Magic mushrooms anyone?
Anyone who knows me will be able to tell you how much I go on about the power of mushrooms.
I am a strong believer that nature provided everything we need to cure and survive, but unfortunately we do not use the power of nature enough.
Surely natural products are better than man made chemical tablets?
How I came to love mushroom power?
My best 4 legged friend is called Skooter, I adopted him 12 years ago from a UK shelter, he had lived in this shelter for 3 years, the rescue told me he was too aggressive, never be off lead and not good with children. I knew he was not that boy so adopted him and he has been my best friend ever since. He was off lead within a few days, amazing with children and the best role model for all the dogs we have fostered over the years. 100’s of foster dogs, not just a few..
So when I noticed he was not right I took him to the vet, I could smell a smell I had not before, the vet thought I was crazy as could not smell it, no-one else could but me, I just knew something was not right. When he had a full exam the vet found a lump, we did some tests and we found he had a cancer, a Sarcoma, the vet said likely I would have a month with him as this cancer spreads quickly to the lungs.
To say I was devastated was an understatement.
Not one to quit easily I researched as much as I could have found a great dog cancer book. The biggest fact I took from this book was do not feed our dogs dry food. Why?? Because the temperature they have to cook the biscuits at turns the food carcinogenic. So slowly we are killing our dogs by the food we feed them.
Dogs have no choice, they eat what we provide, so let’s provide them good natural nutrition, not cancer causing nutrition. It’s the same as for humans, we are what we eat, we need good natural fuel, no chemicals or processed rubbish. (Subject of a future blog I’m sure)
I started to home cook for Skoot, simmered, natural no rubbish.One night I was reading one of my vegan magazines and there was an article on mushrooms and how amazing they are and the powers they possess.
Can they be that good?
Well the answer is yes, they can kill cancer cells and promote cell regeneration. There are many articles and some say no proof but the proof is that my Skooter has been by my side for the past 16 months and is fighting fit and the cancer has not grown? Is this not a miracle? Well I believe the diet and mushrooms have worked their magic and I am so grateful.
I started by mixing the mushroom powder into his food, but found these vegan capsules on amazon that include turmeric. I now give him 1 capsule a day maintenance adding the capsule to his food.
I recommend to anyone whether 4 legged or 2 legged who is suffering with the dreaded C to please try these tablets.
What’s the harm? For £19 per month at 2 tablets a day then can reduce to 1 tablet a day, isn’t it worth the try?
I am thankful to the power of mushrooms and long may they help my boy.
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Our Korean rescues have arrived!
A few months ago we announced that Chimney Farm had been chosen by the Humane Society to collaborate and help find loving homes for 7 dogs who had lived inside a South Korean meat farm.
It was Humane society’s 15th Dog meat farm closure. They do such an amazing job of identifying a meat farm and approach the farmer to persuade them to close and allow HSI to rehome the dogs. They then find an alternative way for the farmer to make a living and the farmer has to sign a contract for the next 20 years to not be involved in Dog meat farming. It’s a wonderful idea and provides support to farmers to escape the meat trade industry.
We are all now really excited because they arrived on 28th November. After a 12 hour flight. Can you imagine what goes on in their little minds, from a horrid wire cage to a shelter, another cage but a bit nicer, then into a plastic box and placed on an aeroplane for 12 hours, then let out into fresh air and kind hands.
Dogs truly can teach us much in life. If only we could be more dog.
It is a little bitter sweet as one of the dogs Scooby suddenly died last week of a suspected heart attack so only 6 were destined to come to us.
Our wonderful team and all the foster families were there waiting, desperate to welcome them into their homes and begin the process of introducing them to their first ever 'proper' home and to the love and kindness of a family environment.
It was wonderful to see them take their first steps on UK soil, tails were up for most of them, Poor Oscar and Pumpkin our youngest dogs, brother and sister were the shyest of the dogs, these poor souls were born and raised in a wire cage. Nothing under their feet except wire mesh, they are now 9 months and need to learn how to be dogs. But with our guidance this wont take long.
We have received some comments on how can people possibly eat dogs, is this because we have been told eating other animals is ok but not our loyal pet dogs? Every life matters, all animals are sentient beings which feel pain and so many suffer abuse for our dinner plates.
Please visit our new live king page on the website, we want to spread some kind living news to try and repair the damage we have done to our planet.
Please do follow their journeys on our website and Facebook pages. And you will see all the dogs blossom and enjoy being saved from slaughter and now learning what love and kindness feels like.
Welcome to my Blog
Just a couple of days ago I fulfilled a promise I made to myself a while ago. That was that I would share my thoughts about about animal welfare, diet and food production via Chimney Farm's Website. Well at last I've done it - see Live Kind.
No sooner had I published that then I'm advised that what I really need is a Blog! So here it is. Live Kind will give you some idea of the sort of topics you might find me writing about. I will also be giving an insight into the daily ups and downs of running a dog rescue charity.
With luck you might find it interesting enough to keep in touch!
Jennifer Avila - Founder and Director of Chimney Farm. Special interests animal welfare, veganism and protecting the planet.