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Every Animal Depends on Enzymes - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

 Good health depends on enzymes

            What is one thing that muscles, bones, organs, tissue and all the cells in an animal’s body have in common? They are all entirely run by the natural chemical reactions activated by enzymes. Every single process the body undergoes is facilitated by enzymatic reaction; proper digestion, optimized circulation, timely healing and the reduction of inflammation are all processes which require proper enzyme levels are maintained. So why should we care about how enzymes work, after all isn’t enzyme production and enzyme action a natural internal occurrence mostly out of our control? No, there are many things we can do to help our pets supplement and use enzymes more efficiently, regardless of the age of the animal, to help create a healthier state of being and promote longer life. 

            By the time our pets have reached their adult stage of development it is thought that as much as 1/3 of the natural enzyme production has been lost, simply due to natural aging. Another third or more of enzyme production can be lost due to common health problems or any disease that causes increased inflammation or extended debilitation. Imagine how drastically compromised and damaged the normal healthy processes of your body are when 1/3 or more of the most required resource for proper organ, digestion, or circulation function is lost. 

What are enzymes?  

          If you do not know what an enzyme is then it would be hard to understand why boosting or replacing enzyme action is so important. Enzymes are protein molecules inhabiting every cell in the body. Enzymes are the catalysts that speed up the bio-chemical reactions in the body, or in other words, they are the tools the body uses to build and maintain structure and integrity. Without enzymes the essential tasks that keep animals healthy would happen much too slowly, or never at all. A good example of how enzymes work is in animals with pancreatic enzyme insufficiency (EPI). Because animals with EPI have deficient enzyme production, they cannot digest food properly or absorb the nutrients they need. These animals literally starve to death no matter how much they eat. EPI is an extreme example of enzyme deficiency, but all animals will benefit from enzyme supplementation. 

Every animal, and especially animals over the age of four years, can benefit greatly from enzyme supplement support

          There are three major types or classes of enzymes:   

·        Metabolic/ SystemicEnzymes that work in the processes of every system and organ of the body.  

·        Digestive: Enzymes that are produced by the digestive system to break down food into usable nutrients and process the remainder into waste.  

·        Food:  Enzymes that are ingested from “live food”; Examples are raw foods like vegetables, dairy (non-pasteurized), or fermented meats that have not been overly processed nor had the enzymes cooked out.  

 

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Diatomaceous Earth - Thursday, August 30, 2012

D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) is fossilized remains of microscopic shells created by one celled organisms of algae like plants called Diatoms. D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) has many protective uses, from use on household pets to spraying field crops, to stored grain, livestock or pet feed. Freshwater, food grade D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) can be used for internal parasites by placing in daily feed ration or external parasites when used as a natural topical dusting powder. Completely harmless to all animals, fish, birds, and the environment, it can be sprinkled on the animal, the bedding or around the kennel. About the only negative to D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) is when used outside it must be reapplied after a rain. D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) makes an extremely uncomfortable environment for any insect or arthropod that it comes in contract with.

Unlike persistent chemicals pesticides that can be harmful to your pet and the environment, D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) is an ORGANIC mechanical pesticide that treats infestation without harmful side effects. D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) is truly a safe ingredient; bugs can not become immune to D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) because it kills them by PHYSICAL not chemical action. Special processed milling makes D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) into a product graded for particle size which is most effective for killing insects. This process makes it easier and less dusty to use. As the insect comes in contact with the powder, static electricity causes an attraction to the body. Once the powder attaches itself to the insect, the sharp edges of the particles cut through the waxy outer layer of the exoskeleton of the insect and absorb the body fluids therefore killing the parasite. It takes a day or two for the process to take place but the end results is most effective, death by dehydration. 

There are 2 types of diatomaceous earth, saltwater and freshwater. This is why it is very important that when using on animals or around livestock that you choose the freshwater, food grade D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth). Freshwater diatomaceous earth is amorphous silica. Saltwater diatomaceous earth, the type used in pool filters, is crystalline silica. Pool filter diatomaceous earth is amorphous silica that has been heat treated forming large lump crystalline silica that makes for better filtering.

NEVER, NEVER USE POOL FILTER DIATOMACEOUS EARTH ON ANIMALS.

It simply won’t be effective and is dangerous because of the many harmful side effects.

D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) is both a short and long-term non-toxic, effective, safe, organic pesticide. D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) has a remarkable repellency factor. As long as it is present, insects tend to stay away, making a serious infestation almost impossible. Also the more D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) is used, the more an environment is created to repel insects. If you use D/Earth (Diatomaceous Earth) on a regular basis your animal both internally and externally will have less and less problems with all types of troublesome parasites.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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