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  Is it any wonder that carnivores are at the top of the food chain in virtually every ecosystem on land? After all, protein-rich meat was the secret sauce that fueled the growth and development of their brains to the point where they became masters of their domains. There's the lion, the bear, the wolf - just to name a few. A large brain gave them the ability to hunt with guile, to form social packs, to care for their young until near-adulthood. Why? Because brain-food is meat. Think about the animals with the highest intelligence; with a few exceptions...

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For those who say, "But I feed my dog a quality kibble."Think again. You may be harming your pet, seriously.And for those on raw, read why you've made the right choice.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified 16 brands of dog foods — the majority of them labelled "grain free" — that it says are most frequently associated with a potentially deadly canine heart condition. Canine dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, is a disease that causes the muscle wall of a dog's heart to thin, weakening the organ and making it harder to pump blood. Congestive heart failure, a buildup of...

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The British paper, The Guardian, recently (Feb.11, 2019) published an article about ultra-processed foods linking them to a risk of earlier death, (citing a study from France). More than 44,000 people participated in that study which began in 2009 and was called NutriNet-Santé. The researchers evaluated how much of the subjects' diets – and calories – consisted of “ultra-processed” foods, (i.e., food manufactured in factories with industrial ingredients and additives, such as dried ready meals, cakes and biscuits), essentially the same kind of thing as involved in dry pet food. Over seven years of follow-up, there were 602 deaths, of which 219 were from cancer and 34 from cardiovascular disease. The research, published...

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