All living organisms need fuel. Each organism thrives consuming the types of food best suited to it. Dogs, cats, horses, trees and humans attain the highest standard of health when they are provided with the most suitable food for their individual species.
Can a deficient diet be overcome by supplying the specific deficient elements in the form of supplements?
If we reduce food into separate elements the health giving effects are not the same as consuming these elements in their natural state. Nutrients mostly work synergistically with other nutrients found in whole foods. For example, vitamin B12 and folic acid work together to synthesize DNA and red blood cells. A deficiency in either vitamin will have severe consequences. Both of these nutrients are found in liver and fish.
Whole foods are a source of a range of nutrients that can be minerals, vitamins, amino acids as well as other biological compounds that make up the complex system of benefits of whole foods. Because food is a such a complex network of nutrients in a natural web, it cannot be emulated by dietary supplements.
Beta carotene for example has at least 500 "siblings", collectively known as cartenoids. Many of them haven't yet been identified by science. New research has shown that beta carotene supplements are not at all effective as compared to consuming the nutrient from whole foods. It's this combination of complex properties found only in whole foods that contains the health giving benefits. Carnivores get beta carotene from whole raw eggs, liver and brain.
Over the last hundred years our carnivore companions have been eating foods that diverge from their natural diet. As they have separated more and more from their original and most suitable diet their health has gradually deteriorated.
Cooked, processed and adulterated foods coupled with other incorrect care have produced a sub-standard condition that is regarded as normal health. In order to relieve the unpleasant symptoms that accompany this state, our pets are prescribed toxic substances called medicines.
These poisons do give some relief from the symptoms, but the side effects produce still further and different kinds of illnesses. Instead of eliminating the cause - the unsuitable food - we have taken the path of least effort and relieved symptoms only. As long as the cause remains the symptoms will return and with greater force each time.
One important step to halting this cycle is to return our animals to a diet that they were made to eat. When the natural conditions have been returned the animal will likewise be able to return to a state of health.
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Author - Jennifer Lee
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