Are you looking for a fresh NEW START in your dog’s health? Practice the laws of health in nature.
Just like the law of gravity is always in effect, always in motion, at work in life at this very moment. The laws of health in nature – for animals (and for us) are always at work.
The Laws of health in Nature
As with any law, they are not optional. If the laws are broken, then consequences are certain to follow. One cannot run from the laws inherent and laid down in nature without repercussions.
There are 8 laws of health in nature for animals that when practiced will give your dog a N.E.W. S.T.A.R.T. in life.
N – stands for: Nutrition
Nutrition is the cornerstone. All species MUST eat what they were designed to eat in order to thrive (species specific raw food). In nature, food is not cooked. It is raw and is dense with readily bio-available nutrition according to each species’ unique anatomy and physiology.
E – stands for: Exercise
Exercise is never optional. Animals are meant to move DAILY. In the wild, playing, moving from place to place, and hunting are done daily. Movement is needed to find food, to grow and stay strong, and to move toxins out of the body.
Exercise, especially outside IN the fresh air tends to lead to an increase in natural killer cells, neutrophils and monocytes, which ultimately increases immune function.
W – stands for: Water
Water is of great importance in maintaining health. It is the basic component of all existing things. Drinking water acts as a bath for the digestive system, cleansing and refreshing it. If we could follow the stream of water into the hidden places of the body, we would see it washing away the toxins in the blood, circulating through the kidneys.
Always give pure, fresh, unadulterated water. Avoid community tap water that has been treated with chlorine, fluoride or other toxins.
S – stands for: Sun and Supplements
Animals instinctually know what is needed to stay healthy. Different animal species have been observed napping in the sunlight. Sunlight has too many benefits to mention here. Supplements are often needed due to nutrient depletion of soils, which translates into nutrient lacking food for herbivores, which then translates into lack of nutrients for omnivores and carnivores. Supplements, however, need to be used in moderation and qualified for each animal’s unique needs.
T – stands for: Temperance
Temperance is an old-fashioned word for moderation. Too much of even a good thing can wind up being detrimental, for example too much exercise, too many supplements, much sun, etc.
A – Stands for: Air
Every living thing needs fresh air daily if possible. Animals need to get outside to breathe in fresh air. Fresh air energizes. Research shows that spending time in fresh air, especially surrounded by trees and/or natural water sources, increases energy in humans. We can only imagine how it must increase energy in our dogs!
R – stands for: Rest
Our dogs need plenty of rest. They do best without all the noise of modern appliances and electronic EMFs that interfere with deep rest and biorhythms. The stress of not enough good rest can bring about illness and behavior problems.
T – stands for: Trust
Trust is not something we often think about as being a law of nature and health, but it is a vital need in achieving true health. Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, and/or strength of something (or someone). Of course, as is always the case in nature, this law is multifaceted. First, it means that we are to trust or have faith in the previous seven laws of health in nature (nutrition, exercise, pure water, sunshine, temperance, fresh air, and rest) as being the true path to longevity and quality of life.
Second, it means to trust or have faith in the principles of naturopathy, which are founded upon these laws of nature and health. Believe that these natural laws truly are laws, and when all of them practiced, they will always work. We MUST trust in the laws of health to the point of not becoming fearful and returning to conventional medicine, when the body begins to detoxify, or if it appears to be taking longer than expected to heal. In reality, conventional medicine merely masks symptoms and never allows healing or health to occur like naturopathy does.
Lastly, trust in the Creator of all life. “There have been a lot of studies, and more are coming out all of the time, that show how human patients with strong spirituality can improve their health from a variety of chronic conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, recovery from surgery and more.”
Spiritual trust, or faith, is where people find meaning in their lives. It’s something higher than them, though not necessarily attached to religion. Wherever your spirituality comes from, research indicates there are real health benefits to both yourself and yes, to your dogs! Our very thoughts, moods and attitude are quickly picked up on by our dogs, which will most always take on the same thoughts and attitude themselves.
People with high levels of religious beliefs or spirituality have lower cortisol responses. Cortisol is a hormone the body releases in response to stress. Spirituality and the practice of religion have recently been associated with a slower progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Increased levels of spirituality and religious faith may help substance abusers kick their habit.
Natural health does not depend on chance; it is a result of closely adhering to the laws of nature. All of creation follows natural law. The planets in their orbits, the birds that migrate in the winter, the caterpillar that turns into a butterfly, and the daffodils appearing in the spring–all follow these natural laws. The living body has been created with natural laws too.