Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Dog Eats Better than Your Kids

Unfortunately my dog does eat better than most kids and as a result is healthier than your kids. The majority of kids in western countries like Australia are being treated to death, but not just with fast food take-aways. The vast majority of kids are eating over processed grains and foods that have no resemblance to real food. These foods are depleted of up to 95% of their nutrients and often try to make claims that they are good for you with messages like “high in folate”, “added iron” or “more fibre”. The average breakfast food for example has two and a half nutritional claims. They just forget to mention that they have processed out most of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, enzymes, essential fatty acids and everything else that was once good in the food. Then they add a few nutrients and claim it is good for you.

We have been led astray by the plethora of marketing claims and sexy advertising and a processed food industry that is only interested in your dollars. The food pyramid that still exists in many schools today is a product of the food industry which is dominated by the grains, dairy and meat industries. The same industry sponsors most of the research and they only do that when they know what the outcomes of the research are. In science what you look for depends on the questions you ask. Ask the right questions and you get the right answers.

My dog eats: More bones and gristle, maybe even some animal fur, good game meats, limited dried food as a treat along with fish oils, some cooked veggies and a bit of grain, an occasional egg and no canned food. My dogs diet mimics as close as it can what it would get in the wild. The dried food treat has more than 30 nutrients added compared to 5 or 6 in most breakfast foods.

Taken from the book “my dog eats better than your kids’ by Dr peter Dingle

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