Another week is upon us and normality is coming back slowly.
We have been asked a lot of questions regarding our Food Is Medicine posts on our Facebook page so we just want to explain this a bit more.
”Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food” - Hippocrates
Food is age old medicine. Todays prescribed medicine has strayed quite a bit from this in the last century or so, but thankfully it’s making a comeback. We believe that the natural and holistic approach is the best option both for humans and your pets.
Nutrition really is the foundation of health. It’s the body’s fuel and provides the building blocks for the maintenance of health, tissue repair and energy. We need to be thinking about food as the most important medicine we take every day. Feeding fresh, wholesome, low processed or unprocessed nutrition is paramount in maintaining your dog’s health.
These are some of the foods we recommend for our customers on a daily basis. As a general rule, these are wonderful things that can be added to almost any diet for dogs.
Bone Broth - it improves digestion, reduces inflammation, aids in detoxing the liver, improves brain function, contains a lot of vitamins & minerals. This are just some of the benefits.....
Raw Goats Milk - this is one of the most nutrient-rich foods around. It’s been shown to strengthen the immune system and reduce allergies. Thanks to the probiotics and digestive enzymes it’s great for gut health. It can even help to repair leaky gut and promotes better skin health.
Fermented foods - these are a fantastic source of beneficial bacteria (probiotics). They usually contain a wider variety than supplemental probiotics with more concentrated numbers of bacteria. They’re also great for supporting immune functions. Fermented foods assist in detoxing the bowel and chelates heavy metals/chemicals,can help heal leaky gut and IBD.
Coconut Oil - As a healthy fat, it also helps to fight cancer. One of the things we know about cancer cells is that they can’t use fats. Cancer cells need glucose, or sugars, which carbs break down into, to fuel themselves. We can help starve cancer by providing a diet that contains more healthy fats and fewer carbohydrates. It also is good for skin and oral health, Brain food – improves cognition and helps decrease dementia, full of antioxidants and minerals and reduces inflammation.
Eggs - these are considered a nutritional powerhouse. They’ve been called the most complete protein and are literally 100% bioavailable. And they’re so easy to add to your dog’s diet - including the shell. One of the things eggs are most beneficial for is cardiovascular health. The cholesterol in eggs actually regulates cholesterol in the body. And the brain and liver rely heavily on cholesterol for normal function. They’re also good for eye and skin health. Free range eggs are the best. Not just chicken eggs - why not try duck or quail eggs too?
“No disease or illness that can be treated by diet should be treated by any other means” - Maimonides