Cat Health Care Tips How to Manage a Cats Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Let's talk about managing your cat with inflammatorybowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS is quite common in cats actually. They can react to foods,environment, all sorts of things, and and the underlying cause sometimes is not known.But the end result can be a cat with chronic vomiting, chronic diarrhea, weight loss, thingsof that nature. IBS has to be diagnosed by your veterinarian first, and once that's diagnosedthere are certain things that can be helped, or given to help IBS in cats. For one, antiinflammatoriescan help; either orally or by injection, over time, and not every cat requires somethinglike that. So that's one method of treating IBS. Number two is going to be dietary management.IBS cats never need to get lots of treats,
lots of different foods, things like that.Basically, IBS cats need to go on a hypoallergenic, or special foods that are die are are basicallydesigned to to have the body not recognize their proteins as well. And what I mean bythat is it's it's sort of like having an allergy. If your body can't recognize a protein thatyou're allergic to, then you're better off, and not going to react to that. So, your veterinarianshould help you also manage IBS, because it is a chronic condition.
Is Rice Healthy
Hey guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine. Today I'm going to be answering the question, quot;Is rice healthyéquot; and specifically,quot;What's the difference of white rice versus brown rice, and are either of them healthyéquot;My answer is it really depends on you. In this tutorial, I'm going to share with you thepros and cons of rice as well as go over what I believe to be, by far, the healthiest riceavailable today, that I believe a lot of people could start consuming and seeing great benefitsfrom. There is actually a debate today about whetheryou should be consuming rice or not. Now people in the Paleo diet community preach that everybodyshould be completely grain free and not consume
grains whatsoever. So those people tend tosay rice isn't healthy. Whereas people in the Chinese medicine camp, people that believein traditional Chinese medicine or vegans would think that rice can actually be an incrediblesuper food. I really believe that there is some validity to both, but it really dependson the person, and more important than that, it depends on the preparation, on how therice is prepared, to depending on if it's healthy for you or not. Now let me start off by talking about thetype of rice you should stay away from, and that's refined white rice. Now I'm not talkingabout jasmine rice or basmati rice, which
tend to be white rices. Those have not beenprocessed. But some of that sticky white rice where the fiber has been taken out of, that'sthe sort of rice that most people want to stay away from. Reason is there's a recentmedical study that found those that consume that type of white rice are twice as likelyto develop diabetes compared to those that consumed a whole grain brown rice. Most ofthat white rice today that you'd consume at a Chinese restaurant or fast food place, they'vehad the fiber taken out, they've had the vitamins and minerals taken out. So that type of rice,you want to stay away from. So that's sort of the con there of rice.
The other con against rice or just rice ingeneral is that it contains a compound called phytic acid or phytates. Those are mineralblockers or enzyme inhibitors. That's what causes sort of the density and the hardnessof the rice, and it keeps you from absorbing and digesting all the vitamins and minerals.So that's another negative. Then rice has certain types of protein thatcan be difficult to digest as well. So all of those are big cons that go along with rice. Now let's talk about the positives. The positives,if you get a whole grain brown rice, brown rice or wild rice is high in vitamin B3, knownas niacin. That's really, really important
for your heart health and cardiovascular system.So it's high in B3. It can also be very high in selenium. We know selenium actually supportsthe thyroid as well as the kidneys, and so, again, selenium is a crucial vitamin or mineralwe know that rice has. Also, certain types of rice contain GABA.That's GABA. That's a neurotransmitter that supports the brain. It helps reduce anxiety.It helps improve sleep. It can even support metabolism. So we know, in certain cases,rice can be an incredible super food. Now it really comes down to this, to answerthe question, quot;Is rice healthy, or is brown rice healthy,quot; it has to do with how the riceis prepared. I believe if rice is soaked and
sprouted, that kills off the phytic acid.It then unlocks all the vitamins and minerals. It's now a healthy rice versus most ricesthat aren't germinated or sprouted, aren't as healthy. That's why this is the rice that I personallyconsume at home. I'm not tied to it in any way. It's just what I actually consume. Thisis an organic rice by a company called truRoots, and it's actually a germinated brown rice.That means it's been soaked and sprouted, which kills off phytic acid. You may noticethis. For some people, brown rice or rices tend to be very hard to digest, and that'sbecause the rice hasn't been sprouted. So
Is Peanut Butter Bad for You
Hey guys. Axe here, founder of draxe .In this tutorial, I'm going to answer the question, quot;Is peanut butter bad for youéquot; This is actuallya common question that I get from a lot of people. There are some misconceptions whenit comes to peanut butter. I'll go answer your question here early. Is peanut butter bad for youé Yes and no.It depends on how much you consume and it depends on the variety of peanuts you're getting.I'll share with you a secret on the best type of peanut butter you should be getting aswell as what the rest of your diet looks like. Let's start off talking about peanut butterin terms of what the issues are within why
it can be bad for you. For starters, mostof us in America get way too many omega6 fats in our diet and not enough omega3 fats. Remember this. Omega3 fats help reduce inflammationwhere too many omega6 fats cause inflammation. Well, peanuts are high in omega6 fats. They'relow on omega3 fats, so they can cause an imbalance ratio there. That really is oneof the first issues you're going to find with peanuts is that they have too many omega6,there's not enough omega3. That's the first problem with most peanuts. The second issue is that most peanuts aregrown on the ground. They get very moist,
and a lot of them contain mycotoxins or mold.So that mold is one of the big reasons why so many kids today have allergies or theseinflammatory immune reactions when they get around peanuts. In fact, a lot of schoolstoday have laws or restrictions against peanuts. Because you're bringing them to school andits like bombs are going off. Kids are having all of these immune reactions because of allof the food allergies and food sensitivities today to things like peanuts. So that's theother issue is there are food sensitivities involved because of the mold that's associatedwith a lot of the peanuts today. I would say those are really two of the biggerissues today you're going to find with peanuts.
By the way, peanuts aren't really a nut. They'remore of a legume. They're like a crossbreed in between a nut and a legume or a bean thereas well. But let me say this, you can actually eatpeanut butter and it can be healthy. Let me share with you how. First thing is this. It'sthat when you're buying peanuts, make sure you're buying a certified organic brand. Ideally,a type of a peanut called a Valencia peanut or Jungle peanuts. These peanuts are typicallynot grown in the moisture of the ground. They're typically in bushes off the ground or higherup. That's going to eliminate that issue with the mold. So that's one way you can eat peanuts.So again, my favorite brand is called Jungle
Peanuts, you can check out, or Valencia Peanuts.Those are the two brands you want to look for. Ideally, organic peanuts are going tobe the best things you consume. The second thing that can actually make peanutshealthy for you is if you're getting omega3 fats with them and even adding in a littlebit of flaxseed oil or when you're consuming it as well or just doing a little bit of somethinglike a fish oil supplement. If you're getting plenty of omega3 fats in your diet, thenyou really don't need to worry about if you're eating a serving of peanuts. It's completelyfine. Peanuts actually can be a food that supportsmetabolism and fat loss if you're consuming
them with the other rights foods and as partof a proper diet, because peanuts are very high in protein and they are high as wellin easily burned carbohydrates. But again, they're one of the highest plantbased formof protein available today. So can peanuts be healthyé Yes, they can if you buy somethinglike Jungle Peanuts and you're getting plenty of omega3 fats in your diet and they're organic.For all those reasons, yes, peanuts can be healthy. But here's the problem today. Ninetyninepercent of the peanut butter and peanuts people are buying in America today have hydrogenatedoils added, they're nonorganic, and those