Want Expert Advice on How to Feed Your Dog Raw?

xs106-50001a45-6dad-4b5d-93b1-d11888246a1d-v2Far off in the future my next dog will probably be eating mostly raw. When the time comes, I will be sure to seek the most expert advice first. If you are interested in going raw I highly recommend attending Raw Roundup in March. It is the largest LIVE and ONLINE natural canine nutrition conference in the world featuring the top holistic vets on the planet who will show you how to feed your dog the best diet possible. It is cheaper than most classes and many vets visits. It alleviates the effort and confusion of researching on your own, and you won’t get this much detail from your own vet – even if he or she does stand behind raw feeding.

It starts in March but you can Save 35% with the Super Early Bird Discount until February 1st, 2016. Follow this link to learn more: Raw Roundup Expert Symposium

If you attend, let me know what you think about it. I am going to do this in the future for sure. I also want to switch my cats to raw. Maybe they’ll do one for felines too! I’ll let you know if they do.

Happy 2016 From Bart!

It has been a long time since I posted about Bart, and many of you are probably wondering if he’s still even around. Well, he is and he’s still doing very well. He’s actually put on a little weight – a safe amount – but I believe that is partially due to the inactive lifestyle he’s been acquiring. He’s 12 years old now and moves slowly. He prefers to sleep a lot more than he ever did before. That’s really why I haven’t shared his picture here in a long time. I share from time to time on Facebook, but I’ve neglected his blog to some degree. But this is what he’s doing now. Most of my current pictures look about like this. Ha.
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He’s still active enough though. Every night he gets loads of treat balls to get him up and moving about, plus he gets at least three good walks a day. On some weekends he’s out five times, but we’ve been taking it easier on him because he’s just not as mobile as he used to be and we live 3 flights of stairs up.

I do believe we have found the best combination to counter his arthritis. He gets liquid glucosamine in the morning with his breakfast, bromelain, T-Relief, Boswellia and something called DGP or Dog Gone Pain. I’m also giving him MSM, Noni powder, and a tablet form of Glucosamine Chondroitin in the evening. Also he gets his bone broth twice daily along with his Essiac Tea. So much of the anti-inflammatory stuff that is used for fighting cancer also helps to stave off and relieve arthritis pain.

We’re thrilled he’s still doing so well and it’s already 2016! I’ll try to share more in the coming weeks and also give you more helpful strategies in the natural fight against cancer.  Happy New Year to all, and thanks for checking in on Bart!

Bart has reached 4 years of beating cancer!

I wanted to be sure to share with you all that September 18th marks the 4 year anniversary of the emergency surgery to remove a cancerous tumor the size of an orange. I thought I would simply give him the best 3 months or so of his life (the amount of time left he was given by his oncologist) by cooking a homemade cancer fighting diet for him, no chemo, no cancer drugs, just nutrition and some herbs and supplements. I had no idea I would see him reach old age. Bart will be 12 years old in November. My life has changed drastically but it’s all easy and old news now. Happy anniversary old man! I love you!!

Bart on 9/20/15 getting a stingray to kill, while I make his batch of food.
Bart on 9/20/15 getting a stingray to kill, while I make his batch of food.

A new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases.

Saw this earlier today and it really hit a home run for me. It’s a great watch for all of us seeking alternative cancer treatments for our dogs and ourselves. Check it out:

William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

Why What You Eat Matters in the Makeup of Who You Are

I just had a great conversation with a person in a turmeric group I subscribe to. She was helping me figure out what to do with Bart and his reactions to Golden Paste. He just breaks out in a horrible rash, but I know that it helps his arthritis in leaps and bounds. I’ve been torn about what to do because he’s irritated and itchy even though his arthritis bothers him less and less when he’s taking it.

She helped me to tweak my turmeric treatment plan for him and shared a great resource for an oatmeal soak to try to help soothe his skin. I’ll share that link with you later. Before I do that though, my new friend and I shared some thoughts on the unique root that I wanted to share with you. This is how our conversation went:

Her, “When I started the Golden Paste, I had an old scar from a spider bite open back up and drain. It was so strange but it was explained to me that the turmeric removes a lot of toxins that have built up in our bodies over time. That bite was from 10 years ago but the GP managed to find that location in my body and clear it up. I couldn’t believe it.”

Me, “Oh wow! It’s a truly magical food. Seems like it has a consciousness doesn’t it? He used to suffer from demodex when he was a pup, so I’ve wondered about that too. Maybe it’s just revisiting all of that crap. It actually looks like demodex when it scabs over, but when his chiropractor looked at it and said he thought it was just from the pepper, I figured he knows best.

Her, “Wow. Yea. That is interesting about the demodex. I bet he has had a lot of underlying immune system issues that have remained undetected…and with cancer on top. Poor fella. It will be a slow road, but even turtles and snails find their destinations.

I love how you said how Turmeric seems to have a consciousness, because man, that’s exactly how I feel. There seems to be an an unavoidable energy transfer between our food and health. And it’s very evident with turmeric. Even science raves about its innate intelligence to seek and destroy pre-malignant cancer cells and leave healthy cells alone. A technology that is above and beyond our own at this point. Chemo has nothing on Turmeric as far as not destroying healthy functioning cells.

I hold a special relationship with my batches of GP. I really love making it and I think it really loves healing me.” 

So the point of this discussion is to introduce the idea that our food can be more than just filler and calories that satisfy us when we’re hungry. What if there is a greater connection between us and our food? Perhaps the reason we find some foods to be medicinal is because they actually carry some sort of intelligence that we on an unconscious level are drawn to intuitively?

I’ve spoken about this before. Our foods, the heirlooms that have been organically grown and harvested for eons, derived on their own for millions of years without interaction from humankind. These foods are actually sunlight in a dense form. Sunlight is information, light coming into formation in the form of our food via photosynthesis, which then is synthesized by us when we eat it, which in turn makes up, or rather, informs our bodies. There is a lot more to the phrase “you are what you eat” than a cutesy idea to encourage a healthy diet. You really are the stuff you put into your body because through digestion and by way of your bloodstream, whatever food you eat becomes the building blocks of your human form. That is why donuts will always become fat cells, never muscle. Food and your body together share a magical dance of communication that determine health and structure.

I’m a strong advocate against GMOs and one of the reasons for me is that whole foods that occur in nature harbor millions of years of coded information. Roses are thirty-five millions of years old, meaning when you smell a rose, eat rose petals in a salad or slather rose oil on your skin, you are ingesting intelligence from the planet that stretches back thirty-five million years! When scientists tinker with the structure of our food by splicing and dicing DNA sequences, they are scrambling messages of ancient sunlight intelligence. They are messing with codes that are intended to intelligently and perfectly interact with our bodies and help us to heal and thrive. We came into being long after our food came into form, so we should be careful not to unravel ourselves, our perfect symbiotic relationship to nature with random genetic experiments in the name of profit. I believe this is one of the reasons I have had so much success with Bart and an anti-cancer diet. I use ingredients/foods that have been proven to target cancerous cells, and support a healthy immune system. This is as much science as it is common sense. Now I know why the tradition of  giving thanks before eating has remained important over many generations. It isn’t about religion unless you worship the sun. This is about being grateful for sustenance and our connection with our food, our earth, our air and water.

The next time you sit down to eat a meal, consider it a form of communication, a communion between you and what sustains you. Give thanks and respect that which has been for millions of years so that we can exist in this blink of an eye in the span of life of our planet.

Years ago I was listening to an interview about scientists who were conducting experiments with food. They tested food that was meditated over by Tibetan monks to determine if there was an increase in nutritional value due to the focused intention. While listening, I was cutting up some small tomatoes for a meal I was preparing. I consciously paused and gave thanks to the tomato for giving itself to me and this is what appeared when I sliced it open. I don’t believe in insignificant coincidences.

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Peace to you and yours.

Here’s a link to that soothing soak for my Bart: http://www.simplyzaspy.com