At the chemical level, food is the brain's primary link to its evolution and its ongoing physiology (i.e. how well it functions). It's scientifically established that diet is correlated with (among other physiological aspects) the brain chemicals that influence mood and behavior [e.g. 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15]. That is, diet notably influences the thought processes and emotional reactions that ultimately guide us on our path through life. Thus, if our diet is lacking, then at a minimum our brain is not functioning optimally.
Second revised edition dated Friday, June 18, 2010.
Have you had occasion to reflect on the continuing escalation of debilitating chronic illnesses like cancer, heart diseases, various forms of arthritis, and the many other autoimmune diseases, despite our advanced development and medicine? Maybe you've also wondered why some people and animals are so naturally healthy despite this trend?
The author Euan Fingal has offered up a free ebook to try to help us understand how we might improve our well-being and that of our domestic animals in general, but especially that of our canine companions.
A departure from the normal presentation approach, this story is intended for the imagination of younger minds, and those that haven't lost such, to try to convey how important all animals are to us, and how companion animals reflect back the core of goodness in our humanity. It's a short story about one day in a young boy's life, that has its roots in real life, but with artistic license taken to focus on the theme.
On a lighter note, I'm offering up a fabricated interview that I modeled after a piece that has been kicking around the internet for a number of years. Hope you enjoy it :o)