and their pets are deeply connected through the spirit of the natural
world. Yet it seems we humans have lost
our roots connecting us to the Earth and the natural forces of Mother Nature herself.
is the path to bring us back to our connection with our true nature and of the
understanding of how animals and humans
are so closely interrelated.
disconnection between people and animals/nature has resulted in many imbalances
within the body-mind-spirit of the human consciousness.
see this demonstrated everywhere. How
we have left the natural world for one of convenience and ease. We live un-naturally and want our companion
animals to live the same.
see that the physical, emotional and psychological issues that humans suffer
have also been adopted by the pets we house and nurture without nature.
Animals are subjected to this plague of
man-made products based on human design and experimentation. Something has gotten deeply out of sync with
the flow of natural forces in our bodies.
Our health care system on based on selling drugs and making money on
expensive procedures and unnatural cures.
We are at a time in history where if we do not make a change sickness is
going to be more common than health in our world of today.
is why many health conscious individuals are turning to holistic and natural
treatments for ourselves and our pets.
Naturopathy and Homeopathy have been making a
come back in the recent years.
Naturopathy or naturopathic
care is a form of alternative healing modalities that include a wide array
of "natural" methods, including homeopathy, herbalism, and acupuncture, as well
as diet and lifestyle changes.
Health Coaches favor a holistic approach with
non-invasive treatment and generally recommend their clients avoid using surgery and drugs in the health care
protocol for their pets.
These following principles are the
foundation of naturopathic treatment for both animals and humans :
EIGHT LAWS OF HEALTH: THE
nature laws are not optional, if broken then consequences are certain to
follow; one cannot run from the laws inherent and laid down in nature without
- 1.Nutrition is the cornerstone. All
species MUST eat what they were designed to eat in order to thrive. In nature, food is not cooked. It is raw and readily bio-available according
to each species' unique anatomy and physiology.
- 2.Exercise is never optional. Animals
(and humans) were meant to move DAILY.
In the wild foraging and hunting – depending on the species – is done
daily. Movement is needed to find food,
to grow and stay strong, to move toxins from the body.
- Always give pure, fresh, unadulterated water.
Avoid water that treated with chlorine, fluoride or other toxins. I am a huge believer in distilled water for people and pets.
The nocturnal hedgehog, when sick, will go out in the sun during the day to
help itself heal. Supplements are often
times needed due to depletion of the soils which translates into nutrient
lacking food for herbivores which translates into lack of nutrients in
omnivores and carnivores. Supplements,
however, need to be used in moderation and qualified for each animal's unique
- 5.Temperance- is an old-fashioned word for moderation.
Every living thing needs fresh air daily, if possible, and to be outdoors! Animals need to get outside to breathe in
Get plenty of rest without all the noise of modern appliances and electronics
that interfere with deep rest and bio-rhythms; stress can bring about illness
and behavior problems.
A Healing Crisis is a natural occurrence and is part of the detoxification
process. The process is referred to as a crisis simply because the body
displays illness-like symptoms at a time when it is actually healing itself and
the vital energy begins to repair and rebuild clogged or damaged internal
of the ideology of naturopathy are based on the vitality of the body and
using self-healing, rather than conventional type medicine.
Naturopathic practice is based on the natural principle that
body is capable of healing itself through a special vital energy or force
guiding bodily processes internally.
Animal Naturopaths primarily recommend
following the principles of the eight laws of health listed above along
with other alternative therapies and "natural" methods.
Naturopathic Health Coaches focus on a holistic approach to
health. Naturopaths aim to prevent illness through changes to diet and
lifestyle, often rejecting the methods of conventional veterinary medicine.
Naturopathic education contains very little of
the allopathic conventional curriculum completed by primary care doctors, as naturopaths mostly train by studying
unscientific notions and practicing unproven interventions and diagnoses.
tend to oppose vaccines and teach and recommend anti and
alternative vaccine practices, resulting in lower vaccinosis rates.