Elizabeth's Holistic Notes for You and Your Pet
February 2012
In This Issue
Water: Did you know...?
Tinnitus: ringing in the ears
Spaying & Neutering
Quick Links
Inspirational Insight


In everyday life

a curve ball is presented to you.


No matter how challenging it seems to be in your life,

you have the power

to shift:  

by thinking

it is only "temporary",

by having faith

and trust

in who you are.  

Elizabeth Valenzuela-Meyer

Red Cardinals in Central Park by Elizabeth Valenzuela

The color Red is the spirit of the physical life. It's filled with power, fire and impulse. It signifies Valor, Liberation, Passion, and Enthusiasm.  


Foods that are red in color act as a stimulant, restoring  enthusiasm, energy and low self-esteem.


The Heart in Traditional Chinese medicine, governs the blood and houses the mind, reflected in the face, outlet is the tongue, supplies true YIN to the Kidney, controls blood vessels, responsible for movement of blood in vessels.


The heart is related with the emotion of Joy. Under normal circumstances a happy mind is beneficial to the mind and body.

Water: Did you know....?
Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. This likely applies to half of the world's population. 
  • In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that this is often mistaken for hunger.
  • Even mild dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 37%.
  • One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
  • Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  • Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  • A mere 2% drop of body water can trigger a fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  • Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.


Jack drinking from the faucet


Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?


Excerpted from Water Privatization Overview.
For You: Tinnitus
Western Medicine: Tinnitus - clicking, buzzing, ringing in the ears.

Tinnitus affects an estimated 35 million of Americans. But it is not a disease. Rather it is a symptom of some common, often treatable, medical problem.

Causes:  The most common cause is hearing loss that occurs with aging, but it can also be caused by living or working around loud noises, by obstruction of blood vessels, or as a side affect of certain drugs. Google(MD)


Traditional Chinese Medicine: Heat from the liver and gallbladder, upward flaring of the Liver Fire causing ringing in the ears. Stagnation of Liver Gi (life energy).


Caused symptoms same as above and life style can affect the flare up of the Liver.  


Reference Jake Fratkin.

Your Pet: Spaying and Neutering
Whenever surgery is performed on an animal, stagnation of circulation or a disruption in liver blood stores can occur (the same is true for people).  Such liver imbalances can cause behavioral changes.

After being spayed or neutered, treatment of your pet is aimed at nourishing the blood and Qi with herbs, foods or massaging the appropriate acupressure points:
  • Exercise helps to smooth the flow of GI and blood.
  • Protein such as small amount of beef, lamb, or chicken liver may be beneficial.
  • Vegetables, carrots, celery, broccoli, spinach, and chard can be added to the diet.
  • Dry food should be minimized until the pet is recovered.


Massaging Tully

Ref. "Four Paws, Fiv
e Direction" by Cheryl Schwartz,DVM 

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