What about prescription diets for certain medical conditions?
K & % medicine, let alone food as your medicine, as asserted by Hippocrates. Hippocrates said almost 2,500 years ago, O @ % the patient with food.” (A modern-day paraphrase). In order for us to understand the modern-derivative of this approach to alleviation of illness, let us examine factual, historical accounts from as early as 1929. In the late 1930s, Morris Frank, a young blind man, was touring the country with his guide dog, Buddy, promoting Seeing Eye dogs. However, Buddy, a Q % * $ * and Mr. Frank asked Dr. Mark Morris Sr. for help. Dr. X& Z @$% nutrition, so he developed a new pet food with his wife, Louise Morris, in their kitchen. Louise and three other women continued making the food in the Morris family basement, storing it in Ball jars. Raritan Ration B was the forerunner of Canine prescription diets and was developed for dogs with renal failure and insufficiency. There was no secret formula in this dog food but an established link between high phosphorus and high protein content as being deleterious to an already failing kidney. Then this ration was formulated in such a way that it had significantly lower phosphorus, lower salt content, as well as protein with high bioavailability without sacrificing palatability. Medical and genetic conditions like ammonium urate uroliths in Dalmatians: In cases of severe, acute dysuria and stranguria, the only remedy is surgery to prevent bladder rupture. Urate and xanthine uroliths are generally uncommon, except in dalmatians. (Cecilia Villaverde, Urates in bladder disease, Waltham Focus vol. $( )%* ( % +* % % ). After which post-surgical dietary management must be done to prevent recurrence of urate stone formation.