Cutting Chemicals 1 – Lowering The Risk To Pets of Cancer and Organ Damage

Pets today come into contact with an eye watering array of chemicals, many of which can:

      • corrupt DNA (increasing the risk of cancer)
      • destroy ‘friendly’ gut flora (disturbing digestion and the immune system)
      • poison bone marrow (which can result in bleeding disorders and / or an immune system that can’t fight off infections, protect the body against cancer or heal the body effectively)
      • inflame the bowels
      • disturb the nervous system (leading to neurological signs, such as muscle weakness, incoordination or fits)
      • damage the liver and kidneys (reducing the body’s ability to break down and excrete toxic substances)
      • disrupt endocrine glands (causing hormonal disturbances)
      • derange the immune system (weakening natural defence mechanisms and / or triggering the development of dietary sensitivities, allergies and cancer)

A Huge Problem

There are literally tens of thousands of chemicals used in the home, industries, agriculture and food production, with the number increasing by 2000 new compounds per yearThe Natural Environment Research Council.

Many of these substances have been linked to liver and kidney disease, hormone disturbances,  immune system problems, inflammatory bowel conditions, cancer and a wide range of other diseases.

What Can Be Done To Protect Pets?

Environmental chemicals are present almost everywhere, in:

Air

      • carbon monoxide
      • nitrogen oxides
      • sulphur
      • lead
      • small particles

Soil

      • heavy metals – such as cadmium, chromium or mercury
      • pesticides
      • herbicides
      • oils and tars
      • industrial chemicals and waste (including the increasingly ubiquitous microplastics)

Water

As for soil, plus:

      • phosphorus
      • nitrogen
      • chemicals present in sewerage

Because they are so widespread, these chemicals are virtually impossible to avoid.

The best way to guard against their ill-effects is to increase the body’s ability to cope with them successfully, so the damage they can cause to health is minimised.

This means providing maximum nutritional support to the liver, kidneys and bowels (main organs of detoxification) and the immune system, which is primarily responsible for tissue healing, regeneration and repair.

Numerous potentially toxic chemicals, are also found in food, pet products and household goods.

Common examples are:

Food:

Supplements:

      • fillers
      • binders
      • glues
      • colourings
      • flavourings
      • synthetic vitamins
      • industrial salts
      • lubricants
      • preservatives

Pet products:

      • flea preparations
      • wormers
      • vaccines
      • medications
      • plastic dishes and toys
      • shampoos
      • clothing
      • treats

In and around the home:

      • cleaners
      • garden products (fertilisers, weedkillers, pest control etc.)
      • air fresheners and scented candles
      • artificial fabrics
      • toxic agents used in furniture (eg flame retardants, stain repellents, dyes etc.)
      • adhesives (eg formaldehyde – a known carcinogen – in floor tile glues)
      • human personal care products which come into contact with cats and dogs (e.g. shampoos, deodorants, cosmetics, perfumes and aftershaves)

In contrast to environmental chemicals, a significant number of harmful substances in food, pet products and household goods can be avoided, by choosing alternatives instead. And the way to do this, will be covered in this series of blogs.

Why Cutting Chemicals Is So Important for Pets

The toxic effect of many chemicals is magnified in pets because:

      1. Although many environmental and dietary chemicals are usually present only in very small amounts, continuous daily exposure to these over long periods of time increases the likelihood of significant cellular damage occurring. One example of this, is a dog or cat fed on a pet food containing chemical additives or pesticide residues, week after week, year after year.
      2. Their relatively small size means that the concentration of chemicals they are exposed to is correspondingly much higher than it is for us.
      3. Dogs and cats regularly swallow harmful substances which have collected on the skin and coat during self-grooming, which allows them to rapidly enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body.

These and other factors, are why it’s so important to prevent unnecessary exposure to as many of these noxious substances as possible.

And the best way to do this will be highlighted in this series of blogs – beginning with how to remove 123 potentially toxic chemicals from the diet in a single stroke.

Health Promote Max – Power Up Your Pet’s Diet For The Very Best Of Health

Ideally, the food you feed your pet should contain all the nutrients necessary to promote the very best of health.

The reality however, is that even if a high quality raw, tinned or dried food is fed, this isn’t enough.

Why?

Fast Food

Intensive farming, with its goal of producing more and more food as quickly as possible and the reliance on heavy chemical fertiliser and pesticide use, has drained the nutrients from soil – so much so that there has been a staggering fall in the mineral content of agricultural land in the last 100 years alone.

The result is farmed food, livestock and crops, which are increasingly deficient in natural minerals.

How Does This Affect Health?

Countless chemical and electrical processes are occurring in the body all the time.

These can only function correctly if the right balance of minerals is continually supplied to the body, for example:

      • iron for the blood
      • calcium for cardiac function and bones
      • copper for iron utilisation, protein synthesis and a healthy nervous and immune systems.

If the body is to function normally and pets are to be as healthy as they possibly can be, these and numerous other minerals and trace elements need to be supplied continually by the diet to replenish those expended on a daily basis.

Given soil depletion however, and the nutrient deficient state of farmed food, this is not happening. 

The result?

Nutritional deficiencies and dietary related health problems at some stage.

Realising this decades ago, we began to use carefully selected whole foods and whole food extracts rich in these minerals and other important nutrients, to promote optimum health in dogs and cats.

And the benefits seen in tens of thousands of pets over the years led to Health Promote Max.

Health Promote Max is unlike any other holistic, supplement support regime

A product of 30+ years clinical expertise, the unique, synergistic combination of 3 specially formulated natural supplements powerfully promote health in 3 vital areas:

        • gut health
        • cellular functioning (including healing, regeneration and repair)
        • immune system defences

Gut Health

DIGESTION – a clinically proven blend of 2 natural prebiotics (Brewer’s yeast and fructooligosaccharides from chicory) encourage the growth of beneficial bowel bacteria important for healthy digestion.

And good digestion enables the body to extract the nutrients from the diet that supports optimum health.

A healthy gut flora population also supports the immune system lining the gut, and can improve mood, mental alertness and behaviour.

Cellular functioning

VITALITY – a specially formulated combination of 2 of the richest whole foods on the planet (organic spirulina and organic chlorella), which provides an exceptional array of nutrients vital for every organ, tissue and cell in the body.

Supplying these biologically active, bursting-with-life natural amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes and co- factors, supports optimum cellular functioning and the healing, regeneration and repair that constantly takes place in the body, day and night.

Immune system defences

IMMUNITY – a synergistic blend of 3 natural ingredients (unadulterated Echinacea purpurea plant and root, plus organic kelp) designed to strengthen the immune system and the body’s natural defence mechanisms (including the mucous membranes, white blood cells and stem cells essential for continued good health).

The Very Best of Heath

We’re not happy with second best.

Never have been.

And that’s why we want dogs and cats not just to be healthy, but to be as healthy as they can be – AND and for as long as possible, given their own, unique individual genetic make up and circumstances.

Providing maximum nutritional support to the gut flora and the trillions of cells in the body (including those that make up the immune system) with Health Promote Max is an important step in achieving this goal.

But what about all those ‘added vitamins and minerals’?

Next time you pick up a tin or bag of of dried pet food, look closely at the label.

Somewhere on most you will see the phrase ‘Nutritional Additives’ or Added Vitamins and Minerals’.

Sound really healthy don’t they?

And the longer the list underneath this heading, the more full of goodness the food must be – right?

Sadly, this is anything but true.

What the label doesn’t state, is that any ‘vitamin’ or ‘mineral’ individually named is a synthetically made version of the real thing found in Nature. these are produced in large scale manufacturing plants (like fertiliser) from raw materials such as petrol, coal tar, cyanide and industrial strength acids mixed with rocks. All a far cry from the natural, life-enhancing counterparts found in the whole foods and whole food extracts present in our supplements.

And so, it’s important not to be misled by these EU sanctioned descriptions into thinking that these chemical additives compensate in any way for the nutrients missing in soil, or that they have a positive effect on pet health. In fact, many may well have the opposite effect.

NOTE

In addition to supplementing with Health Promote Max, other measures are important too for fostering optimum health.

The top 3 are:

          • feeding a highly nutritious and completely healthy, balanced diet (which includes small amounts of other raw foods in addition to the supplements described)
          • minimising exposure to harmful chemicals (in the diet and environment)
          • avoiding pet products that carry the risk of serious or significant harm

These and associated topics will be covered in the near future, in upcoming blogs.

As always, if you have any questions or queries at all please don’t hesitate to contact us.