Food Energetics

According to Chinese theory, foods play an important role in well-being. Below are protein temperatures indicating general heating/cooling properties of common foods. We indicate chinese theory protein temperatures on our Formula packaging for those who subscribe to Chinese medicine philosophies. 


Some pet owners may be advised by their holistic vet to feed only warming proteins, for example. The symbols on our packaging would allow pet owners to find hot, warming, neutral, or cooling proteins. Primal makes no medical claims in regards to these food energetics labels. They are provided as a convenience to those who subscribe to Chinese theory.


Neutral Foods

Neutral foods can be used in combination with other foods to decrease the harshness of a very cold or very hot diet.

  • Beef
  • Buffalo
  • Pork
  • Sardine


Cooling Foods

Cooling foods are foods that allow the body to cool.

  • Duck
  • Rabbit


Warming Foods

Warming foods are foods that allow the body to develop and maintain warmth.

  • Chicken
  • Pheasant
  • Turkey


Hot Foods

Hot foods are the most heat generating foods that allow the body to develop and maintain warmth.

  • Lamb
  • Venison