HEALTHY ANIMAL UPDATE JULY 2011

Finally, the blog is starting again. My commitment is to pass on information to help you keep your animals healthy, heal yourselves and the planet.

I would love to hear from you about:

  1. What you would like to read about.
  2. What products you love and why.
  3. Which practitioners you love and why.
  4. What foods are working for you.
  5. What books you love.
  6. Anything else you would like to share or ask.

NUTRITION

For competitive dogs: There will never be a “right” answer for what to feed each animal or person as each is different and processes food differently.  Randy Wysong, in Rationale for Animal Nutrition says, “the prefacing comments in the NRC “Bibles” of dog and cat nutritional requirements caution that minimum requirements are not known with certainty, that recommendation are simply good guesses and will likely be modified….not 100% complete.”  Int he newest Natural Dog magazine, Jean Dodds’ suggestions of supplements for very active dogs (competition) include – alanine, glutamine, taurine, carnitine, glucosamione, chondroitin sulphate, Vitamins E, C, B1, B2, Omega – 3 fatty acids, siberian ginseng, natural antioxidants and medicinal mushrooms. ” (summer 2011).

Calcium supplements: All agree that feeding a balance of Calcium and Phosphorus is critical to health. Too many people switch to a fresh food diet (GOOD) of meat and vegetables and forget the critical CALCIUM because they choose to not feed meat with bones still attached. This is critical.  Newer books on nutrition give differing opinions of the calcium source – Dr. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble’s  Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, Steve Brown’s Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet, Dr. Becker and Beth Taylor’s Dr. Becker’s Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats all discuss the differences between using ground egg shells, bonemeal, ground fresh bones and algae calcium powders.  While the differences could be important, most importantly you need to feed one of these sources of calcium if you are not feeding bones with your fresh (cooked or raw) meat.

COURSES

California I am excited to be writing to today with news that, at long last, BrightHaven is launching its very own seminar series, entitled The BrightHaven Insight. You have read about BrightHaven for many years in my newsletters.  Their longevity record is a 34 year old cat!! Gail Pope does holistic consults to help you with many issues. I highly recommend getting to theses seminars or to get your friends to attend and send you their notes.

The BrightHaven Insight will comprise a series of four seminars which will be presented by Richard and Gail here at BrightHaven! We are launching the series with the first, Level 1, presentation on September 10th from 10am – 5pm.

Tuition: $150 (100% donated to the BrightHaven animals).

You may choose to attend just one seminar or complete the entire certification course – your choice. (The entire syllabus is available upon request from Jessica at the BH office – www.Brighthaven.org).

It has been a fantastic journey so far, and it is now time to spread the love, knowledge, experience and lessons as far as we can, for the higher good of animals. Learn from us and help pass on the knowledge.

In Level 1 we will share our experiences of:

  1. the natural diet
  2. holistic balance through alternative medicine
  3. the natural dying process and our fair share of miracles
  4. a cat of 34 and a dog of 24
  5. animals forming families and how they live in a relaxed social structure

To register, or for more information, kindly contact Jessica at BrightHaven 707 578 4800 or by email Jessica@brighthaven.org.

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Baltimore/Washington DC The wonderful Animal Reiki Alliance (committed to health, not just via Reiki) has many workshops available. You can become a member even if you are not a practitioner.  You know I have found that using Reiki can often prevent negative effects of the legally required Rabies vaccine, and it is great in emergencies, so I strongly suggest learning it.

Animal Reiki Level I Highland, MD September 18, 2011 10am to 6pm
Cost: $100 klester@zubhaa.com

Animal Reiki Level II
Humane Domain August 7, 2011 10am to 5pm
Cost: $150 klester@zubhaa.com

Animal Reiki Level II Highland, MD  October 16, 2011  10am to 6pm
Cost: $150 klester@zubhaa.com

Introduction to Animal Reiki seminarBaltimore, MD August 6, 2011
1pm to 3pm  Free Kathleen Lester 410. 235.7323

Animal Communication Workshop Howard Co. Community College
August 9, 2011 7pm to 9:30pm Terri Diener rfarrar@howardcc.edu

Diet & Nutrition Columbia, MD Dogs and Company Store  August14, 2011
10am to 12pm Christina Chambreau, DVM  Johnny Slaughter, DVM, Kathleen Lester
Cost:$10 klester@zubhaa.com

Complementary Healing for Animals Columbia, MD Dogs and Company Store
September 11, 2011  10am to 12pm  Cost:$10 Kathleen Lester, M.S.
Johnny Slaughter, DVM  Christina Chambreau, DVM klester@zubhaa.com

911: Pet First Aid Columbia, MD Dogs and Company Store  October 9, 2011
10am to 12pm  Cost:$10  Merrill Warchal, LPN  klester@zubhaa.com

4 thoughts on “HEALTHY ANIMAL UPDATE JULY 2011

  1. I occasionally dogsit for a 6-year-old Curly Coated Retriever. He seems to have the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism – bald patches, lethargic, only eats 2 cups of dry food per day but is still quite plump, and likes to be warm. His parent says she has taken him to all kinds of specialists but his thyroid bloodwork comes back normal. If I recommend that she bring him to you, is there something different you might be able to do for him?

    Thanks,
    Marsha Fuller

  2. Marsha,
    The bottom line is that every problem can be greatly helped by taking the integrative approach. The holistic approach is wonderful because it is not dependent on tests. Even if his thyroid is normal, he is clearly not well. Specifically, the symptoms shown by this dog could be treated with homeopathy, good chinese medicine, Reiki, HTA, other energy healing, supplements or herbs. If I took him on as a patient, I would prescribe the homeopathic remedy that was his “similimum”. I would ask questions about other symptoms he has shown, his personality, his emotional state, his training responses, any of the Early Warning Signs. I would encourage them to switch to a raw meat diet (home prepared or purchased). I would suggest some supplements, probably from Standard Process. The gut is the source of most of this dog’s problems, so I would start with Canine Enteric, probably. Definitely this dog needs to be on Mitomax, a great probiotic.This would all be done by phone. If you are intuitive/use a pendulum/dowse/etc you could ask if homeopathy is the best approach or if chinese medicine or other energy approaches would be best. A Shari Sternberger is in Howard County and she does great energy healing, so that is another option. Most importantly, educate the client that our goal is to rebalance an obviously ill vibrational pattern in this dog and there are unlimited ways to do this.

  3. “What products you love and why”

    Standard Process — LOVE them.. 🙂 There are many glandulars on the market but Standard Process is the only that uses cytosols and protomorphogens. I am especially intrigued by protomorphogens (oral antigens to treat autoimmune diseases — nice).. Dr. Royal Lee was a true genious.. I was lucky enough to attend a seminar given by Mark Anderson of Standard Process. At the seminar he discussed protomorphogens in detail. He mentioned allopathic medicines attempt to duplicate protomorphogens — “oral tolerization”. After the seminar I did some research and found a research paper in which scientists were able to reverse autoimmune heart disease with glandulars!!! However, because allopathic medicine uses the deccicated gland versus the more specific protomorphogen they have had hit and miss successes..

    “Oral Tolerization with Cardiac Myosin Peptide (614–629) Ameliorates Experimental Autoimmune Myocarditis” http://www.springerlink.com/content/n012437l14627657/

    Imagine if more health care professionals learned of Standard Process as well as protomorphogens and healing with nutrition.. A much healthier world.. I noticed in your newsletter that you will be discussing Standard Process in upcoming newsletter/blogs.. VERY NICE 🙂

  4. I have had my great dane on a raw diet for 4 1/2 yrs and in the last 6 months I have had to bring her to the vet for what they diagnosed as inflammation of the intestines. She has been on metronidazole 500mgs 4 times. It helps for a month or so and starts all over again. Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated.

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