by Linda Capra, Helios Center
The sense of hunger, like all our senses, is common but not completely understood. We produce hormones called ghrelin and leptin that signal hunger or lack of hunger. When you eat, your body secretes leptin, which lowers you desire to eat. When there is an absence of leptin, ghrelin is secreted, [...]
by Paul Schlosser, MD DABMA
It is the goal for each of us to feel as good as we can for as long as we can.
I think that that is a given. The ultimate role of health care then is to maximize those chances while doing so without undue risk. We all fantasize about a magic [...]
by Dana Bauer, electrotoxicologist, CT
Microcurrent therapy, also known as MENS (microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulation), is the use of very low currents of electricity at specific frequencies to improve health and reduce pain.
The benefits of microcurrent therapy include increased blood flow, reduction of inflammation, better tissue healing, more cellular activity/regeneration, detoxification, and the release of myofascial [...]
Holistic living balances every aspect of your life— health, finance, relationships— to a peaceful and happy state. The great thing about living holistically is that it doesn’t have to be expensive or extreme. You can approach it incrementally, and wait until you’re comfortable with steps you’ve already taken before moving to another phase.
Is a Holistic [...]
Did you know that, come this March 2013, anyone age sixty and over can adopt a dog or cat FREE from the Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA)? If you are in that age bracket, here are ten reasons why adopting a pet might be a good idea.
Senior pet owners have better physical health. This [...]
by Melissa Kullman, Master Groomer, Puckabee’s Eco-Friendly Grooming
Many of us have started thinking of ways to make our lives greener and healthier. We cut down on the processed foods that we eat, use products that are chemical free, refuse those products that are tested on animals, and recycle every chance we get. Many of us [...]
by Linda Vognar
Herbal medicine is an ancient healing practice: Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal formulas were recorded thousands of years ago. Even today 70 percent of the world’s population uses botanical medicine to cure and alleviate disease. So it is not surprising that plant medicines have also been used by animal caregivers for millennium.
If you have [...]
by Dr. Margaret L. Meier (Radle) DVM, CVSMT, CAVCA, CIVCA
“Veterinrary spinal manipulative therapy (VSMT)? Is that like chiropractic for animals? How come I didn’t know this was available?” These are questions I face every day in my veterinary practice. As readers of Second Opinion, we are all familiar with chiropractic care for ourselves and our [...]
Your family gets an A+ in being green and using natural products, but does that include Fido and Fluffy? People leave a large carbon footprint, but dogs and cats also leave a carbon footprint—er carbon pawprint. However, even pet products are going greener all the time. A visit to your local pet store will turn [...]
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Meet a dog who’s addicted to toads, a chatty parrot who tells the truth, and the Stupid Pet Tricks coordinator for the Late Show with David Letterman. Visit the Wait Wait petting zoo and welcome three orphaned hummingbirds home. Heard on National Public Radio, these are the kinds of stories people stay [...]