Substances in breast milk coat your baby's intestines, which prevents microscopic food particles from "leaking" through into a baby's bloodstream. If there are allergies on either side of the family, it is beneficial to avoid the foods the baby's mother or father are sensitive to, while the baby is quite young. But there's a good chance the baby will not be sensitive to these foods, later in life, if the baby is breastfed. This is because breastfeeding lessens the baby's chance of becoming sensitized to the allergen.
When we go green we naturally think of adding beneficial plants both to our yard and indoors. Unfortunately, many of these plants can cause illness and death to our furry family members and it is extremely important you know which ones are toxic. Animals tend to consume plants as a natural way to improve their health. For example, cats normally eat grass for nutrition, as well as to induce vomiting for the removal of hair balls. Common indoor and outdoor plants can cause illness, and in extreme cases, death. Cats may scratch plants and become infected when grooming their claws. Dogs may randomly chew or eat plants that emit intriguing scents. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the types of plants in your area, and to keep the toxic ones out of your pets’ paths.
Catnip is an example of a relatively harmless plant that simply intoxicates the
My journey as a raw-feeder began with the adoption of an adult cat plagued by inflammatory bowel disease. After months of offering Yung-Dau a variety of quality canned and dry cat foods with little to no success, I finally followed the advice of a holistic veterinary nutritionist and converted Yung to a raw food diet. The results were immediate and amazing. Yung stopped vomiting, her diarrhea vanished, she began to gain weight, and her coarse, dingy coat became soft and shiny. Moreover, her attitude changed. Previously shy and reclusive, Yung began to seek attention and affection, and to play with toys and with the other cats.
It wasn’t long before I’d converted all of my cats and dogs to a raw food diet. Everyone’s skin, ears, teeth and gums became wonderfully clear and clean. Fourteen-year-old Tug’s diabetes went into remission after only two months of raw-