Monthly Archives: January 2014

Salba Seed

Salba SeedSalba® (ground black and white chia seeds) is the richest whole food source of alpha-linolenic acid (an essential Omega 3 fatty acid) and fiber found in nature. Gram for gram, Salba provides eight times more Omega 3s than salmon, four times more fiber than flax, six times more calcium than whole milk, 13 times more antioxidants than blueberries, and much more.

Salba is all-natural, has no trans-fats, very few carbohydrates, and is certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free for those who suffer from celiac disease.

Salba mixes well with smoothies, yogurt, dips, and can be mixed with flour for baking.

9.5 oz. Ground Seed

For more information, please call Celestial Pets® at (818) 707-6331

Holistic Cat Care

The authors of Paleo Dog have also taken on the feline species in their book, The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care (Quarry Books 2009), won a 2010 Certificate of Excellence as well as the prestigious 2010 Muse Medallion Award from the Cat Writers’ Association.

The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care: An Illustrated Handbook
The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care: An Illustrated Handbook

CWA Judge’s comment

“Well researched and well presented information, beautifully laid out and illustrated with stunning photographs. This is a valuable resource for every cat owner interested in holistic health and a beautiful addition to anyone’s cat care library.”

Reader Comments:

“[T]his book is quite exceptional. Yarnall and Hofve write eloquently about various holistic care approaches for cats and introduces many things like reiki, cat massage, aromatherapy/ bach flower essences for cats, herbal treatment, acupressure, EFT, kinesiology, bioresonance therapy, chakras/auras/colours, cat zodiacs, proper nutrition (we feed raw rabbit with the organs), vaccine dangers and which are truly needed and a very impressive resources section in the back of the book.”

“[M]any thanks to the authors for putting together such a detailed, well organized, informative and beautifully photographed book.”

“It is absolutely perfect for those new to holistic cat care and for those who have been exploring it for some time. There are countless detailed charts that serve as perfect references and guides for the newbie and professional alike. Hofve and Yarnall cover everything from cat-safe cleaning products, emergency first aid, treating cancer, aging gracefully, and even chakras, auras, and cat astrology!”

“In addition to being chock full of well-researched and well-presented information on holistic cat care, the book is beautifully laid out and illustrated with stunning cat photographs. This guide is a valuable resource for every cat owner interested in holistic health and a beautiful addition to your cat care library.”

“This book is absolutely great. It discusses the importance of raw foods and diet in general, herbs, natural remedies, hands-on healing and a range of healing and anti aging modalities. What is most impressive about this book is the extent to which the authors draw on approaches and therapies used on humans and translate them to be effective for cats.”

“The book is very easy to follow and is beautifully crafted with photos that make you fall in love with each cat! Anyone who has a cat should have this book!” 

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BioSuperfood and BioPreparation

By Dr. Jean Hofve

BioSuperfood (BSF) is a blue-green algae  supplement that contains a full spectrum of concentrated, highly bioavailable nutrients: vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, natural antioxidants (including chlorophyll and phycocyanin), and metabolic enzymes. This particular blend contain 30 times more nutritional power per ounce than any other food product. It is truly a “superfood.” While the milligram weight of the nutrients is low, their maximal bioavailability make them far more powerful than they would be in any other form. (In this regard they are similar to Standard Process products, which are also produced from whole foods.)

BSF was developed by Dr. Michael Kiriac, a Russian physician with degrees in Cellular Nutrition and Biotechnology. He performed research for three decades, using isolated vitamins and other supplements, as well as chlorella, spirulina and other algae, in an effort to stop an ongoing epidemic of cancer in chickens. His research also included mink (which are obligate carnivores much like cats), pigs and cows. He weeded out all the ineffective components until he found a concentrate that he named “BioSuperfood.” 

What makes BSF (and the pet formulation BioPreparation or BP), different from other popular algae products, like spirulina or chlorella? It contains a synergistic combination of four unique species of blue-green algae. These species have polysaccharide cell walls, rather than the indigestible cellulose cell walls of most other species such as spirulina. BSF and BP are therefore easily digested and absorbed. Their extreme bioavailability makes them particularly valuable for animals with digestive problems. BSF and BP are also quite palatable, and even fussy pets will eat without complaint when either is mixed with their wet food.

NOTE: If your pet eats dry food, please read this article right now; and come back to this article afterward! Your pet’s life depends on it! 

Just some of the benefits that have been seen with BSF and BP in animals and humans include:

  • Improved digestion and assimilation of nutrients
  • Increased appetite and interest in eating new foods
  • Weight loss
  • Improved immune function
  • Resistance to infections
  • Supple, healthy skin and glossy fur
  • Resolution of inflammatory conditions
  • Increased mobility in older animals
  • Sounder sleep
  • Increased stamina and overall energy
  • Rapid healing
  • Shorter recovery time after surgery
  • Balanced emotions (leading to improved behavior)
  • Balanced growth and development
  • Enhanced blood cell development

BSF and BP create a synergism with food, and even with many medications. It greatly enhances digestion and assimilation of nutrients, so that your pet gets more nutrition from food. The dose of herbs or drugs your pet may be taking, including herbs, can often be reduced. (But be sure you work with your veterinarian to adjust dosages as your pet’s system gets healthier!)

Case Report: Sable, 5 year old female retriever
“Sable is glowing on the outside: shiny coat, sweet breath (she’d had foul breath even though her teeth were kept clean). She’s improved in her attitude and involvement around the house and yard, more playful! She rarely slows down on her leash-walks any more, and no trouble with stairs! I think the BSF may have helped her turn the corner.”

Case Report: Simeon, 2 year old male cat
“Simeon stopped producing red blood cells and became very anemic. The cause of this life-threatening problem was his weak intestinal cells, which could no longer absorb nutrients and release wastes. A daily dose of BioSuperfood feeds the weak cells and supports their healthy function. As a result, Simeon now efficiently digests and absorbs nutrients from his food and can build rich and vibrant blood!”

Case Report: Murphy, 15 year old male cat
“I thought I may have trouble introducing something new to Murphy! Anything new, he hates! So I’ve been mixing the BioSuperfood with a small amount of canned salmon, and he is eating it very well! I was amazed! I thought for sure he’d turn up his nose but that is not the case. I have told him that it’s good stuff and will help him feel big and strong! So maybe that is helping him too! I’ve noticed he seems more self assured, especially when he’s on the couch with me in the evenings!” (Murphy’s mom also reports that he’s getting along better with Molly the dog.)


We are proud to recommend BSFand BP to our furry (and non-furry) friends.  There are several formulas, so we want to make sure your pet is getting the formula best suited to his or her circumstances, at the correct dosage. Click here to get started.

Please note: We do not sell BioSuperfood or BioPreparation! If you have further questions, or if you would like to order any of these products, please contact

Only Natural Pet Store

Only Natural Pet Store is the largest online retailer of natural pet foods and products. Dr. Jean has been working with Only Natural Pet for several years; in fact, many of her articles can be found in their Holistic Healthcare Library. ONP sells many frozen raw and dehydrated raw diets; as well as recommended supplements; toys; and an immense array of other handy and helpful dog care products. Enter coupon code PALEO to save 15% on your first order!


BioSuperfood: Choosing the Right Product

BioSuperfood (BSF) and BioPreparation (BP) formulas are powerful detoxifiers. Generally it’s best to start with a very small amount (as much as fits on the flat end of a toothpick), and gradually work up to 1-2 capsules per day for most animals. Too much can cause diarrhea, vomiting, skin rash, sinus congestion, or other discharge reactions associated with detoxification. However, for very sick animals or serious crisis, more can be given.

Give BSF or BP by opening the capsule and mixing a small amount of the concentrated powder with the animal’s food–canned or homemade food is best, but meat baby food or other treat foods can also be used. For horses, add to mash, grain, or sweet feed.


We start many cats on the human formula, BSF-F2 because it is the gentlest. This is the best formula for general maintenance, and mild-moderate health issues, such as gingivitis, urinary tract inflammation, chronic upper respiratory issues, asthma, and similar problems.

For serious or immediate health issues, the BSF-F3 and BP-3 formulas have more antioxidants and is more powerful than any of the other formulas. This formula should be used for issues such as kidney failure, liver failure, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer.

In general, the BP pet formulas are quite strong, but they can be used safely as long as caution is observed by not giving too much at once. You will still start very slowly, but in critical cases you will have to increase as quickly as possible without causing unmanageable reactions.


Dogs can usually handle the BP pet formulas quite well (although the BSF human formulas are  just as good, and a bit less expensive). Because a dog’s digestive system is less sensitive than a cat’s, dogs can start with a little more (1/4 – 1/2 capsule).

For mild-moderate health problems, choose BP F2+, and for more serious or immediately life-threatening problems use BP F3+. Give 1 capsule per day for pets <20 lbs., 2 capsules for pets > 20 lbs. 

Large dogs can handle a larger amount, but it is rarely necessary to use more than 3-4 capsules per day, even in giant breed dogs. The maintenance dose is 1-2 capsules per day.


Despite their size, most horses do not need massive doses of BSF or BP. They generally do well on a similar dose (1-4 capsules a day) as large dogs.

BioSuperfood is distributed by Optimum Choices of Golden, CO, 303-271-1649 or toll-free at 866-305-2306. Please order directly from them. For online orders, detailed product information, and Frequently Asked Questions, click here. And please tell them, “Dr. Jean sent me!”