Using Food as Medicine…Part 6

TREATING BI-COASTAL ABBY’S MISERABLE ITCHY SKIN WITH FOOD  Abby is a bi-coastal yellow lab who spends her winters in Arizona and her summers in New York. When she’s in Arizona, she presents no skin problems, but in New York she’s got chronic skin issues including generalized itchiness. When in New York, she also pants a […]

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Using Food as Medicine…Part 5

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION: ORGANIC  Many pet parents wonder if buying organic meats and vegetables for their pet is “worth it.” I have to say YES!! Of course, I believe in buying organic for ourselves and our two-legged family members as well. Buying organic is part of my commitment to “first, do no harm” by eliminating harmful […]

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Using Food as Medicine…Part 4

CONSTRUCTING A BALANCED, CUSTOMIZED DIET BASED ON TCVM PRINCIPLES  Generally speaking, the best nutrition for our pets — just like for our human family members — requires us to feed them wholesome foods. Typically, the more hands that touch food items, the less nutritional value they have. As stated, foods have different qualities. They can […]

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Using Food as Medicine…Part 3

IDEAL FOOD FOR FIDO  There is no one diet that is appropriate for all dogs, for their entire lives an one diet will never, in any way, be specific enough for dogs with individual needs. That’s why I hate to hear pet experts and veterinarians recommending dry kibble dog food for their patients. While they […]

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Using Food as Medicine…Part 2

Essentially, kibble is fast food for our pets. It is not smart to make it your dog’s lifetime, day in, day out meal. We live in a fast food nation of overfed and undernourished people, commercial kibble only guarantees the minimum daily requirements of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Just like the fast food […]

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Using Food as Medicine…Part 1

So, a quick recap….. Nutrition is the Centerpiece of Good Health. As the saying goes, you are what you eat. The same goes for our pets, which is why I’ve dedicated an entire series in this blog to using Food as medicine. We really are what we eat, as whatever is eaten becomes part of […]

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