There is no better way than intermittent fasting to boost your dog to better health quickly. So before you freak out and say..."What? Don't feed my dog? " Please hear me out! We're going to let Mother Nature be our guide and I hope you'll see why, in a bit. So keep reading.
Fasting is defined as the voluntary abstinence from food for a limited or extended period of time. People fast for all kinds of reasons that include religious purposes, increased health benefits and as a means of protesting a social injustice. Throughout the course of history, in all cultures and religions, fasting has been used as a tool to strengthen faith, improve health and increase community purpose.
However, I don't really believe your dog is thinking along those lines. In fact, I don't think he's thinking about it at all. He just knows instinctively that going without food when unwell, is a good thing to do. Think about this.
If your dog doesn't feel well, he doesn't want to eat, right? This is what wild dogs do. If they're feeling unwell, they hunker down somewhere and sleep until they feel better. While resting and not eating, wild animals naturally reap fasting health benefits by eliminating ...
Fasting allows animals to rest and heal, without spending precious energy on digesting food. If they're really sick, they will either die or recover, but this is Nature's way. The body will heal itself, if it has time and is able to do so.
Think about this. In the definition above, it was noted that fasting is a voluntary thing that people do for some reason, but in the wild, Mother Nature is in charge. So that means that wild dogs eat when there is food to eat, and when they are lucky enough to catch it.
The harsh reality is that wild dogs, wolves, coyotes etc., don't eat every day. So going without food, often for long periods of time, is a constant reality of their wild existence...but this is not all bad!
The good news is that Mother Nature has provided this natural, enforced fasting which serves as a healthy detox. This is a way for wild dogs to heal themselves, since they don't have me, you or the vet on hand to help.
When we permit Mother Nature and the dog's own body, to heal itself by using those things that have a normal relationship to life, we put into practice the principle laws of nature, known as natural hygiene.
While abstaining from food, your dog's body is free from the input of toxins contained within food. It can then increase the output of toxins through the normal channels of elimination such as the bowel, skin, eyes, ears, nose, vagina, penis, urine and breath.
If fasted for long enough, total body toxicity will be reduced to a tolerable level and healing can start. These are the main benefits of fasting. Periodic intermittent fasting is the quickest way for the body to concentrate it's energy and effort to promote healing.
When we use intermittent fasting as a way to heal the body, here's what happens. Your dog's body can take a break from digesting food and concentrate on letting the immune system heal by:
Intermittent fasting is my favorite way to boost a dog to better health quickly. Our ancestors lived through cycles of feast and famine. If we are constantly in feast mode ( and most of us are ), the body is not able to conduct much of it's repair and rejuvenation processes and so disease takes hold and health declines.
Our pet dogs are constantly in a period of feast. They don't have to work for food. All of their dog nutrition needs are met by you and me. So, a period of regular or random fasting helps the body to heal and repair. Fasting is good for everyone! You and your dog might even do some healthy fasting together and lose a couple of pounds while you're at it! Weight loss should NOT the goal here, though.
Here are some helpful hints:
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So that's how to help your your sick dog get better quicker, folks!
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