Itchy Ears in Pets

If your animal is shaking its head, scratching at one ear, or has gotten an attitude problem recently (especially when you are rubbing their head), PLEASE have the ear canal checked by your local veterinarian. Grass awns (also called foxtails) can easily penetrate the...

Fingernail Analysis

I look for certain things when I read a set of fingernails. Let’s address them one at a time and I’ll tell you what I see most often and some possible causes (we call them “rule-outs” in the medical profession). In general, I look for abnormalities in the lunulae, color, texture and markings, shape, and pliability.

Listeriosis Outbreak

Health in the News: Listeriosis (March 3, 2014) 1 Dead, Babies Ill from Listeria Linked to Cheese Listeria monocytogenes Michael and I were talking the day before this came up on the internet about cheese contamination. He mentioned the possibility of E. coli from the...

Improvest Vaccines

Health in the News: Improvest Vaccine   This is old news but revisited from a recent interview with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms (https://www.polyfacefarms.com/ ). Apparently the FDA approved use of a vaccine called Improvest in 2011 in the swine industry. As...

Lemon Rind to Smoothies

Lemon Rind to Smoothies: Adding 1/3 Lemon with the rind to your morning smoothie will cut the bitter green taste of the veggies. Lemon peel also contains rutin (a Vitamin C) that will help to make the blood vessels stronger so that it cuts down on bruising (an issue...