Jul 18 • 1HR 6M

Sick Pets

The number 1 thing you can do for your dog or cat to prevent diabesity and cancer!

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Dixie Lee Huey
We're on a metabolic mission to help you (re)discover your vitality through real whole foods, sassy straight talk and the pleasures of the table. There are a bajillion health podcasts out there, and a lot of 'em are as fun as a trip to the dentist. Here at The Nourishment Mindset we blend sassy straight talk with a holistic, real whole foods foundation. Our metabolic mission is helping you achieve vitality and reverse chronic, lifestyle conditions like type 2 diabetes, obesity and malaise through (re)discovering the pleasures of the table. You'll learn tips from host Dixie Huey, a wine industry veteran who spent 20 years dining with farmers, chefs and winemakers around the world before listening to her calling to become a health coach after healing from years of dieting in a calorie counting prison. Hers is a story of earned knowledge, personal failure, and paradox -- one she hopes will inspire others to appreciate the incredible nature of food as a source of nourishment, connection and pleasure. Dixie is a certified Nutrition Network Advisor, Group Fitness instructor, MBA, certified sommelier and author of The Nourishment Mindset. Our guests range from organic foodies and hemp and wine growers to celebrity coaches and medical providers, Ditch the dogma and BS, silence the noise and switch back to the traditional sound practices that have nourished for millennia.
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It’s not just we humans who suffer from metabolic dysfunction: our canine and feline companions are sick as well. Today’s straight talkin’ guest, Daniel Schulof, Founder of Keto Natural Pet Foods, author of Dogs, Dog Food and Dogma and fellow giant breed lover, discusses why this is happening and most importantly, what we pet parents can do about it. Tune in to hear how he is disrupting the Big Pet Food industry! As well as my pre-episode rant on the FDA’s recent approval of two diabetes drugs for CHILDREN!!!

Daniel and I deal with drool slobber and fur tumbleweeds on a daily basis. Wayne the Saint and Travis the Newf are generous in these delights as well as their love!

Daniel explains that the root cause of our pets’ metabolic dysfunction — “a huge, glaring problem,” is the same as ours: ultra-processed food. Traditional kibble is a worse metabolic nightmare for dogs and cats because they are not evolved to consume carbohydrates. In other words, they’re carnivores.

There are numerous troubling parallels to the issues with human health:
1) Big Vet is funded by Big Pet Food;
2) Big Pet Food uses “creative” — aka disingenuous marketing to sell its products to consumers who may be trying to buy something healthier. Daniel’s perfect example is the “wolf myth,” where kibble producers put images of wolves on the label to suggest that their brands are healthier;
3) We are spending more than ever on our pets and their health continues to decline.

The good news is that you can take steps to improve the health of your animals. Namely, keeping them lean and investing in healthier, much lower carb food options. Daniel succinctly summarizes: “Being fat is horrible for pet health. Carbs make them fat. And carbs are the backbone of most pet foods.”

In closing, Daniel founded Pet Food Consumer Rights Council with a mission to promote the health and welfare of companion animals by protecting and advancing the rights, knowledge, and other interests of their loving human guardians. Check it out today!

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