HEALTH & FASTING
Health And Long Life
The main causes of disease and aging are to be found in biochemical suffocation. The systematic disorder that interferes with the normal process of cell metabolism and cell regeneration. As the famous Canadian “stress doctor”, Hans Selye, said, “life, the biological chain that holds our parts together, is only as strong as the weakest links, the cell.
Disease and aging begins when the normal process of cell regeneration and rebuilding slows down. This slow down is caused by the accumulation of waste products in the tissues which interferes with the nourishment and oxygenation of cells. It’s vital that we understand the two major fluids of the body (blood and lymph) and their respective jobs if we’re going to understand how the body works and what causes disease.
The cells that make up the physical body aren’t clumped together. There are spaces between them. These spaces are called interstitial spaces.
Consider that the lymph vessels are like the sewer pipes in your house. Even your kitchen has sewer pipes that carry the kitchen wastes away, and so it is in the body.
All waste from houses must go into septic tanks to be broken down and neutralized as much as possible before elimination into the earth. And so it is with your body.
Canine Lymphatic System
Now here’s the “kicker…” where do your cellular wastes go? Back to the lungs and heart? I don’t think so! That would be stupid of the Supreme Being to make an incredibly complex, intelligent machine that poops in its own kitchen! Especially when you understand that most cellular wastes are acids and putting acids into the blood would be a huge “no-no,” because death would certainly be eminent within minutes! Common sense would go a long way in our current health care system.
We’ll get back to the nature of the two sides of chemistry shortly. First, let me introduce you to your lymphatic system’s eliminative organs: the kidneys, colon and skin. If these exits are blocked or too weak to support proper kidney function, one’s cellular wastes will ooze out any hole your body has …or worse, they will start accumulating in the body. First, your lymph nodes swell.
Before Switching dogs over to their Species Appropriate Raw Food (S.A.R.F) diet, at sure4pets we always recommend an initial and very short fasting period of 24-36 hours. We always promote the fact that it offers healing time, but I though in this section we would explain just how fasting works. Ultimately what makes it so effective and why the likes of Hippocrates (460 – c. 370 BCE) who is referred to as the father of medicine – who’s methods and teaching are what today’s “scientific” medicinal industry is supposed to be based upon- used it along side herbs and other natural methods to cure all disease known at that time. Hippocrates believed in the natural healing process of rest, a natural diet, fresh clean air and cleanliness and once said that “to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.” This initial fasting time allows the digestive system and body’s cells to rest which helps to encourage a deeper healing.
We do not advise fasting a puppy (under the age of 17 months old) for any period, at the same time please understand their is a huge difference in you fasting the dog and them not wanting to eat, please don’t get too concerned if your puppy isn’t eating providing that their body condition is within the ideal band and they are acting normal, they are healthy and happy.
Why Fasting Is So Effective
During a prolonged fast (after the first three days) the body will live on its own substance. When it’s deprived of needed nutrition, particularly of proteins and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of “autolysis” or self-digestion. The clever part is within the fact that the body very cleverly and in its wisdom which here lies the secret and true effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative therapy – the body (which is simply made up of cells) will first decompose and burn those cells that are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. In fasting, the body feeds itself on the most impure and inferior materials, such as dead cells and morbid accumilations, tumors, abcesses, fat etc.Dr Otto Buchinger, M.D., said to be “one of the greatest fasting authorities in the world” calls fasting a “refuse disposal” , a “burning of rubbish.” The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, nervous system and the brain are not damaged/digested in fasting.