Thursday, November 29, 2007
Healing my dog Liebe with juice feasting!!
Good news. Juice feasting is not just a powerful healing modality for people. Today, our pets are also suffering from the degenerative diseases of modern industrial society. For this reason many people are switching their pets to a raw and natural diet. My dog is currently suffering from an autoimmune disease that has left her blind and overweight with poor digestion. Her vet wants to put her on corticosteroids which are toxic and damaging to her already weak digestive system. So instead of listening to the money hungry advice of her vet I decided to see how she does on a modified juice feast. As a person who knows first hand how autoimmune disease works I am well aware that the digestive tract must be healed in order to reduce the inflammatory response. In the extreme case of my dog Liebe everytime she ate her tummy would bloat and she would get short of breath. She is simply not digesting properly. Swithching her to juices, miso soup, chicken and veggie broth, green superfoods and curcumin have done wonders for giving her digestive tract a break. I've had her on her juice feast for about 2 weeks and she now looks and acts like her former puppy-like self. She is no longer bloated or suffering, her weight has returned to normal and she can go on long walks again. I have begun reintroducing raw dehydrated dog food back into her diet by blending it with the fluids. We have an upcoming appointment with her vet in order to test her blood levels. I'll let you know the outcome. What I know for sure is that her quality of life is dramatically improving!
* My parents just arrived home from Hawaii and my mother was shocked at how healthy my dog looks compared to before their vacation! She stated that it was like having her old Liebe back.