How the diet of dogs has changed

Most pet foods are a far cry from archetypal diets of dogs and from this mismatch many of the chronic diseases seen today in domestic pets have emerged.

When it comes to diet, the jaw structure of canines gives us an indication of the diet that they evolved to eat and thrive on in the wild. Dogs’ teeth and jaws are adapted to a carnivorous diet with teeth that are designed for capturing and dismembering prey. Nevertheless in the last 12,000 years, through domestication, they have adapted to a more omnivorous diet.

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In the news – health and nutrition research

In this week’s article, we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:

  • Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing twice a day, study finds
  • ‘Major improvements’ needed to meet children’s Vit D needs
  • An optimistic outlook ‘means you live longer’
  • Blueberries aid healthy ageing,  studies suggest
  • City parks lift mood as much as Christmas, Twitter study shows

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Nutritional interventions to support endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition that affects 10% of women of reproductive age. It is a condition that is painful, inconvenient and which can affect fertility, therefore it may have a significant effect on quality of life. The actual cause of endometriosis is unknown but there are specific risk factors and, like many conditions, there may be multiple contributory factors. In this blog we investigate the pathogenesis of endometriosis and discuss nutritional and supplemental interventions which may be beneficial to clients suffering the debilitating symptoms associated with endometriosis.1,2

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Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) – causes, symptoms & nutritional interventions

Millions of people suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and distress each year. Diagnoses of leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s, coeliac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) continue to grow. Recently, researchers have acknowledged another digestive disorder: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. It is more prevalent than previously believed, and occurs in many people suffering from IBS and certain other conditions.1

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