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In July, 2018, the FDA began an investigation
into reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in pets eating
certain foods, many "grain-free" labeled, that contained a high proportion
of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in various
forms (whole, flour, protein, etc.) as main ingredients. We have heard that
some large pet food manufacturers and some traditional Western veterinarians
are recommending pet parents avoid "BEG" diets — Boutique companies,
Exotic ingredients or Grain-free diets. Before you panic, read
our truly holistic perspective in previous newsletters:
FDA Investigates Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated
Grain-Free Foods Linked to Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM): Part 2
The FDA has also investigated
elevated levels of Vitamin D in dry dog foods, which can be toxic and cause
serious health problems. Eight brands and twelve
different diets have been recalled. The FDA found an alarming 70 times
the intended amount of vitamin D. To learn more about this recall, please
read Life's Abundance
blog post. None of our
Life's Abundance pet food is affected by this recall.
The best "wholistic" suggestion to prevent
danger to your pet is - STOP feeding dry kibble food. In our
"wholistic" opinion, dry kibble food is the least nutritious form of
food to feed a carnivore. Furthermore, a majority of all pet food recalls is
with dry food. Canned food, freeze-dried food and raw food have a much lower
percentage of recalls. For the latest recalls, go to:
Dog Food Recalls or
To read more on our "wholistic" philosophy on
pet food, go to the following links:
Pet Food Recall
Holistic Pet Food
a very revealing report on pet food, click the link:
What Pet Food Companies
Don't Want You to Know
the Environmental Working Group's
Guide to Pesticides in Produce:
Overall, nearly 70 percent of the
conventionally grown produce sold in the U.S. comes with
More than 90 percent of sampled
strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines and kale
tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides.
USDA's tests found a total of
225 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown
products on popular fruits and vegetables Americans eat every
If you thought
washing your conventional fruits and vegetables eliminated pesticide
risks, before the above tests were conducted all produce was
thoroughly washed and peeled just as consumers would prepare food
at home, showing that simple washing does not remove all pesticides.
Did you know that Nature put 90% of a fruits' and vegetables'
benefits in the peel and pulp just below the skin. This is to
protect them from natural pests and oxidation if their outer skin
breaks. So by washing and peeling the skin, one not only could be
ingesting some 225 different pesticides but also eliminating 90% of
the fruits' and vegetables' antioxidant nutritional benefits. Why
are these statistics on organic food important?
A 2018 study
published in JAMA, Association of Frequency of Organic Food
Consumption With Cancer Risk1, found those
that ate the most organic food had a 25% lower risk of cancer. The
study looked at over 68,000 adults. The distribution of cancer among
the participants was as follow:
cancer = 34.3%
Prostate cancer = 13.4%
Skin cancer = 10.1%
Colorectal cancer = 7.4%
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma = 3.5%
Other lymphomas = 1.1%
Baudry J, Assmann KE, Touvier M, et al. Association of Frequency of
Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk: Findings From the
NutriNet-Santé Prospective Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med.
In addition to
reducing your cancer risk, organic foods are reported to be
higher in nutrients,
and are gentler (greener) on the environment.
All the above
is amplified in our furry children when we consider that
pet food manufacturers purposely use ingredients that are
unfit for human
The non-organic grains in pet food are more likely to contain toxic molds,
pesticides and man-made contaminants (such as melamine) than grains
for human consumption and this is perfectly legal. Is this why pets
have a higher rate of
Inflammatory bowel issues, autoimmune conditions (SLO,
allergies seem to be running
rampant in our holistic practice.
"wholistic" opinion, it is much better and
cost-effective to be holistically proactive BEFORE symptoms
show up, rather than medically reactive AFTER symptoms blow up.
Discover how we could have saved $10,000 in vet bills, over the
15-year life of our cat who had advanced intestinal lymphoma (or
severe IBD), in our previous newsletter article,
in Vet Bills. You
choose the right priorities for you, your family and 4-legged children.
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