I am reading and studying Dr. Billinghurst's book "Pointing the Bone at Cancer". This book is actually much more about nutrition, and a wonderful explanation of the science behind the benefits of feeding our dogs fresh, whole, nutritious food, and why doing so prevents organ damage and disease, which happens over time when we feed our dogs Fake Food.
Is manufactured, Fake Food a good substitute for fresh, whole food? You decide.
We are all educated on how manufactured food is made, using literal garbage, processed into oblivion, and sold as "nutritious, healthy" dog food. Now, read a bit about the science of nutrition.
What are mitochondria?
Mitochondria are the “energy factory”, the "powerhouse", of a living cell.
Several thousand mitochondria are in nearly every cell in a body - a human body and an animal's body.
Their job is to process oxygen and convert substances from the foods we eat into energy.
Let me repeat, convert substances from THE FOODS WE EAT; THE FOODS OUR DOGS EAT.
Mitochondria produce 90 percent of the energy our body needs to function.
"MITOCHONDRIAL WELL-BEING WHICH RELIES PRIMARILY ON CORRECT NUTRITION IS THE KEY TO GOOD HEALTH." - Dr. Ian Billinghurst
GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT
It follows that, if we feed our dogs simple, fresh, whole, high quality food, our dogs' living cells will have every opportunity to convert this high quality food into 90% of the energy it needs to function properly. Conversely a diet of Fake Food, that is, food made from dried up, inferior, highly processed ingredients, causes cells to function improperly, over time, effecting organs, causing disease.
Could this simple fact be the reason that we see so many great results with our own dogs, being fed Napa Fresh for the past 7 years, and that of our customers'/friends' dogs? Yup, it certainly makes sense. A light bulb moment.
More science to follow......