My own thoughts on this are that I would never stop Brady's Insulin, but I have changed him to raw food and he is now getting Homeopathic and Herbal medicine as well. Have we had an overnight turn around? No, it does not happen overnight - but I can see a change in my dog for the better - he absolutely adores the Raw Food and is a much happier dog (seems to have become younger) and I am sure that with this combined manner of treatment, that the levels will balance and reduce.
Personally I believe that there is a balance to be found and that we need to take responsibility for our own and our animals well being and at the same time work with our doctors and vets to achieve this. It is well and good to pop cholesterol pills to lower cholesterol levels, but if we keep on eating the foods that affect cholesterol levels and do not change our diet, and even look for natural foods that lower cholesterol levels, we are just not being fair to ourselves. Included in this would be to ensure that we humans and our dogs are getting the exercise, rest and mental stimulation that we require to be completely healthy.
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What veterinarians and physicians do not like to talk about…
By Dr. Peter Dobias
Is our medical system nearing the health care cliff?
Today, I would like to share with you a few thoughts on a topic that is serious, and not many of my colleagues dare to talk about. It is also very close to my heart because, whether I like it or not, I am a doctor too.
For many years, one of my main goals in practice has been to reduce the use of pharmaceutical drugs and replace them with healing techniques that are natural and less toxic. I embarked on this path more than 15 years ago and now I can see more clearly what exactly is happening in veterinary and human medicine. What I write here as just an opinion. My intention is to provoke a discussion about how we handle the gift of health and what we can do better.
There is nothing in nature that doesn’t have a purpose or that is not a closed cycle. We come from the land and we go back in the land and so do animals, plants, trees and all that is living. We have a general sense of understanding that “natural” is good and artificial or synthetic is not optimal. However, the human civilization has never been further away from nature as it is today. The majority of our population lives in cities surrounded with artificial structures and materials that are toxic to us and to the environment.
In veterinary or human medicine, we have reached a point where we are starting to question how anyone can become healthier by taking prescription drugs – complex artificial substances that interact with each other on a level that nobody, even doctors, do not understand.
Yes, some drugs are necessary for an immediate survival in an immediate emergency or when, the body loses the ability to produce some hormones and life essential substances such as insulin. However, I would like to pay attention to the other side of the spectrum where many patients are gradually poisoned due to side effects of drugs that often could be replaced by less harmful, yet effective natural alternatives.
It is not unusual to see a senior person or a dog, taking anywhere between 5 to 10 different prescription drugs. Dogs are commonly put on drugs for arthritis and mobility that cause liver disease or kidney failure and I am convinced that most dogs could live a better and longer life without these drugs, using holistic and natural approaches instead.
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