PROMOTE HEALTH RATHER THAN TREAT DISEASE

PROMOTE HEALTH RATHER THAN TREAT DISEASE

By Dr. Kim Bloomer & Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founders of American Council of Animal Naturopathy “The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.” ~Albert Schweitzer As animal naturopaths, we know and teach that no matter what the dis-ease of the animal’s body (or mind), no matter what “label” (aka diagnosis) a veterinarian might put on it, that focusing on the...

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6 Secrets the Pet Food Industry doesn’t want you to know

6 Secrets the Pet Food Industry doesn’t want you to know

By Kristin Clark, CSAN (Certified Small Animal Naturopath & Carnivore Nutrition Coach) Pet food companies specialize in making their particular product sound like it’s the answer to keeping your pet healthy, happy, and thriving. They use slick pictures and attention-grabbing phrases, and they’ve turned commercial pet food into a multi-billion dollar industry. However, no matter what the brand’s marketing department tells you, processed pet...

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Herb Sense

Herb Sense

by Anthea Appel, CAN  certified graduate/practitioner of small animal naturopathy Before I knew any better I used to buy my herbs at my local health food store, or supermarket, or at the Farmer’s Market, or even worse, in those little capsules sold at my local pharmacy. Not a good idea. And, I’ll tell you why. One time, years ago, I bought four ounces of lose Echinacea Root from my local health food store. When I got home I took a closer look...

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2 Essential Steps to Horse Health

2 Essential Steps to Horse Health

By Angie Wells, Angie Wells, C.E.M.T, C.E.S.T, C.A.N. Certified A.C.A.N. Practitioner Health is homeostasis within both the body and each individual cell. It is an art to master when to change a plan of care vs. stay consistent. The answers are found through listening to the horse as you go. By doing this, you will better be able to determine when the immune system may need a boost, when to aid a natural cleanse, or if you need to support a...

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Being a T.E.A.M. Member

Being a T.E.A.M. Member

By Megan Ayrault, Power of Touch For Animals Attention A.C.A.N. Graduates and Candidate Students for Certification: What would YOU get out of being a T.E.A.M. member? I was going to write a whole article about this.. I started by writing the summary I thought I would end with. Now, I’m not sure I need the rest of the article! Here’s the summary. (I’ll add a few lines after, to share a few more details.) To sum it up, here’s why I started the...

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Breed Specific Dog Food – Is It Necessary?

Breed Specific Dog Food – Is It Necessary?

By Carole Milligan, certified by ACAN as a Carnivore Nutrition Consultant For a few months I have been seeing a TV commercial that states different dog breeds have different nutritional needs. The suggestion is made that purebred dogs require special diets. I suppose that means your average mixed breed dog can just eat plain old kibble. Don’t believe that marketing propaganda gimmick for one second! The truth is that all dogs, regardless of...

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