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What do pills and peanuts have in common?

What do pills and peanuts have in common?

A crazy situation that is not that uncommon

I love the suspense of not knowing what the next newsletter will be about. Every time I start thinking of writing this weekly news, like clockwork, something interesting happens.

This time, I got inspired after boarding a flight to Switzerland where I met a dog kidney dialysis expert to learn about some of the most advanced ways of treating kidney disease.

As I boarded and settled down in my seat to prepare for the departure, the passenger next to me opened his tray table while his (what appeared to be) wife started peeling tablets out of blister packs and neatly arranging them on the husband's tray table. I counted about 12 pills, but there could have been more. One thing I know for sure; they certainly weren’t vitamins!

When the peeling was done, the man scooped up the pile of pills in his hand and popped them all in his mouth the same way one would eat peanuts... Wild, I thought!

And, while I write about the dangers of too many drugs in general, taking a pile of drugs like that generates a much greater danger of undesirable and unpredictable side-effects. The truth is, not even the most talented pharmacist, biologist, or scientist could determine what happens when these chemicals start interacting with each other.

I get the sense that many people assume that major drug interactions are known, but this is not true. Also, each body and metabolism reacts differently, which complicates the matter even more.

I am not against medication when needed, but they should never be the first line of defence with the exception of life-threatening emergency situations. It may be shocking for you to learn that it is possible to reduce the use of drugs by at least 90%, and promote health through disease prevention and learning about holistic healing.

The strangest prescription drug paradox is that most people know they are harmful, but when they or their dogs become ill, they blindly follow doctors’ instructions, and doctors blindly follow the “medical standards” that have been ingrained into the curriculum, often by self-serving drug companies.

The goat was definitely made the gardener here!

I am 54 years old now and have been in practice for 30 years. I guess I was lucky to grow up with a grandfather who was an herbalist and a father who was a very conventional vet to see which approach to healing makes more sense. I saw the glaring differences between natural nutrition and healing on one side and a drug-based approach to medicine on the other.

I guess the biggest question we have to ask is, "Why is medicine so behind when other fields of human existence have advanced so much?"

It would be convenient to just blame drug companies and doctors, but it is not as simple as that.

The problem is that fear of losing our loved ones and/or our own health is too great, and most people still do not understand the basic principles of natural healing. I will bet 8 out of 10 people believe they eat healthy food, but only 2 or 3 really do. They do not know what they do not know.

The biggest reason is that fear of loss of health or life leads people to turn to a healthcare industry that is overwhelmingly dominated by multinational drug companies who are owned by shareholders; ordinary people who hope to save up some money for their retirement.

The answer to solving this HUGE PROBLEM consists of four points:

No one can guarantee that you or your dog will live longer for certain, but taking a few steps will greatly increase the chances of longevity. It is completely doable to reduce the use of conventional medication by 90%. I have seen this in my practice.

If we do not invest in or buy and use prescription drugs, drug companies will be forced to change because they can’t survive with a 90% drop in business. The irony of all of this is that the solution is within all of us.

So, today, I have prepared a list of the most popular articles that may help your dog-loving friend to keep their dog healthy. I trust that you will find them useful, and I would like to ask you to share them with your friends.

Three dogs I met travelling

Some of you may know I am in Europe, setting up our 3rd warehouse to make our products available to our European Dog Lovers. Naturally, I have been looking for dogs and they find me! 

Here are a few pics of my new canine friends from my travels, along with one video.

DOG #1 - SUSHI; she is a dog of my friends who - guess what?! LOVE SUSHI! The funny part was that she was quite afraid of me at first, but then, I became her best friend, and she used my arm as a pillow in the car.

DOG #2 - A BORDER COLLIE PUPPY that clearly made me very happy! I forgot the name because I had so much fun.

DOG #3 - MOOCH EXTRAORDINAIRE! I observed this one from a distance, and the picture had made my heart sing. A dog in a restaurant with a water bowl nearby! My Swiss friends just could not believe that they do not allow dogs in restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. What are we going to do about this?

All I hope is that one day, our continent will adopt the same attitude as Europe; well-behaved dogs would much rather spend time with their masters in a restaurant rather than be left behind. Plus, exposure to a variety of harmless bacteria makes our immune system stronger in fighting dangerous bugs and cancer. Read more here.

That is all for today, and I hope that you are planning to take your dog along with you to do something fun together soon!

© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM  

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Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM is an Integrative veterinarian, nutritionist and creator of natural supplements for dogs and people. Helping you and your dog prevent disease, treat nutritional deficiencies, and enjoy happier, healthier, and longer lives together.

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