Today’s Diary Entry is sponsored by Spikes World Ltd
When talking about nutrition there is a phrase that commonly pops up – “You are what you eat”. This is something that has evolved over time from a statement by nutritionist Victor Lindlahr in the 1920s who said
“Ninety per cent of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs. You are what you eat.”
Today this phrase rings still rings true with countless studies and research to scientifically link nutrition and disease. This research doesn’t stop with humans though and there is constant evolution in the animal nutrition field, whether it is for health in companion animals or productivity within production animals. Some of the research is conflicting in what is good and what is bad, however it all agrees that food actually affects the health.
Today I recieved a parcel of textbooks from Royal Canin who generously offered them to me when hearing about my website. I have been pleasantly suprised flicking though them as unlike a lot of material produced by companies they focus on the science rather than products. With the Encyclopedias covering nutrition related diseases and illnesses in depth I will be using them across multiple different subjects here at vet school!
I am especially loving the encyclopedias which are broken down by disease into how nutrition affects it and can help benefit it. These books are sure to be invaluable to my education and I would like to extend my gratitude to Royal Canin for them!