Flea and Tick Treatments

Why I do not use topical flea and tick treatments on my pets.

Many years ago I applied monthly pesticide treatments on my dogs and cats as recommended by my veterinarian. At the time I thought it was my responsibility as a caring pet owner. I did not think to question why I was told […]

Beware of GMO

Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs) are the result of laboratory processes which artificially insert foreign genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. Those genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Although banned by food manufacturers in Europe and elsewhere, the FDA does not require any safety evaluations. Most Americans say they […]

Chicken Dog Treat Warning

An article in the 1/22/09 edition of the Washington Post caught my attention,

“The Food and Drug Administration continues to caution consumers about a potential connection between dogs becoming ill and the consumption of chicken jerky products (also described as chicken tenders, strips or treats) imported from China.

The FDA issued a warning in September […]

Soy Alert

The following is from the Weston A. Price Foundation web site:

Confused About Soy?–Soy Dangers Summarized High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have […]