INTEGRATED HOLISTIC VETERINARY MEDICINE

Stop Buying It And They Will Quit Making It

By @mindspark | June 5, 2012

Modern day food producers must have thought “produce it and they will buy it.” It worked!  Millions of people, without questioning, bought into the concept of foods bagged, boxed, canned, and “fast food.”  People didn’t question how or why things lasted so long.  Few people wondered about ingredients on labels that they never heard of, […]

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S.T.A.R.T. Butter, Peanut Butter, and Tahini Recipes

By @mindspark | June 1, 2012

All Ingredients Used Should Be Organic Butter 2 cups (480 ml) organic heavy whipping cream. 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of salt, to taste Place cream into a Vitamix. Start at one and increase to high. Blend until thick.                                       […]

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S.T.A.R.T. (Select Toxins Are Removed Today) Day 2 Learning The Facts About Fats

By @mindspark | June 1, 2012

Saturated fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in a diet.  They provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of  hormones and hormone like substances. Saturated fat will not increase the risk of heart attacks. Saturated fats eaten with a meal slow down absorption and extend the […]

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S.T.A.R.T. Make Your Own Raw Condiments

By @mindspark | May 31, 2012

S.T.A.R.T. (Select Toxins Are Removed Today) Homemade Condiments All recipes are made with organic foods                             Sour Cream           1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked for 3 hours then drained 2-4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 3/4 cup […]

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S.T.A.R.T. With High Fructose Corn Syrup and MSG

By @mindspark | May 31, 2012

Processed foods are foods that come in a box, a bag, or a can.  These foods have been altered to last longer, taste better, and addict you to crave more. What you can do to reduce processed food consumption: READ THE LABELS ON ALL BAGS, BOXES, & CANS BEGIN WITH THE FOODS IN YOUR PANTRY […]

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S.T.A.R.T. (Select Toxins Are Removed Today)

By @mindspark | May 30, 2012

I have been practicing veterinary medicine since graduating from the University of Florida in 1985. For 17 years I practiced straight Western-type medicine and considered myself an excellent practitioner.   Eight years ago one of my personal show horses, Lilly, developed a neck problem that was debilitating and jeopardized her show career.  During a horse show with […]

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Food Matters Part 1: The Sweet Truth

By @mindspark | March 26, 2012

This blog is credited to Food Matters, an amazing documentary that teaches us about our food industry.  It will inspire everyone to make some changes in their lifestyles, in their eating choices, and in their attitude.  Go to www.hungryforchange.tv and watch the full movie (it is free for a short period of time).  This documentary […]

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Food Matters Part 2: “To Do and Not To Do” That Is The Choice

By @mindspark | March 26, 2012

You Are What You Eat, Drink, and Think  (read my 3 part digestion blog on the role of digestion and assimilation). Many people over eat.  When we eat the correct fats and proteins in nutrient dense foods, we no longer have cravings and we achieve satiety. Soy, canola, and corn oil are all bad oils. […]

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Digestion Part 3 Tips To Better Digestion

By @mindspark | January 24, 2012

Digestion begins in the brain.  Start the meal with a positive, relaxed attitude.  Begin thinking of your meal, anticipating it, letting your mouth water, creating saliva to lubricate the food, and releasing enzymes in the saliva (amylase) that will aid in pre-digestion of carbohydrates. Chew slowly and thoughtfully.  Savor every flavor and texture.  Not only do you […]

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Digestion Part 2 Enzymes “The Key”

By @mindspark | January 22, 2012

After several blogs pertaining to digestion, you should be getting the message.  What you eat and digest is the key to your health.  Enzymes are required to digest virtually all food. Nature made a beautiful system.  Every cell contains enzymes, that when released aid in the digestive process.   Though all raw foods contain the […]

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