Deciding what kind of food to feed a healthy dog is difficult enough, but when your dog is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease like diabetes, it becomes even more important to pick the right diet plan.
Unfortunately, most pet parents are still feeding their dogs commercially canned and kibble food. While these types of food are extremely popular and can be found in many stores, the truth is commercial pet food is not good for pets and is at the root of the crisis in our pets’ health. According to Dogs Naturally Magazine, feeding your pet commercial dog food is essentially like giving your pet fast food every day. And, as we all know, a constant diet of fast food leads to many health problems down the line.
But what exactly is in commercial dog food that makes it so bad for our pets? Starches, for one thing. Not-so-fun fact: did you know that it takes a minimum of 40 percent starches to get kibble to stick together? Almost all commercial dog foods are loaded with high sugar and high glycemic index ingredients like corn, rice, peas, potatoes, and other low-grade non-meat fillers. Sadly, these fillers cause rapid glucose spikes that can contribute to or worsen your pet’s diabetes.
According to Dr. Karen Becker, “… 90 percent of pet foods out there contain totally inappropriate ingredients that are not nourishing and actually create low-grade inflammatory processes, diabetes, and obesity. All the same health issues occurring in the pet world are occurring in the human realm in terms of overall health.
Sugar, of course, causes an insulin release. Insulin then causes blood sugar to drop. Cortisol is then released to rebalance blood sugar. So dogs and cats are dealing with this whole cycle of carbohydrate ingestion, insulin release, and cortisol release.”
Dr. Becker concludes that animals were not meant to eat the high carb diets that most commercial pet foods offer.
Diabetes in dogs is a serious and complex condition, but research has shown that a diet low in carbohydrates can help to normalize your dog’s blood sugar levels and encourage weight loss. This is why it’s so important for pet parents who have a dog that has been diagnosed with diabetes to consider a nutritional intervention using a diet that is low in carbohydrates.
By changing your sick pet’s daily regimen to a diet rich in fats, low glycemic vegetables and medium amounts of high-quality proteins, you will be giving your beloved companion the very best chance to heal and thrive. Many pet parents have seen that disease progression can be slowed and even halted and reversed by feeding their dog fresh and healthy food. This type of diet is referred to as a ketogenic diet, meaning that the body is burning ketones as its primary fuel and not glucose.
This state of ketosis regulates blood sugar and allows the cells to heal. Glucose is a “dirty” fuel, while fat burns much cleaner in the body. So by replacing carbs with healthy fats, your dog’s cells’ mitochondria, the insides of each cell, are less likely to suffer damage from free radicals and can heal. Carbs, grains, certain high sugar content fruits, starches and starchy vegetables all turn to glucose in the body, which is why these ingredients must be avoided in order to help your dog heal.
Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm is a specially-blended “green food” pre-mix which makes an ideal base for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. In addition to considering a low carbohydrate diet for your dog, Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm also includes different herbs to boost the immune system, encourage healing, and help to increase overall good health. These ingredients include turmeric, ginger, red clover, milk thistle, dandelion, slippery elm, and cinnamon.
There is no question that what you feed your dog can change their well-being and their outlook for a long and healthy life. When confronted with health challenges, like diabetes, using nutritional tools can help your dog to heal sometimes from even the most difficult of diagnosis.
How we look at feeding our companion animals needs a new paradigm and there is now a body of research that concludes that feeding your dog fresh meals that consist of high-quality proteins, healthy fats, and low amounts of carbohydrates can encourage healing and promote wellness.
Transitioning a dog with diabetes to a low-carb diet should be done slowly. Pet parents should always consult with their veterinarian and let them know that they are changing their dog to a low-carb diet.
Paradigm’s unique formulation contains only low glycemic vegetables, and absolutely no starch or grain. As a result, complex carbs are digested more slowly, and glucose level increases are safely spread out over time vs. delivered all at once in an unhealthy and dangerous surge.
Managing your dog’s diabetes means constant care, but there is growing evidence that diabetes can be managed and your pet can live a happy life if dietary changes are made.
Paradigm is a specially-blended “green food” pre-mix, an ideal base for a nutritionally complete low-carb or Ketogenic diet, and most importantly: a transformative new way to help dogs prevent, manage and overcome serious health problems such as obesity, immune system weakness, diabetes, and cancer.
Thanks to Paradigm, caring and concerned pet owners know that every meal they feed their companion contains absolutely no grain, no starch, or no fillers, and delivers:
Dr. Harvey’s is happy to announce the launch of this incredible new food for dogs. In keeping with our tradition of being pioneers in the feeding of companion animals, Dr. Harvey’s presents Paradigm. This completely unique green-food premix is meant to be a highly nutritious and healing base for a low carb or ketogenic diet for dogs.
We believe that this food is the first of its kind available anywhere in the world.
“We know the top issues that dogs struggle with, in North America absolutely are exacerbated by sugar. We know that cancer needs sugar as a fuel source. Diabetes — we know that sugar is a direct cause of type 2 diabetes. Obesity – we know that fat doesn’t make your dog fat – carbs, sugar, and starch make your dogs fat.” Dr. Karen Becker
This amazing green food pre-mix is based on studies and research by holistic vets and medical researchers who confirm that the top health issues plaguing our canine population are severely worsened by sugar and carbohydrates in the diet. Paradigm in conjunction with high-quality fresh protein and healthy fats will be the base of a low-carbohydrate or Ketogenic diet.
Conditions that can be helped by this type diet include but are not limited to:
Dr. Harvey’s has always cared deeply about the quality of ingredients that we use in all of our products. Each ingredient in Paradigm has been selected for its specific healing properties making it an outstanding food that is completely packed with vitamin, mineral, antioxidants and healing herbs.
Broccoli, Green Beans, Bone Broth Red and Green Bell Pepper,
Cabbage, Pumpkin, Kelp, Alfalfa, Celery, Turmeric, Spirulina, Ginger,
Red Clover, Milk Thistle, Slippery Elm, Dandelion, Cinnamon,
Tri Calcium Phosphate
Paradigm is easy to prepare. Simply rehydrate the mix with water or broth and add protein and oil for a complete healing meal for your dog. Feeding Guidelines based on weight and age are included in every bag of Paradigm.
One of the most impressive and wonderful things about this mix is that dogs love the taste!
Paradigm makes it so easy for pet parents to feed a very healthy meal who want only the best for their companion heal or maintain optimal health.
Paradigm contains a range of powerful healing herbs that can improve health and act as natural blood purifiers.
Paradigm also includes Bone Broth, known for its immune system healing and strengthening properties. Bone Broth can aid in digestion, strengthen joints and improve skin and coat.
This powerful formula is a safe, effective and 100 percent natural way to boost immune system strength and function. And of course, it’s all mixed together in a delicious recipe that dogs crave and love — even picky eaters!
It takes a minimum of 40 percent starches to get kibble to stick together. Commercial dog foods are loaded with high sugar and high glycemic index ingredients like corn, rice, peas, potatoes and other low-grade non-meat fillers. These cause rapid glucose spikes that can contribute to or worsen diabetes. Paradigm’s unique formulation contains only low glycemic vegetables, and absolutely no starch or grain. As a result, complex carbs are digested more slowly, and glucose level increases are safely spread out over time vs. delivered all at once in an unhealthy and dangerous surge.
Sugar (glucose) that comes from carbs is the main source of fuel that feeds cancer. The high sugar and high glycemic index ingredients used in commercial pet foods are cheap, plentiful. Yet this is what has been marketed to us as “complete and balanced”.That’s why Paradigm’s low carb and starch-free formulation effectively robs cancer cells of their energy supply. We’re interested in feeding dogs and extending life, not in feeding cancer cells and shortening life. In addition to feeding Paradigm, we suggest working with the Ketogenic model of medium protein, low carbohydrate and high fat for dogs.
“It takes a minimum of 40 percent starches to get kibble to actually stick together like a cookie. How on earth if you have a dog with cancer, could you feed that dog kibble, knowing that it’s constituted of that much sugar? And we know through science what sugar is doing with cancer.”
Rodney Habib, Pet Nutrition Expert
Paradigm is a specially-blended as an ideal “green food” pre-mix that is an ideal base for a low-carb diet. It’s ideal for obese and overweight dogs who will enjoy an abundance of powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals – but without fat-causing and health-damaging carbs, sugar and starch and fillers. What’s more, since Paradigm is a high-quality source of nutrition vs. conventional kibble and canned food, your companion will be more active and energized – which is a big part of getting fit and maintaining a healthy weight.