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MOXXOR Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Supplementing Omega-3 fatty acids is one of the most important things you can do. The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega-3s EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid) have been thoroughly researched, and have been proven to be beneficial, specifically for dogs. (If you want more background, please click here for a general article on Omega-3s, or click here to read about the various choices of Omega-3s available, and the pros and cons of each.)

A couple of years ago, your authors were  introduced to a non-fish form of Omega-3, an oil from New Zealand green-lipped mussels (GLM) called MOXXOR. We’ve taken a hard look at the data (pro and con), and are very impressed. The teeny tiny capsules are very easy to give by mouth. Of course, the capsules can also be punctured and and the oil added to food; the taste is definitely ocean, but it’s not strongly fishy.

MOXXOR mussels are raised in New Zealand, in clean waters that will never be tainted by Fukushima radiation. They are completely sustainable, and their cold-processing is far more humane than fish products can ever be. GLM oil’s mild taste and superior antioxidant characteristics have us convinced–and that’s not an easy thing to do! Here’s some technical background:

Greenlip Mussel Oil

New Zealand greenlip mussels (Perna canaliculus) are grown under a Sustainable Farming Program that ensures the long term viability of the greenlip mussel industry, with minimum impact on the environment. GLM are bi-valve mollusks known to be a rich source of 33 fatty acids, of which 18 are Omega-3s (including EPA and DHA). One of GLM’s unique array of Omega-3s is ETA (eicosatetraenoic acid). ETA, which is not found in any other foods to any measurable degree, has extremely powerful ant-inflammatory properties.

GLM oil has the following fatty acid profile:

  • (EPA) Eicosapentaenoic C20:5n-3: 4.7%
  • (DHA) Docosahexaenoic c22:6n-3: 3%
  • Palmitic C16:0: 14.2%
  • Myristic C14:0: 0.9%
  • Myristoleic C14:1: 0.1%
  • Penadecanoic C15:0: 0.1%
  • Hexadencenoic C16:1: 2.9%
  • Magaric C17:0: 0.2%
  • Heptadecenoic C17:1: 0.1%
  • Stearic C18:0: 2.5%
  • Oleic C18:1n-9: 52.8%
  • Linoleic C18:2n-6: 12.1%
  • Octadecadienic C18:2: 0.8%
  • Alpha Linoleic C18:3n-3: 1.0%
  • Arachidic C20:0: 0.2%
  • Eicosenic C20:4n-9: 0.7%
  • Eicosatetraenoic C20:4n-3: 0.1%
  • Arachidonic C20:4n-6: 0.3%
  • Heneicosapentaenoic C20:5n-3: 0.1%
  • Docosanoic C22:0: 0.1%
  • Docosapentaenoic C22:6n-3: 0.3%
  • Tetracosanoic C24:0: 0.1%

MOXXOR is the premier producer of New Zealand greenlip mussel oil: it is organic; sustainably grown; cold-extracted; and certified free of mercury and other toxins and pollutants. In order to ensure freshness, the mussels grown for MOXXOR are processed in a facility built on the shores of the Marlborough sound where they are grown and harvested (try visiting it on Google Earth, it’s amazing!). Because the southern hemisphere’s oceanic circulation is essentially isolated from the north, radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor cannot reach it. 

In addition, the other two components of MOXXOR, Sauvignon Blanc grape seed husk extract and kiwifruit seed oil, provide additional antioxidant power, including all eight components of the Vitamin E family. These ingredients safeguard Moxxor’s freshness and stability by scavenging the oxygen free radicals that cause rancidity. (We’ll talk more about antioxidants another day…there’s more news on that front all the time!)

MOXXOR’s cold processing makes it more bioavailable than other products. This, as well as the absence of fillers or carrier oils, is what allows the very small GLM oil capsule (far right in photo) to contain more antioxidant power than the larger krill oil capsules (center) and gigantic fish oil capsules (far left). [Photos enlarged for comparison.]

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PetEssiance Herbal Tonics and Essences

Ojibwa Tea of Life, a local Denver company, produces amazing herbal products that work wonderfully for our pets. Dr. Jean has known and worked with Master Herbalist and company owner Michelle Kalevik for more than a decade; together they created the PetEssiance™ line of herbal and essence products. All Ojibwa Tea of Life products are pure, non-irradiated, and organically grown/sustainably wildcrafted.

PetEssiance Herbal Pet Tea

Based on the famous “Essiac” herbal formula (Slippery Elm bark, Burdock root, Turkey Rhubarb root, and Sheep Sorrel), and enhanced especially for pets with two additional super-herbs:

  • Astragalus, known for its immune-boosting powers
  • Cat’s claw, a powerful immunomodulator, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb

PetEssiance Herbal Pet Tea supports the animal’s immune, digestive, renal, hepatic and glandular systems, and promotes healthy functioning and gentle healing in all body systems.

One tin contains enough herbs for approximately 1.5 gallons of tea total, which is enough to last a large dog for 2-3 months. Most cats would get 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per day. (Complete directions accompany each order.)

Herbal Pet Tonic

By popular demand, we created this 4 oz. liquid (ethanol) extract of the exact same six herbs in PetEssiance Herbal Pet Tea. This extract supports the animal’s immune, digestive, renal, hepatic and glandular systems, and promotes healthy functioning and gentle healing in all body systems. (Complete directions accompany each order.)


A flower and energy essence formula for general overall emotional support and well-being of the normal dog.

Flower, animal, and other energy essences in Cani-Essence formula include: Aspen, Blackberry, Canyon Dudleya, Chicory, Dogwood, Dolphin, Fox, Hummmingbird, Lotus, and more.

Because disease begins on an energetic level, it can be prevented and healed at the same level. PetEssiance – Cani-Essence supports healthy mental, emotional, and spiritual states in our canine companions by encouraging positive responses to the stresses of everyday living.

Cani-Essence formula and PetEssiance may be purchased separately or as a Combo-Pack to promote vibrant health on every level.

PetEssiance/Cani-Essence Combo Pak

Contains both PetEssiance™ and PetEssiance™ Cani-Essence for your dog’s total well-being. Save $3.00 over purchasing them individually.


Pet Colon Comfort Formula

A gentle source of gastrointestinal support for dogs that includes probiotics, prebiotics, fibers, and herbs.

One 8-oz. jar (approximately 60 doses for dogs up to 20 lbs.) contains a proprietary blend of the following non-dairy probiotic strains, prebiotics, fibers and herbs: L. Acidophilus, L. Rhamnsous, B. Bifidum, B. Longum, L. Salivarius and L. Plantarum plus freshly ground Organic Flax Seed powder, Chicory root (inulin), Pectin, Konjac root (Glucomannan), Beet root, and Slippery Elm. 

As with any herbal or natural supplement, effectiveness varies with the individual animal. This information is not intended to replace professional veterinary care. Please discuss all supplement use with your veterinarian. 

BEMER Technology

BEMER technology is a biophysical application to optimize the body’s own natural vitality and wellbeing utilizing “Information Medicine.” By means of sending a unique signal to the body (our animals as well), BEMER stimulates the rhythmic pumping action (vasomotion) of our bodies’ tiniest blood vessels – the microcirculation. Distribution of the very essences of life is improved with its use. The benefits of BEMER technology is the support of the body’s own healing and maintaining abilities; they reach the entire body and can be experienced by everyone with no known negative side-effects. The signal itself is carried on pulsed electromagnetic fields, which was chosen by BEMER becauswe Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF’s) are safe, and because it is technologically and economically feasible. The use of PEMF however, is merely incidental to that purpose and not causal to the biological effects observed. It is just the carrier medium. BEMER could as well use light waves or mechanical waves like ultrasound, etc. Because of this BEMER is not to be considered a PEMF device per se. It is in fact very different from the many PEMF devices that are advertised on the market which do not have much in common with the BEMER technology at all. 

BEMER is compatible with and complementary and alternative therapies as well as to conventional medical treatments and procedures. A fast growing number of hospitals, medical professionals (veterinarians, physicians and practitioners) as well as athletes and individual BEMER enthusiasts of all demographics in over 40 countries around the world are successfully using clinically proven and FDA registered BEMER devices to improve the quality of their lives as well as their companion animals.

The BEMER Signal is the result of 15 years of ongoing scientific research (clinical trials, double-blind, placebo controlled studies in addition to the FDA study which is currently being conducted) in collaboration with independent research facilities such as medical faculties of diverse universities, independent institutes, health professionals and BEMER Group’s own research resources. Hundreds of thousands of BEMER applications all over the world and empirical observations by means of real-time images, using combined hi-tech intravital microscopy and laser-doppler flowometry, have ultimately led to the patented BEMER signal configuration. Since 2012, NASA is contemplating the possibility of integrating BEMER technology into their own developments as the BEMER signal is recognized as the most researched, most advanced and most effective signal for the enhancement of microcirculation and other physiological regulatory processes. In metaphoric words, it is precisely this unique signal configuration that constitutes a newly deciphered letter in the alphabet of a universal signal “language” that is understood by the body to trigger physiological processes. With these discoveries, BEMER is at the forefront in the new field of “Information Medicine”.

How does BEMER Technology compare to PEMF, and what makes it work?

We often hear or read about all kinds of “PEMF” devices who base their claims on the effect which pulsed electromagnetic fields have on our bodies. It is often mentioned that biological effects are caused by certain energy outputs and frequencies which are to be high or low or user adjustable, etc. However, what is really important (and yet often neglected) is actually the presence of a very specific signal configuration in which the waveform plays an extremely important role as well. This specific signal configuration is what constitutes the “information” which is transferred to the body and which appears to cause the observed effects.

In other words: It’s not the pulsed electromagnetic field per se, but the “information” carried by the field. Think of radio-waves which modulate our voices and carry spoken word. If the station is on air but nobody speaks, there is no information. So, the field is only the carrier medium. Indeed, just like PEMF can be used, other media could be used as well, for example light waves. In fact, BEMER research recognized this fact and developed light applicators which produced the same remarkable effect as its PEMF modules.

Analogies may help us to understand this much easier:

Let’s imagine the BEMER signal as a popular song, as a beautifully composed sequence of musical notes (signal configuration) and its accompanying lyrics (information). Playing these notes in the right order, with the correct rhythm and with the right volume, we are able to recognize a well-known melody. Interestingly enough, it does not seem to matter what instrument we play the melody on. Whether played on a piano or a saxophone (carrier medium), we always recognize the song. The melody catches our attention and makes us receptive for the lyrics contained. And given these exact lyrics, that song becomes meaningful to us as it tells a story or is associated with memories, hence able to trigger emotions or other reactions. The song is the signal, and we react to it. So, if you will, the BEMER signal is just that; a song to our bodies.

Should users be able to adjust the signal?

Let’s look at the analogy again: If we changed the notes, changed the sequence, the tones, the rhythm, etc. of a complex composition, we would most likely change the melody beyond recognition. No one would recognize the song anymore. The uniquely characteristic melody is lost and with it, the song itself, the memories, the associations. Unless we were skilled and talented composers and musicians, by changing the notes and rhythm we would most likely end up creating a dis-harmonic noise. Additionally, with the lyrics changed to a language we don’t understand, this noise would now have become completely meaningless to us. Chances are we don’t react to this type of “signal” anymore. It is as good as honking a horn.

This is precisely where BEMER’s research of signal configurations over the past 15 years has led to remarkable discoveries and developments of very peculiar and unique signal configurations which must not be altered. It it is important to preserve the signal configuration unaltered. Today, the BEMER signal is a well composed “song” carrying precise information which is recognized by our bodies, stimulating vasomotion and thus improving our microcirculation.

How do we use the BEMER device?

The new BEMER device generation comes in either the Classic or the Professional model. They both offer the same benefits and can both be enjoyed by people and our companion animals. The difference is simply that the Professional model comes with all the attachments and is some other features that make it the more cutting edge device.

Using the BEMER device is as easy as lying on the BEMER B.BODY mat and pushing the start button to the particular mode and program you wish to use for yourself or your animal. And then enjoying an 8 minute (or longer) session (with or without spot applicators) which improves microcirculation by up to 30%. 

Click here for a video presentation explaining BEMER tecnhology.

For more information, visit Art of Wellness or contact Celeste Yarnall at (818) 707-6331 or email celeste-AT-MoxxArt-DOT-com.

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!”