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8 Surprising Foods That Can Harm Or Kill Your Pets

Though many of these foods are healthy for humans, they pose some serious health risks to your pets. Here are some surprising foods you should avoid feeding your pets.

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If you have a dog, or any other pet for that matter, you’ve probably been warned to keep them away from certain foods. Your friends may say in passing, “Keep your dog away from that chocolate cake!” But what other foods are hazardous to your pets?

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Surprisingly enough, many natural foods that are nutritious for us are actually harmful to our pets. The following list may come as a shock, but these are the foods you need to make sure your pets steer clear of:

Grapes 

Who knew? And yes, that includes raisins and wine. This discovery has only been made in recent years, but grapes are highly toxic to some animals, so much so that as little as five or six grapes could kill a small dog! This is because grapes can cause kidney failure in some animals, including many common pets.

If your pet is reacting poorly to grapes, some warning signs include loss of appetite, vomiting, and lethargy, usually within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion. Kidney failure can occur as quickly as a day after eating grapes, but it could also take a few days.

When pets eat grapes, many vets will treat the toxicity by inducing vomiting in hopes of getting the grapes out, or even giving your pet activated charcoal, often used in poison control procedures for humans. Some vets will also hook pets up to IVs and keep them for observation, particularly focusing on their kidney function.

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Onions and Garlic

You may love onions and garlic, but your pets certainly won’t. The Allium species of plants, which include onions, garlic, and even leeks and chives, can be super toxic to some pets. They can all severely harm your pets’ red blood cells, quite literally causing them to burst. Cats are extremely sensitive to these foods, so keep your furry friends away from them. Even a little bit of onion powder can be toxic.

Signs that your pet has ingested these foods include diarrhea, vomiting, jaundice, weakness, and difficulty breathing. Ingesting these foods can even cause death, so please keep your pets away from them!

Raw Dough 

Not that anyone would ever necessarily want to eat raw bread dough, but be sure to keep this away from your pets. When it begins its fermentation process, it produces ethanol, ingestion of which can essentially bring on alcohol poisoning in your pets. This can cause some really unfortunate side effects including seizures, incoordination, breathing problems, and even death.

The fermentation process also produces carbon dioxide, which can make your pet become so gassy that they bloat and go into shock, potentially causing death.

Macadamia Nuts 

A great source of protein for human beings, these delicious nuts can cause some harsh side effects in dogs. Though your pet won’t die from eating them, they could certainly get pretty sick and experience pain and/or swelling.

Xylitol 

This naturally occurring sweetener can lower your pet’s blood sugar dramatically, which can cause them to collapse or even seize as quickly as an hour after eating it! Even just a few pieces of sugar-free gum containing Xylitol could cause a small dog to experience some pretty serious side effects. Xylitol could also lead to liver failure a day or two after ingesting it.

Avocado

Avocados might taste great on toast, but keep them away from your pets! Avocados can cause some pretty serious damage when ingested by birds, rabbits, donkeys, horses, and other animals. If a bird eats an avocado, it could be at risk of severe cardiovascular damage or even death. Other symptoms for pets include swelling and head and neck problems.

Chocolate and Coffee

Keep your pets clear of caffeine in general, okay? Coffee, chocolate, and other caffeinated food and beverage products contain methylxanthines, which can cause many of your pets to vomit, experience diarrhea, pant, or become super thirsty and hyperactive. It can also lead to tremors, seizures, heart arrhythmia, or even death.

Liquorice 

Little bits of liquorice may not be bad for your pet, but in large quantities, does pose some risks. Excess consumption of liquorice can cause liver damage, increase blood pressure, and weaken muscles. Liquorice can be especially dangerous to pet rats, as it can cause neurological poisoning. So, if you love eating black liquorice, keep your big bags of candy out of reach of your pets!

Final Thoughts 

It may seem strange that some foods that are great for our own bodies can harm our pets, but knowing this information is an important part of responsible pet ownership! It’s essential that we do our own research in order to figure out what helps or hinders our furry friends’ bodies.

For more information about pet health, check out the following CE articles:

Do Your Pets Need To Be Vaccinated? Here Are The Risks That Your Vet Doesn’t Really Know About

Are You Poisoning Your Pet? Things You Need To Know About The Pet Food Industry

Never Ignore These 10 Serious Symptoms From Your Dog

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10 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Walk Everyday

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  • The Facts:

    There are multiple health benefits to be gained by taking a simple walk every day. These benefits are measurable, and if you don't already have an active lifestyle it can be a great way to assist you with your health.

  • Reflect On:

    Reflect on how the human race has become extremely sedentary, and how disease rates continue to climb as a result of the modern human lifestyle.

The human experience has become extremely sedentary, the average human lifestyle in the western world has been linked to multiple diseases and is one of the main causes of why disease rates continue to climb, among many other factors that surround all aspects of human life, like big food, for example. With technology in place and jobs that require tremendous amounts of sitting, there is no doubt that it’s having a detrimental effect on our lives.

That being said, the world is clearly becoming way more health conscious. It’s like we needed this experience of unhealthy food, the corporate take-over of everything, and our motionless lifestyle to knock us out of it. We are seeing a health revolution take place, where more and more people are becoming health conscious, and are always being encouraged to be more active.

Ultimately, we can’t really blame the human experience for our lack of movement, it’s something that all of us have the time to incorporate into our lives in one way or another, and if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy being too active, a simple walk every day can have tremendous amounts of benefits. As pointed out in the video below, by Bright Side.

If You Want To Increase The Benefits Even More, Walk Barefoot

It’s called grounding, or ‘earthing’ and it involves placing your feet directly on the ground, without shoes or socks as a barrier. Why? Because there is an intense negative charge carried by the Earth, it’s electron-rich, which serves as a good supply of antioxidants and free radical destroying electrons.

A study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health titled “Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons” postulates that earthing could represent a potential treatment for a variety of chronic degenerative diseases.

That’s right, many positive health benefits occur as a result of walking barefoot, and these are measurable.

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The picture below represents improved facial circulation (right image) after 20 minutes of grounding, as documented by a Speckle Contrast Laser Imager (dark blue=lowest circulation; dark red=highest circulation). Image Source: Scientific Research Publishing

If you want to read more publications and access the in-depth science with regards to grounding, you can refer to the article linked above the picture.

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Nature Valley Ad Shows The Down Side Of Children Addicted To Technology

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  • The Facts:

    Technology has impacted most of our lives in a really big way. We use it daily for everything we do pretty much. Kids today, unlike previous generations, use technology more than ever and spend much less time in nature.

  • Reflect On:

    How much is too much technology for young and developing minds? Is it time to reevaluate our children's relationship with technology and get them back into nature?

Technology has become a staple in most of our lives, really, could you imagine life without it? In the video posted below, Nature Valley asks 3 generations what it was that they did for fun as a kid, the answers from the youngest generation may or may not surprise you, but is it time to cut back on the technology and bring kids back to nature?

Technology is not bad per se, that isn’t the discussion here. This is about how we use it.

Before technology, children would look to nature for entertainment. They would play outside on the lawn, go sledding, build forts, and use their imagination to create their own entertainment. Nowadays it’s all too easy for kids to get sucked into technology, there are video games, tablets, computers, cell phones and television, all of which provide a type of escape from the real world. Although, there are many ways that technology is and has been used for good in the world, is the disconnect that it is causing children and adults to part from nature causing more harm?

With the rise of mental disorders and illnesses, is it possible that the answer to these issues is simply to get kids back into nature, more time with self, using their brains to build things, be creative and connect to the energy from the Earth? We already know how effective a simple walk or hike in nature is and how they both can literally change our brains. Nature appears to be much more important than we generally give it credit for.

In my own experience, disconnecting from technology and going camping on my own proved to be a very cathartic and healing experience for me. I’ve come to realize that although being immersed in nature regularly does have a lot of benefits, but even just making time for it at all can cause a positive impact. For many of us who live in cities, with the constant bombardment of noise and of course EMF frequencies etc., just disconnecting for a short period can make a huge difference.

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It’s easy to get emotional watching something like this as it shows just how far removed the newer generations are from what has been most natural to children for centuries, simply playing in nature. The children are essentially self-proclaimed tech addicts and get their entertainment by playing video games, watching videos or tv shows, texting etc. Is it time to go back to the basics and start evaluating how detrimental too much technology can be on young and developing brains? You can read more about this issue here, Is Your Child Struggling From Nature-Deficit Disorder?

Is it up to the parents to ensure they are setting proper boundaries with the amount of time their children are allowed to use technology? Or is this the future and something we should simply let happen as a natural part of evolution?

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6 Proven Ways to Cleanse Your Liver & Release Pent Up Anger

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  • The Facts:

    In Chinese Medicine our liver is directly connected to anger and unfortunately, we live in a world where our liver is regularly taxed by toxic chemicals. Thankfully there is plenty that you can do without medication to keep this vital organ healthy!

  • Reflect On:

    What toxins are you regularly exposed to and what steps are you currently taking to combat them?

A toxic liver can lead to anger. In Chinese medicine, our biggest detox organ – our liver – is the organ connected to anger. When we work at changing our lifestyles and daily habits, we begin to see it having a positive effect on our mood as well as general health.

When toxicity mounts we have a more difficult time controlling or letting go of our angry feelings. Toxic chemicals accumulate in our bodies because we live in a toxic world. We microwave in plastic, we cook food in Tephlon coated pans, we smoke, we take medication, and eat fried and processed foods.

These food-like products contain toxic chemical preservatives, glyphosate; GMOs and pesticides. Ingesting poison daily results in everything from immune deficiency, mood disorders, lowered mental performance, and even life-threatening cancer.

So, besides avoiding many of the contributors of liver toxicity – what can we do?

1. Eat less added sugar & address possible yeast overgrowth in the gut

Yeast can cause fermentation of food in place of digestion and cause bloating and gas. It can contribute to “leaky gut syndrome” – thus in turn can lead to the production of toxins that may affect the brain and nervous system. Yeast overgrowth can produce alcohol as its byproduct, acetaldehyde, giving us a “hangover” feeling. It can also lead to liver damage, and it prevents the proper detoxification of other pollutants, increasing the toxicity of other toxins.

2. Support the liver with botanicals

Plant medicine like Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root can help cleanse the liver. Both extracts are known to be pretty safe and well tolerated, and toxic or adverse effects observed in the reviewed clinical trials seem to be minimal. Only those with a ragweed, iodine or latex allergy should be cautious with dandelion. (Learn more about milk thistle)

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3. Drink organic aloe vera juice

High quality; raw organic aloe vera can be a phenomenal digestive aid. It seals the gut wall, aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps the immune system, and detoxifies the liver, skin, and colon.

4. Cook with more turmeric & black pepper to help the body absorb nutrients better

Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which increases the bioavailability of food by decreasing activity in the intestinal tract and inhibiting the metabolism of certain enzymes. Better still, cook with lots of turmeric and black pepper together. The combination helps the body absorb more curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

This ingredient can heal gut wall permeability due to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It also aids in digestion, strengthens the immune system, improves asthma, heals wounds, prevents the progression of memory loss, controls diabetes, improves liver function, lowers cholesterol, and fights cancer. (Note: A great supplement for this that I recommend for is Liver Health)

5. Incorporate liver cleansing foods into your diet

Incorporate liver cleansing foods such as green leafy veggies, avocados, apples, garlic, olive oil, citrus fruit, beets, and cruciferous vegetables into your weekly diet.

6. See An Acupuncturist

Used for thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to detox and balance the liver meridians to reduce anger and other emotional and psychiatric issues.  Simple needle-less acupressure is often used on children.


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