Lifestyle Not Method

Schatzie my Carolina Dog
My dog Schatzie in the fields enjoying her daily nature walk with me

Since I began this naturopathic journey my passion has been to share and teach on LIFESTYLE.  As my previous newsletters, blog posts, articles, videos and audios have all stated naturopathy is ALL about LIFESTYLE not about a method. My dog Shadrach led me to this lifestyle and I’ve been moving forward with it ever since and sharing with as many as will receive this truth.

In fact, because of doing all of this for Shadrach, my husband and I began to reap major benefits ourselves. I was able to release weight as well as receive restoration for my respiratory system that had various challenges. Yes, it was and is that simple. Along with Shadrach being switched to a true carnivore diet of raw meat, bones and organs I also switched myself. While I was much more diligent with him than myself initially, I have REALLY improved and changed my own lifestyle dramatically in the years since.  My husband has followed suit by his own choices when he began to see the benefits I was receiving.

It’s about getting back to basics. Stopping the toxic, harsh chemicals that have wrecked havoc upon the entire planet in more ways than we can begin to even understand let alone unravel at this point. The following article enlightens us a tad on exactly what is happening and how our choices in the right direction can and will make a difference for the next generations – and those choices ALWAYS include for our dogs as well!

While the focus in this article is on those growing their own gardens, it’s also for those who want the research behind some of the deeper reasoning behind stopping all of these harsh, toxic chemicals for OUR well being and that of the entire ecosystem. This is SO important. These soil microbes have been destroyed with most modern farming methods…and all the synthetics and toxins used to supposedly enhance the soil while killing weeds and insects. The thing is, those insect and weed killers are VERY detrimental to far, far more than those “weeds” (which btw are often HERBS which are usable and have a PURPOSE), and insects which ALSO have a purpose in every single case. If we’d quit interfering and work WITH nature we’d see such a difference.

We CAN choose to turn from all of that and embrace a simpler, less complicated, healthier lifestyle that can re-introduce TRUE wellness back into the lives of our dogs AND us – after all WE have to make those decisions and take the action for our dogs which then benefits us as well.

We can start with one or two things.

  1. Switch out the toxic toxic laundry soap and opt for an eco-friendly one. I’ve made my own as well as tried various “natural” laundry soaps.
  2.  Additionally all of the cleaning products we use can be replaced as well with natural, non-toxic ones. I’m happy to advise on that.

The first step may be the most challenging but once you start, you’ll soon be racing towards wholeness, wellness and transformation – a healthy lifestyle, not a method!

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!

PHOTO ATTRIBUTION: Schatzie the Carolina Dog by Dr. Kim Bloomer. ©Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved.



Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. Dr. Kim offers Animal Naturopathy Mentoring and Courses. Subscribe to her DOGgone Newsletter for updates or to her blog via email. Copyright ©2005-2024 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article. The only essential oils referenced on this website are Young Living.

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