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! Again, 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 do this for all kinds of reasons that include religious purposes, increased health benefits and as a means of protesting a social injustice.
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. This is what wild dogs do. If they're feeling unwell, they hunker down somewhere and sleep, thereby eliminating...
This allows them to rest and heal. If they're really sick, they will either die or recover, but this is Nature's way. The body will heal itself, if it is able to do so.
While abstaining from food, your dog's body is free from the input of toxins contained within food. It can then eliminate more toxins through normal channels of elimination such as the bowel, 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 fasting is the quickest way for the body to concentrate it's energy and effort to promote healing.
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 principles of natural hygiene.
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:
Because the immune system has kicked into a higher gear during a fast, boosting the immune system and supporting it's function while doing a fast, is important because we don't want to not feed our dogs for days and days on end, even though dogs can go for a long time without food.
The simplest and safest way to boost the immune system is by using colloidal silver. This is my favourite trick to help get your dog back to the good health he deserves even more quickly, especially while doing a fast.
Intermittent fasting is my favourite way to boost a dog to better health quickly. Our ancestors, both the dogs and us, lived through cycles of feast and famine. If we are constantly in feast mode, the body is not able to conduct much of it's repair and rejuvenation processes and so disease takes hold and health declines. A period of regular fasting helps the body to heal again. This is good for everyone! You and your dog might even lose a couple of pounds while you're at it! Weight loss is 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!