Fat is a storage of toxins in the body. If the body can’t get rid of a toxin, it has to find somewhere safe to keep it until such time as it can get rid of it. Where better to store a poison than in stable fat cells, which sit there quite happily, going nowhere!
What’s A Toxin?
A toxin, as far as the body is concerned, is anything it can’t use. The beauty of youth is that the body’s mechanisms for dealing with toxins work perfectly, so they are detoxified in the liver and excreted via the bowels, kidneys, breath and sweat. As time goes on, these systems are tested to their limit and start to fail. So what can the body do to stay alive and not succumb to a slow, intoxicating deterioration and death? Fat cells are the answer! They are pretty stable storage units. So the body directs anything toxic to the fat cells, which get bigger and bigger as they accumulate more toxins.
So What Can’t The Body Use?
Anything that has been cooked, processed, chemically preserved, artificially created or unnaturally damaged is more difficult for the body to process than natural foods and drinks.
The Good Stuff
Look at nature and do what’s natural, so drink clean, fresh, chemical free water; eat clean, fresh, natural, unprocessed food. Go for a walk in the sun (even in the UK!!). Sleep when it’s dark.
The human digestive tract, starting with the mouth and teeth, is best adapted to natural, raw, ripe fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. It is too long to cope with much animal protein (meat, fish, egg, dairy), so the large bowel gradually gets clogged up with fermenting, degenerating animal products. Not good!!
On the other hand, the carnivore’s digestive system is much shorter and perfectly designed to digest other animals in their natural state, in other words, raw meat, bone, offal, guts, fur, toe-nails….! And which animals do carnivores eat? Herbivores, mostly. And what are their guts full of? Well chewed, partially digested grass and other vegetable matter.
Herbivores have an incredibly long digestive tract, starting with a great set of grinding teeth which pulverize vegetation into a pulp, with a fermentation chamber at the beginning (ruminants like cows, sheep and goats) or the end (like rabbits, guinea pigs and horses, who are designed to eat their faeces at certain times) which breaks down the plant cell walls (cellulose) releasing more nutrients for absorption.
The Digestive Process, Briefly
Chewing releases the food enzymes contained in the raw food. This starts the digestive process of food breakdown and nutrient absorption into the blood throughout the gut, from the mouth to the colon. Yes, right at the start, absorption takes place in the mouth! When chemically treated water enters the mouth, many chemicals, notably chlorine, are absorbed right there in a matter of seconds! So filter the water you and your pets drink and bathe in (absorption through the skin is important too).
Various enzymes, produced mostly by the pancreas, mix with the gut contents to enhance digestion, releasing nutrients which are absorbed into the blood. These nutrients are carried to the cells to fuel the body’s activities.
Shifting The Toxins And Therefore The Fat
Clean, chemical free water is an essential route for toxins to get out of the body. So a human needs about 2 litres of water daily, enough to have 6-12 clear wees a day. Make sure all pets have a plentiful supply of clean, chemical free water at all times (so get a water filter!).
To remove the toxins from the fat cells requires enzymes and energy. Raw food is the only supply of enzymes to the body, so whatever you and your pets choose to eat, eat it raw!
An easy way to get a massive supply of the raw micronutrients and enzymes is to take Juice Plus as humans and to give Pet Plus to our dogs and cats. I have been doing this for 20 years and know it works!
As fat cells are not very active, they have a poor blood supply, so exercise is essential to increase the blood flow which takes nutrients to the cells and removes the toxins that the cells have released, allowing them to shrink a bit every time. An hour’s brisk walk apparently produces enough fat removing enzymes (lipase) to last 12 hours.
Sleep enough so you don’t need to take stimulants to stay awake! (Caffeine, sugar, salt are the commonest).
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Dogs and cats are designed to eat raw meat, bone, offal and guts (pulverized vegetation, grass soup!) in natural proportions. Rabbits are designed to eat grass, not ‘bunny mix’ and chocolate! People are best adapted to eating ripe, raw, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Juice Plus and Pet Plus bridge the gap between what we actually eat / feed our pets and what we know we should eat / feed our pets!