Three Health Benefits of Going Vegan

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As time goes by, a larger amount of people are deciding to make the switch to a vegan diet. Whereas veganism used to be something that was considered a little “taboo”, it is now widely regarded as a diet that is good for you in many ways. Not only that, but it is also known as one of the best ways to help the environment and the animals. In fact, according to several studies, going vegan was named as the single best thing anyone can do to reduce carbon emissions and reverse global warming – even more than if you were to stop driving a car altogether.

But while we can go on and on about the many benefits of veganism, that’s not where we’re here to do today. Instead, today we will discuss the many benefits that veganism offers for your health. It is a diet after all, and many people could benefit from a diet makeover. Why not make veganism the next diet you try and stick to?

Whether you’re still skeptical about veganism or are ready to jump straight into your (hopefully) new diet and lifestyle, we’re here to help. As mentioned earlier, a vegan diet comes with many benefits for just about every aspect of human existence, but today we’ll focus on health. Let’s take a look at three of the many health benefits of going vegan.

It can help you feel more energetic in your day (or night).

If you’re like many others, you may be suffering from a lack of sustained energy throughout the day, even if you’ve had your fair share of sleep. If you’re hoping to have more energy in your days (or nights), give a vegan diet a try.

Animal products are very heavy on the gut which makes them difficult to digest. As a result, it takes your digestive system more energy to digest meat and other animal products, thus causing you to feel more lazy and fatigued.

On the other hand, plants are easy on the gut. They’re packed with nutrients, water-dense, and give you a better overall bang for your buck, calories-speaking.

#2: You’ll be able to drop weight easier.

If your struggling to shed those last few pounds, a vegan diet can help you finally get the results you’ve been wanting. Several studies show that vegans tend to be slimmer and have an overall body mass index compared to their meat-eating friends.

The thing is, vegetables and other plants have a much lower caloric density and are high in fiber. This means that you can eat larger portions of plants, feel full, and still be eating fewer overall calories. Cool, right?

#3: It decreases your risk of bad health conditions.

Heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are some of the most common diseases that affect people around the world. While genetics do play a role, a large part of whether you develop these diseases or not is what you feed your body. You are what you eat, after all.

Research has proven that when you forgo animal-derived foods and opt for more fresh fruits, vegetables, and other plants, you’ll have a much lower risk of developing these bad dis-eases. In fact, studies show you’ll have as much as a 75% lower risk of developing high blood pressure and nearly a 42% lower risk of dying from heart disease (such as hypertension and heart failure).

You’ll also enjoy a much lower risk of developing many types of cancers, such as colorectal and lung cancer. Meanwhile, animal-based products have been proven to be filled with toxins like carcinogens and actually increase your risk of developing all the above diseases.

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Whats Really In Pet Food?

The Strange Link Between Human Grade And “Feed Grade” Commercial Pet Food

Unfortunately for us concerned pet owners, the U.S. commercial pet food industry is not held to the healthy standards we would expect and want for our four-legged family members. These sub-standards regularly leave our pets at unnecessary risk for short and long-term negative health consequences.

According to The Animal Protection Institute, the pet food industry provides a critical market for slaughterhouse “offal,”, which is the waste products from animals deemed unfit for human consumption. These animal waste products include intestines, udders, esophagi, and quite regularly, diseased and cancerous animal parts.

About 50% of each animal slaughtered for human consumption is not fit for us to eat. The rest of the animal, including the bones, blood, feathers, and almost all other parts not consumed by humans, is sold to the pet food industry. This “offal” is called animal “by-products.”

It’s a neat arrangement. The meat producers not only get rid of their “slop,” but they also get to make a profit off of it.   And it makes financial sense. It would be impossible for most commercial dog or cat foods to produce a 40-pound bag of quality food for a price point most of us would be willing or able to pay.

A Veil Of Secrecy

James Morris and Quinton Rogers, two professors with the Department of Molecular Biosciences at The University of California at Davis Veterinary School of Medicine, assert that “There is virtually no information on the bio-availability of nutrients for companion animals in many of the common dietary ingredients used in pet foods. These ingredients are generally by-products of the meat, poultry and fishing industries, with the potential for a wide variation in nutrient composition.

Many experts claim that feeding slaughterhouse wastes to animals increase their risk of getting cancer and other degenerative diseases. Meat and poultry meals, by-product meals, and meat-and-bone meal are common ingredients in pet foods.  These by-products are often comprised of rendered animal fat, restaurant grease, or other ingredients that are too unhealthy to be consumed by humans.

According to The Animal Protection Institute, “restaurant grease has become a regular component of feed-grade animal fat over the last fifteen years.” These fats are used as a filler as well as a flavor enhancer to get a cat or dog to eat food that he/she would normally not touch.

 Aside from pet food labeled, “human-grade pet food,” pet food does not abide by FDA standards and law. While we can freely access any information concerning food produced for human consumption through the FDA. Commercial food ingredients for our pets are only available for a steep fee, and even that information is regularly misleading and inaccurate.

Sub-par Pet Food Leads To Costly And Heartbreaking Health Problems In Our Pets

One of the many problems with this secrecy is that we end up feeding our beloved pets potentially cancer-causing agents such as BHA, BHT and ethoxyquin, to name a few. The use of these chemicals in pet foods has not been thoroughly studied, and long term build-up of these agents may ultimately be harmful. The fact that many feed-grade pet foods are produced from animals that have died by methods other than slaughter ultimately means that we are feeding diseased animals and animal by-products to our pets.


Even the wording used in our commercial pet foods is inaccurate and misleading. Almost every single pet food ingredient has an alternate meaning that is not the same as in human food. Unfortunately, those alternate meanings are not public information.

For example, chicken in pet food is not required to be actual meat from a chicken. It can be just skin and bones with little or no meat at all. Furthermore, it is not required to be inspected and deemed safe to consume. It can be “condemned” or “diseased.”  Aside from “human-grade” pet food, is held to a completely different standard than meat intended for human consumption.

In addition to diseased animal by-products in the U.S. pet food supply, the FDA recently issued a warning about phenobarbital in U.S. pet foods. “Most of us probably think that phenobarbital contamination comes from a few bad actors. New evidence is showing it may be a much more pervasive problem in the animal food supply than originally thought.”

Not Just For Our Animal Family Members, But Also For Our Planet

And, not only for the health of your animal but for the environment and planet as a whole, the ingredients we feed our pets should be as conscious as a choice as what we put in our own bodies.

The best diet for our pets would consist of consciously produced lean raw meat that includes bones for dogs and cats, grated raw and cooked vegetables, seeds, nuts, and fruits.

Just as with our health and well-being, we must take the lead in our pets’ health as well. With so much misleading information out there, coupled with sub-par ingredients, finding the right diet for our beloved animal companions can be overwhelming at best.

I devote my practice to helping you figure out the most health-conscious and cost-efficient way to feed your companion animals. By doing so, you can not only provide their optimal health and happiness but ensure they remain with you in good health for as long as possible.

Please contact me for a consultation today, and discover how your beloved, four-legged family members can live their healthiest lives with you for many years to come.

Detox is Not Just For Cats And Dogs, But for Equines, Too!

A Spotlight on Detoxification, Herbs and Horses. How to Administer Herbs?

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For those of us with horses, we know that these beautiful animals can experience a host of health issues; colic, sweet itch, laminitis, IR, the common horse cold and even a recurring cough in horses. Treating these common illnesses in horses can be costly and ineffective in promoting true healing.

We know that detoxification is a natural occurrence within the body. It is the body’s way of pushing harmful toxins and cellular wastes out of the system. Without a clean system, a horse becomes more susceptible to the various ills particular to their species, compromising their overall health, quality and quantity of life.

Excellent, overall horse health is largely driven by what we feed them. Horses should be able to graze all day on foods that are biologically designed for them, like grasses, fruits, barks, and flowers. Unfortunately, some horses in today’s world don’t have access to freely roam the way nature intended. Many are being fed nutrient-lacking hay a few times a day, along with commercial feeds. These feeds include grains that should be avoided, as they are high in acidosis and not natural to the equine species. This type of feeding causes horses to become susceptible to health issues like “colic.”

Lack of natural grazing, coinciding with their lack of freedom to roam is a reason for less than optimal health. While controversial, alfalfa is the smart choice, along with fruits, such as apple. They are excellent detoxifiers and help restore an alkaline PH to a horse. Even though horses have long GI tracks, it’s important to remember that they are alkaline beings. They have adrenal glands, kidneys, thyroids, and a lymphatic system just like we do.


The herbs in Our Healing Tea are an excellent place for a horse to begin. Because of the size and weight of horses, Our Healing Tea makes it much more cost effective than using tinctures. Using these herbs daily, coupled with adding a Superfood Blend, can help your horse live a long, strong life. These two products combined are
highly nutritive and medicinal. They help clean the blood, flush out the kidneys, clean and soothe the GI tract, boost the function of the adrenal and thyroid glands, and help reduce acidosis in your equine partner. Even seemingly irreversible lameness in horses has significantly been halted and reversed through the use of herbs and a natural diet.

Detox, Iridologist & Cellular Regeneration Specialist, Tamra Rose has created an easy way to administer herbs in the form of ”raw living herbal balls.” One of her clients, Teresa in California, uses this raw living herbal ball recipe as a practical way
to ensure her horse gets his daily dose of herbs and superfoods on days she cannot make it to her barn. These raw herb balls will not only be loved by your horse, but very beneficial to him as well!

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Raw Living Herbal Balls for Equines

Whether you choose to feed your horses the detoxifying herb balls, Tamra Rose suggests that equine caregivers also implement a natural feeding system to coincide with the herbs. Tamra endorses the signature diet created by Lisa St. John of Lavsage where you feed raw living buckets” full of fresh, leafy greens, flowers, fruits, raw nuts and seeds. Do this daily with your horses and they with love it! I



For more information about how to keep you, your dog, cat or horse’s health in optimum condition for years to come, contact or book Practitioner Support, Detox & Cellular Regeneration Specialist & Iridologist, Tamra Rose, here.

Raw Herbal Ball for Horses recipe

IMG_2857This recipe is for a 1200 lb horse but can be scaled down depending on weight. Here’s what you’ll need:

        • Organic pitted dates
        • Organic dried pineapple, mango, or other dried fruit
        • Organic shredded coconut
        • Blender or food processor
        • Raw nuts and seeds
        • Herb & Superfood ( 1/2 tablespoon to 1 tablespoon per ball)

Puree all of the fruit and scoop it in a large mixing bowl. You can soak two cups of dates overnight first if you like, I do this to make them extra soft. Add in at least a cup of ground chia and flax seeds. If you have pumpkin seeds etc., you may throw those in as well, just be sure a to only use ground seeds. 2 cups/large scoops of powdered superfood and/or wherever herb recipe I am using. (I have been known to toss a little apple cider vinegar and even some apple sauce in as well). If you feel like adding a small amount of spices, I suggest Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg, especially for the winter months. Once I get this all mixed together, I take out a small bowl and I add organic shredded coconut to it as the final step. I make approximately the size of a golf ball in my hand and then I drop it in the bowl of shredded coconut and roll it until it is covered. I often reuse BPA/BPS-free, cleaned plastic, take out food containers with snap on lids, as they seem to be just the right size to hold the balls. Keep them refrigerated until served. This batch may last a week. They stay fresh for at least a couple of weeks.

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Can I Detox My Cat?

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One of our most frequently asked questions is whether you can successfully detox cats. The answer is simply, yes!!

Detoxification is a natural process that takes place in a cat’s body, but we are finding that many cats are in a weakened state of health. So they need more than just a “healthy whole food diet” to cleanse and regenerate their failing health. This is where Cellular Botanical Herbs come in. They are crucial to the detoxification process.

We must keep in mind that cats are true carnivores, not frugivores like humans, and not omnivores like dogs. Cats also do not possess GI tracts that can digest and absorb fruits. So, when detoxing a cat, we must rely solely on herbs and a raw diet that is biologically appropriate for their species. Cats do need a little vegetable matter in their diet, and in the wild, they will get this from other animal’s pre-digested grasses. This is why I love using Dr. Morse’s Superfood I with cats. It is packed with greens, nutrients, and superfoods.

Commercial pet foods have been falsely marketed and implemented for human convenience, and not for the benefit of our animal’s quality of life. With that said, I highly recommend that animal caretakers begin to slowly transition their cats to a raw diet, before starting a herbal protocol for optimal results.


Kibbles, in particular, have very low water content and are cooked at escalating temperatures, making them carcinogenic. Most are cooked numerous times in order to preserve a shelf life, and they lack quality and nutrition. This type of commercial feeding may wreak havoc on your pet’s urinary tract and compromise their kidney function. If your cat cannot metabolize, digest, absorb, and utilize the nutrition within the body, the body will begin to become unbalanced. We know that once one system is compromised, the others will follow. Raw whole foods are what nature intended and no animal in the wild eats cooked food.

When beginning a detox protocol you may see your cat may put up a fight (more than dogs will) when it comes to consuming herbs. I highly recommend glycerin tinctures over the alcohol based ones, especially for cats. More than likely, your cat may not eat their food when herbs are present. This is not the case for everyone. I have heard of some cats having no issues ingesting the herbs.

I Detoxed My Cat and Dog!

Can I Detox My Cat?

Why I Won’t Use MSM With My Pets

MSM (Methylsulfonlmenthane) is a supplement promoted for people and pets with
arthritis. MSM contains a sulfur-containing isolated compound and is a fungal proliferate. These isolated compounds are lymphatic suppressors and although MSM has been reported to help take pain away in the beginning, long-term usage may lead to fungal issues and serious health problems. Sulfa turns into uric acid in the body which actually “results “in Rheumatoid arthritis.

It’s almost daily that I hear someone has put their pet on a MSM supplement. People are always shocked to learn of my opposing view because so many people, medical doctors, Veterinarians, and holistic medical professionals alike support and promote these so-called health aids.

Dr Robert Morse, N.D. has found in his 40 years of practice that almost all of his clients with pain due to arthritis have a very high sulfur content. The last thing we want to do is put more sulfur in the body.

As you can see from this person’s eye photo, the orange color signifies high sulfurorange and fungus. The eye should be blue. Sulfur leads to damage by getting into the gut wall and making one feel like they have IBS or acid reflux all the time. ( see issue of “Osteoarthritis and Cartilage”, published in 2006, Dr. L.S. Kim)

In many of today’s TV commercials companies are even coming out with skin care products that are free of sulfates. They seem to be aware of the dangers of sulfa yet these billion dollar supplement companies are still promoting internal usage. Something is VERY wrong with that.

Instead of getting stuck in treatment based thinking and using these isolates that cause more problems in the body, the focus should be on the kidneys and the lymphatic fluids. In many cases where people or pets have Rheumatoid arthritis we also find that adrenals are down. The adrenals sit on top of the kidneys and they are important because they supply neurotransmitters and steroid production.
We have seen many people and animals detox these acids out of the body with an alkaline diet and herbal detoxification protocol.

For many years,  I was bought and sold on MSM products. I thought they were healthy. I thought they were the answer to help the animals in my care.  Today, I am more interested in looking at the reasons behind a health ailment and working on regeneration and cleansing the natural and safe way.  Looking at the body as a whole and treating the body not the dis-ease.

Like many of you out there I, too don’t want my pet to suffer but its important to understand the dangers and the long-term effects of these isolates and supplements circulating in the pet care world. If it’s not from nature or in organic form then it is probably a wise decision to avoid it.

I recommend an herbal product to help alleviate joint pains.  Although we must understand first and foremost that detoxification is the core focus, this formula was created in addition to help remove inflammation (anti-inflammatory) from the tissues of the body and to assist the body in rebuilding its tissues. Dr Morses Healthy Joints can be purchased through



Keep it simple, pure and natural.

Blessings be,

Tamra Rose ~ Rawlife Health Coach ~ Natural Healing for Hands, Hoof and Paws~


News! Fresh Fruit Consumption Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and Diabetic Complications

In a research article published in PLOS Medicine, Huaidong Du of the University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom and colleagues report that greater consumption of fresh fruit was associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, as well as reduced occurrence of complications in people with diabetes, in a Chinese population.

The Natural Healthy Pill Holder for Dogs

Many people want to know how to get dogs to eat their herb capsules without having to use those toxic “pill treats” that are clearly not healthy or natural.


A great alternative are dates. They are a good source of various vitamins and minerals and dogs love them.

Dates are also a good source of energy, sugar and fiber.

Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found in dates.

Dates contains vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.w- “Nutrition facts”


Dates are a great choice. They are simple sugars that are healthy for dogs. You can even even add them to your and your dog’s smoothies.

Dogs and Cancer; When Your Vet Tells You to “Go Home. “

Lately, I’ve been coming across many people telling me that their veterinarian has instructed them to, “NOT TREAT THEIR PET’S CANCER” due to location, size, or that they are unable to remove it. As far as they were concerned, nothing more they could be done, besided chemo, so the words, “JUST GO HOME AND SPEND WHATEVER TIME YOU HAVE LEFT” is their only advice.

First of all, I can’t tell you how absurd that is. We can clean, strengthen, and regenerate the pet’s cells and tissues through DETOXIFICATION because ALL cancers are inflammation of acid build-up of cellular toxicity. I wish I had understtod this years ago when I started an animal rescue charity in Los Angeles. Back then I did everything the veterinarians instructed me to do. I allowed aggressive therapy treatments on myself and the animals.

Chemo has the PH much like that of draino or battery acid, which results in more over-toxicity. At first, these treatments will appear to reduce a tumor or stop cancer, but then it ends up coming out more fierce throughout the body.

DETOXIFICATION is essential in the elimination of abnormal cells. I’ve witnessed many individuals and pets take back their health and thrive after a diagnosis of having weeks to months to live. When we address the imbalance, instead of suppressing symptomatology, the DETOX process will strengthen cells by removing obstructions and acids that cause inflammation, and block nutrition to the cells.  For this to be effective, we also need to understand and support how the organs and body systems work.

Supplementing on numerous isolates will not help in the restoration of cells, either. I see many holistic practitioners load up dogs (and people for that matter) on dozens of supplements. The body sees these isolates as foreign substances in the body and cannot metabolize them because they are inorganic and not in whole natural form.  Sure, some may see a little improvement at first, but its all a waste of time and money in my opinion.

Do yourself a favor and DITCH all the supplements. Get on a whole body feeding system with foods that are alive and species appropriate. Follow nature. Do not allow any person or doctor tell you that “nothing else” can be done.

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