BARF versus Processed Food

ComPAIRamid

BARF VS COMMERCIAL DRY PET FOOD   

 

Pyramid from the top down Note – ON THE COMMERCIAL SIDE see rigid amounts of everything because balance is critical with artificial foods as opposed to REAL FOODS, where the safety margin is enormous and the situation much more fluid.  

 

 COMMERCIAL

EVOLUTIONARY

 
Major problems

Toxic

Cooked

Easily unbalanced

Nutrients poorly available

Grain (carbohydrate) based

Poor quality fats and proteins

Low levels of essential nutrients

Low levels of protective nutrients

Unbalanced in an evolutionary sense

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major advantages

Non Toxic

Totally R.A.W.

Difficult to create imbalance

High quality fats and proteins

Nutrients appropriately available

High levels of protective nutrients

High (appropriate) levels of essential nutrients

Complete and balanced in an Evolutionary sense

Based on Biologically Appropriate R.A.W. materials  

 

 

 

 
Major advantages

Convenient

Cheap

Keeps our vets in business

Keeps veterinary drug companies solvent 

 

 

 

 

Major disadvantages

Reduced income for vets

Reduced income for veterinary drug companies

Rarely have to visit that nice vet you like so much. 

 

 

 

 

Toxic or protective? 

Toxins plus!

 

Colours, flavours preservatives (BHT, BHA, Ethoxyquin, propylene glycol)

 

 

Bacterial Endotoxins, pesticides, fungicides,

herbicides, heavy metals, vet drugs 

Limited in protective nutrients  

 

 

 

 

Toxins? – No!

No Colours, flavours preservatives  No Endotoxins from bacteria,

Limited or no pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, heavy metals – depending on source

No vet drugs etc.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vitamin Adequacy?

Low levels!

Cooking = damaged/unavailable.

Ingredients are a poor source!
 

Masses of Protective Nutrients? –Yes!

Vitamins -

High levels

Undamaged by heat (no cooking)

Available in a biologically appropriate way  

 

 

Mineral Status

 

Biologically inappropriate

Inorganic Often excessive – especially calcium

Excessive sodium (table salt)

Potassium – may be low?

Se and Zinc deficient/unavailable  

 

 

 

 

 

Minerals

 

Organic sources only

Available in a biologically appropriate way

Present in required amounts, (including calcium and phosphorus)

Low sodium/high Potassium – the biologically correct ratio

Containing all minerals including Se and Zinc – available in the appropriate way.

 

 

 

 

Fibre

 

                 Biologically inappropriate

Excessively high levels of unhealthy fibre 

Derived from cereals, beet pulp, peanut hulls and similar.  

No healthy vegetable/fruit fibre.

 

 

Fibre

 

Healthy fibre derived from vegetables and fruit,

Contributing in a major way to bowel and general health. 

 

 

 

 

Fats

 

 

                Biologically inappropriate

Low levels

ALWAYS poor quality (heat damaged/oxidised/rancid/ toxic/trans form/chemically altered or damaged etc.

 

Degenerative disease of all types. Excess Omega 6 + LOW Omega 3 = Excess inflammation 

Degenerative diseases,

Poor foetal and nervous system problems etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fats

 

Present in biologically appropriate amounts.  

ALWAYS top quality (not heat damaged/not oxidised)  

Correct balance of Omega 6 : Omega 3 (Plenty of Omega 3). 

This >

Healthy levels of inflammation

Prevents degenerative disease

Helps prevent degenerative disease  

Results in a normal brain development,

Healthy nervous system

Lesser chance of psychosis/behavioral problems.  

 

 

 

 

Proteins

 

Biologically inappropriate

Poor quality always

Low levels always

Heat damaged

Complexed with carbohydrates

Sourced mostly from plant materials.

End result?

Poor immune status, poor development of the foetus, poor growth,

 

Poor brain food, degenerative and acute disease. 

 

 

 

Proteins

 

 Present in abundance (as required) ALWAYS of the highest quality.   

No damage to amino acids (not cooked)

Totally digestible (raw proteins do not complex with carbohydrates)

Ninety nine percent animal origin  

Produces :

Brilliant immune status (and a general freedom from disease.) 

Normal foetal development

Normal growth  Normal brain development

 
Carbohydrates

Biologically inappropriate to be the major source of energy

Gluten containing = inflammatory bowel disease and epilepsy in dogs

 

Starchy and sugary (high glycaemic index)

 

This leads to Obesity which causes diabetes, joint disease, heart disease etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

NNext :  Dr B's Books

 

Carbohydrates/u>

Fruit and vegetables only  (Low glycaemic index)

No grains (No gluten)

Healthy biologically appropriate fibre

Full of vitamins, minerals, and protective phytonutrients