Learn about technologies and natural products that can make a big difference for your pet. Many products available at www.nikken.com/trost. A less toxic environment will help your pet's health as well as yours!
Page includes info on: Creating a Healthier Environment, Natural Technologies, Raw Food Diet, Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Animal Chiropractics.
Natural Technologies and Environmental
Wellness to Help Your Pets and Save You Money too!
Young or old; healthy,
sick or injured
years ago, we thought we would have to put our 13 year old lab mix Jesse down.
She could not stand up. When she tried, she was in so much pain she would lay
down immediately. My heart sank and I called my chiropractor in desperation. He
gave me some phone numbers of animal chiropractors. When Dr. Andi Harper did
her “magic” on Jesse, it looked like hocus pocus. However, the next day Jesse
was able to get up and down. Occasional adjustments are all that are needed
unless there is an injury. This was one of the incidents that began my quest
for healthier living for my entire family. To find an animal chiropractor in
your area, ask your chiropractor for a referral or search at http://www.avcadoctors.com/. My dogs are
15 and 16, on no medications, and continue to be healthy and active. My hope is
that you get many more productive and good years out of your pet and save money
in the process.
is part 1 of a 5-step process to improve the health of your pets and yourself
in the process. Some things you might know, but now might need to seriously
address. Hopefully, other things – especially in part 2, will be new to you. Visit
www.livinghealthiernow.comto view all of the referenced articles as well
as more detailed information, TV clips, research, how to comparison-shop
products and more. Most articles are also on the Chat, Chew & Chocolate
website under Healthier Living Expert.
world has become exponentially toxic. Unfortunately, the chemical and beauty
industries are not closely regulated. What is on your skin is in your blood
stream in about 30 seconds. Animals pick up environmental toxins through their
paws, fur/skin and lungs.
1.Cleaning Products: Switch to non-toxic
cleaning products and avoid aerosols. Visit www.householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm
. Safely dispose of your toxic cleaners. Read the labels carefully. Look for
ones that are not only good for the environment but are also safe for you to
use and gentle on your wallet (most are concentrated).
Pesticides, Fertilizers, Insecticides and Poisons can all add up to trouble and
toxic overload for your pet (and you). Try to find solutions that are more
natural. If you use these products, follow the directions exactly and heed the
“keep off the grass for X hours” warnings.
3.Carpet Cleaners: Look for the more
natural formulas as your pet spends plenty of time lying around on the floor.
Environment – great for your pets and your family!
1.Air: Indoor air pollution is worse than outdoor air pollution
due to all the toxic cleaners, volatile organic compounds in furniture and
building products, and the air-tightness of our homes. Pets and humans both can
have allergies that can be improved with better quality air. Breathe better air
and be healthier is proven in research. Read my articles about the importance
of indoor air and how to comparison shop filtration systems .
2.Water: There are many toxins
and pharmaceuticals in our water supply. Water is so critical to health,
cellular function and detoxification. Pets also need good quality drinking
water that is bio-available and pH+ to help them maintain good health. Check
out the articles on the importance of water and how to comparison shop water
filtration systems. Look for systems that de-cluster the water molecules and
make it more alkaline.
3.Electropollution: With all the cell
phones, WiFi and other electronics, we are exposed to 100 million times the
radiation that our grandparents were. Even though your dog or cat does not use
a cell phone, there is no escaping electropollution or its impact on our bodies
at a cellular, hormonal, DNA and blood brain barrier level. Pets and children
can be especially sensitive. Check out the TV show I was on, plus all the
articles and tips to reduce your exposure. Learn more about the only patented
technology (Molecular Resonance Effect Technology) to address the
electropollution problem and reduce the impact on the body. To help my pets, I
use the Home Harmonizer with Energy Resonance Technology and I put a BioPro
Universal Chip on my pets' tags. The Energy Resonance Technology helps support
their biofield (the energy field of our bodies that living things have) and
cellular communication. Like us, they cannot escape electropollution, so this
can help strengthen their bodies. Interestingly, some of Jesse’s lipomas (fatty
tumors) have gone down in size.
many years, Jesse was on an arthritis drug called Metacam. Not only was it expensive,
but it has a large list of potential side effects. She has been medication free
for the past 2 3/4 years. Magnetics and infrared are two of many natural
technologies that can help all sorts of issues.
energy works on the same basic principle as chi energy. All living things
operate in the earth’s natural magnetic field. Energy products my help reduce
downtime and give a boost to our over stressed systems – even in our animals.
While emergencies respond best to traditional treatment, chronic cases are
often better treated holistically. Unlike chronic use of antibiotics, steroids
and anti-inflammatory medications, magnetic and infrared energy (energy
medicines) have no side effects. Animals cannot have a placebo effect!
Magnetic Benefit Summary:
endorphins necessary to reduce discomfort
injuries more quickly by removing toxins and inflammation and increasing blood
flow to injury
mental clarity required for focus in training and performance
natural cortisone to reduce swelling
the body’s immune system
magnetic technology has been shown to help regenerate nerve fibers!
Far Infrared Benefits – Sun’s energy that
every living thing absorbs and uses:
blood flow into the capillaries.
muscle spasms and acidity in our bodies
soreness through direct action on free-nerve endings in tissues and peripheral
swelling and inflammation by increasing lymph flow
body work more efficiently including detox and much more…..
dogs wear Magnetic Collars (Two –
three sport bracelets put together to form a necklace). I have not seen “mini
strokes” any more or senior moments. The sports bracelets have 3 technologies -
magnetic, infrared and negative ions. They sleep on Magnetic/Infrared Pet Beds. Biaxial Magnetics are greatfor acute/chronic injuries and
conditions (bones, joints, soft tissue, internal function and discomforts).
of pet food is very important. Just like in humans, poor quality food results
in less than optimal health or worse. Here are some supplements you might not
be familiar with that are really benefiting my old dogs.
1.Adult Stem Cells "Adult Stem Cells have significant
capabilities for growth, repair, and regeneration of damaged cells and tissues
in the body, akin to a build-in repair kit or maintenance crew that only needs
activation and stimulation to accomplish repair of damage." (Dr. David A.
Prentice, Ph.D., Georgetown University Medical Center, 2003)
and StemEquine support the natural release process of stem cells from their
bone marrow. These cells can travel throughout the body and act to support
optimize organ and tissue function. Clinically proven to release 25-30% more
stem cells in the human studies. I’ve been noticing more energy and less
stiffness in both dogs after a month on the products. My dogs are actually
taking the human product StemEnhance and StemFlo (helps make sure the stem
cells can get where they need to go) as it is less expensive.
As pets age, they can experience joint challenges that can affect their
mobility and their quality of life. Nikken offers a supplement created
Bio-Directed Pet Joint formula which contains a cetyl myristoleate
compound.These chewable tablets are a
pet-friendly, smoked hickory chicken flavor. However, over the years, I’ve
given them a variety of high quality human joint formulas.The key word is quality.
3.Young Barley Grass:We use both the powder formula and the
capsules of Jade Greenzymes with both my dogs. The young barley grass is often
called nature’s perfect food – very nutritious and very alkaline. My brother
says it has helped calm his anxious dog. When Sierra had vestibular disease and
could not keep anything down, I was offering her water with the Jade Greenzymes
in it to provide the nutrition she was missing along with the hydration. There
are other “greens” on the market that are excellent too. Remember quality is
critical for all supplements.
bodies, thoughts and emotions are energy. Emotions can become trapped anywhere
in the body and disrupt the energy flow and function. This can result in
physical conditions, pain, and even behavioral problems. Some statistics claim
that over 95% of disease results from negative emotional energy. By releasing
trapped emotions (via a simple technique called The Emotion Code), I was able
to significantly reduce my cholesterol in 3 months 31% decrease in LDL, 25%
total cholesterol, and 73% decrease in LP (a). The doctor could not believe my
results. As part of my certification process, I’ve worked on more than 45
people and animals often with amazing results – anxiety, motor tics, physical
pain, etc. The animal’s subconscious mind can give you lots of info to help you
understand them better. Don’t discount what a huge impact you, your tone, your
actions and life situations have on your pets (especially the
departure/addition of another animal/child in the house, death or divorce). Look
for a future article on the Emotion Code.
and human acupressure and massage can make a big difference in the health by
helping with the body’s energy flow. They can improve the healing process and
lessen all sorts of physical discomforts and challenges. Learning animal
acupressure and massage is easy and will have health benefits for both the
owner and pet, plus it is a great bonding experience. I’ve personally used it
to help facilitate the recovery of my pets.
you learned a few things that you might not have considered before for helping
your pet at all stages in life. I’ve found that being proactive with the
environment, supplementation and natural technologies has definitely saved me
money over the years. Most importantly, I know I’ve added extra years of good
quality, enjoyable life for my pets.
More Important Info
A few months later, I was introduced to Nikken - a total wellness company and started using some of the magnetic and infrared technologies and PiMag water on my dogs as well as my family. The dogs wear magnetic "necklaces" and sleep on magnetic/infrared pet beds. The change in their energy levels and ability to get up and down has been remarkable. Because they don’t know how I have changed their environment, this cannot be a placebo effect. Jesse does not think "Hmm. I'm wearing my magnetic necklace, so I think I will get up easier now." Previously, I used to witness Jesse having mini strokes or seizures. I have not seen any since and she doesn't exhibit any confusion (despite her age). Both have been medication-free for the past 1 1/2 years (taking only supplements - Nikken Pet Joint Formula and Jade Greenzymes) and go on 1/2 mile to 1 mile walks each day.
A friend was thinking about putting her 15-year old dog down because of incontinence. After a few weeks of using the "necklace" and the pet bed, the dog no longer has accidents and is running around the yard. She can "hold it" all night in her crate too.
Give the body what it needs and it can do amazing things to heal itself. Drugs and surgery aren't the only alternatives. Our culture has become more open to alternative and natural technologies that have been successfully used for thousands of years in other cultures. Massage, accupressure and craniosacral balancing are two other natural treatments to keep your pet healthy or rehabilitate an injury.
Natural Pet Food Diet I used to think that dry dog food was the only way to go for good health of my pets. Healing Touch Veterinary, PC provides an outline and reasoning to consider a more natural approach to giving your pets the nutrients they need in an easy to utilize form.
Massage Therapy for Dogs and Cats
Andrea from The Pawsch Puppy and Pet Boutique (Castle Rock, CO) is an animal massage therapist and craniosacral therapist. Just as in humans, massage has many benefits for your pets. Canine massage is not just petting. It is purposeful touch applied to muscles and tissues to obtain a desired outcome.
Benefits of massage include:
improving circulation and healing
stimulating the immune system
reducing stress pre-surgery and promoting healing post-surgery
feels great and makes your pet happy.
Craniosacral therapy is a healing modality that uses very light touch to bring the cranial system back into balance. It assists in balancing the whole body and can be effective in addressing a number of conditions in both animals and humans. When an injury or trauma occurs, it gets "stuck" in the tissue and stored in the memory of the cells. The practitioner senses any restrictions in the craniosacral system by palpating the cranial wave on different areas of the animal. They assist the body to correct itself. The result is the body can do its self-healing more effectively. Since it builds health in both the brain and the nervous system, it is a great choice for prevention of chronic conditions (arthritis, hip dysplasia, irritable bowel syndrome, lameness, etc.) as well as injuries. It also works well with behavioral issues.
Living Healthier Now and the Heal Yourself Challenge do not claim to diagnose, treat or cure any condition or symptom. Always work with your medical team to make the best choices for your given situation.