Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FIREWORKS: START HELPING YOUR DOG/S TODAY!

Throughout her 4-month "clear/cleanse/build" protocol, which enabled her body to heal itself from cancer, I gave Buttons many different Bach Flower Remedies. They work by clearing trauma from the energetic/emotional body. They produced clear, dramatic improvements in her behavior and well-being. 

When we lived in more urban areas, I always gave her the Bach Flower Remedy, Rescue Remedy to avoid fireworks fear/trauma. Beginning a few days before the 4th, I'd put about 15 drops daily added to her water bowl. Starting the morning of the 4th, I'd put a water-diluted dropperfull directly into her mouth every few hours. 

I always used the "human" liquid version - the one in alcohol, not glycerin. (NEVER use the pastilles as they contain xylitol- great for humans/deadly for pets.)

Once I started doing this, instead of being skittish, whining, or hiding under the bed, she was always "chill" every 4th of July, which of course made it better for all of us who loved her.

(ALSO A GREAT WAY TO HELP TRANSITION/WELCOME A RESCUE DOG INTO A NEW HOME!)





Friday, June 6, 2014

ONE DEVOTED PET PARENT'S STORY

It is always thrilling for me to work with really open-minded, devoted pet parents. I received this Facebook post from Christine Mooney. We did a phone consultation 2 weeks ago after she found out about me "by chance" while searching for help online. I am sharing this here with her (and "Mica's") permission.

"For all the devoted pet parents I know, I wanted to share something today.

As some may know, Tom and I find ourselves facing cancer in our third dog now in our 14 years of dog parenting together.

After drastically changing so many things, mainly how we feed them-- and ourselves--- with all we learned in our first cancer experience with our dog Terra, almost a decade ago, we're now going beyond food and the obvious things like not spraying chemicals on our lawn ....
We have now begun a process of cleaning our indoor air quality and environment up as best we can. As well as cleaning Mica's internal environment too!! But--- we're not doing this all by ourselves. I found some guidance! And this is what I want to share. ......Enter Nadine M. Rosin to the scene---------

After a phone consultation with this woman, author and certified holistic pets/ toxic free lifestyle consultant (and student of alternative healing for over 35 years), who practices out of the San Francisco area, we were given some very interesting facts that we've lived somewhat oblivious to about the environment we create in our homes now days......

I had already tweaked so many things over the years--- switched to using water and vinegar to clean all my floors with --- (since it's non-toxic if my little dog's paws soak up any residue-- before it's dry). And I'd already switched to stainless steel bowls instead of plastic--- and some other more commonly dispersed cautions we pet parents share with one another.... But boy did we have a lot to consider -- well beyond that once we got on the phone with her for our conference call. We all spoke for over 2 hours --- and we had several eye opening moments regarding what we had in our home and the chemicals we were all exposing ourselves to--- on a consistent basis.

So, since that consultation, this past week, I've been gradually purging every detergent, soap, household cleanser, cheap petrochemical decor product like cheap throw rugs as well as plastic ziplock baggies of all sizes that we stored food in - in the refrigerator... ( Nadine gives you great general guidelines for non-toxic, safe for the environment and effective replacements for everything too--- which takes so much off the burden of making the changes.) And the list goes on and on to include shampoos, conditioners, and cosmetics... Basically, anything that outgases any phthalates or other toxic chemical residues -- or lead is going to the hazardous waste dump.

This will mean new furniture too! ( Which we've been due for anyway for awhile-- so perfect timing!!.) And we're now researching non toxic furniture companies that manufacture their furniture free of flame retardants as well as many other things I never knew went into the furniture that we all plop ourselves down on every day--- and all that it outgases into the air....

Our world has changed so much since we were all kids.... So many chemicals surround us everyday in our homes --- that simply were not there 30 or 40 years ago. They're everywhere--- when one starts looking.

Should it be any surprise when other beings who share our encapsulated environments -- whose life spans aren't as long as ours--- and who therefore metabolize everything at a faster rate--- replacing their old cells with new cells much faster than we do--- begin developing allergies and cancer at rates never seen before in history? Why is a dog that lives to be 18 or 19 becoming more and more rare? ...Why are vets now labeling 8 year old dogs as entering their senior years?

Speaking to Nadine, she has a very chilling question and analogy that I'm going to share here. She has given me personal permission:

..... "Could it be that these innocent beings, our precious animal family members --- are becoming the canaries in the coal mine?""

 Please feel free to leave comments and/or questions here for me or Christine.



 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

URGENT NEWS!


Dear Pet Parents-

Please take a moment to read the linked article below regarding the dying honeybee population, BECAUSE THE CHEMICAL RESPONSIBLE IS THE SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT  THAT'S IN MONTHLY FLEA REPELLENT!

Every pet parent who's gotten a holistic consultation from me in the last 6 years was warned about this ingredient at the time of their consultation and given simple, affordable, effective alternatives like nematodes, natural cedar chips and lemon decoction in order to keep their pet toxin-free and safe.

I urge you to share this information with all your pet parent family and friends.


Thank you!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PETS (AND YOURSELF) FROM CANCER


A HOLISTIC PET CONSULTATION CAN: 
  • Create many more healthy years w/your pets
  • Save you $$ on vet bills
  • Stack the odds against your pet ever developing diseases like cancer, urine crystals, skin conditions, allergies, etc.
all in one fun, easy, informative, life-enhancing 
holistic pet-care consultation! 

No pet CATCHES cancer. It DEVELOPS in a body that is toxic and out of balance. It is a symptom. Addressing the CAUSE enables the body to HEAL ITSELF. And remember- it's so much easier, less expensive and less scary to prevent a diagnosis than to "fight" one.
Bodies are created to maintain vibrant health. When they are overloaded with toxins from processed foods and the chemical soup most of us live in from laundry products, air fresheners, cosmetics, flea control products, cleaners and perfumes to name a few- there ends up being too many battles for the body to win the war.

NOW AVAILABLE: phone consultations worldwide (and IN-HOME consultations for San Francisco Bay Area pet parents!) with certified holistic pet/toxic-free lifestyle consultant and author of The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood, Nadine M. Rosin  

For ALL details including scheduling and payment, click HERE

Nadine has helped pets with all kinds of disease and conditions, and she URGES you to PLEASE take advantage of this consultation BEFORE your pet shows any symptoms of ill-health so you never have to go through hearing your vet say, “I’m so sorry, your dog has deadly...”

**This is NOT a veterinary or diagnostic service**

  ALSO AVAILABLE:

Lifestyle consultations for any human wanting to establish vibrant health in their own body including:

~~How to easily and economically replace toxic products such as certain personal cosmetics, laundry aids, and house cleaning supplies

~~Understanding and recipes for green juice, juice fasting, and breaking a juice fast the healthy way

~~Understanding and recipes for cleansing and fortifying green smoothies

~~How to easily transition from a SAD (standard American diet) to whole foods, vegan, or RAW cuisine including recipes, techniques, and understanding of different kitchen equipment uses and brands

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SOME TOXIC-FREE LIFESTYLE TIPS


If you missed last night's show, you can listen here. My part begins at 9:20


Friday, October 25, 2013

YOU ARE INVITED


Please join us on

Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8pm Central
for

as I answer all your questions and give you lots of practical tips on holistic pet care and toxic-free living!

This is a wonderful show and the hostess, Janet Roper, is an incredible interviewer, pet advocate and renown animal communicator.

Please mark your calendars! I look forward to taking your calls and answering your questions!



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

OH. MY. DOG.


This is THE BEST dog video I have EVER watched. EVER. Enjoy and please leave a comment w/your reaction!






Sunday, August 18, 2013

CANCER WITH QUITE A SURPRISE ENDING!


This woman knows: there are many ways to "clear/cleanse/build" and when done properly, such a protocol works with any body be it canine, feline, human, etc.

Bodies are created to maintain vibrant health. When they are overloaded with toxins from processed foods and the chemical soup most of us live in from laundry products, air fresheners, cosmetics, flea control products, cleaners and perfumes to name a few- there ends up being too many battles for the body to win the war.

No one, including a pet, catches cancer. It develops in a body that is toxic and out of balance. It is a symptom. Addressing the cause enables the body to HEAL ITSELF.

I learned this the hard way and you can read my story here.

In the meantime, enjoy this woman's demonstration of how dramatically a body can heal itself!



Wednesday, July 31, 2013

THE HEALING ART OF GRIEF

Whether you're grieving a pet that has passed away recently, or decades ago---

An empowering new take on the grieving process- an encore performance I did with the wonderful interviewer and animal communicator, Janet Roper, host of Talk2theAnimals.

Please join Thursday, August 1 at 1:00- Central Daylight Time by clicking right HERE
(don't forget to figure your own time zone!)


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

READ ABOUT:

The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood reads like a novel, but it is a true story, and here are just some of the informational things you will read about that are woven throughout that story:

  • The difference between holistic healing and Western, allopathic medicine
  • Deciding if a holistic route is the right one for you and your dog
  • Doggy acupuncture
  • Doggy chiropractic
  • How to administer homeopathic remedies to a dog
  • The home-cooked diet my dog thrived on for 11 years, to the age of 19
  • How to begin to create a safe, chemical-free environment in your home
  • What supplement I used that greatly diminished symptoms of Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (doggy Alzheimer's)
  • Using all natural remedies to eliminate joint inflammation
  • Creating meaningful healing ritual before and after the passing of a beloved pet

Please check out readers reviews on Amazon.com

Also available through the Barnes & Noble website  or can be ordered via any brick & mortar bookstore in the world.

To receive a pdf version of the book within 12 hours, see column on left.

Wishing you and your pets vibrant health and precious moments-
 Happy reading!



Sunday, June 23, 2013

DO OTHERS THINK YOU STINK? Some Safe Alternatives

For millions of people, I'm preaching to the choir---

You already know what it's like to have an immediate reaction to your neighbor's dryer vent as they're doing laundry, or to hotel sheets, or to someone walking past you marinated in alcohol-based perfume or cologne, sitting next to them at a stage performance- or even worse- standing next to them at the gym:
  • gagging
  • breaking out in a sweat
  • immediate onset of headache or migraine
  • heart palpitations
  • sick to stomach
  • feeling disgusted and repulsed by the sickeningly sweet smell




But even if it doesn't make you sick immediately- for those who DON'T have that reaction/sensitivity, do you realize what you are exposing yourself (AND YOUR PETS) to?

Do you realize that your skin and lungs are absorbing these chemicals 24/7 through your clothes, sheets, pillowcases and bath towels? You may not "feel" it today, but one day it might show up as something worse (see below).

Please- read the list below of common fabric softener, dryer sheet, and alcohol-based cologne/perfume ingredients and think about it. These ingredients are often NOT listed on a label- the loophole being that they are protected as "Trade Secret" ingredients. Please consider the easy, safe, inexpensive alternatives:
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar added to wash instead of fabric softener will leave your clothes smelling clean (not like vinegar) and soft
  • lavender flowers tied in an old nylon stocking and added to dryer will cut down static cling
  • wearing a pure essential oil instead of alcohol-based scent will eliminate the absorption of harmful chemicals through your nose and skin and make the world a better place for the millions with chemical sensitivities not to mention children and pets

Alpha-TERPINEOL -- Causes CNS disorders ... "highly irritating to mucous membranes"... "Aspiration into the lungs can produce pneumonitis or even fatal edema." Can also cause "excitement, ataxia (loss of muscular coordination), hypothermia, CNS and respiratory depression, and headache." "Prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact."
BENZYL ACETATE -- Carcinogenic (linked to pancreatic cancer). "From vapors: irritating to eyes and respiratory passages, exciting cough." "In mice: hyperaemia of the lungs." "Can be absorbed through the skin causing systemic effects." "Do not flush to sewer."
BENZYL ALCOHOL -- Causes CNS disorders. "...irritating to the upper respiratory tract" ... "headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure, CNS depression, and death in severe cases due to respiratory failure."
CAMPHOR -- Causes CNS disorders. On EPA's Hazardous Waste list. Symptoms: "local irritant and CNS stimulant" ..."readily absorbed through body tissues" ..."irritation of eyes, nose and throat" ..."dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles and convulsions." "Avoid inhalation of vapors."
CHLOROFORM -- Neurotoxic. Anesthetic. Carcinogenic. On EPA's Hazardous Waste list. "Avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing. Do not breathe vapors ... Inhalation of vapors may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of respiratory tract and loss of consciousness." "Inhalation can be fatal." "Chronic effects of overexposure may include kidney and/or liver damage." "Medical conditions generally aggravated by exposure: kidney disorders, liver disorders, heart disorders, skin disorders." "Conditions to avoid: HEAT..." Listed on California's Propostion 65.
ETHYL ACETATE -- Narcotic. On EPA's Hazardous Waste list. "...irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract" ..."may cause headache and narcosis (stupor)" ..."may cause anemia with leukocytosis and damage to liver and kidneys" "Wash thoroughly after handling."
LIMONENE -- Carcinogenic. "Prevent its contact with skin or eyes because it is an irritant and sensitizer." "Always wash thoroughly after using this material and before eating, drinking, ...applying cosmetics. Do not inhale limonene vapor."
LINALOOL -- Narcotic. Causes CNS disorders. ..."respiratory disturbances" ... "Attracts bees." "In animal tests: ataxic gait, reduced spontaneous motor activity and depression ... depressed heart activity ... development of respiratory disturbances leading to death."
PENTANE -- "Danger -- Harmful if inhaled; extremely flammable. Keep away from heat and Avoid breathing vapor." "Inhalation of vapors may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of respiratory tract and loss of consciousness. Repeated inhalation of vapors may cause central nervous system depression. Contact can cause eye irritation. Prolonged exposure may cause dermatitis (skin rash)."




Friday, June 21, 2013

IS YOUR DOG A SENIOR CITIZEN?


By Nadine M. Rosin For The Dog Files
  My greatest wish, is that every pet parent is lucky enough to someday have to face the issue of senior canine care. When my own dog, Buttons, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 8, the vet referred to her as a senior dog. Not only was I unwilling to lose my beloved canine to an insidious disease, but I remembered as a child, dogs commonly living into their late teens. So, 8-years old… middle-aged? Maybe. But senior citizen? Definitely not!

How I implemented an intense holistic cleansing and nutritional regimen to successfully heal the cancer without the vet’s prescribed treatment of chemotherapy, radiation and amputation, is a whole other story. This article is about senior canine care. Since Buttons not only survived the cancer, but thrived for an additional 11 years, until passing peacefully of old age at 19, I am blessed to have some life experience with a canine elder.

Of course, regardless of age, a pure, clean diet and chemical-free environment are essential for a strong immune system. Dogs metabolize everything so much faster than we do-whereas our bodies can endure a certain amount of toxic abuse for 40 or 50 years before retaliating, a dog’s body will start showing disease in 5-7 years. In my experience, it’s wise to take note of what chemical exposure there is in your own home via often overlooked things as cleaning products, laundry products, and air fresheners.

Past a certain age, supplements start taking on an even greater role and I encourage every pet parent to do their own online research of the many available choices. Personally, I had a lot of success with Yucca Extract to ease any joint stiffness or swelling Buttons had. Yucca is a natural steroid with no negative side effects and is easy to mix in food. Also, after much reading on its use in Germany and Italy on human stroke victims, I began using Alpha Lipoic Acid to help with any symptoms of CDS (doggy Alzheimer’s).

The last 3 years of Buttons’ life, I was very careful to keep a steady routine, not move any furniture, and basically keep everything in her world as predictable as possible. When the time came, we experimented with different brands of diapers. For her 18th birthday I bought a cushy, fold-up baby stroller to take with us on hikes for when she got tired. At one point, due to her aging eyesight and cognitive function, I covered the sharp edges of our furniture with foam.

Ok. Now here’s the hard part- the one that isn’t so comfortable to read, but the part that is, in my opinion, essential. Take lots and lots of photos and video- they will help comfort you through the grieving process when the inevitable happens. When Butts was 17, I bought a bunch of disposable cameras. Every time I filled one up with pictures of her, I’d put it in a box in the back of my closet. It wasn’t until months after her passing that I began having them developed, one by one. What a comfort it was to have new photos of her even after she’d gone.

Take a day here and there away from your busy life to shut out the rest of the world and really connect deeply with your animal’s spirit- to consciously and uninterruptedly just BE with this unconditionally loving soul who’s been such a deep and delightful part of your life. Believe me, there will come a time when you will be so glad you did.

Do any research about what your choices are and how you will handle the details of your dog’s body after their passing. It’s so much easier to think clearly and gather facts well before the day you are thrown into that gut-wrenching grief.

Most importantly, as much as you can, treasure each moment for what it is- find the joy in it, rather than missing what was or fearing what’s to come. I mean, our dogs never stop teaching us how to do just that, right? Having a senior canine can be so precious and such a profound learning experience. Your canine may not be bounding along the beach or scampering up the trail any longer, but your relationship will be as priceless as a rare, old cognac, and by then, you’ll undoubtedly be finishing each others sentences, too.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

LEARN HOW MY DOG HEALED FROM DEADLY CANCER...

...without chemo, radiation or amputation. Not only did she survive after being given 6-weeks to live, but within 4 months of purely holistic support, her body's own natural healing response reversed the disease and she thrived cancer-free to the age of 19.

In this true story, which reads like a novel, you will find out all the things I did and the changes I made to support Button's body in healing itself! You will come to understand how you are NOT powerless against cancer, and of the many easy things you can do to prevent your pet from ever developing it.

☚☚☚Just scroll down (look left) and click on the 1st PayPal button- the one that says "BUY NOW" (not "PAY NOW") above the Amazon link, and for only $10, have a pdf of the entire book and jacket emailed to you and/or a friend within 24 hours for
  • easy reading on your computer, iPad, or eReader!
  • Or- using "abobe Reader 7" and "iPod Notes Reader" you can convert it into files that can be read on your iPod!

Enjoy! And as always, thank you for helping spread the word so we can continue helping more and more pets and pet parents!

CLICK HERE to read the AMAZON reviews!






Monday, May 20, 2013

HOW DOG-FRIENDLY IS YOUR TOWN?


Here is a list of the 17 most dog-friendly cities in the U. S.



How does YOUR town rate?
Click here to open listing in a separate window and enjoy!

 



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

FOR THE PET PARENT WHO REFUSES TO SCRIMP


First of all, a quick "thank you!" to "Gail" in Baltimore who's responsible for my waking up this morning to another 5 star book review!  What a great way to start the day, knowing I've touched a stranger's heart :-)

Those of you who've read my book, know that through the years  I used several AZMIRA products for supplementing Buttons' diet to keep her immune system strong and her body alkalized and inflammation-free. MEGA PET DAILY, SEA SUPREME and YUCCA INTENSIVE are the three I've used and shared about most, all with fabulous results.


Please know: I get ABSOLUTELY NO kick-back, promotion, or compensation of any kind from sharing about these products or from your purchasing them. I just know that over the last 30 years, this company has never compromised on quality as seen here.

If an ingredient in one of their formulas is unavailable or not up to their extremely high quality standards, they will suspend or discontinue the product! To me, that is a clear indication that money/profit is NOT their bottom line: YOUR PET'S HEALTH IS!

Bottom line of this post: AZMIRA doesn't scrimp and neither should you. Please research the companies whose products you rely on and make sure they truly have your beloved animal's good health in mind- because that is what is at stake.

Thank you to the good folks at AZMIRA for continuing to hold the high quality standards they always have. It's not easy to go against the norm and do what's right.

Comment Questions: Do you ever research the companies whose products you use? Have you ever called a company and asked questions about their products before purchasing them?



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Illusion of Time

Ten years ago today, my sweet baby Buttons died in my arms. I am sitting here looking out at a beautiful snowfall, crying my heart out. A very wise friend just sent me this: "Yeah. 10 years. 100 years. Yesterday. And right now."
I realize that love is timeless and I guess the illusion of loss is, too.


Sending love to every pet parent out there who knows the feeling. 





Saturday, January 26, 2013

ZEN AND THE HEALING ART OF PET PARENTHOOD


Photos fade. 
Love never fades.


Monday, January 14, 2013

A Twitter Thank You!

Congratulations to Whirly Dog Supplies for being our 6,000th follower on Twitter! They will receive an easy-to-read pdf gift copy of The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood with our thanks! To purchase your own pdf copy:  
☚☚☚Just scroll down and click on the 2nd PayPal button- the one that says "BUY NOW" (not "PAY NOW") on the left column BELOW THE AMAZON LINK, and for only $10, have a pdf of the entire book emailed to you for:
  • easy reading on your computer, iPad, or eReader!

  • Or- using "abobe Reader 7" and "iPod Notes Reader" you can convert it into files that can be read on your iPod!

Enjoy! And as always, thank you for helping spread the word so we can continue helping more and more pets and pet parents!

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two Simple Ways to Help Keep Your Pet Healthy

When my adopted daughter Buttons was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with deadly carcinoma and given 6 weeks to live. It was then that I launched a massive personal research campaign into the world of holistic medicine.

I soon came to learn that “holistic” DIDN'T mean symptom treating with natural remedies or herbs in lieu of pharmaceutical drugs. Instead, it meant clearing my home environment of all possible toxins, detoxifying Buttons’ entire system physically and emotionally, and then giving her the proper nutritional support so that Buttons’ body could do what an unburdened, nontoxic body does best: HEAL ITSELF. The story of that journey is part of what The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood is all about. Here are some of the finer details not mentioned in the book:

Your Pet’s Dishes-
Personally, I would only use glass or stainless steel bowls for food and water. Plastics are known to leach and leak chemicals and some pottery glazes can do the same.

Electrical Outlets-
Everyday, there is more and more published about the ill-effects of EMF (electrical magnetic field) on the immune system. I always made sure Buttons’ bedding and bowls were placed at least 4 feet away from any electrical outlet or live appliance.






Monday, May 28, 2012

HEALING THE WORLD: ONE ENEMA AT A TIME

Drugs don't heal disease. Neither do supplements or remedies. THE BODY HEALS ITSELF. This is true for any body: human, canine, or feline. The body is either in a state of health or in a state of disease. It really doesn't matter which disease.

How are you ensuring that your pet's body will maintain perfect health? Are you aware of all the chemicals you're exposing them to via food, treats, toys, cleaners, grooming products, and your personal products?

Matt Monarch and his wife, Angela Stokes-Monarch know and share an enormous amount of good information about achieving and maintaining vigorous health naturally and I encourage you to take a few minutes to enjoy their latest laid-back, informative video explaining cleansing: "You Can't Take Something To Heal".

I did not use Matt's exact suggested method (see video here) to cleanse Buttons' body and trigger its natural healing response (though I follow his protocol for my own health). But I DID give her oral liquids and herbs to achieve similar results and help her liver and intestines dump toxins.

Those of you who've read The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood know that I studied under Dr. Rich Anderson who has been one of the world's pioneers in the arena of the body's ability to maintain vibrant health through intestinal cleansing and nutritional support.

As the book describes, his information and cleansing programs were absolutely foundational in my helping Buttons heal from cancer without chemo, radiation, or amputation when she was diagnosed (biopsy done twice to ensure accuracy) and given 6 weeks to live.

YES: within 4 months of implementing a "clear/cleanse/build" protocol Buttons was cancer-free.

YES: she remained cancer-free for 11 vibrant years to the age of 19.

NO: I never gave her a drug or natural remedy to cure her cancer or to fight her cancer.

YES: I gave her remedies to help cleanse and build her body so IT COULD HEAL ITSELF, which it DID!

YES: via my consultations, I can help you learn how to stack the odds against your pet ever developing a disease such as cancer and how to easily do all that you can to help them maintain a strong immune system.

WHY: would you want to wait until your pet is ill to schedule a consultation?!?!?!?