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Dieting and Health

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Dieting and Health

Diet vs Dieting Eating a healthy diet has always been the key to looking and feeling one's best.  But dieting for weight loss has become a "health" topic on many blogs and social media sites.  There are always trends and fad diets, but what does healthy eating really mean?  And how does one achieve and maintain a healthy weight? Patience for the Healthy Way To loose weight in a healthy way often takes time.  The first and most important thing to remember is that your body requires nutrition.  That fact cannot be argued, and does not change by type.  The...

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National Specially-Abled Pets Day

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National Specially-Abled Pets Day

Time to Celebrate! Nationally Specially-Abled Pets Day is Tuesday, May 3, 2022 but don't let that stop you from celebrating after that!  Plenty of specially-abled pets are up for adoption and need a forever home, and many of them are just as easy to care for as other pets.  Here are some ways to celebrate.  What it Might Mean Some pets have wheelchairs or other special devices to help them get around.  If you want to help out a pet requiring less structure specific to their needs, a 3 legged pet might be for you.  Cats and dogs with 3...

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Senior Dogs: Appreciation and Care

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Senior Dogs: Appreciation and Care

Senior dogs can require more care eventually, but it's common to have some healthy time as they age.  Here's a few things to look for that are normal, or signs to see a vet.  Yearly vet exams are recommended for dogs of all ages. Normal Changes Like us, the senses can decline with age.  Older dogs might not see, hear, or smell like they used to.  Respond to these changes with compassion.  Gently touch a dog that's having a hard time hearing you calling them, or make sure you can see each other. (Don't get frustrated and punish hearing loss.) ...

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Antioxidants for Dogs

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Antioxidants for Dogs

Quality Pet Food High quality pet food often comes with added vitamins and minerals that can support a healthy life for your canine companion.  Often they are tailored to life stages as well, because puppies, adult dogs, and senior dogs all have different nutritional needs.  Make sure to get food with enough crude protein, and some added fruits and vegetables.   Some of these nutrients, called antioxidants, are also known for their ability to reduce oxidization in the body, which has many health benefits including some anti-cancer properties.   Whole Food Additions There are some "people foods" that are good for dogs.  You can...

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Seasonal Health Tips (Easter/Passover)

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Seasonal Health Tips (Easter/Passover)

Traveling and Digestion According to the principles of Chinese Medicine, traveling and eating both fall within the element of Earth.  Often when when we travel we eat different foods at different times, which can change how we digest and eliminate.  Holidays can also change our eating routine, and sometimes we have larger meals.   More About Earth Modern society leaves most of us deficient in the Earth department, as the Standard American Diet is difficult to digest at best.  Cold or raw foods like smoothies and salads are the healthy alternatives, but they can also tax our digestive organs.   Managing stress, getting...

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