Preventative medicine involves three steps: recognizing the causes of disease, taking steps to reduce exposure and supporting health. This last step includes appropriate nutrition and (because we can't completely avoid them), providing supplements that support the body in eliminating toxins. I offer the following information to guide you in making health care choices for your animals. References are provided so that you can do some of your own research.
There are many causes of disease. It is important to understand that each of us is susceptible/vulnerable to different things. A bacteria or virus may infect one member of the family and not another. Toxins can affect individual family members in different ways. Equally important is the accumulative effect of the toxins and stressors on health. The threshold of toxicity varies from individual to individual. I invite you to explore the health care issues below.
References & Resources:
Schedule a health care consult (See the New Client page for details and cost). Or you can purchase ($10) a set of Dr. Chalmers handouts on vaccines, nutrition, flea control, obstacles to cure and a home toxicity survey. These handouts include resources and references. Call for a copy: 538-4643.
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats, by Richard Pitcairn Rodale press, 2005). See info on vaccines.
Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs, by Don Hamilton (North Atlantic Book, 1999). See Chapter 16 on vaccines.
Vaccines: Are they really safe and effective?, by Neil Miller (New Atlantean Press). Explores the history of vaccines and their efficacy.
Wise Traditions podcasts (westonaprice.org/podcasts)- interviews with experts in various health fields. Podcasts on vaccines (#16, 17, 54, 64, 72, 110, 149 & 166). Podcasts on GMO's and Round-up/glyphosate (#7, 50, 61, 133 & 145). Podcasts on radiation (#158 & 171)
Excellent information on vaccines on childrenshealthdefense.com Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has devoted his life to educating people on the link between vaccines and chronic disease in children. The same principles apply to animals.
Tips on green living (cleaners, flooring, etc): www.greenamerica.org/green-living
Toxic Bedrooms: Your Guide to a Safe Night’s Sleep, by Walter Bader (Freedom Press, 2006). Available from www.lifekind.com
Safe Toys: www.purrfectplay.com
National Green Pages This is a directory listing of companies that sell all kinds of green products for the home. Become a member of Green America or access the Directory on-line: www.greenamerica.org/green-business-index
EMF protection devices: www.earthcalm.com greenwavefilters.com (dirty electricity) Smartmeterguard.com (smart meter/router guards)
Dowsers: www.dowsers.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org/guides) - a non-profit organization that does research and provides information to the public.
Americans for Safe Technology (www.americansforresponsible tech.org) - another non-profit involved in research and public education
Help change the law for Rabies Vaccine Requirements; go to the Rabies Challenge Fund- www.rabieschallengefund.com
Our bodies are amazing in their capacity to repair damage caused by toxins. But because of the increasing burden, these defense mechanisms are overwhelmed. Our bodies can no longer keep up and are depleted in the process. We support the body in coping with the stress of environmental toxins by:
Increasingly, there are alternatives to the use of toxic products. The following are some examples: