Non processed, locally farmed produce, GMO –hormone-free meat and fresh garden herbs are foods that will decrease your pet’s risk of disease and improve their overall health and wellness. The key is a good design diet complete with recipes created to meet the unique specific nutritional needs of your pet. One bag of processed fast food fits all dogs or cats have shown not to provide nor maintain optimal health.
The ingredients used in your pet's diet should supply the right amount of bioavailable nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, co-factors, enzymes, anti-oxidants, and phytonutrients, to support the body’s immune and healing systems, thereby altering the course and outcome of a disease process. This approach to veterinary nutrition can be used as preventative or can be used as a therapeutic tool.
The first step to understanding the importance of live enzymes in your pet's food is to start thinking at a cellular level, extremely small. Enzymes are protein molecules. A molecule is anything consisting of two or more atoms. If a molecule is comprised of a thousand molecules or more it is called a macromolecule. Although macros are considered large molecules they are still very small. Enzymes rarely, if ever, get that large.
Enzymes are these marvelous super microscopic protein molecules that are responsible, or take part, in every phase of every living things life. Professor Moore from the University of Oxford described enzymes best as “particles of the matter charged with biotic energy”. From the moment of conception of life to the very end of life, enzymes have a role to play. When the sperm enters an egg for fertilization it is an enzyme that bores the hole that allows the sperm to enter making the union for life possible. When a living thing dies, enzymes that have laid dormant in the body become activated and start the process of decomposition/digestion returning the once living organism back to the earth in its broken down form. Metabolic enzymes provide the spark of life to keep our hearts beating and our brain functioning. Digestive enzymes break food down into its various components so the body can recognize and utilize the food. Without enzymes, we could not absorb vitamins, form hormones, or clot blood when the need arises. It does not take much imagination to realize what biological disorders living things face when there is an absence or deficiency of enzymes. There have been hundreds of studies where one group of animals were fed a diet rich in enzymes while another group of the same species was fed the exact same diet with the enzymes destroyed. The outcome was always the same. The group that received the enzymes thrived while the group that was deprived of enzymes failed to thrive. To go into the details would require endless pages of text and a life time of study. The documentation is there. Research it for yourself it will become very obvious. Scientists are making new discoveries about enzymes all the time and have only touched the tip of the iceberg.
Each enzyme has a specific type of food that it seeks out and proceeds to break down into a recognizable form that the body can use such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, sugars, fiber, etc. Enzymes actually cut apart the bonds of the various components of food molecules. There are even enzymes designed to digest and remove worn out enzymes. At one time the disbelievers claimed that enzymes were too large of a molecule to be absorbed into the bloodstream. The research has shown this was an erroneous assumption. Studies have already revealed over 3000 different very specific enzymes and researchers believe this is just the beginning.
In the ideal world, animals would achieve complete digestion or breakdown of protein, fats, and carbohydrates in the initial stages of the digestive tract. This would basically entail the mouth, stomach, small and large intestine. Digestive enzymes are at work from the second a plant is picked, begins to ripen or when a particle of animal protein has ceased to thrive as part of the living animal. This process is accelerated when a rise in temperature takes place as it enters the animal consuming the food. Other enzymes are then secreted by the body to join in the breaking down of the matter as it travels through the digestive tract. When we feed our dogs enzyme deficient diets, which means anything cooked or processed with heat, the ideal situation of complete digestion cannot even come close to being achieved. Whenever food has been heated to 118° F. the destruction of enzymes has for the most part taken place. Processed dog foods do not contain any enzymes.
The scavenging or cleaning up of the bloodstream with enzymes is a proven therapy that often gives relief from the misery of these so-called allergies. The word allergies have become a cover-all term for anything wrong with the skin or a certain unwanted reaction that cannot be diagnosed and connected to any specific cause.
The refusal to accept this probability has resulted in the overuse of antibiotics and steroids. Common sense dictates that these problems that have been created by enzyme/pro-biotic deficiencies need to be corrected by the reintroduction of probiotics and enzymes. Instead, modern medicine tries to combat or repair the problem by doing the opposite. They restrict the use of enzymes and attempt to kill all bacteria, be it good or bad. Undigested food in the blood and the redundancy of the same incorrect food day in and day out has resulted in these so-called allergies. In reality, they are merely built up intolerances to undigested, incorrect food in the bloodstream. Proteins putrefy, fats turn rancid and carbohydrates ferment. How can there not be a problem with all these toxins being circulated throughout the body? Protein must be converted into an amino acid and fat and carbohydrates must be converted into glucose before the body can recognize and utilize them. When the kidneys and liver are forced to filter out and deal with excess undigested foods and toxins, it is no wonder they begin to fail. How often has the statement been made that too much protein causes problems? I believe too much unbalanced, undigested protein contributes to these problems.
Metabolic enzymes provide the spark of life to keep our hearts beating and our brain functioning. Digestive enzymes break food down into its various components so the body can recognize and utilize the food. Without enzymes, we could not absorb vitamins, form hormones, or clot blood when the need arises. It does not take much imagination to realize what biological disorders living things face when there is an absence or deficiency of enzymes. There have been hundreds of studies where one group of animals were fed a diet rich in enzymes while another group of the same species was fed the exact same diet with the enzymes destroyed. The outcome was always the same. The group that received the enzymes thrived while the group that was deprived of enzymes failed to thrive.
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