Energetic Properties of Food

If you’ve been in my store, or if you’re a customer of Dr. Sheppard’s, you may have heard us talk about “cooling” foods. You may have noticed that my dry foods are organized under signs that say “Cooling Foods, Neutral Foods or Warming Foods.” Many of you have pets on “cooling” foods such as Zignature Whitefish or Duck. These foods were suggested to you because of the energetic properties of these foods.

All foods have energy and characteristic properties that affect our bodies. At Ruff Ruff Raw, we use these properties to help heal or encourage your pet's body energy to become more balanced. For example, if your pet has inflammation of the gut or itchy skin, we suggest cooling foods. However, if your pet has arthritis or general fatigue, we recommend a warming food such as lamb. Even seasonally, we may recommend different foods for the varying Michigan weather.

You can use food energetics to help your pet thrive or to alleviate conditions. Whether you feed kibble, canned, or fresh, the foods you choose can affect your pet’s body energy. If they have a condition, your choice of foods can make the condition worse, or it can help make it better. Or, if your pet is already energetically balanced, using a variety of foods will help keep it balanced. That’s why it’s so important to know if your pet's food is cooling, neutral, or warming.

Call Ruff Ruff Raw and schedule a consultation to discuss food energetics. I can help you balance your pet's food energetically to help their condition or to keep it balanced. No matter what you feed, food energetics is important for your pet and even yourself!



Here's a breakdown of the picture: 

Yin - Cooling

  • Rabbit
  • Duck
  • Whitefish

Balance - Neutral

  • Tripe
  • Beef
  • Beef Liver
  • Pork Liver
  • Pork Kidneys
  • Pork Feet
  • Quail
  • Catfish
  • Herring
  • Mackeral
  • Salmon
  • Sardines

Yang - Warming

  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Liver
  • Pheasant
  • Ham
  • Mussels
  • Shrimp

Yang Tonic - Hot

  • Lamb
  • Mutton
  • Sheep Kidney
  • Venison
  • Trout

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