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What Should I Feed My Dog? The Proper Nutrition

For many years dogs have been domesticated and made human’s friend. So having all the above attributes they deserve good feeding and nourishment. Keeping their health better is the owner’s responsibility. They should be given proper dog nutrition at the right time to eat.

If you are looking for dog nutrition advice, then the internet is definitely the best place to go. Through the internet, you can visit a number of websites, where you can get information in regard to dog food. You will also get dog raising help, which will also help you to raise a puppy. With proper dog food advice, you can make sure that your dog is getting all the vital nutrients, which it is supposed to get during the various stages of its life.

If you are thinking, as to what to feed a dog, then you can also visit a vet, who would provide you some dog raising help. Along with that, you can also consult your friends and relative, who have dogs as pets. They may also provide you some tips in regard to raising a puppy.

As it is, man’s best friend needs a friendly treatment and with proper knowledge in this regard, you can ensure that. Keeping their health better is the owner’s responsibility. They should be given proper dog nutrition at the right time to eat. Dogs are human’s best friend and companion. They have been living with humans for many years and are very loyal member of their family.

There Is No Such Thing As a Perfect Diet

The chief statement which needs to be expressed from the outset is this: every human being on the planet is unique and possesses a biochemical individuality which is specific to them. Therefore, no two human beings share an absolutely identical profile of metabolic requirements for the assumption of optimal health and well-being. Accordingly, any dietary approach may have a positive influence on the health of one person, a neutral influence on another, and a negative influence on a third. Thus you can see that any nutritional protocol for losing fat, building muscle, lowering blood pressure, reversing diabetes, etc. is erroneous if applied universally. There are many factors which collectively determine one’s nutritional requirements from day to day but a few of these are listed below:

1. Autonomic nervous system type.
2. Oxidative metabolism type.
3. Catabolic/anabolic processes balance.
4. Electrolyte/fluid balance.
5. Acid/alkaline balance.
6. Prostaglandin balance.
7. Endocrine gland type.
8. Blood type.
9. Psychological state/stressors.
10. Emotional state/stressors.
11. Environmental stressors (geopathic stress, electromagnetic radiation, polluted air and water, etc.).
12. Employed exercise protocol.
13. Impurities, imbalances, or disturbances present within one’s auric field.
14. Various genetic inheritances.

The list above could go on and on but I hope it has sufficed to convince you of how unique and specific one’s nutritional requirements may be for the assumption of optimal health or even a decent state of well-being. If we may move on, the next concept which needs to be discussed is that of nutrient action and responsibility. A colossal amount of information is constantly being distributed regarding the function of different nutrients and why some “expert” believes you should be consuming this nutrient or that nutrient. What is rarely understood is the individualized manner in which most nutrients are metabolized by the human body and their ultimate impact, influence, or function upon any cell, tissue, organ, or organ system. Due to our specific biochemical individuality, our quantitative requirements for various nutrients is specific to us as is the exact manner in which we utilize those nutrients.

The Mothers Act – Urgent, Important Human Rights Alert

A disturbing piece of legislation is being sneaked into U.S. law that will have a detrimental effect on the civil liberties and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly those starting a family.

A sweeping new policy for all births in the United States has just passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate.

The “Mother’s Act” will make it compulsory that all new mothers are screened by means of a list of subjective questions that will determine if each mother is mentally fit to take their newborn child home from the hospital.
Under this Act, after your child is born, you can be told that you can’t take them home because a multiple choice questionnaire wasn’t answered “correctly.”

You can be placed in the position that the only way you can take your child home with you is if you or your spouse goes into treatment or on anti-depressants. Anti- depressants can cause psychosis, delusions, and even homicidal or suicidal thoughts. This is a matter of very extensive documentation and the harm done by anti-depressants is currently the subject of a great deal of controversy, with human rights, health and consumer groups campaigning to bring the dangers to public attention.

Many people, for health, ethical, religious and other reasons reject drug taking and have turned instead to modern nutritional remedies for their mental well-being as well as prayer, meditation and so forth.

Modern advances in nutrition have tended to render the need to take dangerous pharmaceutical concoctions outmoded the way medical advance once did to leeches and witch’s brews. However, it appears that under this new law such people may not have a choice but to take drugs and suffer the consequences thereof, if they want to have their new-born child come home with them. The law may grant a psychiatrist the power to overide your own judgement or conscience in the matter.

The problem is, one cannot be absolutely certain of the exact consequences of this legislation as it is on a “fast track,” which means no public debate, no public disclosure of the broad impact of it upon our society and very little opportunity for watchdogs such as the Citizens Commission in Human Rights to warn the public of any dangers.

When a Bill is fast-tracked in this way, carefully avoiding public scrutiny, one can be forgiven for suspecting the motives and concluding the new law contains measures the public will not like. Otherwise, why fast-track it?

Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition is a very important part of an athletes’ training regiment. Unfortunately most athletes, especially young athletes, think quantity is the answer to improving performance. So many athletes invest in their training by increasing calories (many unhealthy) while mortgaging their performance and long-term health (increasing their fat mass).

True, when an athlete trains there is a possible need for extra calories to help facilitate the effects from training. However most athletes go well beyond their caloric need and consume too many calories. More times than not, athletes consume foods from unhealthy source like fast food or take in large quantities of calories from protein supplements through shakes, pills and/or bars. Athletes consume these extra calories, thinking the added consumptions will increase strength and produce productive weight gains. Most of these extra calories are converted to fat – fat weight is not productive. Regardless of the form of food/substrate intake, if the calories go beyond that which is truly required by the body, those calories will be convert to triglycerides in the liver and stored as fat. This storage of non-productive mass takes away form athletic performance (especially in hockey, basketball, volleyball, track, and many positions in football) by causing premature fatigue and decreased acceleration/explosiveness.

There has been controversy over the years in the sports community on how much nutritional supplementation is needed to enhance athletic performance. Overwhelmingly, the answer keeps coming back as NOT MUCH, IF ANY. Because sport nutrition is such a comprehensive and complex area of study, and because it goes way beyond the scope this program, I am just going to lie out some very simple nutritional guidelines. These recommendations will be more than adequate in complimenting your conditioning program.

Since most of my career has been working in cardiology as therapist and lifestyle management counselor, I will recommend eating for your health!!! Heart disease is a condition that starts in early childhood, mainly because children learn sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits. Getting young people into sports, of any kind, is very positive. The last thing a parent should do is teach and reinforce poor eating habits simply because they are under the false impression that a high calorie diet, usually coming from higher levels of fat, will help improve athletic performance. The pinnacle of human performance is athletic competition. Remember, when you eat for optimal health you’ll achieve optimal human performance for the hockey season and the REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Smart Nutrition for All

Nutrition is simply the fuel for your body’s metabolic and physiological requirements throughout your daily activities. Even though it sounds simple, it is not and unfortunately people seem to neglect the effects that proper nutrition can have on the quantity and quality of life you shall have. It is a Discipline and a Science and as all sciences must be treated with respect. Whether your goals range from general well-being to fighting a pathology or even improving athletic performance, nutrition will play its role.

Undoubtedly a vital factor to human survival is food. The only source of metabolic energy that humans can process is from nutrients and bio active compounds with direct health benefits, and these come from the food that we eat. And just when some people can probably get away from natural-born diseases or environmental toxins, they cannot get away from the food they ingest and its consequences. We basically are what we eat.

Benefits of Nutrition

As stated previously, even if your goal is targeted around body composition, although desirable, it is not the only benefit you will enjoy.

Improvement of bio-markers
Improvement in gene expression
Improved mental focus
Reduced risk of Metabolic Syndrome
Reduced risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Reduced risk of Cancer
Improvement in the quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatments
Improvement of Neurological disorders
Improvement of Autoimmune disorders

The list is simply too large to be included in full, needless to say that ongoing studies will bring more benefits to the surface but we will just have to wait for the data to be released. However, we see that within the range set by genetics, a person’s choice of diet influences long-term health.

Why is it so Hard… ?

As with any good deed in life, adopting a ”SMART ” and beneficial feeding style is hard and will drive most people crazy. We are now living in huge modern cities where food is constantly been promoted and there is simply no escape. Whereas an alcoholic can most likely come off the addiction by simply quitting the booze and avoiding the bars, the obese individual has a harder path to follow… there is simply no escape from food… It is everywhere… and it is addictive… !

Aging Nutrition Really Extend Your Life

It has been shown that when you use anti-aging nutrition on a regular basis it will support your immune system and support healthy cell regeneration. So, if we can use anti-aging nutrition to slow the aging process, then we can live longer and live well.

The question is, when do we start aging; how is it possible to slow the aging process; is there a way to protect our bodies against the diseases of aging? And if we can live longer, we would want to look better, to feel alive and energetic everyday and live well.

When we talk about aging we’re not talking about what happens to you after 25 or 30 years but what happens to you everyday after birth. How our body repairs itself and handles daily stresses will directly impact how long and how well we will live. So at what age would you consider your life to be complete? Would you be 70 years old? 90? How about 100? Scientists believe the human body was meant to live 120-150 years and the Bible tells us that “our years should be numbered to 120”.

Today, science continues to prove the extraordinary health benefits of several foods (including: pomegranate, red grape, coriander seed) mentioned in the Bible. One nutritional supplement producer has used that science to create a luscious blend of whole fruit red grape and pomegranate extracts in apple and aloe vera juice, infused with a propriety blend of powerful healing herbs. The result is a miraculous, restorative drink that must be tried. It is called GENESIS, the ultimate anti-aging nutrition available today.

The Miracle Molecules

If you search the Internet you will find thousands of published reports on what is being referred to as the Miracle Molecules: Resveratrol and Ellagic Acid. Scientists have been studying these two molecules and they have been shown to have an amazing impact on the length and vitality of the life of animals in laboratory studies around the world. There have also been some startling health benefits seen for humans in test after test when these miracle molecules have been added to daily nutrition.

1. RESVERATROL (From Whole Fruit Red Grapes) was discovered when researchers began investigating the “French Paradox”. A French diet containing high levels of fat but a French population with a very low rate of heart disease spurred scientific curiosity. The answer they found was in the Red Wine they drank daily. Red Wine was confirmed as a source of this miracle molecule known as “Resveratrol”.

Somatic Nutrition

Nutrition is not often mentioned in the field of somatic’s. The emphasis of somatic work tends to the energetic, psychological or structural aspects of the body. Somatic’s is defined as “the living body in it’s wholeness,” or mind, body, and spirit in unity. A holistic view of the human organism must include diet and it’s effect for maximizing our human potential.

I associate the nutritional aspect of somatic work with the Third chakra. The third chakra relates to the element of Fire and the sense of Vision. The third chakra is found at the solar plexus, just beneath the sternum. Its color is yellow and with the fire element affects metabolism. The solar plexus chakra is sometimes called our seat of personal power. It’s about self-assertion, courage or cowardice (in astrology, Leo, the lion is a fire sign). It relates to the use or abuse of power. I think a constant theme of this century is the balancing of this ferocious power of fire. Thomas Edison’s harnessing electricity for the light bulb and Laser light used for surgery are beneficial examples. The ovens of Auschwitz, the atomic mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, the clouds of smoke over the desert of Kuwait and the burning of the rain-forests are examples of the extreme abuse of power this century has seen.

Our sense of vision is also out of balance with our other senses. Aries, another fire sign, rules the eyes (He is also the Roman god of war). We are a visually stimulated people. Carolyn Myss states that 80 % of our daily decisions are visually motivated. Terence Mckenna, in his lecture series History Ends in Green, suggests an interesting theory for this preference. Prehistoric people were nomads that followed the wild herds of cattle across the savannas. One of the foods found near herds of cattle are the hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow in their feces. Mckenna asserts that prehistoric peoples often ate the mushrooms; which stimulated the visual centers of the cerebral cortex. This expanded visual acuity assisted in hand-eye coordination; which in turn helped the hunters in killing their game. The mushrooms helped the evolution of the species with better nutrition and by strengthening the visual centers. As the human race has become domesticated we have maintained our dependence on visual skills. We, now, rely less on our sense of smell and hearing and more on our visual senses.