrome, but how to control it. I think we all wonder how this can occur and what really does occur?

Anywhere from having a "show dog" growl or bite a judge, to having a puppy bite your child or another family member, is similar in the cat that decides its owner is worth biting or scratching. Why does this happen? I wonder if this might also explain "road rage"? Whether it does or not, there appears to be a way to identify and control the problem.

Many years ago, I was working with a friend and animal trainer, Michael Chill. The situation involved a Labrador retriever that unprovoked, would attack the wife and the daughter. At this time, I was looking at the possibility of a food setting off this bizarre behavior. At this time I had created the first Lamb and Rice diet in the country, if not the world.

My friend decided to put the dog on Lamb and Rice, to see if it would make a difference, and it did. The dog did very well, with no further episodes of "Rage".

One Thursday evening, the family had a nice steak dinner and saved a small amount for their dog. Within 30 minutes, the dog attacked the wife severely enough to take her to emergency for care.

Since then I have learned that a different food, a supplement, or a snack can elicit this vicious behavior. Why would this food input cause this effect?

After many years of my own clinical studies, I finally realized, the hormonal-antibody syndrome I had found was the culprit that allowed for the "Rage Syndrome".

If you look at the Atypical Cortisol Estrogen Imbalance Syndrome (ACEIS) or as the public refers to it as Plechner’s Syndrome, you will begin to realize there is a basis for why this "Rage" syndrome occurs. Once the damaged cortisol allows for elevated estrogen to occur, that elevation not only binds the thyroid hormones, which cannot breakdown food etc. in a timely manner, but "frees up" the immune cells to react to foods etc. and guarantee no protection for the body.

With my syndrome, the gut related antibody is suppressed; therefore oral medication may not be absorbed. I realize this is a very complex syndrome that I have found, but those of you that are frustrated with present day therapy that only looks at controlling the effects, will be greatly satisfied with the results that will occur with the identification and control of the cause of this "Rage" problem.

The thing that I tell my clients is, "it does not matter who tells you what, including myself, it is only the good results that need to follow and not just the words."

If there might be anything I can do or suggest to make a difference, please contact me under the consultation button.

My entire life, is trying to make a difference for my patients.

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