DEALING WITH XMAS TIME– AN HOLISTIC APPROACH TO LOOKING AFTER YOUR PETS

 

Wow – Xmas is almost upon us already. I see this by the shop window dressings and the festivities.

xmas-picWhilst this may be a very exciting and festive season, it can be very traumatic for our companion animals. This is when our pets become very vulnerable and even abused.

Herewith some typical characteristics of a summer Xmas and an holistic approach to best look after your companions:

Holiday travels (leaving pet at home) and firecrackers

Summer is the season where we travel and there is a lot of excitement around us. All this can be very traumatic for our pets. There are still irresponsible and insensitive people who celebrate with firecrackers, without regard for our animals.

It is also a season when we travel a lot and take our yearly vacation, often leaving our pets behind or in kennels.

Calm personalities are required as our pets pick up on our stress. The use of homeopathic supplements for calming and relaxing would also be well advised. If we leave our pet at home, then leave them with chewies and toys and spoil them with natural treats when you leave and return. This all helps to reduce the stress.

Festivities and feasting

It’s a time when we over indulge in food and drink and we like to share our spoils with our pets. Any product that is preserved, laden with sugar or dairy will impact negatively on their healthy and allergies. Buy some healthy snacks and treats and spoil them, rather, in this way.

Change in appetite

Xmas in South Africa is smack bang in the middle of our hot summer.

It is very normal that your pet loses appetite during the hot months. This is not a concern. Perhaps you may wish to consider using some exciting tit bits added into the food like chicken liver, melted butter, home-made chicken stock, sardines, etc. One may even consider reducing your feed from twice a day to only once

Long grass, dust mites and flea bites – allergies

It is important to boost your pet’s immunity during this season. The use of probiotics and/or spirulina would well advise.  Also good quality omega 3 fish oil (not flax) is essential.

A natural diet with vegetables and loads of cooling herbs like mints, sages, lemon balm would help to build immunity and calm and cool irritable skin.

Fleas and Ticks

Nothing can be more irritating than whilst you are trying to enjoy your summer festivities and Xmas, than your pet scratching and itching.

The use of natural chemical free repellents is well advised and we caution against the use of toxic and sometimes poisonous flea and tick drops. Khakibos as a spray is fantastic to apply on your cats or dogs.

Internally, we would recommend increasing the daily dose of fresh garlic. Another alternative would be the use of aloe ferox bitter crystals (they are extremely bitter and you would have to hide the crystal in some meat or snack). Only one small crystal take every few days is necessary.

To one and all, I hope these tips will be useful and that you may enjoy a fruitful, relaxing and safe Xmas with your WHOLE family.

DEALING WITH XMAS TIME– AN HOLISTIC APPROACH TO LOOKING AFTER YOUR PETS

xmas-picWow – Xmas is almost upon us already. I see this by the shop window dressings and the festivities.

Whilst this may be a very exciting and festive season, it can be very traumatic for our companion animals. This is when our pets become very vulnerable and even abused.

Herewith some typical characteristics of a summer Xmas and an holistic approach to best look after your companions:

Holiday travels (leaving pet at home) and firecrackers

Summer is the season where we travel and there is a lot of excitement around us. All this can be very traumatic for our pets. There are still irresponsible and insensitive people who celebrate with firecrackers, without regard for our animals.

It is also a season when we travel a lot and take our yearly vacation, often leaving our pets behind or in kennels.

Calm personalities are required as our pets pick up on our stress. The use of homeopathic supplements for calming and relaxing would also be well advised. If we leave our pet at home, then leave them with chewies and toys and spoil them with natural treats when you leave and return. This all helps to reduce the stress.

Festivities and feasting

It’s a time when we over indulge in food and drink and we like to share our spoils with our pets. Any product that is preserved, laden with sugar or dairy will impact negatively on their healthy and allergies. Buy some healthy snacks and treats and spoil them, rather, in this way.

Change in appetite

Xmas in South Africa is smack bang in the middle of our hot summer.

It is very normal that your pet loses appetite during the hot months. This is not a concern. Perhaps you may wish to consider using some exciting tit bits added into the food like chicken liver, melted butter, home-made chicken stock, sardines, etc. One may even consider reducing your feed from twice a day to only once

Long grass, dust mites and flea bites – allergies

It is important to boost your pet’s immunity during this season. The use of probiotics and/or spirulina would well advise.  Also good quality omega 3 fish oil (not flax) is essential.

A natural diet with vegetables and loads of cooling herbs like mints, sages, lemon balm would help to build immunity and calm and cool irritable skin.

Fleas and Ticks

Nothing can be more irritating than whilst you are trying to enjoy your summer festivities and Xmas, than your pet scratching and itching.

The use of natural chemical free repellents is well advised and we caution against the use of toxic and sometimes poisonous flea and tick drops. Khakibos as a spray is fantastic to apply on your cats or dogs.

Internally, we would recommend increasing the daily dose of fresh garlic. Another alternative would be the use of aloe ferox bitter crystals (they are extremely bitter and you would have to hide the crystal in some meat or snack). Only one small crystal take every few days is necessary

To one and all, I hope these tips will be useful and that you may enjoy a fruitful, relaxing and safe Xmas with your WHOLE family.

The Miracle of Vondi’s

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When it comes to the treatment of skin ailments and health issues, Vondis resolve has been miraculous. Take the time to read some of the testimonials from happy clients….

Just thought I’d let you know that I’ve just seen a very happy client. His Labrador had to wear bandages almost permanently for lick granulomas and had frequent hotspots. He has been feeding your Special Chicken and using the Rooibos Anti-itch. There is only 1 slightly raw spot left, no bandages and hardly any scratching

Dr. Alma Kerr (vet)

Dr Eckersley said, i quote: ”I am VERY happy with her condition and her results!”  During her exam – he commented on her amazing coat!  She feels like Velvet! He said that you can see she is in perfect health!”

Julie

Before introducing them to the Vondis diet, besides all the drugs that were being pumped in to them, the monthly cost of the medicine together with the dry food prescription diets that the vets advised us to put them on, ran in to thousands of rands a month.  

We are now enjoying a good night’s sleep and they are happy, healthy boys!

Tony and Barbs

I have rescued many animals and all the animals in my care eat Vondis.

The speed with which my rescued babies heal is just mind blowing. I’m talking about animals with demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange, ticks and flea/lice investations.

I just wanted to thank you and Paul for all your assistance in helping me to help them!!

…..Kind regards Nicole

Since he was a puppy he really farted a lot.A friend then suggested Vondi’s. – HE HAS NOT MADE ONE A BAD SMELL EVER SINCE THE FIRST PACKET!. I cannot believe it, neither can anyone else that knows him. Vondi’s is truly the best pet food out there. His diaree has also stopped. There is actually a form now. His coat has improved and I know that he is much happier

From Karien Human

Paul Grizzly is loving his new food and I bless you every time I cut open a bag. He also stopped scratching immediately!

Best, Elma

I have put my dog Leo on your Vondi’s food for itchy skins and within three weeks I’ve noticed a difference. He had a bald patch on his chest and the hair has almost all grown back – best decision I’ve ever made for my furbaby! smile emoticon”.

Lanadene

Hi Vondi’s team!

All I can say is WOW and THANK YOU!!! I struggled getting my Yorkie to eat her food and scared to try anything new to be honest because Holly has such a sensitive tummy! On Vondi’s all clear and perfect.

Thanks again for really making a difference in mine and Holly’s life, seriously!

Jen & Holly xx

All your products are totally amazing and we really do cherish your generosity by helping us help Finn, in every way possible. Using Vondis has made Finn’s road to recovery a lot easier than we usually have to go through with the poor souls we rehabilitate. 

Fondest regards

Rosemary

He loves the Vondi’s food so much that he starts to work himself into quiet a frenzy if this is taking too long……… My neighbour arrived here at lunchtime to see him get his food….. she had never in her life  seen a dog bark for it’s food……. 

Julie De Villiers

Cindy , you have no idea what your kind food donation and soaps and oils can do for a dog in need .. Rupert’s skin has healed , his coat is growing back with a sheen his sad little face has a smile on it .. Thank you so much for your support # vondies is the best 👍👍 Rosemary Briggs

The Miracle of Vondi’s

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When it comes to the treatment of skin ailments and health issues, Vondis resolve has been miraculous. Take the time to read some of the testimonials from happy clients…

Just thought I’d let you know that I’ve just seen a very happy client. His Labrador had to wear bandages almost permanently for lick granulomas and had frequent hotspots. He has been feeding your Special Chicken and using the Rooibos Anti-itch. There is only 1 slightly raw spot left, no bandages and hardly any scratching

Dr. Alma Kerr (vet)

Dr Eckersley said, i quote: ”I am VERY happy with her condition and her results!”  During her exam – he commented on her amazing coat!  She feels like Velvet! He said that you can see she is in perfect health!”

Julie

Before introducing them to the Vondis diet, besides all the drugs that were being pumped in to them, the monthly cost of the medicine together with the dry food prescription diets that the vets advised us to put them on, ran in to thousands of rands a month.  

We are now enjoying a good night’s sleep and they are happy, healthy boys!

Tony and Barbs

I have rescued many animals and all the animals in my care eat Vondis.

The speed with which my rescued babies heal is just mind blowing. I’m talking about animals with demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange, ticks and flea/lice investations.

I just wanted to thank you and Paul for all your assistance in helping me to help them!!

…..Kind regards Nicole

Since he was a puppy he really farted a lot.A friend then suggested Vondi’s. – HE HAS NOT MADE ONE A BAD SMELL EVER SINCE THE FIRST PACKET!. I cannot believe it, neither can anyone else that knows him. Vondi’s is truly the best pet food out there. His diaree has also stopped. There is actually a form now. His coat has improved and I know that he is much happier

From Karien Human

Paul Grizzly is loving his new food and I bless you every time I cut open a bag. He also stopped scratching immediately!

Best, Elma

I have put my dog Leo on your Vondi’s food for itchy skins and within three weeks I’ve noticed a difference. He had a bald patch on his chest and the hair has almost all grown back – best decision I’ve ever made for my furbaby! smile emoticon”.

Lanadene

Hi Vondi’s team!

All I can say is WOW and THANK YOU!!! I struggled getting my Yorkie to eat her food and scared to try anything new to be honest because Holly has such a sensitive tummy! On Vondi’s all clear and perfect.

Thanks again for really making a difference in mine and Holly’s life, seriously!

Jen & Holly xx

 All your products are totally amazing and we really do cherish your generosity by helping us help Finn, in every way possible. Using Vondis has made Finn’s road to recovery a lot easier than we usually have to go through with the poor souls we rehabilitate. 

Fondest regards

Rosemary

He loves the Vondi’s food so much that he starts to work himself into quiet a frenzy if this is taking too long……… My neighbour arrived here at lunchtime to see him get his food….. she had never in her life  seen a dog bark for it’s food……. 

Julie De Villiers

Cindy , you have no idea what your kind food donation and soaps and oils can do for a dog in need .. Rupert’s skin has healed , his coat is growing back with a sheen his sad little face has a smile on it .. Thank you so much for your support # vondies is the best 👍👍 Rosemary Briggs

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NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR YOUR COMPANION ANIMAL

 

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Natural supplementation is extremely important for your pet, especially when treating an ailment or condition. Herewith is a list of my preferred supplements to include in your companions diet.

OMEGA 3 FISH OIL – for skin conditions and allergies.

A quality omega 3 is essential in restoring cell damage and should be your first choice supplement. Almost every Vet will recommend an Omega 3 when treating skin disorders and inflammation.

Sally-Anne Creed is one of South Africa’s leading nutritionists and her stance on whether to use fish oil or flax oil is very clear. She firmly warns clients to avoid flax.

Although flaxseed oil is often touted, even by some doctors, as a substitute for fish oil, new studies show it’s not a reliable alternative.

A new Emory University study found that taking high daily doses of flaxseed oil  caused no increase at all of omega-3 DHA in the blood of subjects.

Similarly, feeding animal’s alpha-linolenic acid, as found in flaxseed oil, did not increase DHA in their brain cells, according to research at the National Institutes of Health.

New British research says high doses of flaxseed oil may even cause a decrease in omega-3 DHA and that flaxseed oil does not adequately nourish fetal brains.

According to the study published in ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’ flaxseed oil is found very less effective against inflammatory conditions. Generally, flaxseed oil has been considered to be anti-inflammatory agent. But few more studies reveal the shocking truth that it actually increases inflammation in most of the cases.

My preference, especially when treating skin ailments, is high quality fish oil, preferably salmon oil.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – for itchy skin & arthritis

Apple cider vinegar is a remedy with multiple uses for dogs: alleviating allergies, arthritis, establishing correct pH balance.

If your dog has itchy skin, the beginnings of a hot spot, incessantly licks its feet, has smelly ears, or is picky about his food, the application of Apple Cider Vinegar may change things around. For poor appetite, use it in the food – 1 tablespoon, two times a day for a 20 kilo. dog.

Taken internally, Apple Cider Vinegar is credited with maintaining the acid/alkaline balance of the digestive tract.

If you have a dog that has clear, watery discharge from the eyes, a runny nose, or coughs with a liquid sound, uses Apple Cider Vinegar in his or her food. One teaspoon twice a day for a 20 kilo dog will do the job.

After your weekly grooming sessions, use a few drops in his or her ears after cleaning them to avoid ear infections and to clean out mites. Two parts Apple Cider Vinegar to eight parts warm water would be the desired dosage

For itchy skin or the beginning of hot spots, dilute Apple Cider Vinegar, three parts water and one part the vinegar, and add into a spray bottle or dab onto the dog’s skin.

Fleas, flies, ticks and bacteria, external parasites, ring worm, fungus, staphylococcus, streptococcus, mange, etc., are unlikely to inhabit a dog whose system is acidic inside and out.

Your dog will also smell so nice that you may mistake your companion animal for your garden salad

VONDI’S MULTI – VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT

Yeast: all B vitamins

Lecithin: helps body absorb fats

Garlic: natural anti-biotic and flea deterrent

Kelp: Sea minerals

Calcium: bone builder

Dandelion: cleans liver and kidneys

Vitamin C: tiny amount as they produce a lot of their own. Calcium ascorbate used as we don’t want to irritate the lining of the stomach

SPIRULINA – for immunity and digestion

One of my preferred supplements is Spirulina.

Spirulina contains a remarkable combination of vegetable protein, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and powerful antioxidants. These vital substances work in synergy to assist in immune enhancement, disease prevention, the promotion of healthy bowel flora and general well-being.

All vitamins and minerals in Spirulina are present as natural, organically-bound complexes. Unlike synthetic combinations of isolated vitamins and minerals, these complexes are easily recognized by the body and are therefore highly bio-available. Spirulina provides superior nutrition, especially at a time when many commercial foods are becoming increasingly more nutrient depleted

Spirulina has the highest protein content of any natural food.  Spirulina contains between 65 and 70% protein. This is 270% more protein than fish, 334% more than beef and 556% more than tofu.

Spirulina also excels with regards to protein quality. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Unlike non-essential amino acids, essential amino acids can not be synthesized by the body and must be obtained from the diet. Spirulina provides all the essential amino acids and is therefore considered a complete protein.  With regards to usable protein (as a percentage of the food’s composition), Spirulina is second only to whole, dried eggs. Furthermore, protein from

Spirulina contains various trace minerals and provides 475% more calcium than whole milk and 5756% more iron than spinach. Iron from Spirulina is more than twice as absorb-able as the form of iron found in most meats and vegetables. Spirulina is the best natural iron supplement available and has been shown to correct anaemia, increase blood haemoglobin content and increase iron reserves.

In general, Spirulina enhances overall immunity, promotes a healthy gut and overall well- being.  Spirulina is an excellent supplement for a healthy skin and lustrous coat.  It enhances appetite even for finicky cats. Spirulina fed pets have a fresher breath odour.

In short Spirulina has been shown to:

* Boost Immune System

* Improve Digestion

* Produce healthy skin and lustrous coat

* Improve Appetite (so eat more of your food)

* Improve overall well-being and freshen breath

DEVILS CLAW AND ROSEHIP – an effective treatment for joint pain and arthritis

Supplementing your companion animal’s diet can be very beneficial. As a puppy or kitten it is very important to enhance nutrition whilst in the growth phase.

For adult or ageing companions, supplementing diet with enriched natural minerals and vitamins is well advised. This is especially true for dogs and cats that are likely to experience arthritic and hip dysplasia problems, which is very common with large breed dogs and almost all ageing animals.

Devils Claw and Rosehip is a must for all ageing animals and for that matter, humans.

DEVILS CLAW

Native to southern Africa, devil’s claw is a shrub that has lush foliage and red flowers. The plant gets its name from the miniature hooks that cover its fruit. For thousands of years, the Khoisan peoples of Madagascar and the Kalahari Desert have used Devil’s Claw root in remedies to treat pain and inflammation and many other medical ailments.

Today, Devil’s Claw is used for degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis, for back pain, and as an appetite stimulant and digestive tonic. Scientific evidence supports the use of Devil’s Claw root to help relieve pain and inflammation in people with arthritis and other painful disorders.

Studies have found that taking Devil’s Claw for several months substantially reduces pain and improves physical functioning in people with osteoarthritis. In addition, those who received Devil’s Claw experienced fewer side effects and required fewer pain-reducing medications throughout the study.

In addition to the treatment of osteoarthritis and other painful disorders, Devil’s Claw is also very useful for upset stomach, loss of appetite, headaches, allergies, and fever.

ROSEHIP

Another natural remedy that compliments the positive attributes of Devil’s Claw in dealing with arthritic and pain issues is Rosehip.

The pain-relieving properties of Rosehip, which has previously been linked to reduced inflammation in osteoarthritis, have been suggested for decades.

Scientists have found that powder made from a wild variety of Rosehip, Rosa canina, is better at reducing pain in patients than glucosamine, a treatment prescribed by many vets.

The latest studies led to a reduction in glucosamine use by many arthritis sufferers and that Rosehip powder was an effective alternative for those seeking a natural remedy for these symptoms.

The evidence for the benefits of rose-hip powder in osteoarthritis appears consistent, and, if pet owners wish to use this natural remedy in addition to any other prescribed treatment by their vet, this would be perfectly in order.

The Daily Telegraph in its headline claimed that Rosehip was ‘better than painkillers’ for arthritis. Researchers have found that it is three times more effective than standard paracetamol at relieving pain and 40% more effective than Glucosamine.

Feeding Requirements

Both Devils Claw and Rosehip can be bought at most health shops and some pharmacies in a powdered form and they are both very palatable. Your companion animal will have no problem digesting them when mixed with their food. Obviously, it would be a lot easier to administer if you were feeding a home cooked or natural diet.

I would recommend for small dogs and cats a half tea spoon of each, mixed with the food, daily. For a medium breed, 1 tea spoon of each and for a large breed, 1.5 – 2 tea spoons of each.

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH – a natural dewormer and parasite cleanser

Diatomaceous Earth is the fossilized shells of unicellular microscopic water-dwelling plants known as Diatoms.

These tiny unicellular plants use soluble silica (sand) from their environment to make their cells walls. When these organisms die, the shells pile up on the bottom to form thick beds of sediment.

These beds, called Diatomite or Diatomaceous Earth, are then mined from ancient dried lake bottoms.

One can obtain synthetic or processed Diatomaceous Earth which is often used in paints, filtering systems, chemical insecticides and cosmetics. However, NATURAL DIATOMACEOUS EARTH has not been altered in any chemical way and is derived from a fresh water source and contains less than 1% crystalline silica. Any Diatomaceous Earth that exceeds 1% is referred to as pool grade and best used in pool filtration systems.

Natural Diatomaceous Earth is made up of microscopic shells of diatoms. These fossil shells have tiny points (similar to lemon grass), which puncture the insect’s or parasites exoskeleton and thus kills them.  Thus Diatomaceous Earth operates mechanically and NOT chemically. Because of this, parasites and pests cannot become immune or resistant to Diatomaceous Earth.

There are commercial products available to de-worm and rid parasites, but they are all chemically based or poisons and can be a hazard to the health of your companion animal.

Diatomaceous Earth is registered, certified and approved by the Department of Agriculture and approved by almost every international agricultural body including the F.D.A, the E.P.A and the E.U.

Diatomaceous Earth is an effective natural de-wormer and parasite cleanser.  Parasites live in an animal’s intestinal tract, causing nutritional problems and physical irritation, effecting the health condition and attitude of the host. You can safely and effectively eradicate them with Diatomaceous Earth.

Diatomaceous Earth, when internally digested is known to kill parasites mechanically by scrapping the gut, literally piercing their structure. Externally applied, it is very effective in killing fleas in the same manner. Both are totally safe and work mechanically rather than chemically. Remember, chemicals and poisons will certainly have an adverse effect on skin conditions and general health.

Diatomaceous Earth has many other health benefits. It also helps to attract and absorb bad bacteria, herbicides, pesticides, food additives, artificial hormones, heavy metals, drug residues, viruses and toxins and helps excrete it from the animal’s body.

Diatomaceous Earth is very effective in helping to support your pet’s immune system and enhance metabolism by scrapping the gut and getting rid of toxins. Daily exposure to a wide variety of toxins can seriously affect your pet’s health. A highly-processed diet filled with colourants and preservatives, chlorinated water, commercial flea collars, insecticides and pollution are all contributors to a toxic and unhealthy life style.

Diatomaceous Earth also contains an array of trace minerals to feed and nourish your pet.  One of the minerals that it contains in abundance is Silica. Silica is a vital trace mineral required by the animal’s body for strong and flexible joints, glowing skin, coat health, stronger hair and bones.

In summary, Diatomaceous Earth helps to maintain all-round systemic functioning and maintain health and vigour in pets. Besides eradicating parasites, worms and pests, it other advantages are:

  • Improved Digestion and Nutrient Absorption
  • Improved Coat, Hoof and Bone Health
  • Enhances growth of animal
  • Contains 71 Organic Trace Minerals
  • Combats Arthritis and Joint Pains
  • Lower Cholesterol levels
  • Stimulates metabolism
  • Reduces overall animal stress

Feeding Recommendations

Diatomaceous Earth is a fine powder which is very palatable and should be added to your pet’s food. Daily supplementation is recommended:

Kitten/puppy – ½ spoon per day

Cat or Small Dog – 1 teaspoon per day

Medium – Large Dog – 2 teaspoons per day

 

TALKING SCIENCE: HOW HONEST IS SCIENCE?

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From the editor of the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, Dr. Richard Horton: Medical research is “unreliable at best, if not completely bogus”.

Comment from Vondis Holistic Pet – The content below applies also to the commercial pet industry which covers nutrition, medicine and flea poisons. This industry is dominated by some of the largest multi nationals in the world. They too hide behind “science”.  A preferred source of reference is nutritional studies

Are you really safe when taking prescribed pharmaceutical drugs?

At least half of all scientific tests conducted on the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs are worthless or worse, according to the editor of the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, Dr. Richard Horton 1. Calling it “a turn towards darkness”, he warns that medical research is “unreliable at best, if not completely bogus”.

Big pharma falsifies

Major pharmaceutical companies falsify or manipulate tests by taking samples too small to be statistically meaningful.

They hire test labs or scientists that have blatant conflicts of interest such as pleasing the drug company to get further grants of money from them.

Dr. Horton published his statement after attending a symposium on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research at the Wellcome Trust in London in April last year.

Calling it “criminal dereliction and malfeasance”, he said: “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.

“Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

He said that major pharmaceutical companies falsify or manipulate tests on the health, safety and effectiveness of their various drugs by taking samples too small to be statistically meaningful or hiring test labs or scientists where the lab or scientist pleases the drug company to get further grants.

“90% of medical research tainted”

One of the world’s leading experts on medical research, Dr. John Ioannidis, has been saying this for several years. In an article entitled “Lies, Damn Lies, and Medical Science” 2, he says that 90% of medical research is tainted if not outright bogus, due to influence from the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Ioannidis is Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine in California 3.

He is one of the most-cited scientists across the scientific literature, especially in the fields of clinical medicine and social sciences, according to Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers 2015.

Further comment in the industry

Dr. Marcia Angell, a former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Medical Journal — considered another one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world — has stated, “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. 4

“I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

Corruption: medical studies and unfavourable results

Another voice is that of Harvey Marcovitch, who has studied and written about the corruption of medical tests and publication in medical journals.

He writes: “Studies showing positive outcomes for a drug or device under consideration are more likely to be published than ‘negative’ studies.

“Editors are partly to blame for this but so are commercial sponsors, whose methodologically well-conducted studies with unfavorable results tended not to see the light of day . . .” 4

“The good news is that science is beginning to take some of its worst failings very seriously.

“The bad news is that nobody is ready to take the first step to clean up the system.”

1 http://nsnbc.me/2015/06/19/shocking-report-from-medical-insiders/

2 http://www.drugawareness.org/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/

3 Wikipedia, “John Ioannidis”

4 http://nsnbc.me/2015/06/19/shocking-report-from-medical-insiders/

SCIENTIFIC, BALANCED AND COMPLETE – Vondi’s Holistic Pet Nutrition

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Vondi’s had to endure extreme scientific testing and procedure in order to be legally registered in terms of Act 36 of 1947.

This involved:

  1. Microbiological testing to determine any aerobic or anaerobic growth so that it can be considered as “commercially sterile”
  1. A chemical analysis to determine balance to include: Protein, Moisture, Ash, Fat, Insoluble fibre, Ca, P, Linoleic, Omega 6:3, β-carotene.
  1. Perform a proximal analysis to determine its proximal composition moisture analysis.
  1. Determine an optimum time/temperature and a built in safety margin.
  1. Label development in terms of the law: Guaranteed Analysis, Feeding Guidelines, Open Declaration.
  1. Full chemistry on final product.
  1. Application to The Department of Agriculture for registration.

The fact that we don’t boast about our scientific registration and completeness, does not make us any less scientific than other veterinary brands. We have just preferred to advocate other attributes that we feel are just as important: WHOLESOMENESS, NUTRITIOUS and of course MORALITY and ETHICS.

MSM vs S&M – what are the differences?? – adults only!

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MSM has powerful pain-killing affects, whilst S&M promotes pain and suffering.

MSM strengthens connective tissue. With S&M, you need a tissue to wipe away your tears.

MSM relieves and reduces inflammation but with S&M your whole body is likely to be bruised and inflamed.

MSM reduces high blood pressure. With S&M, depending on how violent your partner is, you may be left with severe injuries and bleeding.

MSM acts as an effective anti-depressant but S&M is likely to leave you psychologically damaged.

MSM reduces joint degeneration but S&M can harm your joints, depending how “kinky” you get.

MSM improves lung function effectively but with S&M, strangling and suffocation is encouraged and can collapse your lung.

MSM relieves chronic constipation whilst S&M promotes perverse sexual activity that may cause irritable bowels and constipation.

AS you can see, I am not a huge fan of S&M (everyone to their own) but I am a huge fan of MSM.

MSM stands for methyl-sulfonyl-methane, which is sulphur.  Its main benefit, besides the above, is treating inflammation, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.

Read up more about MSM and refrain from S&M.

KIBBLE/PELLET FOOD FOR HUMANS! OWNER OF VONDI’S TO BE INSTANT BILLIONAIRE!!

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The owner of Vondi’s Pet Nutrition, Paul, cannot see why kibble food for humans should not be a success. Kibble food for dogs, more than 50 years old, has found favour in every home, throughout the world.

“When you look at the claims, the producers of these kibble diets make, complete, balanced, wholesome, protein enriched, this looks like the ultimate diet and therefore there should be no reason why this type of diet won’t have the same success for humans”, he says.

Moreover, homes can be built with less fancy kitchens and fridge and freezer facilities. One can get rid of this equipment and make your kitchens more compact, thus allowing larger living area space.

Paul has already designed the state of the art kitchen, including shelving to accommodate a variety of human kibble bags. And just like with our pets, the shelf life is 24 months, which means that you could make an initial big investment and not have to incur future food expense.

Paul has been very open with his recipes and claims that human kibble will be just as tasty as dog and kitty kibble. His favourites are Indian Curry Kibble, Italian Spaghetti Bolognaise, Peking duck, Irish stew and Sunday Roast.

Paul assures us that human kibble will have all the necessary supplements, vitamins and minerals to promote exceptional nutritional values. Moreover, it will have a great “crunch”, thus cleaning your teeth at the same time. “Throw away your tooth brushes”, he says. “No more wasting money on dentists and toothbrushes.”

Eating habits that have lasted thousands of years will change. You timelines as to breakfast, lunch and dinner will change forever. You don’t have to adhere to the norm. You can even eat your human kibble whilst in motion – eat and walk along the promenade, eat and workout in the gym. You can eat human kibble in the car to work, you can eat it in the movies, fill your kids lunch boxes – all this time, anytime, enhancing nutritional well-being.

When asked if such a kibble diet will cause upset stomachs, he says: “on the contrary – I have added a product called beet pulp into my recipe, which will induce the perfect dry stool.  It’s a little like Imodium – but different.”

When asked why he believes that other great entrepreneurs had not discovered human kibble before, he wasn’t really sure but believed that he would still become a billionaire from this invention.

We put it to Paul that worldwide, health fanatics and nutritional experts are turning to “whole foods”, “organic foods”, “fresh from the farm preservative free foods”.

“Well”, he said, looking a little disappointed, “those green people are weirdoes and anyways, I will produce organic human kibble as well, if they insist”. “People have fed their pets with kibble for 50 years and if you ignore the odd bouts of cancer, diabetes, bladder disorder, obesity, arthritis, skin ailments –  then this makes for an excellent tasty meal. Most of all, nothing beats convenience”.

KIBBLE/PELLET FOOD FOR HUMANS! OWNER OF VONDI’S INSTANT BILLIONAIRE!!

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The owner of Vondi’s Pet Nutrition, Paul, cannot see why kibble food for humans should not be a success. Kibble food for dogs, more than 50 years old, has found favour in every home, throughout the world.

“When you look at the claims, the producers of these kibble diets make, complete, balanced, wholesome, protein enriched, this looks like the ultimate diet and therefore there should be no reason why this type of diet won’t have the same success for humans”, he says.

Moreover, homes can be built with less fancy kitchens and fridge and freezer facilities. One can get rid of this equipment and make your kitchens more compact, thus allowing larger living area space.

Paul has already designed the state of the art kitchen, including shelving to accommodate a variety of human kibble bags. And just like with our pets, the shelf life is 24 months, which means that you could make an initial big investment and not have to incur future food expense.

Paul has been very open with his recipes and claims that human kibble will be just as tasty as dog and kitty kibble. His favourites are Indian Curry Kibble, Italian Spaghetti Bolognaise, Peking duck, Irish stew and Sunday Roast.

Paul assures us that human kibble will have all the necessary supplements, vitamins and minerals to promote exceptional nutritional values. Moreover, it will have a great “crunch”, thus cleaning your teeth at the same time. “Throw away your tooth brushes”, he says. “No more wasting money on dentists and toothbrushes.”

Eating habits that have lasted thousands of years will change. You timelines as to breakfast, lunch and dinner will change forever. You don’t have to adhere to the norm. You can even eat your human kibble whilst in motion – eat and walk along the promenade, eat and workout in the gym. You can eat human kibble in the car to work, you can eat it in the movies, fill your kids lunch boxes – all this time, anytime, enhancing nutritional well-being.

When asked if such a kibble diet will cause upset stomachs, he says: “on the contrary – I have added a product called beet pulp into my recipe, which will induce the perfect firm stool.  It’s a little like Imodium – but different.

When asked why he believes that other great entrepreneurs had not discovered human kibble before, he wasn’t really sure but believed that he would still become a billionaire from this invention.

We put it to Paul  that worldwide, health fanatics and nutritional experts are turning to “whole foods”, “organic foods”, “fresh from the farm preservative free foods”.

“Well”, he said, looking a little disappointed, “those green people are weirdo’s and anyways, I will produce organic human kibble as well, if they insist”. “People have fed their pets with kibble for 50 years and if you ignore the odd bouts of cancer, diabetes, bladder disorder, obesity, arthritis, skin ailments –  then this makes for an excellent tasty meal. Most of all, nothing beats convenience”.

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