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Joan Deetman
Feb 13, 2022
In Organic Wound Care Products
Pots of honey, thousands of years old, have been found by archeologists in Egyptian tombs. Unspoiled, the honey is edible and retains its medicinal properties. Why? Reason One: Honey is sugar and in its natural form is very low in moisture. In this environment of low moisture, bacteria and microorganisms do not survive. Reason Two: Low ph - honey is acidic with a ph 3.5-4, also another reason bacteria do not survive. Reason Three: Hydrogen Peroxide - the chemical makeup of a bee's stomach also plays a large part in honey’s resilience. Bees have an enzyme in their stomachs called glucose oxidase (PDF). When the bees regurgitate the nectar from their mouths into the combs to make honey, this enzyme mixes with the nectar, breaking it down into two by-products: gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Commercial honey is heat-treated and pasteurized, destroying the enzymes mentioned above. This is why we only use raw honey in our medicinal products. Beeswax is made by the bees from eight wax-producing glands on the bellies. Beeswax has an almost indefinite shelf life if stored in cool dry conditions. Samples that are thousands of years old have been tested and found to have almost identical properties to freshly produced beeswax.
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Joan Deetman
Sep 12, 2021
In Nutrition & Skin Disease
Pastern Dermatitis - being the correct term- can be frustrating to treat and does require ongoing management. As much as possible keep the animal in dry yard. Continually wet feet aren’t aren’t helpful. Clip as much hair away from site as possible Use small pieces of towel soaked in warm water and chlorhexidine - press gently on site to lift off debris. Dry thoroughly Apply thick layer of HoneyPro Dermatitis Balm.
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Joan Deetman
Jul 30, 2021
In Equine Gut Health
A healthy gut is required to optimise digestion of feed, with horses having an absolute requirement for long stem roughage. Feed needs to be broken down into nutrients that can be absorbed across the gut wall, into the blood stream for the body to use. The mechanics of a healthy gut therefore requires the gut wall tissue (stomach & intestines) to be healthy, have good motility, needs good bacteria & appropriate enzymes to help breakdown the food. Food is Fuel - without fuel the animal cannot survive, breed nor perform at its peak. We need to respect the way the horses gut works because without a properly functioning gut, all other body systems will be affected. The immune system, nervous system, kidneys, liver, skin, muscles, bone - all depend on the the gut to be healthy. Therefore we can see that if the gut is unhealthy - all those other body systems can be affected. That is why we need to support gut health. Not only when an animal is unwell, but to optimise normal functions such as breeding and performance of the animal above and beyond routine daily functioning. Supporting gut health with Herbal Medicine is a no-brainer - horses are Herbivores - ideally suited to the addition of Herbal Medications in their management.
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Joan Deetman
Jul 30, 2021
In Nutrition & Skin Disease
When we start diet management of dogs with itchy skin, we advise use of SINGLE PROTEIN DIETS. (SDP) This means we expose the dog to just ONE source of meat protein & preferable a NOVEL protein - one that the dog hasn't had before. For example, we may start with Kangaroo, Salmon or Crocodile, mixed with either regular or sweet potato. That's it! Nothing else! Boring isn't it but tha'ts the best way to start assisting skin management. Treats can be in the form of eg roo tail. NOTHING ELSE except for a Precription Diet of biscuits if required e.g Hills Derm Defense. To add Herbal Medicine to our Management Plan, we examine the WHOLE DOG i.e. we examine all body systems to decide which systems need treating. We often need to address the Immune System, the Gastrointestinal System as well as the Integument (skin). Treatments will thus vary from animal to animal - there is not a "One Cure Suits All".
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