Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Arsenic in Rice



Did you know there is arsenic in not only rice, but some other foods as well? Did you know that the FDA actually recommends that you only eat rice on a limited basis and suggests you eat a variety of grains to "minimize potential adverse health consequences from eating an excess of any one food"?

In 2012, Consumer Reports did an analysis and report on arsenic in foods. Here is another article posted earlier this year by the New York Times on their Well Blog. (There are many helpful links in this article for more information on the subject.) You can also Google arsenic in rice and get over two million hits.


I mention this because I think if people were more aware of this they would not be giving it to their dogs, especially on a regular basis. Animals are much smaller than we are. If we shouldn't be eating rice on regular basis, even according to the FDA -- then animals certainly shouldn't be either. Personally, I think it is absurd that we eat any food or drink that has any arsenic in it at all! We are not meant to consume poisons. Neither are animals. 

I recommend avoiding giving rice to your dog all together. Not only because of the arsenic but because dogs and particularly cats do not need grains in their diet. This is another reason why I suggest grain-free foods for pets. In a natural, species appropriate diet the grains they would receive would be at a minimum, and they would be predigested contents inside of their prey. 

This is a far cry from all the grains they put into commercial foods, which also include grains that are genetically engineered (GMO). Just look at all the foods they add rice to. Our pets are little beings -- much smaller than us --  who are being fed this on a regular basis -- typically every meal, day after day, month after month, year after year.

Instead of buying food with grains, go for the grain free. Instead of adding rice or grains to your pet's meals, try some veggies like green beans or pumpkin or better yet -- try adding cooked meats like chicken or turkey -- preferably organic. (I do not recommend processed lunch meats which contain ingredients that become carcinogens after consumed.) Dogs and cats are first and foremost carnivores. They were designed to eat meat. Not grains. Not GMOs. Not poisons.

Another way to help rid yourself and your pets of toxins: Drink structured water.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Secrets of Living Structured Water



Here's a great YouTube video with an introduction to the nature of crystalline structured water as a living, vital, and enlivening force that is essential to the health of all living organisms. (Excerpts from Dr. Emoto, The Water Mystery Movie, and What the Bleep Do We Know?! )

I have written an in-depth article explaining structured water here.

I have been fortunate enough to be able to observe many animals on the structured water for over a year and a half now. Animals don't lie. They don't have beliefs, ideas or thoughts that get in the way. They are in tune with nature and they know healthy water when they smell & taste it. Once they have structured water, they don't want anything else but that. They know that this is how water is supposed to be.

I've had several clients tell me that their pet has become a little "funny" or obsessed with their water. It's because they are looking for the structured water if they ran out!

We water all of our plants and garden with it and it attracts all kinds of animals and birds. They all come for the structured water. Just in the last few months we've had parrots, parakeets, a blue herring and a wild duck -- among all the usual doves, crows, blue jays, etc. show up in our backyard. The animals know!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Taking a Vacation


I will be taking a vacation from Oct. 18th through Oct. 26th, 2014. (I added one more day than originally planned.) Clifton will be doing all scheduled visits during this time, including all regular dog walks. Any reservations for these days must be made before Oct.17th.  Messages received during my vacation will be replied to after my return. Thanks!