How to treat anemia, lethargy and lack of energy in your dog, cat or other best friends & family!

How to treat anemia, lethargy and lack of energy in your dog, cat or other best friends and family!How to treat anemia, lethargy and lack of energy in your dog, cat or other best friends & family!

Anemia is generally quite easy to cure, particularly if caused simply by low constitution, infection, overreating of poor substances or similar reasons.  If caused by a form of cancer or similar problem, you will want to deal with the cancer first or alongside the treatment for the anemia.

The solution for anemia is quite simple, you will want to restore the iron content in the bloodstream for a period of 4 months or more.  While this “could” be accomplished by adding x amount of molasses to foods, this is not a good solution for a couple of reasons.  First, you are adding quite a lot of sugar-like substance to the diet and altering the diet altogether.  This can lead to secondary health or psychological problems that can then lead to other disorders.  We’re looking to avoid all of that.  The other reason is, the body will naturally reduce iron content in the blood in order to starve off certain iron eating infections or bacteria until they are killed off or handled in some other way by the body.  The iron in molasses is a free iron, easily absorbed and digested by both the creature eating it and by such negative microbes.  This makes the body limit the availability of iron via the molasses based source.

This is not the case with organ meats.  Organ meats, particularly liver, is very high in iron, as well as vitamin A, and is rich in a form of iron that is only readily available to the creature ingesting it, making it difficult for any form of infection to scavenge this form of complex iron.  This means that your animals (or even human being for that matter) eating the liver will have a free and ready supply of iron in the blood again, which will allow the body to begin building back up in strength and supplying oxygen to the body more readily until all of the necessary changes and repairs are made.

While preparing fresh liver is an idea, it is soon exhausting or even annoying when one considers that it is best carried out for a period of 4 months or more.  We recommend the more readily available and storeable freeze dried livers.  Freeze dried chicken liver is an excellent source of both vitamin A and iron and will bring your animal around from most anemia, low energy or conditions associated with anemia, or even vit A deficiency of course.

For the average cat, you will want to sprinkle approx. 2 tbsp onto their food per week.  Since freeze dried liver is brittle and easily crumbled into a powder or close to, sprinkling onto or into existing or regular food and the ability to measure the appropriate amounts are both very easily accomplished.

For the average smaller dog, you will want to give the feline dose above, or perhaps smaller based on weight.  The above measure is for a typical cat of about 10-13lbs.

For the average large dog, you will want to feed them approx. 1-2tbsp or 1-2 pieces per day.

Keep in mind that the liver is very high in iron and vit A, so do not continue vit A supplements or iron supplements when supplementing with liver!

Also, beta-carotene is not an appropriate vit A supplement, since most animals do not process it through the body like human beings are capable of (important info for those thinking beta carotene harmless when using other vit A sources such as liver!)

Please keep an eye on your family members for behavioral changes and adjust your dosages accordingly.  However, the doses given above are the approx. effective doses for the material to treat anemia.

We highly recommend the tried and true Stewart brand chicken liver variety, however, any form of 100% pure, freeze dried chicken livers with no additives should work out just fine!

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DIY Homemade OxiClean Recipe!

DIY homemade oxiclean recipe!DIY Homemade OxiClean Recipe!

Materials needed

1 part sodium percarbonate
1 part sodium carbonate
1 part baking soda
1 part hydrogen peroxide (3-5% solution)
1 part any detergent or dish soap

Add to at least 10-20 or more parts warm or very warm water – minimum (at least double the above equal part ingredients listed, even for surface or spot cleaning!)
A small amount of the above ingredients goes a long way.  For example, adding only 1/4 cup of each of the above ingredients to your wash is typically far more than what is actually needed to clean your whites!

*Of course you can leave out the sodium percarbonate, however you will get much better results using it!  But without it, you will still get good results.  Just keep in mind however that the original OxiClean recipe uses sodium percarbonate as it’s primary ingredient!  Essentially you are making the real deal OxiClean at home, minus some surfactants and fragrances.

Directions

1. Ready a water solution in the sink or washer by filling with warm or very warm water.  You can choose to use hot water, but hot water can be damaging to some materials, fabrics, plastics, glass, etc.

2. Add your ingredients one at a time and stir, mix or agitate until dissolved in appropriately.

3. Remember, not much is needed!  If you are doing a full load of laundry, adding 1/4-1/2 cup of each of the listed ingredients is more than sufficient to clean your whites or other such.  Always be aware of the bleaching power of hydrogen peroxide or sodium percarbonate and adjust your amounts accordingly.  Of course, extremely soiled materials or dirty materials, larger washing or soaking batches of water, etc may call for using a bit more of the cleaning materials.  Simply add more accordingly by volume.

And that’s it!  Simply use as you would regular Oxiclean and you should get amazing results!

If you’re having trouble sourcing the materials, you can find them here:

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Baking soda – http://amzn.to/1boA0bJ (Should be able to easily source at any local store for very cheap!)
Hydrogen peroxide – http://amzn.to/1k1wZPE (Ultra pure and powerful cleaning solution.  *Dilute to 3-5% using water before use in this or many recipes!)

If you’re looking to simply purchase Oxiclean and want none of the hassle, you can find Oxiclean here:
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*You can find more on diluting your hydrogen peroxide here:
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For a fast and helpful method on how to use your homemade Oxiclean, look here:
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How To Remove Labels & Other Sticky Stuff The Easy Way!

How To Remove Labels and Other Sticky Stuff The Easy Way!How To Remove Labels & Other Sticky Stuff The Easy Way!

Having trouble with gunk or labels that just can’t be removed from new or used dishes or bottles?  Looking to spend less than hours worth of your time peeling and scraping by hand, even after soaking or using soap?  If you’re attempting to use or reuse containers or bottles but are having trouble removing the labels or sticky stuff attached to them, here is an extremely simple method to remove all of the annoying stuff from your chosen items with none of the work or hassle typically associated with the process:

Materials you’ll need:

Kitchen or utility sink
Oxiclean
30 minutes of time

Directions:

1. Fill your sink with warm or very warm water (the warmer the better, but do NOT use hot water as this can be bad for many bottles, plastics or some fragile items!).

2. Toss in one heaping scoop of Oxiclean and stir with a spoon, bottle, etc until fully dissolved.

3. Place any item that needs a label or sticker material removed into the Oxiclean / water solution.

4. Wait 30 minutes.

5. When you return, the gunk will be floating at the edges of the water and the stickers will be floating about in the solution.  Simply wipe the bottles off if necessary or wash &/or rinse as usual and you’re ready to use your now fully degunked or delabeled items!

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Aloe Vera Health Benefits

Aloe Vera Health BenefitsThe Benefits of Aloe Vera

• Halts the growth of cancer tumors.
• Lowers high cholesterol.
• Repairs “sludge blood” and reverses “sticky blood”.
• Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
• Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
• Protects the body from oxidative stress.
• Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee/tea.
• Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders.
• Reduces high blood pressure naturally, by treating the cause.
• Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
• Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
• Natural first aid, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
• Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
• Ends constipation.
• Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics.
• Prevents and treats candida infections.
• Protects the kidneys from disease.
• Functions as nature’s own “sports drink” for electrolyte balance.
• Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
• Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.
• Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.

The purest available aloe vera juice can be found here: http://amzn.to/13Uwh9R

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Poverty Prepping: How to Stock Up for Tomorrow When You Can’t Afford to Eat Today

Poverty Prepping: How to Stock Up for Tomorrow When You Can't Afford to Eat TodayPoverty Prepping: How to Stock Up for Tomorrow When You Can’t Afford to Eat Today

A lot of people think they don’t have enough money to store extra food for emergencies. It’s a struggle just to make ends meet and afford what they need right now. I think anyone can start to prepare for the future. My husband and I have a 4-figure annual income that isn’t even close to hitting five figures. If we can do it, you can too. We’re not just telling you how to do it, we’re living it! Don’t be put off by books, websites, and forums that lead you to think you have to buy expensive pre-packaged food storage, or foods that you’re not familiar with. Stocking up doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. You can get started with just a few dollars a month.

You can view the book details here: http://amzn.to/1Blzfvz

Creating the Low-Budget Homestead

Creating The Low Budget HomesteadCreating the Low-Budget Homestead

If you’ve ever thought about pursuing a self-sufficient lifestyle on your own rural homestead or survival retreat but feared you didn’t have the money or skills to do it, you simply must read this book. It is a goldmine of practical steps and instructions to take you from dreaming about an off-grid, independent lifestyle to living one!

There are hundreds of things to think about before planning and starting your new life, and this book will save you valuable time and money by steering you down productive paths and making you carefully consider others. Just some of the areas it covers include:

  • 4 rules for defining your goals for your homestead or retreat
  • creative ways to find inexpensive rural property to buy
  • the essential tools, vehicles, and skills you will need to succeed
  • 10 rules for a self-sufficient garden
  • designing the off-grid home so it’s warm in winter and cool in summer
  • questions you must ask before investing in farm animals, livestock, or even pets
  • 9 rules for getting along with your country neighbors
  • tips for working smart, being realistic, and avoiding burnout

A person who’s reliant on others for the necessities of life will always be subject to the people, companies, and agencies who feed, house, and protect him. With determination, creativity, and the knowledge in this book, you can break this cycle of dependence and become a successful low-budget homesteader!

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Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition

Storey's Guide To Raising Chickens, 3rd EditionStorey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition

Here is all the information you need to successfully raise chickens all in one easy-to-understand volume – from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops, keeping the birds healthy, and protecting them from predators. This revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, and up-to-date information on chicken health issues, including avian influenza and fowl first aid.  Breed selection, health issues, care and maintenance, incubating, hatching, feed and shelter, egg and meat production, and more are covered here.  Many photos and illustrations, tables and index.

Once you decide to raise chickens, you’ll need all the information and advice you can get. And lucky for you, this book is as far as you’ll have to look. Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens contains everything you need to know, from starting your own backyard flock to putting eggs on the table. With easy-to-understand illustrations and text, this book shows you all about:

– Choosing the right breed
– Caring for chicks
– Feeding the growing flock
– Collecting and storing eggs
– Preventing health problems
– Raising broilers for meat
– Showing your chickens
– Identifying predators and ways to keep them out
– How to build multiple feeders and shelters

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