We just finished visiting the aquarium and zoo at Hagenbeck in Hamburg, Germany, one of the few progressive, privately owned zoos in the world. Each cageless biotope enclosure displayed harmonious groups of animals, surrounded by watery moats. Curious combinations included orangatuans + sea otters; hairy cheeked rabbits, guinea pigs, sparrows; etc. Images, Chinese muntjacs.
Mr. Hagenbeck was one of the world's first naturalist and conservationist.
Interestingly, his zoo in 1897 was on of the first to hybridize a male lion and female tigress... LIGER cubs. In South Carolina earlier this month, a liger cub was again born at a wild animal preserve, see HERE . Ligers are gigantic, larger than both lion fathers and tigress mothers.
GUT DYSBIOSIS: Passively Paleo, Neolithically Advanced
On this trip because we were eating out of the house daily, we relied on factory produced pancreatic enzymes to break down, degrade and render HARMLESS gluten from grains and casein from dairy. Enzymes are 'cutters' in biological systems. They 'cut' things into smaller pieces. DNA and RNA are broken down to nucleotides by DNAses and RNAses. Meat/protein degraded to amino acids by proteases, collagenases, elastases. Veggie fibers by cellulases... starches by amylases, glucoamylases, maltases, phytases, pectinases, beta glucanases, xylanases, etc. Lactose (milk), lactases, galactosidases. Gluten, DPP-IV. Fats to fatty acids, lipases. Etc.
Enzymes work the best under optimal situations which many of us damaged by the SAD and other environmental and epigenetic factors does not apply to: acidity/pH, temperature and cofactors. For every degree less than optimal 98.6F, approximately 20% less enzymatic activity occurs.
After food is broken down to constituent basic units, optimal digestion requires optimal ABSORPTION which requires acidity/pH, temperature, cofactors including good gut bacteria for conjugation of vitamins, nutrients and bile acids (cholesterol derived 'detergent' factors) from the gallbladder and enterohepatic circulation.
Who has these??! Few. Even children have suboptimal digestion these days.
Are you a hard-gainer? Is your body temp less than 98.6 F? Do you have a gallbladder?
My sister 'M' introduced us to the below products. SHE IS A GENIUS and constantly scans the spectrum/ASD boards, forums and networks.
Products we like to cheat with *wicked laugh!*: [ found at amazon.com, local health food store, iherb.com] (1) Peptizyde = broad spectrum plus GLUTEN-enzymes and CASEIN-enzymes; available in chewables for children as well (2) Trienza = GLUTEN-enzymes and CASEIN-enzymes (3) Glutenease = GLUTEN-enzymes and CASEIN-enzymes (4) Digest Gold = broad spectrum digestive enzymes, POWERFUL strength (5) Now SUPER ENZYMES = broad spectrum digestive enzymes PLUS OX BILE for those without perfect gallbladders.
Shame ? Hardly... we're passively paleo, neolithically sophisticated and advanced (because we have to be to SURVIVE)...
Our French Thanksgiving
Happy Turkey Day!
MenuWine, wine, wine Carpaccio Salad with Gizzards and Pâté Country Pâté Lamb Chops with Herbs Lemon Tart Crème brûlée Chocolate Mousse Espresso with cream PEPTIZYDE + GLUTENease
Alizee, French Pop Princess SWEET, WICKED and hilarious 'I'M FED UP (!!)... with single-minded extremists... Je me prelasse voici... relax... It's my aquatic state... Content... everything's delicious... mildly offensive...' red HAAAWWT goldfish on her cute *ss...