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    Alfalfa, 'The King of Plants.'
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    Does you cat or dog have arthritis, digestive problems, suffer from urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome, has liver or kidney disease or simply lack vitality?

    Alfalfa, a nutritious and healing herb known for centuries as the 'King of Plants' and the 'Father of all Foods,' has been used for centuries not only as part of a healthy diet but also to:

    - improve urinary tract health
    - detox the body
    - have a mild diuretic effect
    - Suppress appetite
    - assist the functioning of the thyroid gland
    - provide relief from digestive tract disorders
    - assist cell division
    - protect the heart
    - fight infection (due to it being a natural antibiotic and having anti-fungal properties)
    - cleanse the colon

    Alfalfa is naturally alkaline. As a result, it contributes to lowering the levels of uric acid in the blood, which can build up around joints causing arthritic pain. If your dog or cat is suffering from arthritis or another form of inflammation of the joints, a regular inclusion of alfalfa in the diet would be very beneficial.

    As alfalfa is a natural diuretic it certainly helps to detox the body of harmful toxins. If your pet has kidney or liver disease, was on a course of medication or antibiotics or if your pet has a digestive problem, alfalfa in the diet will help by flushing the body of unwanted chemicals and speed up the recovery process.

    As a highly nutritious herb, Alfalfa is approximately 20% protein containing eight of the essential amino acids. It is very rich in minerals in particular calcium, magnesium and potassium. Alfalfa has lots of B vitamins plus the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.

    A word of warning. If your pet is on medication to thin the blood, excessive vitamin K can counteract this effect. Vitamin K is essential for clotting the blood both internally and externally.

    Alfalfa is best added to the diet in its raw, live enzyme rich, organic form. However, powdered alfalfa is also very beneficial when added to the raw diet or even to the commercial food diet.

    As always, by maintaining a healthy gut, the entire body benefits which means a stronger immune system, a greater quality of life, more energy and a greater quality of life for you and your animal companion.
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