お download Format Kindle The Nature of Animal Healing: The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat ⏓ Ebook By Martin Goldstein D.V.M. ⏬ If animals could talk, here s what they d say For starters, about that food. Why, they d ask, do you give me the same boring pet chow day after day You don t have that kind of diet You have different foods for every meal and the foods you eat are real Why wouldn t we want real food, too Don t we have the same bodily needs As it is, the dry kibble is boring, the canned food is gross, and neither kind seems to impart much nutrition How, they d ask, can a pet expect to feel peppy never mind healthy on that Perhaps, they d add, having thought long and hard on the subject, there s some connection between poor food and poor health Certainly you take us to the vet than ever before Yet why, they d ask, do visits to the clinic often leave us feeling worse in the long run We come in with a skin inflammation, we re given a steroid for a while we feel better, but then the effect fades We go back with a fever, get an antibiotic the fever goes down, but something else comes up We get vaccines five, six, seven ingredients at a time meant to protect us against disease, yet days or even months later we feel sluggish and sick Just as we re finally shaking off the ill effects, back we go to the vet for .And if all that conventional medicine is supposed to keep us well, they d ask, why are so many animals getting seriously sick Why, in particular, is there so much cancer Why are so many dying before their time Pets don t talk to me either, but they don t need to I see the results of bad diet and misguided conventional medicine every day Admittedly, my clinic is somewhat different from the standard veterinary hospital Like the doctors on ER, we take than our share of desperate cases basket cases, as some of my colleagues in the field put it Though I certainly see healthy pets, many of the animals I treat have been given less than a month to live They have some form of severe, premature degeneration arthritis, kidney or liver failure, hyperthyroidism, or, most frequently, some form of cancer.If I were just seeing a small, steady trickle of extreme cases, year in, year out, you could stop reading right now What, you could say, are the chances of your pet becoming one of those statistics And if it did, that would just be fate, right Bad luck out of the blue Unfortunately, it s not that simple.Twenty five years ago when I started out in practice, the pets I saw with these diseases were old Their conditions seemed to be age related, and slow growing enough to be accepted Of the cases I see now, many are young and don t live past the age of five It s no longer unusual to see a three year old cat with kidney failure Or an eighteen month old dog with part of its jaw eaten away by cancer.If the age of these patients is troubling, so too is the rate at which their diseases now grow Not that long ago in April 1997 I treated a seven year old Rottweiler named Wrinkles who had a huge, mushroom shaped tumor next to her rectum the tumor, a spindle cell sarcoma, had already grown back after being removed by a board certified surgeon I dug in, with my hands and instruments, four inches to grasp the extent of it and cut it out Then I froze the remaining diseased cells with liquid nitrogen, destroying nearly 100 percent of her clinical cancer Two weeks later, Wrinkles owner called to report that the tumor had begun growing back, and was already the size of a walnut That was on a Thursday I asked the owner to bring her in on Monday to prepare her for another surgery By then, the tumor was the size of a grapefruit It was a case that even I, who rarely gives up on any pet, conceded was hopeless I put her to sleep.Fortunately, we re able to save many of the pets we treat to restore them to health, or at least to give them an extended period of happy life which they weren t expected to have But the challenge grows as the conditions we see get aggressive, unpredictable, and bizarre.The fact that we re now treating up to thirty five new cases of cancer a week, far than just a few years ago, is in a sense misrepresentative cancer stricken pets from all over the country are flown or driven in to us now, through clinic referrals or, increasingly, the Internet But ask your local veterinarian if he s seen cancer in recent years Of course he has A 1998 survey of disease related death among pets by the nonprofit Morris Animal Foundation bears this out Of 720 canine deaths reported, 479 were cancer caused The next highest category was heart related problems 12 percent , followed by kidney 7 percent and epilepsy 4 percent Among 468 feline deaths, cancer also ranked highest 32 percent , followed by kidney and urinary disease 23 percent and heart problems 9 percent This raises the obvious questions Why And can anything be done about it As a holistic veterinarian, I don t view cancer as a mysterious disease that attacks the body It s the ultimate manifestation of ill health. It s what happens when the body s immune system, under siege for too long, at last surrenders, letting cell growth go awry To me, it s clear that and pets are getting cancer and other degenerative diseases because they re being hit with and toxins that eventually mutate their genes, weakening successive generations.The assault begins with those processed and packaged foods that most of us give our pets Mediocre at best, they often contain toxins in their chemical additives and preservatives, or in reprocessed meat unfit for human consumption Other toxins are absorbed from tap water or ground chemicals A great number of cancer producing toxins in pets come, I believe, from certain conventional drugs meant to improve their health All this is accelerated, of course, by animals relatively short life spans Just in the time most of us have been alive, many generations of pets have come and gone With each generation, the incidence of genetic diseases, including cancer, has increased.Cancer is the far marker, the defining outer limit of how toxic our world has become, and of what those toxins can do to animals But almost every lesser manifestation of ill health is also aggravated by toxins that inhibit the immune system and keep an animal from healing itself And all too often, when an animal desperately needs its toxins reduced, conventional medicine responds by adding .Some years ago, a white terrier named Blake was brought into our clinic At twenty eight months of age, he had skin that was darkened, flaky, smelly, highly inflamed, and so itchy that he d scratched off half his fur He was truly suffering We see a lot of patients with skin problems, by the way, and we see of them now, in worse shape, than we did a decade ago A conventional veterinarian had initially concluded correctly that Blake had severe allergies to such items as grasses, wool, fleas, and molds Also, he had a secondary bacterial infection of the skin The veterinarian had deduced that the rugs in the house contained the most immediate allergens tormenting Blake, and so the rugs had been removed At the same time, Blake had been put on a series of different hypoallergenic diets He d also been subjected to a battery of desensitization injections after undergoing allergy testing, treatments with cortisone, antibiotics, and medicated shampoos, and finally even chemotherapy When nothing worked, the veterinarian recommended having Blake put to sleep.First, we put Blake on dietary supplements, most of which were based on his individual deficiencies, determined by blood analysis We also administered homeopathic remedies, initially by injection, then orally We also gave him naturally derived injectable cortisone As we did, we weaned him off all the prescription drugs he was on Nine months later, Blake had perfect skin, his fluffy white coat had grown in fully, and he was a happy, healthy dog My silent partner in Blake s revival Blake The dietary supplements gave him new strength, then Blake simply healed himself.The rugs, by the way, eventually went back into the house They did contain allergens, but with Blake s immune system back in top shape, they didn t bother him at all.This is where holistic medicine begins with the belief that the best way to cure an ill patient is to help him cure himself.Cure is a risky word to use in our society, it implies a promise of eradication of symptoms for life However, a reasonable state of cure, appropriately known as remission, in which the patient s pain diminishes and his sense of well being improves, is definitely and readily attainable when the patient is able to martial his own immune system to combat ill health The body s immune system is the best defense, far better than man made drugs Keep it strong, restore it if it s weak, and the body, which is one amazing creation, will do almost whatever needs to be done to heal what s ailing it When health has been restored, it can be maintained if the immune system is sustained.Once, those words would have seemed nave, if not blasphemous, to me I didn t start out as a holistic veterinarian I graduated in 1973 from Cornell University s College of Veterinary Medicine, considered by most in the field to be among the top rated in the United States, and began my practice with as conservative an outlook on medicine as any of my colleagues Little by little, out of curiosity, I began opening up, trying new alternatives that predated conventional medicine, from acupuncture to homeopathy, and finding, to my surprise and delight, that they worked Today, at the Smith Ridge Center I oversee in South Salem, New York, we still apply conventional medicine when needed from setting broken legs to administering the occasional direly needed antibiotic But we find that 95 percent of the cases we take on can be treated alternatively That includes healthy pets, whom we put on our special regimen of good food and dietary supplements to prevent their health from deteriorating And it applies almost without exception to pets with common irritations fleas, flaky skin, allergies, colitis who are conventionally treated with drugs and chemicals that can do harm than good As for pets with extreme conditions whom we treat holistically, it s important to realize that we re not miracle workers we don t save every one we treat However, of the pets we do save, most have been deemed hopeless by veterinarians using conventional medicine.In the twenty five years I ve been in practice, a growing number of veterinarians have come to call themselves holistic The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association has seven hundred members, all veterinarians trained at conventional veterinary schools for the four years it takes to be licensed after four years of undergraduate work Just as it s becoming and accepted in the medical treatment of humans, so too has holistic treatment gained at least some credibility in helping animals But it still isn t as commonplace as it could and should be.At Tufts, considered one of the most liberal veterinary school s, a group of some thirty holistically minded students had to lobby hard and long last year before being allowed to arrange a two day, unaccredited seminar in acupuncture At other schools, acupuncture simply doesn t exist as a course of treatment, much less one deserving of academic status The result Many graduating veterinarians remain ignorant of holistic approaches, and of the actual harm they re doing to animals by perpetuating certain conventional methods Only by seeking out alternatives on their own can they begin to change the way they practice But how many have the curiosity let alone the time to do that And of those few who do, how many are willing to implement what they ve learned In the pages that follow, I ll explain how I approach different medical problems, and go into some detail on administering complementary products and preparations for disease and health states I believe that this approach, and all it entails, will keep your pet healthier and happier, and prolong his life But I don t mean for this to be a how to book of holistic medicine that tells you, as a pet owner, all you need to know to be a do it yourself veterinarian Those books exist for any who wish to find them in my experience, as illuminating as they may be, they also lead to frustration More times than I can count, an owner has brought in his obviously sick pet and rattled off a list of vitamins he s tried His pet, however, is still sick Our pets, like us, are all individuals, all with different requirements So what works for one may not work for another A young pet, for example, will often have an immune system far capable of repelling a serious illness than that of an older pet But sometimes a young pet is so genetically predisposed to immune deficiency that he will not respond as well as an older patient who has slowly built up his immune deficiency Treatment for each should vary accordingly.My aim with this book is a immediate one to demonstrate the ways in which our pets are being ill served by us, by their environments, and, yes, by some aspects of conventional veterinary medicine I hope to be, in effect, a voice for these pets, because they cannot talk I want to show that with the right care, they can still lead healthy lives And I intend to make clear that we are not the true healers of our pets they are The best we can do is to help them grow as strong as they can, both physically and emotionally, so that they can best tackle the hard work they must do to regain and maintain their own health.The fact is, with the right diet, a healthy kitten, puppy, or other young animal may not need any sort of veterinary care beyond annual checkups I have three dogs of my own Nina, a three and a half year old Pomeranian nine month old Kooper, also a Pomeranian and Clayton, a four year old poodle They have a proper, balanced diet of real food, nutritional supplements, and pure water Aside from receiving an initial round of minimal vaccines, none of them has had to make the short trip to my office for professional care The same holds true for my cats Jasmine, a thirteen year old Siamese, The Geeter, a Maine coon, age twenty three, and my new kitten, Squeeki My pets almost never get treated, and their health is maintained exclusively through proper nutrition.For pets less fortunate than mine, who do have weakened immune systems that render them vulnerable to disease, holistic veterinary medicine offers a rich, almost overwhelming array of treatments and possibilities Underlying all, I ve realized after practicing them for so long, is a series of fundamental principles that are the root of all we know and practice in holistic medicine Read them now, and keep them in mind as you read this book.The Principles of Natural Healing 1.Disease is an absence of health, and vice versa health is an absence of disease But health was here first 2.Disease is a process used by nature in an attempt to get itself healthy.3.Degenerative disease is not caused by nature It is an aberration of nature caused mostly by in my opinion man.4.Cancer is nothing than a severe aberration of nature manifested in and by the body.5.Sickness is an excuse to get healthy.6.Don t mess with Mother Nature 7.The mechanism for healing is already built into all individuals Healing therefore occurs most rapidly when we realign with the natural laws governing that mechanism.8.Pure health is spontaneous healing.9.The immune system functions maximally and at peak efficiency in its totally unaltered state.10.The degree to which we have to work toward health is directly proportional to the amount we have messed it up in the first place Health is simple disease brings in complexity.11.Generally, it s not what you put into the body that restores health rather it s what you let the body eliminate.12.Physically, health isn t everything, but without it, everything is nothing.13.Food, including the necessary vitamins and minerals, was intended not to improve, but rather to maintain, the body Therefore, the need for treatment reflects the degree to which the individual has strayed from nature.14.The body does not have to degenerate or age nearly as quickly as we presume Each body cell has the ability to replicate itself 100 percent, and the process should continue for longer than we currently expect if we minimize deleterious effects on the cellular structure It is only what we choose to do to the body, both consciously and unconsciously, that leads to the premature aging we experience.15.Genetic predispositions to disease are only predispositions, and do not have to manifest if health is maintained Once a genetically predisposed disease condition appears clinically, it can be reversed, although with difficulty, as a course toward health is taken.16.Nature and the being itself are the true healers The practitioner, in the guise of being the healer, is truly the guide Or Physician, heal thyself 17.Nature uses disease to establish balance Only when our bodies are out of balance are we subject to disease, and if we can just endure the natural healing process, the disease will soon abate, having restored us to the balance that is optimal health One final thought before we begin This is a book about animal care, but the guidelines of holistic veterinary medicine are, of course, based on those originally devised to help human beings If we re going to give animals purified water because we realize what a silent killer ordinary tap water can be, why not drink purified water ourselves If good foods and dietary supplements boost our pets health, why not start applying the same nutritional lessons to improve our own If acupuncture and homeopathic medicines work on animals, why not incorporate them into our own lives We ve done so much for our pets perhaps saving them from being put to sleep at the shelter, taking them into our lives, caring for them, and showering them with love If by chance you come to apply this book s principles of holistic health and diet to your own life, then your pet will have done, I believe, the best single thing he can to pay you back From the Hardcover edition.POSITIVE, COMPASSIONATE VIVID AND ENGROSSING This is a life affirming book that should interest any pet owner Publishers WeeklyA COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR EVERY ASPECT OF HOLISTIC MEDICINE Cat Fancy Nature on PBS Uncover the secret lives of big cats who thrive in all four corners globe BBC Earth BBC Earth Discover and share amazing animal facts, photos breaking news, watch exclusive wildlife videos from best TV Radio shows Define Nature at Dictionary definition, material world, especially as surrounding humankind existing independently human activities See Air Costa Rica Airlines Airline Flights nature air airline is actively working among with government entities costa rica order to recover operations soon possible be able continue serving our customers tourism country, hopefully we will 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