Category: Elliot Harvey

Probiotics: The New Great Ingredient

Dr. ElliotGuest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: Normally, when we think of bacteria, we think of the new strains of flesh eating bacteria, staph, E. coli and MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a difficult to treat type of staph that can cause potentially life-threatening infection. We have relegated bacteria to the category of things to avoid, but that's not necessarily accurate.

What are EFAs and How Do They Help Pets?

Guest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: Essential nutrients are those that must be supplied in the diet. This tells us that "essential fatty acids" (or EFAs, also known as unsaturated fatty acids), must be supplied to your dog through its diet. There are two types: omega-3 and omega-6, and you can find them sold by their acronyms:

Dog Health Changes

Guest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: Your loyal pet is at home and you notice something is amiss with their normal state. Unlike people, dogs cannot tell you what's wrong; you need to be aware of certain dog health changes.

Pet Flea Season

Guest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: Flea season is back–time to prepare your pet Spring–the rebirth of long dormant vibrant colors, the aromatic smell of flowers, the call of the blue jay, lush vegetables on the vine, fruiting trees. It is a time when nature pours forth all of her glory and beauty. It is also the dawn of a new season–flea season.

Nutritional Excellence in Pet Foods

Guest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: This guide was prepared by Dr. Elliott Harvey, author of "The Healthy Wholistic Dog", the premiere book on Pet Health and Natural Remedies. Dr. Harvey is a well known lecturer on Pet Health and has created remedies for Bears to the Queen of Englands Corgis and Horses.

Minerals: The Elements that Control the Action!

Guest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: For a long time, vitamins have been the dominant conversation piece. However; without proper minerals, all enzyme activity, vitamin and amino acid synthesis would cease. Minerals are the chemical reactor for many biological functions, including formation of bone and blood cells, nerve function, muscle tone, cellular fluid balance (acid/alkaline balance), hormone production, energy, tissue growth and assimilation of nutrients from food. Minerals essentially come from one of two sources, either inorganic, being from rocks, clays, sea beds (coral calcium has essential minerals and trace minerals-those from prehistoric dead coral reefs are preferred) etc., or organic-naturally processed through plant metabolism.