The Nature of Animal Healing : The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat

by Martin Goldstein D.V.M. (Author)

Editorial Reviews

As an accomplished doctor of veterinary medicine, Martin Goldstein is well
respected for his 25 years worth of experience in the field--experience he
effectively utilizes in conjunction with his expertise in holistic medicine in
his new book, The Nature of Animal Healing: The Path to Your Pet's Health,
Happiness, and Longevity. Goldstein begins with a broad explanation of the
origins of diseases in pets, then moves on to taking action against those
diseases, not only offering thorough discussions of specific ailments--including
cancer, allergies, and arthritis--and the holistic medicines available to help
in the healing process, but also speaking to the "dubious legacy of vaccines" as
well as the questionable quality of pet food. Finally, Goldstein turns his
attention to the spiritual realm, addressing both the bonds that we have with
our pets--and how those bonds aid in preventing and fighting our pets' health
problems--as well as dealing with the death of a beloved pet. Goldstein's expert
advice, inclusion of inspiring real-life cases, and thorough resource
"compendium of holistic books, newsletters, Web sites, veterinarians, and
associations" make this book a valuable addition to any pet owner's library.

From Publishers Weekly
Responding to an alarming increase in cancer and other diseases in ever-younger
pets, Goldstein, founder of the Smith Ridge Veternary Center in upstate New
York, offers a vivid and engrossing account of how toxic environment and poor
diet are proving as deadly to our animals as they are to us. "Cancer is the far
marker, the defining outer limit of how toxic our world has become, and of what
those toxins can do to animals," writes Goldstein. Declaring himself one of a
growing number of holistic veterinarians, Goldstein outlines an approach to
healing that revolves around strengthening the immune system through diet and
such holistic healing techniques as acupuncture and homeopathy, so that an
animal can heal itself. Describing how he has treated an alphabet of medical
problems, Goldstein reveals that the most radical vision is often enacted
through small, commonsense steps?anemia requires iron, wasting diseases such as
cancer indicate a need for increased protein. Although some readers used to
conventional medicine will find Goldstein's views and proposed cures too
drastic, the case he builds is exuberantly persuasive and actually inspiring
rather than dire, which is not surprising since veteran Vanity Fair writer
Michael Schnayerson is his co-writer. Goldstein also acknowledges the works of
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, which in this case lends the notorious guru
a bit of the author's positive, compassionate spirit. This is a life-affirming
book that should interest any pet owner.

Product Details

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; New Ed edition (June 6, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345439198



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