Month: November 2011

Cats: Carnivore or Herbivore

In all the research I performed for this paper, combined with what I learned in veterinary school regarding feline nutrition, CATS ARE CARNIVORES!  Not only that, but they are obligate carnivores (they MUST eat meat).  Cats have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates.  Cats were designed to eat mice (one of nature’s perfect foods for a cat).  […]

Digestion- Where Did We Go Wrong

Few other systems are as critical to overall health as the digestive system.   According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we are born with a certain amount of Qi or energy.  This Qi is what allows us to “live” and can only be replenished through respiration (breathing), and digestion.  This makes sense, since if we […]

Top 10 Causes of Dis-Ease

Though no one expects to live forever, we should be living longer AND HEALTHIER lives.  Living into the 80’s and 90’s would be great if we could function without pain and digestion issues, be independent, enjoyed our years, and remembered who we were. Factors that lead to dis-ease include: Poor nutrition.  Foods grown on nutritionally depleted soils […]

The Body Is A Complicated Machine With A Unique Ability To Repair

I picture the body as a complicated machine.  The body (like a machine) has many parts.  In both models, some parts need to be replaced periodically and some parts need cleaning.  Here is the amazing difference between a machine and the body.  If a machine part wears out, it must be replaced, the machine can’t […]

What is Intrinsic Energy part 1

To understand intrinsic energy one has to understand how atoms work.  Atoms make up matter (all the stuff in our world).  Every object that is made up of matter has atoms that vibrate at a particular frequency.  Those frequencies give off an “energy”.  These various energies when they are in proximity to other energies can […]

Demi and the Dolphins a lesson in ecology

Demi and the Dolphins a lesson in ecology Is Homeschooling Right For You- A Parents Perspective    “I can’t”, “this is too hard”, “you’re not helping me”.  I heard these statements uttered in frustration by my daughter while she was doing homework from the time she was 6 years old, in kindergarten, all the way through high school.  This is […]

Integrated Veterinary Medicine

Integrated medicine is the blending of traditional western medicine with the ancient arts of eastern medicine. Examples of western diagnostics may include blood work, radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasound.  Western treatments may include antibiotics, drug therapy, and surgery. There are an expansive array of eastern diagnostics, ranging from kinesiology (muscle testing), hair analysis, hormone evaluations, allergy […]