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The Dog Nutrition Naturally Newsletter, Issue #4 - February 14, 2016
February 14, 2016
Happy Valentine's Day!

Cleansing For a Specific Purpose

There are many reasons why you might be considering a cleanse for your dog, or for yourself, for that matter! But what is a healthy detox exactly? Well, we already talked about that a little bit in the first newsletter in this February series on, Cleansing. Remember, our bodies ( dogs too ) have a liver and kidneys whose job it is, to detox us on a daily basis. Our job is to make sure that these precious organs are in tip top shape, all the time.

Did you know that the liver performs over 500 different jobs every day. Do you think it might need some help from time to time? Can you perform 500 tasks every day??? I don't think so! I have a friend who says her husband can only do one thing in a day. LOL! ( You'll know who you are, when you read this )

We wash our hands many times a day, and take a shower or bath daily, so we are clean on the outside...but what about the inside? We take the dog to the dog groomer to get a bath and a spruce up. So he's clean on the outside too, unless his name is Skeeter Mudhen!

Reasons to Cleanse

Cleansing and detoxifying the body on a regular basis offers many health benefits.

It only makes sense to clean the inside of the body periodically to help remove waste, pollutants and other toxins that may be stashed in cells throughout the body. We can do this by using herbs and nutrients that strengthen the body’s regular cleansing processes and help remove or neutralize these toxins.

  • Helps to remove the waste products from daily metabolism, along with toxic chemicals, such as preservatives and artificial colors in food, pollutants from the environment, pesticides and herbicides, and drug residues
  • Helps to eliminate parasites, fungus and other unwelcome micro organisms
  • Improves digestion by removing putrid material associated with gas, body odour and bad breath
  • Helps the intestinal system function more efficiently to remove waste from the body
  • Increases energy and helps us feel better. Yeah!
  • Helps to increase the absorption of nutrients from food
  • Increases the efficiency of all body systems and organs

Elements of a Healthy Detox Cleanse

  1. Support the major detoxifying organs, the liver and kidneys
  2. Reseed the gut with more beneficial bacteria
  3. Use enzymes to ' eat up ' undigested proteins and waste in the bloodstream
  4. Remove the specific cause or concern

Cleansing For a Specific Purpose, Cause or Concern

  • Candida Cleanse - many people and dogs suffer needlessly from an overabundance of the yeast fungus, Candida Albicans. Take a look at the picture of Chance above. This lovely old Lab has a full blown yeast infection. How about you? Anyone out there with toenail fungus, chronic tiredness, or itchy ears?
  • Parasite cleanse - for prevention or elimination. Many dogs suffer needlessly from a variety of worms, microscopic single celled micro organisms such as giardia, and amoebas. But dogs aren't the only ones. If you're like me, you spend a lot of time, touching, hugging and kissing your precious furry companions. You need a parasite cleanse too.
  • Enviro Cleanse - the world is not as clean as it should be. Second hand smoke, allergens and pollutants floating around in the air just waiting to make us sneeze, and make our dogs itch, toxic cleaning products, home and garden products...and the list goes on.
  • Heavy metal cleanse - for dogs this can be extremely important because of over vaccination. Vaccines can contain mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and other toxic ingredients that can contribute to chronic health problems. People are not off the hook either. Have you had your flu vaccine lately? Oh, Oh!

Spring Is the Best Time to Cleanse!

Next time we'll talk about how you and your dog can get clean inside and stay that way. Spring is the time of year for rejuvenation and fresh new starts. Winter is coming to an end. Can't come fast enough for me!

Stay tuned to find out how we can clean our bodies from the inside out, using gentle, natural ways to support our bodies through the cleansing process. Let's remember our resolution to get healthier for 2016. Can you remember back that far? It was only January, you know.

If you think your dog has zip now, wait 'til he finishes his cleanse! You'll need to be fit and healthy to keep up!

Next time - Supplemental Help for Cleansing

Coaching You and Your Dog to Better Health the Natural Way
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