BACK to NATURE
How to support your animal to live a long, happy, pain-free life, at minimal financial cost
In addition to implementing a TOXIC-FREE environment, which has been explained in the TOXICITY Section in the Information Gallery, the following will help support the organic body to be healthy and connected to our magical planet, Earth.
Mainly dogs and cats are addressed here under diet and supplements, but the same concepts apply to all animals. Connection to the planet is critical, which does not include toxic industry products. Everything I list here I practise and have seen results. People ALWAYS say – “your animals are so amazing and happy!” and I respond, “I hope so, because my focus is always their body, their mind, and especially their spirit”. They are such gifts to my life, my journey “teachers”, how else could I possible reciprocate? How can I help your beautiful being?
What this Section Covers
Diet – Fresh and Alive     |     Supplements     |     Water – Filtered!     |     Detoxing – Do or Don’t?     |     Clean Mouth     |     Exercise and Sun     |     Natural Fiber Based Bedding     |     Music     |     Air Quality and Humidity in Your Home     |     Grounding
1.0 DIET - FRESH AND ALIVE
We are all organic creatures of the earth and every being requires food that is fresh and alive directly from the earth.
None of us are meant to process anything coming from a company’s production line. People may seem to think things are tightly controlled and monitored and “of course – nothing would be sold to the public which would harm your health”. But this is far, far from reality. Money and greed, lobbyists, board rooms, and shareholders control what goes into our food. Nothing is as it seems and nothing is safe. And the pet food industry is even worse.
This is why “grains” are now an issue. Because the body I believe does not recognize what “these manipulated” grains are. And this is wreaking havoc on our animals’ internal systems. Yet grains have been eaten by all of our ancestors and our animals for centuries and they provide value to the body. They are good cleansers, they ground us to the planet, and they are full of nutrients, especially our Vitamin B’s.
So, what to feed becomes very specific to your animals and what they like too. As every animal is their “own “being and some might like apples and the other might prefer bananas. And this is because of what their body needs at that particular time.
And animals are no different. They are more in tune with their senses assuming they have not been exposed to sugar coated dry food and sugary canned food. As all this food is designed to keep them eating. The stench of it alone is so strong it is incredible. When an animal has been fed this type of diet, their senses have been manipulated, on purpose in laboratories, and there has to be a recalibration of the senses to identify again what innately they know. The tongue, their sense of smell – all this needs recalibration back to nature. The body needs to detox from industry garbage. Literally.
Conversion from Dead Industry Food to Real Life-Force FoodAll animals on dry I have converted to fresh food instantly. Even the cats. I believe they are so nutrient deprived inside their bodies that they cannot get enough of the fresh, tasty beautiful food. And when I convert I use a lot of soft foods, not too much raw meat, so their stomach and the lining in the stomach and the intestines do not go into SHOCK. As this toxic food, has ruined their internal walls and their internal systems. So, when we start feeding the body what it knows, it begins to clean and detox so I am very conscious that we slowly give the body fresh food which can help clear out the gunk and bad bacteria without putting the body into SHOCK.
The wet food conversion to fresh and real is a bit trickier because again the strong smell is designed purposely to have the animals hooked, addicted. The corporations have spent millions of dollars making sure this is how the product is manufactured to keep the animals eating and to keep you buying. So, the conversion has to be a little of the old and little of the new. If an animal is stubborn, dogs can go days without eating and be absolutely fine. Drinking just water [filtered, of course] is excellent for their health as their digestive system gets a break and can focus on cleaning. And I prefer to do this if the caretaker is able because it gives the body a break from the toxicity and allows the senses to re-calibrate. But I have not experienced a canine walking away from any food I have ever offered. Ever.
Now, cats can be a little trickier – it depends I find how nutrient starved they are I think which drives their hunger, need to eat. And if they think they rule the roost. Many cats are not eating a lot yet they are overweight. And again, I have not had a problem converting cats over to real food in a few days. And once they are converted their appetite soars! Because the body begins “running” properly and starts using all the nutrients to clean and power up the body. The urine output decreases, as does the smell, the body begins to slim and so on…..back to nature we go!
And if the animal is overweight the same applies. Because the body starts purging the gunk, the weight on the system will begin to reduce with the fresh food. The animal also feels better and begins to move more, so usually they require more food. It is all about the individual being. We watch and adjust accordingly to each being's needs.
What deeply saddens me, is sooooooo many animals are starving for nutrients. They have food, they have been fed according to the corporations’ instructions on the bag – but they are starving inside. I know this, I can feel this.
Below, please find a link to the famous Pottenger study on cats; the damage / chronic disease present in generations of cats when fed “cooked” animal protein. https://price-pottenger.org/journal_article/book-review-pottengers-cats-a-study-in-nutrition/ Many books are referenced in the Resources Section of the website regarding diet also.
Food BowlsPlease make sure food bowls are NEVER plastic, as plastic leaches (toxic), and are washed after each feeding. Bowls made of ceramic or glass, lead-free, are ideal. Please use stainless steel as a last resort. Stainless steel conducts electricity and changes the properties of minerals, the food, etc.
Food TemperatureFood MUST always be fed at room temperature. Never frozen and never hot. And no microwaving EVER (toxic). If you wish to heat up food, place bowl in sink or larger bowl of hot water and place a lid over it. It heats up pretty fast. Else leave on the counter for a few hours prior to feeding.
NO Free-Feeding EVERAn animal’s sense of smell is extremely powerful. Our Lab can bring back a banana peel left from a biker easily from 1 km away! So, to have food on the floor all the time means you, the human, are having your animal’s DIGESTIVE tract running all the time. When we smell food, our system begins preparing to eat. Everything is in motion to receive food. When food is left out, this puts an enormous amount of strain on your animal’s system as it never literally shuts down. This is very destructive as it goes against nature. Never would your animal be presented food in the wild all the time. They do not need it, and it would make them very ill to eat constantly. This contributes to a very sick animal. Food is always presented after exercise, and is offered and always picked up within a 20-minute time frame with regards to felines and canines.
Collage of FoodThe following collage of fresh meat, vegetables, fruit and legumes is what your animals should be eating. Nothing in a package, nothing industry. Ingredients grown in rich soil, preferably locally, and animals pastured on land, who get to raise their young and have the sun their backs. Animals who are respected and connected to the planet. This is nature, this is what the body knows.
If the body is relatively healthy, but needs some support then I use Applied Zoopharmacognosey, and hair testing. Applied Zoopharmacognosey, is where the animal directs what they need to balance and replenish their body. The animal selects a few times daily unlimited quantity of nutrients until the system is topped up. The animal always dictates volume. The animal knows. The Applied Zoopharmacognosey section below explains what is possible. Hair testing provides a picture of what the animal is actually depleted off or off-balance with mineral wise with heavy metal imbalances showing up here also. This report can be used as a guide to balance foods which the animal may need more of. For example, low in iron – feed high iron vegetables.
About Oils?Fish oil and salmon oil seem to be heavily marketed for our pets. The fact the bottles say “for animal consumption only” sends me running the other way. When I see this, I know the product is full of junk. The majority of these oils if not all – ARE RANCID. If you would like to give fish oil, the two resources I suggest are: Rosita https://www.rositarealfoods.com and https://peterdobias.com/products/feelgood-omega.
We have to be concerned about heavy metals including mercury and strontium, fall out radioactivity from the Fukushima melt down. For the omegas, if you do not wish to go this route, the animals will select flax oil as an alternative. But this must be chosen, not placed in food directly. This is extremely important to understand.
The only oils that may go directly in the food are: Olive oil, garlic oil, sesame oil and pumpkin seed oil. Again, all other oils must be selected.
The importance of ChlorophyllAll of our cells require chlorophyll to function. It is reported chlorophyll keeps worms and parasites out of the intestinal tract. Chlorophyll comes from all the greens. It is essential the greens are rotated in the diet, preferably given seasonally, and as close to raw as possible. Just flash cooked is ideal for those that are hard to process. Greens HIGH in chlorophyll:
Minerals high in chlorophyll which are SELF SELECTED by the animal using Applied Zoopharmacognosey: Chlorella, Spirulina, Barley Grass and Wheat Grass. Please note, these are not food and should not be added to any animal’s food. Images below are of barley grass, highly selected by animals run-down and perhaps needing to purge something from their systems.
Please note, these are not food and should not be added to any animal’s food. Images below are of barley grass, highly selected by animals run-down and perhaps needing to purge something from their systems.
Resources / Stores: Products I trust:
Dogs: Dr. Peter Dobias: FeelGoodOmega: https://peterdobias.com/products/feelgood-omega
Dogs and Cats: Rosita Cod Liver Oil: https://www.rositarealfoods.com (the only fish oil I will buy)
Probiotics and Enzymes:
Dogs: GutSense: https://peterdobias.com/
Dogs: Enzymes: Royal Tropics Papaya Digestive Aid: https://www.royaltropics.com/about-papaya.html or https://ca.iherb.com/
Cats: Dr. Goodpet-Feline Enzymes: https://www.entirelypets.com/dr-goodpet-feline-digestive-enzymes-7-oz.html
Dogs and Cats: Mercola Pets: https://shop.mercola.com/pages/pets-home
Dr. Peter Dobias: SoulFood and GreenMin: https://peterdobias.com/
Dog Greens: https://caninehearthealth.com/products.html
Dr. Gary Richter: https://ultimatepetnutrition.com/product/nutra-thrive-dog/
Dogs, Cats and Horses: Riva Remedies - Vitamin C, Magnesium, B12, Slippery Elm - all found here: https://rivasremedies.com
TC Feline Mineral Mix to add to raw meat: http://mycatfoodstore.3dcartstores.com or here http://tcfeline.com/
Dr. Gary Richter: https://ultimatepetnutrition.com/product/nutra-thrive-cat/
For both – Herbal included:
Trace Minerals, the importance of:
Dogs and Cats and Humans: https://www.nzymes.com – for helping the body repair; skin, hair loss, mobility
3.0 WATER – FILTERED!
InsideAs mentioned in the Toxicity section about water, most tap water is lethal. It contains an abundance of toxic chemicals, some added by the water supply company under old outdated mandates, plus heavy metals and pharma!!! Fluoride and chlorine are very toxic to the body and cancer causing so do not blow this off as a non-issue in your household.
It is in your animals’ best interest to provide filtered water. If your kitchen tap is not filtered then use a Berkey Water filtering system with the fluoride filters. I would also invest in shower filters if possible so your skin and head are not absorbing all this toxicity. Both types are found on this site. Also, what is so wonderful about this system is that it is transportable. It can travel in the car so you always have fresh clean water on your vacation. Please reference here: https://youtu.be/346H9T1xInM
Distilled water is also an option, and is recommended for the body if the animal is fasting or on a broth diet for clearing the body of toxins and healing. Some models found here below, from countertops to full house systems. Good for all organic bodies!
OutsideFor your hose outside, your water can be filtered also for your plants, vegetables cleaning your car, etc., even for farm animals and horses potentially. These filters hook on to the exterior water source of your house/building and can be stored during the winter if you live in freezing cold climates. We have these all around our house. This is just one example: https://www.poolandhottubdepot.com/ecoone-charcoal-based-hose-pre-filter/ .
Water BowlsPlease make sure water bowls are NEVER plastic, as plastic leaches. Bowls must be washed and changed at least once daily. Preferably, where suitable, bowls should be ceramic or glass, lead-free, else stainless steel. However, please keep in mind dogs have been known to be shocked from stainless steel bowls as a result of lightening currents. Therefore, I do not promote the use of them.
4.0 DETOXING – DO OR DON'T?
The tonics I suggest caretakers give their dogs are found here: https://caninehearthealth.com/ Under ingredients look for the Liver and Kidney cleaners. These are herb based and taste quite strong. I mix them with a little kefir and syringe in the mouth as directed. It is about just getting the tonics into your animal and rewarding them afterwards, no muss no fuss. It needs to be explained to them to what you are doing and why without apologizing and then matter-of-factly getting them into the body. The website provides a step by step method on how to do this.
Else, use Zoopharmacognosey to clean their systems and follow the animals lead. This might not always be available to you perhaps hence the suggestion of using of the tonics above. And the tonic route maybe a lot faster if you are short on time.
Article about whether to detox or not:
And yes, cats need detoxing too. Please read article here: https://www.ourbotanicals.com/can-i-detox-my-cat/
It is interesting, I have heard from some vets that cats cannot fast, but this made no sense to me what so ever. As we are all, humans and animals, designed to stop eating when we are ill. This is fasting, this is cleaning, getting the body back to balance. Finally, it was explained to me that any cat on “industry garbage” that is fasted – the toxic load becomes too much for the animal, their organs, and they get extremely ill. So, this tells us all HOW detrimental the industry food is to the body – the body absolutely collapses when it tries to do the job of cleaning. Meaning your animal is very sick inside. Carefully – the body must transition back to nature – back to “the natural state” it was born into. Diet is changed and then the organs are supported during their natural process of detoxing the body.
5.0 CLEAN MOUTH
This is why:
1. Not enough exercise and too much foodIf the body is not moving, it is not cleaning as efficiently and using the food’s energy. Animals must work for their food, this is how nature is designed. They move, they hunt then they eat and rest. When we constantly feed the body via our love – we over feed a system that is usually not moving enough and this leaves to an overfed body sitting, fermenting. Hence, the gunk on the teeth. A clean body does not leave residue anywhere.
2. All pet Industry food and treats STICKFresh food eaters rarely have anything on their teeth. All pet industry no matter what you are told, yes, definitely the dry food – as this is all marketing to get you to buy yet another product – sticks to the teeth. It is sugar and horrendous for the body. It coats the teeth and it is coating all the internal organs too. From the pet food industry perspective, this is fabulous as they then can then offer another line of products under “teeth cleaning”. These toxic chews are available for you to spend your hard-earned money on. I just saw a box of “dental chews’ being paid for and the price was 65.00!!! None of which will do the job just hurt your animal as they are filled with “fillers and junk”.
3.Lack of Vitamin CIf you do have an animal that is fed well, exercised well, is not exposed to industry, yet a problem with debris on the teeth a.k.a gingivitis exists, then this could be a sign the body is lacking in Vitamin C. Another symptom the body might also be presenting may be constipation. If both of these are symptoms are present, then try adding Vitamin C to your animals’ diet and see if this clears up. A little at a time as too much will cause diarrhea. Your goal will be to see what their level of need is. Loose stool tells you to back off to a smaller dose. Sourcing from the resources mentioned under supplements is the best idea so you know the product is not full of filler and is quality. If the body is presenting other symptoms beyond these two, then the animal definitely needs Zoopharmacognosey support and / or homeopathic support.
How to Keep Your Animal’s Mouth CleanPeople are big on brushing their animal’s teeth. You do what works for you and what works for your animal. We use large RAW buffalo knuckles weekly to clean our canine’s teeth and chicken bones to clean our cat’s teeth.
To clean up really bad teeth, foregoing anesthesia and a high vet bill, LEBA III http://www.lebalab.com works well with a change in diet. I do not advise giving long term though, use the product to get the job done then switch to bones.
A safer method is gas. Apparently, this does not have ill effects on the body. Again, please do your homework before agreeing to do any procedure on your animal. Take the time. Please do not feel pressured into anything.
6.0 EXERCISE AND SUN
When we move, we ALWAYS travel forward, we feel better, our system calibrates from head to toe, our spirits lift, and usually we give our mind a rest especially if we are in nature and surrounded by all that she has to offer. Assuming we are not on our phones chatting or checking in on them.
During this process too, it is essential all animals’ feet, hooves, paws etc., touch the earth, the dirt. In doing so, they calibrate with the earth’s energies, her rhythms providing balancing and healing properties beyond our knowing. They also use their sense of smell to heal themselves. Access to nature and all she offers is critical to providing balance in the body, mind and spirit.
Direct sunlight is of course an essential part of the process. We all require, need, sunlight directly on our bodies, on our skin to absorb all the nutrients. We do not obtain this through glass. Direct exposure is essential for a healthy being. Please make sure your animals have access to the sun and her healing powers directly. It is so necessary.
May I ask you to please – spend time with your animal. Be with this fabulous being. They see their walk as an opportunity to connect with you and nature so please do not be on your phone.
Canines – Leashes, Collars, and HarnessesThe thyroid is located in the neck area under the chin. The collar of course sits here, so yanking on a collar with a leash could and most likely does do a lot of damage. Vets report spinal issues in some dogs due to humans yanking on the collar. Please, never yank on your animal's neck. And please make sure your children understand this too, as I see children do this regularly "walking the dog".
Spike Collars, Shock Collars, and Spray Collars
The spike collars, shock collars, and anything similar should be illegal.
Please do not use them.
Also, spraying an animal in the face when they bark, these collars which automatically do this, should also be illegal!
If your dog does not listen to you, then you MUST seek humane help. And this does come through these horrific devices. These collars that spray or shock when an animal barks is so damaging to the psyche of the animal, as the dog is doing what they naturally know to do. I am guessing the spray itself is toxic also. Why the animal is barking has to be balanced out. You do not punish them, and cause physical trauma by spraying them with any substance or shocking their body. No being deserves to be treated this way. Most likely any behaviour issues / imbalances are a result of human interference. This comes in the form of vaccination, over vaccination, toxic diet, and pesticide application in the name of flea and tick, to name a few. Some animals are in so much pain from neutering they act out. All the above damage the beautiful being’s body. And this includes the brain. Lack of leadership in the pack also contributes to unbalance. Please seek humane professional help. Call me!
Extendable LeashesThe other issue are these extendable leashes. Please do not use them. They are so dangerous and this constant pulling on the dog’s neck is horrendous. I see people walking with their arms moving back and forth with the leash in their hand and this movement / force is consistently impacting the neck of their dog. And some of these dogs are tiny! I suggest anyone who uses these leashes, literally put a collar on, attach this leash and have someone pull back and forth on it. Feel the pressure. This is without a doubt impacting the structure of the canine’s body. These leashes are detrimental to your animal. They are a convenience tool for the human, but again, not at all made with your animal's structural health and safety concerned. I suggest a light leash long enough where the animal remains at your side consistently. This way they are not out in front of you, and are safe.
Weight of the Collar and LeashPeople love their animals to look good. However, a lot of this "looking good" weighs a lot and some of the collars are really wide and heavy. They must be sooo uncomfortable to wear. And hot. I am always looking to have the least amount of stuff on the body as possible; minimal weight, breathable, and light. Please make sure your animal is not being made to wear heavy, thick, wide, collars and then having to support these heavy leashes. All this impacts the structure of the body. Also, I do not agree with all these bells and whistles dangling from collars making a racket when the animal moves. This is just not fun! They are also constantly hitting the body. The whole "less is more" approach works best here. Put your phone number on the collar, there are companies who will embroider them on, and keep the body as free as possible.
HarnessesHarnesses are a solution to not having pressure around the neck area, but please be very careful on what design you choose. I can see canines using their body differently to compensate for the harness rubbing against their body and impacting their elbows and joints. I remember seeing a lovely little Pit bull running with his owner, I presume, and he was literally running down the street sideways trying to compensate for this contraption on him and the runner was oblivious. The dog needed him to stop and help him, but the owner was not checking in on him, just moving forward with headphones. Before buying anything, have another person or you watch your dog moving. And please make sure no front attaching leashes are hitting the body! Not sure who came up with that idea!
Once Home - Gear FreeThe animals need to feel free from our contraptions. We think they look nice and pretty, but please remove this gear from them so the body can breathe, and they can move without being restricted. They also can therefore, never get caught on anything in the house. Your pet will sleep better and feel better. As soon as we are home, collars off! Contraption free!
Watch them and make sure they are not impacting them physically.
Any emotional imbalance - please call me!!!
Do not hurt your animal in the name of "control".
There is always a reason ANY animal exhibits imbalance.
It is never "just because". It is never "this is who they are".
7.0 NATURAL FIBER BASED BEDDING
But also, the organic body needs to breathe. Especially since a lot of animals are fed dry dog food which festers inside them and makes them soooo uncomfortably hot.
Purchase products and fabrics which are preferably organic materials such as cotton, hemp, flax, wool etc. With the internet today, there is so many wonderful choices and small businesses providing beautiful products which can easily be shipped to your door.
Resources: These are just some examples:
CATS - Hemp Bed
DOGS - Hemp Bed
Hemp Duvet for your Animals
Hemp Fabric with Buckwheat Hulls
BOWSERS – https://www.bowsers.com/ Purchase organic cotton, or hemp fabric and send in to Bowers located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They will make the bed for you in your own fabric and ship it to your door! Fabulous for both cats and dogs.
Chris Botti is a massive favourite in our house. He sings our house to sleep on most nights. It feels like settling into one’s skin before a deep sleep.
Kate Carbano is lovely too as is Stacey Kent and Eva Cassidy. Of course, there are so many artists out there that are wonderful.
Margrit Coates with Perry Woods and Stuart Jones has made these wonderful compilations specifically with the animals in mind. They did a fabulous job.
And a few more to investigate: Diane Arkenstone, David Arkenstone, Richard Bone, Peter Chapman, Jonathan Goldman, Llewellyn, Stuart Jones, Greg Maroney, Trine Opsahl.
Wholetones is vibrational music which intentionally heals the organic body. Fabulous for all beings. We play it the house and all of us just feel the vibration. Magical! https://wholetones.com/
Please find a sample below:
9.0 AIR QUALITY AND HUMIDITY IN YOUR HOME
Air QualityAir quality is extremely important. On average – when I look around neighbourhoods, no one is airing their house out. Regardless if you have an air exchanger in your house, open your windows and get the air circulating through your house. Get a flow going through to clean out all the stagnant energy and potential toxicity sitting in the atmosphere within each room. It is very important to bring new energy in and clear out old.
Air PurifiersI am a BIG fan of these in cities. Our lab was coughing at night, couldn’t sleep – we invested in one of these on every level of the house and all that ended. And the filters said it all. So please do not underestimate how much the air quality is impacting your beautiful beings. And your family.
HumidityThis is a HUGE issue too. Most of our houses are too dry. I can hear the furniture creaking sometimes due to the dryness. We run two humidifiers around the clock in our living area and one in our bedroom at night. It never feels too damp and the settings are at 60% humidity. We all sleep really well and feel so much better as the humidifiers are also cleaning air during the process.
Our canines used to cough at night and sleep restlessly as we moved to a drier climate. Once the humidifier was installed in the bedroom, all this ceased.
Air Purifier: https://www.airdoctorpro.com
10.0 GROUNDING TO THE EARTH – IS YOUR PET CONNECTED DAILY?
A lot of animals I imagine do not get to put their paws on the earth. I mean dirt and grass. Their bodies just must be craving this sensation, this connection as this is what they are designed for.
My cats just LOVE rolling in the dirt. And the dogs LOVE rolling in the grass. Both love lying in the sun grabbing all that Vitamin D. It feels so good on their body and coat and I know they are intentionally connecting to the earth, the beautiful planet. And they smell so good too! Just like nature, and all her rhythms. Please find the time to allow your animal to connect. It is so good for their body and so good for healing their entirety, the body, mind and spirit.
Please find here a video about grounding to the planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRW0XO2xWn4
Earthing Canada states on their website, earthing addresses inflammation which is linked to the following, many of what is listed are present in our animals: allergies, Alzheimer’s, anemia, asthma, Arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes 1 and 2, kidney failure, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, pancreatitis, psoriasis and eczema.
Earthing provides the following benefits to ALL organic beings:relief from PMS and menopause, improved sleep and vitality, reduces stress, balances hormone levels, acute headaches, improved bone density, maintain healthy blood pressure and circulation.
So very powerful.