Monday, July 25, 2011


"But they're sold in my favorite store, how can they be bad?"
I hear this all the time in consults.

Truth is, many commonly used chemicals have been shown through government studies to produce respiratory problems, tumor growth and brain damage in laboratory animals. And yes, they find their way into household products and into the organ tissue of our 2 and 4-legged loved ones anyway. Why? Because manufacturers put profit before well-being.

Therefore, it is up to us to be informed and vigilant. You've got a computer- it's easy to do a little research. Start googling and substituting. Things like fresh lemons and white vinegar can effectively replace many chemical-laden products. So far, I doubt lemons have ever caused tumor growth or brain damage.

That said, I would never use:
  1. Fabric softener
  2. Dryer sheets
  3. Most carpet stain remover and a fourth bonus one:
  4. Plug-in air freshener

What substitutions have you made recently to ensure a safer environment for your pet? (no product names, please)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Whole Lotta Fun!

Thanks to everyone who made it to my Wednesday evening class at Whole Foods Evanston/South. Your questions were wonderful. For those who weren't able to attend, we discussed some new toxic-free cleaning products (along with oldie but goodie ones like fresh lemons) and the use of Bach Flower Remedies.

Specifically, one of the attendees was concerned about the negative behavior her dog was exhibiting of late. Turns out it was her brother's dog whom she adopted recently when her brother passed away. Surely the dog, along with everyone in the family, is grieving and traumatized.
In my experience, Bach Flower remedies are incredible for clearing trauma and upset from the emotional body, which in turn affects the physical body, not to mention behavior. Scroll down this page to see all the different remedies available and the conditions they address.

Hopefully I'll get a progress report from that attendee to share with you soon. Will also be posting some photos from the event in a future post. I'm looking forward to doing many more events in the Chicagoland area and meeting those of you who are local.

If you HAVE an event in the Chicago area you'd like me to be a part of, please email me at the link on the top left of this page. I love helping pet parents learn how to give their pets longer, healthier lives and will take every opportunity to do so.