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Friday, 6 January 2017

DIY Healthy Dog Treat Recipe - Immune System Boost Blueberry, Coconut, Rooibos



Boost your dog’s immune system with this simple DIY treats - packed with anti-inflammatory agents, health promoting antioxidants, and essential nutrients.



Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic, brewed, cooled Rooibos Tea.
  • 1 tbs coconut oil, organic, unrefined, or fresh pureed avocado.
  • ½ cup organic fresh, or fresh-frozen blueberries pureed, or use tart red cherries. 
  • ½ cup finely minced or chopped real raw meat.
    • Choose red meat, poultry or wild-caught cold water fatty fish
    • Don’t used highly processed meats – i.e. hot dogs, salami, ham or other highly processed meats.
    • If your dog is on a raw food diet don’t cook the meat.
    • If your dog has never eaten raw meat, gently cook the meat in a little healthy oil – i.e. organic: coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, or sesame oil.

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of one, or all of the following anti-inflammatory herbs/spices - use organic only...
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon (also known as Real Cinnamon).
  • 1 tsp Ginger.
  • 1 tsp Turmeric.
    • If using turmeric, you can also include a sprinkle of fresh ground organic black pepper.
  • 1 tbs Honey
    • Use only raw, unpasteurized, 100% pure honey. 
    • If your dog is under 1 year of age, leave the honey out of the recipe.
  • Refer to the links for information on cinnamon, ginger and honey health benefits, cautions, interactions.

Preparation
  • Pour the tea into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the pureed berries and minced/finely chopped meat.
  • Blend together.
  • Pour into ice cube trays.
  • Place trays in freezer, allow several hours to freeze.

Serving
  • Serve as a treat.
  • Can be given daily.
  • Note - blueberry, tart red cherry and turmeric contain powerful natural dyes – make sure your dog eats his/her treats on a surface you can easily clean – not on carpet! 
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1.0 Use of Foods, Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Alternative Medicines:

When choosing to use any of the items or protocols in the article above, it is your responsibility to ensure safe use of the item/protocol. Food, herbs, nutraceuticals and alternative medicines all have drug interactions, most have health issue contradictions, some have side effects. Use of substances and protocols are your responsibility. Prior to use of any substance or protocol make sure you do your research - check for all cautions, contradictions,interactions, side effects. If in doubt do not use the substance or protocol. If the substance, or protocol is contradicted for your animal do not use. If your animal has an underlying condition you are not aware of substances may conflict with that condition.

2.0 The Real Meaning of Holistic…

Food, herbs, nutraceuticals and alternative medicines are NOT ‘holistic’ they are a substance and MAY, or may NOT be ‘NATURAL’. It is important to keep in mind that the supplement industry is just as unethical as BigPharma, the Food and Pet Food Industry, and unfortunately many veterinarians.

If you use a ‘natural’ substance (i.e. an herb) you are using a natural substance, this is not synonymous with holistic.

Holistic is a way of approaching life, and within that - overall health, and wellbeing.

Please do not expect a natural substance to miraculously remedy a health or behavioral situation. A natural substance may be used to treat symptoms. However, if the factors causing the underlying issue are not properly identified, analyzed and addressed you do not have a remedy.

Remedy requires a comprehensive approach that identifies root cause, seeks to remove items that trigger, cause or otherwise contribute to issues, and builds a complete, and detailed approach to immediate treatment, remedy, and maintenance of long-term health = holistic.

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