Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Dr. Gloria Dodd is an amazing long-time holistic vet and researcher in northern California. Her articles and research are cutting edge- she's the vet I mention in my book who helped me discover the highly toxic amounts of aluminum in barley- and her homeopathic remedies are ones I used with Buttons in her senior years. I just got an email announcing her 25% off holiday sale on everything from remedies to anti-radiation devices. Definitely worth a look in my opinion :-)

Friday, October 14, 2011


Pet parents are always asking me how to treat their pets with specific diseases and conditions. What I came to understand with extreme clarity when helping Buttons heal from cancer, is that most every disease and condition is a symptom, not a cause.

They are symptoms of the body, which is created as a self-healing organism, losing its ability (for the time being) to maintain vibrant health. So- NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITION OR DISEASE, my answer is always the same: "clear/cleanse/build".

The first step is to remove the CAUSES- the things that are burdening the body and sapping its self-healing ability! Some of these things include nutritionally empty food, chemical additives, chemical-laden drinking water, toxic chemicals in the form of cleaners, grooming supplies, air fresheners, stain removers, flea treatments, and toxic bowls, toys, and treats.

Of course, as I talk about in my book, I know there are times when circumstances call for immediate pharmaceutical or surgical action, but when I say that, I'm talking about things like when Buttons had a stroke at the age of 17 and we gave her a steroid shot to reduce the swelling in her brain and bring her far enough away from danger so I could then employ more natural support. This is not the same as 9 years earlier when the lab diagnosed cancer and the vet gave her 6 weeks to live. I knew 6 weeks was enough time to kick start her body's own natural healing response, so I said no to the surgery and chemotherapy that the vet insisted she needed to stay alive.

Next, the body must be cleansed of all residual toxins. The liver is the main storehouse of these immune-burdening chemicals. The proper use of diet, herbs and homeopathic remedies can effectively and safely cleanse the internal organs and tissue.

"Build" is the final step- supporting the body nutritionally with clean, simple, NON PROCESSED organic food, along with megadosing certain vitamins like ascorbic acid. Bodies are amazingly resilient when causes are removed and proper nutrition is introduced. When I think about the toxic, chemical soup most people (and their pets!) live in due to cleaners, air fresheners and laundry products, combined with consuming things like sugar, hormones and antibiotics in meat and dairy products, and drugs like caffeine on a daily basis, not only am I amazed at the body's ability to withstand abuse, but I'm surprised even MORE people and pets aren't developing devastating disease.

Here is a book and a film that I personally have found invaluable in more fully understanding this truly holistic paradigm of "clear/cleanse/build" versus fighting the disease and symptom-squelching:

3 Simple Steps to healthy Pets and Food Matters which is also available to stream via Netflix

I get no compensation for directing people towards either the book or the film- I just want you to stay informed and healthy! It's a different way of looking at healing, but one worth investigating, in my experience. May you and your pets have long, vibrant lives!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Here's s little help for Chicagoland pet parents and shelters.
Please feel free to download and print for yourself and anyone you know who's able to attend.
I will be speaking several times at the St. Charles weekend on both pet loss and preventing canine cancer. My book will also be available for purchase and I'll be happy to sign and endorse it for you.
Looking forward to seeing you there and helping some shelters!

Monday, August 29, 2011


I am thrilled to have been invited to be a part of this wonderful Chicagoland event Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th.

Besides the scheduled talks I will be giving on holistic care, preventing canine cancer and pet bereavement, I will also be available for meet, greet and book signing at the St. Charles location. Looking forward to this great event and meeting you and your pets there! For discount coupons, please click here.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Some of my readers know that last summer I did a 92-day green juice fast/feast ("feast" meaning LOTS- up to a gallon a day- of fresh green juice so one is never physically hungry). It was very difficult for me psychologically for the first 4 days (my MIND wanted food- and not fruits and veggies!), but then for the most part, the rest was smooth sailing.

This was not my first juice fast. I started out years ago doing 3-4 days of only fresh juice. The summer before, I did a 7 and a 19-day juice fast. All my research told me it's important to work your body into it so as to not overload the liver, gallbladder, etc. with an onslaught of toxins that your body releases during a fast.

In each fast I experienced a lot of cleansing and healing on many different levels. During the 92-day fast, age marks, liver spots, skin tags, hip pain, shoulder pain, depression, hormone fluctuation and migraines disappeared. Energy level skyrocketed and clothes I hadn't been able to wear in decades were not only back in style, but fit comfortably.

Just like the "clear/cleanse/build" protocol I used to trigger the healing response in Buttons' body when she developed cancer is often challenging for people to embrace because it flies in the face of western medicine's much more radical, painful, and money-making, chemo/radiation/surgery, people are often skeptical about juice fasting.

If you know me at all, you know I'm a firm believer in gathering lots of information and then experiencing the things I'm drawn to that make sense to me- the ones that somehow ring true for me in my mind.

Well, here's a delightful little film (available for instant-watch streaming or dvd on Netflix) which can help you wrap your mind around the whole concept of juicing. It is fun, interesting, inspiring, and informational.

If you are experiencing any kind of physical or emotional pain or discomfort, and especially if you are managing a condition with side-effect causing pharmaceutical medications, I encourage you to take 90 minutes to watch
this film. It might very well save your life. It will at least give you something interesting to think about.

*Thanks to HiimRawn for his daily inspiration and for passing along the info about this film!

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.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Hope to see you there!
Wednesday July 13th- 6:30pm

Whole Foods 1111 Chicago Avenue Evanston, Il
Call 847.475.9492 for more info

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Twenty years ago I threw away my microwave. I stopped buying rawhide chews (often formaldehyde-dipped) and using any kind of plastic containers, bowls and bottles. (can leach formaldehyde into contents especially when heated)

Today, Yahoo reported that the government has not only classified formaldehyde as a cancer-causing chemical, but noted that it's also used in many everyday cosmetic products. Don't be afraid to read
this article. Be informed. Be aware. Be cancer-free and healthy.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


  • This film talks about everything I based my "clear/cleanse/build" protocol on to help Buttons heal from cancer.
  • It's everything I talk about in my book that my father was into and taught me about health and healing.
  • It's a simple and entertaining 90 minutes explaining how the body heals itself whether that body is canine, feline, or human.

I urge you to take the time to watch the entire film. It could literally save your life. It could save the life of someone you love.

Monday, May 23, 2011


NOW OFFERING: In-home consultations for pet parents in the Chicagoland area!

Not only, like in a phone consultation, will we go through everything in your home with a fine-tooth comb that your pets are exposed to, but the process will take place in person in the presence of your pets! This will allow me even greater ability to hone-in on and personalize which changes you make, and to better suggest the absolute easiest ways for you to make them.

Because you don't ever want to hear your vet say the words, "We got the results, and I'm so sorry to have to tell you this..."
especially knowing that there are things we can easily and inexpensively do to help stack the odds against your pet ever developing a disease such as cancer.

Don't have regrets. If you schedule your consultation today, not only will you know you are doing everything you can for your pet's well-being, but a consultation (especially in-home) is fun, interesting and informative, and will leave you feeling confident, assured and empowered.

Just scroll down and read the information and directions on the left hand column of this page to see pricing and details to schedule your consultation. Some Chicago locations will also be charged a separate travel fee agreed upon in advance and due at my arrival. No travel fee to Barrington, Elgin, East & West Dundee, or Carpentersville, Illinois.

I'm looking forward to helping you and your pets have many, many years of vibrant health and precious moments!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


A conventional vet reviews The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood HERE.

Many thanks to Dr. Lorie Huston for her time, support, and open-mindedness!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


A recent television interview about The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood can be seen HERE. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


"Help Prevent Your Pets From Ever Developing Cancer"

On Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm, The Holistic Animal Care Shoppe 6336 N. Oracle (SE corner of Oracle and Orange Grove) welcomes author and certified holistic pets/toxic-free lifestyle consultant, Nadine M. Rosin who will help you stack the odds against your pets ever developing a degenerative disease.

One in 4 dogs will die of cancer according to the Morris Animal Foundation. That's over 60 dogs per day in AZ. But 8-year-old Buttons didn't die when she was diagnosed - even after the vet gave her only 6-weeks to live without chemo, radiation and amputation. That's because Rosin didn't fight Buttons' cancer. Instead, she implemented a "clear/cleanse/build" protocol to help Buttons' body HEAL ITSELF. After 4 months, Buttons was cancer-free and thrived an additional 11 years to the age of 19.

This free, interactive lecture will include valuable information from Rosin's one-on-one holistic consultations followed by a question and answer period with the audience. Afterwards, she will be signing copies of her book, The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood available now for purchase at both Holistic Animal Care Shoppe locations (part of the book's proceeds the night of the lecture will go to the Humane Society of Southern AZ).

"Be it human, canine, or feline, the body's natural state is one of vibrant health," says Rosin, "But we've forgotten that because these days we know few, if any people who are vibrantly healthy. Cancer isn't something we 'catch', but rather, something the body develops when the immune system is overburdened with unnatural substances. These toxic offenders enter our bodies through our food, water, the air we breathe, what our skin absorbs and how we handle stress. Because their bodies metabolize everything so much faster than ours, our pets are even more vulnerable than we are when it comes to developing cancer, and most home environments are teeming with substances that are toxic to pets, unbeknownst to even the most aware pet parent."

Who: Certified holistic pets/toxic-free lifestyle consultant and author, Nadine M. Rosin

What: Free interactive lecture & book signing

When: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Where: The Holistic Animal Care Shoppe 6336 N. Oracle (SE corner of Oracle and Orange Grove)

Why: To help save your pet's life!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Proud to be a part of this upcoming Tucson event:

Friday, February 11, 2011


In honor of my girl's Feb. 12th birthday anniversary, my gifts to you...

In the past year, so many people have encouraged me to RAISE my consultation prices- insisting that "Your time, experience, study and expertise are so valuable and you should charge accordingly!" But I know that in these economic times, those "standard consultant" prices are not in many people's budgets.

My main goal is and has always been to put myself out there and share Buttons' healing story in hopes of helping others. She developed cancer for the same reasons most every dog does: I'd become somewhat lax about what she was exposed to: treat/food-wise and environmentally via everyday products and items I used in our home.

Luckily, I knew enough about holistic care ("clear/cleanse/build" so the body can HEAL ITSELF) to help Buttons' body become cancer-free and thrive for an additional 11 years w/o chemo, radiation, or amputation. I believe it would be nothing but selfish for me to keep our story and my knowledge to myself when I could instead, help SO MANY other pets avoid ever even getting cancer!

Times are tough and pet parents are even more likely to switch to cheaper food, treats, and household products- most are filled with cancer-causing chemicals and additives. Now, more than ever, we need to be vigilant about ingredients. Our beloved pets' lives depend on it. Well-being shouldn't depend on economics.

In honor of Buttons' birthday, I am
substantially reducing my holistic consultation prices as my way of doing my part to help, while still being able to pay my own bills.

I hope you will take advantage of this. A holistic pets/toxic-free lifestyle consultation can help you prevent degenerative disease, enormous vet bills, and heartbreaking sorrow.

IN ADDITION: every consultation paid for on Feb. 12th and 13th will receive a free pdf copy of The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood as Buttons' and my birthday gift to you! Now...where's that organic, vegan cake?!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Originally written for PetWise

It's February and love is in the air! Can you FEEL it? If you've ever watched a cat lolling in the sun, or seen a dog with its head out the window of a moving car, then you know that for our beloved pets, love is ALWAYS in the air. And not just on Valentine's Day or during the Christmas season, but every day of every year - 24/7.

Their mantras are ones of enjoyment, play, adoration, and as they embody the best of our humanity - often better than we ourselves do - I believe we have much to learn from them. Unlike most of us, our four-legged apostles remember that beyond the actions of others or outside circumstances, regardless of the state of the economy or worldly events, life is supposed to be fun and savored and appreciated - it is supposed to be lived with delight in this very moment wherever we are.

I have had the honor of living with several dogs throughout my life. Two of them, I consider my heart dogs; our souls connected beyond space and time and physical death. They continue to teach me everyday the lessons of joy, living in the Now, and appreciating whatever is. All I have to do is think of them to consider that in any relationship, how I treat other people is far more important than how anything (like my hair or my house) looks. I keep them alive - those furry bodhisattvas of mine - by remembering that a smile from the heart can go almost as far as an enthusiastic tail wag.

My second heart-dog, Buttons, is the subject of my book, The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood. It is the story of how we saved each other's lives. In short - I helped her body heal itself of cancer. She helped my heart heal itself of fear. Both of us used an entirely holistic approach.

February is Buttons' birthday month. It is also the anniversary of her body's death. I will always miss her physical presence, but her love can never die. I am so deeply appreciative to continue Buttons' healing legacy by helping other pet parents, through my personal consultations, prevent their own pets from ever developing cancer or other degenerative diseases.

I want every pet parent and their animals to have at least as many happy and healthy years together as Buttons and I did (one week shy of nineteen) and will continue helping that happen at every opportunity. In the meantime, I encourage you to please take a cue from your pets and have a VERY Happy Valentine's Day…EVERY day.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Thank you all for your patience with my not posting... my plate feels so full right now- so many close friends of mine were directly affected by the devastating events here in Tucson last Saturday:

A bodywork client of mine was a fellow church member of one of the civilians killed. My closest Tucson friend's son works in Judge Roll's office. My friend and former landlord is a close personal friend of Congresswoman Giffords' and has been part of her bedside vigil since the shooting, giving us real time/unsensationalized updates. A friend of 30 years arrived a few minutes after the shooting and took most of the photos you've seen that were picked up by the Associated Press.
The lawn of Gabbie Giffords' offices, surrounded by TV News trucks and flooded with people, prayers, candles, flowers and balloons, is just a few blocks from where I live.

It's so easy to forget how connected we really are when these kinds of things happen in someone else's town. There's no forgetting when it happens in yours.

I will do my best to get a new post written and up in the next week. At the suggestion of one Facebook fan, I'm thinking info on vaccinations... please stay tuned.