TO HEAT OR NOT TO HEAT- THAT IS THE QUESTION
Humans are the exception to the feeding of heat processed foods. Eighty million species on earth (about 700,000 of which are animals) thrive on raw food. Only humans apply heat to what they eat. Humans on average as a race, die at or below half their potential life span of chronic illness that is largely diet and lifestyle related. Domesticated pets also are fed cooked, processed, packaged food that likewise is denatured by heat. As a consequense, they suffer human-like chronic ailments including Cancer, Arthritis and other degenerative diseases.
Armed with this statistic, why does the general population continue to feed these processed foods? Our pets continue to receive food that has been sterilized and processed with extreme temperatures and they receive this food day in and day out. It is like eating ash from the fireplace because microscopic burnt nutrients are toxic and as the decades pass, the harmful effects of consuming these toxins accumulate and that is when it takes it’s toll.
I have written a book lately about the CHOICES we make for ourselves and our domesticated pets. We know that eating raw fresh produce as a staple rather than cooked food keeps your body vibrantly healthy at nearly any age. We also know that scientific research has proven that raw food protects against Cancer and Heart Disease. We know that a raw vegan diet decreases toxic products in the colon. Additional research has proven that raw vegetables will lower your risk of breast cancer by 24%. Including fresh fruit as part of your daily meals has been associated with fewer heart attacks.
The point is, we humans have a choice, we can elect to make wrong choices knowing well in advance that we might suffer the consequences. Our companion pets however, do not have a choice, they eat what we CHOOSE to feed them. Knowing the predicted results, why would any concerned pet care giver elect to feed a product that carries this much potential for chronic ailments. I suggest that you consider to feed what this species is designed to eat and that is a raw food diet.
posted by Rob Mueller