We’ve all heard the phrase ‘you are what you eat.’ And it’s true, good nutrition provides a base for the body to build upon. Without a good, healthy diet our bodies do not get the vital nutrients necessary to support its function and prevent disease.
Health Starts in the Gut
The small intestine is linked to the rest of the body as the site of absorption of nutrients and home to over 80 percent of the immune system cells. The small intestine is also where most disease comes from. When under stress, the walls of the small intestine are weakened which causes gaps resulting in leaky gut. Leaky gut allows bacteria and pathogens to escape from the small intestine and into the bloodstream. Once the blood is ‘dirty,’ we see allergies arise. If left untreated, the body can follow the disease progression from leaky gut, to allergies, to autoimmune concerns and finally, cancer.
Animals and people who enjoy a nutritious diet rarely get sick. If they do get sick, they are able to fight it off faster and easier than those with poor nutrition.
Nutrition provides many things to the body including:
- Amino Acids
- Trace Minerals
- Natural Vitamins and Minerals
- Essential Fatty Acids
Nutrition and Our Pets
The Pet Beastro is dedicated to providing the best pet foods that we can. We make certain all foods we feature offer your pet the highest nutrition possible. Family and independently-owned pet food companies are able to have a say in what ingredients they put into their foods. They are also able to decide what farmers to trust and what farmers to avoid, while supporting local agriculture. This also allows them to avoid GMO ingredients, as well as meat and poultry from less that humane farms. They sincerely care about the health of your animal and the quality of the product they provide.
Large pet food companies use many fillers, synthetics, and otherwise unsavory ingredients in their foods. They are never self-owned, instead they are owned by large conglomerates that hold the final decision on what ingredients are used and where exactly they are coming from.
Independent companies offer dense nutrition that support our pets from the start. Companies such as Primal, Zignature, Open Farm, Nature’s Logic, Vital Essentials, and many more carefully choose what they are putting into their foods. They make sure that they are getting the best ingredients and following the highest processing standards.
By providing the best nutrition possible, we are giving our pets the weapons they need to fight through a world that is seeing more disease than ever before.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates
This guest blog is supplied by our partners in animal health, the Pet Beastro. To learn more about them visit www.thepetbeastro.com