A Third Party To Protect You and Your Pet

October 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM | Posted in Animal Communication, Animal Companions, Animal Redemption & Environment, Animals Feel, Best Practices in Business, Beware of Bad Vets, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Farm Animals Need Rescue, In Loving Memory, Love, Organic Health, Pet Nutrition, Recognizing Animals As Sentient Beings, Save Wildlife, Take Action For Our Beloved Pets | Leave a comment
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My show today, October 25th, continues the eye-opening glimpse of what really is going on in the Veterinarian industry and how your pet could be at risk of being abused, neglected, and even killed by irresponsible and badly trained Vets….

And is there any regulation and disciplinary action over such reckless Vets? Nope. None. We pay taxes for Veterinary Boards, but they are merely bureaucratic and politically intertwined facades that give the taxpaying consumer a false sense of security.

The dirty truth is that ALL State Boards are in existence for themselves only. The “board” routinely ignores the abuses and horrors of most Vets.

Your complaint goes nowhere while the Vet’s bad behavior and medical misconduct is only encouraged by the “do nothing” stance of Vet Boards.

Shame on the ‘Big Government’ bureaucrats.

Sorry, but this arrogance is so despicable that the conversation has got to get bigger and into more media broadcasts so that the true change will finally come.

Did you know:

1.) Vets are not required to receive any further training or garner any new information in medical care the day the graduate from Vet school.

2.) Vets are not regulated by anyone, and answer to no one. The Veterinarian Board in every state is so corrupt that they collude with any bad Vet for almost any hideous crime imaginable. Nothing happens to the Vet.

3.) Vets are not required to a darn thing about Nutrition, Holistic and Herbal healing modalities, and don’t have to inform their client that they are not giving you the full picture as far as your choices are concerned for treatment.

4.) Vets routinely under-diagnose and mis-diagnose with no remorse and often don’t care enough to learn from their past mistakes. They often [and I have experienced this myself] prefer to play mental games with their client and blame the CLIENT for anything that goes wrong! The psychology here is akin to witchcraft. They play dirty games to confuse the Client into being the one to blame for the lack of information and bad medical care given. Totally unacceptable.

Our Animal Companions are just too precious, important, and amazing to be treated with such disrespect.

YOU NEED A THIRD PARTY at all times overseeing the treatment you are getting!

I am grateful to Dr. Nancy Allen of Westchester, NY for being there as a guiding light through the dark and very frightening time when my beloved cat was seriously ill.

My kitty, Angel, was saved because I had some intuitive sense that I was not being told the truth by some sleepy, “out to lunch” Vets who just did not seem right to me.

Thank God I had a house-call Vet to contact to look over the information and to talk to. I needed someone to help me, and Dr. Allen was there.

My advice is to ALWAYS have on-call a third party, LOCAL Vet who can help you take action. Get your “team” of good players together before you have an emergency. Check out many Vets and never be blinded by slick marketing and advertising.

Find a 24 hour, high-tech hospital with the BEST OF THE BEST in medical care. The Doctors and the Vet Technicians make the biggest difference in your pets chances for life and a full recovery.

I can tell you that both recently [as per some previous Blogs you may have read] my family lost a beloved Siamese to the misconduct and outright lack of intelligence and care by a Veterinarian who made some bad choices that killed one of our important family members.

Our pets are family. Why do some ignorant and arrogant Vets not get this idea?

I have personally been berated, yelled at, and lied to by some very bad Vets. There is one reprehensible male Vet located in Weston, CT, who called himself “holistic” but was nothing more than a liar, manipulator, and an abuser.

Be CAREFUL of anyone who advertises falsely. Many Doctors [for people and for our pets] advertise now as being “holistic” or “homeopathic” in order to attract a high end clientele who can pay big money.

I am PRO Holistic healing.

Of course, I am a proponent of healing naturally and understanding Nutrition as the foundation of all good health. It was Hippocrates who said, “Let food be thy medicine.”

I love herbal medicine, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Homeopathic medicine, and Ozone therapy, and all of the many modalities that do, in fact, work much better and more wholesomely WITH the bodies desire to heal itself….

And I must forewarn all consumers that I have been victimized and bamboozled by Charlatans who advertise that they are all of these positive things, but they are, horrifyingly, fraudulent.

Be careful! There are great Doctors and some very, very bad ones… and then there are some mediocre ones who are uninformed and not able to service you or your pet.

Command the best for yourself in your life.

“All of the people in my life whom I consider to be close friends or colleagues are thinkers…. The people I seek out and choose to spend time with all challenge me with their thinking and their actions. They are constantly trying to grow and learn. … The writer of Proverbs observed that sharp people sharpen one another, just as iron sharpens iron. If you want to be a sharp thinker, be around sharp people.”

–John C. Maxwell, from his book, “How Successful People Think.”

Food that kills is processed, canned food that has in its ingredients dangerous preservatives, ‘rendered’ animals [euthanized pets], and other toxins that literally kill your pet slowly until their liver, kidneys, heart, and other organs give up.

Why are most Vets not taught this in their Vet School training? Great question. NO information is given on Nutrition whatsoever.

Hmmmm. Would that have anything to do with the fact that the Pharmaceutical companies that push toxic Vaccines, drugs, and invasive surgeries are the very sources of FUNDING for these Vet Schools? Gee, how convenient.

You need to be your pet’s advocate. Learn to do the research and to seek knowledgeable, honorable professionals who truly care. It is all too easy to get sidetracked into the web of a Charlatan.

Use your INTUITION! If someone is at all nasty, impatient, incomplete in their information, or just does not seem right in some way– get away from them. Be clear on what is right for your standards.

Ethics should be at the top of your list. They are for me now.

Some of the best foods for your pets:

1.) home cooked food! Yes, your pet deserves some lovingly prepared food by you, Mom or Dad.

2.) Vitamins and Minerals + Probiotics and Enzymes! Mix them into your pets food. They are good for the immune system, digestion, teeth, coat, eyes, brain, and overall longevity of your beloved best friend.

Some Supplement brands that I like: www.frequencyfoods.com; www.oregonswildharvest.com [Milk Thistle for the Liver], www.dogcatappetitesolutions.com, www.bioage.com [Micro Algae]

Life’s Abundance is one of my favorite canned and dry pet foods. I buy both for my beloved pets. I have it sent directly from Florida. It was created by Dr. Jane Bicks, a wonderful Holistic Veterinarian who wanted to make a healthy pet food for pets.

Some other good brands are www.Weruva.com
www.halopets.com/\"Spots Stew\"; www.merrickpetcare.comwww.bluebuffalo.com; www.petguard.com; www.omaspride.com… Ask your local [NON CHAIN] pet store about locally made, organic and healthy pet foods that may only be available in your area.

Remember, your pet needs variety. They also need fruits and Veggies just like we do, so be sure to blend some smoothies for them and mix a little into their food.

Lastly, be careful with any elective surgical procedures that are suggested by a Vet. Many Vets make their money from such procedures but they may not be at all necessary and may even prove to be very dangerous or even fatal to your family’s beloved pet.

Get a third party opinion, and seek a second and even a third physical exam and opinion of different Vets you believe are trustworthy.

The point of this show today was to forewarn all consumers that the very people we have been indoctrinated to trust [often without question] are not truly the people we can blindly believe in. Doctors can be bad people.

Not all professionals are professional. Be your own advocate, and please be an advocate for your Animals.

Selah.

This post is dedicated in loving memory to all animals everywhere.

Green Building 101

October 19, 2010 at 3:21 PM | Posted in Be Careful With Contractors, Build Green Save The Planet, Conscious Lifestyles, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Earth Friendly Business Ethics, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Eco Warriors, Environment, Environmental Stewardship, How To Remodel/Build Green and NOT Get Ripped Off!, Organic Gardens for Residential and Commercial Building, Permaculture, Sustainable Business Economics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Where do you start? You want to save the environment, you want to live like you actually care about the forests, the rivers, oceans, the air, and all living beings….

My show on October 18th was a lively and informative discussion on where to start first with any green project, and what NOT to do in any home related project.

1.) Do your own homework. The one reference book you cannot live without in any Green/Eco-friendly project is “The Green Spec Directory” from www.buildinggreen.com. Check it out, and learn as much as you can as a consumer. The more you know, the more you will be empowered to be an active voice for your environment.

2.) Build smaller, more thoughtful spaces. You can have a beautiful, spacious feeling home that does not have to have a huge, monolithic footprint… and you can save the environment by choosing [insisting on] NO wood for the framing– which rapidly deforests our last remaining natural habitats– AND to insist on a plan that includes sustainable practices in water management, natural [indigenous] landscape plantings, LED lighting and HVAC systems and appliances that are efficient, ecologically healthier. Insist on Solar for your hot water and even as your primary source to power your entire home and energy needs. Why not? The technology is here. The tax incentives are FINALLY here, and now there is no excuse. Geothermal is a good choice, and was the only choice I had a few years ago for my home, but it is expensive to install. The up side is the efficient system and the radiant floor heat is divine.

3.) The challenge: To find QUALIFIED, experienced, LEED Certified professionals to make your dreams of a Green home come true. This is a big challenge that cannot be taken lightly. The top, progressive, forward thinking Contractors now have LEED certified professionals on staff, and will have previous projects to show you. Also, look for a LEED Certified Architect to start with. But don’t leave all the decisions up to anyone but yourself…. learning about green materials and practices is totally fun, and you can start to be an important partner in this project that YOU are the CEO over. Never hand over full control to anyone other than yourself.

4.) Visit other green home projects and families that have actually Green built. Talk to other people. Get the lay of the land on what to do, and what not to do… I could personally spend days on end talking on my radio show about the tricks that I endured from every scoundrel who told me that they wanted “to learn green building” but had no intention of honoring my ecologically sustainable wishes once they were on board. Be vigilant.

Solar Shingles


The oil and gas industry has managed to destroy our natural environment with no one to stop them for longer than most of us have been alive.

It is time to let our voices be heard in Washington that we are not going to tolerate big tax breaks for this heinous industry. The “back room deals” with our elected officials who have allowed themselves to be corrupted, and the exemptions from the “Clean Air and Clean Water” Acts for the oil and gas industry is totally wretched.

What is the point in having such skeleton laws that do little to protect our water and our air? ALL life is dependent upon these two things…. and the worst polluters on this planet are EXEMPT from them!

Sabine Schoenberg suggested that people who have not yet converted to Solar or Geothermal should start to use “Biofuels” that are now available for the oil/gas furnaces and boilers.

Sabine also warned about the much touted “CFL” light bulbs. She warned that NO ONE should be buying these because they contain MERCURY and are damaging to the environment. The Department of Environmental Protection needs to re-evaluate this lightbulb, and it should not even be manufactured any longer.

Instead, invest in LED light bulbs. They are expensive, but they last for more than 20 years!

I believe that everyone can take action in the small choices we make, too.

Buy only recycled paper products. There is no excuse here. There are “luxury” feeling paper products for your bath and your kitchen. No one should think it’s okay to deforest our last remaining virgin forests for their own convenience. How ignorant.

Like everything in life, there is a “high end” and a “lower end” to products that you can buy. The good quality recycled products are here. Demand them.

Your office paper, school paper…. all paper should be labeled “100% recycled” when you make a purchase.

You can now also easily get bio-degradable trash bags. Whole Foods sells them and so does Home Depot! The other retail grocers need to catch up on this concept. The plastic bags are ruining our planet. They are made from petroleum products and never degrade.

As always, thanks for reading my blog for Conscious Lifestyles.

It’s time. Take action.

Thanks To George Clooney, et al, The Sudan Has Hope?

October 14, 2010 at 3:20 PM | Posted in Darfur and The Sudan, Government held accountable, Save Sudan Children and Christians, Starvation in Sudan: Why US Ignores Genocide?, Stop Genocide, Stop Genocide Bring Peace, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I certainly hope so.

The raping of little girls as young as 1 year old, the brutal killings of children, and entire families…. boys stolen and brain washed or tortured and then killed….

The madness has got to stop.

I saw George Clooney on Larry King Live/CNN tonight so eloquently making a strong case for every living being in the Western world to take notice and DO SOMETHING to help these innocent people.

This war is about natural resources, and about RELIGION. It is an ethnic massacre mandated by Omar Al Bashir, an arrogant war monger and rogue thug who has got to be removed from office and tried in the court of law as a war criminal.

www.savedarfur.org
www.persecutionproject.org
I have interviewed The Persecution Project twice on my Radio Show this year. Check them out, and please help support saving the people of the Sudan.

Thank you.

Aging Backwards

October 11, 2010 at 1:35 PM | Posted in Be A Natural Beauty, Beauty without chemicals and surgery, Celebrate This Life, Conscious Lifestyles, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Environment, Environmental Stewardship, Finding and Loving Your Passion in Life, Healthy Cosmetics, Love What You Do In This Life, Natural Beauty, Organic, Organic Health, Safe Cosmetics and Body Care, Self Love, Truthful Healthcare, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s show was a re-run from March 22nd.

My guest, Jackie Silver, the Author of “Aging Backwards: Secrets To Staying Young”…. Check her out www.agingbackwards.com

1.) Eat Organic
2.) Go Vegetarian and Vegan
3.) Practice kindness to yourself and to others [especially Animals!]
4.) Love
5.) Laugh
6.) Move your body…. Get some exercise for 15 minutes a day
7.) Sun for 10 minutes to 20 minutes a day.
8.) Green Smoothies are good for body, soul, skin.
9.) Learn to read labels! Most skin care and “vitamins” are bad for your body, and are dangerously toxic! The best skin care and vitamins are hand-made, smaller batches, and Organic.
10.) Stay away from toxic lawns, toxic people, and totally de-tox your body at least every six months.

Being beautiful on the inside has so much to do with outlook and taking action for your environment, your passions, helping others, being a voice for our wilderness and wildlife, saving animals and even being a Big Sister/Brother to a worthy young person who might see you as a hero!

Love, Life, Honor.

The Bloody Trail of Special Interest Killers

October 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM | Posted in 33316337, Animal Communication, Animal Redemption & Environment, Animals Feel, Be Careful With Contractors, Being Effective with Time, Best Practices in Business, Celebrity Eco-consciousness, Chemical Trails, Conscious Lifestyles, Open Spaces, Organic Gardens for Residential and Commercial Building, Pet Nutrition, Save Sudan Children and Christians, Secrets to True Success in Life, true food supplements heal the body, Truthful Healthcare, Wild Mustangs | Leave a comment
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“The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars would have disappeared long ago…. hand they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.”
-Havelock Ellis, “The Dance of Life,” 1923.

Today on the show, October 4th, we had to talk about something most people never see or even hear about… that’s because only 1% of Americans are killers who call themselves “hunters.”

Most Americans are totally appalled by hunting, so why do the killing groups have such loud voices in our state legislatures?

My two distinguished guests, Natalie Jarnstedt and Lynn Gorfinkle of Animal Rights Alliance and Project Save A Cat, were on hand to give us the unsettling details of the killing fields in our own back yards…. and what we, as the majority [and wealthiest] taxpayers, can do to stop this carnage, warfare, and terrorism in our own land of the ‘free.’

Being eco-friendly, “Green” means respecting and protecting and conserving our natural landscape, and all wildlife who depend on all of us to take action on their behalf.

These pictures tell a story of ignorance, arrogance, corruption, greed, gluttony, ecological destruction, disrespect, organized crime, murder:














These photos remind me of genocide, warfare, and even terrorism in our woods and last remaining wild spaces.

Ignorance begets ignorance.

It is time that the conservation majority make their voices heard. This is an election year, and conservation has got to be the new standard in our local, state, and federal government.

Stop the exploitation of our wildlife, our natural habitats, and our own quality of life.

It is amazing to me how the dim bulbs find their way into ‘leadership’ positions in our many governmental agencies who are obligated to preserve our natural habitats. Corrupt officials do nothing to uphold anything remotely reminiscent of ecological and environmental protection.

Is anyone out there tired of these alphabet governmental agencies simply existing to create jobs for themselves while they pander to special interests that seek to exploit, kill, and destroy our wildlife? Why do they bother to even exist if they cannot police the groups, individuals, and companies that want to destroy the environment for their own ignorant benefit?

The killing, and the environmental destruction has got to stop. This topic in our town hall discussions has got to be brought to the attention of our elected officials…. they usually cower when it comes to such “controversial” topics…. but is this really controversial?What about intelligent, thoughtful, mindful, ecological conversations on what is happening to our last remaining wild lands?

How many innocent family pets and people have to be shot and killed by killers in the woods, fields, and prairie lands that we should all be fighting like heck to make safe for all to enjoy?

It is clear that it is about money, and perpetuating a system that panders to killing rather than to conservation.

The time is now to save our environment. Saving our wildlife is included in this package of environmental, “Green” lifestyles.

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