PET NUTRITION CENTER ASSOCIATE GUIDE
YOUR PET NUTRITION CENTER For good reason, many criticize the commercial pet food industry comparing the perception of pet food safety to the perception of smoking health risks in the 50s, 60s & 70’s. Sir Richard Doll, the scientist credited with discovering the adverse effects of smoking, publicized his findings in 1949. During the 1950s the medical profession generally agreed with Doll’s findings, but it was not until the 1970s that the public began changing their smoking habits. Doll cited the media’s reporting of the dangers of smoking as proven, rather than “controversial,” as the turning point in changing the public’s perception. Despite the presence of 43 known carcinogens in tobacco smoke and over 57,000 reports on the detrimental effects of smoking, tobacco companies denied the danger of their products for years. The commercial pet food industry faces minimal substantive regulation, despite navigating several layers of regulation from various groups including the FDA, the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), and state regulators. The FDA entrusts AAFCO to issue regulations governing ingredients, feeding trials, labels and nutritional claims. But AAFCO’s rules fall short of ensuring that our pets receive adequate nutrition, or even foods that won’t cause chronic digestive, autoimmune issues, skin and coat problems. All of these standards and regulations are sole built around creating rules and guidelines for making and selling processed pet food. Not standards and regulations with sole intent to maintain optimum health in our pets. Many consumers/clients purchase these commercial pet foods under the assumption that the FDA or some other regulatory body has ensured that the foods contain “balanced” meals, and “complete” nutrition. They are not! Your professional Pet Nutrition Center will provide solutions to your confused consumers and direct ship hand made organic nutrition to their door. Today’s modern pet owner are requiring better pet nutrition services and products, better options for purchasing healthy food for their pets and want to be serviced by the voice of knowledge, experience and compassion. When you add providing a unique service that requires
no inventory, up front costs or minimum orders, all should give enough persuasion to provide your customers with a Pet Nutrition Center. (programs for Online stores, Brick & Mortar stores, independent pet professionals, vet clinic and diagnostic labs) Your customers have the most to gain from the increased educational efforts and studies revealing the short & long term benefits of a whole food species specific diet and learning about their options by providing them with better services and products. Most consumers believe that feeding their pets shouldn’t break the bank, and they have a point. With Americans owning around 70 million dogs and 80 million cats, buying expensive so-called “premium, “Holistic” or “Organic” brands are not financially feasible for all pet owners. But all owners need to learn how to correctly analyze pet foods before they can compare prices. Foods with more protein, better quality ingredients and more digestible ingredients will satiate the animal using less food than will a lower quality food with less digestible ingredients. The owner will end up saving money by purchasing the more expensive pet food—never mind the potential savings from fewer visits to the veterinarian to treat diet-related illnesses. Our Pet Nutrition Centers provide active consumers with the opportunity to learn the truth about the food they feed their pets. How to determine the unique nutritional needs of their pet and how best to meet those needs. Therapeutic Bio-Nutrition or Nutraceutical Therapy is broadly defined as the use of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, co-factors, live enzymes, anti-oxidants, and phytonutrients, to support the body’s immune and other genetic systems, thereby altering the course and outcome of a disease process. It can be used as a preventative protocol, or can be used as a reactive healing therapy. It does not focus on food types, calories nor minimum daily requirements, but rather on metabolic and physiological effects of foods on the body’s healing and immune systems. Unlike drugs, nutritional products are not designed to address symptoms or diseases, they are designed to “feed” and “fuel” the cells of the body, using or calling upon the cells’ inherent ability to
heal and achieve wellness. The goals for our role within your current nutrition service or in the creation of a new Pet Nutrition Center for you are to provide you within 3 broad categories, which will directly help to enhance wellness of your clientâ€™s pet: 1. Superior Nutritional Products * Supply needed bio-nutrients to engage & support the genetic systems * The management of energy and body weight * The elimination of toxins
2. Pet Nutrition Consultations * Current bio-nutritional analysis and nutritional blood test referrals * Test evaluation, diet planning and food formulation * 18 years of clinical experience 3. Customer education * On-line Learning Center * Nutritional Seminars & Cooking Classes * Social media page for client interaction Pet Nutrition Systems has affirmed that optimum nutrition helps slow the onset and progression of chronic disease. Nutrition restores balance and promotes healing by supporting the metabolic pathways that energize the healing system. In addition, it helps reduce the inflammation that predisposes an animal to disease. Its use, either alone or in combination with appropriate medication, contributes to the day-to-day wellness of the animals. Certain nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and taurine act as antioxidants and help reduce damage to the cells of the immune system, improving function. Thus, nutrition plays a role in disease prevention, disease management and maintaining optimum health.
Nutraceutical Therapy Nutraceutical Therapy is the science of using nutrients/food as a healing agent in the body. Using specific nutrient, herbs and oils in conjunction with Bio-Nutritional Analysis /testing, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner can assess any nutritional deficiencies in the body, as well as organs in the body that may be stressed or damaged. Nutraceutical therapy was designed for use along side of any eastern, western or holistic medical intervention/protocol and the measurable results have been clinically documented since the 1940â€™s. Our Nutrition Center Assessment Questionnaire will help you/us determine key areas on which to focus, to further individualize the customerâ€™s nutritional plan. A Functional Evaluation (physical assessment) optional bio-nutritional testing, the breed or mixture of breeds, weight, nutrition history and any other health issues are all compiled during the initial in store/person, on-line and or phone consultation. Then a Pet Nutrition Systems nutritionist creates a diet, food is ordered and our kitchen makes the food for direct shipment to the customer.
How To Select The proper Animal Protein Formulation (RETAIL) When recommending different food and supplements be sure that your recommendations are changes made to assure all the critical nutrients are satisfied and are in balance for each pets unique nutrient requirements. All nutrients require the help of at least one other partnering nutrient to do its job. SO know the science of how nutrients work, the correct amount needed and that they are bioavailable. Switching to a whole food diet will provide a new balanced dietary plan your client is looking for.
We have broken the breeds by region that they were developed in. Once you have indentified what region or combination of regions a clientâ€™s pet s from you will be better prepared to recommend the
correct retail formulation for them to feed. These regional specific guidelines provide an evolutionary basis for diets appropriate for a variety of dogs. For a more in-depth Breed Specific diet refer them to our Breed Specific Diet service. Below are 8 Breed Groupings and the recommended Pet Nutrition Systems whole food Retail formulation that match their general nutrient needs. When canines are fed a region whole food diet they are less likely to develop food allergies, digestive disorders and autoimmune issues. Asian Breeds: Fish poultry and lamb, along with steamed vegetables including beans and whole grains such as white, brown and wild rice (all ingredients plentiful in the region at the time these breeds where first created) form the basis of a sound diet. (Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Boar) Euro-coastal Breeds: Diets rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber compliment these breedsâ€™ special needs. In addition to fish lamb and poultry sources of protein, potatoes and other vegetables should feature prominently. (Beef & Salmon) Field Hunting Breeds: Lamb, rabbit and chicken adequately fuel these active breeds, along with vegetables and grains, including oats and whole barely. (Chicken & Turkey) German Breeds: Greens and grains, in addition to lamb and beef, make all the difference for these breeds that have shorter colons than other breeds. The right blend of all three types of ingredients is essential to prevent bloat and adequate nutrient absorption. (Beef, Bison & Boar) North American Coastal Breeds: These breeds, developed in close association with water, not surprisingly thrive when fed a diet rich in water foul and fish. Duck, salmon and other aquatic proteins rich in fatty acids provide vital nutrients for these breeds. Greens and whole grains complete the diet. (Turkey, Chicken & Salmon)
Northeast USA Breeds: Combinations of fish and crude animal proteins form the basis of well-balanced cold-weather breeds. Game meats, such as elk and venison, closely mimic the diets they were developed to consume. These breeds often do not tolerate whole grains, which cause them stomach upset and gas. (Beef, Turkey & Bison) Sight Hounds: Rabbit, chicken and turkey protein sources most closely match what these breeds were developed to hunt. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains round out their diets and are designed to provide energy for a variety of activities for which these breeds are known. (Chicken & Turkey) Toy Breeds: Chicken and fish, along with protein and omega-rich avocado ensure these delicate breeds retain vigorous health and lustrous coats. (Turkey, Chicken & Beef)
Breed Specific Diets For those pet owners whom would like a more nutritionally tailored diet our BSD program is a natural alternative. The genetic histories, ancestral diets and mapping of the nutrient requirement of each breed through Bio-Nutritional Analysis has lead to the popularity in breed-specific diets. Itâ€™s no surprise that the needs of a Boston Terrier differ from those of an Irish Wolfhound. Now dietary recommendations that cater to the differences between a German Shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier have scientific validity and are available for you to order. Pet Nutrition Systems has created formulations for over 250 breeds and the top 150 are represented in the BSD Guide. A 1994 study showed that different breeds of dogs â€œexhibit different abilities to digest the same diet. No two breeds have the same nutritional requirement for any one nutrient. Function also plays a role in the dietary requirements of animals. Working animals, like the Anatolian Shepherd, have different dietary requirements than a dog that developed over hundreds of years of hunting fowl in the field and lakes, Sight hound from the Middle East or a sled dog in Alaska(click on the link below for our program guide) http://issuu.com/petnutritionsystems/docs/breed_specific_program__ws_edited_2011_
Veterinary Prescriptive Diets Most pets that have any illness have blood tests that rate three areas Hematocrit, Bun and Creatinine. PNS recommend that you have one of several nutrient level test as well. Once The test results have been produced and the results emailed to Pet Nutrition Systems we will create a VPN formulation and produce the meals for your customer. We recommend that the customer have a 2nd test done in 6 months to recheck the nutrient levels. This nutritional re-evaluation will allow the customer to transition to a breed specific diet or one of our retail recipes. http://issuu.com/petnutritionsystems/docs/pns_vpn_system_catalog__feb_2011_/1?zoomed=&zoom Percent=&zoomX=&zoomY=¬eText=¬eX=¬eY=&viewMode=magazine
Hematocrit Hematocrit is the measurement of the percentage of red blood cells in whole blood. Decreased Hematocrit (anemia) can be caused by poor nutrition, parasites or chronic disease including cancer and liver disease. Increased values (dehydration) are more of a concern with the dry kibbled fed dog than the raw fed dog because of the lack of moisture of the diet. Raw fed dogs are also more likely to get adequate iron and vitamin B from their higher quality protein diets.
Â Blood Urea Nitrogen is a waste product derived from protein breakdown in the liver. Low levels are most commonly due to inadequate protein intake, malabsorption, or liver damage. Increased levels can be caused by kidney damage, certain drugs, low fluid intake, intestinal bleeding, exercise, heart failure or decreased digestive enzyme production by the pancreas. Raw fed dogs typically
have higher BUN levels because they consume more protein.
is also a protein breakdown product. Its level is a reflection of the body’s muscle mass. Low levels are commonly seen with inadequate protein intake, liver disease, kidney damage or pregnancy. Elevated levels are generally reflective of kidney damage and need to be monitored carefully. Biomedical Analysis Guide http://issuu.com/petnutritionsystems/docs/biomedical_analysis_j?mode=window&viewMode=double Page
A Natural Whole Food Diet For Our Dog(s) How does the quality of food make a difference in your client’s dog or cats health? Food is more than just fuel for the body, and life does not exist without it. The strength of our pet’s nutrient-gene interaction, immune system, its resistance to disease, and its quality of life all depend on the type and quality of food that you feed them. Over 75% of the diseases which shorten our pet’s lives are caused by lack of proper nutrition. All genetic systems require the correct amount of nutrients to turn them on. Too few they do not turn on, to many they do not function properly and the right amount of each nutrients will help achieve balance within the body. If our pets are to reach their genetic potential in terms of health, mental health, longevity, physical activity and reproduction, their modern day diet must mimic as closely as possible their evolutionary diet. The further an animal’s diet departs from its evolutionary regional diet, the more health problems that animal is likely to develop. Each species on our planet has been shaped by eons of evolution to thrive in good health by eating specific regional foods. According
to their physiology, dogs have evolved into being an omnivore and cats are strict carnivores. They have digestive systems designed to digest food quickly, and are equipped with the digestive enzymes and other natural chemicals needed to digest the specific foods that they have evolved to eat. Each breed of dog has a different length digestive tract and colon, which require different type of diet. Being a carnivore or omnivore does not mean that our cats and dogs should eat a Raw all-meat diet and bone diet with vitamin supplements. They have evolved to derive their needed nutrients mainly from eating regional animals and mostly the left over food or foods prepared by the people they lived with and/or worked with. (herding, hunting, protection, service work, etc.) An omnivoreâ€™s body has been evolved to derive its needed nutrients from raw foods and cooked whole foods. Many zoos and other captive habitats have discovered that they cannot keep their animals healthy and able to reproduce unless they are fed a species specific whole food diet. Cooking or heat processing actually changes the molecular structure of these foods, binding food molecules tighter together. This makes them more difficult to digest and transforms them into foreign food. Cooked and processed food takes longer to digest, lack the original nutrient qualities and therefore requires more of the animalâ€™s energy. Heat also destroys enzymes and antioxidants, which are very important for good health. Live enzymes & amino acids are needed for every biochemical activity in our dog or catâ€™s body, and unfortunately, the body has a limited supply of its own enzymes. It is designed to consume enzymes in whole food which aid in digestion and a healthy immune system. It has become very popular to add digestive enzymes, vitamin supplements and mineral supplements to fill the gaps of a processed diet that cannot replicate the needed diet to maintain optimum health. The benefits of feeding a species and breed-appropriate diet of whole food diet to our dogs will appear in stronger disease and parasite resistance, elimination of bad body odor and breath, healthy skin and coat, improved digestion, clean teeth, strong nails, healthy eyes and ears and clear minds. The links between improper diet and numerous
diseases such as allergies, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease are well documented and we urged you to feed more fresh whole foods to your pet. It is time to respect the dietary needs of our pets! As a responsible pet caretaker you can ensure and enhanced the quality of life for them. Our clientâ€™s have added years (up to 45%) to their petâ€™s lives by simply feeding them right..
How Can You Provide A Pet Nutrition Systems Center To Your Customers or Clients? Pet Nutrition Systems unwavering commitment is to supplying quality, healthy, all-natural food for dogs and cats. We are a progressive company with a pledge to quality of products, customer education, and pride ourselves on being at the forefront of pet nutrition, responsible pet ownership, and environmental stewardship. We are here to facilitate you having a profitable pet nutrition center. Some of the benefits of partnering with Pet Nutrition Systems: COOP Marketing, a comprehensive and educational database, diagnostic testing discounts, and our support system will be the back bone of our success. Our core values are rooted in education, teaching the science of veterinary nutrition, pioneering pet culinary arts techniques and customer service. By providing the best handmade holistic nutrition products, having a working relationships with the worlds best bionutritional testing laboratories and business operations training to our Pet Nutrition Systems Center partners, our goal is to make your pet care business successful by passing on our years of experience and research. You in turn can pass on your knowledge to customers so they can feel informed and educated about their purchases, building relationships and loyalty. Training is done in-store, thru phone conferences and the PNS online Learning Center. We provide optional retail inventory management, day-to-day operations, online store support, point-ofsale systems, product selection best suited for your online or physical store demographics, complete nutrition and product training and of course answer all the questions you or your
customers may have. (we provide free online and low cost phone consultations for your customers) Extensive training manuals that include detailed product information; computer systems and customer support are supplied. Whether your experience with pets and retail is minimal or extensive, we will make sure you are prepared and confident enough to become your communityâ€™s go-to place for all their pet nutrition needs. Pet Nutrition Systems is committed to helping you grow and flourish in your business. Beyond the initial training, our experienced team is happy to assist in day-to-day questions that may arise, troubleshooting, customer retention and marketing strategies.
Who is a PNS Pet Nutrition Systems Center Provider? Pet Nutrition Systems Center partners are just like you! They have a passion for the caring and well being of animals. They have the drive and determination to improve the quality of life of their communityâ€™s pet companions. They are people who earn a living doing pet services or may have a dog boutique that does not concentrate on selling food products. Our Pet Nutrition Systems Center partners find it incredibly rewarding to see the dramatic changes and transformations in so many pets on a daily basis as a result of the new service and products they are able to suggest to their customers!
Whole Food Magic While beauty is relative because it's in the eye of the beholder, there are certain outward manifestations of it regardless of breeding, bloodlines and/or specific breed or mixture of breeds. Healthy gums, clear eyes, texture and color of coat, healthy skin, strong bones and teeth, and a well-developed physique -- such are the physical markers of radiant health. Clinical studies have revealed that breed specific, species specific and nutraceutical therapy diets made of non processed whole food will help you pet attain the best of health.
Aside from achieving excellent health, refined and enhanced physical features are just some of the wonderful perks one inevitably obtains through the our whole food diet plans. Fresh, organic, nutrient-dense, and enzyme-rich raw foods can really boost any petâ€™s immune system as well as the bodyâ€™s other genetic systems.
The research proves it A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Nutrition listed many nutrients that appear to be altered based on how they are farmed. Researchers examined organic apples, pear, potatoes, wheat, and sweet corn, then compared the levels of certain nutrients in relation to the commercially available counterparts produced via modern farming practices. They found that levels of important nutrients - chromium, calcium, magnesium, and others - were many times greater in the organic foods. Similar studies have shown that pesticide use reduces the level of these and other nutrients.
A List of Important Nutrients for a New Improved Pet One of the greatest enemies of the canine body is a group of noxious substances called free radicals. These are produced in the body from environmental toxins, additives, pesticides, and foods cooked in high temperature. Free radical damage is systemic, and it works its way from the inside out. It accelerates aging at the cellular level, resulting in wrinkles and a host of other aesthetic complaints. (Even though meat protein is the largest part of all of our formulations detailed attention must be paid to the smaller but equally important nutrients In any proper diet) Antioxidants are compounds that arrest and reverse free radical damage in the body, which, aside from faster aging, is a large contributing factor to serious diseases like cancer. Since oxidative damage takes place at the cellular level, the most commonsensical way to fight it is through super-nutrition via antioxidants found in nonprocessed whole food. Free radicals get inactivated through the abundant amounts of antioxidants present in raw fruits and vegetables. They protect the cells from rapid oxidation. Antioxidants
combat free radicals that eat up collagen and elastin, the fibrous materials that support skin structure, thus making the skin firmer, smoother, and softer, with a highly improved tone and texture. They are also powerful keys to longevity, no matter what recent studies have claimed. Phytochemicals are natural biologically active compounds found in plant foods. They work synergistically with other nutrients and fiber found in fruits and vegetables to fight deadly diseases and to slow down the aging process. So far, more than 900 phytochemicals have been identified, and more shall be added to this list in the future. Phytochemicals have a lot to do with plant pigment, so generally, the brighter the color of the fruit or vegetable, the more phytochemicals and nutrients it contains. Phytochemicals have been known to have antioxidant properties, protecting us from disease and rejuvenating us inside-out. Amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of protein, are greatly needed by the body to repair and form new cells, tissue, skin, hair, teeth, and bones. The following is a list of nutrients needed by the body to build a healthier, better-looking pet: Glutathione is by far the most powerful antioxidant that can be produced by the canineâ€™s body. It detoxifies harmful substances so that they can be eliminated through the bile. This antioxidant has gotten so much popularity from its well-documented and scientificallyproven properties to reverse aging and promote a fairer complexion. Animal flesh contains the highest concentration of this very potent nutrient, but the rub is that you'd have to consume it raw since glutathione is an antioxidant enzyme. The other natural and more palatable raw sources of this antioxidant are spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, asparagus, garlic, avocado, squash, okra, sweet potato, Yam, potatoes, and apples. Glutamine, cystine, glutamic acid, and glycine are also needed by the liver to manufacture optimum levels of glutathione. One can also opt to take glutathione supplements that are widely available in the market today. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an anti-aging enzyme that scavenges
for free radicals with revitalizing and protective properties. SOD can be found in broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and most green vegetables. Catalase is another antioxidant enzyme that is needed by the body to put free radical activities in check. Leeks, onion, broccoli, bananas, parsnip, zucchini, spinach, carrots, radish, cucumbers, cherries, red cabbage, apricot, and cherries are good sources of catalase. Coenzyme Q10, a potent anti-aging nutrient, plays an important role in tissue oxygenation. Get your dose of this antioxidant from spinach, peanuts, and fish. Vitamin A is an antioxidant vitamin that regulates oil balance in the skin and helps prevent and treat acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It is necessary for growth of new cells. It can be obtained from carrots, egg yolks, dark leafy greens, parsley, arugula, mangoes, watermelon, nettle leaves, watercress, and sweet potatoes. Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, forms the basis of healthy skin, hair, and nail cells. Biotin is abundant in nuts, soybeans, egg yolks, swiss chard, fish, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, cauliflower, and carrots. Vitamin D promotes the use and assimilation of calcium and magnesium for healthy bones and teeth. Very few foods contain enough amounts of this vitamin so exposure to sunlight is needed to help the body create its own vitamin D. Salmon, cod, yogurt and cottage cheese are some food sources of this vitamin. Vitamin E has been known to diminish the appearance of fine lines on the face, repair connective tissue, and, along with vitamin C, increase your skin's protection against sun damage. It also protects vitamins A and C from destruction. Food sources of this powerful antioxidant are goji berries, berries, green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, wheat germ, soy, and vegetable oils such as olive oil. Calcium is needed by the body to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Spinach, broccoli, kale, lima beans, apples, bananas, oranges, blackberries, kiwifruit, tomatoes, sardines, dairy, peas, soy products,
salmon, seaweed, artichoke, kale, avocado and strawberries all have ample amounts of calcium. Copper works in conjunction with zinc and vitamin C to produce elastin. Kiwifruit, apples, lima beans, artichoke, avocado, broccoli, bananas, carrots, cauliflower, cantaloupe, grapes, and cucumber all contain copper. Magnesium is necessary for the production of new cells and for healthy bones and teeth. Good sources of this mineral are, kelp, kiwi, bananas, oranges, tomatoes, avocado, summer squash, artichoke, spinach, broccoli, sweet potato, corn, potatoes, peas and kale. Phosphorous promotes healthy teeth and bones and is needed for the acid-alkaline balance in the body. Kiwi, tomatoes, blackberries, asparagus, mushrooms, lima beans, bananas, potatoes, kale, avocado, artichoke, lime, cantaloupe, strawberries, and oranges all contain phosphorus. Silicon increases bone, skin, hair, and nail strength. It improves wrinkles, skin thickness, skeletal health, and teeth formation. Highsilicon content foods include bell pepper, cucumber (with skin), spinach, tomatoes, apples, strawberries, oranges, beets, carrots, radish, romaine lettuce, burdock root, marjoram, and horsetail, which is considered by natural health experts as a super herb. Sulfur is required by the body for collagen production and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and nails. Sulfur can be found in broccoli, kale, pumpkin seeds, asparagus, hemp seeds, garlic, onion, watercress, and red peppers. If you feel hard-pressed to eat a lot of natural foods to keep your sulfur levels optimal, you might want to consider taking the supplement MSM or methylsulfonylmethane, which contains high amounts of sulfur per gram. Selenium enables the body to efficiently use oxygen. This mineral helps maintain healthy skin due to its high protein component. Asparagus, tomatoes, broccoli, whole grains, parsley, blackstrap molasses, wheat germ, poultry, fish and eggs are especially high in selenium.
Zinc maintains and builds healthy collagen, assists in wound and tissue healing, and prevents the formation of stretch marks. Good zinc sources include pumpkin, parsley, wheat germ, oatmeal, and eggs. Essential fatty acids prevent skin dryness and inflammation in the joints and organs walls The petâ€™s body needs EFAs but cannot manufacture it; it is therefore important to give many pets omega fatty. Ample amounts of omega-3 fatty acids are found in flaxseed, flax oil, safflower oil, evening primrose oil, and cold-water fish such as mackerel, sardines, and salmon. Omega 6 fats on the other hand can be found in sunflower seeds and oil, olives and olive oil, safflower and soybean oil. Fats provide lubrication to the skin and joints, and having dry, itchy, flaky skin is a tell-tale sign of EFA deficiency. Chlorophyll is an excellent blood builder and purifier. This phytochemical produces in the body an unfavorable environment for bad bacteria. It draws out toxins stored in cells and tissue, dumping them into the bloodstream for proper elimination. Chlorophyll is also highly alkalinizing. Get the benefits of this powerful cleanser by eating green leafy vegetables and seaweeds. Carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, are pigments responsible for the colors of many orange, yellow, red, and green fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids are known to slow down the aging process. Get beta-carotene from orange and golden-colored fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, papaya, apricots, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and the superfood goji berry. Green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and broccoli are also great sources of betacarotene. Lutein can be obtained by eating green vegetables such as kale, collards, spinach, broccoli, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, and brussels sprouts. The highest amount of anti-aging and cancerfighting lycopene can be found in raw sun-dried tomatoes, then in cooked tomato products such as tomato sauce and paste, followed by fresh, raw tomatoes. Watermelon, red peppers, and pink grapefruit also have significant amounts of lycopene. Bioflavonoids are known to have chelating properties, binding to toxins and eliminating them safely out of the body. Like other antioxidants they have the ability to neutralize highly unstable and reactive molecules that are responsible for premature aging. Get
your medley of primary bioflavonoids such as rutin, resveratrol, hesperidin, quercetin, and anthocyanins from buckwheat groats and leaves, rosehips, broccoli, citrus fruits (lemon, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines) berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries), papaya, cantaloupe, cucumber, garlic, onion, cherries, plums, apples, tomatoes, kiwifruit, grapes, red wine, and green tea. Pycnogenol is known to be fifty times more powerful than vitamin E and twenty times more effective than vitamin C. Pine bark and grape seeds are high in pycnogenol. Alpha-lipoic acid increases the power of other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. This antioxidant is naturally present in peas, swiss chard, collards, broccoli, spinach, and tomatoes. Alanine is an amino acid that aids in the development of skin, hair, and scalp. Like zinc and sulfur alanine speeds up wound healing. Alanine is available in apples, avocado, almonds and cucumber. Arginine aids in the healing and repair of skin and connective tissue. It facilitates weight loss by helping your body increase muscle mass. Arginine is important in the formation of new bone and collagen. Dietary sources of this amino acid are cacao, carob, hemp seeds, celery, coconut, peanuts, wheat germ, soy, dairy, walnuts, almonds, cucumber, sunflower seeds, beets, and oats. Aspartic acid helps build healthy bones and teeth. Find it in grapefruit, lemon, sprouts, cucumber, and apples. Cystine contains sulfur, a mineral that helps build strong nails, healthy skin and hair. It promotes skin elasticity and assists in the production of collagen. This amino acid is very important in detoxification because it destroys free radicals and binds to heavy metals so that they can be safely eliminated from the body. Poultry, egg yolks, red peppers, apples, yogurt, alfalfa, broccoli, brussels sprouts, oats, wheat germ, and cucumber all contain cystine. Glutamine plays the biggest role in the body's metabolic processes among all the other amino acids. It is therefore no coincidence that glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. This amino
acid is also a precursor of glutathione, one of the much-raved antioxidants in the world of both conventional medicine and natural health. Glutamine prevents muscle loss, making it a vital nutrient among bodybuilders. Glutamine food sources include spinach, beans, parsley, dairy products, and fish. Glycine is needed by the body to build proteins and other amino acids, repair damaged tissue, and accelerate healing processes. Glycine can be found in fish, dairy, raspberries, lemon, and beans. Lysine aids in building muscle mass, tissue repair, and collagen formation. Deficiency symptoms of lysine include hair loss, bloodshot eyes, and retarded growth. Increase your lysine intake by consuming lima beans, dairy products, fish, potatoes, yeast, soy products, and eggs. Methionine is an essential amino acid that contains a high amount of sulfur, the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. This amino acid is vital in collagen formation and in building strong hair. Like glutathione, methionine is also a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and detoxifies the body from heavy metals. Get your dose of methionine by consuming more fish, soybeans, lentils, and other seeds. Proline helps in the breakdown of fats. Coconut, avocado, olives, and cucumber are good sources of proline. Phenylalanine helps the body get rid of waste matter. Tomatoes, pineapple, cucumber, apples, carrots, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, millet, sweet potatoes, avocado, spinach, corn, millet, green peas, chards, and potatoes are all phenylalanine-rich foods. Serine is needed for muscle growth and tissue detox. Eat pineapple, papaya, apples, cucumber, and radishes, which all contain serine. Tryptophan helps the body generate new cells and tissue. Get your tryptophan from peanuts, soy, dairy, celery, beets, fennel, carrots, spring beans, fish, eggs, and oats. Threonine is also an essential amino acid that plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, muscle tissue, and elastin. Soy, chickpeas,
lentils, wheat germ, fish, egg yolks, flaxseed, and peanut butter are all rich in threonine. Tyrosine affects hair color, coat texture, tissue, and cell growth. Apricots, cucumbers, bananas, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, almonds, green pepper, strawberries, fish, oats, avocado, and sesame seeds all contain tyrosine. Valine, an essential amino acid, is needed by the body for proper muscle metabolism and tissue repair. Valine can be found in dairy, soy, and grains.
Do the cost analysis Why should more people eat and feed their pets organic whole food? Studies have shown how the use of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, poor quality feed to farm animals and other chemicals in our food production can affect our health over time, and it's the cumulative effects of these chemicals - not the immediate impacts - that rob us of our own longevity, lifespan of our pets and the ultimate cost of vet visits. Providing the best nutritional diet plans that is hand crafted with the locally farmed natural and organic meat and produce for as little as a Starbucks Latte a day is an easy sell and wellness solution for our pets. Group
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Toy breeds 5 lbs. $1.17 (delivered) Small breeds 14 lbs. $1.57 “ Small - Medium 25 lbs. $2.75 “ Medium - Large 50 lbs. $5.50 “ (We offer discounts to rescue organizations and service dogs) All diets (kibble, can, Raw & home cooked) can benefit from the addition of healthy food to fill in the nutritional gaps. Meeting the economic budget of you clients/customers with large dogs can now be done easily while maintaining the customers pet food budget. Each Pet Nutrition Center’s main goal is to recommend and create the best diet foe each customer. Often the best diet many use multiple food sources. (combination of whole food and kibble)
Pet Nutrition Systems is offering a limited number of partner that will be mutually beneficial in our shared growth. If you are interested in embracing a new way of providing pet nutritional services and products write or call to set up an interview. Our mark-up or profit margin is 38%. We traditionally give 15% for referrals that we are expected to sell. Close and process the orders, 18% for closed sales that we need to process and 22% for all orders handled and processed by the associate nutrition center/ sales person. (your site, ipad or smart phone takes and processes the order, we fill and ship)