Intermittent Fasting for Dogs
The Express Elevator to
Better Health

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.

Kurby resting

What is Fasting

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...

  • sensory input
  • toxins from food
  • emotions and
  • physical activity

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.

Intermittent Fasting
 Mother Nature's Way
to Enforce a Healthy Detox

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.

The Health Benefits of Fasting
Will Amaze You.

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:

  • increasing macrophage activity
  • increasing immunoglobulin levels
  • unfriendly bacteria and other pathogens are engulfed, destroyed and eliminated in the feces. 
  • natural killer cell activity is increased

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.

Two Ways to Do Intermittent Fasting
for Quicker Healing

  1. The first way is to simply let your dog go without food for a 24 hour to 48 hour time frame. Remember, wild dogs do this on a regular basis, and it works for them. Your dog will be looking for food, and you will feel guilty, but so what? What's more important? You and your guilt, or your dog's health? Do this periodic fasting randomly once every week or two. Don't choose the same day every week. Your dog will soon learn when Monday is!
  2. The second way is to restrict your dog's food intake to an 8 hour time frame every day. For example, if you feed in the morning at 8AM, feed him again at 4PM. This restricts his eating to an 8 hour period of time. Then he will have no food at all until 8 AM the following day. This gives your dog 16 hours for fasting time.  Less guilt this way!

My Favourite Get Healthy Again
Tool and Tips

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:

  • Don't fast puppies
  • Use intermittent fasting for sick, old dogs
  • Always use a 24 - 48 hour fast when transitioning to a raw food diet
  • Always have pure water available for your dog
  • Don't feed any other food at all during the fasting time period. This treats!
  • If you have to give your dog drugs ( insulin, thyroid meds etc ) use the daily restricted food intake method of intermittent fasting.

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So that's how to help your your sick dog get better quicker, folks!

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